park entrance sign by heather valey
trees, hills, grass, landscape by heather valey
marshall ford dam by heather valey
shaded picnic table by heather valey
boat ramp with man about to sail by heather valey
boat ramp by heather valey
two jetskis in water by heather valey
man grilling near water by heather valey
basketball courrt by heather valey

Mary Quinlan Park is the gateway to Lake Austin, providing a public boat ramp as well as a peaceful place to fish.


1601 Quinlan Park Road South
Austin, TX 78732
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Park Hours

Every day
Sunrise to civil twilight
(Today's sunrise is 06:29 am and civil twilight is 08:56 pm)

Boat Ramp Hours

Every day
24 Hours


No Park Use Fee
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5.8 acres

Activities and Amenities

Barbecue grills
Basketball court
Boat ramp
Lake access
Picnic tables
Portable Toliets

Know Before You Go


There is no electricity or drinking water.


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

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.



The following are prohibited:

  • Camping
  • 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.


Mary Quinlan Park is located on the upper reaches of Lake Austin. This small, moderately visited park offers 5.8 acres of rolling hills with 200 feet of shoreline access, including the only public boat ramp for several miles. Because of the narrow width of Lake Austin in this area, Mary Quinlan Park preserves much of the feel of the original steep-sloped Colorado River bottoms.

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