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,…

Your guide to Lake Travis Fishing. Our Lake Travis Fishing Report is brought to you monthly. Written by Professional Austin fishing guide, tournament angler and owner of Torwick’s Guiding Service, Tyler Torwick. You can contact Tyler by phone (512) 910-7255, or book a trip directly online. August 2022 If you know anything at all about…

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,…

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…

So you’re visiting Lake Travis….. welcome ! We’ve put together a short guide to fun on the Lake. Here we go…… Lake Travis is a BIG lake. There is no central/single point of access. The lake is 63.75 miles long, has over 271 miles of shoreline and its maximum width is 4.5 miles. The lake…

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,…

Jaws on the Water on Lake Travis has been postponed for the 2022 Season Beginning June 2021…You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat Yes it’s back. The summer’s most sought after movie event returns for it’s 7th year (after a COVID break in 2020). JAWS ON THE WATER returns to The Volente Beach Resort and Beachside…

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…

Here are the best parks on Lake Travis. There are 17 parks on Lake Travis. The parks are operated by the Lower Colorado River Authority, Travis County Parks, and private park owners. Several of these parks provide campgrounds, beaches, picnic areas, boat ramps and opportunities for shoreline fishing. Entrance and/or launch fees are charged at…

Here’s our list of the Best Lake Travis Party Barges. Lake Travis has THE BIGGEST fleet of Party Barges in the state. No better way to enjoy the pristine waters than a ride out to Starnes Island with 50 of your closest friends. Premier Party Cruises Premier Party Cruises is home to some of the…