Whether you’re visiting Central Texas for the first time or you’ve just moved to the area, Lake Travis is a spot that you’re gonna want to know about. This is no small body of water we’re talking about; almost 64 miles long, 4.5 miles across at its widest point; all in all covering a total of 18,929 acres. Set in a limestone bed that gives the water its distinct crystalline blue quality, Lake Travis winds its way through the lush Texas hill country— a “hidden gem” that you don’t want to miss.
Lake Travis has something for everyone. It’s 271 miles of shoreline boast a plethora of parks, bars, zipline experiences, waterparks, bed and breakfasts, campgrounds, and so much more! There are countless ways to experience Lake Travis.
If you’re looking to get in on everything the lake has to offer, renting a boat is a sure-fire way to get out there and explore the open water in style. There are plenty of rental options to choose for groups of any size, from a 10 person pontoon boat to a party barge that holds up to 50 people! Any Cap Back Cruises Lake Travis boat rental package you rent will almost certainly come equipped with a bluetooth/AUX stereo system and provide a great space to picnic, party, and cruise around the lake. Bring your friends, pack a cooler and some sunscreen, and get ready for good vibes.
If you’d rather not do the driving yourself, there’s a number of Lake Travis boat rental companies that will provide you with a captain for your voyage (read Hire a Boat Captain for a Day). They’ll do all the hard work for you and keep your hands free to crack open a cold one. This can be a great choice for a fun and safe outing on the lake, and many of these services are outfitted with “lily pad” floats that make hanging out in the water, even more fun. No matter what rental option you decide to go with, getting on boat with friends is a great way to spend the day.
If you’re here for the party-going experience, look no further than one of Lake Travis’ crown jewels: Devil’s Cove. The name alone may tell you all you need to know about this one stop spot for all kinds of freshwater celebration, but we’re here to give you the “deats.”
Devil’s Cove can be found on Lake Travis’ Northern shore, West of Northshore Marina. There are several well-reputed party coves on Lake Travis waters, but over the years, Devil’s cove has risen to prominence on that list. As long as it’s warm out—and this is Texas we’re talking about here—you’ll see boats in the cove tied together, people in the water, drinks in everyone’s hands (except for the designated boat driver’s of course) and good times being had all around. If you’re looking to party, and you’re visiting Lake Travis, Devil’s Cove will not disappoint. Just remember, lake patrols are carried out by several local authorities, so be sure to come prepared and to boat responsibly.
Have a great time living it up on the freshwater!