We went here on a whim and we were so pleased! It is beautiful here in the fall. The trees all in colors and the temps are just right. We had a few noisy campers around us, but you can't fault the park for that. The restrooms were cleaned many times during our stay. The park rangers were nice but didn't bug you like I've seen in other state parks. The trails are nice. There is a small playground for kids. We stayed in the electric/water camp sites and loved it!!! Lots of wildlife to see and if you need to get away from the city, come here. You can buy ice bags and firewood at the campsite office. We'll be back!
This is a great park with lots of stuff to do. The ecology is loblolly pines, which is a unique patch of these pines - the western most stand in the U.S. and has led to the name "The Lost Pines" because they are not connected to those in east Texas.The park has every type of camping you could want. There are walk in tent sites a short walk to water, tent sites with water, sites for tents or RVs with water and electricity, RV sites with full hook ups, screened shelters with tent pads, and minicabins. Plenty of bathrooms and showers.At this park, you can hike, geocache, bike, fish, and rent kayaks or canoes. There are often programs offered such as geocaching workshops, guided hikes, night hikes, animal talks, and more so check the calendar.The park is connected to Bastrop State Park, where you can do many of same things (different trails) and swim in the pool.The park is five minutes from Smithville, which is a smaller town but has a few restaurants and a small grocery store so you can take an A/C break or get anything you might need.
The park ranger is very knowledgeable and will give you lots of information about the progress made in the park since the fire. The trails are improving all the time, but we have not camped there since the fire. The RV park (Bastrop State Park) looks nice though. Bastrop State Park and Buescher share a road.
It is good to see the trees returning after the horrible fire a couple of years ago hitting Bastrop & Beuscher State Parks.
Decided to stop while driving to Austin. So glad we drove through. This park is beautiful and can't wait to bring the family for a much needed vacation. Cabins are newer and nice, would be great if they had restrooms lol but I get it. The lake view is so peaceful and you can rent a canoe too. Also saw many fishing by the lake. Can't wait to go back and be able to stay a few days.
What a nice weekend getaway for me and my husband. We rented a limited use cabin for a weekend getaway. The park was so peaceful. Fishing and canoeing was nice. Restrooms were always clean and the staff was so nice. Can't wait to bring the family this summer.
Beautiful park. They even had fishing poles to loan us to fish with!! Plan to go back in the summer time.
Spent a 3-day weekend here in October for a company team building get together. We rented the barracks section that had 4 large barracks, a huge kitchen dining area, plenty of tables and seating, a fire pit for late night conversation...very nice place and really enjoyed the weekend!
Stayed here recently for a family vacation in one of their mini-cabins. We had a lovely time! The cabins are clean, the porch overlooks the lake, and are convenient to the restrooms. It's a smaller park, not affected by the nearby fires. The quiet is just what we wanted. The park rents canoes for fishing at just $5 per hr! The fish have been trained to eat the bait without getting caught, but it's so nice out there, who cares!
We went here for a Cub Scout camping trip, the setup is really nice, a common area with a WPA era stone building and plenty of shade trees as you're in the Lost Pines Forest. Hiking trails are nice and there is a lake for fishing and canoeing. The bathrooms are clean and include hot showers but they clean them everyday for a couple of hours in the afternoon.Overall I highly recommend Buescher State Park.