Bastrop State Park in Texas is famous for its “Lost Pines,” as the isolated loblolly pines in the area are known.1 Portions of the historic Spanish travel route, El Camino Real, pass through the park.2
In recent years the park was devastated by fire and flood, and portions of the park are still closed due to unrepaired damage.
Bastrop and nearby Buescher State Parks are often referenced together, as they are closely related through their ecology and history. A scenic road, popular with bikers, links the two parks together.
- The park is established with lands acquired from private landowners and the City of Bastrop.
- The Civilian Conservation Corps companies 1805 and 1811 begin construction on Bastrop and nearby Buescher State Parks.3
- The park opens to the public.
- A historical marker is placed in recognition of the Civilian Conservation Corps efforts at the park.4
- September 25, 1997
- Bastrop is awarded National Historic Landmark Status.5
- Wildfire severely impacts the park.