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 with birding and more. 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.


601 Cyclery

601 Chestnut St, Suite G
Bastrop, Texas 78602

(512) 985-6119

Bastrop’s only downtown bicycle repair and rental shop. Starting small and growing to fit the needs of cyclists looking to enjoy the trails in the…

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Austin Equestrian Center

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1495 State Highway 21 W

Cedar Creek, TX 78612

512-993-5320

Austin Equestrian Center (AEC) is the premiere facility for horseback riding, boarding, training, horse shows and clinics in Central Texas. Come check us out!

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Austin Paramotor Flight School

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Berdoll Ln, Cedar Creek, TX 78612

(512) 644-8630

Austin Paramotor Flight School in Bastrop County offers training courses to learn how to fly your very own personal aircraft, the paramotor. Take a look!

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Balance Point Equestrian Learning Center

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245 E Clearview Cemetery Rd, 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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Barton Hill Farms

Bastrop

1115 FM 969, Bastrop, TX

855-969-1115

Barton Hill Farms is a scenic Texas farmstead on the banks of the Colorado River near Bastrop, just 25 minutes from Austin. Open Saturdays and…

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Bastrop Bark Park

Bastrop

104 Grady Tuck Lane, Bastrop, TX

The Bastrop Bark Park, at 104 Grady Tuck Lane behind the police station, is central to Bastrop Texas. The pet and people water fountains, dog…

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Bastrop County Audubon

Bastrop
Elgin
Smithville

Bastrop, TX

512-303-2734

Bird watching is great fun in Bastrop County with 277 species of birds found in the area. A notebook, a field guide, and binoculars – all…

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Bastrop County Nature Park

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375 Riverside Drive, Bastrop TX 78602

512-332-7201

In the Tahitian Village area of Bastrop, Texas, the 24-acre Bastrop County Nature Park  is an official take-out point on the Colorado River for the…

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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

100 Park Road 1A, Bastrop, TX 78602

512-321-2101

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…

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Bastrop/Buescher State Park Trails

Bastrop
Smithville

Park Rd 1-C, Smithville, TX

512-237-2241

The Bastrop/Buescher trail extends 7.7 miles, offering the chance to see abundant wildlife. The trail is rated as difficult and used for hiking (only). Activities…

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Bastrop/Colorado River KOA

Bastrop

98 Highway 71 West, Bastrop, TX

512-321-7500

Located on the banks of the Colorado River, the Bastrop/SE Austin/Colorado River KOA offers 70 full hook-up RV sites, tent camping, and 2 custom built…

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Birding in Bastrop County

Bastrop
Elgin
Smithville

With our two state parks, McKinney Roughs, Lake Bastrop and the Colorado River, Bastrop County is a birding paradise with 277 different species of birds…

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Black Tree

Smithville

1070 TX-71 W, Smithville, TX

512-253-1731

Black Tree, with its world class facilities, has emerged as a premier weapons, situational awareness, and survival training facility located in the heart of Texas.

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Black Tree Paintball

285 Cottletown Road
Smithville, Texas 78957

512-253-1731

Black Tree Ranch is pleased to announce the groundbreaking for our new 60 acre paintball complex to open in Spring 2018!  Black Tree Paintball will start…

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Bob Bryant Park

Bastrop

600 Charles Blvd., Bastrop, TX

Bob Bryant Park is located behind the Riverside Grove neighborhood. Enjoy the beautiful walking trails or take your kids to the play area, which includes…

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Bob’s Tail Guide Service

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147 My Road
Bastrop TX 78602

512-718-4516

Fishing and hunting enthusiasts can enjoy a variety of trips offered by expert field guide Bob Jenkins.

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Buescher State Park

Smithville

100 Park Rd 1-C, Smithville, TX 78957

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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