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Lake-Travis is a reservoir in central Texas that is part of the seven reservoirs known collectively as the Highland Lakes. Lake Travis is probably the most visited of the Highland Lakes due to its' proximity to the city of Austin. The other lakes included in the group are Lake Buchanan, Inks Lake, Lake LBJ, Lake Marble Falls, Lake Austin and Lady Bird Lake. Lake Travis was formed in 1942 by the construction of Mansfield Dam on the Colorado River and on the western edge of Austin. It has the largest storage capacity of the seven Highland Lakes, and curves 65 miles upriver from western Travis County into southern Burnet County to Max Starcke Dam, southwest of the town of Marble Falls. Lake Travis is used for flood control, water supply, electrical power generation and recreation. It's very popular for boating, fishing, swimming and scuba diving. Fish present in the lake include largemouth bass, white bass, striped bass, catfish and sunfish. Other activities at the lake include camping, picnicking, hiking and zip lining. Nude bathing and swimming is permitted at Hippie Hollow Park near the eastern end of Lake Travis. It's the only clothing optional park in the state of Texas. You'll also find plenty of lakeside restaurants at Lake Travis, and activities for children, also. Lake Travis is considered one of the cleanest lakes in Texas.

Surrounding areas: Lago Vista, Texas (5.3 mi), Highland Hills, Texas (10.5 mi), Leander, Texas (11.4 mi), Austin, Texas (14.7 mi), Dripping Springs, Texas (19.1 mi), Georgetown, Texas (20.1 mi), Driftwood, Texas (21.9 mi)

Lake Travis Vacation Rentals

Lake Travis Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Lakeway Resort & Spa101 Lakeway DrAustin, TX5.6 mi.(512) 261-6600
Hampton Inn & Suites Austin Cedar Park10811 Pecan Park BlvdAustin, TX7.4 mi.(512) 249-0045
Crossland12621 Hymeadow RdAustin, TX7.6 mi.(512) 331-4747
Extended Stay Deluxe12424 Research BlvdAustin, TX8.6 mi.(512) 219-6500
Hilton Garden Inn/Austin NW Arboretum11617 Research BlvdAustin, TX8.6 mi.(512) 241-1600
Best Western Cedar Inn425 E Whitestone BlvdCedar Park, TX8.6 mi.(512) 259-7300
Comfort Inn300 E WhitestoneCedar Park, TX8.6 mi.(512) 259-1810
Barton Creek Resort & Club8212 Barton Club DrAustin, TX9.6 mi.(512) 329-4000
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites1605 E Whitestone BlvdCedar Park, TX9.6 mi.(512) 259-8200
Renaissance Austin Hotel9721 Arboretum BlvdAustin, TX9.8 mi.(512) 343-2626
Courtyard By Marriott Autsin Northwest9409 Stonelake BlvdAustin, TX10.4 mi.(512) 502-8100
Bradford Homesuites - Austin10001 N Capital Of Texas HwyAustin, TX10.5 mi.(888) 486-7829
Staybridge Suites Austin Arboretum10201 Stonelake BlvdAustin, TX10.5 mi.(512) 349-0888
Candlewood Suites9701 Stonelake BlvdAustin, TX10.6 mi.(512) 338-1611
Embassy Suites Aboretum9505 Stonelake BlvdAustin, TX10.6 mi.(512) 372-8771
Hampton Inn NW Austin3908 W Braker LnAustin, TX10.6 mi.(512) 349-9898
Holiday Inn Austin Northwest Plaza8901 Business Park DrAustin, TX10.6 mi.(512) 343-0888
Residence Inn By Marriot Austin Northwest3713 Tudor BlvdAustin, TX10.6 mi.(512) 502-8200
Amerisuites3612 Tudor BlvdAustin, TX10.7 mi.(512) 231-8491
Hawthorn Suites Northwest Austin8888 Tallwood DrAustin, TX10.7 mi.(512) 343-0008
Extended Stay America10100 N Capital Of Texas HwyAustin, TX10.8 mi.(512) 231-1520
Homewood Suites Hotel NW Austin10925 Stonelake BlvdAustin, TX10.8 mi.(512) 349-9966
Springhill Suites By Marriott Austin NW10936 Stonelake BlvdAustin, TX10.8 mi.(512) 349-0444
Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott Austin NW11201 N Mo Pac ExpyAustin, TX10.9 mi.(512) 527-0734
Econo Lodge9102 Burnet RdAustin, TX11.6 mi.(512) 835-7070
Extended Stay Deluxe2700 Gracy Farms LnAustin, TX11.9 mi.(512) 833-0898
Oakwood Worldwide Gables @ The Terrace2301 S MopacAustin, TX12.4 mi.(512) 343-2340
Oakwood Worldwide Summit @ Las Palmas5701 S MopacAustin, TX12.4 mi.(512) 343-2340
Intown Suites Austin9909 N Lamar BlvdAustin, TX13.5 mi.(512) 719-3993
Amerisuites Austin N7522 I H 35 NorthAustin, TX13.8 mi.(512) 323-2121
Austin Comfort Inn700 Delmar AveAustin, TX13.8 mi.(512) 302-5576
Mansion At Judges' Hill1900 Rio GrandeAustin, TX13.8 mi.(512) 495-1800
Park Plaza Austin6000 Middle Fiskville RdAustin, TX13.8 mi.(512) 451-5757
Days Inn Austin North820 E Anderson LnAustin, TX13.9 mi.(512) 835-4311
Residence Inn By Marriott Austin North/parmer Ln12401 Lamar BlvdAustin, TX13.9 mi.(512) 977-0544
Super 8 Motel-austin N8128 N I H 35Austin, TX13.9 mi.(512) 339-1300
Fairfield Inn959 Reinli StAustin, TX14.0 mi.(512) 302-5550
Quailty Inn909 E Koenig LnAustin, TX14.0 mi.(512) 452-4200
Ramada-Austin Central919 E Koenig LnAustin, TX14.0 mi.(512) 454-1144
Baymont Inn7100 I-35 NAustin, TX14.2 mi.(512) 452-9401
Bed & Breakfast
Fairview Bed & Breakfast1304 Newning AveAustin, TX15.5 mi.(512) 444-4746
Historic Page House Tea Room & Bed & BRKFST1000 Leander RdGeorgetown, TX19.0 mi.(512) 863-8979

Lake Travis Weather & Climate

Central Texas has a humid subtropical climate. Summers are hot and humid, with prevailing winds from the Gulf of Mexico. Winters are mild and relatively dry. Snowfall is rare, but ice storms occur about once every two years or so. On average, central Texas receives 33.6 inches of rain per year, mostly in the spring and fall. Severe thunderstorms are also possible in the springtime. Bright sunshine prevails, however, most of the time, with the area receiving nearly 2,650 hours of sun per year. The highest recorded temperature in central Texas was 112 F. on September 5, 2000. Summer highs exceed 100 degrees F. on an average of 18 days per year and exceed 90 degrees F. on 116 days per year.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 60°F 37°F 1.89 in. -
February 65°F 40°F 2.27 in. -
March 73°F 47°F 2.33 in. -
April 79°F 54°F 2.51 in. -
May 85°F 62°F 4.83 in. -
June 90°F 68°F 4.51 in. -
July 94°F 71°F 1.46 in. -
August 95°F 70°F 1.67 in. -
September 89°F 65°F 2.59 in. -
October 81°F 56°F 4.00 in. -
November 69°F 46°F 3.29 in. -
December 62°F 39°F 2.69 in. -

Lake Travis Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Austin Bergstrom International airport (AUS) located about 21 miles southeast of Lake Travis in Austin, Texas, the San Marcos Municipal airport (HYI) located approximately 36 miles south of Lake Travis in San Marcos, Texas, the Draughon Miller Central Texas Regional airport (TPL) located roughly 58 miles northeast of Lake Travis in Temple, Texas, and finally the San Antonio International airport (SAT) located around 69 miles southwest of Lake Travis in San Antonio, Texas.

Lake Travis Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Landa ParkNew BraunfelsTX51.3 mi.
Kiddie Park Of San AntonioSan AntonioTX77.3 mi.
SeaWorld San AntonioSan AntonioTX77.3 mi.
Six Flags Fiesta TexasSan AntonioTX77.3 mi.
Water Parks
Schlitterbahn Waterpark ResortNew BraunfelsTX51.3 mi.
Splashdown San AntonioSan AntonioTX77.3 mi.
Golf Courses
Highland Lakes Country ClubLago VistaTX4.8 mi.
Lago Vista Country ClubLago VistaTX4.8 mi.
Crystal Falls Golf CourseLeanderTX10.9 mi.
Point Venture Country ClubLeanderTX10.9 mi.
Pedernales Country ClubSpicewoodTX14.6 mi.
Avery Ranch Golf ClubAustinTX15.2 mi.
Bluebonnet Hill Golf Club & RangeAustinTX15.2 mi.
Butler Park Pitch & Putt Golf CourseAustinTX15.2 mi.
Cedars on Bergstrom Golf CourseAustinTX15.2 mi.
Circle C Ranch Golf ClubAustinTX15.2 mi.
Falconhead Golf ClubAustinTX15.2 mi.
Hancock Park Golf CourseAustinTX15.2 mi.
Jimmy ClayRoy Kizer Golf CourseAustinTX15.2 mi.
Lions Municipal Golf CourseAustinTX15.2 mi.
Forest Creek Golf ClubRound RockTX15.4 mi.
Teravista Golf ClubRound RockTX15.4 mi.
Morris Williams Golf CourseAustinTX16.1 mi.
Blackhawk Golf ClubPflugervilleTX18.0 mi.
KurthLandrum Golf CourseGeorgetownTX20.3 mi.
Legacy Hills Golf ClubGeorgetownTX20.3 mi.
White Wing Golf ClubGeorgetownTX20.3 mi.
Blue Lake Golf ClubMarble FallsTX23.6 mi.
Golf Club at Star RanchHuttoTX23.6 mi.
Meadowlakes Golf & Country ClubMarble FallsTX23.6 mi.
Delaware Springs Golf CourseBurnetTX29.1 mi.
State Parks
Longhorn Cavern State ParkTX31.6 mi. 
Inks Lake State ParkTX34.6 mi. 
Blanco State ParkTX38.5 mi. 
Latin American Collection of the Jack S. Blanton Museum of ArtAustinTX14.7 mi.(History)
Texas Military Forces MuseumAustinTX14.7 mi.(History)
Texas Memorial MuseumAustinTX14.7 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & MuseumAustinTX14.7 mi.(Art)
Charles W. Moore FoundationAustinTX14.7 mi.(History)
Gillespie Co. Historical Society Pioneer MuseumFredericksburgTX58.1 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
San Antonio Zoological Gardens and AquariumSan AntonioTX77.3 mi.
Sea World of San AntonioSan AntonioTX77.3 mi.
Cameron Park ZooWacoTX90.1 mi.

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