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Best parks in Travis County

Outdoor Event Space
“Largest city park with great views to the city, where people play sports, bring dogs, have picnics, and relax. ”
845 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Popular hiking trail from Zilker Park running north and west along the creek bed.”
230 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Spring-fed pool, a garden, beautiful trees, a lovely privately-owned legendary spot just down the road.”
66 locals recommend
“Jacob's Well is an ecological treasure. It's a giant spring and underwater cave that leads all the way down to the Trinity Aquifer, the source of the spring water. Recently the surrounding acreage was purchased and turned into a 60+ acre preserve with trails. Swimming is available in the warmer months by reservation on the Hays County website. Jacob's Well is the source of Cypress Creek.”
20 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“A wonderful swim hole all year long a place to walk and take in a little piece of Texas hill country. Reminder to book online as seasonally it will change. Bring your towel and a picnic.”
197 locals recommend
“Beautiful state park 10-15 min from the house. 2 waterfalls and swimming holes, miles of hike/bike trails, historical remains, and spring bluebonnets ”
119 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Great spot to take photos! Wonder aimlessly through the trails and over the creeks.”
124 locals recommend
“Stop along the Trail to people watch, snap a photo with our Stevie Ray Vaughn statue and just take in the best view of downtown. Located at the mid-point of “Austin’s crown jewel”, the Butler Hike and Bike Trail (AKA “The Trail”). Also boasts some of the best and most photographable views of downtown.”
140 locals recommend
“Wonderful area to hike, walk and view nature. A favorite of ours to get away to. 4.7 stars (3) Nature preserve On Hwy 1431 West of Lago Vista”
22 locals recommend
“This is a popular place to visit to see all the native flowers and plants of Texas. It is especially busy in the springtime when bluebonnets begin blooming.”
102 locals recommend
“While you’re here take a break from all the outdoor beauty and enjoy a movie at Alamo Drafthouse, or BD Riley’s Pub, or Lick Ice Cream (for a unique experience).”
91 locals recommend
“Serene walking trails & roaming peacocks Quiet 21-acre grounds with walking trails & a wildlife habitat with free-roaming peacocks.”
77 locals recommend
“Hike and bike trail, shallow water, dogs are welcome off-leash (not fenced), picnic tables, and lots of parking.”
40 locals recommend
“A great place to hike and picnic and play in the water. Must have a reservation and a car to get to this destination. Look up the website to find out more information and to plan ahead.”
30 locals recommend
“The only legal nude beach in Texas! Warm, soft water and a friendly mixed-gender crowd that is carefully overseen by park rangers..”
33 locals recommend
“The park is a local hub for activity all year long, hiking, mountain biking, swimming, rock climbing and jumping”
28 locals recommend