Lake Water Quality
The LCRA and Travis County Parks continue to strongly encourage people to avoid contact with alga and to keep their dogs from ingesting or playing in algae in Lake Travis or Lake Austin. Click on "Lake Water Quailty" to visit LCRA website for more information.
Accepting CASH only
Park Entry and Amenity fees can only be paid with by CASH. We are unable to accept credit cards or any other form of payment at this time. Thank you.
TRAVIS COUNTY and ALL TRAVIS COUNTY PARKS ARE CURRENTLY UNDER A BURN BAN.
Due to increased fire danger NO CHARCOAL OR WOOD FIRES are allowed. Only enclosed propane grills are allowed at this time in parks that allow grilling. "A person violates this order if he/she engages in any activity outdoors, which could allow flames or sparks that could result in a fire unless done in an enclosure designed to protect the spread of fire or orders such activities by others." For more on the Burn Ban, please see here.
Boat Ramp Temporarily Closed
Camping reservations request for 2023
Camping reservation requests for October 2023 are currently open. November requests will be opening Monday, October 2nd. We will continue to work off a first requested first served basis. Thank you for your continued patience.
Arkansas Bend Phase II Completion 2023
Phase II of the master-planned Arkansas Bend Park development is currently in construction and set to be complete in 2023. Improvements include adding 20 improved campsites, 18 cabins, and an extension to one of our boat ramps.
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
Daytime Use Hours
Sunrise to civil twilight
(Today's sunrise is 07:20 am and civil twilight is 07:48 pm)
Boat Ramp Hours
LCRA Boat Ramp Status
Know Before You Go
While the park provides access to the listed activities, Travis County Parks does not provide any equipment.
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.
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 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.
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
- 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.