Lake Travis is the fifth lake down in the
chain of Highland Lakes on the Colorado River in central Texas. Starting at Austin, Lake
Travis winds its way northwest through the central Texas Hill Country for over 60
miles. It is the longest of the 7 Highland Lakes and is very popular for
boating. At the widest point the lake is 4.5 miles wide.
Lake Travis is ideal for all types of boating.
There are four communities
located around the shores of Lake Travis. On the south side of Lake Travis, closer
to Austin, on Highway 620 is the Golfing community of Lakeway.
On the north side of the lake are two
communities; Lago Vista, another Golfing community, and Jonestown. Both of these
communities are on Highway 1431.
On the northwest side of Lake Travis is the
community of Briarcliff. It is directly across the lake from Lago Vista. It
can be reached by taking Hwy 2322 east from Highway 71.
Entrance to Lakeway from Hwy 620
Lakeway and Lago Vista are both nice
communities for both golf and retirement. Both communities are an easy half hour to
45 minute drive to Austin. They are located in the rolling hills of the central
Texas Hill Country which offers fantastic views of the lake and the surrounding
Condos in Lakeway with lake view
There are many nice homes, condos and
building lots in the communities around Lake Travis that offer outstanding views of the
lake and the hill country.
Boating, fishing and golf are very
popular around Lake Travis.
You will see all kinds of boats on Lake Travis.
Joseph J. Mansfield Dam
to the northwest of Austin was
finished in 1941 to form Lake Travis.
Until recently the dam was part of Hwy
620 and traffic drove over the top of the dam. A large bridge has now been built to
route the traffice on Hwy 620 down below the dam.
Photo taken from below the dam
Services Available around Lake Travis:
White Owl Retreat - Cabin on Lake Travis
This charming cabin is located on 5 beautiful waterfront acres on Lake Travis. This
recently, completely renovated cabin has a large covered back porch with a view of the
lake, a fireplace and more. Enjoy nature at its best at this delightful cabin.
Austin Hotel Reservations