October 31, 2014

Wild Texas Parks: Commons Ford Park - Lake Austin - Austin, TX

Commons Ford Park - Lake Austin
Austin, Texas (Travis County)


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About the City Park

Located on Lake Austin, 215-acre Commons Ford Park features opportunities for boating, fishing, nature study, picnicking, swimming and wildlife observation. Approximately 2.4 miles of hiking trails are located in the park. The Waterfall Trail is a 1.25-mile round trip and takes visitors along a wooded creek to several small waterfalls, while the slightly shorter Pecan Grove Loop includes access to Lake Austin.

Formerly a working ranch, the park's primary feature is a 2,500-square foot unfurnished ranch house with two patios and a swimming pool -- is available for day use rental. The house accommodates 50 people indoors or up to 150 people if the patios are used. A large picnic area is also available, as well as accessories for games of volleyball, horseshoes or croquet.

Check out these other Lake Austin parks: Emma Long Park, Fritz Hughes Park, Loop 360 Ramp, Mary Quinlan Park, Selma Hughes Park, and Walsh Boat Ramp.

Location

Located near Lake Austin on Commons Ford Road North. reach Commons Ford Road by taking FM 2244 (Bee Caves Road) to Cuernavaca Drive. The park entrance will be on your left and consists of little more than a place to park.

The nearest major Texas cities are: Austin, Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas

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30.33905° Latitude    -97.883766° Longitude (WGS84/NAD83; decimal degrees)
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Hours

The park is available for day use only and is open only for limited hours -- Tuesday through Sunday, 1 PM to 6 PM daily. Closed Mondays.

No overnight camping is permitted.

Fees

There is no entrance fee for the park, and no fee for lake access.

Reservations

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Official Contact Information

The City Park is managed by the City of Austin.

City of Austin Commons Ford Park - Lake Austin
614 Commons Ford Road North
Austin, TX 78733

Telephone: (512)499-6700

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