Written by Shirley T
Friday, 11 June 2010 00:00
Nicknamed as the beautiful 'Lost Pines', the 12-mile scenic road that connects Bastrop State Park to Buescher State Park in central Texas invites biking enthusiasts to explore and return. If cycling is not your cup of tea, take a leisure drive as it offers a roller-coaster ride along the winding road through the pines forest.
About an hour drive or 40 miles southeast of Austin, Bastrop State Park encompasses an area of 5,926 acres and built up by loblolly pine and hardwoods. Apart from the ground of woodland, the park also operates a beautiful 18-hole golf course in Central Texas. It occupies a huge grassland, right after the park's entrance if one is coming from Bastrop direction.
Besides the golf-course, the main attraction at the park is Bastrop State Park Lake. Swimming is not permitted but fishing and canoeing are the favorite activities here. A handful of concrete tables and benches are also provided near the lake for picnickers.
Drive along the Park Road 1B, visit the Pioneer Village Cabin Area. Dozens of campsites are located at Piney Hill, Deer Run and Cooperas Creek, however if one wish to experience a night in a rustic cabin, make an early reservation. Most of these stone-wood cabins are overlooking the lake, equipped with air-conditioner, microwave and a kitchen.
Hiking trails are plenty and direction with map is accessible at the entry point from park road. Explore the nature and welcome to the pines wonderland!
3005 Hwy 21 East
Bastrop TX 78602
Official Website: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/bastrop/
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