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There's A Hidden Island In Austin With Enchanting Emerald Water

Visiting the Texas Hill Country guarantees you a good time, especially when your visit lands during the time of year when the weather is especially nice. Knowing which spots are worth visiting and which can be saved for the next time is key, so prepare to take notes! An island in Austin that's hidden from most tourists is dog-friendly and covered head to toe in pure beauty.

Red Bud Isle in Austin, Texas is a hidden oasis just waiting to be explored by you and your pup.

The island offers plenty of opportunities for hiking, kayaking, canoeing, and more. With how clear and gorgeous the water is, it's impossible to stay away!

There's even an off-leash dog park so that your furry companion can freely explore the great outdoors alongside you. 

Not many places in Austin offer this, even though the city is incredibly dog-friendly. It's important to take advantage of the places that do when you can.

Being in the heart of Austin means you're not far from any excitement, though it's unlikely you'll ever get enough time at the isle!

There are so many dogs that come out to play each day, and even if you come without one you'll likely get to pet a pup or two.

Just look at how cute this one is!

During your visit out over a bridge and onto the island, you can hike on land or hit the water to cool off. The scenery will be too beautiful to not enjoy.

Austin is well-known for having "adoptable" parks and Red Bud Isle is no exception. Fortunately, this park has been adopted since it became part of the Adopt-A-Park-Program.

Some pro tips the Austin Parks Foundation offers is to throw away your trash, don't forget sunscreen or sunglasses, and to stay hydrated.

You're guaranteed to have a good time at one of Austin's most gorgeous outdoor spots if you remember all of this!

Red Bud Isle

Price: 💸

Address: 3401 Redbud Trl., Austin, TX

Why You Need To Go: If you don't bring your's along there's a high likelihood that you'll run into a pup while enjoying nature.

We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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