In the heart of Travis County, a limestone lookout point towers lakeside over beautiful West Austin. Known to lovers for its shady paths and starlit vistas, and to photographers for its breathtaking sunset panoramas, Mount Bonnell is a favorite hangout for locals and tourists alike. Mount Bonnell homes also boast some of Austin’s best views....

History of Lake Austin Lake Austin, the sixth in a chain of seven lakes known as the Highland Lakes, is located in West Austin in Travis County. Formerly known as Lake McDonald, it was the first large reservoir in Texas. According to the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), Lake Austin was created by the construction...