A Longhorn’s Guide to Exploring Austin

by Dixon Hankins, Associate Director for Outdoor Recreation

Planning to explore Austin’s great outdoor spaces? Check out these tips from the UT RecSports Outdoor Recreation program to maximize your adventures.

DO A LITTLE RESEARCH

Paddleboarding on Lady Bird Lake

PLAN AHEAD

Lady Bird Lake via ZilkerOfficial Instagram.

START YOUR ADVENTURE EARLY

KEEP IT LOCAL

Mount Bonnell Sunset via atmtx.

ENJOY THE SPRINGS

Barton Spring Pool and Zilker Park via ZilkerOfficial Instagram.

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF RAIN

EXPLORE STATE AND COUNTY PARKS

You can also find details about 25 Travis County parks here.

Pedernales Falls State Park.

FIND ADVENTURE WITH RECSPORTS

If you are interested in learning more about how you can find adventure with RecSports, check out these blog posts: Adventure Trip 101 and Outdoor Center 101.

Water splash and Austin Skyline on Lady Bird Lake.

We hope to see you out and about in Austin’s green spaces or on one of our adventure trips. Wherever you go, always remember to Leave No Trace. Happy trails!

Education through recreation. Est. 1916. | The University of Texas at Austin

Education through recreation. Est. 1916. | The University of Texas at Austin