Mansfield Dam - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
Things to know
About Mansfield Dam
A dam located across a canyon at Marshall Ford on the Colorado River. This 278 feet high and 7089 feet long was constructed to control flooding, to store water and to generate electricity. It is also one of the prime tourist attractions in the Travis county.
Attractions Near Mansfield Dam
Hippie Hollow Park
3.19km from Mansfield Dam
A park located on the shore of Lake Travis in northwest Austin. It is the only legally recognized clothing-optional public park in the State of Texas. It has been used as a nude swimming spot for years because the area was along a particularly remote section of the shoreline of Lake Travis. It is one of the popular tourist attractions in Austin.
11.43km from Mansfield Dam
This is a through arch bridge across Lake Austin which connects the northern and southern sections of the Loop 360 highway, also known as the "Capital of Texas Highway. The road is widely considered one of the most scenic urban drives in Texas, in large part due to this arched weathering-steel bridge and the rolling hills that flank the road.
12.42km from Mansfield Dam
Barton Creek is a tributary that feeds the Colorado River as it flows through the Texas Hill Country. The creek passes through some of the more scenic areas in Greater Austin, surrounded in many parts by a greenbelt of protected lands that serves as a habitat for many indigenous species of flora and fauna.
15.1km from Mansfield Dam
Also known as Covert Park, is a prominent point alongside the Lake Austin portion of the Colorado River in Austin, Texas. It has been a popular tourist destination since the 1850s. The mount provides a vista for viewing the city of Austin, Lake Austin, and the surrounding hills.It was designated as a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark.
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For more information about Mansfield Dam, visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mansfield_Dam