The site of an old graphite quarry, the Quarry Lake at Reveille Peak Ranch is approximately half a mile long and one of the clearest lakes in Texas, making it a perfect place for SCUBA diving. Dive professionals and dive stores can bring classes and groups for check-out dives, advanced certifications, or general exploration.
Recent improvements to the scuba area at the Quarry Lake make it a great place to dive and enjoy the best of nature. New construction started last year has created much more usable beach at the quarry to accommodate more dive groups. This includes more parking, two additional stairs and shallow platforms for entering the water.
A deck with a grill under the sycamore trees is a perfect spot to cook up some post-dive fare for the group. Access to RPR’s mountain biking and running trails, full-service pavilion with kitchen and wood-burning stove, hot showers AND campsites all comes with the scuba fee!
Name: Kimberly Mullen, DC, ART
Home: Austin, moved from Portland, Oregon two years ago
Occupation: Owner of RunLab (a sports medicine clinic in downtown Austin focusing on rehab, running evaluations, sports massage, and bike fits for runners and triathletes)
Started mountain biking: I started cycling in about 2000, with my competitive first sport being downhill mountain biking.
Name: Robert Aschermann
Home: Austin, TX
Occupation: SCUBA/Travel/Swim Shop Owner
Started scuba diving: Started diving in 199 with Scubaland Adventures and became a PADI Open Water SCUBA Instructor in 2001
What I like best about Reveille Peak Ranch: The entire ranch property is beautiful, especially in the spring. The quarry lake is uniquely suited to SCUBA diving because of the depth and clarity of the water. The quarry is also home to some unique freshwater critters that I haven’t seen anywhere else in the area, including freshwater jellyfish!
Receiving their open water scuba certifications was just one of many adventures for 19 Venture/Varsity Scouts during their High Adventure ™ Camp at Reveille Peak Ranch in June.
The boys, ages 14-18 from Westlake and Bee Cave, represented Troop 550 of the Capitol Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. During their six-day campout at RPR, all of the boys completed their scuba diving merit badges in the ranch’s water holding tank and its Quarry Lake.
Trip leader Chris Foster learned about Reveille Peak Ranch through his own diving certification with Scubaland Adventures, and he suggested it as a site for the troop’s annual High Adventure Camp.
“The facilities were fabulous,” says Chris. “We went mountain biking, shot guns at the range, played sand volleyball, created an obstacle course, went trail running and kayaked.” One of the troop leaders brought hunting bows and throwing knives, so the scouts tried their hand at those on an archery range.
As daylight broke on May 24th, 2014, Reveille Peak Ranch was bustling in preparation for a huge Memorial Day event. Shortly before the event was scheduled to begin, the rain arrived. While showers soaked the earth, arriving participants of this year’s Carry The Load event gathered in the pavilion. Despite the weather, patriots continued to pour in, more determined than ever to seize this day to honor and remember. Children, parents, grandparents, siblings and friends of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice came to mourn and rejoice the lives of their lost, together.
Just before the Memorial March step off, the weather broke and the sun came out. A Texas capabilities demonstration including helicopters, boats, explosive demonstrations and tower rappelling impressed onlookers, and after a short program the crowd was ready to walk.
Coming out for the Super Spartan, the Spartan Sprint or the Biggest Loser RunWalk Off-Road Challenge May 17-18? Please read on for important logistical details!
$10 (cash only) at remote Parking Lot (follow the signs). For non-campers only.
EVENT WAIVER (required for all race participants and spectators; you can print and fill it out before you come)