Does Austin Texas have a lake? Northwest of downtown, Lake Travis is Austin’s largest lake and a longtime favorite of both locals and visitors.
What is the name of the lake in Austin Texas? Lake Austin, formerly Lake McDonald, is a water reservoir on the Colorado River in Austin, Texas. The reservoir was formed in 1939 by the construction of Tom Miller Dam by the Lower Colorado River Authority.
Can I swim in Lake Austin? No person shall swim or float beyond 50 feet of the Lake Austin or Lake Long shoreline. This provision shall not apply to officially designated swimming areas.
Is Lake Austin actually a lake? Lake Austin, formerly Lake McDonald, is an artificial lake in the western part of Austin on the Colorado River in west central Travis County. Lake McDonald, the first large reservoir in Texas, was formed by the construction of Austin Dam, which was begun in 1890 and completed in 1893.