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12714 Hughes Park Rd.
Austin, TX
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Hours of Operation

9:00 AM to civil twilight (dark).
Closes during hazardous trail conditions.
Closed from November 1st through March 31st.

General Information

Acreage: 15

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Travis County Parks

Tom Hughes Park

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Tom Hughes Park is located in the basin area of Lake Travis near Mansfield Dam, in the scenic Hill Country of central Texas. The lower section of the park consists of steep limestone outcroppings and boulders along the shoreline, while the upper elevations consist of thick juniper and oak woodlands.

Tom Hughes Park is an excellent place to swim, sunbathe, or just watch the sun set over Lake Travis. A number of primitive trails with steep inclines lead down to the water's edge, providing close-up views of an unusual diversity of Hill Country flora.

Tom Hughes is one of the less heavily visited parks due to its limited parking and rugged terrain.


  • restrooms (portable toilets)

Special Notes

Day use only park.
Dogs and pets are not permitted in Tom Hughes Park.
Due to the park's rugged terrain, steep inclines and variable lake levels. Parents with young children are advised to exercise extreme caution, or consider visiting one of the many other Travis County Parks nearby.

Ground fires are prohibited in all day use parks. Glass containers and fireworks are prohibited in all Travis County Parks. Public display of consumption of alcohol is prohibited.