Places to Stay Near to Bastrop State Park
Best Hiking Trails in Bastrop State Park
Bastrop State Park cabins and Bastrop State Park hotels offer easy access to the best routes. There is a huge variation in terms of scenery, so plan your favorite routes and get ready to see some amazing nature.
1. Farkleberry Spur
This gently sloping trail is less than half a mile long. You can choose to head onto the Scenic Overlook Trail if you would like a bit more of a challenge with the reward of beautiful scenery.
2. Scenic Overlook Trail
This 1.7 mile long trail takes you through the majestic Copperas Creek. There is a picnic area to stop and refuel before continuing your hike.
3. Heron Hideaway
This trail is 1.4 miles long passing by the Little Alum Creek Lake over rocky terrain. This is the route of choice for bird watching enthusiasts. The path is also pedestrian only and so is particularly peaceful.
4. Lost Pines Loop
The ultimate Bastrop State Park challenge, this route is 8.6 miles long. The terrain is varied, including high-up vantage points for superb photo opportunities. There is no natural shade on this trail so you will want to come prepared.
Great Places to Stay Near Bastrop State Park
Best Family Activities in Bastrop State Park
When you want a break from exploring the park is particularly well provisioned with facilities for keeping everyone refreshed and entertained on vacation. Options include checking out the Refectory or going swimming at the pool.
The swimming pool is large and holds lessons, so check out the opening times if you are interested in teaching the kids to swim or improving their skills. There are also open-swim times where you can do laps or just cool off.
2. The Refectory
Grilling your own food while staying at the park is very satisfying but now and then you may want to make something a little more elaborate. Head to the Refectory and use the cooking facilities and dining area to savor some home-away-from-home cooking.
Lake Mina is ideal for fishing and you can borrow equipment and fish from the shore without needing a licence. Sunfish, catfish and largemouth bass are all to be found in the waters of Lake Mina.
4. Junior Ranger Activities
This is a fantastic way to help kids appreciate nature and get enthusiastic about doing good work for the environment. The park can lend you an Explorer Pack and Junior Ranger Activity Journal, earning you a badge for completing challenges.