Hippie Hollow Park is known for its long tradition as the only clothing-optional public park in Texas. The land is owned by the Lower Colorado River Authority but has been leased to Travis County since 1983. The park features a steep, rocky shoreline and provides views of Lake Travis.
Originally called McGregor Park, the area is located along a particularly remote section of the north shoreline of Lake Travis. The area became a popular place for skinny-dipping, and in the 1960s, the nickname “Hippie Hollow” was born. Despite complaints from adjacent landowners, in the 1970s Travis County Sheriff Raymond Frank decided that the county’s law enforcement budget was better spent on more serious offenses, and skinny-dipping activities were generally ignored as long as no other laws were being broken.
When the park site was leased to Travis County in 1983, it received modest improvements and an extensive site clean-up before reopening in 1985. In 1995, Travis County Commissioners Court passed an ordinance restricting park usage to those over 18 years of age.