The perfect place to bring your RV and explore all the hidden gems it has to offer, Texas awaits with its majestic parks and colorful history. Bastrop State Park in Bastrop is a family-friendly park where you can reconnect and spend time motorhome camping in nature. Don't have your own rig? Book an RV in Bastrop County and explore the surrounding area while RV camping at Bastrop State Park.
The bustling metropolis of Austin is less than an hour’s drive west of Bastrop State Park. Enjoy the day at the park and then head over to the city for a taste of its vibrant nightlife. Smithville is only 15 minutes southeast of the park and offers quaint shopping as well as Buescher State Park, which adjoins Bastrop State Park.
Bastrop State Park offers an array of outdoor activities for adventurers of all types. Find an RV rental near Bastrop State Park to enjoy a weekend of geocaching. You'll use your smartphone or GPS-enabled device to hunt down the treasures hidden throughout the park. Bastrop State Park is home to a trove of geocaches, offering a great way to get the entire family outside.
Seven miles of hiking trails wind their way throughout Bastrop State Park. Hikers are asked to remain on the trails that have been designated for hiking and not to approach any wildlife they see while hiking. Trails range in difficulty from easy to strenuous. Hikers can find a trail map at the visitors' center. Motorhome camping allows you to get an early start on the hiking trails and enjoy the park’s tranquil mornings.
Bastrop State Park also offers a variety of fun ranger programs for kids and adults alike. Guided nature hikes are a favorite ranger program, and hikers of all ages and physical capabilities are invited to participate. The Junior Ranger program is popular among the younger visitors. Kids can borrow an explorer pack and set out on an adventure using the tools found in their pack to earn a ranger badge.
Camping at Bastrop State Park
State park RV campgrounds tend to fill up quickly, especially during the summer months, and the same is true for Bastrop State Park. A total of 54 campsites are available for motorhome camping at the Piney Hill Campground and the Copperas Creek Campground. Of those, 35 sites offer full hookups, while the remaining 19 sites offer water and electric. Pull-through sites are available at Piney Hill. Rigs between 15 feet and 40 feet long are welcome here. Amenities include picnic tables, fire rings, and grills. December through February, the park offers monthly rates; the rest of the year, daily and weekly rates apply.
If state park RV camping doesn't appeal to you, but you still want the experience of an RV park, check out Bastrop RV Park, offering over 100 full-hookup sites. A dump station and cable TV are available to all campsites. Modern restrooms with showers and laundry facilities are also on-site.
The Lost Pines RV Park, also located in Bastrop, offers full RV hookups and internet access. Private restrooms with modern conveniences are available as well as 24-hour laundry facilities.
Exploring the Area
While RV camping at Bastrop State Park, be sure to take some time to see the sites in the surrounding area. Just outside the park, you'll find gas stations and fast-food restaurants where you can fill up your gas tank and your belly before continuing your road trip.
The Bastrop County Courthouse was constructed in 1884 using more than one million bricks as well as lumber from the Lost Pines forest. The courthouse has been remodeled from its original rustic architecture but is still a favorite spot for tourists to visit. The Bastrop County Courthouse was one of the first government buildings built by the Anglo-American settlers.
Just like the old courthouse, the Old Bastrop County Jail is a historic gem built in 1892. This three-story structure is adjacent to the courthouse. The interior of the building has been remodeled; however, portions were preserved. The outside of the building is still the same today as it was in 1892, drawing history buffs from around the country.
Take a day and get out of Bastrop by heading to Austin to take a tour of the city from an interesting vantage point. Tourists will start their tour by boarding the “Duck” at Austin’s Visitors' Center. The Duck then takes you on a 75-minute tour of the city by land and water. The duck boat travels through the city and then drives into Lake Austin for a quick boat ride before heading back to the Visitors' Center.