Activities include non-motorized boating (no ramp/small lake); fishing in a stocked lake; nature study; hiking; geocaching; interpretive tours (call the park or check the calendar of events); and biking. The scenic, 12-mile paved road between Buescher and Bastrop state parks, which is winding and hilly, is ideal for biking but should be used only by experienced cyclists. Approximately six miles between the parks is private land; trespassing on private land and camping between parks is not permitted. The park also includes about eight miles of mountain bike/trail riding through pine trees and cedar elms. Swimming is not currently allowed in the park; Bastrop State Park has a swimming pool open seasonally. Canoe and tandem-kayak rentals are available.
Note: To protect the trail system, after rain events the trail may be closed to bike traffic; foot traffic will still be allowed. For current trail information, call the park headquarters during business hours.
In addition to campsites, the park also has screened shelters, air-conditioned cabins, and group facilities.
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Buescher State Park, a scenic area, is 1,016.7 acres just north of Smithville in Bastrop County. Between the years 1933 and 1936, Emil and Elizabeth Buescher originally deeded 318 acres of land to the state.
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