Bastrop State Park


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Bastrop State Park


Location:Approximately 30 miles southeast of Austin.
Facilities:Campsites with water and electricity hookups, tent camping, primitive campsites, group camp, showers, restrooms, rustic cabins, day-use group facility, picnic areas, hiking trails, swimming pool, 18-hole golf course, park store, playground, auto tour route.
Activities:Camping, fishing, canoeing, swimming, hiking, backpacking, bicycling, golf.
Special Features:Park is the site of the "Lost Pines," an isolated timbered region of loblolly pine and hardwoods. This woodland is separated from the main body of East Texas Pines by approximately 100 miles of post oak woodlands.
Address:PO Box 518
Bastrop, TX 78602

Phone:512-321-2101
Web: www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/bastrop
Size: 5,926 acres.

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Denise Bradley was named Site Director for Wild Women Unite in Bastrop, Texas taking place in Bastrop State Park September 18-19, 2015.
Also lost to the blaze was 96 percent of Bastrop State Park, a 6,565-acre home to the loblolly Lost Pines Forest and the endangered Houston toad.
Suddenly, Bastrop County and Bastrop State Park were thrust into the nation's eyes.
The GLR encompasses 1,962 ha and is located ~8 km north of Bastrop State Park.
Paratypes: SVPT1, collected 29 May 2010 on rotted loblolly pine log between 2100 and 2130, Texas, Bastrop County, Stengl Biological Station; SVPT2, collected 31 May 2010 in water oak log at time of 1500, Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop State Park, Stewart-Hinkley Tract; SVPT3, collected 15 May 2010 in water oak log, Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop State Park, Stewart-Hinkley Tract; SVPT4, same data as SVPT1; SVPT5, collected 26 June 2010 on rotted water oak log above Alum creek, west side, between 1550 and 1700, Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop State Park, Stewart-Hinkley tract; SVPT6, collected 30 May 2010 on rotted loblolly pine log along trail east of pond, between 1700 and 1730, Texas, Bastrop County, Stengl Biological Station.
One of the largest remaining Houston toad populations occurs within Bastrop State Park in Bastrop County, Texas.
Other attractions include additional area golf courses, the Bastrop Opera House, the popular Bastrop Farmer's Market, and lakes and state parks, including Bastrop State Park and Buescher State Park, which are a relaxing and scenic 12-mile bike ride apart.
The donation helped pay for 550,000 loblolly pine seedlings used to replant 400 acres in Bastrop State Park and 450 acres of private property.
Concerns over endangered species regulations have snarled an effort in Bastrop State Park to boost the numbers of the endangered Houston Toad.
The majority of documented Houston toads in the wild are located on two properties, the GLR and Bastrop State Park (Swannack et al.
The foundation has pledged $60,000 to help pay for this year's crop of 550,000 loblolly pine seedlings, which will be delivered to Bastrop County this winter to replant 400 acres in hard-hit Bastrop State Park and 450 acres of private property.
The Texas Forest Service wants to plant 4 million loblolly pine seedlings in Bastrop State Park over the next few years, to help restore the forest after last year's fires.