So your planning a trip to Lake Travis and you’d like to camp out. Well fear not, you’ve got plenty of options. Lake Travis has more than 15 county, LCRA (Lower Colorado River Authority) and private parks (8 with campgrounds). Below are your Lake Travis camping options….

Krause Springs

Krause Springs - Hill Country Natural Springs Swimming Hole
Krause Springs – Hill Country Natural Springs Swimming Hole

Primitive Camping & RV Sites

Krause Springs is an iconic camping & swimming site located in the beautiful Hill Country of Texas near Lake Travis. The 115 acre property is listed on the National Registry of Historical Sites and has been privately owned by the Krause Family for over 50 years. There are 32 springs on the property, and several feed the man-made pool and the natural pool which flows into Lake Travis. It’s a refreshing treat to swim in the Springs during the hot summers of Texas! If camping is in your plans, there is primitive tent camping as well as 24 RV sites with water and electricity available.

More Info: Krause Springs
Where: 404 Krause Spring Rd
Phone: (830) 693-4181

   

Planet Rock Glamping

Planet Rock - Austin Lake Travis Glamping
Planet Rock – Austin Lake Travis Glamping

Improved Camping & Cottages

Planet Rock in Austin, TX brings glamour camping to Lake Travis. Seven themed furnished tents and a 2 bedroom house on property, to accommodate 20+ people. To get the most of out of your Austin Glamp experience, we recommend groups of at least 10 to reserve the grounds for the whole weekend. You’ll have a blast and make some memories that last a lifetime. Keep it weird, and Glamp in Austin! Two private acres with 3 outdoor grills, 2 fire pits, outdoor ping pong table, archery, giant beer pong, over-sized Jenga, bean bag toss, washers, horse shoes and an optional movie theater.

More Info: Planet Rock
Where: 5401 Hudson Bend Rd
Phone: (512) 648-3788

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Windy Point Park

Campers at Windy Point Park on Lake Travis.
Campers at Windy Point Park on Lake Travis.

Primitive camping.

Each year, thousands of families and groups come west of Austin to enjoy the picturesque scenery and inviting clear waters of Lake Travis. More and more are discovering that Windy Point Park is a great place to relax and enjoy an outdoor meal, in the comfort of a beautiful picnic ground, without the crowds. Convenient to Austin, Windy Point Park is also a fun destination campground. Tent camping is primitive style, but the groomed lawn and abundant shade trees help to make it feel civilized. Clean restrooms, showers & dressing rooms are available for your comfort. Whether picnicking till sunset or camping overnight, Windy Point Park is a great place to rediscover some peace of mind.

More Info: Windy Point Park
Where: 6506 Bob Wentz Park Road
Phone: (512) 266-3337

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La Hacienda RV Resort & Cottages

La Hacienda Lake Travis RV Park
La Hacienda Lake Travis RV Park.

Full Services RV Pads & Cottages

La Hacienda Lake Travis RV Park, cottages, office & business center, pool & hot tub, 4 hole chip & putt, 24 hour fitness center, laundry facility, (handicap) bath house, dog park, picnic area & children’s playscape, special event pavilion & clubhouse.

More Info: La Hacienda RV Resort
Where: 5220 Hudson Bend Rd
Phone: (512) 266-8001

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Pace Bend Park

Under the stars at Pace Bend Park on Lake Travis. Davee Le  photo.
Under the stars at Pace Bend Park on Lake Travis. Davee Le photo.

Primitive and improved camping.

Pace Bend Park is located in far western Travis County in the Hill Country of central Texas. With more than nine miles of shoreline along scenic Lake Travis, Pace Bend is one of the most popular areas in the Highland Lakes region, offering visitors a wide range of recreational opportunities. The west side of the park features high, limestone cliffs and numerous rocky coves with some of the most impressive views available of Lake Travis, especially at sunset

More info: Pace Bend Park
Where: 2011 Pace Bend Rd N
Phone: (512) 264-1482

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Arkansas Bend Park

Photo courtesy Lower Colorado River Authority.
Photo courtesy Lower Colorado River Authority.

Primitive camping.

One of the most isolated and untouched parks in Travis County, this peaceful 323-acre park lies on the north shore of Lake Travis near the community of Lago Vista and combines many of the best qualities of other Lake Travis parks. The parks’ two miles of shoreline offer opportunities for hiking, fishing, camping, picnicking and lake access via an excellent boat ramp. Several inviting, shaded picnic and camping areas are situated along a bluff above a gently sloping, rocky waterfront.

More info: Arkansas Bend Park
Where: 16900 Cherry Ln
Phone: (512) 854-7275

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Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area

Primitive camping.

Mountain bike and hike to your heart’s delight at this 654-acre park that has 9.8 miles of trails. Take in the scenic lake views at the large, secluded campsites. Picnic tables and grills are available at the campsites.

More info: Muleshoe Bend Bend
Where: 2820 Co Rd 414
Phone: (855) 392-7638

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Turkey Bend Recreation Area

Lake Travis Camping
Photo courtesy of Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA).

Primitive camping.

This 1,047-acre park is located along the north Lake Travis shoreline. Picnic tables and grills are available at the park’s campsites.

More info: Turkey Bend
Where: 4000 Shaw Dr
Phone: (855) 392-7638

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Grelle Recreation Area

Lake Travis Camping
Fire duties camping on Lake Travis.

Primitive camping.

This 276-acre park is wrapped around an isolated cove on the south shore of Lake Travis. With 7 miles of wooded trails, Grelle Recreation Area is ideal for horseback riding and hiking. Picnic tables and grills are available at the park’s campsites.

More info: Grelle Recreation Area
Where: Co Rd 412
Phone: (512) 473-3366

Shaffer Bend Recreation Area

Lake Travis Camping
G’nite John Boy.

Primitive camping.

Saddle up or tighten your laces because this 508-acre park has diverse terrain great for both horseback riding and hiking. While you’re out exploring, take a moment to enjoy the scenic overlooks surrounding this lakeside park. Picnic tables and grills are available at the park’s campsites.

More info: Shaffer Bend
Where: 706 Co Rd 343A
Phone: (855) 392-7638

Camp Creek Recreation Area

Lake Travis Camping
Breakfast on the griddle.

Video produced by Daniel Burns

Primitive camping.

Saddle up or tighten your laces because this 508-acre park has diverse terrain great for both horseback riding and hiking. While you’re out exploring, take a moment to enjoy the scenic overlooks surrounding this lakeside park. Picnic tables and grills are available at the park’s campsites.

More info: Camp Creek
Where: 1221 Co Rd 343
Phone: (855) 392-7638

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