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Austin, Texas, USA

Recreation in Austin, Texas

State Parks

  • McKinney Falls State Park 512-243-1643
    5808 McKinney Falls Parkway, Austin, TX 78744
    There are two sets of falls on the scenic Onion Creek that runs through this park; the park also features the stabilized ruins of the McKinney homestead and a trainer's... more info  map

Lakes & Marinas

  • Lake Austin
    Redbud Trail at Lake Austin Boulevard, Austin, TX 78703
    Boating is one of the popular sports at this lake that is the "sixth lake down" in a chain of Texas Highland Lakes that are found on and along the Colorado River. The... more info  map

  • Lake Travis
    Lake Travis is an 18,622-acre reservoir on the Colorado River in central Texas' Travis and Burnet Counties. Visitors enjoy such activities as fishing, boating,... more info  map

Recreation Areas

  • Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve
    805 North Capital of Texas Highway, Austin, TX 78746
    Managed as part of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve, the 227-acre Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve is owned jointly by Travis County and St. Edwards University. Visitors... more info

Sports Centers


  • Fast Eddie's Austin-NorthFork 512-331-5607
    13945 North Highway 183, Suite D122, Austin, TX 78717
    As sports taverns, each Fast Eddies® houses a sports viewing area, complete with multiple big screens, the latest in video gaming technology, almost World Famous eats,... more info  map



  • Walter E. Long Lake
    East of Austin, Austin, TXThis lake has a maximum depth of sixty feet, and encompasses 1,210 acres. It offers angling for catfish, hybrid striped bass, sun fish and large mouth bass. more info  map



  • Bartholomew Municipal Pool 512-928-0014
    1800 East 51st Street, Austin, TX 78723
    This large, open pool includes a diving board, drink machines, and shaded tables. more info  map

  • Deep Eddy Municipal Pool 512-472-8546
    401 Deep Eddy Drive, Austin, TX 78703
    This large pool includes roped-off areas for lap swimmers, and another large area for wading, swimming, and recreation. more info  map


  • Caswell Tennis Center 512-478-6268
    2312 Shoal Creek Boulevard, Austin, TX 78705
    Built in 1949, this is the oldest operational tennis facility in Austin. Located in an area that is quiet, sheltered, peaceful and green, the courts are in excellent... more info  map

  • South Austin Tennis Center 512-442-1466
    1000 Cumberland Road, Austin, TX 78704
    Although located within the city of Austin, this tennis centre has a feeling of remoteness and seclusion. The lush green surroundings, and the well tended courts give an... more info  map

Miscellaneous Activities

  • Airscape Parasail 512-257-9675
    16107 FM 2769, Austin, TX 78732
    VIP Marina
    Airscape Parasail offers ten minute rides that take one several hundred feet above Texas Highland Lakes for an exhilarating adventure. more info


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