Bastrop Texas Campgrounds
20 RV Parks near Bastrop, Texas
Mar 2018 - $25.00
With reservations made in early December 2017, we camped under the tall pines in the COPPERAS CREEK campground of Bastrop State Park on a mid-March Friday and Saturday night in a full hook up site. Most of the full hook up sites were utilized by tents. Most trees between the Park and Texas Highway 71 were destroyed by the 2011 fire, so the highway noise and street light pollution from Texas Highway 71 was HORRIBLE! As we sat around our campfire, we could hardly conduct a normal level conversation! Definitely NO peace and quiet here, so light sleepers be warned! Restroom/bath house are fairly new construction with air conditioning. Check-in ranger was very friendly and helpful. We saw regular patrols of the ranger every hour or two throughout Copperas Creek campground. Great Saturday morning hike a volunteer naturalist, which took us thru the fire raged area of the park. Very informative and interesting info was provided on the fire and the rebirth and restoration, which will take a life time. This park has a swimming pool (which was closed during our visit) with no lake or lake access. I'm rating this TERRIBLE as I don't enjoy camping where I can see street lights and hear highway traffic at all hours of the day and night.
My recommendation is camper awareness...just know that there is no peace and quiet due to traffic noise. It will take the trees about 50 years or so to grow and form a noise barrier. - napunani
Aug 2017 - $25.00
Being a state park, it was a lot more quiet than other RV park options in Bastrop although we could hear and see route 71. I liked the 33.3 meter pool and swam almost daily. There are thousands of huge dead trees laying around from the great 2011 fire (rotting trees; great snake environment). I saw a coral snake close to our site and lots of rabbits. The location is good, less than 2 miles from historic downtown Bastrop. You can stay in the park for a maximum of 14 nights per visit. Visitors would have to pay the $5 park entry fee. There are nice walking trails however I picked up poison ivy or oak or sumac. Our site contained lots of old, little pieces of trash like bottle caps, scraps of paper, tinfoil, paper towels, plastic, etc. I saw that the park workers attempt to clean up the leftover big trash but the little trash is left to make the sites look unnatural. The major problem is ANTS, ANTS, ANTS! We had various types of ants, some biting. We went through three cans of spray and 8 traps and our motorhome is infested. I would wake up in the morning to ant swarms and trails from back to front of our motorhome inside and in our storage compartments. Having to use so much ant treatment was unpleasant for us and our cat. My skin is riddled with bites. Our asphalt site was very not level and we spent two days repositioning and driving up onto blocks to try to get level. Sewer was uphill; makes removing the black hose challenging. We noticed another motorhome fail at leveling who ended up leaving the park (I wonder if they got their non-refundable $25 deposit back). I went to the park office to find out if they had a chart, pictures or any information about animals and poisonous plants prevalent specifically in Bastrop State Park; the park office had zero specific information about known natural hazards. The park does sell general books about plants and animals but nothing specific to the park. No cable nor wifi. We won't stay here again in the summer as per ants. - Dirt Biker
May 2016 - $25.00
This park used to be one of our favorites but the big fire in 2011 and the finicky (although usually friendly) staff, including the macho-man police officers sent us packing.
It does not seem like much has changed as far as the nit-picking, and the very young; tough guy park police that are still lurking like they are looking for criminals or a camper with too many tent steaks around their tent.
The park has rebounded nicely from almost total devastation, with improved sites with very nice RV pads and 30/50 service pedestals, and the rebuilt bath houses are exceptional. My only complaint about the actual camp sites are the 2 foot high boulders that line the camping loop roads. Although they are nice looking I guess ....... They are total hazards that you cannot see when backing in larger RV's into the supposedly "Big Rid Friendly" RV sites.
And on this weekend, my campsite in the Coppreas Creek area had weeds that were 2 feet tall just beyond my RV pad. I had to walk through the weeds to get to the fire ring or the picnic table. Seems the endless parade of gawking park vehicles could park occasionally and drag out a weed-eater. Also note the Highway 71 traffic noise is very loud if you are in the Copperas Creek area.
I've always pulled for this park to rebound and I wish them well, I just don't see us frequenting this park very often. - Tcamper
Jun 2017 - $23.00
We had a confirmed reservation for a back-in site for 1 mo. @ $480/m0. as stated on the RV park website and reconfirmed on a recorded line one week before arrival. The office sign directed us to a tight circle in front of the owner's mansion which required us to unhitch and backup. There was no one to check us in even though we arrived during stated staffed office hours. No one was home nor manning checkin. The groundskeeper, via phone, directed us to park in a pull thru vs. our reserved back-in because "the previous person in your reserved site decided to stay longer". Hours later, after we had hooked up and unpacked, the office person finally showed up and told us we would need to pay $200 a wk. pull thru price (vs. confirmed $480/m0.) and move into a lesser-priced backin, if and when one opened up, and at the park's convenience. This is the 1st time ever that I arrived at an RV park with confirmed reservations only to be told that the previous tenants got to keep our confirmed site. We were overrun with ants in our pull thru; all ant types. We got ant trails in our RV, for the first time ever in our RVing history, and bites on our skin from fire ant types. The grounds person ran his large mower fast and right up to the sides of our motorhome spewing stones and debris against our RV. Our site was a few feet from the 71 highway and large truck noise, 24/7, meaning we had to have our AC and fan running 24/7. Bastrop RV Park is not an RV park at all but a trailer park for long-term residents. No picnic tables, no grills, no fire pits, no Internet, no TV. If you want TV, you need to drive 35 miles each way to Austin and setup an account for a cable box thru Spectrum with limited channels; then drive back and forth to return cable boxes. The bathrooms were dark and dank. We won't stay at this park again. - Dirt Biker
Nov 2016 - $25.00
We love this park. Clean, lake, boating, fishing, bike riding and hiking. The town has everything restaurants, health care, Walmart, lowes, etc. 40 minutes away from Austin. Easy to get your camper in and out. Also shelters on the water. - Erby
Mar 2014 - $30.00
We stayed here while visiting Austin. The park is OK. Mostly has seasonal and full time residents. Close to the highway so there was some highway noise. WiFi was not available at all sites. Park was OK for a stop over night but there are nicer places. - Jdawg
Nov 2017 - $57.00
This is a nice park; close to highway 71. Some highway noise. The park is well kept. The owners are very friendly. The "pull thrus" are back to back. We were fortunate, no one was coming in the site directly behind us. Made parking our rig easier. We were able to park our vehicle directly behind our 5th wheel. All sites are paved as are interior roads. Wifi is poor. For our needs, we feel the rate we paid was too high. Even though this is a nice park, and the owners very friendly, we would not stay here again. We don't like having someone directly behind us without a road as a buffer. - oldbluejay
Nov 2016 - $15.00
Nightly rate based on monthly rate. Very nice park by the Colorado river. Paved road and sites. Room for two vehicles to park. Owners are very nice and helpful and seem to be continually upgrading the park. Nice playground for kids and fenced area for dogs. Restrooms are very clean. The only negative is the highway noise. We plan on staying here again. - Tandgtucker
Oct 2016 - $44.00
Very friendly staff, unfortunately the park is older. The sites are not level, there are thorns in the grass, and of course is next to a busy highway and train tracks. Definitely not worth the price and was disappointing as I have heard so many great things about KOAs. Also the trees need some trimming because they scrape up your rig, pulling into site. - Techn0
Aug 2016 - $33.00
First the good things, making a reservation and check in the folks were very nice. Power, water pressure and sewer were all good. Sites are all concrete however ours was not very level.
We requested a pull through as we were towing a vehicle. Was told at check in that once parked I would have to disconnect the toad since their pull through's are actually two back ins and they may have to rent the spot behind us. One of the reasons I like pull through sites is the option to leave the car hooked up or to be able to get it all hooked up the night before. Was told I would need to rent two sites if I wanted a true pull through.
Sites are very close together, no picnic tables and not enough room between the units to put one. Water hook ups are below ground and ours was flooded so you had to reach down into a pail of water to hook up the water hose. Our site had a small willow tree planted so close that it rubbed against the side of the coach and made it difficult to get to the back of the MH or in the basement compartments.
The grass has not been cut and needs it badly. Lots of full timers with older rigs with junk piled around their sites.
Noise level from the road and in the park is very loud and being so close to your neighbor you hear everything going on.
Last complaint is that there is no place to walk the dog except up and down the concrete drives.
Passport America discount is not the usual 50% off. We stayed here for 3 nights and we won't be back. - Razin Kane
Feb 2018 - $36.00
We stayed at North Shore Park for two weeks, changing sites mid-stay. The camp host was not there when we arrived & office was only open Thursday through Sunday, which I assume is winter hours. However, we did not know that before we arrived and had to figure things out on our own. (The telephone number provided when making a reservation is for the South Park campground.) The 50 amp wasn't working on our pedestal and we had to report it at South Park but it was eventually fixed. The sites were not level and I now understand the reviews that said this park is good for practicing. - We did manage to find a somewhat level section of the site. This is a small campground and was very quiet when we were there. The day rate I listed includes the day use fee that is in addition to the reservation charge. - lce3
Apr 2017 - $25.00
The RV park is very well kept with a very friendly host who is always around if you need anything The day park & facilities, adjoined to the Camping section is another story. I heard a commotion coming from the women's bathroom during an evening walk & there was a whole faimily in there with suitcases and using the facilities. - Texan58
Apr 2016 - $25.00
Found this park to be very clean & well maintained.
The hosts keep the trash cans emptied. It would be nice if they would police each site as the campers leave to make sure the site is left clean. - Texan58
Nov 2013 - $30.00
Park is rustic with lots of treesand chickens in park but they stay in roost until after 8 am. The rate is very reasonable and the friendly park host/owner only charged me for three days even though I was there for four nights. I would not consider this park a good location for a large RVs (ours is 36') as the available sites are not level. I found a site near the front of the park that was level enough to use my jacks but I barely fit. At this site the 50 amp power plug was so close to the ground that I could barely bend the cord enough to get connected. The road to the park is narrow and there are two rough railroad crossings to go over. And, yes, train traffic was an issue but the trains in the night seemed to mute their horns. Do not take the shorter route to the park as the road goes through a single lane, low water crossing that is very rough and steep - there were many scrape marks in the pavement where trailer hitches, etc. have hit. - sccatech
Jun 2017 - $25.00
This was our 1st time staying here. We stayed in a 37 ft fifth wheel. The spaces are private (except for the shared sites). There were a lot of staff around the park, which may be the reason it was well maintained. Many areas of the lake were more natural. The beach was just more of a sand box, I assume not to get washed away, but my son still loved playing in the sand. The park was quite and very relaxing. My whole family had a great time and we will be returning. Please note, there is a $5 per day fee for each adult. - ezgoin01110
May 2017 - $25.00
We have stayed here many times & love it, but this was the first in our 35' 5th wheel. We were supposed to be in site 30, but when we pulled up to it, the very nice park host came by and thought the site was too short for us, so she switched us to site 9, which was plenty long for truck & trailer. Site had 50amp and water, and a dump station on the way out. There are 4 private bathrooms with sink, toilet & shower each- and another set of 4 around the corner (and another set by the cabins). South Shore was not affected by the 2011 Bastrop fire (unlike the devastated Bastrop State Park was). Enjoy the pine trees and lake. We take our elementary age kids trail riding on Swift/Gideon/Lobolly and Heron trails & have hiked the North-South Trailway between the South Shore & North Shore parks. We swim in the dedicated swim area & have also rent canoes and once saw an eagle flying overhead! Fishing is very popular here. We have also tented camped and rented cabins (that have AC & heat) - all good experiences. As with all parks around this area - they fill up fast on weekends and even weekdays in good weather. - 5th Wheel Family
Apr 2017 - $20.00
This campground has gone downhill in my opinion since their staff and the reservation policy changed. Electric and water pressure was good. Had to trim tree limbs before I could back into site so the limbs would not scratch roof of trailer. Needed to trim side too. Luckily my brother was in a nearby site and climb on roof of trailer and trimmed limbs for me. Broken glass and bottle caps in site. Picnic table had seen better days. It's sad to see this as the park has some good trails for hiking, biking, and bird watching. Noticed more church groups and scout troops using this park. The reservations have gone to an online service. There are many times when I wanted to camp there because relatives were there, but online shows no available sites, relatives see sites reserved but the people don't show. We were told the fee to cancel is too high so people don't cancel if they can't make it. I hope they change this. - MelindaK
Jul 2017 - $35.00
In transit so stayed only one night. Nice level site, we did not need to disconnect our tow vehicle. Cash or check for payment, credit cards accepted for an additional charge. We were happy with our campsite and the campground in general. Will definitely come back some time in the future. Easy access from 77. My rating is based on my own bias of looking for easy access with a level site. - Patricia Sterkowitz
Jun 2015 - $18.00
This is the most decrepit park that I have stayed in since I have been traveling in a motorhome! This was probably a nice park way back when, but there has not been any maintenance in years. The facility is filled with rundown trailers with "stuff" all around them and weeds growing under. Trash was never picked up while we were there and the bins were running over! It did have FHU so that was a plus. The road leading in is full of potholes. No checks or credit cards, cash only! We had to stay there as we had a maintenance problem that was resolved on Saturday. I would not recommend this park to anyone! - oniedu
Nov 2013 - $35.00
We did not stay here. I checked out the park two weeks before the Austin F1 race. At that time the gravel road into the park looked like a war zone (some of the potholes appeared to be a foot deep) and I was afraid that it would twist my coach's chassis. The price quoted me seems high for the condition of the park; it was basically a pasture with gravel roads. The sites were large and quite spacious. The park is close to the highway, but there did not seem to be much traffic on the road. - sccatech
Jan 2015 - $17.00
Beautiful old CCC state park with small fishing lake. The Cozy Circle area is the only loop that will accommodate 30+ foot RV's. Many of the sites have the picnic table opposite of door side. Many sites have good privacy. Heavily wooded, we could not extend awning fully. Dump station near Cozy Circle has tight turning radius. Not a problem but be aware. We would stay here again. - drfife
Mar 2013 - $22.00
This is a gem of a state park. While Bastrop State Park is connected to Buescher on interior roads, this park was not affected by the big fire and is still green and lush. It is a blast to road ride the connecting 11 mile paved streets in-between the parks, but know that the hills are very challenging and ideal for training. We enjoyed the beautiful hiking trails that are well marked and shaded. Fishing is free in all Texas State Parks and this lake is well stocked with large-mouthed bass, catfish and trout. The bathrooms are spotless and offer free, hot water showers for campers. The playground is large and wide open and all of the rangers and park staff were friendly and helpful throughout our 14-day stay. This park is just 2 miles up the road from Rocky Hill Ranch, a well known mountain bike park that offers epic cycling opportunities! About 4 miles from downtown Smithville, this park is private, clean and very beautiful. We enjoyed a peaceful stay and we camped here with 2 dogs. In the next several months, all of the hiking trails in Buescher State Park will be open for mountain biking! The check-in office is lovely and many of the out buildings were built by the CCC in the 1930's and offer great historical significance. - RVLife4us
Feb 2012 - $17.00
Great Texas State Park. Good roads for biking, good trails for hikes and a pond for fishing. Quiet atmosphere and friendly staff. - Free Range
Apr 2017 - $36.00
This is a really nice RV park just east of Austin on Hwy 71. There is highway noise during the day (if your site is up front) but it's not bad. Nice bathrooms and showers, each separate and lockable. Owners were very responsive when there were some noisy people during quiet hours, and the owners even gave us a written apology! Top notch! Sites angled so afternoon sun is on the port side of the RV, so nice shade where you want it. Grading down a bit due to very weak, very very slow WiFi. Nice laundry facility. No picnic table or firepit, but there is a central pavilion with a gas grill that we can use, with several chairs and tables. Verizon signal varies from 1 to 3 bars. Sewage connections are about 10-12 inches above ground. Our site (57) has a bit of shade, but many sites do not. We would definitely stay here again. - RobtL
Dec 2016 - $13.00
$13.00 is actually $12.50 a day for 30 day stay. Nice rv park and campground operated by nice couple that live on site. Have made a lot of nice upgrades since they bought it, including brand new pavilion, new toilet and shower house and upgraded laundry building. 10 new shorter sites by pavilion that have concrete side curbs and gravel base with fhu's for transient travelers. Our site, #29, was level pull-thru concrete with patio area and fhu's that worked well with good water pressure @45psi. Some permanents but most of those in good shape. Laundry-$1.50W,$1.00D. One con, folks drive too fast thru the park, but we liked it here and would stay here again. - xarmoreddriver
Jun 2016 - $40.00
This CG is a full timer campground. During our stay there was construction going on to add new sites and a new covered pavilion had just been added. Their website does not give a true picture of what the campground is really like. Would not stay here again unless we absolutely HAD to!! - pgremillion