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Bastrop State Park

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

Beautiful wooded park great for camping, hiking, biking and fishing and...

Beautiful wooded park great for camping, hiking, biking and fishing and home to the Lost Pines.

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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Houston, United Kingdom
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Houston, United Kingdom
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204 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Limeylady77
Near Fort Worth, TX
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

Thank jakh58
Galveston, Texas
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank VacationIsGrand
Key West, Florida
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278 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Nice State Park almost in Bastrop. There is evidence of the fire they had about 5 years ago but it makes you realize we must be cautious in our parks! Nice camping sites throughout the park. Most are pull through which is nice for larger motor homes. They have a really nice playground for the kids.

Thank Banshee694
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50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Bastrop State Park was an excellent place to hike! The forest burned down a few years ago and it's really interesting to watch the forest regrow, slowly rising back up. We went in October and there were butterflies galore!

Thank WorldDuo
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Bastrop State Park is rated as one of the top 10 in Texas, and I'm not sure why. I'm sure it was better before 96% of it burned in 2011, but my issues stem from location. We camped in the Copperas section of the campground. I go camping for nature. The camping is practically underneath the highway. The sites are... More 

2 Thank CJPlano
Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Definitely visit this park ASAP. Then go back once a year, or once every few years. You have an amazing opportunity watch a forest recover from fire. The park is nice, though it is still a long way from recovering from the fire and the dam break. The shortened (due to fire) now five mile loop is an easy, mostly... More 

Thank TrueTexasTraveler
Fort Worth, Texas
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125 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

This was a Saturday night camp out with the intention of watching Mexican Free Tail Bats take flight. I waited too late to make reservations at the more popular parks for this. So we booked here - easy booking online. Very easy & quick check in. We tent camp but like electric/water so we don't stay in tent area. They... More 

Thank Traci M
Universal City, Texas
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

My wife and I spent a day at Bastrop State Park as well as Buescher State Park. Bastrop State Park is a little surreal because the effects of the 2011 fire are still clearly visible. Because of that, the scenery is not quite as beautiful as it once was, but the park is still really nice with some great views... More 

4 Thank Peter L
Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Growing up in the country and close to bastrop allowed a fun childhood of picnics. The state Park is a staple in this adjoining County that offers swimming accessibility, picnic grounds, hiking, bike trails and even some residents that live very close by. Past fires may have surpassed, yet does not discourage the natural beauty.

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