Great fishing at Lake Bastrop, South Shore Park
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Photos courtesy of Kendra Mueller.
South Shore Park, the busier of the two Lake Bastrop parks, offers a variety of outdoor activities. The 900-acre lake contains bass, crappie, perch and catfish. Anglers can drop a line from the park's fishing pier or head out on a boat from the park's ramp.
Sailing, skiing and canoeing are other popular activities on Lake Bastrop. South Shore Park now offers on-site canoe rentals. On shore, park guests can enjoy the shaded day use and swim areas for picnics, an expanded hiking and biking trail, tetherball courts, and a hall with AC/heat perfect for family reunion and other group events.
Boaters on Lake Bastrop and other lakes are required to drain their boats after use to help prevent the spread of zebra mussels. Learn more.
Wild by Nature – Master Naturalist-Led Guided Hike
Fall and winter are wonderful seasons to explore the outdoors along the beautiful pine-filled trails of Lake Bastrop. Temperatures are cooler and wildlife is abundant during the bird migration season. Enjoy an interpretive hike as a park naturalist brings together a unique blend of human and natural history to tell the story of the Colorado River. After your hike, visit the playground, fishing piers and beach with the entire family! No registration is required.
- Saturday, Feb. 6.
- 10 a.m.-noon.
- Adults and children ages 8 and up.
- Free with paid park entry fee.
All campsites accommodate both RV and tent campers and include both water and electric (30/50 amp) hookups. There are three types of campsites:
- Waterfront sites: 12 campsites located along the water, and include both water & electric
- Full hookups: 6 campsites that also have sewer hookups
- General camping: 20 campsites, water and electric
18 mini-cabins are available and will sleep up to five in two sets of bunk beds. Each cabin has electricity, an outside water spigot, heat and A/C, a ceiling fan, a front porch, a picnic table and a grill. Restrooms and showers are available for park guests. Six cabins are located at Osprey Point near the day use and swim areas. Twelve cabins are located along the waterfront in the cove area opposite the boat ramp. Only service animals are allowed in the cabins.
Osprey Point Hall
The newest amenity offered at South Shore Park. This hall is suitable for weddings, family reunions, holiday parties, or company and church picnics. When rented in combination with the adjacent Osprey Point Cabins, this facility is popular for events requiring overnight accommodations. The hall is designed for sit down dinners of no more than 80 people or up to 120 people if you utilize the outside picnic area. The hall has AC / heat, catering kitchen with commercial sink, refrigerator, buffet counter, icemaker, tables and chairs, private restrooms and a fireplace. Horseshoe pits, washer pits and a large group smoker/ BBQ are located outside of the hall. Adjacent to the day use area at the park, guests have the use of a sand volleyball court, trails, swimming area, and horseshoe pits. Only service animals are allowed in hall.
Hall rental hours are 8 A.M. to 10 P.M. Please call the Lake Bastrop Administrative Office at 512-498-1922 for more specific information. To reserve Osprey Point Hall,go online at www.lcra.org/reserve for a $6 transaction fee per site or by calling 855-392-7638 for a $7.50 transaction fee per site.
Make reservations online at www.lcra.org/reserve for a $6 transaction fee per site, or call toll-free 855-392-7638 for a $7.50 transaction fee per site. Reservations must be made more than 48 hours in advance of arrival. Facilities get booked quickly during spring and fall, and over holidays, so make reservations early to guarantee a site. To check availability within 48 hours of your arrival, call the park directly.
Prior written permission shall be obtained from LCRA for any organized group activity on LCRA land involving 20 or more individuals. For additional information call 800-776-LCRA, Ext. 1922.
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Other nearby parks
If camping is unavailable at Lake Bastrop parks, check nearby Bastrop State Park, which is operated by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.