The Colorado River Refuge offers a true nature experience just minutes from downtown Bastrop. With over 2 miles of riverside and cliff side trails, there is something for everyone.
The 65-acre Colorado River Refuge was gifted to PPLT 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.
The CRR is located in the Tahitian Village Subdivision along Riverside Drive. It is free and open to the public during daylight hours (closing at 8 pm in the summer and 6 pm in the winter).
The Refuge meanders along the Colorado River within old-growth riparian habitat 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.