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Lake Bastrop, completed in 1964, is located approximately 30 miles east of Austin. With 900 surface acres, and two parks, South and North Shores, Bastrop offers visitors plenty of recreational activities. Water sports such as sailing, skiing, and canoes are popular. Shore bound folks enjoying hiking and biking trails, tetherball courts, swimming, and picnic areas, as well as camping.
Getting there: From Austin to North Shore Park take Texas 71 east to Texas 95N (approximately 29 miles), turn left and follow for approximately 4 miles to FM 1441E turn right and follow to park entrance on left.
From Austin to South Shore Park take Texas 71 east to Texas 21 (approximately 29 miles), turn right and follow for approximately 2 miles to Co Rd 352/S Shore Rd turn left and follow to park.