Bastrop, Texas

Overview:  We enjoyed our stay at Lake Bastrop South Shore Park.  Our full hook up site was very wooded and private.  The lake was very close (there are some lakefront sites with electric/water only).  It was a little swampy near shore.  The hiking/biking trails are very well maintained and range from easy to moderate difficulty.  The trails were our favorite part of the park.  The area has a lot of red dirt and thus the RV got a little dirty but that doesn’t bother us.  We also checked out the North Shore Park and that too is very nice. The RV sites are less private but many have a nice lake view.  As a side note, we also checked out the local state park, Bastrop State Park.  We were originally going to stay here for a week with my visiting family staying in one of their cabins.  Unfortunately, this park suffered from a very large forest fire in September 2012. In fact it was the largest in Texas history with 95 % of the park burned.  Thus it is in the early phases of regrowth and is bare.  It is a very nice park, but be aware this fire devastated it.  Due to this we chose to stay in another location with my family.

Campsites:  Limited number of full-hookups (30/50 Amp, water, sewer) and lots of electric/water sites.  Level concrete pads with gravel patio, picnic table, and lantern post.  Most spots are private with trees surrounding.

Amenities: Hiking/biking trails, bath houses, boat docks, fishing piers, beach area for swimming, mini-cabins (just heated/cooled bunk houses), pavilion, playground, kayak/canoe rental, dump station, Rental hall/facility for large groups

Pet friendly: Yes

Internet:  No Wi-Fi available

Price:  Full hook-up (30/50 Amp, water, sewer) $25/night

Electric/Water only $20/night

Daily Entrance fee $5 per person (in addition to camping fee)

Rating:  4/5