The 65-acre Colorado River Refuge offers a true nature experience just minutes from downtown Bastrop, Texas, in the Tahitian Village Subdivision. With over 2 miles of riverside and cliff side trails, there is something for everyone. It is free and open to the public during daylight hours (closing at 8 p.m. in the summer and 6 p.m. in the winter). The Refuge meanders along the Colorado River within old-growth riparian habitat with four trailheads as well as through Post Oak Savannah habitats and meadows along the Dragonfly Trail. Folks with limited mobility, strollers and young children can all enjoy these trails.
Address and location links to trailheads:
- Cliffhanger, 139 W Riverside Drive, Bastrop
- River, 229 W Riverside Drive, Bastrop
- Two Bridges, 281 E Riverside Drive, Bastrop
- Cottonwood Kings, 347 E Riverside Drive, Bastrop
- Dragonfly, 357 Lamaloa Lane, Bastrop
CCR was gifted to Pines & Prairie Land Trust by the Bastrop County Water Control and Improvement District #2 (BCWCID#2) in 2004. Because of its adjacency, it is often mistaken for the Bastrop County Nature Park which hosts a portion of the Lost Pines Nature Trails, a 24-acre section of land where the popular Texas Paddling Trail kayak takeout exists as well as ample parking and an access gate, and on the eastern side of the park, a boat ramp.