Horseshoe on the Colorado

Leased Fishing Access
Colorado River near Bastrop

Located on the north bank of the Colorado River near Bastrop, Texas. See map.

Lease period: August 1, 2023 to August 31, 2024
Lat/Long: 30.179637, -97.427311

Check the USGS stream gage in Bastrop for current and historical flow conditions.

Area Description

Located at 142 Frances Loop just off FM 969 and Howard Lane, Horseshoe on the Colorado offers complimentary parking as well as access to the Colorado River for TPWD’s leased access users. This access serves as a take-out point for a 7.4-mile float from Big Webberville Park, or a put-in for the 6.8-mile float downstream to the Utley boat ramp at FM 969.

Special Conditions on Public Use

Access is open daily from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset for bank angling and launching non-motorized boats, canoes, or kayaks for the purpose of paddling and/or fishing. 

Please text (512) 970-9739 and include vehicle make, model, and license plate number at least 24 hours in advance of arriving at the property. Landowner requests that each person fill out a liability waiver form before accessing the property.

Please be sure to park in the designated area. The immediate area around the river access point is for loading and unloading only. No firearms or alcohol allowed on the property.

Pack it in, Pack it out

TPWD strives to leave our environment cleaner and more natural than when we found it. We encourage all visitors to do the same by taking any trash and recycling out of the access area and properly disposing of it.

Angling Opportunities

Abundant angling opportunities are found in this segment of the Colorado River for Largemouth BassGuadalupe Bass, and Channel Catfish. Fishing for black basses is best when turbidity in the river is low, as these species feed primarily by sight. Anglers should target faster riffle areas for Guadalupe Bass, and downed trees and aquatic vegetation in pool habitat for Largemouth Bass.

Anglers are urged to practice catch-and-release of sportfish in this segment of the Colorado River, especially for Largemouth and Guadalupe Bass.

Fishing Regulations

All species are currently managed under statewide regulations. A current freshwater or combo fishing license is required for each angler to fish with the exception of “free fishing days”.