Bastrop State Park was established in 1938 and consists of stands of loblolly pines mixed with post oak and junipers. During the Great Depression, young men lived onsite and built the historic structures as part of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), President Franklin Roosevelt’s plan to create more jobs. Download a short guide to the state parks.
Things to Do in Bastrop State Park
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. If you have a large group coming to the park, check out our information on renting our dining hall.
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 dining 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. Take a virtual tour with our interactive trails map.
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.
Now, the old golf cart paths are also open to bicycle use!
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. Download our Fishing Tip Sheet. (The park’s 10-acre lake is dry due to dam failure.)
Geocaching at Bastrop State Park can be an adventure for those young and old. Here is a trail map that will help you find your way on your next geocache adventure. If you are just getting started, click here for more information about geocaching in Texas State Parks . Want to up your game? Read this ultimate guide to geocaching and start having fun immediately.