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Bastrop State Park

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Address: 3005 TX-21, Bastrop, TX 78602
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+1 512-321-2101
08:00 - 16:30
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Fri 08:00 - 18:30
Sat - Thu 08:00 - 16:30

A Large portion of the Bastrop State Park was destroyed by a devasting fire...

A Large portion of the Bastrop State Park was destroyed by a devasting fire in September of 2011. The community along with the State and other organizations have been replanting the trees. Although it doesn't possess the same beauty it offers an interesting perspective in how a forest is regrown. There are still a number of areas that were not burned that you can see as well as a number of the Historic buildings. This park is listed in the National Historic Registry. There is RV and tent camping available. Bastrop State Park is located next to Buescher State Park and suffered very little damage.

You can see the beauty of the Lost Pines, see what a fire can do to a forest and see the Lost Pines in their toddler stage of growth.

Both Bastrop and Buescher State Parks are not far from the North and South shores of Lake Bastrop where you can enjoy a wonderful weekend at the Lake.

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Fun afternoon adventure

We stopped at the park on a whim really, just happened by and pulled in. The park was nice, well maintained and offered a few things to do. We hiked several of their trails and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 January 2017
Tim B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We stopped at the park on a whim really, just happened by and pulled in. The park was nice, well maintained and offered a few things to do. We hiked several of their trails and got a look at the remnants of the devastating wildfire that happened in 2011. Also got to see the effects of the very important prescribed... More 

1 Thank Tim B
Kilgore, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Very few people in the park when it is cold allowing us to be undisturbed in our trip. The lake is beautiful and the woods have come a long way from the fire.

Thank mel19802016
Grass Valley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

This is the second time that we have stayed here on a trip to Austin. Much more pleasant than an RV park, which abound in the area. The park has been impacted by fire and during our JAN17 visit, there is quite a bit of water damage on the roads and mass slumping. Interesting to watch the recovery. Camp sites... More 

Thank OnTheRoadAgain2240
Austin, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

A forest fire in 2011 affected 96% of this once lovely park. There is no longer a lake, and the golf course closed. The cabins are still intact, as is the swimming pool (seasonal), but the dead trees all around are so sad. The park service is trying to restore the park, and has tree planting opportunities nearly every weekend... More 

Thank capitollover
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Disappointed, no Lake, and beside the 25.00 fee they charged 10.00 fee. Very well maintained, camping space #11 is a few of the interstate.

Thank 1952Patricia1952
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Went hiking here several months ago. It is a good place to hike, but beware that some of the woods (on the longer hikes) are fire-scarred from the Big Bastrop fires. The toad that is protected is almost nonexistent. The hike though was wonderful, with many places to stop at. Not too hilly, but enough relief so it isn't just... More 

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Pearland, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We love it here . It's peaceful and the cabins are just what we needed to disconnect from tv and tablets !!! Gorgeous fireplace and the trees are coming back. Loved it !

Thank Tripletmompearland
Houston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We spent a day exploring this area and the park was such a nice way to spend some time. Sadly evidence of tgecfires as you approach Bastrop but our walks were delightful and wexsaw a lot of birds. Lots of trails and footpaths which are just waiting for you to explore. Very peaceful. Great place to get away from it... More 

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Near Fort Worth, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

This was my first time to send time in the park since the fire. It is recovering nicely, and the hiking trails are well-maintained.

1 Thank jakh58
Galveston, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Stayed at park prior to fire. It was amazing and probably one of the most beautiful in the region. Now it is over grown brush with signs of recovery and many, many burned tree trunks. The park itself is still well maintained and the staff was very friendly when we asked if we could drive through the park. I was... More 

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