Park

Lady Bird Lake

505 locals recommend,

Why locals recommend it

A must-do, this famous lake is home to a wide variety of outdoors activities. Pro tip: rent a kayak, paddle board, canoe or boat around sunset time to watch 1.5+ Million bats go out from under the South Congress bridge! You may also make a reservation at a bat sightseeing boat which includes a guided tour.
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Tips from locals

Anna
June 24, 2022
Watercraft Rentals A variety of watercraft rentals are available around Lady Bird Lake. The following businesses have been awarded contracts to operate watercraft rental concessions on parkland: Austin Rowing Club is located downtown at the Waller Creek Boathouse, at the end of Trinity Street. Austin Rowing Club offers a variety of rowing programs for youth and adult rowers; need-based scholarships are available. In addition, kayak, canoe, and SUP rentals are available. The boathouse also has Alta’s Café, with a great view of Lady Bird Lake. EpicSUP is located on the southeast shore of the lake at Lakeshore Blvd, in the South Shore District. They rent SUPs and kayaks. The Expedition School is located on the northeast shore of the lake at the Festival Beach boat ramp, at the end of Nash Hernandez Sr. Road. They rent SUPs, kayaks, and canoes, and offer group paddling sessions, guided paddling sessions, and lessons. Rowing Dock is located west of MoPac on the south shore of the lake, with the entrance off Stratford Drive in Zilker Park. They offer kayaks, canoes, and SUPs for rent. Texas Rowing Center is located on the lake just south of Austin High School. Texas Rowing Center offers a variety of rowing programs, lessons, and coaching for youth and adults; summer camps; and kayak, canoe, and SUP rentals. Zilker Park Boat Rentals is located in Zilker Park on Barton Creek, just downstream from Barton Springs Pool. They rent canoes, kayaks, and SUPs.
Watercraft Rentals A variety of watercraft rentals are available around Lady Bird Lake. The following businesses have been awarded contracts to operate watercraft rental concessions on parkland: Austin Rowing Club is located downtown at the Waller Creek Boathouse, at the end of Trinity Street. Aust…
Jeremy
June 4, 2022
Walking and running Town Lake Trail (as the locals call it) is one of the highlights of Austin! It's a must for anyone visiting and a great way to see the beauty of the city. You can do a few miles or the entire loop will be around 10 miles.
Christina
May 27, 2022
Walk the trail around the lake through downtown Austin. The trail takes you passed many restaurants hotels and sites. Including Zilker Park and Barton Springs Boulevard
Mona
April 17, 2022
Go for a run around Town Lake!
Cresta
March 16, 2022
Hike & bike trail, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, boat tours, bat watching, recreation area.

Unique things to do nearby

Downtown Sunset Kayak with 1.5M Bats!
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Boozy Lazy Sunkissed Tube Ride
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Places to stay nearby

SUPERHOST
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  2. 3 beds
🌱Corner Cottage | Close to Eateries | Deck&Creek
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  2. 2 beds
Zilker Park Apartment Minutes from Barton Springs Pool with Free Parking
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. 2 beds
Quiet South Lamar One Bedroom with Free Parking + Pool + Close to Zilker
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  2. 2 beds
Central Austin Space Near Lady Bird Lake with Parking and Full Kitchen
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. 2 beds
Renovated Clarksville Apartment for 4 Guests + Parking + Close to West 6th
  1. Entire home
  2. 1 bed
Eclectic south Austin coach house
  1. Entire condo
  2. 2 beds
Great Clarksville Condo walking distance to West 6th + Free Parking
  1. Entire condo
  2. 1 bed
Beautiful Clarksville Condo just a Walk to West 6th plus Free Parking
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. 1 bed
Apartment in Zilker with pool and gym
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. 1 bed
Quiet, charming South Austin casita
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  1. Entire guest suite
  2. 1 bed
SoCo Casita
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. 2 beds
Apartment for 4 + Pool + Free Parking + Walk to Lions Municipal Golf Course
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. 2 beds
Brand New Space for 4 with Garage Spot + Minutes from Downtown Austin
  1. Entire condo
  2. 2 beds
Quiet One Bed in Awesome North University / Central Austin Location
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. 2 beds
Quiet Studio in Clarksville with Fully Equipped Kitchen + Free Parking
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire condo
  2. 4 beds
Delightful + Exquisite Loft on 6th Street - Walk Downtown

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