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Bastrop State Park

PO Box 518, Bastrop, TX 78602
512-321-2101
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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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Austin, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is our "home park" but we don't get here as often as we should. Lots to do here, which makes it a great day trip or camping. You can hike, bike, fish, geocache, and swim. Camping for tents, RVs, even cabins. Newly remodeled bathrooms and shower houses. It's connect to Buescher State Park, doubling the opportunities. A huge wildfire... More

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Houston, Texas
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was our first time here, stayed four days, Thursday through Sunday in June, 2014. Relaxing, fun filled experience for myself and my little boy. There were many black tree stalks filling the woods but the new growth is about five feet or so now so there's green life pushing it's way up ! It's still a beautiful, HUGE park.... More

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Houston, Texas
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7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This park is wonderful. We stayed for 3 nights and cycled from Bastrop to Buescher Stae Park one day, hiked up to the lookout the evening of the next and did a 6 mile loop hike the final day. The contrast between the burned trees and green foilage is stunning. We were so pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the... More

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Channelview, Texas
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9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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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
33 helpful votes 33 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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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
5 helpful votes 5 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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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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