The Colorado River is the 18th longest river in the US at 862 miles and the longest with both its source and mouth within Texas. In several places we have dammed up the river in order to create a bunch of lakes, which generally run in a Northwestwardly direction from Austin. Collectively we called them the Highland Lakes. There are a lot of scenic spots along the river around the Austin area. This is the Tom Miller Dam which sits on the west side of Austin. Just on the other side are a couple of nice spots to dine with a view over the lake. It's particularly nice this time of year when the heat has mostly dissipated.