Bastrop County Paddling Trails

Bastrop

El Camino Real Paddling Trail: Visit El Camino Real Paddling Trail in Bastrop! This wide, slow-moving six mile trail will take you approximately 1.5 – 4 hours depending on flow and stops for picnics or enjoying the scenery along the way. Wilbarger Paddling Trail: Visit the Wilbarger Paddling Trail in Bastrop — this wide, slow-moving 14.3-mile trail from Utley will take you approximately 4 – 8 hours depending on flow and stops for picnics or enjoying the scenery along the way.

 

 

Bastrop County has two official Texas Paddling Trails along the Colorado River.

Wilbarger Paddling Trail is a wide, slow-moving 14.3-mile trail will take you approximately 4 – 8 hours depending on flow and stops for picnics or enjoying the scenery along the way. The trail starts in Utley, Texas near the west end of the county and puts out at Fisherman’s Park in Bastrop.

El Camino Real Paddling Trail is a wide, slow-moving six mile trail will take you approximately 1.5 – 4 hours depending on flow and stops for picnics or enjoying the scenery along the way. The trail starts in Fisherman’s Park in Bastrop and puts out at Bastrop County Nature Park, formerly Lost Pines Nature Trails. The takeout is easy to see because of the bend in the river and large sandbar at this park where many people swim and picnic on the small “beach.”

For a longer ride, keep going for another 3-5 hours to Smithville’s boat ramp, or head around the bend to Vernon L. Richards Riverbend Park.