7 Exciting Activities You Must Do While Staying in Bastrop County

Your gateway to outdoor adventure and Texas charm is through a getaway to Bastrop Countylocated a few miles southeast of Austin in the heart of the Lost Pines region.

Here are seven ways to maximize your time in this beautiful section of the Hill Country.

1. Flaunt yourself in a luxurious wilderness getaway
The Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa is located on 405 acres on the lower Colorado River and has all the amenities and attractions you could want, from horseback riding to biking, s’mores under the stars, and more.

A facial treatment and a rejuvenating massage at the Spa Django is also a must for resting and recuperating after all your time in the great outdoors.

2. Play and practice your swing
Bastrop County is home to three pristine golf courses with stunning views, including ColoVista, Pine forestand the winner Wolfdancer Golf Club located at the Hyatt Regency.

3. Zip line through the loblolly pines
Change your perspective with a zipline excursion at McKinney Roughs Nature Parka 1,140-acre park with UTV tours, family wilderness quests, rock climbing walls and more.

4. Hike through two state parks
Hiking, camping, picnicking, swimming, biking, fishing and geocaching – it’s all on Bastrop State Park and Buescher State Park, both of which are beautiful places to be outdoors.

5. Relax on the water
The colorado river meanders through the middle of the county and has two designated paddle trails and a scenic sandy area at the Bastrop County Nature Park. There are several local outfitters that offer kayak, canoe, and paddleboard rentals to get you started in the slow-moving waters.

Lake Bastrop is 900 acres of family fun and water recreation, and it’s also fully stocked for fishing catfish, crappie, perch, sunfish, carp and largemouth bass .

Both North Shore Park and South Shore Park have tent campsites, cabins, airstreams and RV campsites.

6. See the dinosaurs
Go back to prehistory dinosaur park, a family-friendly adventure with gravel and shaded walking trails featuring dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes hidden in the trees. There is also a digging pit for young children, as well as a visitor center and gift shop.

7. Hike the trail(s)
Explore the county’s many self-guided tours, where you can get a history lesson as you wander through sidewalk medallions. Or follow the smoke signals to a delicious meal or two along the BBQ trail.

The Whiskey, wine and beer route give you a taste of the distilleries, and don’t miss the Texas Movie Trailwhere you’ll find 10 iconic filming locations from seven films, including floats of hope, The Texas Chainsaw Massacreand Transformers.

Bastrop County is the perfect getaway – without having to go too far. For more travel inspiration, explore Bastrop County here.

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