The park is open and will be conducting a prescribed fire, inside the Park Road 1A loop, from Tues. Oct 25 through Thurs. Oct. 27, 2016.
Some roadways and trails will be closed and some smoke may be in the air. . . .

Aug. 1, 2016 - Some areas of the park are closed due to flood and fire damage . . . 

Wildfire & Flood Damage

Major events damaged Bastrop State Park in recent years. The Bastrop Complex Wildfire in 2011 affected 96 percent of the park, while a flood in 2015 led to dam failure. Still another fire occurred in 2015: the Hidden Pines Fire.

Today, the park is open and ready for visitors!

2011 Bastrop Complex Wildfire

Trees after fire.In September 2011, wildfire struck Bastrop State Park and the surrounding pine forest. Firefighters saved the historic cabins and facilities built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. The park is recovering from the fire, and most trails, campsites and facilities have reopened.

The following areas are closed until further notice:

  • Area east of Harmon Road including that section of the Lost Pines Hiking Trail
  • Gotier Trace and areas north and south of the road
  • Primitive camping

Learn more about the Bastrop wildfire and how you can help the park recover.

2015 Memorial Day Flood

On May 25, 2015, the dam on the 10-acre lake at Bastrop State Park failed after excessive rains. All of the water in the lake surged down Copperas Creek to the Colorado River.

Expect to see fallen trees from the 2011 wildfire pushed around and, in some places, piled up. Please obey all signs and barricades at the park.

The following areas are closed until further notice:

  • The lake area - there is no water in the lake.
  • Blue Trail from the lake parking lot to the Red Trail.
  • Park Road 1A from the lake to the scenic overlook.
  • The parking lot and picnic area along Park Road 1A at the lake.


Broken dam and empty lake

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