Mount Bonnell (IPA: /bəˈnɛl/), also known as Covert Park, is a prominent point alongside Lake Austin in Austin, Texas. Lake Austin is a reservoir on the Colorado River in Austin Texas in the United States. It has been a popular picnicking and tourist spot since the mid-1800s (C. E. ). The mount provides a vista for viewing the city of Austin, Lake Austin, and the surrounding hills.
Mount Bonnell is located at 30. 3210°N, 97. 7736°W (WGS 84 datum). The World Geodetic System defines a reference frame for the earth for use in Geodesy and Navigation. This article describes a concept from Surveying and Geodesy. For other meanings see Datum (disambiguation. Although the mount is often described as the highest point in Austin, the elevation at its peak (about 780 feet above mean sea level (AMSL)) is less than that of the Jollyville Plateau (max. The term above mean sea level ( AMSL) refers to the Elevation (on the ground or Altitude (in the Air) of any object relative to the elevation about 1100 feet AMSL ).
Mount Bonnell was named after early Texas newspaper publisher George W. Texas ( is a state geographically located in the South Central United States and is also known as the Lone Star State. A newspaper is a written Publication containing News, information and Advertising, usually printed on low-cost paper called Newsprint. Bonnell, who moved to Texas in 1836. George W. Bonnell was publisher of the local paper The Texas Sentinel and was prominent in early Texas and Travis County (Austin) affairs. Travis County is located in the US state of Texas. It is part of the Austin-Round Rock metropolitan area.
Legend has it that Mount Bonnell was once called Antoinette's Leap, after a young woman who leaped to her death to avoid capture from Native Americans that killed her fiancé.