Bastrop State Park

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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 the Memorial Day 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.

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 evidence of the power of water that pushed around fallen trees from the 2011 wildfire and, in some places, piled them up along trails.

Please obey all signs and barricades at the park.

Broken dam and empty lake