Lady Bird Lake, owned and operated by the City of Austin and the Lower Colorado River Authority, stretches 416 acres in downtown Austin, TX. The lake's primary purpose is to serve as a reservoir for flood control, however Lady Bird Lake also serves as the best place in Austin to kayak, canoe and stand up paddle board. The lake is a popular stop for recreation and is directly connected to many of the things considered 'must-do's in Austin, TX. The Lady Bird Hike and Bike Trail is the best place in town to walk, jog, run or bike.
Lady Bird Lake Boating
With Austin's warm climate nearly year round, Lady Bird Lake is often filled with kayaks, paddle boards, rowing shells and nearly anything else that floats. The lake hosts college rowing team practices for local schools like University of Austin as well as visiting schools like University of Oklahoma and University of Nebraska. Austin locals, as well as travelers can enjoy physical boating like kayaking and stand up paddle boarding, or relax on a guided boat tour.