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Bastrop State Park

PO Box 518, Bastrop, TX 78602
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Ranked #5 of 15 attractions in Bastrop
Type: State Parks
Activities: Fishing, Camping, Hiking
Description: Beautiful wooded park great for camping, hiking, biking and fishing and home to the Lost Pines.
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Channelview, Texas
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103 reviews 103 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Even with the burned forest, we still enjoyed our visit to Bastrop State Park. Our friends put in a kayak and enjoyed the pretty lake. I enjoyed the nice breeze in the shade. We also enjoyed the drive between Bastrop and Buescher State Parks! They also have a very nice restroom, in the park!

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Kaufman, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

It was great to see the new growth comming back after the fire. We were lucky to see the park before it burned and know how beautiful it can be.

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Austin, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Being from Michigan, I love Bastrop and it's tall northern-looking pines :) Bastrop had a terrible fire in the summer of 2011 and a very large chunk of the state park suffered. The creeks are all very dry and the water that does exist should NOT be consumed by humans or animals alike. Saying that, there isn't much wildlife in... More

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Tyler, Texas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

While staying at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort, we wanted to see the damage done by the biggest forest fire in Texas history. This once lush park, full of trees, vegetation, wildflowers, and wildlife, is desolate. All that stands through much of it, are the blackened silouhettes of the trees. Heartbreaking to see what "the perfect storm in nature" can... More

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Spring Branch, Texas
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in cabin 14 and that area of the park was saved, beautiful and one can only imagine what it once was, now no more. Park is gone, so sad to see it that way. Tried YMCA run pool on Saturday but with only two lifeguards we were not admitted. A family had traveled from Dallas for birthday celebration... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Once we arrived the lady at the desk was super nice and helpful. We decided just to drive through and see the park. Drove by all the cabins and like how there is different sizes for family size. We were really hoping to see more lakeside views which there isn't. I enjoyed the drive through, and hope the park grows... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Without the fire from a few years back, this would be one of my top state parks. But, so much of it is burned away and so few trees now. The park is still completely serviceable and can be fun I'm sure, but driving through it made me want to wait a few more years.

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Austin, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We just got back from an over night stay at Bastrop State Park. This was our first visit to the State Park, so we don't know what it looked like before the fire. There are still plenty of signs of the destruction, but it didn't overshadow to beauty that remains. We participated in the Family Camping Weekend sponsored by the... More

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Austin, Texas, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I have stayed there before in the cabins pre-fire. I loved it. This time I stayed in a RV with full hook-ups post-fire. While I understand it takes time to rebuild and regrow, it was disappointing that after 3 years there are still port-a-potties there and a sorry excuse for a shower. However, there are awesome barracks for the staff.... More

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Another Tripadvisor said it best: “it’s not the park’s fault.” The CCC structures were saved and there are patches of towering pines which offer a reminder of how majestic this park once was, but it is impossible to look beyond the destruction. A glimmer of hope - the small pine saplings planted by caring volunteers and park staff. This park... More

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