9 Best Spots To Hang A Hammock In Austin

By: Kammok

When you’re looking for a view without the ruckus, whip out this list.

We’ve been building rugged, yet lightweight gear on the East side of Austin for over 7 years. In other words, we know a thing or two about designing a mighty fine hammock. Hang with us, it’s about time.

Team approved, tried and true, kickass kickback spots to hang.

Hang forever, ATX.

Colorado Bend State Park

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  • 31.065017, -98.504508
  • A ways outside of Austin, this is the perfect weekend adventure.
  • Grab some cinnamon rolls and catch golden hour with people you love.
  • Disclaimer. It’s spring time. Bring a bugnet to keep the bugs at bay.
  • Photo credit: @kylemeck

Pease Park

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  • 30°17’08.9″N 97°45’15.1″W
  • Located alongside Shoal Creek Trail, Peace Park is home to local joggers and afternoon bikers. This park is a great central spot, just 5 minutes from downtown.
  • Photo credit: @gregbalkin

Walnut Creek Park

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  • 30°24’03.5″N 97°41’09.0″W
  • Dog owners: Walnut Creek Park features a fresh off-leash area for your pups to run rampant without worrying about who’s business they’re getting into.
  • Multitude of hilly, meandering trails for mountain bikers.
  • Plenty of trees to hammock. Take your pick, and relax!
  • Photo credit: @muellers_dayoff

Town Lake Bridge

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  • 30.265464, -97.755892
  • Snag a spot next to the hikers and joggers, you won’t be alone but we’ll guarantee you a beautiful view of the city.
  • Photo credit: @gregbalkin

Snake Island

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  • 30°14’50.1″N 97°43’10.5″W
  • Team Kammok’s Tom Sawyer getaway, Snake Island is littered with the perfect hammocking trees, and waterfront views of Lake Austin.
  • Getting there is the fun part 😉
  • Photo credit: @travperk_photo

Mount Bonnell

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  • 30°19’17.1″N 97°46’22.3″W
  • Not exactly an Austin secret, but you can get creative with your hammock placement. Snag a yogi and find your zen at golden hour.
  • Photo credit: Kim Jones

St. Edwards Park

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  • 30°25’07.1″N 97°47’35.7″W
  • This hidden park is perfect for trail runners, hikers and dog owners.
  • Our favorite spot is a little off the beaten path: follow Bull Creek all the way West from St. Edwards park until it crosses to the other side of Spicewood Springs Rd. You’ll find gently flowing water, limestone for days, and a quiet spot to set up your hammock kit.
  • Photo credit: @muellers_dayoff

The Greenbelt

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  • Gus Fruh Entrance: 30.249457, -97.795174
  • Best for last. Also, some of the more popular spots. Pick a time of the week where you won’t run into the whole fraternity, and enjoy our personal favorite patch of ATX.
  • Photo credit: @travperk_photo
  • Our team’s favorite spots:
    • Gus Fruh
    • Lost Creek Falls
    • Sculpture Falls
    • Campbell’s Hole / The Flats

BONUS: Barton Springs…Almost.

  • 30°15’51.3″N 97°46’06.1″W
  • Don’t go to the paid side.  We repeat, do not go to the paid side.
  • Slightly north from the paid entrance of Barton Springs, there is refreshing water and beautiful trees to hang near. Grab a book, a local beer, and kick back here for the ultimate hang.

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About Kammok

Based in the heart of East Austin, Kammok is an outdoor company focused on hammock camping. We design durable, lightweight gear to elevate every adventure. The Roo camping hammock is our flagship product, made from climbing-rated hardware with a lifetime warranty so you can hang forever.

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