Pace Bend Park
2011 Pace Bend Rd
United States
-98° -98' 23.2944" N 30° 30' 25.0224" W

Pace Bend Park is located in far western Travis County in the Hill Country of central Texas. With more than nine miles of shoreline along scenic Lake Travis, Pace Bend is one of the most popular areas in the Highland Lakes region, offering visitors a wide range of recreational opportunities. The west side of the park features high, limestone cliffs and numerous rocky coves with some of the most impressive views available of Lake Travis, especially at sunset.

Most of Pace Bend Park is easily accessible by vehicle from the seven-mile, paved roadway that loops the park. However, the interior of the park is managed as a wildlife preserve and can be reached by foot, bicycle, or horseback only. Numerous trails lead into the hills and provide excellent views of the lake and the Hill Country. This area serves as home to a large number of whitetail deer, raccoon, fox, ringtail cat, and dozens of bird species.

Camping: Primitive campsites with picnic tables, barbecue grills, fire rings, and plenty of trees for shade and privacy are scattered along the cliffs and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The east and north sides of Pace Bend offer more gentle, sloping shorelines with sandy and gravel beaches, providing easy access to the lake for families with young children and people with disabilities. Numerous primitive campsites can be found among the oak and mesquite trees and all are within a short walk to the lake. Camping on the beach is also permitted.

Please note that primitive camping permits do not include shower privileges. Waterless toilets are available.

Pace Bend offers 20 improved campsites, with water and electrical hook-ups, showers and restrooms. These sites are all located on the east side of the park just above Levi Cove, within easy walking distance to the lake. They feature plenty of shade trees and flat, grassy areas for tent camping. All sites are back-ins only.

Reservations, though not required, are recommended, as improved campsites tend to fill up quickly. For holidays and summer weekends, we suggest that you call us a few weeks in advance to reserve a site. Please note that we charge by the vehicle, not by the site, so that carpooling will save you money. A maximum of two vehicles may occupy a site. Overflow parking is available. 

Hours: Day use is Sunrise to civil twilight (dark), open 24 hours a day for camping.

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

Boat Ramp
Grills/ BBQ Pits/ Fire ring
Picnic Tables
Trails- Hiking
Trails- biking
Trails- horse
Things To Do: 
Hiking/ walking
Horseback Riding
Wildlife Watching