Bastrop is a small charming city in the state of Texas, located at about 30 miles southeast of Austin. The population of Bastrop reached 5340 residents, according to the 2000 census. By the year 2007, the population increased and reached almost 7823 residents. Bastrop is a relaxing, peaceful city that has a lot of attractions, both historical and geographical, so you will enjoy your stay here very minute.
Bastrop was established by old Spanish soldiers in 1804. The Spanish built a fort here nearby the Colorado River. Overlooking Bastrop is one of the most vast pine wood forests, which has eventually become the main source of industry in Bastrop. The forest contributed to the local economy. In terms of accommodation, Bastrop has a wide variety, ranging from hotels, motels and camping facilities. The venues here are also diverse, from elegant restaurants, fancy coffee shops, takeaways and pubs.
Lost Pines Forest is a 21 km belt of pines, near Bastrop. The pine wood is a unique sight in Texas, because there are so many types of trees. If you are looking for a place where you can relax and enjoy a quiet afternoon with your family and friends, the pine forest is the perfect place. There are also many paths through the forest, as well as cycling routes. Facilities here include benches, specially built barbecues and restrooms.
Bastrop State Park is located near the Lost Pines Forest, and it provides opportunities for backpacking, camping, picnicking, canoing, wildlife viewing and other wonderful programs. Here, you can enjoy some of the scenic drives. The carts will take you through the beautiful forests, where you can enjoy the serenity of the forest along the quiet drive.
The Museum and Visitor Center is a uniquely positioned museum at the center of Bastrop. Visiting this fort will give you an idea of what life was like in the 19th century. Here, you can visit one of the forts established by the Spanish in 1806, as well as a frontier settlement founded by Stephen Austin that played an important role in the colonization of Texas.