The 'Get Wet' Club!

Mansfield Dam Park

Diving is almost as easy as stepping right from your car door into the lake. We have provided dive stairs, a wheelchair-accessible ramp, and a courtesy dive lift to ease the trek from hillside to lakeside. Underwater amusement has been enhanced by the addition of four underwater dive platforms at various lake levels. Also, an underwater trail and compass course will be laid out to connect dive attractions such as sunken boats, historic dam construction materials, and geological points of interest.


From the intersection of RR 620 and FM 2222, travel south 4.9 miles. Turn right onto Mansfield Dam Road, just south of Mansfield Dam. The park entrance is on your left.

Hours of Operation

Sunrise to 9:00 pm for day-use visitors.

Entrance Fees

  • Day Permit -- $8.00,  plus $2.00 surcharge (per vehicle)
  • Pedestrian / Bicyclist -- $3.00,  plus $2.00 surcharge

Annual permits are also available. Annual permit holders must also pay the $2.00 surcharge.
Seniors and Veterans with more than 60% service related disability may obtain a Lone Star Pass which provides for free admission and discounts on camping fees.


 As its name suggests, Mansfield Dam Park is located adjacent to Mansfield Dam on the main body of Lake Travis and serves as one of the primary access points for boaters. Other popular attractions are picnicking, swimming, and sunbathing.

Open on May 20, 2000 this newly renovated recreational area boasts a wide array of amenities for the public. Planners of Mansfield Dam park have skillfully created a park which accommodates many groups, including scuba divers, swimmers, boaters, picnickers, and nature enthusiasts.

Set back from the water's edge, a central recreation area offers picnic sites, a playground, horseshoe pits, chess tables, and a panoramic view of the Lake Travis basin.

Still the deepest, most accessible boat ramp on Lake Travis, Mansfield Dam's boat ramp will increase from two lanes to four with an adjoining wheelchair-accessible courtesy dock to make lake launching easy. Also, parking capacity has been increased to accommodate 112 trailer-towing vehicles.

The day use area of the park offers picnic tables with barbecue grills, including several with covered shelters, tucked amid the canopies of native trees. Picnic sites and lake access are easily reachable by strolling along the meandering hike and bike trail to the location of your choice.

The western peninsula of Mansfield Dam park enjoys some of the most beautiful views of Lake Travis. Wander along our hike and bike trail to a peaceful pavilion surrounded by trees and vines. This is an excellent spot to appreciate the view, watch the wildlife, or read a book.

 Acreage:   71   Annual Visitors:  300,000

Available Activities

  • boating
  • picnicking
  • scuba diving/night diving
  • sunbathing
  • windsurfing
  • swimming


  • barbecue grills
  • boat ramp - until Lake level reaches 636 feet
  • designated swim cove (boats prohibited)
  • drinking water
  • pay phones
  • picnic tables
  • restrooms
  • concessions
  • under water dive park
  • dive stairs and ADA lift
  • courtesy dock
  • playscape
  • covered shelters
  • hiking trail
  • swim platform

Special Notes

Pedestrians and bicycles are permitted on the dam during daylight hours. (No motorized vehicles are allowed on the dam.) Potable water, pay phones and an informational kiosk located at the dive park entrance.

The boat ramp is quite active during peak boating season. On busy weekends and holidays, some delays for launching boats can be expected.

Dogs and other pets are permitted in the park, but must be kept on a leash and not left unattended. Glass containers and fireworks are prohibited in all Travis County Parks.

Nearby Parks

Additional Permits

  • Annual Day Permit -- $75.00
    (per vehicle)
  • Pedestrian / Bicycle Annual -- $25.00
    (must show ID and permit when entering the park )
  • Lone Star Senior Pass -- Free to ages 62 and older
  • Lone Star Veteran Pass -- Free
    (to veterans with more than 60% service related disability)
  • Overnight Camping
    with Lone Star or Annual Permits - $7.00
    (with vehicle permit)
  • Trailer Parking Annual -- $30.00