Crosswater Yacht Club
This site, along with several thousand acres surrounding it, was formerly part of the Stewart Ranch. The land surrounding this property contained fertile river bed soil and was used as farmland up until this portion of the Colorado River was dammed and became better known as Lake Travis. Graveyard Point, about a half mile to the east was, naturally, used as a cemetery, while the immediate area of this site was used as a ferry landing for frequent crossings of the Colorado River; hence, the name of our marina, Crosswater.
Historically speaking, this land given its location at the river bend has always been an ideal place for boats to land and take shelter. We hope that Crosswater Yacht Club will offer that same confidence, joy, and quality to Lake Travis boaters, while keeping the familial spirit of Lakeway alive and well.
About Lake Travis
Lake Travis is 63.75 miles long, and its maximum width is 4.5 miles. The lake covers 18,929 acres, and its capacity is 1,953,936 acre-feet. The lake is considered full at an elevation of 681.1 msl. At this elevation the lake contains 382,092,882,600 gallons of water. There are 270 miles of shoreline around the lake. It has a maximum depth of 210 and an average depth of 62 feet. The lake’s historic high level is 710.4 feet msl on December 25, 1991. Its historic low level is 614.2 feet msl on August 14 1951.
Lake Travis was created by the impounding of the Colorado River by the construction of Mansfield Dam in 1937- 41. The dam is 266.41 feet high. The length is 7,089.39 feet. At the base it is 213 feet thick. Ranch Road 620 built on top of the dam and the adjoining protective walls bring the actual height of the dam to 274 feet. The top of the dam is 750 feet msl. Its spillway elevation is 714 feet msl. At this elevation the lake contains 636,691,999,536 gallons of water. It has 3 Pen Stocks which divert water to 3 turbines with a total electrical generating capacity of 93,000 kw. The Dam has 24 floodgates at 4,770 cfs each. Each floodgate is 8.5 feet in diameter.
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Our marina employees are all dedicated to making your experience at Crosswater Yacht Club an enjoyable one!
Native Austinite, Roland Adams has been involved with the marinas on Lake Travis since his college days back in 1986. He spent several summer breaks working at Lakeway Marina as a ski boat driver. After school, Roland took a marina position on the north shore of the lake at Riviera Marina and worked his way from dock hand, to fork lift driver, and eventually marina manager. During the seven years at Riviera, Roland helped maintain an average of 98% occupancy and overseeing many property improvements projects.
Roland took a different type of boating job in late 1997. He started selling boats at The Ski Dock, a local boat dealership, earning many awards and sales records during his twelve years there. Roland gained national sales recognition in 2007 when he was asked by Chaparral Boats to assist in their national sales training efforts.
Missing the marina way of life, he found his way back as an assistant manager at the Suntex property, Hurst Harbor Marina in 2009 and was quickly promoted to general manager a few months later. Under tremendous hardship of the statewide drought of 2009, 2011 and 2012, Roland led his team through some very difficult years. He provides invaluable support to each of the department managers, supervises the daily operations of the marina, and is responsible for the related profit centers, accounting, human relations, and advertising and member relations. Roland has been elected to the board of the Marina Association of Texas and appointed to the board of the Highland Lakes Group.
A devoted father, Roland enjoys boating, snowboarding, camping and other activities with his wife, daughter and son. He is also an avid fisherman, golfer and loves to scuba dive every chance he gets.