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Mansfield Dam

Mansfield Dam, Austin, TX 78734, USA

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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 Park3.19km 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.

360 Bridge11.43km 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.

Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve12.12km from Mansfield Dam

A wildlife preserve which was founded in1974 consists of 227 acres of native Texas Hill Country habitat west of Austin, Texas. It maintains around 4kms of hiking trails. It was one of the popular tourist attractions in Travis county.

Barton Creek12.42km 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.

Austin Zoo14.86km from Mansfield Dam

A nonprofit rescuee zoo which has a mission to assist animals in need through rescue, rehabilitation, and education. Austin Zoo currently has over 300 animals from over 100 different species. It now becomes one of the famous places in Austin.

Mount Bonnell15.1km 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.

Where is Mansfield Dam

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Travis County23 attractions

It was the fifth most populous county in Texas. The county was established in 1840 and is named in honor of William Barret Travis, the commander of the Republic of Texas forces at the Battle of the Alamo.