Another one of the Highland Lakes, Lake Austin is a 647 hectare reservoir that was created after the construction of the Tom Miller Dam in 1939. It is part of the Colorado River and is fed by overflow from Lake Travis.
Lake Austin is a popular spot for boating and fishing, as it has a massive population of bass, many of which weigh over 10 lbs. It is also a great place for wakeboarding, water skiing and canoeing.
Many visitors go camping in Emma Long Park in order to fully enjoy the benefits of Lake Austin. Here, it is possible to rent a boat or stay on the land and play volleyball, or even soak up the sun on the beach.