Boat ramp
Arkansas Bend Park
Morgan Skidmore
Arkansas Bend Park
Arkansas Bend Park
Morgan Skidmore
Kids playing in water
Arkansas Bend Park

Located in Lago Vista, Arkansas Bend Park has been recently renovated to include two boat ramps, a playground, and improved campsites.


16900 Cherry Lane
Lago Vista, TX 78645
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Daytime Use Hours

Every day
Sunrise to civil twilight
(Today's sunrise is 06:38 am and civil twilight is 09:00 pm)

Boat Ramp Hours

Every day
24 hours
LCRA Boat Ramp Status

Quiet Hours

Every day
10:00 pm - 7:00 am


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323 acres

Activities and Amenities

Barbecue grills
Boat ramps (2)
Improved campsites (18)*
Multi-use trails
Picnic tables
RV dump stations
Water fountains
*Reservations recommended

Know Before You Go


While the park provides access to the listed activities, Travis County Parks does not provide any equipment.

Improved Camping

Arkansas Bend offers 18 improved campsites, each with water and 20/30/50 electrical hookups, a picnic table, barbecue grill, lantern hook, and a fire ring. There are 3 restroom facilities within Roadrunner Loop, supplying 10 individual bathroom and shower combo's. The camping area is supported by camp hosts and is gated for entry of paid campers only. All sites are back-in only. Reservations are highly recommended, as sites are limited.

Parking is available on site. A maximum of two vehicles may occupy a site, with a maximum of 8 people per site. Overflow parking is available.

Ground fires are permitted, as seasonal conditions allow. However, the cutting or gathering of firewood, including kindling, is prohibited in all Travis County Parks. Please bring your own firewood.

Quiet Hours

In an effort to allow all park visitors to enjoy their stay at Arkansas Bend, we suggest that all overnight campers arrive by 9:00 pm and keep vehicle traffic to a minimum after dark. Quiet hours are strictly enforced between the hours of 10:00 pm and 7:00 am. All radios and generators must be turned off at this time.

Boating and Swimming

Arkansas Bend now has two boat ramps for public access. One is equipped with a courtesy dock and an ADA ramp. This will help alleviate any extended wait time to launch.

No lifeguard on duty; swim at your own risk.

Volunteer as a Park Host

Arkansas Bend now accepting applications to volunteer as a park host. Learn more.

Zebra Mussels

Zebra Mussels have been found along the shoreline of our lake parks. Swimmers and others seeking water-based recreation should exercise caution when in or near the water.


We accept cash but do not accept credit or debit cards at the entrance booth.


Improved Camping

Reservations, though not required, are recommended as improved campsites tend to fill up quickly. For holidays and summer weekends, we suggest that you make reservations in advance. Each improved site is limited to a maximum of 2 vehicles and 8 people. We only accept CASH or CHECK.

If you have an improved camping reservation, and will be arriving after dark, please call the park to get the gate code for entry into the camping loop.

Make a Reservation Request


The following are prohibited:

  • Cutting or gathering of firewood, including kindling
  • Fireworks
  • Glass containers
  • Off-leash pets
  • Public display of consumption of alcohol
  • Tobacco products

For more information, view the Parks Rules and Safety page.


This peaceful 323-acre park lies on the north shore of Lake Travis near the community of Lago Vista and combines many of the best qualities of other Lake Travis parks. The park's two miles of shoreline offer opportunities for hiking, fishing, camping, picnicking, and lake access via two boat ramps and a courtesy dock. Several inviting, shaded picnic tables and a playground is situated along the point on a bluff above a gently sloping, rocky waterfront.

Arkansas Bend Map (Phase 1)

Arkansas Bend Campsite Map (Phase 1)

Rare Plant Survey and General Plant Inventory