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.


Circuit of the Americas

Other Communities

9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvc, Austin, TX

512-301-6600

Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX is home to Formula 1, MotoGP, X Games, Austin360 Amphitheater, RedFest, and more. Circuit of the Americas often…

Details

Colorado River Cabin near Smithville

Smithville

Freshly renovated cabin on stilts next to the Colorado River! This is a fantastic retreat on a beautiful property that will provide you with a…

Details

Colorado River in Bastrop County

Bastrop
Smithville

The Colorado River is 862 miles long; the longest river with beginning and end both in Texas. A portion of the Lower Colorado River meanders…

Details

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…

Details

ColoVista Golf Club

Other Communities

100 Country Club Dr, Bastrop, TX

512-629-4585

Located in the Lost Pines area of Bastrop 30 minutes east of Austin, ColoVista Golf Club is a dramatic, immaculate course that’s consistently rated one…

Details

Cottage in the Lost Pines Shire

Other Communities
Paige

1712 State Hwy 21
Paige TX 78659

713-614-5496

For a relaxing time in this charming 3 bedroom cabin with a cottage feel, just come out to the woods off Hwy 21 just 40…

Details

Cotton Bowl Speedway

Other Communities
Paige

1175 CR 202, Paige, TX

512-731-0742

Cotton Bowl Speedway is a 3/8 mile dirt race track located in Paige. In addition to stock car racing, the track hosts events like monster…

Details

Dinosaur Park

Other Communities

893 Union Chapel Road, Cedar Creek, TX

512-321-6262

The Dinosaur Park features a unique outdoor museum setting with realistic life-size dinosaur replicas and also offers fossil-digs, a playground, a picnic area and a…

Details

Doggie Bark Park

351 NW 1st St, Smithville, TX

512-237-3282 x7

While the city of Smithville has a leash law even in their public parks, our Doggie Bark Park provides an area for dogs to have…

Details

Earth Native Wilderness School

Cedar Creek
Other Communities

137 Woodview Lane
Bastrop, Texas 78602

512-299-8870

Earth Native Wilderness School is an outdoor school for all! No matter your age, or skill level in the woods, they have classes from one…

Details

Elgin Memorial Park

Elgin

1127 N Main Street, Elgin, TX 78621

512-285-6434

Elgin Memorial park is located at 1127 North Main Street (Highway 95 North and Main Street/Loop 109). The park is approximately 26 acres with hundreds…

Details

Elgin Recreation Center

Elgin

361 N Hwy 95, Elgin, TX 78621

512-285-6434

This facility is an outstanding accomplishment for the community of Elgin, Texas. Considering the population and demographic. this facility is years ahead of its time…

Details

Evolution Park Inflatable Park

Bastrop

1067 TX-71, Bastrop TX 78602

(512) 629-1852

A great-family friendly experience, Evolution Park is an inflatable water park in the summer. During the Fall and Winter all inflatables are dry. Come and…

Details

Family-friendly recreation on five acres in the pines

Bastrop

Enjoy relaxing at this country retreat on five acres in the pine with an eye to family recreation, both indoors and out. With every comfort…

Details

Fisherman’s Park

Bastrop

1200 Willow Street, Bastrop, TX

512-332-8920

Fisherman’s Park sits on the bank of the Colorado River, making it the perfect spot for a morning jog, a playdate with the kids, or…

Details

Fisherman’s Park Splash Pad

Bastrop

1200 Willow Street, Bastrop, TX

512-321-1313

The Splash Pad is an open-air area with several water features, including buckets that dump out water when they fill up, a ring that sprays…

Details

Hill Country Fly Fishers

Smithville

115 Norma Jean Blvd. Smithville, TX 78957

(512)589-3484

Welcome to Hill Country Fly Fishing! Gamefish found in the area include small mouth and large mouth bass. Gar, catfish, carp, freshwater drum and many…

Details

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa

Cedar Creek
Other Communities

575 Hyatt Lost Pines Road, Cedar Creek, TX

512-308-1234

The Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa is a luxurious wilderness escape located between Austin and Bastrop, Texas. The property covers 405 scenic acres…

Details

Kayak Rentals in Smithville

Smithville

106 Royston St
Smithville, Texas 78957

(512) 237-3282 Ext 7

Smithville Parks & Recreation Department rents kayaks for use on the Colorado River and at Buescher State Park. Please contact the department for full details.

Details

Lake Bastrop North Shore Airstreams

Bastrop

603 FM 1441, Bastrop TX 78602

512-498-1922

Try a bit of “glamping” in one of our five Airstream campers near the lake north of Bastrop, Texas.  Each sleeps up to four people…

Details