Travelers are voting Lake Travis, Lake Austin and Lady Bird Lake as the best of 6 lakes near Austin. There are 2 lakes near Johnson City a city just 83 km from Austin and 2 lakes near Bastrop which is 72 km distant. The most popular of these are Lake Lyndon B. Johnson near Johnson City and Lake Bastrop in Bastrop. You can find 83 lakes in Texas and 2108 lakes in the country of United States. Our members favorite in Texas is Lake Gilmer and Lake Superior is the top pick in United States. Want more? Check out our map of lakes near Austin.