Lady Bird Lake - A must visit place to enjoy some brilliant hikes and other water activities in Austin, Texas

Lady Bird Lake is a river-like reservoir on the Colorado River in Austin, Texas, United States. The City of Austin created the reservoir in 1960 as a cooling pond for a new city power plant. The reservoir is named in honour of former First Lady of the United States Lady Bird Johnson. Colloquially Lady Bird lake is also referred to as Town Lake. Lady Bird Lake is the easternmost lake of a chain of reservoirs on the river, which is completely located in Texas. Swimming in Lady Bird Lake is illegal not due to poor water quality from the run-off from area streets, which is a false rumor, but rather due to several drownings as well as debris in the water from bridges and dams destroyed by floods in years past.

Lady Bird Lake is a river-like reservoir on the Colorado River in Austin, Texas, United States. The City of Austin created the reservoir in 1960 as a cooling pond for a new city power plant. The reservoir is named in honour of former First Lady of the United States Lady Bird Johnson. Colloquially Lady Bird lake is also referred to as Town Lake. Lady Bird Lake is the easternmost lake of a chain of reservoirs on the river, which is completely located in Texas. Swimming in Lady Bird Lake is illegal not due to poor water quality from the run-off from area streets, which is a false rumor, but rather due to several drownings as well as debris in the water from bridges and dams destroyed by floods in years past.


Related Blogpost - South Congress ( SOCO ) - The Wonderful Shopping District of Austin with Exceptional Vibe, Great Restaurants/Pubs, Live-music in New Mexico, USA

Lady Bird Lake is a major recreation area for the City of Austin in Texas. The lake's banks are bounded by the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail and businesses offer recreational watercraft services along the lakefront portion of the trail. Austin's largest downtown park, Zilker Park and Barton Springs, a major attraction for swimmers, flows into the lake.



Lady Bird Lake is a major recreation area for the City of Austin in Texas. The lake's banks are bounded by the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail and businesses offer recreational watercraft services along the lakefront portion of the trail. Austin's largest downtown park, Zilker Park and Barton Springs, a major attraction for swimmers, flows into the lake.


Related Blogpost - Best way to explore Austin Downtown to experience this Texas City full of live Music, Highrise building, Art & Culture centres, Museums & Thousands of Bats during Sunset


Lady Bird Lake has been stocked with several species of fish intended to improve the utility of the reservoir for recreational fishing. The predominant fish species in Lady Bird Lake are largemouth bass, catfish, carp, and sunfish. Fishing is regulated, requiring a fishing license, and daily bag and length limits apply for most species.


Related Blogpost - Best Walking Trail in Austin, Texas - A Beautiful walking-trail along the Colorado River, from Congress Bridge to Zilkar Park in Austin


Lady Bird Lake has been stocked with several species of fish intended to improve the utility of the reservoir for recreational fishing. The predominant fish species in Lady Bird Lake are largemouth bass, catfish, carp, and sunfish. Fishing is regulated, requiring a fishing license, and daily bag and length limits apply for most species.



Lady Bird lake serves as a popular recreational area for paddleboards, kayaks, canoes, dragon boats, and rowing shells. Austin's warm climate and the river's calm waters, nearly 10 km length and straight courses are especially popular with crew teams and clubs. Along with the University of Texas women's rowing team and coeducational club rowing team, who practice on Lady Bird Lake year-round, teams from other universities. Other water sports along the shores of the lake include swimming in Deep Eddy Pool, the oldest swimming pool in Texas, and Barton Springs Pool, a natural pool on Barton Creek which flows into Lady Bird Lake.

 


Music venues on the banks of Lady Bird Lake are home to a number of events year-round, including the Austin City Limits Music Festival in the fall, the Austin Reggae Festival and Spamarama in the spring, and many open-air concerts at Auditorium Shores on the south bank and Fiesta Gardens on the north bank. The late Austin resident and blues guitar legend, Stevie Ray Vaughan played a number of concerts at Auditorium Shores and is honored with a memorial statue on the south bank.



Music venues on the banks of Lady Bird Lake are home to a number of events year-round, including the Austin City Limits Music Festival in the fall, the Austin Reggae Festival and Spamarama in the spring, and many open-air concerts at Auditorium Shores on the south bank and Fiesta Gardens on the north bank. The late Austin resident and blues guitar legend, Stevie Ray Vaughan played a number of concerts at Auditorium Shores and is honored with a memorial statue on the south bank.


Related Blogpost - The Beautiful Cathedral of Saint Mary - A brilliant architecture in the middle of the Austin downtown, Texas 


The Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail creates a complete circuit around Lady Bird Lake in Austin. It is one of the oldest urban Texas hike and bike paths. The trail is the longest trail designed for non-motorized traffic maintained by the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department. A local nonprofit, The Trail Foundation, is the Trail's private steward and has made Trail-wide improvements by adding user amenities and infrastructure including trailheads and lakefront gathering areas, locally-designed jewel box restrooms, exercise equipment, as well as doing trailwide ecological restoration work on an ongoing basis.


Related Blogpost - The Texas Capitol - This stunning place is must visit around Austin city of Texas state in USA


The Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail creates a complete circuit around Lady Bird Lake in Austin. It is one of the oldest urban Texas hike and bike paths. The trail is the longest trail designed for non-motorized traffic maintained by the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department. A local nonprofit, The Trail Foundation, is the Trail's private steward and has made Trail-wide improvements by adding user amenities and infrastructure including trailheads and lakefront gathering areas, locally-designed jewel box restrooms, exercise equipment, as well as doing trailwide ecological restoration work on an ongoing basis.



Lady Bird Lake is a beautiful place to spend time when in Austin. Please leave your questions/suggestions through comments section below. 


Related Blogpost - The Beautiful Mount Bunnell - One of the most popular tourist attractions with stunning panoramic views of Colorado river surrounded by posh neighbourhood of Austin City, New Mexico, USA 

Comments

Trending Post Today !

How to reach Kasol/Malana and top things to do around this stunning hill-station of Himalayan State of India

Main places to see & Top things to do around Dalhousie : Stunning Hill Station in Himalayan State of India

Travel & Music || Enchanting Himachal and its Charming Songs

Curated List of Main Places to Visit & Top Things to do in Cleanest City of India - Amazing Chandigarh, Punjab

DSLR Comparison : Between Canon 1300D & Nikon 3300D - Which one is better entry level Camera for stunning Photography?