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Bastrop is located in central Texas about 30 miles southeast of Austin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,218 residents. The city of Bastrop is a vibrant community rich in history, a place that effectively blends old with new. The Lost Pines Forest overlooks the center of town, and is the center of the westernmost stand of the southern pine forest. The forest helped the founding of the town of Bastrop. As the only forest available in the area, the town began supplying the city of Austin with lumber as early as 1839. Later they supplied San Antonio, the whole western Texas frontier and even into Mexico. The city of Bastrop sits on the banks of the Colorado River and has a historic district with over 100 restored homes and other historic building, as well as a variety of shops, restaurants and bed and breakfasts. Other attractions include Bastrop State Park, established in 1938, and home to an 8.5-mile hiking trail, an 18-hope golf course, and a large swimming pool. Bastrop State Park is four miles west of Buescher State Park, and the two are connected by a scenic road. Other activities in the area include biking, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, tubing and more. Bastrop also boasts several art galleries and special events, such as the First Friday Art Walk.

Surrounding areas: Smithville, Texas (11.7 mi), Austin, Texas (27.8 mi), La Grange, Texas (29.8 mi), Highland Hills, Texas (31.1 mi), Kyle, Texas (34.6 mi), Round Top, Texas (37.1 mi)

Bastrop Vacation Rentals

Bastrop Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Comfort Inn Bastrop106 Hasler BlvdBastrop, TX (512) 321-3303
Days Inn Bastrop4102 Hwy 71 EBastrop, TX (512) 321-1157
Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites491 Agnes StBastrop, TX (512) 321-1900
Super 83110 Hwy 71 EBastrop, TX (512) 321-6000
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites252 Hwy 290 EastElgin, TX16.8 mi.(512) 285-3900
Best Western Airport Hotel And Suites2751 HW 71 EDel Valle, TX21.4 mi.(512) 385-1000
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites2751 E Hwy 71Del Valle, TX21.4 mi.(512) 385-1000
Quality Inn & Suites11301 Hwy 290 EastManor, TX21.5 mi.(512) 272-9373
Hilton Austin Airport9515 New Airport DrAustin, TX21.8 mi.(512) 385-6767
Econo Lodge GiddingsHwy 290 EGiddings, TX23.2 mi.(979) 542-9666
Courtyard Austin Airport7809 E Ben White BlvdAustin, TX23.5 mi.(512) 386-7464
Comfort Suites Austin Airport7501 E Ben White BlvdAustin, TX23.6 mi.(512) 386-6000
Hampton Inn & Suites Airport7712 E Riverside DrAustin, TX23.6 mi.(512) 389-1616
Hawthorn Suites7800 E Riverside DrAustin, TX23.6 mi.(512) 247-6166
Holiday Inn Express - Austin Airport7601 E Ben White BlvdAustin, TX23.6 mi.(512) 386-7600
La Quinta Inn & Suite Airport7625 E Ben White BlvdAustin, TX23.6 mi.(512) 386-6800
La Quinta Inn Austin/Oltorf1603 E OltorfAustin, TX25.0 mi.(512) 447-6661
Ramada - Giddings4002 E Austin StGiddings, TX25.2 mi.(979) 542-9666
Best Western Plum Creek Inn2001 Hwy 183 SouthLockhart, TX26.3 mi.(512) 398-4911
Hampton Inn South4141 Governors RdAustin, TX26.9 mi.(512) 442-4040
Clarion Inn & Suites2200 S I-35Austin, TX27.1 mi.(800) 434-7378
Comfort Suites1701 E Saint Elmo RdAustin, TX27.1 mi.(512) 444-6630
Marriott Courtyard Austin South4533 S I H 35Austin, TX27.2 mi.(512) 912-1122
Red Roof Inn Austin-South4701 South I-35Austin, TX27.2 mi.(512) 448-0091
Days Inn3105 N I H 35Austin, TX27.3 mi.(512) 478-1631
Hawthorn Suites Hotel-austin South4020 I-35 SouthAustin, TX27.3 mi.(512) 440-7722
Austin Marriott At The Capitol701 E 11TH StAustin, TX27.4 mi.(512) 478-1111
Motel 6 #0113 Austin2707 Interregional Hwy SAustin, TX27.4 mi.(512) 444-5882
Hilton Austin500 E 4th StAustin, TX27.5 mi.(512) 482-8000
Fairfield Inn959 Reinli StAustin, TX27.6 mi.(512) 302-5550
Four Seasons Hotel Austin98 San Jacinto BlvdAustin, TX27.6 mi.(512) 478-4500
Hampton Inn And Suites Downtown200 San Jacinto StAustin, TX27.6 mi.(512) 472-1500
La Quinta - Austin Capitol300 E 11th StAustin, TX27.6 mi.(512) 476-1166
Quailty Inn909 E Koenig LnAustin, TX27.6 mi.(512) 452-4200
Ramada-Austin Central919 E Koenig LnAustin, TX27.6 mi.(512) 454-1144
Residence Inn / Courtyard By Marriott Austin Dntwn300 E 4th StAustin, TX27.6 mi.(512) 691-9200
Austin Airport Marriott South4415 South Ih-35Austin, TX27.7 mi.(512) 441-7900
Austin Executive Lodging8312 Fathom Cir #1201Austin, TX27.7 mi.(512) 258-6976
Austin Hotel North6911 N Ih-35Austin, TX27.7 mi.(512) 459-4251
Candlewood Suites - Austin South4320 I35 SouthAustin, TX27.7 mi.(512) 444-8882
Bed & Breakfast
Fairview Bed & Breakfast1304 Newning AveAustin, TX27.4 mi.(512) 444-4746

Bastrop Weather & Climate

Central Texas has a humid subtropical climate. Summers are hot and humid, with prevailing winds from the Gulf of Mexico. Winters are mild and relatively dry. Snowfall is rare, but ice storms occur about once every two years or so. On average, central Texas receives 33.6 inches of rain per year, mostly in the spring and fall. Severe thunderstorms are also possible in the springtime. Tornadoes are a threat, especially in the springtime. Bright sunshine prevails, however, most of the time, with the area receiving nearly 2,650 hours of sun per year. The highest recorded temperature in central Texas was 112 F. on September 5, 2000. Summer highs exceed 100 degrees F. on an average of 18 days per year and exceed 90 degrees F. on 116 days per year.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 61°F 36°F 2.33 in. -
February 65°F 40°F 2.20 in. -
March 73°F 47°F 2.56 in. -
April 79°F 55°F 2.82 in. -
May 85°F 64°F 5.11 in. -
June 91°F 70°F 3.40 in. -
July 95°F 72°F 1.64 in. -
August 96°F 71°F 1.63 in. -
September 90°F 66°F 3.03 in. -
October 82°F 56°F 4.36 in. -
November 71°F 47°F 3.21 in. -
December 63°F 38°F 2.39 in. -

Bastrop Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Austin Bergstrom International airport (AUS) located about 21 miles southwest of Bastrop in Austin, Texas, the San Marcos Municipal airport (HYI) located approximately 36 miles west of Bastrop in San Marcos, Texas, Easterwood Field (CLL) located roughly 65 miles east of Bastrop in College Station, Texas, and finally the Draughon Miller Central Texas Regional airport (TPL) located around 72 miles north of Bastrop in Temple, Texas.

Bastrop Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Landa ParkNew BraunfelsTX56.0 mi.
Kiddie Park Of San AntonioSan AntonioTX85.1 mi.
SeaWorld San AntonioSan AntonioTX85.1 mi.
Six Flags Fiesta TexasSan AntonioTX85.1 mi.
Water Parks
Schlitterbahn Waterpark ResortNew BraunfelsTX56.0 mi.
Splashdown San AntonioSan AntonioTX85.1 mi.
SplashTown WaterparkSpringTX113.5 mi.
Golf Courses
Colo Vista Country ClubBastropTX 
Lost Pines Golf CourseBastropTX 
Pine Forest Golf ClubBastropTX 
Giddings Country ClubGiddingsTX23.5 mi.
Morris Williams Golf CourseAustinTX25.6 mi.
Lockhart State Park Golf CourseLockhartTX26.1 mi.
Avery Ranch Golf ClubAustinTX27.4 mi.
Bluebonnet Hill Golf Club & RangeAustinTX27.4 mi.
Butler Park Pitch & Putt Golf CourseAustinTX27.4 mi.
Cedars on Bergstrom Golf CourseAustinTX27.4 mi.
Circle C Ranch Golf ClubAustinTX27.4 mi.
Falconhead Golf ClubAustinTX27.4 mi.
Hancock Park Golf CourseAustinTX27.4 mi.
Jimmy ClayRoy Kizer Golf CourseAustinTX27.4 mi.
Lions Municipal Golf CourseAustinTX27.4 mi.
Blackhawk Golf ClubPflugervilleTX28.2 mi.
State Parks
Bastrop State ParkTX3.3 mi. 
Buescher State ParkTX9.6 mi. 
Lockhart State ParkTX28.8 mi. 
Monument Hill State ParkTX31.0 mi. 
Palmetto State ParkTX39.9 mi. 
Latin American Collection of the Jack S. Blanton Museum of ArtAustinTX27.7 mi.(History)
Texas Military Forces MuseumAustinTX27.7 mi.(History)
Texas Memorial MuseumAustinTX27.7 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & MuseumAustinTX27.7 mi.(Art)
Charles W. Moore FoundationAustinTX27.7 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
San Antonio Zoological Gardens and AquariumSan AntonioTX85.1 mi.
Sea World of San AntonioSan AntonioTX85.1 mi.
The Texas ZooVictoriaTX92.1 mi.
Cameron Park ZooWacoTX99.9 mi.
Houston Zoological GardensHoustonTX119.3 mi.

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