This is the most popular lake in Austin for kayaking, stand up paddling, and other paddling sports. This lake does not allow motorized boats which makes it very paddle friendly. Lady Bird is a reservoir on the Colorado River in downtown Austin. It has hiking and biking trails all along the lake. Lady Bird looks amazing with it’s crystal blue water and scenic views of downtown Austin. Lady Bird Lake is also known as Town Lake. So when someone asks you about Town Lake, they are referring to Lady Bird Lake. There are a few launching points along Lady Bird and several kayak, canoe, and stand up paddleboard rental shops. Austin is one of the best cities in the world for paddle sports enthusiasts, and Lady Bird Lake is the best lake to paddle in Austin. See the map below for rental shops and boat launches.
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