Bastrop State Park

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Bastrop State Park

Texas

(512) 321-2101

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Things To Do

Overview

Bastrop State Park is 5,926 total acres; approximately 30 miles southeast of Austin in Bastrop County. It is the site of the famous "Lost Pines," an isolated timbered region of loblolly pine and hardwoods. The park was acquired by deeds from the city of Bastrop and private owners from 1933 to 1935; the park opened in 1937. Additional acreage was acquired in 1979. Original improvements at the park were made by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The park is open 7 days a week year-round. Biking, hiking, and golfing are popular activities at Bastrop State Park.

Map of Bastrop (TX)

Latitude, Longitude: 30.104693, -97.255046

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Activities

  • Boating

    You can rent one of the canoes and relax out in the open waters. Call the park for more information.

  • Bicycling

    Enjoy the 12 mile scenic ride through the Lost Pines of East Central Texas. This roller coaster ride is part of the MS-150 (famed bike race from Houston to Austin.). The scenery is unmatched. Call the park for more information.

  • Auto/Motorcycle

    There is a scenic 12-mile drive will take visitors through the beautiful Lost Pines of East Central Texas. Contact the park for more information.

  • Camping

    Campground areas include restrooms with showers; picnic sites; backpack areas along an 8.5-mile hiking trail; 3.5 additional miles of hiking trails; campsites with water; campsites with water and electricity; cabins; lodges; group barracks; and a dining hall (accommodates 90); a swimming pool; an outdoor sports area; a trail area; a day-use dining hall (refectory) with a kitchen area, tables and chairs for 90, a patio area, air-conditioning, and two fireplaces; and a sponsored youth group area. Special rates are available. The rustic cabins , which accommodate two to six people, overlook a small lake and each has air-conditioning, a microwave and kitchen facilities (linens and towels are furnished, but no utensils, dishes, or silverware).

  • Fishing

    A fishing license is not required of anyone who fishes from the pier or shoreline inside a state park. A fishing license is not required to fish at Bastrop State Park Lake (the lake is completely within the boundaries of the park). Statewide bag and length limits apply whenever fishing.

  • Golfing

    A golf course, operated by the Lost Pines Golf Club, is one of the finest and most scenic 18-hole golf courses in Central Texas. The course is 6152 yards long, has Bermuda grass greens, is playable year-round, and has electric and pull carts available for rent.

  • Hiking

    There are approximately 14 miles of hiking trails. Contact park headquarters for more information.

  • Picnicking

    More information available at the park.

  • RVing

    No information available.

  • Water Sports

    Please visit the park's website for more information.

  • Wildlife Watching

    The beautiful Lost Pines of Texas bring visitors back to the park year after year. The loblolly pine woodland is isolated from the main body of East Texas Pines by approximately 100 miles of rolling, post oak woodlands. This pine-oak woodland covers approximately seventy square miles and is part of most westerly stand of loblolly pines in the state. A quiet woodland and rugged hills make this park one of the most beautiful in Texas. Many species of wildlife such as white-tail deer, rabbits, squirrels, opossums and armadillos scurry through the woods. A checklist of the bird life of Bastrop and Buescher State Parks is available at the park headquarters.

Seasonality/Weather

Average rainfall: 36.5. January minimum 38 degrees and maximum 96 degrees.

Directions

Driving

The park is one mile east of Bastrop on Texas 21, also accessible from the east on Texas 71 or by way of Buescher State Park along Park Road 1.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(512) 321-2101

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