Who can miss out on this great weather? The west side of the park features high, limestone cliffs and numerous rocky coves. Activities include boating, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, sailing, swimming & horseback riding. Pace Bend does not take reservations for primitive camping and. I will arrive Saturday around noon and try to grab a spot on Taylor Cove, on the west side of the peninsula. ( See park map (http://files.meetup.com/332695/Pace%20Bend.pdf)) Please note that "Primitive" at this park only means unimproved with no water or electricity. This is still car camping. I will be staying 3 nights. Plan on bringing your own food and anything you would like to share. Please bring fire wood.
CAMPSITE FEE: $15/Vehicle per night, payable at the gate upon arrival. Camping fees are per vehicle, which is another excellent reason to carpool (http://www.meetup.com/austin-happy-campers/messages/boards/thread/14176431).
SHOWERS/TOILETS: Waterless toilets are available.
KID FRIENDLY: Yes. Please read our policy on camping with children (http://www.meetup.com/austin-happy-campers/messages/boards/thread/7732216). I will be camping near some cliffs that might not be young child friendly. Some people might camp on the cove side.
DOG FRIENDLY: Yes. All pets must be kept under the owner's direct control and attached to a person or fixed object at all times by a leash not to exceed six feet in length, and shall not be left unattended or constitute a nuisance. Noisy, vicious, or dangerous animals are not permitted, as determined on site by park staff. Please read our policy on camping with dogs (http://www.meetup.com/austin-happy-campers/messages/boards/thread/7709149).
BOATING: NO. THE BOAT RAMPS ARE STILL CLOSED WHEN THIS MEETUP WAS SCHEDULED. The park features two boat ramps. Canoes and kayaks can launch on beaches not designated for swimming.
RV CAMPING: No.
OTHER RULES: Glass containers and fireworks are prohibited.
DIRECTIONS: Pace Bend is approximately 30 miles west of Austin on Lake Travis. From the intersection of RR 620 and Hwy. 71, take Hwy. 71 west 11 miles to RR 2322 (Pace Bend Park Road). Turn right on RR 2322 and travel 4.6 miles to the park entrance. Google maps (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=pace+bend+park,+travis,+texas+78669&sll=30.519654,-97.849668&sspn=0.015694,0.015986&ie=UTF8&hq=Pace+Bend+Park&hnear=Pace+Bend+Park,+Spicewood,+TX+78669&z=13).