Description - Bastrop State Park encompasses 5,926 acres in Central Texas, approximately 30 miles southwest of Austin. The site contains an array of facilities including a campground, picnic ground, hiking trails, golf course and a lodge. The featured attraction of this park is an isolated loblolly pine forest known as the Lost Pines of Texas. The terrain of the park is rolling hills and post-oak woodland with wildlife viewing possibilities.
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Bastrop State Park
- Facilities at this site include a picnic ground, hiking trails, swimming pool and playing field. An 18-hole golf course, operated by the Lost Pines Golf Club, is one of the man-made attractions of the park. The course is 6,152 yards long, has Bermuda grass greens, is playable year-round, and has electric and pull carts available for rent.
Visitors looking for accommodations at Bastrop State Park may choose from cabins, lodges,
group barracks or a campground. A dining hall, that accommodates 90 is available for groups staying in the park. The rustic cabins, which accommodate two to six people, overlook a small lake and each has air-conditioning, a microwave and kitchen facilities (linens and
towels are furnished, but no utensils, dishes, or silverware). A store is open with camping supplies, gifts and literature.
Recreation - The park provides opportunities for backpacking, camping, picnicking, fishing, canoeing, swimming, golfing, bicycling, wildlife viewing, hiking, and interpreted tours.
Climate - The climate in this region of Texas is mild with temperatures rarely dropping to freezing. The elevation of the park ranges from 374 to 600 feet. The average rainfall of this region is 36.5 inches per year. Current weather conditions can vary from day to day. For more details, call the park or Park Information at 1-800-792-1112.
Bastrop State Park lies in Central Texas approximately 25 miles southeast of Austin. The park is located one mile east of the community of Bastrop on Texas State Highway 21. It is accessible
from the east on Texas State Highway 71 or by way of Buescher State Park along Park Road 1.