Austin - Lower Colorado River

  • Time: approx 1.5 hours

  • Distance: 1.5 mile (round trip)

  • Cost: Starting at $54.95 Per Adult

  • Weight Restrictions: 400 pounds per boat (two guests) per manufacturer specifications

  • Location: 5019 Capital of Texas Hwy North Austin, TX 78746

  • Reservations: Required, This is a Guided Tour in a Clear Kayak!

  • When: This route is currently offered on Mondays @ 9:00PM and 11:30PM

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Route Description

GlowRow offers an extraordinary kayaking experience on Lake Austin, a picturesque reservoir situated in the heart of Austin, Texas. This unique adventure takes you on a journey through the shimmering waters of Lake Austin, where the magic of bioluminescence comes alive after dark.

Lake Austin is not just any body of water; it's a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Originally created in 1939 by the Lower Colorado River Authority, the lake spans over 20 miles and offers a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Its crystal-clear waters are perfect for kayaking, providing a tranquil setting to unwind and connect with nature.

One of the highlights of kayaking on Lake Austin with GlowRow is paddling under the iconic Pennybacker Bridge, also known as the 360 Bridge. This architectural marvel, completed in 1982, spans across Lake Austin and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding hills and lake. Its distinctive design and towering pillars make it a beloved landmark and a popular spot for photographers and sightseers.

As you paddle beneath the Pennybacker Bridge with GlowRow, you'll witness the bridge's majestic silhouette against the night sky, illuminated by the twinkling lights of Austin. The calm waters beneath the bridge create a serene ambiance, making it a perfect spot to pause and take in the beauty of your surroundings.

But the adventure doesn't stop there! Lake Austin is also famous for its vibrant "party cove," a lively gathering spot where boaters and kayakers come together to socialize and enjoy the lake's recreational activities. On any given weekend night, you can expect to see a colorful array of boats adorned with lights, music playing in the background, and people dancing and having a great time.

In summary, GlowRow offers a unique and unforgettable kayaking experience on Lake Austin, allowing you to explore the shimmering waters beneath the iconic Pennybacker Bridge and witness the mesmerizing beauty of the aquatic array of light beneath you. Whether you're a local looking for a new adventure or a visitor seeking a memorable experience, GlowRow's night kayaking tour on Lake Austin is sure to leave you with lasting memories.

Directions & Parking

To find your way to this launch spot, simply put in the below address on your phone's GPS and look for the GlowRow® Trailer!

Parking for this area is free in the indicated parking areas (see map image).

Closest Physical Address

5019 Capital of Texas Hwy North
Austin, TX 78746

GPS Coordinates

30°20'56.61"N 97°47'52.03"W

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