Camp at Pace Bend Park

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Pace Bend is located 45 minutes west of Austin. Set up your campsite and enjoy plenty of hiking and biking trails. These 400 campsites are equipped with picnic tables and barbecue grills/fire rings.

Pace Bend is a favorite camping and day use destination near Austin, Texas. The park is approximately 45 minutes West of Austin located off of Hwy 71 and offers visitors a wide range of recreational activities. There is an entrance fee of $10 per vehicle for Day Use only and $15 per vehicle for primitive campsites (the park currently only accepts cash or credit/ debit cards).

With 400 primitive campsites and 20 improved campsites, the park operates on a first-come, first-served basis. Primitive campsites include picnic tables, fire rings, and plenty of tress to provide privacy.

The west side of the park offers large limestone cliffs with scenic overlooks of Lake Travis whereas the east side of the park offers gentle, sloping shorelines and sandy beaches. The interior of the park is accessible by foot, bike or horseback only and is managed as a wildlife preserve.

Make sure to bring plenty of food and water with you as the nearest store is a gas station located about 5.5 miles away and doesn't offer many options.

For more information on camping in the park, head to parks.traviscountytx.gov or call (512) 854-PARK.

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about 5 years ago

Great Place Near Austin

This really is a great getaway not far from Austin. Pace Bend is not the quietest place to camp, but if you just need to get away for a few nights and sleep under the stars, it's legit. And the cliff jumping is fantastic if the lake water level is high enough.

The Spot

The Spot, as my girlfriend and I refer to it, was he most beautiful primitive campsite in the entire park. It was tucked on the corner of South Taylor Cove with a beautiful scene of the lake. It was one of the only campsites on the West side of the park, where you could traverse down the rocks to get a close spot right at water level. There was plenty of tree cover and two picnic benches. We went on a Thursday and left on a Saturday in early February and the weather was beautiful! The day's full of sunshine and swim suites, and as we watched the sunset, we had our jackets on as the temperature dropped, so it was nice and cool at night. The trails were well maintained and we can't wait to take another adventure back to 'The Spot'

Beautiful Sunsets And Nice Hiking

Situated on a peninsula of the lake, this park has great water views from every campsite we saw. It also has amazing sunsets. The boat and lake noise may keep you up, but the views and water access can make up for it. The hiking trails are nice and well marked.

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