Lake Travis is almost 100 percent full for the first time since 2010.
LAKE TRAVIS — Lake Travis is almost 100 percent full for the first time since 2010.
KVUE”s meteorologist Jared Plushnick said Lake Travis is 98 percent full. Currently, the lake is sitting as 679 feet.
“There’s more work on the lake, on boats, there’s more people coming out, more people buying boats,” Pilotto said.
Boat rental companies have opened their business for the season a month sooner to cater to high demand.
“We are breaking up earlier and heavier than we have in six or seven years,” an employee said.
The atmosphere among neighbors changed as well. As the lake became more full, neighbors became more social/
“We have lots of get-togethers, anniversaries, birthday parties, that’s what’s going on now,” Pilotto said.
What better way to spend the summertime than surrounded by friends at the lake.
Opportunities are everywhere. Boredom is never a problem. Each night of the week, Austin boasts everything from art and music to outdoor activities. Since we have about 300 days of sunshine per year, it’s hard to get stuck inside. Rent a paddle board on the Greenbelt, or rent a boat on Lake Travis with friends.
There’s something so utterly romantic about a bride and groom arriving in a beautifully restored wooden boat. These vintage classics have an air of nostalgia, an elegance that almost takes your breath away. As a wedding planner, I’m always excited when a couple opts to arrive by boat because I know it will add so much to the wedding experience (and the photos!).
Here’s a look at our favorite five boat rentals in the areas. From party boats on Lake Austin to deep sea fishing, here are some of the best options out there.
Lake vacations were once about the blob, your Miller High Life-drinking uncle’s legendary Buddha-belly flop, and the awkward muscle-shirt tan. Now, it’s all “I’m On A Boat,” bikinis, kegs, and debaucherous mayhem.
World-record boat tie-ups, yachts that cost six-figures, and double-decker party barges have turned the lake scene into one summer-long spring break. But before you pack the wakeboard and Confederate flag swim floaties, know that not every podunk pond is party central. No, some are wilder than others.
And these 10… well, they’re the wildest America has to offer.
Source: America’s 5 Greatest Party Lakes
This time last year Charlie Smith and her fiance, who goes by the name “Captain”, were renovating houses for a living and planning their wedding.
By May, they had sold their home, quit their jobs, and blown their entire wedding budget on a sailing boat to explore the world on the high seas.
The couple have been making their way around the Mediterranean in their floating home ever since, stopping off in France, Spain, Italy, Elba, Corsica, Sardinia and the Balearic Islands.
“We knew we didn’t have nearly enough sailing experience to undertake such a feat but we did it anyway,” she said.
Source: The Kiwi model and her ‘Captain’
For the first time in years there’s plenty of water in Lake Travis, bringing music to the ears of boaters and businesses on Labor Day.
For the first time in years, there’s plenty of water in Lake Travis on Labor Day, which brings music to the ears of boaters and businesses on a day as perfect as Labor Day.
Thanks to the downpours over Memorial Day weekend and showers throughout the month that bumped up Lake Travis water levels by almost 40 feet, boating on the lake will be more accessible to the public this summer than it has been in three years.
Even if you don’t own a boat, you can still get out on the water and blast those winter blues away with some Highland Lakes fresh air and sunshine. Several area businesses rent everything from kayaks to ski boats to house boats. (Even if it’s cold today, give it another 24 hours and it’ll be boating weather again!)
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