Tom Hughes Park
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Tom Hausler
Tom Hughes Park
Tom Hausler
Tom Hughes Park
Tom Hausler
Tom Hughes Park
Tom Hausler
Tom Hughes Park
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Tom Hughes Park is an excellent place to swim, sunbathe, and watch the sunset over Lake Travis.

Address

12714 Hughes Park Rd.
Austin, TX 78732
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Park Hours

Every day
April 1 - October 31
9:00 am to civil twilight
(Today's civil twilight is 05:59 pm)

Fees

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Acreage

15 acres

Activities and Amenities

Hiking trails
Picnics
Portable toilets
Swimming

Know Before You Go

Activities

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

Amenities

There is no electricity or drinking water.

Closed Season

This park is closed between November 1 - March 31. This park also closes during hazardous trail conditions usually caused by rain events.

Rugged Terrain

Due to the park's rugged terrain, steep inclines and variable lake levels, parents with young children are advised to exercise extreme caution, or consider visiting one of the many other Travis County Parks nearby.

Fees

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

TypeCost
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
Day Use for Lone Star Veteran Pass HolderNo Charge
Day Use Lone Star Senior Citizens Pass HolderNo Charge

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

TypeCost
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.

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

Only available at the entrance booth (more info).

TypeCost
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

Rules

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.

About

Tom Hughes Park is located in the basin area of Lake Travis near Mansfield Dam, in the scenic Hill Country of central Texas. The lower section of the park consists of steep limestone outcroppings and boulders along the shoreline, while the upper elevations consist of thick juniper and oak woodlands.

Tom Hughes Park is an excellent place to swim, sunbathe, or just watch the sunset over Lake Travis. A number of primitive trails with steep inclines lead down to the water's edge, providing close-up views of an unusual diversity of Hill Country flora.

Tom Hughes is one of the less heavily visited parks due to its limited parking and rugged terrain.

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