Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor lovers come from all over to enjoy Bastrop County’s natural beauty. Hike on seven miles of trails, fish the lake, swim, kayak, bike or simply relax and watch the wildlife. The naturally hilly terrain and forests of loblolly pines provide a scenic backdrop for horseback riding, zip lining and more. Beyond our parks and trails, we have three riverside golf courses that allow you to soak up the sunshine while you master your game.


Balance Point Equestrian Learning Center

Bastrop

Bastrop, TX

512-718-4088

The Balance Point Equestrian Learning Center staff will teach you holistic horse-keeping as well while working and playing with their horses in a low stress…

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Bastrop Farms

Bastrop

131 Cardinal Drive, Paige, TX

512-923-7554

Bastrop Farms wishes to share the great love and joy their treasured horses have brought to them over the years through boarding, training, lessons and…

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Bastrop 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 –…

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Bastrop River Company

Bastrop

601 Chestnut Street, Bastrop, TX

512-321-4661

Experience the Colorado River in style with Bastrop River Company’s kayak, canoe, stand-up paddle boards and tube rentals. Custom river trips and overnight camping are…

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Bastrop State Park

Bastrop

3001 Hwy 21 East, Bastrop, TX

512-321-2101

Bastrop State Park is a state park in Bastrop County in Central Texas. The park was established in 1938 and consists of stands of loblolly…

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Bastrop/Buescher State Park Trails

Bastrop
Smithville

Park Rd 1-C, Smithville, TX

512-237-2241

Buescher State Park Trails is a 7.7 mile trail located near Smithville, Texas that offers the chance to see abundant wildlife. The trail is rated…

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Buescher State Park

Smithville

187 FM 153, Smithville, TX

512-237-2241

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,…

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Colorado River Refuge

Bastrop

356 Riverside Drive, Bastrop, TX

512-308-1911

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…

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Hope Farms

Smithville

430 Loop Rd, Smithville, TX

512-913-8680

Hope Farms is a 5000 sq ft country estate home on a 54 acre river bottom farm and ranch. It is located 2 miles from…

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Lake Bastrop Trails

Bastrop

375 South Shore Road, Bastrop, TX 78602

This scenic trek from one end of Lake Bastrop to the other goes just over four miles, through oak and mesquite-covered hills into pine woods,…

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Lost Pines Nature Trails

Bastrop

375 Riverside Drive, Bastrop, TX

512-321-2101

Adjacent to the Colorado River Refuge, the Lost Pines Nature Trail is a 7.5 mile loop trail located in the Tahitian Village Subdivision near Bastrop,…

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Lost Pines Tours

Other Communities

1556 Highway 71 West, Cedar Creek, TX

512-985-5245

Lost Pines Tours stocks the best twin-cam Harley’s in the area. Touring and Cruising models are available for 1/2 day, full day, or longer rentals….

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Murphys MX

Other Communities

231 FM 86, Red Rock, TX

512-764-2154

Murphys MX has a Moto-Cross Track, Kids Track and Hare Scramble Trail. This a dirt bike only track. (NO 4-WHEELER/QUADS on track).

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Pine Ridge Loop Trail

Bastrop

Highway 71, Bastrop, TX

Pine Ridge Loop is a 4.1 mile loop trail located near Bastrop, Texas and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking,…

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Rancho Del Lago

Other Communities

156 Martin Ranch Rd, McDade, TX

979-292-5784

Rancho Del Lago, specializing in the Pure Spanish Andalusian, sits nestled in the quaint countryside of McDade, Texas — approximately 35 miles east of Austin….

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Reach Out Ranch

Bastrop

, Bastrop, TX

512-517-1123

Reach Out Ranch is the ideal place for you and your children to discover the fun and tranquility of trail riding. At Reach Out Ranch,…

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Rocky Hill Ranch

Smithville

578 Farm-to-Market Road 153, Smithville, TX

512-988-0988

Within the loblolly pines of Smithville, Texas, you will find 25 miles of exhilarating trail! And it’s all sweet singletrack. Come out and enjoy top-notch…

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Sunset Trail Rides

Bastrop

591 Watterson Road, Bastrop, TX

512-304-8945

Sunset Trail Rides invites you to come explore some of our thousands of acres of gently rolling, wooded ranchland located in historic Bastrop. Everyone is…

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Top Notch Ventures

Bastrop

154 N. Kauffman Road, Bastrop, TX

512-680-0463

Lisa White-Nicholes grew her business offering horseback riding, archery, fishing and trapshooting. Now she’s offering horseback riding and a new, action-packed family-friendly game, Archery Tag!…

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