Old school or new school, classic or modern, Backstreet Boys or One Direction? These are the types of deeply philosophical questions you’ll want to ask yourselves before choosing a site at Pace Bend. On the one hand, there are numerous “primitive sites” throughout the park, modestly equipped with picnic tables, grills and waterless toilets (first-come, first-served). On the other hand, there are 20 “improved camping” sites available for RVs and tent-camping that offer water, electricity, restrooms and showers (reservation only). So, eager camper, the questions awaits - are you more of the “I Want It That Way” type, or more of a “What Makes You Beautiful” kind of camper?
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
420 sites
Up to guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


Lake Travis isn’t your average pond. The long river snakes through the hills and limestone cliffs, with so many coves and inlet...Read more


Lake Travis isn’t your average pond. The long river snakes through the hills and limestone cliffs, with so many coves and inlet...Read more


Hikers will enjoy 15 miles of trails that meander through the hills of Pace Bend Park, offering great lake views from the top. ...Read more

Horseback riding

About half of Park Bend Park’s extensive trail system is open to equestrians, making this park one of the best spots around for...Read more


With the exception of a couple designated swim spots, kayaks, canoes and other small non-motorized boats can be launched just a...Read more

Wildlife watching

You’ll find plenty of company as you hike or bike along the trails, including white-tailed deer, raccoons, fox, and ringtail ca...Read more



Natural features you'll find at Pace Bend Campground.

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Hipcamper Douglas
Douglas G.
recommends this listing.
April 22nd, 2019

Great place to camp for a more primitive experience. Like most parks in Texas you should go during the week if you want more privacy.

Hipcamper Becca
Becca S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 29th, 2018

Pace Bend is a must-go for rock climbers in Texas. It's an easy drive right outside of town. It is the only place to Deep Water Solo in TX, which makes it great for climbers in the Summer when it's too hot to sport climb! There's also lots of great cliff jumping if the climbing part isn't your thing.

Hipcamper Randy
Randy G.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
November 1st, 2017

Pit toilets that stink, stink, stink. No showers.

Hipcamper Samantha
Samantha K.
recommends this listing.
September 5th, 2017

Some of the campsites facing the lake are full of burrs- be careful before you settle in.

Hipcamper Chelsea
Chelsea S.
recommends this listing.
August 22nd, 2017

Classic spot for cliff-jumping and deep water solo--ing! Pick a cove and check it out -- or hope around to all the coves and pick your favorite! Mine are usually on the west side of the peninsula ;)

Hipcamper Andy
Andy B.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
July 7th, 2017

A great, easy getaway, but not one with a ton of (or any) quiet or privacy. A great place for beginner campers!

Hipcamper Dillon
Dillon S.
recommends this listing.
May 9th, 2017

Some sites are difficult to access the Colorado River. Plenty of camp sites with lots of room.

Hipcamper Spencer
Spencer I.
didn't provide a recommendation.
January 29th, 2017

This is one of our favorites. Only 45 minutes west of Austin. With so many sites available, this is our go-to for spur-the-moment weekends. No need for reservations unlike many of the surrounding state parks with limited sites.

Hipcamper Jason
Jason H.
didn't provide a recommendation.
November 16th, 2016

I did a little overnighter at Pace Bend in just my hammock in October, and it was great! It was my first time hammock camping and I didn't have a tarp or anything, so since the campsite I picked was right by the water, I did get destroyed by mosquitoes. On the flip side, it was incredible falling asleep truly in the great outdoors. Pace Bend was nice for the one night get away, but it's not a completely wild place. There's fancy lake houses across the water, and the stars aren't as bright as I wanted them, but campsite space seems to be endless so it's great for quick, spontaneous trips.

Pace Bend Park
United States
Phone Number
(512) 854-7275
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30.46° N, 98.019° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer - Group: 400 Sites
(Up to people per site)
Unknown price
Tent / Van: 20 Sites
(Up to people per site)