• T.j. Johnson

Bastrop State Park Pool Open for Summer

Soon the rainy season will be behind us, and the temperatures will be soaring. Don’t worry, Bastrop State Park has good news: The Bastrop State Park pool is open for the summer season! The pool will remain open through Labor Day Weekend, but schedule may be dependent on the availability of staff to oversee the operations. The pool hours are Wednesday - Friday, noon – 5 p.m., Saturday, noon – 7 p.m., and Sunday, noon – 6 p.m. open swim



Children ages 14 years and under will have to be accompanied into the pool facility by a responsible adult age 18 or older. Children ages 12 years and under will have to pass a swim test to swim in the big pool without a personal flotation device. You can bring your own personal flotation device or borrow one that is available at the pool.


Pool entrance tickets are sold at the swimming pool. Entry is first-come, first-served, subject to pool occupancy. A park entrance permit is not required if only using the swimming pool.

Entry Fees are as follows:

  • $5 per person 13 years and older, without park entrance permit. Valid for pool use only.

  • $3 per person 13 years and older, with park entrance permit

  • $3 per person 12 years and under

  • $3 per person 13 years and older, with a City of Bastrop Recreation Membership

For those of you who need a little more adventure, Bastrop State Park is offer a couple of fun and exciting events for June. Every Friday in June from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. you can take a walking tour to discover edible, medicinal and useful plants in the park. Take a walk on paved trails in a restoration area and learn about different beneficial native plants in the park! Find out which plants could benefit you if you had to live off the land!


Meet at the Historic Golf Shelter parking lot. The rangers suggest you wear closed toe shoes, bring bottled water, and wear weather appropriate clothing! Program is free after park entrance fee is paid.



If you are more into wildlife viewing, every Friday in June at 7:30 p.m, the park offers a wildlife walk. Just before sunset is a great time to search and listen for creatures who call the park home! The park rangers say, “ Let's see who we can find or hear as we take a walk around the lake!” Meet at Canoe Barn/Fishing Parking Area. Bring bottled water, wear closed toe shoes. Program is free after park entrance fee is paid.


Never forget that you have a world of fun and adventure waiting for you in your own backyard! Don't forget the bug spray!



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