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Stories and Tips Bastrop

Bastrop State Park History and Features

Written by Mermaid on 12 Oct, 2000

Bastrop State Park was built in 1939 by the Civilian Conservation Corps as part of the New Deal. The City of Bastrop donated 2,100 acres to the State of Texas, and then an additional 1,450 acres in 1979. Park amenities were built using local materials,…Read More


Beuscher State Park Features

Written by Mermaid on 12 Oct, 2000

There are a few pines here as in Bastrop, but Buescher State Park is more Texas-like with scrubby brush and oaks dripping with Spanish moss. Manmade Lake Buescher is quite scenic and is surrounded by sixty-five picnic tables with grills. Buescher State Park was built…Read More


South Shore Park

Written by Mermaid on 19 Oct, 2000

Recently renovated, South Shore Park has modern camping facilities such as paved camp sites, RV hookups, electricity, and a sanitary dump station. If you prefer primitive camping, South Shore Park can accommodate you. There are picnic sites with grills, hot showers, rest rooms, a boat…Read More


North Shore Park

Written by Mermaid on 19 Oct, 2000

North Shore Park is a twenty-three-acre park offering swimming, camping, picnicking, canoeing, windsurfing, sailing and water-skiing. There is a public boat ramp for motor and sailboats. Swimming areas are designated around the shore, but no lifeguards are on duty. The park has 66 campsites, 44 of…Read More


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