Will Taylor

Austinite for 29 years, owner and publisher of LakeTravis.com, street photographer, cyclist and amateur mountaineer. Splits time between homes in Austin and Crested Butte, Colorado.

It’s that time of year. Here are the Best Lake Travis Holiday events on and around the lake. The Holiday Arts Market Hill Country Galleria has transformed the Central Plaza into a holiday market open to the public Fridays and Saturdays from November 25th – December 24th, Located within one of the most beautiful places…

Lake Travis’ most familiar landmark archipelago, Starnes Island, was simply a hill in Travis County until the early part of the 1940’s when Mansfield Dam was built on the Colorado River creating Lake Travis. Starnes is located in the Sandy Creek arm of the lake. The island is also know to some as Monkey Island,…

September 15-18, 2022 With an eye to showcasing filmmakers around the globe with authenticity, vision, and purpose, the Lake Travis Film Fest is a destination for cultural tourists and the film industry. Adjacent to Austin, our community provides some of the best views in Central Texas. Lake Travis Film Festival offers a boutique cinema in…

Just northwest of Austin’s is Texas’s most visited lake, Lake Travis. This lake is BIG folks.  It’s 63.75 miles long, has over 271 miles of shoreline and its maximum width is 4.5 miles. Lake Travis is THE most visited freshwater recreational vacation destination in the state. It’s limestone bottom results in it’s unique crystal clear…

Is it safe to swim in Lake Travis ? The short answer is YES, by exercising common sense swimming safety. Hundreds of thousands of people swim annually in Lake Travis. Lake Travis is one of Texas’ largest lakes and the state’s most visited. Boat traffic on the water can be very high during peak season,…

Looking for a day of fun on Lake Travis ? Try out one of the great kayak and SUP rental companies on the lake. Lake Travis offers single, double and paddle kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, canoes, sailing dingys and deliver-to-your-site options. You’ll get up close and personal with the water and get some great exercise in…

Austin’s Lake Travis is the most visited freshwater lake in the state of Texas. It’s a mecca for water sports, lakeside dining and live music. Check out our best Lake Travis lakeside restaurants. All have great lake views, most are accessible by boat. Take the challenge. Fire up your boat and do the Lake Travis…

We’ve looked at our site analytics. We’ve found the Top things to do on Lake Travis ranked by pageviews. We’ve said it before, Lake Travis is a BIG lake. It’s 63.75 miles long, has over 271 miles of shoreline. It’s also the the most commercially active reservoir in the state. It’s crystal clear blue waters,…

Multiple days of activities, celebrations, parades and fireworks mark the 4th of July Independence Day holiday on Lake Travis. At the top of this page are dates and times for parades and fireworks on Lake Travis over the 2022 Independence Day holiday. Scroll to the bottom of this page for a list of ALL the…

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