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, Bastrop TX

Bastrop Economic Development Corporation

The Most Historic Small Town in Texas


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At the crossroads of history and the highway, you'll find Bastrop. For miles around, there’s nothing but rolling hills and plains until a green thicket rises over the Central Texas horizon. The Lost Pines Forest is a 13-mile stretch of over 6,000 acres of loblolly pine trees with a unique characteristic: it grows over 100 miles from the East Texas Piney Woods that are its genetic match.

Create an adventure in Bastrop. With its beautiful location, Bastrop is ideal for outdoor activities such as horseback riding through the canyon, canoeing along the Colorado River, or zip-lining above loblolly pine trees. Bastrop provides three golf courses with a variety of exceptional amenities that all types of golfers can appreciate. There are opportunities for every outdoor enthusiast just waiting to be discovered and enjoyed.

Bastrop is home to a variety of beautiful parks. The Bastrop State Park, covering nearly 6,000 acres, is located among the “Lost Pines,” and is notable for camping, fishing, biking, hiking, and wildlife viewing. RV and camping sites are also provided. Cabins, barbeque pits, and canoes can be rented as well. El Camino Real Paddling Trail is ideal for water adventures with canoes, paddleboards, and tubes, and the wildlife viewing is vast.

Bastrop has a vibrant historic downtown that features live music, shops, pubs, and access to the Colorado River. Throughout the year, Bastrop is host to a variety of festivals. From the family-friendly Bastrop Patriotic Festival in July to the famous Bastrop Music Festival in May, these festivals attract visitors from the Austin area and throughout Texas.

Before beginning to explore Bastrop, stop into the Bastrop County Museum and Visitor Center for some helpful resources, information, and a warm Texas welcome. The Visitor Center is conveniently located in Bastrop’s historic downtown and is open daily.

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  • Bastrop
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