lakeside by heather valey
boat ramp by morgan skidmore
ramp by heather valey
boat on water by heather valey
picnic table at camsite by morgan skidmore
trees by heather valey
parking lot by heather valey
overlook of lake and shore by heather valey
cliff and trees by heather valey
grill and picnic table by heather valey
purple flowers by heather valey
overlook of water by unknown
park entrance sign by heather valey

Sandy Creek Park, nestled into the basin area of Lake Travis, is an ideal spot for swimming, nature walks, birding, camping, and fishing.


9500 Lime Creek Road Leander, TX 78641
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Park Hours

Every day
Sunrise to 8pm
(Today's sunrise is 07:26 am and today's civil twilight is 08:10 pm)

Boat Ramp Hours

Every day
24 Hours
LCRA Boat Ramp Status


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92 acres

Activities and Amenities

Boat Ramp
Barbecue Grills
Drinking Water
Picnic tables
Primitive Campsites (20)

Know Before You Go


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


Overnight camping is available on a first-come, first-served basis and is restricted to established campsites only. Camping along the shoreline is prohibited. Only primitive campsites are available. There are no hook-ups for electric and water in the campgrounds. Drinking water spigots are located throughout the park. Large RVs and camping trailers are not recommended in the park, as they may have difficulty fitting into campsites and navigating the park roads.

Ground fires are permitted in designated areas only and as seasonal conditions allow, but visitors are required to bring their own firewood. Cutting or gathering of firewood, including kindling, is prohibited.

In an effort to allow all park visitors to enjoy their stay at Sandy Creek, we ask that overnight campers arrive by midnight 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.

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.


The following are prohibited:

  • Cutting or gathering of firewood
  • 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.


Sandy Creek Park is located on one of the quieter coves of Lake Travis, in the scenic Hill Country of central Texas. This 92-acre park is an ideal spot for swimming, nature walks, birding, camping, and fishing. Boaters and overnight campers will appreciate the park's easy accessibility to the basin area of Lake Travis, as well as its close proximity to Austin. At the same time this park offers a serene, wooded environment away from the heavier boat traffic found on other sections of the lake. Sandy Creek is home to several rare bird and plant species, including the endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler. A hike along the wooded bluff and shoreline provides a good view of the lake.

Sandy Creek Map

Rare Plant Survey and General Plant Inventory