Bastrop State Park

Get Lost in the Pine Forest of Bastrop and Buescher State Parks

October 25, 2023 | By Saba Khonsari

The Texas State Parks system marks its 100th anniversary this year. With 89 parks, natural areas, and historic sites to choose from, visitors can experience all kinds of outdoor activities.

For Bastrop Residents, Last Week’s Rolling Pines Fire Was Too Close for Comfort

January 25, 2022 | By Dina Gachman

The history of Bastrop County is marked by wildfires, the most devastating being the 2011 Complex Fire that burned 32,000 acres and lasted 55 days.

After the Most Destructive Wildfire in Texas History, Bastrop State Park Rises from the Ashes

February 14, 2018 | By

In September 2011, the most destructive wildfire in Texas history raged through the loblolly pines of Bastrop State Park. The deadly fire burned 32,000 acres in the area—including 96 percent of the 6,565-acre park.

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