Kayaking and Stand up Paddle Boarding in Austin Texas
This photo was taken under the Congress Ave Bridge where you can see Austin's famous sunset bat show. Click here to learn more about our 1.5 million bat colony in downtown Austin Texas
Kayaking & sup Austin Texas
Austin Texas is one of the funnest places to kayak and stand up paddle board. The downtown Lady Bird Lake is where it all happens at. If you google rental shops, you'll find one on each part the lake. That's what makes it so awesome. Each part of the lake has it own vibe and adventure. Here are the few different entry spots to kayak/Sup or launch your own watercraft. If you do have the energy, it is possible to paddle from one side to the other, but make sure you plan ahead.
Lady Bird Lake
This area is probably the most popular spot and the busiest for sure. Between the ability to paddle up to Bartons springs, where you can swim, and the sand bar for a dj party, this is where most visitors and locals go. The Texas Rowing Center is where you'll want to rent your kayak and paddle board and start your trip. If you have your own water craft, park at the Austin high School and us the boat ramp to launch in. Once you get into Lady Bird Lake, head towards barton springs, and take a dip in the fresh water spring. Best way to cool off during the summer and start the paddle. You can either hang out in the spring fed water way, stop at the sand bar for a party or head towards downtwon for a glimpse of the skyliine. Anyway, it's a blast
Downtown Austin Ladybird Lake.
This area has an amazing view of downtown Austin. On one side, you'll see the downtown skyline skyscrapers and the other side has our very popular Auditorium Shores park. If you're staying downtown, check out congress ave kayak rentals.
East Side Lady Bird Lake
This area of the lake is a was less crowded and feels like you are in the middle of a lake and nature. There's and island as well that no one really knows about and fun spot to paddle up to a beach for a second. Check out live love paddle or Epic SUP for rentals. If you have your own watercraft, launch at the festival beach boat ramp.