505 Staples Road
San Marcos, Texas 78666
Marcos De Jesus, Biologist
Walter E. Long Lake
Public Access Facilities
All the shoreline around the lake is owned by the City of Austin. Bank angling is limited but available at Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park, public boat ramp. The park is day use only, with no overnight camping allowed.
A: Walter Long Park
- From US 183 in Austin, take FM 969 east to FM 973. Turn left and go approximately one mile. Turn left onto Decker Lake Road and travel approximately 2/3 mile. The road into the park will be on the right.
- 3-lane concrete boat ramp
- Park entry fee $5/vehicle Mon-Thurs; $8 weekends
- Open all year
- Operated by the City of Austin (512) 926-5230