More than 1,100 acres of woodland and a mile of shore along Lake Austin make Emma Long Park—named after the first woman to sit on Austin’s city council—a most appealing space. You’ll find boat ramps, a fishing dock, and a protected swimming area, guarded by lifeguards on summer weekends. This is the only city park to offer camping, with permits ($10 for primitive camping, $20–$25 utility camping, in addition to entry fee) available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you hike through the stands of oak, ash, and juniper to an elevation of 1,000 feet, you’ll get a view of the city spread out before you. Note that the park closes whenever its maximum capacity is reached. To get here, exit I-35 at 290 W., then go west to City Park Rd. (near Loop 360); turn south (left) and drive 6 1/4 miles to park entrance.
Emma Long Metropolitan Park
1600 City Park Rd, Austin, TX, USA
Our Rating Neighborhood Lake Austin Hours Daily 7am-10pm Phone 512/974-1831 Prices Admission $5 per vehicle Mon–Thurs; $10 Fri–Sun and holidays Web site Emma Long Metropolitan Park
Map1600 City Park Rd Austin TX USA Austin
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