Spanish Oaks is minutes away from some of the best lakes, rivers, and waterways in the county, including Lady Bird Lake, Barton Springs, McKinney Falls, the Colorado River, Lake Travis, and Lake Walter E. Long. Formed by dams in the Colorado River, the popular Lake Austin and Lake Travis stretch in an unbroken chain from Burnet, Texas through the Austin area that make it a popular destination for stand-up paddling, boating, water skiing and fishing. The options are limitless for opportunities to boat or paddle, fish or swim, or just lollygag at your favorite spot alcove.
- Lake Austin: Lake Austin is one of the seven Highland Lakes and continues to be a popular fishing and boating destination for local residents. It is most known for its excellent stock of largemouth bass.
- Lake Travis: Lake Travis is considered the “little slice of heaven” with crystal clear streams and towering trees amid the splendor of the hills in a relaxing atmosphere. Known for being a popular spot for sailing, boating, jet skiing, water skiing, and swimming, Lake Travis is the longest of the Highland Lakes with easy access from anywhere, just 10 miles from Spanish Oaks.
- Lady Bird Lake: Lady Bird Lake, or “Town Lake” to locals, is known as the focus of outdoor activity in downtown Austin. This reservoir on the Colorado River in Downtown Austin, Texas is known as one of the most visited spots in the entire Austin metro area. The hike and bike trails along the Lake and in adjacent Zilker Park alone draw millions of people all year long. Whether having a family picnic along the shore or going for a canoe, stand-up paddle or kayak adventure, this local gem is a great place to be.