Bastrop State Park RV & Campground Guide


Bastrop State Park is located just over 30 miles east of Austin, Texas, and very near the Bastrop community. This park was originally opened in 1937, and many structures at the park were constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps. In 2011, the area was destroyed by wildfire, and you can see evidence of that fire when you visit the park. Inside Bastrop, you can find many things to do, including fishing, hiking, biking, swimming, and snapping pictures. You can find even more to do near this park in the surrounding communities of Austin and La Grange. 

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Spring 57-80 F
Summer 74-96 F
Fall 63-83 F
Winter 41-64 F
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Nearby Cities
Austin, Texas
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Bastrop State Park

An RV is a beautiful place to lay your head at night when visiting this state park and the surrounding area. If you do not have an RV, consider renting one on RVshare.com

Bastrop State Park Campground

There is a variety of options available for camping at Bastrop State Park, with some offering full hookups and others offering hike-in tent camping. You will enjoy the peaceful environment of this campground where rates start at $15 per night.

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Fire ring, picnic tables 

Bastrop RV Park

Since 1984, campers have been staying at Bastrop RV Park. Here rates start at $30 a day, and weekly rentals are available. You will find a quiet place to stay within Bastrop’s city limits when you choose this campground. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes, 20-pound limit 

• Other amenities: Cable TV, laundry 

Bastrop / SE Austin / Colorado River KOA Holiday

This campground on the Colorado River features a swimming pool, organized activities, splash pad, and more. Rates start at about $55 a night at this campground offering spacious sites.

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Swimming pool, organized activities, splash pad 

Lake Bastrop South Shore Park

Rent watercraft, hike, and bike at this campground that has a 900-acre lake. Use the fishing pier to catch a big one and enjoy reasonable rates starting at about $35 per night. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Lake, fishing pier 

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What to Do at
Bastrop State Park

Inside Bastrop State Park

You can find many things to do inside Bastrop State Park. Walk the trails to watch how plants are coming back from the devastating fire or join your friends at the pavilion for a cookout. Take part in ranger-led programs or go geocaching. Take a dip in the water from May to September. Go fishing in the river using equipment provided by the park, and you do not even need a permit. Take the 12-mile bike path that connects this state park with Buescher State Park. 

Outside Bastrop State Park

While you can always head to Austin to find lots to do, there are also many things to do without making the drive into the city. You will be warmly welcomed in Bastrop, La Grange, and the other small communities surrounding this state park. You will discover a quieter setting in the small villages that you might have forgotten existed if you typically roam large cities. 


Paw Paw’s Catfish House

Get great shrimp and catfish baskets at this American-style restaurant. They also serve outstanding burgers. 

Type: Seafood

Location: 014 Main Street, Bastrop, Texas 78602

Neighbor's Kitchen and Yard

Grab a pizza, wings, or sandwiches at this family restaurant on the banks of the Colorado River. You can choose to sit outside or in the bar where you can enjoy a craft cocktail.

Type: American

Location: 601 Chestnut Street, Bastrop, Texas 78602


Start the day with a hearty breakfast at this restaurant before coming back in the afternoon for a slice of pie. In the evening, you can enjoy a dinner of pork chops, meatloaf, or another Southern comfort food.

Type: Southern comfort food

Location: 905 Main Street, Bastrop, Texas 78602

Southside Market and Barbecue

Stop here for all your barbecue favorites, including ribs, brisket, or pork steak. Be sure to leave room for the peach cobbler or the banana pudding. 

Type: BBQ

Location: 534 Highway 71 West, Bastrop, Texas 78602

Las Cocinas

You know the restaurant that you almost drove by because of its looks but once inside, you found delicious food? If you do, then head to Las Cocinas where the enchiladas, tacos, and other choices are delicious. 

Type: Mexican

Location: 766 North State Highway 95, Bastrop, Texas 78602


Apothecary's Hall Antiques

Find glassware, pottery, linens, and furniture in this business that is located inside a home built in the 1830s. 

Location: 805 Main Street, Bastrop, Texas 78602

Kragh’s Jewelry Retail and Repair

For more than 60 years, shoppers have been finding new and vintage pieces at this jewelry store that also offers repairs. 

Location: 485 Highway 71 West, Bastrop, Texas 78602

Liberty Glenn Home Décor

Find seasonal merchandise for your home or RV in this quaint décor store. 

Location: 1011 Main Street, Bastrop, Texas 78602

Crosshairs Texas

Find a new gun or get your current one repaired by the gunsmith at Crosshairs Texas.

Location: 1102 College Street, Bastrop, Texas 78602

Rosanky Dollar

Find a variety of basic groceries as well as cheap cleaning and hobby supplies in this store. 

Location: 2989 Highway 304, Rosanky, Texas 78953


Bastrop County Museum and Visitors Center

See exhibits and videos showcasing the history of this county from 1832 to the present. 

Location: 904 Main Street, Bastrop, Texas 78602

Lake Bastrop North Shore Park

This 182-acre park on the shores of Lake Bastrop offers boat rentals, picnic areas, and more. 

Location: 603 Farm to Market 1441, Bastrop, Texas 78602

Texas Reptile Zoo

See reptiles from around Texas and across the globe at this zoo that was once a greenhouse. 

Location: FM 20 Bastrop, Texas 78602

The Jersey Barnyard

Pet jersey cows and watch them be milked before heading to the gift shop for country crafts at this farm that has been in the same family for four generations. 

Location: 3117 TX-159, La Grange, Texas 78945

Monument Hill State Historic Site

See this large monument dedicated to the men who died in 1842 during the black bean incident, which is officially called the Dawson Massacre. 

Location: 414 State Loop 92, La Grange, Texas 78945-5733

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How to Get to
Bastrop State Park

Bastrop State Park is located about five minutes from Bastrop, Texas. Get on Texas 150 Loop E. and continue until you get to Park Road 1 and turn left. The park will be on your left. 

If you are coming from Austin, get on State Highway 95, which will lead you through Bastrop. Turn on Texas 150 Loop E. Turn left on Park Road 1, and Bastrop State Park will be on your left. 

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Entering Bastrop State Park

Bastrop State Park is open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Passes can be reserved ahead by visiting the park website or calling the customer service center. 

Bastrop State Park Per Person : $5.0

No fee for visitors 12 and under 

There are many fun things to do in Bastrop State Park and the surrounding area. If you have memories from Bastrop State Park, then post them to your social media account and tag RVshare. People will enjoy reading about your experiences at this state park with its lost pines. We also encourage you to send your stories and photos to [email protected] That way, we can all imagine that we were there with you, and we can learn from your experiences.

Frequently Asked Questions About Bastrop State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Bastrop State Park?

Visit Bastrop State Park in the spring or fall when the humidity levels are mild and the weather is perfect. Plan an amazing trip fishing, camping, and walking under the gorgeous pines.

What is the climate of Bastrop State Park?

Summers in Texas can be hot and humid, while the winters are cold with occasional snow. Thunderstorms are a common occurrence at the beginning of summer. The most temperate weather is often in fall when the temperatures have cooled off.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Bastrop State Park?

Bastrop State Park has 35 full hookup sites available. You can also pull your RV into one of the electricity-only sites. You'll have access to a picnic table, an outdoor grill, and a fire ring.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Bastrop State Park and what is the cost?

You don't have to make a reservation to stay at Bastrop State Park. However, calling ahead and reserving your spot will ensure you get the amenities your group needs. Campsites range from $15-$25 per night.

Are pets allowed at Bastrop State Park?

Pets are allowed on leashes in the park. Feel free to walk the trails or explore the gorgeous landscape with your beloved animal companion. Pets are only prohibited in the state park's buildings.