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 lake and is a
constant level lake, ideal for canoeing. Swimming, motorized boats and jet skis are
not allowed in Lady Bird Lake.
Canoeing on Lady Bird Lake
Tourists and local residents enjoy
canoeing on Lady Bird Lake.
||Trails along Lady Bird Lake
You can take a nice long walk along the lake or do a little jogging
along the trails beside the lake.