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Low Water Levels Force Closure of Last Lake Travis Boat Ramp

published on October 4, 2011

This year’s drought finally has forced Lake Travis to close its last boat ramp. The ramp at Mansfield Dam was closed to the public on Monday, September 19, 2011. The ramp is the deepest on Lake Travis, but the water is 34 feet below its September average, making it unusable. The LCRA has said this is the worst drought since the 1950’s, and they may be forced to decrease or stop sending water to farmers next year in order to protect the parts of the city that use water from the Highland Lakes.

It is still possible to have fun at the lake as there are public parks along the banks, such as Pace Bend Park, which has over 200 camping spots, including water and electrical hook-ups for travel trailers. Mansfield Dam Park also is still open to the public, although the boat ramp is closed. The park has covered BBQ pits and a swimming area. Lake LBJ is only a short drive from Austin, and, with its constant levels, is open year-round. Lake Austin also is open for boating and personal watercraft. 

Those who live on Lake Travis can enjoy living on the lake with beautiful sunrises, sunsets, swimming, and quiet areas away from the city. And although the water level is down, life on Lake Travis is still luxury living.

Luxury Home realtor Brian Talley loves to take his family to the lake, to enjoy the Central Texas sunshine. If you are looking for a luxury home on Lake Travis, perform an Austin Home Search and let Brian help you find the perfect home.

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