Bat Watching Guide
Merlin Tuttle's Personal Advice
No capturing or handling bats.
Flash photos are okay, though flash isn’t normally useful during a good emergence.
Austin American-Statesman's Bat Observation Center
305 S Congress Ave Austin, TX 78704
Limited parking is available at $6 for up to four hours at the southeast end of the bridge
Catherine of Austin
214 Barton Springs Rd. 78704
Paid parking is $5
301 W 2nd St. Austin, TX 78701
Parking is $7 per hour and free after 7pm, and located 4 blocks northwest of the Congress Ave. Bridge
Hyatt Regency Hotel
208 Barton Springs Rd. 78704
Paid parking is $5 per hour, less than 100 yards away from the south end of the bridge
101 Colorado St. Garage
101 Colorado St., Austin, TX 78701
Parking is $10 after 5pm, and located 2 blocks northwest of the Congress Ave. Bridge.
Austin American Statesman - 305 S. Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78704
Four Seasons Hotel - 98 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
Hyatt Regency - 208 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704