Recreation

Located 30-minutes from Austin along the sprawling Colorado River, Bastrop offers abundant recreational opportunities. 

It’s easy to create your own adventure in Bastrop for groups of all ages and sizes.  With its beautiful location, Bastrop is ideal for outdoor activities such as horseback riding through the canyon, canoeing along The Colorado River, or zip lining above loblolly pine trees. Whether it’s a hike in one of the many spacious parks among the wildflower meadows, or a round of unforgettable golf with friends - you’ll find opportunities for every outdoor enthusiast just waiting to be discovered and enjoyed again and again. 

Golfing

Bastrop, and its surrounding area, provide three golf courses with a variety of exceptional amenities that all types of golfers can appreciate. 

ColoVista Golf Club

100 Country Club Drive
Bastrop, TX 78602
(512) 629-4585
http://www.colovistagolf.com/

Pine Forest Golf Club

635 East Riverside Drive
Bastrop, TX 78602
http://www.pineforestgolfclub.com/

Wolfdancer Golf Club at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa

575 Hyatt Lost Pines Road
Lost Pines, TX 78612
https://www.wolfdancergolfclub.com/

Fishing and Boating

The Colorado River provides perfect waters for kayaking, canoeing, and fishing.  

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/boat/paddlingtrails/inland/bastrop/

El Camino Real Paddling Trail is ideal for water adventures with canoes, paddleboards, and tubes. Wildlife is vast here too!  Keep alert while fishing for Guadalupe Bass and Flathead Catfish, or bird watching for a Great Blue Heron or Red-Shouldered Hawk.  The wildlife is amazing!

http://www.bastroprivercompany.com/

http://www.risingphoenixadventures.com/

Parks and Camping

Bastrop is home to a variety of beautiful parks. The Bastrop State Park covers nearly 6,000 total acres, and is located among the “Lost Pines,” and is notable for camping, fishing, biking, hiking, and wildlife viewing. RV and camping sites are also provided. Cabins, barbeque pits, and canoes can be rented as well. From May through September, the YMCA swimming pool is open to guests.

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/bastrop

https://www.cityofbastrop.org/page/parks.home

Buescher State Park is just a short drive past Bastrop State Park.  Within the 30-acre park, you’ll find similar amenities to Bastrop State Park.  Reserving the historic large hall and pavillion makes large group gatherings convenient.

https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/buescher

Fisherman’s Park is the perfect location for a relaxing afternoon with family and friends.  The pleasant park boasts a kiddie splash pad, playground, and lots of nature to take in.

https://www.visitbastrop.com/listing/fishermans-park/293/

Lake Bastrop South Shore Park is where the water adventures begin!  The 900-acre Lake Bastrop is idyllic for boating, swimming, and fishing.  

https://www.lcra.org/parks/Pages/lake-bastrop-south-shore-park.aspx

McKinney Roughs Nature Park

Around nine miles west of Bastrop, you’ll find the 1,140-acre park which provides hiking and water recreation.  Visitors can also experience Texas from the air with the award-winning, only dual-line zip tour in Texas!

https://www.lcra.org/parks/Pages/mckinney-roughs-nature-park.aspx

https://www.ziplostpines.com/

Webberville/Little Webberville Park

Located just 20 miles east of Austin, Little Webberville Park is a popular access site for the LCRA Colorado River Trail for kayakers and canoeists. 

https://parks.traviscountytx.gov/parks/little-webberville

Additional Parks and Trails:  https://www.cityofbastrop.org/page/parks.Parks_and_Trails

Water Sports

Located on Lake Bastrop, Hero Water Sports is the first inflatable park in Texas sure to make everyone feel like a hero.

https://www.herowatersports.com/

Bastrop Water Sports is the ultimate stop for canoeing, paddling, tubing, and more.  Unique adventures include moonlight kayaking tours and river camping trips.

https://www.bastropriverco.com/

Hiking

Bastrop State Park will bring your hiking adventures to a new level.  With seven miles of trail, one can easily get distracted among the pine trees and wildlife.

https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/bastrop

McKinney Roughs Nature Park will provide opportunities to escape with hiking and riding trails, and peaceful overlooks.

https://www.lcra.org/parks/Pages/mckinney-roughs-nature-park.aspx

Bastrop County Nature Park is located in the Tahitian Village area of Bastrop.  It provides 7.5 miles of the Lost Pines Nature Trail through the Colorado River Refuge and park, creating ultimate hiking and bird watching experiences.

https://explorebastropcounty.com/listings/11427/

Colorado River Wildlife Sanctuary lets you immerse yourself in the peaceful woods with wildlife all around. 

http://www.austintexas.gov/page/trail-directory

Colorado River Refuge is 65 acres of peaceful riverside forest located south of Bastrop.  Go on a hike or enjoy your lunch at a picnic table while bird watching.

https://www.naturerocksaustin.org/greenspace/colorado-river-refuge

Outdoor Celebrations

Throughout the year, The Colorado River is host to events for all ages, including the Colorado River 100 and the SUP Cup.

http://www.coloradoriver100.com/

http://www.bastropsupcup.com/