Mansfield Dam Park
4370 Mansfield Dam Rd.
United States
-97° -97' 30.2292" N 30° 30' 43.5192" W

As its name suggests, Mansfield Dam Park is located adjacent to Mansfield Dam on the main body of Lake Travis and serves as one of the primary access points for boaters. Set back from the water's edge, a central recreation area offers picnic sites, a playground, horseshoe pits, chess tables, and a panoramic view of the Lake Travis basin.

Still the deepest, most accessible boat ramp on Lake Travis, Mansfield Dam's boat ramp will increase from two lanes to four with an adjoining wheelchair-accessible courtesy dock to make lake launching easy. Also, parking capacity has been increased to accommodate 112 trailer-towing vehicles.

The day use area of the park offers picnic tables with barbecue grills, including several with covered shelters, tucked amid the canopies of native trees. Picnic sites and lake access are easily reachable by strolling along the meandering hike and bike trail to the location of your choice.

Diving is almost as easy as stepping right from your car door into the lake. We have provided dive stairs, a wheelchair-accessible ramp, and a courtesy dive lift to ease the trek from hillside to lakeside. Underwater amusement has been enhanced by the addition of four underwater dive platforms at various lake levels. Also, an underwater trail and compass course will be laid out to connect dive attractions such as sunken boats, historic dam construction materials, and geological points of interest.

The western peninsula of Mansfield Dam park enjoys some of the most beautiful views of Lake Travis. Wander along our hike and bike trail to a peaceful pavilion surrounded by trees and vines. This is an excellent spot to appreciate the view, watch the wildlife, or read a book.

Hours: Day use is 8:00 AM to civil twilight (dark) Boat Ramp is Sunrise to civil twilight (dark).

Special notes: For safety reasons, no access to the dam is allowed. Potable water, pay phones and an informational kiosk located at the dive park entrance. The boat ramp is quite active during peak boating season. On busy weekends and holidays, some delays for launching boats can be expected.Dogs and other pets are permitted in the park, but must be kept on a leash and not left unattended. Glass containers and fireworks are prohibited in all Travis County Parks.

Admission fees: do apply, see Park website for details.

ADA Accessible
Boat Ramp
Grills/ BBQ Pits/ Fire ring
Picnic Tables
Things To Do: 
Hiking/ walking
Wildlife Watching