If you’re in search of the perfect spot on Lake Austin to park and picnic, make a trip out to Fritz Hughes Park for a quiet and picturesque afternoon by the water.
Located downstream from Low Water Crossing, this welcoming neighborhood park situated just below Montview Acres is another quiet favorite and makes up the Hughes trio of Lake Travis area parks.
Plan a picnic or a simple day to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds along the shores of Lake Austin.
Fritz Hughes Park boasts 400 feet of Lake Austin frontage to enjoy — local fishermen have hailed this spot as one of the prime shorelines on the lake to drop a line.
Additional amenities include a basketball court, barbeque grills and a playground for the little ones. It’s a Travis County treasure that is fun for all ages.
The five acres that make up Fritz Hughes Park include grassy hills, slight plateaus and wooded areas, so bring a blanket or two if you plan on staying for a while and want a place to relax in the shade. Numerous mesquite and hackberry trees are scattered throughout the knoll. It’s big enough for a weekend gathering or even a small birthday party.
This day use park is open from sunrise to twilight, so the long summer days will provide you with plenty of hours of sunshine and fun on the lake. As with all Travis County day use parks, ground fires are not permitted, and glass containers are banned.
If you’re interested in visiting the Hughes trio, take a drive through Steiner Ranch to Selma Hughes Park on Lake Austin and then back across 620 for a visit to Tom Hughes Park on Lake Travis.
Fritz Hughes Park (map)
3100 Fritz Hughes Park Rd.
Austin, Texas 78732