Lake Travis

Lake Travis, Lago Vista: Address, Lake Travis Reviews: 4/5

About
Popular recreational lake near Austin.
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Popular mentions

4.0
108 reviews
Excellent
53
Very good
29
Average
20
Poor
5
Terrible
1

Nicky&Lete
Bend, OR10 contributions
Lake Travis
Jul 2021 • Family
This place is a breathe of fresh air coming from a more inland part of Texas such as Dallas. It’s rolling hills and lush vegetation set it apart from the flat land you associate with most of Texas. When you first get to the lago vista area you are taken back with the wonderful lake views and quant suburbs nestled in the hills. It is a place with a plethora of outdoor activities. We opted to rent a boat and zip line while in the area. Make sure to drive safety as there are herds of cute deer that will come up to you and eat out of your hand. Adorable place overall. Make sure to stop at the local grocery store because once at your rental it is around a 15-20 minute drive back into town. Also there is a food truck court that we never got around to visiting but it looks like a fun time. Great for the whole family
Written 21 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jerry D
2 contributions
Not fun anymore.
May 2021 • Friends
Provide more public access. Access to the lake is limited amd requires a fee. Be sure to have a plan before going, or you will be disappointed. Traffic is terrible. The Lake is not enjoyable as it was 20+ years ago.
Written 2 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rodrigo V
Guadalajara, Mexico281 contributions
Not worth paying the park entrance
Dec 2020
The price entrance cost is pretty steep to just step next to the lake, it is better to do a water activity in other lake entrance or to go to the Oasis for the views.
Written 4 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Brette K
Katy, TX19 contributions
Lake Travis Fun
Jun 2020 • Family
We rented a pontoon boat from Liquid thrills. They were very thorough. The boat was excellent and we were able to go several miles for boating fun and we stopped a few times for some swimming time. The lake was not busy at all. We were out on the first Tuesday in June at 10 am for 4 hours. The weather was cloudy and the water temperature was on the cool side. We rented another pontoon boat from Lago Vista Boat Rentals. They were friendly and we got the nicest boat in their fleet. We had the same experience as earlier in the week. The 2nd trip was the first Friday in June at 10:30 am for 4 hours. The weather was totally sunny and the water temp was far more comfortable, refreshing but not too cool. There was a bit more activity on the lake but not too busy. Both rental companies were fine. Due to availablity, we needed to use two companies. Book ahead if you can. We waited to see the weather before booking. We will definitely be back!
Written 6 June 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Randy B
New Braunfels, TX216 contributions
Excellent Recreation Lake
Mar 2020
Large rock cliffs and beautiful clear water lake. It’s extremely long and covers a lot of area. We have had some luck fishing for white bass and catfish. Perfect lake to take a cruise in the boat or ride the jet ski. The views are spectacular.
Written 4 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

mr_larry_smith
Austin, TX1,101 contributions
The best views around Austin
Jan 2020 • Couples
A visit to Lake Travis provides awesome views, even in the dead of winter. The sunsets from vantage points on the east are the best ( try the Oasis). Any time of day works well. If course normal lake activities are great in the warmer times of years but January still provides great views.
Written 1 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

KELLI c
Lake Arthur, LA121 contributions
Great place to cool off!
Aug 2019 • Family
This lake is beautiful! Super clear. We loved the scenery. The teenagers loved the trip to waterloo for the obstacle course. We also enjoyed it quite a bit more than we thought we would. Hoping to check out a few more places next time including pace bend.
Written 6 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sarah A
Kleinburg, Canada216 contributions
Great way to spend the day
Sep 2019 • Friends
We rented a Ski Boat from “Just for Fun,” and boated around the lake. It was beautiful, lots of space and large houses. It was the day after labour day so not that busy. Highly recommendes
Written 3 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Moved2Texas
Austin, TX2,612 contributions
Beautiful Lake!
Jul 2019 • Friends
We visited Lake Travis at JK Park in Lago Vista, TX. We did some kayaking, fly fishing and just enjoying the time by the water. Speaking of which, the water is very warm and fairly clear in July. There are a fair number of boats on the water during summer weekends so be careful out there.

It is a very scenic lake with some beautiful hills surrounding the water. There many parks around the lake shore although some are controlled by local POA's and not open to the public.

Written 7 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Richard
Castle Rock, CO12 contributions
One big lake !!
May 2019 • Family
Best enjoyed if your accommodations include a view of the lake. Some smaller park areas are owned by local HOA associations. There are no bridges connecting the North and South areas of the lake -- a Longg way around.
If you are a fisherman, plan on getting a fishing guide to take you to the best fishing spots.
Written 14 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 100
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing