Lake Austin is a 22 miles constant level lake located inside the city limits. Just minutes from downtown, Lake Austin is the go to lake for locals and visitors alike looking for a fun day on the water. All throughout the year, you’ll see pontoons, ski, wake and surf boats cruising along the shores of Lake Austin.
Beyond that, there are several restaurants with docks along the lake, giving folks the opportunity to check out local staples like those along Lake Austin Boulevard. In a single complex, you’ll find Mozart’s Coffee Roasters with an incredible shaded patio overlooking the lake; Hula Hut, a low-key Mexican restaurant that offers dockside dining; and Abel’s on the Lake, a restaurant and bar offering pub fare on the water. Emma Long Metropolitan Park on the shores of Lake Austin features shore-side camping sites, giant cypress trees, and facilities for picnics and grilling. The park is a great place to have a picnic or set up camp.