30 Lakes in 30 Days | Lady Bird Lake | Texas
In the heart of Austin Texas lays the easternmost reservoir on the Colorado River, Lady Bird Lake. It’s a popular paddling lake with a spectacular skyscraper background named after First Lady, Claudia Alta Taylor “Lady Bird” Johnson. Originally the reservoir was envisioned as a small recreational venue for the city, but as Austin grows more popular, so does Lady Bird.
The most appealing part of Lady Bird Lake is its surrounding shrubbery—it’s an oasis amid the industry of Austin. Hiking and biking trails allow an escape from the Austin urban life and into the wild life. The lake welcomes all types of fishing and water recreation, including, of course, SUP. Austin is also the home of one of America’s largest SUP manufactures, SUP ATX. Gear rental shops bombard the reservoir, Rowing Dock has the best access to the water and offers rentals, camps and lessons for everything water related. While most time will be spent on the water, on land there are lots of nearby tourist and informational centers such as the Mexican American Cultural Center.
30 Lakes in 30 Days Project:
America is riddled with countless unsung watering holes ideal for your next SUP adventure. To highlight some of our favorite freshwater paddling locales, we’re profiling 30 lakes in 30 days for the entire month of July. We’ll give you the lake’s local rundown, outfitting options in the area and we’ll even tell you where to find the best bite and beer post-paddle. It’s a resource just for you and it’s brought to you by Tahoe SUP.
The article was originally published on Standup Paddling
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