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Lady Bird Lake (formerly known as Town Lake) is in the city of Austin, Texas and named after Claudia Alta Taylor "Lady Bird" Johnson (December 22, 1912 - July 11, 2007), who was First Lady of the United States (1963-69), as the wife of the 36th President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson, and was a lifelong advocate for beautifying the nation's cities and highways ("Where flowers bloom, so does hope") and the Highway Beautification Act was informally known as Lady Bird's Bill.
Lady Bird Lake runs between Riverside Drive and 1st Street in the downtown area of Austin. Interstate I-35 goes over Lady Bird Lake as you are driving through Austin.
Austin Skyline across Town Lake
Lady Bird Lake is 6 miles long and from 400 feet to 2,500 feet wide at it widest point and has an average depth of 14 feet. Lady Bird Lake is just downstream from Lake Austin on the Colorado River.
Lady Bird Lake is a placid, constant-level lake, ideal for canoeing. Swimming, motorized boats and jet skis are not allowed in Lady Bird Lake.
Planning on bringing your pets to the Highland Lakes?
Warning about harmful Algae.
A harmful algae bloom occurs when cyanobacteria, also called blue-green algae, produce toxins that can harm people and pets if they drink the lake water
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