Rising From the Ashes
For more than 70 years, folks have visited Bastrop State Park to enjoy its history and marvel at the Lost Pines. Forest fires and floods have ravaged the park in recent years. Now comes rebirth: new trees, new plants and new life. Come see the park’s recovery from nature’s fury. We’re just 32 miles east of Austin.
Things to Do
Bring your family out to the park! You can camp, picnic, swim, ride bikes, hike, fish, geocache, take in a nature program, and look for wildlife.
Stay overnight at a campsite or historic cabin. Campsites range from walk-in tent sites to full hookup RV sites. Bring a group to stay at our group barracks (with group hall, dorms and space for tents).
Hike seven miles of trail. Explore the growing forest, look for the new generation of loblolly pines, and witness the resilience of nature.
Swim at our pool, open May to September. Read through our swimming safety tips before you come.
Bike or drive scenic Park Road 1C between Bastrop and Buescher state parks. The hilly 12-mile road takes you through recovering and forested areas of the Lost Pines. Turn down the radio and enjoy this quiet drive. Share the road! The speed limit is 30 miles per hour.
Fish in the ½-acre Lake Mina. We lend fishing equipment, and you do not need a license to fish from shore in a state park.