Due to issues related to COVID-19, the park is closed until further notice. For more detailed information and a list of parks that are open: COVID-19 Preparedness
In response to COVID-19 concerns, camping is closed until further notice. Camping Reservations are unavailable at this time.
Boat Ramp Temporarily Closed
Sandy Creek Park, nestled into the basin area of Lake Travis, is an ideal spot for swimming, nature walks, birding, camping, and fishing.
Know Before You Go
While the park provides access to the listed activities, Travis County Parks does not provide any equipment.
Overnight camping is available on a first-come, first-served basis and is restricted to established campsites only. Camping along the shoreline is prohibited. Only primitive campsites are available. There are no hook-ups for electric and water in the campgrounds. Drinking water spigots are located throughout the park. Large RVs and camping trailers are not recommended in the park, as they may have difficulty fitting into campsites and navigating the park roads.
Ground fires are permitted in designated areas only and as seasonal conditions allow, but visitors are required to bring their own firewood. Cutting or gathering of firewood, including kindling, is prohibited.
In an effort to allow all park visitors to enjoy their stay at Sandy Creek, we ask that overnight campers arrive by midnight and keep vehicle traffic to a minimum after dark. Quiet hours are strictly enforced between the hours of 10:00 pm and 7:00 am. All radios and generators must be turned off at this time.
Zebra Mussels have been found along the shoreline of our lake parks. Swimmers and others seeking water-based recreation should exercise caution when in or near the water.
We accept cash but do not accept credit or debit cards at the entrance booth.
The following are prohibited:
- Cutting or gathering of firewood
- Glass containers
- Ground fires
- Off-leash pets
- Public display of consumption of alcohol
- Tobacco products
For more information, view the Parks Rules and Safety page.
Sandy Creek Park is located on one of the quieter coves of Lake Travis, in the scenic Hill Country of central Texas. This 92-acre park is an ideal spot for swimming, nature walks, birding, camping, and fishing. Boaters and overnight campers will appreciate the park's easy accessibility to the basin area of Lake Travis, as well as its close proximity to Austin. At the same time this park offers a serene, wooded environment away from the heavier boat traffic found on other sections of the lake. Sandy Creek is home to several rare bird and plant species, including the endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler. A hike along the wooded bluff and shoreline provides a good view of the lake.