Town Lake Kayaking
The calm waters of Lady Bird Lake, the dammed portion of the Colorado River that runs through Austin, provide an excellent vantage point to experience the city. And at 6.5 miles long, Lady Bird Lake offers ample opportunity to get a good workout by paddling. Rowing Dock, located on the western end of Zilker Park, offers a wide selection of inside and on-top kayaks as well as paddleboats and rowboats. Lessons are available for unproven rowers, while the beginner-friendly kayaks are billed as virtually "untippable." Special events include late-night rowing under the full moon.