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Mansfield Dam Park
Tom Hausler
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Tom Hausler
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Tom Hausler
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Jaco Botha
Tom Hausler
Tom Hausler
Tom Hausler
Tom Hausler
Tom Hausler
Tom Hausler
Tom Hausler
Tom Hausler
Jaco Botha
Tom Hausler

Mansfield Dam Park offers beautiful views of Lake Travis where families can picnic, swim in our secluded cove, fish, and play and includes the largest public boat ramp on Lake Travis with an extensive scuba diving park.


4370 Mansfield Dam Park Road
Austin, TX 78732
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Park Hours

Every day
Sunrise to civil twilight
(Today's sunrise is 07:36 am and civil twilight is 07:18 pm)

Boat Ramp Hours

Every day
24 Hours
LCRA Boat Ramp Status


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71 acres

Activities and Amenities

Boat ramp
Campsites* (SCUBA groups only)
Chess tables (6)
Climbing boulder
Covered shelters (7)
Courtesy dock
Designated swim cove
Multiuse trails
Pavilion* (1)
Picnic tables
SCUBA diving
Underwater dive park
* Reservations required

Know Before You Go


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

Boat Ramp

The boat ramp is quite active during peak boating season. On busy weekends and holidays, delays for launching boats can be expected.

Still the deepest, most accessible boat ramp on Lake Travis, Mansfield Dam's boat ramp has four lanes with an adjoining wheelchair-accessible courtesy dock to make lake launching easier.

SCUBA Diving

Potable water and an informational kiosk located at the dive park entrance

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.


For safety reasons, access to the dam is not allowed.


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

Day Use$10 per Vehicle
Trailer Parking Fee (No Charge to Lone Star Seniors and Lone Star Veterans)$5 per Trailer per Day
Pedestrian/Bicyclist$3 per Person
Seasonal Weekend & Holiday Surcharge Added to Day Use (May 1 - Sept 30, Excludes Annual and Lone Star Pass Holders)$5 per Vehicle
Day Use for Lone Star Veteran Pass HolderNo Charge
Day Use Lone Star Senior Citizens Pass HolderNo Charge
Improved Camping for SCUBA Divers Only (Must Be Reserved in Advance, Contact Parks Desk at 512-854-PARK)$20 per Vehicle per Night

For more information, please contact the Parks’ Main Office at 512-854-PARK.

No License Agreement Required $100 per Event
Requiring a License Agreement $150 per Event

For more information, please contact the Parks’ Main Office at 512-854-PARK.

Weekday Rental$20 per Day
Weekend/Holiday Rental $40 per Day

Only available at the entrance booth (more info).

Annual Day Use Permit (NOTE: Proof of Travis County residency will be required to purchase a Travis County Park Annual Permit.)$125 per Vehicle
Annual Day Use Permit for Non-Travis County Residents$200 per Vehicle
Duplicate Annual Permit$75 per Vehicle
Annual Trailer Parking Permit$50 per Trailer
Annual Permit for Pedestrian/Bicyclist$25 per Person
Lone Star Veteran Pass for Day Use (U.S. Veteran with 50% Service Related Disability)No Charge
Lone Star Senior Citizen Pass for Day Use (For Age 62 or Older)No Charge
Travis County Resident Reservation Fee (Non-Refundable)$10
Non-Travis County Resident Reservation Fee (Non-Refundable)$30
Pavilion Rental (Daily Park Use Fees Still Apply)$50 per Day
Pavilion Deposit (Refundable)$100



Pavilion reservations are required. Our pavilions accommodate up to 30 visitors.

Make a reservation request

SCUBA Diving Campsites

Campsites are available for SCUBA groups. Contacts 512-854-PARK or email


The following are prohibited:

  • Fireworks
  • Glass containers
  • Ground fires
  • Off-leash pets
  • Public display of consumption of alcohol
  • Tobacco products

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


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.

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.

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.

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 gazebo surrounded by trees and vines and appreciate the view, watch the wildlife, or read a book.

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