This privately owned park attracts many people. The park has showers, grills and dressing rooms for visitors to use, along ... More
Windy Point Park
This privately owned park attracts many people. The park has showers, grills and dressing rooms for visitors to use, along with primitive camping sites for those who want to stay overnight. There are no RV hook-ups available and you cannot bring your pets. A popular attraction here is the underwater adventure for divers featuring welded sculptures, schools of fish and sunken boats.
Owners practice bad business. We came here because it looked like a very nice park to enjoy 4th of July. We had two small kids and they wanted to swim at the lake, when we walked down to the lake there was no way they could swim, the water was very very deep! No shallow areas were available in any areas of the park. So I decided to ask for a refund, before I asked I made sure to look for any signs about a refund policy. There were no signs on display so when I asked for a refund she said she would only give us P back, she charged $8 per person to enter her park. I argued with her for a good 20 minutes. She contradicted herself a few times and was very rude, had many put downs towards my family, which was just rude and unacceptable. We finally were able to get our FULL refund after all the "arguing" She also stated that when we first entered her park that she warned us about deep water but she did not, all she told us about were floats for rent. Horrible owners, horrible business practice.
While this place is nice for scuba, unless you like tent camping, it isn't worth the money as a camp site. Their primitive "facilities" are well kept but summers in Texas are too hot for enjoyable primitive camping. They would be better served with at least some spots offering RV hookups...
Also, good luck trying to reach them by phone...
Hopefully, someone else will open a decent scuba park on Lake Travis to give these guys a reality check via competition...
In the previous reviews no one mentioned that this park is primarily for Scuba Diving. The park fees are clearly stated on the website. We have been diving and camping at Windy Park for years. It is a safe place for training Open Water students. We like the price because it keeps out troublemakers. There are two other parks in the neighborhood, one a state park and the other known for its flagrant atmosphere. Choose your park according to your needs. Are you diving, picnicing, fishing, jetskiing, camping, or on the wild side? Divers will enjoy this spot due to its buoyed off safe area and the no fishing policy. An air fill station is on site. There are submerged platforms for training along with underwater sculptures and sunken boats to find. So, if you are looking for a family oriented, safe place to dive or camp... this is it.
Not sure of what the price problems are with this park, but one thing is for sure. It is very expensive to "visit". The "park" does not offer many amenities as opposed to the true public park next door. Although you can not camp at the true public windy point. It is much cheaper to go to. They only charge $15 per car no matter how many people are in the vehicle. The tru public Windy Point park is much more inviting for families since they have a large "beach" area for the youngsters. For day use I would recommend the public park next door versus this park.
I am not sure about camping at this park but I have camped at many of the LCRA parks and have always enjoyed them.
I am not sure what others mean about value. The website clearly explains the prices, maybe some people just have a little more difficulty comprehending what they read. Windy Point is obviously not a state or public owned facility as the quality of the atmosphere is well above most government parks. The people are helpful and friendly. They don't allow cars in the park, which enhances the atmosphere, but instead they provide carts to move campers equipment into the campgrounds. The water is deep and they don't hide that fact as they warned me up front when I arrived with my children. Most of their business centers around Scuba diving because of the easy deep water acces and the underwater park there. I felt comfortable and safe camping in the park for the weekend I was there and will return again as well as recommend it to my friends.
Do not mistake this place for the LCRA public park next door. This is the private/public park and the place is a joke. They charge way too much for this place. What they don't tell you on their website is that if you want to camp that they will charge you $10 for day use on Friday, $10 to camp Firday night, $10 for day use on Saturday, $10 to camp for Saturday night and another $10 for day use on Sunday. This is all on a PER PERSON basis. The other joke is that you cannot take your car out onto the property unless you are friends with the owner, then you can pretty much do whatever you want. Oh and don't forget to keep your little tag or they will try to charge you again and maybe threaten you with trespassing charges. If you do go, please, please, please get your receipt and put in in a safe becasue this is the only recourse you might have. There are much better choice for camping. I would recommend Emma Long park located on Lake Austin. Pace Bend Park, Cypress Creek Park or Mansfield Dam parks, these are all located on Lake Travis and they only charge $15 PER CARLOAD to camp and use the park. Much better pricing, nicer people, better facilities and much, much cheaper. You can also park your car next to your campsite.
According to their website they have a weekday camping fee of $5.00 / person. No "Subject to Change" notification, no "Special Events Excluded" notification, no "Holiday's Excluded". After CALLING and VERIFYING the price then driving 192 miles from Houston, they decided they would up the charge from $5 to $25 a person, for a special July 4th event. Apparently they had some local band and ANOTHER business across the lake was having a fire-works show. $50 to camp for one night. Not worth it, even a little bit. We ended up camping at Pace Bend State park. It offered the exact same amenities, great view of fireworks and was about half the price. I hate Windy Point Park.
I have traveled to Austin throughout the years, and no place on Lake Travis can match the quality of Windy Point Park. Beautiful green grass, clean waterfront, a perfect place to spend the day with family.
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