Lady Bird Lake was known as Town
Lake until 2007 when the Austin City Council changed it to honor former First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson. It is in the city of Austin, Texas. Lady Bird Lake runs between Riverside Drive
and 1st Street in the downtown area of Austin. Interstate I-35 goes over Lady Bird
Lake as you are driving through Austin.
Lady Bird Lake is 6 miles long and from
400 feet to 2,500 feet wide at it widest point and has an average depth of 14 feet.
Lady Bird Lake is just downstream from Lake Austin on the Colorado River.
Lady Bird Lake is a placid lake and is a
constant level lake, ideal for canoeing. Swimming, motorized boats and jet skis are
not allowed in Lady Bird Lake.
Canoeing on Lady Bird Lake
Tourists and local residents enjoy
canoeing on Lady Bird Lake.
||Trails along Lady Bird Lake
You can take a nice long walk along the lake or do a little jogging
along the trails beside the lake.
If you are visiting Austin.....You will
find hotels along the lake that take advantage of the great lake views and the activities
the lake provide.
Lady Bird Lake
is located between Riverside Drive and 1st Street in Austin.
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