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.
Due to continuous construction in the area to complete the BCRUA water project, Sandy Creek Park will be limiting park use to DAY USE activities ONLY. Camping opportunities suspended late 2022, ETA to resume late 2026.
No Water Available
Sandy Creek park has no available water at this time. Please bring your own supply.
Boat Ramp Temporarily Closed
Sandy Creek Park, nestled into the basin area of Lake Travis, is an ideal spot for swimming, nature walks, birding, and fishing.
9500 Lime Creek Road Leander, TX 78641
Sunrise to 8pm
(Today's sunrise is 07:18 am and today's civil twilight is 07:53 pm)
Boat Ramp Hours
LCRA Boat Ramp Status
Activities and Amenities
Know Before You Go
While the park provides access to the listed activities, Travis County Parks does not provide any equipment.
Camping has been temporarily suspended for the length of neighboring construction of the BCRUA Raw Water Delivery System (BCRUA Water Project).
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, and fishing. Boaters 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.