Sitting on the Colorado River in central Texas, Lake Travis was formed in 1942 during the construction of the Mansfield Dam near Austin. The lake stretches for 105kms and is the largest lake in the Highlands Lakes region, having a surface area of 7,660 hectares.
Lake Travis is one of the most popular lakes in Texas for recreational activities, with numerous people flocking to the lake each year. Boating, scuba diving and swimming are popular activities enjoyed at the lake. It is also home to numerous fish species, like bass, catfish and sunfish.
There is over 400kms of shoreline surrounding Lake Travis where camping and picnicking can be enjoyed. It is also home to Hippie Hollow Park, which is a popular spot for nudists. As well, each year the gay and lesbian community hosts Splash Day at the park.