MLK Weekend Camping

The first camping trip of 2022. I had a 3-day weekend for MLK day, but the calendar had something on it for Saturday night. Saturday also had 20+ mph winds - NOT good towing conditions. Sunday morning looked like it might be good for the rest of the holiday and I found a spot open at Bastrop State Park and I reserved it. Packed up and headed out by 12:30 pm. It's nice having most everything I need already in the camper. It was scary though…the very next day after I go home, there was a "controlled" burn that got out of control and burned over 700 acres. 200+ families had to be evacuated and park was closed. Hopefully things will be back open soon. 

Bastrop State Park

100 Park Road 1A
Bastrop, TX 78602
Bastrop County

Dates: 1/16 1/17/2022
Length of Stay:  Nights2
Type of Park: State
Check In: 2p     Check Out: 12p

πŸ’² Cost per night $25 + $5 entry fee per person per day
Discounts:  Texas Parks Pass
Total Cost $25

πŸ“ Site #24 Notes:

  • Pull Thru
  • Water
  • Max amp: 50
  • Sewer
  • Grill
  • Fire Ring w/Grate
  • Hook for hanging lantern or other items
  • Picnic Table: concrete
  • Site Pad: level, asphalt, long enough for truck and trailer and extra space

πŸ‘πŸ» Pros:

• Full hookups
• Overlooking hillside
• No one was camping on one side of me
• A little shade in the afternoon 
• A couple tall Loblolly Pines still stand at this site

πŸ‘ŽπŸ» Cons:

  • Because so many of the trees are missing, you hear more of the road noise from Highway 21 and 95
  • No privacy between spots
  • Spot is barely off main road

πŸ“ Park Notes: 

• Restrooms
• Showers
• Dump Station
• Munzees and Geocaches in the Park
• Trails - some are pretty challenging, steep
• Pool
• Pavilion
• Cabins
• Structures built by CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps)
• When you enter Bastrop or Buescher, You can drive or bike between the parks (11 miles @ 30 mph max), but I would not tow/drive an RV.

🐦 Wildlife:

• Birds: Woodpeckers, Cardinals, Bluejays, Mockingbirds, Misc small birds

πŸ’œ Highlights of this trip:

  • Drove around this park and to Buescher State Park
  • Made a run through Buc-ee's
  • πŸ• Neighbors Kitchen & Yard - I definitely recommend the Pepperoni Rolls and the Prickly Pear Margarita! Great view overlooking the Colorado River. Live music sometimes.
  • Camping alone
  • Glad I went when I did. The very next day, a "controlled" burn got out of control and burned over 800 acres!
  • 🚘 141.8 miles round trip - 8.6 mph
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