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4370 Mansfield Dam Park Rd.
Austin, TX
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Hours of Operation

Day use is 8:00 am to civil twilight (dark)
Boat ramp is open 24 hours a day.

General Information

Acreage: 71

Park Fees

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Travis County Parks

Mansfield Dam Park

News & Alerts

ALERT: Fee Change Starting May 1 Through September 30, on every weekend and holiday - A $5 surcharge will be applied to all vehicles on summer weekends and holidays.  This $5 fee will be in addition to the usual $10 entrance fee and will apply to all vehicles, including those with Annual, Senior Lonestar, and Veteran Lonestar Permits. The fee will not be assessed on weekdays that are not holidays.  This added fee is necessary to help offset the costs of operating the park during times of peak visitation.


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. Other popular attractions are picnicking, swimming, and sunbathing.

Open on May 20, 2000 this newly renovated recreational area boasts a wide array of amenities for the public. Planners of Mansfield Dam park have skillfully created a park which accommodates many groups, including scuba divers, swimmers, boaters, picnickers, and nature enthusiasts.

Set back from the water's edge, a central recreation area offers picnic sites, a playground, 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.


  • barbecue grills
  • boat ramp - until Lake level reaches 636 feet
  • designated swim cove (boats prohibited)
  • drinking water
  • picnic tables
  • restrooms
  • concessions
  • under water dive park
  • dive stairs and ADA lift
  • courtesy dock
  • playscape
  • covered shelters
  • hiking trail

Special Notes

For safety reasons, no access to the dam is allowed.

Potable water 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.
Public display of consumption of alcohol is prohibited.