Named a “Texas Main Street” city by the Texas Historical Commission, Bastrop has a long history of offering a small town, family-friendly city situated along the Colorado River. It has a vibrant historic downtown that features live music, shops, pubs, and easy access to the Colorado River.
Bastrop is located just 30 minutes east of downtown Austin and is 20 minutes from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The ideal location makes it an attractive place to live and for economic business opportunities.
Looking for outdoor activities, the Bastrop State Park is situated in the heart of the Lost Pines, an isolated stand of tall loblolly pines in Central Texas. It has scenic hiking trails and primitive campsites for secluded getaway camping, or use one of the 13 rustic cabins overlooking Lake Mina, or rent a full RV hookup site. Take a kayak or paddle board down the slow-moving El Camino Real Paddling Trail.
Visit the Bastrop Museum and Visitor Center to learn more about the history of Bastrop and Bastrop County and enjoy the artifacts and exhibits on display.
Bastrop Independent School District is one of the largest districts geographically in the state of Texas. It serves over 12,000 students from the communities of Bastrop, Cedar Creek, Paige, Red Rock, Rockne, and vast rural areas of Bastrop County. The District has two high schools, an early college high school and a nontraditional online high school. There are two middle schools (grades 7 and 8), two intermediate schools (grades 5 and 6), and six elementary schools (grades pre-K through 4). The district also operates three licensed childcare facilities at Bluebonnet Elementary, Cedar Creek Elementary and Emile Elementary to provide care for the babies and children of their staff and student parents in the district.
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