Are you new to the Lake Travis area and ready to explore the surrounding Hill Country and lakes? Or maybe you’ve been around for a while and you’re ready to meet some new people that have the same passion for the outdoors. If so, then you might be ready to check out some of the meetups in the Lake Travis area.
If you’ve never joined a meetup, fear not — it’s easy to do and the groups are very welcoming. That’s what meetups are all about!
Most outdoor meetups are free to join. There might be fees involved if your group uses equipment or space (such as stand up paddle boards, kayaks, or climbing in a rock climbing gym). Sometimes groups have activities with limited space and they request a deposit to reserve a spot.
Here is a list of the meetups doing outdoor activities in and around the Lake Travis area. Note that all the descriptions are directly from the meetup groups page and information does change periodically.
The Austin Mountain Bikers Meetup Group Meet other local mountain bikers to organize rides, review trails, gear and trade tips. All skill-levels welcome. We’ll try to organize rides that fit all experience levels. Mountain biking is a great way to be a kid again so “Get on your bike and ride!”
Austin Cycling Meetup Austin Cycling Meetup group is not a hard core anything. We’re a little bit road warriors, a little bit social cyclists, and a whole lot community builders. We all just love riding our bikes and want friends to ride with.
Hiking & Climbing Meetups
Austin Sierra Club Outings Austin Sierra Club (local branch of the Sierra Club) holds outings for outdoor activities: hiking, camping, bicycling, backpacking, kayaking, and more. These include local one-day events to greenbelts and natural areas, weekend trips to state parks, as well as weeklong trips to national parks.
Austin’s Indoor / Outdoor Rock Climbing Community We’re a varied group of sport climbers, trad climbers and boulderers of all ages and skills. We have regular events at various climbing locations throughout the area. This is a great way to meet other local climbers, share tips, discuss gear, and plan trips. Whether you’re new to climbing or a seasoned veteran looking to meet others who share your passion, this is the group for you.
Texas Rock Climbing is a group of friends from all over Texas that get together to go climbing. Several different Texas Rock Climbing mailing lists and Meetup Groups have been combined here to provide one central place for Texas Rock Climbers to get plugged into the community.
Lake Activity Meetups
CenTex SUP (Central Texas Stand Up Paddle) If you’re looking for a group to get out and paddle with, resources, advice or anything else SUP related then you’ve found the place. We are constantly out on the water enjoying all the lakes and rivers of Central Texas and occasionally the waves down at the coast. We try to get together as an organized group at least a couple of times a month. We have paddles year round so check back often.
SUP – Stand Up Paddle Austin As an Austin, Texas based company, the SUP ATX mission is to spread the sport of stand up paddle surfing from oceans to lakes and rivers around the world. SUP ATX offers Classes, Private Lessons, Group Events, Free Meetups and great deals on Rentals with our partner, the Texas Rowing Center.
Austin Sailing Society (A.S.S.) dis-organized social club of sailors and wannabe sailors from the central Texas area. Boat ownership is by no means a requirement, only an interest in sailing and hanging out with good people.
Check out the list of more outdoor and adventure meetups in the Lake Travis area.
Photo courtesy Lloyd – Austin Mountain Bikers Meetup Group.