Lake Austin is one of the seven, Highland Lakes created by the Lower Colorado River Authority and runs just west of downtown Austin, Texas. This reservoir on the Colorado River was formed in 1939 through the construction of the Tom Miller Damn with a primary purpose of flood control, electrical power generation, and recreation.
Lake Austin is home to a number of different species of fish that have been stocked, primarily for recreational purposes. Here you can find largemouth bass, catfish , and sunfish as the primary inhabitants.
It’s narrow and windy body run through some of the most luxurious Austin neighborhoods and the green banks feature some of the most beautiful waterfront property available. Lake Austin’s cool temperature make it an ideal place to spend hot summer days boating, skiing, swimming or wake boarding /surfing. The entire Lake Austin stretches 22 miles beginning at the Mansfield Dam and ending at the Tom Miller Dam.
Lake Austin neighborhoods include Apache Shores, Austin Lake Estates, Bee Cave, Bella Lago, Cliff Over Lake Austin, Lake Pointe, River Place, Rob Roy, Senna Hills and Steiner Ranch.
Loop 360, also known as Capital of Texas Highway, spans the lake at The Pennybacker bridge. Lake Austin is a constant level lake regulated by the LCRA.
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