Favorite thing: There are numerous activities in this region. During several months of the year, the water is good for swimming. Public beaches are available all over the lake. There are a variety of marinas with one of the major ones located in Lakeway. This is prime territory for water skiing, windsurfing, powerboating, and sailing. The photo reveals that the lake level is down due to lack of heavy rainfall in recent months. Despite the lake levels, Lake Travis has always been large enough to accomodate the recreation needs of the region. The area is surrounded by the Texas Hill Country. Several parks allow access to beaches with all types of recreational activities possible. This area is also popular with summer camps, weddings, and conventions. The outdoor setting is enhanced by walking trails and opportunities to view wildlife. On this lake, you have everything from church camps to beaches such as Hippy Hollow, which shows a far less conservative side.