Can You Fish in Lake Travis?

Lake Travis is one of six man made reservoirs in the chain of Highland Lakes. But it’s far from being just another pretty over-sized puddle of water! Spanning across 18,829 acres, Lake Travis is home to sixteen species of freshwater fish – surround by the most scenic and diverse landscaping in Texas. This little piece…

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How Are Waves Formed in Lakes?

Waves are the irrefutable excitement generator of the human race. Without them surfing would not exist, SeaDoo jet skis, wakeboarding and tubing would be boring, and waterpark rides would never have mile long lines. Let’s face it, if we wanted a waveless pool of water to play in we could all just sit in our…

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Spooky Dock Decor for Halloween

Halloween is one of the best holidays to decorate your boat and dock area. No matter how old you get, Halloween simply brings out the devious goblin and ghoul in us all. After all, why should the kids have all the fun? Create a bone chilling pirate ship or a ghastly ghost ship from your…

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Family Fun This Fall: Lake Travis

Lake Travis in the Fall is like heaven on earth! The brisk clean autumn air fills your senses as the colorful backdrop of leaves changing their hues across the skyline reflect in the serene waters and limestone canyons while a breathtaking sunset beckons. This is but one of the many reasons our wet slips are so popular.…

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What To Pack in Your Boat Bag

We would all like to think our fun-filled boating excursions will always be perfect and without incident. But the truth is, accidents happen when you least it expect them. And when they do we are often frightened, confused and in a state of shock. For this reason, prepared boaters carry a boat bag onboard. You…

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10 Tips for Your First Time Renting a Boat

But before rushing into a boat rental, take the time to do it right. Use these 10 valuable tips to successfully plan ahead for that first boat rental trip – so your excursion will be a success from start to finish! Weather reports and water levels Know the current weather prior to boat rental and plan accordingly.…

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Personal Watercraft 101: Types & Uses

When folks think of watercraft, they tend to think primarily of boats. But if you have excluded personal watercraft (PWC), you have missed the big picture and limited your fun significantly. To broaden your scope, we would like to give you a crash course in personal watercraft 101: types and uses. A PWC is a jet propelled…

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How to Choose The Right Boat to Rent

Finally, your day off is rapidly approaching and you are totally pumped up to unleash the water animal inside of you. All there is left to do is to gather up the guys and gals, pack up the essentials and figure out how to choose the right boat to rent. That’s why Northshore Marina boat rental created…

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Where Does The Water In Lake Travis Come From?

In 1942, the Lower Colorado River Authority started construction of the Mansfield Dam,  forming a reservoir we know today as Lake Travis. The purpose of Lake Travis is to provide water supply, generate electric power, recreation opportunities and flood control to the region – but it’s not the only one of its kind. Lake Travis is part of…

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Living in a Houseboat – Lake Travis Edition

Houseboat Life Houseboats are a common scene on Lake Travis for vacationers, weekend warriors, and retirees alike. For hundreds of patrons, however, houseboat living is their way of life all year long. They have chosen to give up the standard land-lover abode for the adventure and tranquility of houseboat living on beautiful Lake Travis. Perhaps this is…

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