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About Pace Bend Park - Lake Travis
Price
$15.00 - $20.00
Operator
County
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
Features
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ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Location
Pace Bend Park - Lake Travis is located in Texas
Latitude
30.455 N
Longitude
-98.022 W
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22 Reviews of Pace Bend Park - Lake Travis
Good Lake Camping!

Most sites have water access or are very short walk to it. Each of the “primitive” sites has a picnic table, grill, fire ring, and a bit of shade. The east side has mostly beachfront sites & the west has the cliff sites. My favorite sites are near the entrance; these sites have the best sunsets.  

Activities:

  • Boating - Ramps located at Collier Cove on the west side & Tatum Cove on the east side.
  • Fishing - Ask park staff for recommendations on good shore fishing spots
  • Swimming - Mudd Cove, Kate’s Cove, and Gracy Cove.
  • Trails – Hiking, biking, or horseback riding.
Drive Up Tent Camping

Wonderful summer time spot, plenty of drive-up tent sites (don’t settle for the first you see unless it’s a busy weekend) great cliff jumping and deep-water soloing opportunities for the seeking. Also great swimming/fishing holes. Hiking is short but nice.

Dispersed or Campground Camping

This is a county park in Travis County, Texas. We stayed one week in the middle of March 2019. We decided to stay outside the campground in the dispersed area. Technically, you can camp anywhere in the park; however, we believe there are only a few decent spots for RVs. Camping is limited to 7 days in a 30-day period. We stayed at Mudd Cove Mesquite Point and found a great spot right by the lake. We were able to get level without leveling blocks after some trial and error. There were several spots in that area that would be great for a RV of any size. As of April 1, 2019, they are closing the Tournament Point area to camping, so Mudd Cove Mesquite Point will have some of the only RV spots (IMO). Those spots are off Grisham Trail. The areas down Pace Bend Road were not RV friendly. Most were a tight squeeze, and many did not have turnaround spots. Great areas in there for tent camping, but not RVs. On Grisham Trail, you will find potable water. It is easy to miss and in a horrible spot on a curve and hill. It will be on left if you are coming from the park entrance. The dump station is outside of the park, right before the entrance on the right.  Easy in and out when leaving. Since we were in the dispersed area, we relied on our solar for electricity. The area we found was perfect for that. We were able to find a nice open spot with no trees and the weather cooperated, so we had no trouble with electricity. The park was quiet and empty for most of the week. Things did pick up Thursday and over the weekend, but most people were respectful and quieted down after 11pm. We walked the trails a few times, but overall there is not a ton to do here unless you are swimming. The cost for us was $20/night. $15 for the truck and $5 for the travel trailer. Day use fees are $7 a person which is included in the camping costs. The employee working when we arrived was not friendly or helpful at all, but the other employees we encountered were very helpful and nice. Overall, we will likely not be back. The price seemed steep for no hookups and the park just didn’t offer enough for us to want to stay again.

Hot spot for rock climbing.

We camped here for several days to get some rock climbing in at nearby spots. It was a great open campground for tent camping. It was quiet but slightly dusty. The bathrooms were clean and staff was nice. If you like hiking trails this is good area for it.

Plenty of activities to choose from!

This place is popping during the summer with plenty of fun for the whole family. Hiking, mountain biking, fishing, cliff jumping, rock climbing - you name it! It's also a great place to get away and find seclusion and some great camping spots just off of a cliff that results in some awesome sun rises and sunsets. Go during the week if you want to miss the crowds. Pet's on leases :) Cash only $10-$15

Lively little spot

getting in can be tedious. only one way in and out and the line gets intense on holiday weekends.

tons of great little spots all around this peninsula that are right on the water. one side in particular offers some awesome cliff jumping and there’s usually a ton of people out there. the other side gently slopes into the water and has more spread out camp grounds. but you need to get there early to claim your spot because basically it’s a free for all. there isn’t a way to reserve them really.

also, critical, cash or check only for entrance. they don’t take any card.

dogs are welcome but generally kept on leash. if you’re off on your own and your dog is swimming in the water then they usually let that slide. it’s a good little spot but there’s generally too many people there for me to want to actually camp there. I personally like it to be more remote.

Rugged yet Accessible

Pace Bend was the backdrop to many Dad and kiddo camping trips! Tent, kayak and you're ready to go. Back to nature, still close to civilization!

Great place to be

Lots of sites available, some more primitive but plenty to find your comfort zone. Access to the water from the majority of where we were and super fun jumping in from the cliffs.

Word of caution, water levels change so be sure there is plenty where your jumping before you jump!

Had lots of fun and having a site with a table, plenty of room for multiple tents and close to the water was great.

A Texas Gem!

The lake is clean, cool and deep! Tons of primitive camping and most sites have a table and a grill…and PRIVACY! …Depending on what side you're on, that is! I've been going there practically all my adult life and it's nice to have a place to get away that's within 30 minutes of the city!

Nice for deep water soloing

The campsites here are well spread out and provide quick access to deep water soloing routes in Pace Bend. Just don't go in the middle of summer because it's way too hot. Even if you jump in and out of the water to cool off, it's still going to be hot. Also, the campsite I stayed at had a table. That was a nice plus.