Buescher State Park RV & Campground Guide


Buescher State Park is a roughly 1,000-acre patch of land located near the cities of Smithville and Bastrop. Known for its incredibly varied wildlife and gorgeous undeveloped wilderness, the park offers visitors a ton of options for things to do within the area. Visitors to Buescher State Park always have something to do whether it be hiking the many trails, enjoying the lake or moving between it and the nearby Bastrop State Park. In terms of climate, the area is typically warm to hot, though things do get a bit cooler during the winter months. Humidity and precipitation are fairly low, meaning it's fairly unlikely you'll find yourself stuck inside or under a canopy during your visit and can spend as much time as possible having fun.

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Spring 59 F - 80.6 F
Summer 74 F - 95.6 F
Fall 60 F - 82.3 F
Winter 43 F - 65 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Buescher State Park

Renting an RV from RVshare provides a fun and convenient way to experience a vacation at a fraction of the cost of owning your own vehicle. Taking all the conveniences of home with you on your journey is an easy way to make your experience that much better all on its own, and you can really put those conveniences to use by staying at one of these RV parks near Buescher State Park.

Buescher State Park Campgrounds

Buescher State Park has a total of almost 60 campsites for RVers to use if they decide to stay for more than an afternoon. You can get a spot with electrical and water hookups for only $18 per night, spots with only water or spots without any hookups for $15 per night. Additionally, three air-conditioned cabins are available for rent for $85 per night. In addition to the many advantages of setting up camp right in the middle of the park, you'll also find accommodations like restrooms, showers, fire rings, grills, picnic tables, and more to enjoy on a low-tech vacation. Pets are also welcome as long as they are controlled.

Vernon L. Richards Riverbend Park

Vernon L. Richards Riverbend Park is a natural and pet-accessible space filled with things to do, one of them being camping. Rates start at $20 per night for spots that come with water and electric hookups sized for one RV or two tents. Things like dump stations, restrooms, showers, meeting areas and more are all located within the park near the camping areas. You also have access to free Wi-Fi.

The Pines at Bastrop RV Park

This attractive forested RV park in Bastrop features plenty of natural beauty and amenities. Rates start at $40 per night for back-in spots and $45 per night for pull-through spaces. On top of full water and electric hookups at the RV spots, you'll also be able to take advantage of things like free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour laundry room, vending machines, a dog wash station, a pet play area and more. This is all in addition to the many hiking, birdwatching and nature experiences that are available.

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What to Do at
Buescher State Park

Inside Buescher State Park

There are 7.7 miles of trails snaking through the park, making hiking and cycling some of the most popular activities for many. Birdwatching is also fairly popular given the more than 250 species of winged creatures that live within the area. There are also many other species of animals present for anyone interested in checking out the wildlife in a more general sense. At the lake near the center of the park, many campers enjoy activities like canoeing and fishing.

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How to Get to
Buescher State Park

To get to Buescher State Park, you'll want to approach from Smithville, TX, to the south of it. Head north on TX-95, and travel for around a mile and a half before bearing right into FM-153. Half a mile after that, turn right onto TX-P1C before bearing right again onto TX-P1E. Five hundred feet after that, you'll need to turn right again to stay on TX-P1E, at which point you'll see the park entrance less than half a mile after that.

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Entering Buescher State Park

Once you've traveled the route, you can enter Buescher State Park by turning left into the gates. Hours of operation for day use campers are from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. 

Buescher State Park Adults 13 and older : $5.0

Buescher State Park Children under 13 : $0.0

Buescher State Park Groups : $3.0

Per person

Buescher State Park has plenty to offer campers when they come for a visit. Conveniently located with tons to explore, it's a great experience for seasoned RVers and newcomers alike. RVshare can heartily recommend it as an option for your next vacation, especially for the many picture-perfect environments you'll see. Speaking of which, if you take any photos of your trip, RVshare would like to see them. Send your pictures to [email protected], or tag the company on social media, and they might include them in one of their upcoming blogs.

Frequently Asked Questions About Buescher State Park

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

There are plenty of things to do all year at Buescher State Park in Texas. If you enjoy hiking without the heat or bugs, consider visiting during the fall or spring seasons.

What is the climate of Buescher State Park?

Buescher State Park park experiences typical Texas weather; its summers are quite hot, with winter months being substantially cooler. However, it's rare for snowfall in this climate.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Buescher State Park?

Buescher State Park is located in an area known for its abundant wildlife that roams through uninhabited land. You'll find plenty of raccoons, armadillos, white-tailed deer, field mice, and squirrels.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Buescher State Park?

There are approximately 60 campsites in the state park for RVers. The campsites have water and electrical hookups and water-only spots. Show up early to beat the crowds.

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

It is definitely best to reserve a campsite in order to ensure a spot. Sites with electrical and water hookups start at $18 a night. The sites start at $15 per night if you only want water.