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Parks & Hiking, Austin: 19 reviews and 11 photos

Emma Long Park has 1,000 beautiful acres on Lake Austin. If you want to take a nice walk, I recommend Turkey Creek. This trail is a pretty 2-3 mile wood chipped hike along the creek and is nice and shady during the hot months. There is no admission fee for Turkey Creek, but if you want to venture further into the park, you will need to pay a fee at the ranger station. Choose from activities that include boating, skiing, fishing, picnicking, or just sunning on the beach. The park has two boat ramps, fishing dock, protected swimming area, restrooms, showers, and sand pit volleyball courts. If you really want to get back to nature, the park has 20 utility campsites with water and electric hook-ups and 50 tent campsites right along the lake. After your walk go to dinner at Ski Shores, which is in the same area. Click on my restaurant tips for info on ski shores.
1600 City Park Road
at: City Park and Pearce
(512) 346-1831
Off FM2222 just west of Loop 360

othercontact: 1600 City Park Road
Phone: (512) 346-1831

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  • Written Oct 2, 2003
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