Lake Bastrop - South Shore Park

The North/South Trailway and all other campground trails are open. Spicer Creek Bridge remains closed​.​

Great fishing at Lake Bastrop, South Shore Park

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​​The animals of 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
Enjoy an interpretive hike as a park naturalist provides a blend of human and natural history to tell the story of Lost Pines and Lake Bastrop. Visit the bird blind to learn the basics of birding. No registration is required. Meet at the Lake Bastrop South Shore Park tra​ilhead.​

  • Saturday, April 1 and May 6
  • 10-noon.
  • Ages 8 or older.
  • Free.​



All campsites accomm​odate 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 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 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.

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Location and Hours

Hours and Contact Info:
Day Users are allowed in the park from dawn to dusk. Overnight campers must be registered at the park. Administrative office open Mon.-Fri., 8 A.M.-5 P.M. For after hours camping arrivals call 512-498-1922.
512-498-1922 or
800-776-LCRA, Ext. 1922
Submit questions or comments to Ask LCRA
375 South Shore Rd.
Bastrop, TX 78602

Features & Events

​12 Waterfront
6 Full hookup
20 General
​18 Mini-Cabins
​Boat Ramp
Canoe/Kayak Launch Site
Hiking & Walking Trails
Swim Areas

Activities & Amenities

Bird WatchingBoat RampCabins / Mini CabinsCanoe / Kayak Launch SiteFishingGroup Picnic Pavilion - Day Use OnlyHiking and Walking TrailsPicnic Tables and GrillsRV - Dump StationRV - Water and ElectricRest RoomsShowersSwimmingBicycling - Dirt / GravelMeeting / Conference Facilities

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