Buescher State Park is a state park located just north of Smithville. Mr. Emil and Mrs. Elizabeth Buescher, as well as the City of Smithville, donated the 1,016.7 acres making up the park. Please call the park for more details at 512-237-2241.
Buescher State Park features a 7.7-mile (12.4 km) round trip hiking trail through the park’s undeveloped area. There is also a small lake open for canoeing and fishing. The lake is stocked with crappie, catfish and bass year around and with rainbow trout in winter. Camping and picnicking areas are available.
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 during the Great Depression.
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