Bastrop, TX 78602
Ways to Enjoy a Visit to Bastrop
Saddle up! Bastrop offers a true, Lone Star experience. Learn how Stephen F. Austin established the town and helped it grow. Savor “Texas toothpicks” (fried onion and jalapeno strips) at Maxine’s downtown, and real pit barbecue at Southside Market & BBQ, where you can also stock up on smoked sausage to bring home. Sample artisan moonshine at Copper Shot Distillery, and pick up a new pair boots at the Texas Boot Company. Hop on a horse for a trail ride, fish for largemouth bass at Lake Bastrop and enjoy the sounds of live Texas bands at local watering holes. This is real Texas, y’all.
“Let’s go back to Bastrop,” is what the kids will say after a family trip to this engaging Texas town. Encounter lifelike replicas of dinosaurs at The Dinosaur Park in nearby Cedar Creek. Enjoy the playground and splashpad a Fisherman’s Park. Rent a cabin for the family in Bastrop State Park or on Lake Bastrop. See more than 200 species of reptiles at the Texas Reptile Zoo. Enjoy a summer musical at the Bastrop Opera House. And they’ll squeal with delight at the lighted downtown trail all aglow during the holidays.
The Great Outdoors
Situated on the Colorado River amid the Texas Hill Country, Bastrop is the perfect place to get back to nature. Stretch your legs on a hike through beautiful and historic trails of Bastrop State Park, where a soft breeze blows through loblolly pines. Explore the area from the Colorado River on board a canoe, kayak, paddleboard or tube. Take to the air on a zipline through McKinney Roughs Nature Park. Reserve a cabin on the shores of 900-acre Lake Bastrop, known for quality fishing.
Weddings, corporate events, family reunions and other group activities find a Texas-sized welcome in Bastrop. With amenities that make both children and adults happy, the Lost Pines Resort and Spa is perfect place for multi-generational gatherings. Groups that want a more rustic experience find plenty of options for primitive camping, RV camping and rentals. Downtown Bastrop is full of restaurants that are happy to accommodate groups indoors or on outdoor patios. After dinner, break out your best two-step when the band starts playing. The whole crew is welcome on the dance floor.
Bastrop, TX 78602