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230. Windy Point Park

August 18, 2010

Is the Central Texas heat getting to you? Are you looking for a place to cool down?  Maybe you’re seeking one more adventure before the kids go back to school. Look no farther, Windy Point Park has everything you need to enjoy a day on the shores of Lake Travis. (Not to be confused with Bob Wentz Park, which is also great.)

I was a weekday regular here back in my days of babysitting during the summer. From my experience the park was never too crowded during the week, although I hear it’s always a hot spot on the weekends. The park has picnic tables, camping facilities — basically what you would expect from a lakeside park. Oddly enough, they also do have free wireless internet access.

It’s deep-water swimming only. They have stairs that take you down to the water where you can swim, float or do whatever you please.

Scuba divers out there are in for a real treat. Those that venture far enough below the surface can find a jet ski, sunken boats and underwater sculptures. But my personal favorite underwater find was a 1985 Pinto – that’s a car. This weekend Scuba Frisco Sports will be hosting their Dive and Dine weekend. For more information visit: http://www.scubafriscosports.com/diveanddine/index.html.

This is truly a spectacular little spot on Lake Travis. True to its name, it can get pretty windy out there. I guess that’s why it’s also a prime location for wind surfing. The views of the lake are phenomenal, making it the perfect spot to catch the sunset after a long day.

Two main reasons I went Windy Point Park over Bob Wentz were:

Reason #1. It takes me back to my summer days of babysitting and the many great afternoons we spent swimming. Reason #2 – even though I don’t scuba dive, the fact that there are things to explore just is fascinating to me.

Rates:

$8.00 weekday
$15.00 weekend
Children 10 and under Free.

Location:

6506 Bob Wentz Park Road
Austin, Texas 78732

http://www.windypointpark.com

Photo Thanks To: LCRA, http://www.lcra.org/newsletter/currents/march09/wallpaper.htm.

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