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7000 Comanche Trl, Austin, TX | Directions 7873230.414540 -97.888776
Sep 10-Oct 31, Mar 1-Apr 30: Daily 9am-7:30pm;
Nov 1-Feb 28: Daily 9am-6pm;
May 1-Sep 9: Daily 9am-9pm
Neighborhoods: Comanche Trail
A clothing-optional swimming pool that's not for the shy or the easily offended. – In Short
On the shore of Lake Travis, this park is the only nude beach in Texas. Nude views aside, Hippie Hollow is quite a pretty park, with the limestone rock walls and crystal-blue water. A quick scan of Lake Travis shows an unusually high concentration of boats anchored around the park. In other words, skinny-dippers will be ogled. Plently of people do keep their swimsuits on and take their contacts out.
Good Friends – I have been enjoying Hippie Hollow for 25 years. And every visit I meet new friends from all over the world. This park truly has an international reputation of being a uniquely beautiful and friendly place to enjoy nude sunbathing and swimming. You can find it easily by searching the web. There are great websites dedicated to this Texas attraction. Patrons come in all shapes and sizes, so you will fit right in. Everyone is like family, and everyone is welcome.
Yes go there, but please remove clothing – My wife and I just returned from from Austin and Hippie Hollow. Two thumbs up! What a treat it is to have such a wonderful place on Lake Travis. A couple of tips before going: Bring a foam mat (the kind you can float on) for flotation and for laying on the rocks. This is not a beach, it is a series of rock ledges. We love it. One way to avoid the majority of gawkers is to stay in or near an area that has mostly nude people. It is more comfortable being nude around other nude people, than to pick a semi secluded spot and have some gawkers come and sit down near your spot. Most importantly, just go there and decide for yourself. This is a truly great spot, a real gem in the heart of Texas.
If you're not naked stay home – Where else can you run around in the buff in public? I enjoy the freedom to lay out, swim, fish, and eat naked while feeling the sun warm my entire body. My only complaint is that I think the park should be completely nude, not clothing optional. Would get rid of the gawkers, who don't take their clothes off and hide in the bushes. We usually take our camera with a zoom lens and when the gawkers realize we're zooming in on them they move on. I guess they don't like to be stared at either... My boyfriend and I visit at least every other weekend, either by boat or by car. We are so blessed to have the freedom to enjoy such a place right in our own town, but please respect it.
relaxing and scenic – Hippie Hollow's reputation is much sexier than it acutally is. For the most part, the vibe is casual and the view of the lake is quite pretty.
County Certified Nekkedness – Don't be a gawker and just walk around and look at the naked people. They're not really the kind of people you want to see naked in the first place. If you're into that, go to Sugar's, but leave us naturists alone. Not that we care if you look at us, but you're blocking our sun and your broken beer bottles hurt our feet. Nothing like going fishing when you're naked, and the fishing here is pretty decent. Crappie, bream, white bass, even some pretty good-sized catfish. So hey, why not. Don't forget, you can use your parking pass at the other area county parks, like Windy Point, so when your buns are tanned and you want to go enjoy a barbecue, just get back on the road and wind down another couple of minutes to the other park. But don't take your clothes off.
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