Lake Travis near Austin Texas
In the Highland Lakes of Texas

Lake Travis near Austin, Texas

Lake Travis is the fifth lake down in the chain of Highland Lakes on the Colorado River in central Texas. Starting at Austin, Lake Travis winds its way northwest through the central Texas Hill Country for over 60 miles.  It is the longest of the 7 Highland Lakes and is very popular for boating.  At the widest point the lake is 4.5 miles wide.

boating on Lake Travis
Lake Travis is ideal for all types of boating.

There are four communities located around the shores of Lake Travis.   On the south side of Lake Travis, closer to Austin, on Highway 620 is the Golfing community of Lakeway.

houses along shore of Lake Travis

On the north side of the lake are two communities; Lago Vista, another Golfing community, and Jonestown.  Both of these communities are on Highway 1431.

On the northwest side of Lake Travis is the community of Briarcliff.   It is directly across the lake from Lago Vista.  It can be reached by taking Hwy 2322 east from Highway 71.

Entrance to Lakeway Photo
Entrance to Lakeway from Hwy 620

Lakeway and Lago Vista are both nice communities for both golf and retirement.  Both communities are an easy half hour to 45 minute drive to Austin.   They are located in the rolling hills of the central Texas Hill Country which offers fantastic views of the lake and the surrounding hills. 

Condos in Lakeway on Lake Travis
Condos in Lakeway with lake view

There are many nice homes, condos and building lots in the communities around Lake Travis that offer outstanding views of the lake and the hill country.

Boating, fishing and golf are very popular around Lake Travis.

Planning on bringing your boat to the Highland Lakes?
Clean, Drain and Dry your boat to prevent the spread of zebra mussels and other invasive species.

 

boating on Lake Travis  sailboat on Lake Travis
You will see all kinds of boats on Lake Travis.

Mansfield Dam Sign The Joseph J. Mansfield Dam
to the northwest of Austin was
finished in 1941 to form Lake Travis.

Until recently the dam was part of Hwy 620 and traffic drove over the top of the dam.  A large bridge has now been built to route the traffic on Hwy 620 down below the dam.

Mansfield Dam Photo
Photo taken from below the dam


Services Available around Lake Travis:

Lake Travis Hideaway Lake House
Over 250 feet of some of the best waterfront on Lake Travis.  It has a boat dock / fishing pier, swimming platform, boat launch, nature trails, one acre of waterfront property, and more.  Large covered porch with lake view.  Will sleep up to 6 in beds.

White Owl Retreat - Cabin on Lake Travis
This charming cabin is located on 5 beautiful waterfront acres on Lake Travis.  This recently, completely renovated cabin has a large covered back porch with a view of the lake, a fireplace and more.  Enjoy nature at its best at this delightful cabin.

Sailing Austin
Pleasure cruises on Lake Travis in Austin.  Perfect for Mother's Day, Father's Day, Valentine's Day, intimate birthdays, wedding proposal and anniversaries! Or any day you feel like catching a ray of sunshine or getting out of the city. Island time is moored at the Marshall Ford Marina in charming Austin, Texas, just minutes from downtown.

Lago Vista Golf Club
Lago Vista Golf Club combines breath-taking scenery with incredible golf.  This par 72 18-hole championship golf course designed by architect David Bennett, offers over 6500 yards of challenging play.  Lago Vista sits peacefully on the North shore of Lake Travis and has been a premier golf resort for over twenty years.

Lakeway Golf Club
The Lakeway Golf Club is located in Lakeway near Lake Travis.  They have two 18 hole courses: the Live Oak and the Yaupon.  They are located approximately 3 miles apart, each with snack bar and grill areas available.

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Lake Travis Map
Map of Lake Travis

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