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Shaffer Bend Recreation Area

706 County Road 343a, Marble Falls, TX 78654-3530
+1 512-473-3366
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We loved hiking here but the lake view trail was knee deep in weeds but all other trails were... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Myriam M
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Fredericksburg, Texas
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Not a Rec Area for Everyone

This recreation area is fairly close to Marble Falls, TX where we were staying. We took the drive... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2017
davenak3
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MN
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Shaffer Bend Recreation Area, with 523 acres, is one of LCRA's largest recreation areas on Lake Travis. The terrain, ranging from bottomlands to bluffs and hills, makes for good hiking. The undeveloped recreation area is good for camping, but campers should be aware that there is no potable water or electricity. There is one portable toilet in the camping area and one waterless restroom at the en
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3 weeks ago
“Hiking trip”
25 Apr 2017
“Not a Rec Area for Everyone”
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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706 County Road 343a, Marble Falls, TX 78654-3530
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+1 512-473-3366
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved hiking here but the lake view trail was knee deep in weeds but all other trails were great, spent 2 hrs hiking, some trails are pretty rough, very rustic surroundings and view of the river is great. Bathroom facilities only at entrance and...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2017

This recreation area is fairly close to Marble Falls, TX where we were staying. We took the drive to visit Shaffer Bend. It was a bit off the highway, and not a lot to see upon arrival. However, if you're looking for peace and quiet,...More

3  Thank davenak3
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

We stayed in site 10 for July 4th weekend. We were located about 30 yards from Lake Travis. This is an excellent little camp site with beautiful scenery and active waters(Boats and swimmers) This is one of the best located camp sites I have found,...More

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Reviewed 6 December 2015

Pretty place on the Colorado River. Owned by Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) Unattended area. You fill out an envelope and pay by the car load. The road down to the river is paved most of the way. There are restrooms at the entrance area,...More

3  Thank OWL78654
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

Unattractive area, unwelcoming entrance attendants, no amenities, nothing to do. Not sure why this place exists.

4  Thank Virginia A
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