Arkansas Bend Park – Lake Travis in Austin, Texas (Travis County)

About the County Park

Aerial of Arkansas Bend & other area parks along the Colorado River & Lake Travis. | Photo credit: Joe Mabel

One of the most isolated and untouched parks in Travis County, this peaceful 323-acre park lies on the north shore of Lake Travis near the community of Lago Vista and combines many of the best qualities of other Lake Travis parks. The parks’ two miles of shoreline offer opportunities for hiking, fishing, camping, picnicking and lake access via an excellent boat ramp. Several inviting, shaded picnic and camping areas are situated along a bluff above a gently sloping, rocky waterfront.


The park is located on the north shore of Lake Travis. From I-35, take US 183 NW for 13.5 miles to Lohman’s Crossing S 4.5 mi to Sylvester Ford Road.

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The park is available for day use only, from sunrise to sunset. No overnight camping is permitted.


A park entrance fee is charged per day — $10 per vehicle, $3 per pedestrian or bicyclist. An annual permit can be purchased for $75 to enable free day use for one vehicle and a $5 discount off camping fees in Travis County parks that permit camping.


Check the Wild Texas Events Calendar for activities scheduled at the park.

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Official Contact Information

The County Park is managed by the Travis County Parks Department.

Travis County Parks Department Arkansas Bend Park
16900 Cherry Ln.
Lago Vista, Texas 78645
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  1. I visited this park last year during my vacation. One of the most beautiful place in all Texas!

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