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In the heart of Texas, the Colorado River snakes around the city of Austin. As the river makes its way from south to north, the river is contained by the Tom Miller Dam, creating a reservoir known as Lake Austin. Formally known as Lake McDonald, Lake Austin has been the main attraction for the people of Texas’s capital since the 1950s and continues to attract many more today. As it is located only a short drive from the city, it makes an ideal weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. With all the cities around Austin, Georgetown, and Round Rock being so close to Lake Austin, its waters make the perfect destination for anyone RV camping in the area.

Time at Lake Austin can be spent fishing for its numerous species of fish or hiking the beautiful green country that surrounds the lake. Taking a boat out to explore the many coves and tributaries of the lake is also a great way to explore Lake Austin. The possibilities are endless for those with a camper RV near Lake Austin. Search for RV in Travis County, and begin your Lake Austin adventure with family and friends.

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For those keen anglers camping with an RV, Lake Austin is a perfect place to visit. With over one and a half thousand acres of lake and river to fish, you are sure to catch that long-elusive fish. Lake Austin has an abundance of fish species within its waters. Species include largemouth bass, bluegill, redbreast, and blue catfish. It is also well documented that Lake Austin holds some record-breaking fish, with bass reaching up to ten pounds routinely caught. Several major creeks enter the lake including Bee Creek near the Tom Miller Dam and Bull Creek near the 360 bridge crossing, ideal places to fish as well as the lake shoreline.

The areas surrounding Lake Austin are ideal hiking country for those with an Austin camper rental. The Emma Long Metropolitan Park has several hiking routes that pass through the foothills and woodlands around Lake Austin. The Turkey Creek Trail winds back and forth through dense trees and over a creek for two and a half miles, taking the hiker through some of the most picturesque trails outside of Austin. For the more experienced and fitter hikers, why not try the Hill of Life trail. This trail starts at the top of a hill overlooking Barton Creek. At over six miles long, this is a fairly strenuous hike, but you’ll enjoy great scenery along the way.

Lovers of boating and watersports will find Lake Austin the perfect place to do both. For anyone motorhome camping without their own boat, ‘Float On’ is one of the highest-rated boat rental companies around Lake Austin, and will accommodate your every need. Whether campers rent a pontoon boat to leisurely explore the lake and its natural beauty, or a jet ski to fill the day with exhilaration and excitement, on Lake Austin you will find it all. With connections to the Colorado River, boating has unlimited possibilities, to and from the lake.

Camping At Lake Austin

Campers with a rental RV only have to travel a short distance from Lake Austin to set up camp. Covenant Canyon RV park is only minutes away from the lake, and the ideal accommodating site. The park offers full hook-ups, including 110-120 volt electrics, laundry services, RV electrics accommodating 50 amps, and free showers. The campsites are spacious and located in shady areas surrounded by rich green pastures.

Another choice for those camping near Lake Austin is to make the small journey to Scurlock Farms Campsite near Georgetown. This site is located on a working farm surrounded by pastures, woodland, and farmyard animals. No hook-ups are provided here, although water, showers and free Wife are available.

Exploring The Area

Those spending time near the city of Austin should take time to visit the Bullock Texas State History Museum. Opened in 2001, as the official museum of the state of Texas, it has only grown from strength to strength. The museum showcases the rich and varied history of the state of Texas through ever-changing exhibits and displays. Take a guided tour through the museum, and you too can come away with a better understanding of Texas and America as a whole. The museum stands now as an Austin landmark, a visit here is not to be missed.

The perfect day out for families, especially ones with small children, is a trip to Austin Zoo. Located on the southwest edge of Austin, Texas, Austin Zoo draws visitors from around the world to learn about our rescued animals and spend quality time outdoors in the Texas Hill Country. This small, yet intimate zoo hosts over forty species animals, from the squirrel and spider monkeys to the Russian red fox and Amazonian parrots. Austin zoo also offers "Zoo Tots," whereby you can share the joy of animals at the zoo with your toddlers during a one-hour program using storybooks, crafts, and animal encounters.

Austin, Texas is home to one of the most unusual phenomenon, and one not to be missed when camping so close. Starting in late March and continuing through early fall, North America's largest urban bat population calls Austin home. The bats begin to wake up and start their night flight around sunset. The first few bats begin to trickle out from under Congress Avenue Bridge then after the sun sets, the show really begins, as hundreds to thousands of bats pour out and cascade over Lady Bird Lake. An amazing natural show is put on before watchers eyes, as 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats that roost under the bridge fly above.

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