Lake Travis Outing: Windy Point Park

 

Join the Diving Rebels on September 28–30 at Windy Point Park, 6506 Bob Wentz Park Rd., Austin, TX 78732, as the club returns to Lake Travis for a weekend of diving and fellowship. I’ll be coordinating the outing, and I’m planning a weekend of camping, diving, and fun! Camping is available Friday night and Saturday night for a fee of $10.00 per person. The camping is primitive—there’s no electricity or water available in the camping area. The park does have outdoor showers, though. The park entry fee on weekdays is $8.00 per person, while on weekend days and holidays, the fee is $15 per person; park hours are from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm.

The club will be providing one meal on Saturday. I’ll be ordering sandwiches and chips from Jason’s Deli, but you’ll have to bring your own drinks. Jason’s Deli does have a gluten-free menu for those who have food allergies, so please let me know if I’ll need to make a special order; for more information about the outing or to let me know about your meal needs, you can email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Those who attend the outing will have to provide all other meals for themselves.

Windy Point Park is one of the top diving “hot spots” in the Central Texas area. Recognized by divers and diving instructors from all over the state, the park offers a wealth of items to find, explore, and seek out in Lake Travis. Divers will find boat wrecks and unique metal sculptures of a scuba diver, a sea turtle, a shark, and a manatee along with other interesting objects, including some small boats, a larger sailboat, a Pinto, and more! Six platforms are available to use for training. Divers with advanced training and experience can enjoy diving a deep underwater canyon wall, plunging to depths well over 100 feet. You should dress warmly, however; the temperature at that depth can differ 30 degrees from that on the surface. For specific information about the Windy Point site, see the park’s website at http://www.windypointpark.com/ or call (512) 266-3337.

Facilities at Windy Point Park include grills, an onsite air fill station, courtesy carts to transport your equipment, camping areas with fire pits, clean restrooms and porta-potties, protected swim and dive areas, stairs for easy access to the lake, changing facilities, rinse-off showers, picnic tables, free Wi-Fi across the park, and a concession area.

Windy Point Park has the following policies:

  • No reservations are accepted. Park amenities are first come, first served.
  • You can camp for a maximum of 14 nights.
  • Lake Travis has deep water access only.
  • No lifeguards are on duty; swim at your own risk.
  • Children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • No pets, glass containers, firearms, or spearguns are allowed.
  • Fishing is prohibited because of scuba diving.
  • Jumping or diving from the rocks or stairs is not allowed.

Make your plans now to join me and your fellow Diving Rebels at Windy Point Park on September 28–30. Whether you come out for the whole weekend or just on Saturday, you should have a good time!

 

Travis Wells