I have made a Saturday night reservation for the Bastrop State Park (Creekside walk-in area). I plan arriving at the park by 11am. There is a guided hike at 1pm through some of the area that burned during the 2011 wildfire.
Bastrop State Park is 5,926 total acres, approximately 30 miles southeast of Austin in Bastrop County. It is the site of the famous "Lost Pines," an isolated timbered region of loblolly pine and hardwoods. The park offers backpacking, camping, picnicking, kayaking & canoeing (park rents canoes), swimming (pool), wildlife viewing, hiking, and interpretive programs. For cyclists, Park Road 1C between Bastrop and Buescher State Parks offers a 12 mile scenic ride through the Lost Pines.
We will be camping Saturday night in the Creekside walk-in area, so be prepared to haul your gear about 60 yards from your vehicle to the campsite. Bring whatever food you want for yourself and feel free to bring something to share if you like. Campground and trail maps can be found in the files section.
CAMPSITE FEE: $5/Person, payable to me upon arrival.
ENTRANCE FEE: $4/Person payable at the gate.
PARKING: Parking area approximately 60 yards from campsite. There is a limit of 2 vehicles per site, so once again, try to carpool or possibly pay an excess vehicle fee.
SHOWERS/TOILETS: Portable toilets in nearby Copperas Creek camping area.
KID FRIENDLY: Yes. Please read our policy on camping with children.
DOG FRIENDLY: Yes. Pets must be attended and on a six-foot leash at all times. Pets are not allowed in any park buildings, cabins, or shelters. Please read our policy on camping with dogs.
RV CAMPING No Pop-ups, Travel Trailers, or Motorhomes allowed in this area. Feel free to reserve your own site in the nearby Copperas Creek camping area.
OTHER RULES: No Boating or swimming in the lake. Public consumption or display of an open container of an alcoholic beverage is prohibited. Gathering of firewood is prohibited.
DIRECTIONS: The park is one mile east of Bastrop on Texas 21, also accessible from the east on Texas 71 or by way of Buescher State Park along Park Road 1. Google maps.