Burn Ban effective January 20, 2022
Travis County is currently under a burn ban. Please refer to the Travis County fire marshal webpage for more information: https://www.traviscountytx.gov/fire-marshal/burn-ban. What this means for camping is that all wood burning fires are prohibited. You are allowed to use our covered grills and designated fire ring in the campground, but only charcoal is allowed. You are also welcomed to bring your own charcoal or propane grill if it is elevated off the ground. Lastly, if you need to discard charcoal during your stay, please ensure the coals are completely put out.
Lake Travis Water Quality
The LCRA and Travis County Parks continues to strongly encourage people to avoid contact with alga and to keep their dogs from ingesting or playing in algae in Lake Travis. Please refer to Harmful Algal Blooms | LCRA for more information.
No Water Available
Sandy Creek park has no available water at this time. Please bring your own supply.
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
Sunrise to 8pm
(Today's sunrise is 07:26 am and today's civil twilight is 06:24 pm)
Boat Ramp Hours
LCRA Boat Ramp Status
Activities and Amenities
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 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
- 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.