The Rowing Dock - Paddling

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The Rowing Dock is centrally located to some of Austin's favorite paddling and swimming spots like Zilker Park, Red Bud Isle, Tom Miller Dam and Barton Creek.

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Jack Rogan


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Destination Distance From Downtown

2.5 miles


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All Seasons

Dog Friendly




An excellent rental source for the south shore Lady Bird Lake, The Rowing Dock is easily accessed from Zilker and anywhere around southwest Austin.  

What Makes It Great

Paddle upstream just over 1 mile to Red Bud Isle and Tom Miller Dam. Downstream is Barton Creek just 1 mile  away and Longhorn Dam 4.25 miles away. Twilight paddles to see the Austin skyline or a full moon are highly recommended!

Who is Going to Love It

This is a great put in spot for all flavors of paddlers. With your own boat, board, or other equipment, there is a spot to put in next to the dock.  Parking can get very crowded on this Stratford Drive location in the summers.  Enjoy Austin’s easiest paddle and the best city views from the water. Currents in Lady Bird Lake are rarely strong and only pick up when the dam is open; otherwise the occasional headwind is the only challenge to paddling.

Directions, Parking, & Regulations

The Rowing Dock is located at 2418 Stratford Dr, Austin, TX 78746. 

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The Rowing Dock

2418 Stratford Dr
Austin, TX, 78746
30.274477, -97.774439

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