Visitors and Tourist Guide for Lake Austin, Texas
in the Highland Lakes area
"360 Bridge" over Lake Austin
|More commonly known as the "360 Bridge", it is officially named the Percy V. Pennybacker Jr. Bridge and is a through-arch bridge across Lake Austin which connects the northern and southern sections of the Loop 360 highway, also known as the "Capital of Texas Highway."|
|The bridge won first place in the 1984 Federal Highway Administration's Excellence in Highway Design competition. In 1992, the Austin members of the Consulting Engineers Council of Texas were surveyed and selected the bridge as the most innovative example of Austin architecture.
The bridge is a good point for launching your boat. It is also a popular gathering point on the lake.
View from under the bridge.
Boating is popular on Lake Austin
|Lake Austin has high cliffs in places along the shore of the lake which provide shelter from the wind for the best in boating activities. The cliffs are dotted with expensive homes overlooking the lake. Fishing is also a popular activity on the lake, which has been stocked with largemouth bass, catfish and sunfish.|
|Planning on bringing your boat to the Highland Lakes?|
|Services on Lake Austin|
Lake Austin Riverboats
They have two paddleboats, The Commodore and The Commodore's Pup, on Lake Austin for tours, parties and events. The Commodore is the oldest of its kind on the Highland Lakes chain of 6 lakes, having been in service for over 60 years.
Sunshine Machine Boat Tours
They run a charter boat service on Lake Austin near City Park, that takes 1 to 30 passengers on scenic cruises up a beautiful part of the lake.
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Map of Lake Austin
Map of Lake Austin in Austin, Texas