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 covers 18,929 acres. As the “Crown Jewel” of the Central Texas Highland Lakes, Lake Travis is THE most visited freshwater recreational vacation destination in the state. Lake Travis’ limestone bottom results in it’s unique crystal clear blue waters, making it a freshwater haven for water enthusiasts.
A typical call into our office is – is Lake Travis open? or how do we get in Lake Travis? Lake Travis is always open except for weather events like flooding or severe drought. We always explain there are hundreds of points of access to a 64 mile long lake, and LakeTravis.com is a great starting point to browse before you head this way.
There are plenty of lodging options on Lake Travis. Hotels, vacation rentals, bed & breakfasts, RV parks, houseboats and campgrounds. Check out our Best Of pages to find your pillow on the lake. Check out our Best Lake Travis Camping page for tent camping options.
If you are coming to visit Lake Travis you’ll likely be spending some time on the water, and boy does Lake Travis deliver here.
- Parks – If you’re day tripping, a visit to one of Lake Travis’ many lakeside parks may be perfect for you. Lake Travis parks allow for a variety of activities such as picnicking, grilling, swimming, hiking, boat ramp access and more.
- Boat Rentals – There are an abundance of watercraft rental options on Lake Travis. Houseboats, party barges, ski / wakeboard / wakesurf boats, pontoon boats, jet skis and wave runners, sailboats, kayaks and stand-up paddle boards, and flyboarding.
- Marinas – There are 20+ marina’s on Lake Travis. These facilities include boat access, covered and uncovered on-water slips, drystack, yacht clubs, ships stores and fuel docks.
- Boat Sales and Service – If your looking to become a watercraft owner, Lake Travis is home to some of the nations Top Boat Dealers. If your watercraft needs service or towing, local Lake Travis businesses have you covered there as well.
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Not all of the fun on Lake Travis is on the water. Shopping, restaurants, vineyards, craft breweries, spirit distilleries, live music, golf and waterparks line the lake in abundance. Check our Best Of pages for great ideas in Lake Entertainment. Check our Upcoming Events Page to find out what’s happening on the lake during your stay.
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If you’d rather not go it alone, Lake Travis has award-winning tour operators. Boating, good eats, and aerial tours can show you the local’s favorites and spectacular views over Lake Travis.
We hope you have a great stay on the lake and look forward to your visit. Please feel free to call us (512) 261-5121 or peruse our site for any further questions you may have.