A Mecca for Water Recreation
If you want to see Austin residents in their element, head to Lady Bird Lake. Located in the heart of the city, the lake is a mecca for water recreation, set against the beautiful backdrop of the downtown Austin skyline.
Experience this local favorite spot on a relaxing paddle boarding tour, or pick up a SUP rental and explore on your own!
Experience Austin From the Water
Lady Bird Lake is a reservoir stemming off the Colorado River created by the Longhorn Dam. Previously called Town Lake, it was renamed in honor of Lady Bird Johnson in remembrance of her work in beautifying the shoreline. Today, Lady Bird Lake is where the locals flock to enjoy some fun in the water during the 300 days of sunshine Austin gets each year. There are many ways to spend the day on the lake and its shores, but one of the most popular is stand-up paddle boarding!
The lake has designated trails to explore, or if you prefer, you can make your own way and take in amazing views of downtown Austin. There are no motorized boats on the lake, so it’s safe for the whole family to enjoy. If it’s your first time paddling, this is the ideal place to learn, with calm waters and a friendly atmosphere created by the outdoor enthusiasts who frequent the lake.
Learn to paddle on a lesson and tour, or rent a board and start exploring Lady Bird Lake! Check out our Austin SUP tours and rentals and book online today.