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Bastrop State Park

3005 Tx-21, Bastrop, TX 78602
+1 512-321-2101
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be careful of tight spots

Although the park was basically empty, the ranger had us head down to a very tight section of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bastrop State Park suffered severe loss as the vast majority of it was burned during the 2011 fire... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Bastrop, Texas
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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.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good27%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“hiking trails” (9 reviews)
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3005 Tx-21, Bastrop, TX 78602
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the park was basically empty, the ranger had us head down to a very tight section of the campground where it took us, literally an hour to try to get into the designated campsite and then worm our way out. Don't think that we...More

1  Thank cehenders16
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Bastrop State Park suffered severe loss as the vast majority of it was burned during the 2011 fire. The good news is that it is recovering and some new things are planned to be added in the near future.

1  Thank olecoot
Reviewed 10 September 2017

I did a fun run in this part and it is very beautiful. Even though if you years ago they had a massive fire that went through it you can see that the trees are already coming back and everything looks beautiful. I hope to...More

Thank minerva2014
Reviewed 6 August 2017

I'm not really sure I can accurately describe my experience here. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...oh wait, that's been used before. I came here for a trail race through the park put on by Trail Racing Over Texas...More

3  Thank kimcatus
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Bastrop State Park has a partnership with YMCA for summer pool activities that are for the whole family. Thanks to funding by the Texas Legislature, reconstruction of the park lake & other park assets has begun. This park is a wonderful place for all kinds...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The forest was burned down a few years back, and driving around is pretty upsetting. There wasn't much to do aside from camp, and we paid $10 to enter and leave because we thought the lake was at the state park, but it was not....More

3  Thank DianaBrentTravels
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We didn't stay in Bastrop SP because I wasn't sure what the campsites were going to look like since the fire so we stayed at Buescher instead but spent the early part of our Saturday at Bastrop hiking. Lots of downed trees but I don't...More

Thank cgordon78
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We came with short notice because the other rv parks in this area are extremely sketchy. They had an opening for 2 nights with full hookups for $25 per night which was awesome. Well then we got nailed with another $20 charge for 'park entrance...More

1  Thank Alyssa C
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful recovery this park is making. We watched the birds, rabbits and squirrels enjoy the great out doors just as we did. Swimming and hiking or really just walking for this ole fart was wonderful. We look forward to spending several weeks at...More

1  Thank generoblyer
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Very cute cabins, clean but dusty. I would bring your own pillow and cover. There is no longer a stream running through but it's peaceful and has hiking trails. Booking usually 2-3 months in advance.

Thank PhilipSaltzman
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31 March 2017|
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Response from Tripletmompearland | Reviewed this property |
Call the park directly. They do have a pool for the summer
Fern L
22 February 2017|
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Response from DowntownBastrop | Property representative |
It is my understanding that the linens are not included but to verify that information please call 512-389-8900 to confirm as I am not located at the State Park. Hope you have a wonderful time at the State Park and enjoy... More
12 April 2016|
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