Jun 9, 2020

Lake Travis: The Ultimate Family Water Playground

Looking for a change from the new normal? Whether your perfect summer includes a scenic destination or a staycation close to home, Lake Travis has it all and more. It’s, oh so close, but worlds away. If it’s family water fun and new adventures you’re seeking out, Lake Travis doesn’t disappoint. The 30-minute stress-free drive from Travisso is barely enough time for the kids to ask if you’re there yet. And it is just another super reason why Lake Travis is the ideal “backyard” staycation. We have no doubt you’ll be visiting more than once and staying longer each time you go.

For those who still haven’t gotten around to visiting, it may be difficult to envision the lake’s enormous size. Lake Travis is 63.75 miles in length, 4.50 miles wide, has 271 miles of shoreline, and covers 18,929 acres. Its crystal clear blue water entices water enthusiasts and adventurers from all over the state. And with the lake’s abundant shoreline, you can stake out the perfect picnic or swimming spot and still enjoy a blissful day of fun in the sun. Take advantage of all Lake Travis has to offer. Dive in!

5 Lake Travis Water Adventures Worth the Trip

Lake Travis


If your staycation dream is to spend the day on the lake in a boat, you’re in luck. Boat rentals are plentiful around the lake. For the relaxing types, there are an ample number of rental facilities that offer motorized fishing boats, canoes, and kayaks. But if you’re taking the party on the water, options abound. From houseboats to barges to pontoons, sailboats, and tours, there is absolutely no shortage of small to large-sized water vessels to accommodate your celebration. Party boats need to be reserved, so don’t forget to call weeks in advance!


Floating on a boat not your style? Well, it’s not for everyone. To get your feet wet and stay active at the same time, try Stand Up Paddling or more commonly referred to as just SUP. This fun one-person sport lets you take it at your own pace. And it’s a fantastic way to play in the water without requiring too much skill. However, beginners should spend some time learning a few basics. Other options abound. For those who are over 21 and have the need for speed, a jet ski will fill the bill. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned wakeboard veteran, a wakeboard boat offers hours of water fun for everyone


Windy Point Park and Bob Wentz Park are two very popular swimming spots on the lake. The difference between the two is that Windy Point is privately owned while Bob Wentz is run by Travis County Parks. Both parks charge an entrance fee and have many additional amenities like boat ramp access and scuba diving, which make the fee well-worth it. The added benefit is that there are also fewer crowds. The Point at Bob Wentz Park is a small sandy peninsula with covered picnic areas and access to the water that is the ideal spot to hang out and relax for the day. 

Before packing up your beach chairs and coolers to make the trek out there, we recommend checking park websites for any notices on boat ramp closures or water quality.


Have a blast and make a big splash at Typhoon Texas waterpark. This expansive park offers a variety of attractions, from adrenaline-pumping water slides and a massive wave pool to a relaxing lazy river and interactive play areas for kids. Whether you’re looking to challenge yourself on the high-speed slides or unwind in a cabana, Typhoon Texas guarantees a day filled with excitement, laughter, and unforgettable memories. Hours of availability differ by the day, so we recommend checking their schedule online in advance.


Fly like a bird and enjoy the views at Lake Travis Zipline Adventures. Here, you’ll experience unparalleled thrills, fantastic scenery, and the adventure of a lifetime on the longest zipline in the Lone Star State. The admission fee includes a three-hour guided tour with five ziplines, equipment, boat transportation, and water. Those who prefer to stay on level ground can enjoy all-day access to the private lakefront property, where picnicking, playing games, and relaxing in a hammock take priority. 

Explore Move-In Ready Homes Now Available at Travisso

Are you looking for your dream home? Check out Travisso’s current list of move-in ready available homes today. Specifically built for today’s busy lifestyles they offer open concept floor plans, media and game rooms, and large gourmet kitchens and gathering areas that make entertaining super easy. In addition, Travisso offers gorgeous views, a family-friendly neighborhood and endless recreational possibilities for the entire family. 

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