Length - 63.75 miles
Width - 4.5 miles wide
Shoreline -  271 miles
Depth - Average 62 feet max 210 feet

LAKE TRAVIS. Lake Travis is a sixty-five-mile-long artificial lake on the Colorado River in southern Burnet and western Travis counties (its center point is 30°25' N, 98°00' W). In December 1936 the United States Department of the Interior authorized the Lower Colorado River Authority to construct a low dam at the site of an old crossing on the river known as Marshall Ford. Marshall Ford Dam was completed in July 1939. The present Mansfield Dam, a 7,098-foot-long concrete, earth, and rockfill structure that replaced the original dam, was completed in May 1942. Deliberate impoundment began in September 1940. The cost of the project was $28,709,948. The capacity of Lake Travis is 1,950,000 acre-feet, of which 778,000 acre-feet is reserved for flood control; the surface area of the lake is 18,930 acres. The power installation consists of three generating units with a rated capacity of 22,500 kilowatts, each with all the allied equipment for connecting to the transmission system. The drainage area above the dam is 38,130 square miles, of which 11,900 is probably noncontributing. Runoff is partly regulated by Lake Buchananqv and other reservoirs upstream. The lake has become a major resort area that provides opportunities for boating, fishing, swimming, and camping.




Briarcliff Marina 406 Sleat Dr. (512) 264-2666
Siesta Shores Marina & Boat Launch 806 Bay Circle, Siesta Shores (512)626-1221
Anderson Mill Marina Lake Travis/Volente Rd (512) 258-5771
Commanders Point Yacht Basin 4600 Commanders Point Rd. (512) 266-2333
Cypress Creek Marina RR 2769 Volente area (512) 250-9880
Dodd Street Docks Lake Travis (512) 258-0811
Easy Street Marina 17900 Easy St. (512) 267-4289
Emerald Point Marina 5973 Hi-Line Rd. (512) 266-1535
Highland Lakes Marina Lake Travis north shore (512) 258-9662
Hurst Harbor Marina 16405 Marina Point Rd. (512) 266-1800
Lake Travis Marina 6410 Hudson Bend Rd. (512) 266-3290
Lakeway Marina 103-A Lakeway Dr. (512) 261-7511
Marshall Ford Marina 12816 Park Dr. (512) 266-1559
Point Venture Marina 350 Venture Blvd. (512) 267-1845
Ridge Harbor Marina Ridge Harbor, Spicewood (512) 873-0092
Rivera Marina FM 2769 north shore (512) 250-8321
VIP Marina 16107 FM 2769 north shore (512) 258-5100
Yacht Harbor Marina 16404 Stewart Rd. (512) 266-2507

Other Activities


Cypress Valley Canopy Tours Ride on zip lines high in the canopy of huge cypress treetops! (512) 264-8880
The Zoo Exotic Ranch 137 acre drive thru Zoo with over 500 animals & 80 species. (830) 868-4357
Krause Springs Beautiful spring fed pools on a bluff overlooking Cypress Creek. (830) 693-4181
Hamilton Pool Beautiful creek fed swimming hole/grotto with 45 ft waterfall. (512) 264-2740
Colbert Ranch Horseback riding on a large ranch in the Hill Country. (512) 355-2444
Post Oak Farm Horseback riding on some of the most beautiful terrain in Central Texas. (512) 756-4647
Spicewood Vineyards Open Wednesday thru Sunday from 12-5 for tasting and tours. (830) 693-5328
Stonehouse Vineyards Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday from12-5 for tasting and tours. (512) 264-3630
Fall Creek Vineyards Open Monday thru Friday from 11-4, Sat & Sunday from 12-5. (325) 379-5361
Airscape Parasail
Parasailing--ride alone or with a friend.
(512) 257-9675
Archery classes and supplies
(512) 264-1433
Lakeway Swim Center
Has many services and amenities including skate park, climbing walls, canyonlands hiking, etc.
(512) 261-3000
Volente Beach Waterpark
Come spend your day with exciting water rides. (512) 258-5109


Pedernales Golf Club "Willie Nelson's" 807 Paisley, Briarcliff (512) 264-1489
Barton Creek Lakeside Barton Creek Lakeside (800) 693-5253
Lakecliff on Lake Travis Paleface Ranch Rd. (830) 693-1458
Falconhead Golf Club 15201 Falconhead Blvd. (512) 402-1558
Flintrock Falls Flintrock Rd. (877) 263-3500
Live Oak Golf Course 510 Lakeway Dr. (512) 261-7173
Yaupon Golf Course 100 Club House Dr. (512) 261-7172
The Hills of Lakeway 26 Club Estates Parkway (512) 261-7272
Austin 360.com Golf Guide Guide to public & private courses
Meadowlakes Country Club Marble Falls (830) 693-3300


Mansfield Dam Recreation Area--Entrance on south side of bridge
Boat ramp, Camping, Entance fee
Dink Pearson--3.6 acre park
On the North shore
Day use only

Tom Hughes
Another smaller park
Off of 620
ramp, fees, picnic area
Day use only

Volente Beach
A real water park!
Family fun--bring the kids!
On the North Shore Lake Travis

Pace Bend Park
Premier park on Lake Travis
30 min. west of Austin off Hwy 71
Boat ramp, Camping, Entrance fee

Cypress Creek
Smaller park with everything
Ramp, Camping, Entrance fee
Excellent fishing area

Longhorn Cavern State Park
P.O. Box 732
Burnet, TX 78611

Quinlan Park on Lake Austin
Quinlan Park Road off RR 620
Swimming area, Picnic area
Day use only

Arkansas Bend
Primitive area--no electric water
323 acre, 2 mile shoreline
camping, hiking, ramp, fees

Enchanted Rock Natural Area
16710 Ranch Rd 965
Fredericksburg TX 78624
Climb the biggest rock in Texas!

Windy Point
Nicest area facility
Swimming, Diving, Sailboarding
Entrance fee

Hippie Hollow
clothing optional park
Not for Children!!!
Entrance fee
Day use only--Over 18 only

Marinas & restaurants Map
Lake Travis Marina Map & Index
Click here for Lake Travis Marinas & Parks
Lake Travis Event Calendar
Map of Lake Travis
Lower Colorado River Authority manages Lake Travis and the other Highland Lakes
Lake Travis Historical Lake Levels (Average, Maximum & Minimum Levels By Month & Year)

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 Contact Information

Do you have a question about renting a Lake Vacation Home, buying a home or selling yours, or would like more information on Vacation Home Management? Please feel free to e-mail or call using any of the information below. You will get a response as quickly as possible.

Jacqueline Wittmuss, Broker
Phone: 512.917.1717
E-mail: jacqueline@jwproperties.net

JW Properties
5611 Hwy 290 West
Austin, TX 78735
Phone: 512.917.1717
Fax: 512.892.4680


The information herein has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable. However, no investigation has been made to determine the accuracy of such information. No person or entity should rely on the accuracy of this material without conducting a thorough, independent investigation of same. JW Properties has no liability expressed or implied relating to this information.