Communities/Bastrop County, Texas
Flowing along the Colorado River through Bastrop, the El Camino Real Paddling Trail is a slow-moving, six-mile trail perfect for picnicking and paddleboarding.

Life In Bastrop County, Texas

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Located just east of Austin in central Texas, Bastrop County offers charming small towns with big city amenities. Tour the Bastrop County History Museum to see artifacts and exhibits from the community’s fascinating history, then visit Old Town Bastrop to see historic sites like the Old Iron Bridge, the Bastrop Opera House, and more. Hike the trails at McKinney Roughs Nature Park, go fishing and kayaking on Lake Bastrop, or bike through the forest in Buescher State Park.

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Internet Speed Rating

5000 Mbps

Closest Airport

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport • 24 mi

Weather (High/Low)

96 / 42

Median Home Value (3BR, 2BA)


Bastrop County: FUN FACT

A favorite backdrop for filmmakers, Bastrop County has served as a filming location for at least 28 movies and TV series, including “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” “Hope Floats,” and “Friday Night Lights.”

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