Popular Areas on Lake Travis

Popular Areas to visit on Lake Travis… Here is a list of some of the destinations you can visit whilst onboard your private yacht charter on Lake Travis.

Devils Cove

Devil’s Cove is the biggest party cove and meeting place for boaters on Lake Travis in Austin Texas. Thousands of people pile on hundreds of boats and meet in a place called Devil’s Cove. And it’s a devilish good time. On normal summer weekends you can expect well over 100 boats of all sizes and the parties can get pretty crazy. It’s bikinis and martinis, bare breasts, beer, socializing and shots.

Hippy Hollow Park

Hippie Hollow Park has a long tradition as the only clothing-optional public park in Texas. When the sun’s out and the temperature is climbing, there’s no better place to enjoy Austin’s rugged, hilly scenery than Hippie Hollow Park, a lovely expanse of precipitous limestone cliffs and promontories set along the eastern shore of serpentine Lake Travis.

Remember that nudity is acceptable, lewd behavior is not. Hippie Hollow Park includes habitat for species protected under the Federal Endangered Species Act, including the Golden-cheeked Warbler and the Black-capped Vireo.

Semi Secret Coves

As the summer heats up so do the hot spots like Devil’s Cove and Hippie Hollow however; these beautiful coves on Lake Travis are slightly less crowded so if this interests you, read on. For reference, I have placed these coves in the order of distance from the Northshore Marina.

Sandy Creek Arm

Follow along this long, wide cove all the way back to the 92-acre Sandy Creek Park, an Austin hidden gem. Along with boat launches from the park, you can also camp, making this an ideal stop for the outdoorsy types. Other popular activities include bird watching, fishing, and swimming. Catch a glimpse of a colorful Lake Travis sunset from the wooded bluffs or from your boat.

Little Devil’s Hollow

While this may not be exactly secret, it is somewhat hidden from the extremely popular Devil’s Cove. If you aren’t feeling the wild crowds that populate Devil’s Cove veer to the left and check out an arm of the cove that’s much smaller but tucked away from the high traffic. 

Cypress Creek Arm

Look up as you make your way through this cove and you might spot some brave Austinites taking their turn on the half-mile zipline from Lake Travis Zipline Adventures. This cove is known for its beauty and showcasing incredible Hill Country views. It’s so gorgeous that weddings often take place high on the cliffs above. Park underneath the nearby Oasis restaurant for a free view of gorgeous Texas sunsets. 

Hurst Creek Arm

This winding cove trickles out into the Hamilton Greenbelt and passes along the Lakeway City Park. You can spot kayakers and stand-up paddleboards rowing beside the shallow edges of the cove and swimmers at the park. If you get hungry after all of that swimming or sunbathing, eat at the Sundancer Grill. Park your boat and walk right up. Pont of Interest: Tuesday is buy-one-get-one-free burger night.