We were on our way to Brownwood Texas by noon on Friday for our grandson Cameron's high school graduation. Steve, Helen, Dave, and I did the drive up in our car. It's close to a 4 hour drive so Harley stayed home with the neighbors checking on him and feeding him dinner while Angus went to Pawderosa for the night. We arrived in time to take Cameron and Morgan out to a very early dinner before the ceremony.
My last sightseeing tour in Bastrop was the downtown area. First stop was the Visitor Center and Museum. It's right on the main cross street. Traffic was pretty heavy on the road running through the downtown area but once you turn onto the side street, it's much quieter.
The next place to camp that I checked out was Lake Bastrop South Shore Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) Park. This is the larger of the two LCRA parks.
Both of these parks are also available for day use with price per person rates. those rates are included in prices for those that are staying overnight.
Harley and I arrived at Bastrop State Park in the afternoon on Thursday. I originally made a reservation for Friday night but decided to go a day early. I contacted the reservation office to add the day and had to take a different site for Thursday as someone had already reserved my first site. I asked about the 2d day discount on my state park pass. The woman on the pone tried really hard to fix it but the system wouldn't let her. She told me that they could do it at the park when I checked in but she was going to message her supervisor about the problem. When I arrived at the park, the ranger who was obviously new did her best to help me. First she found a site that would allow me to stay in one spot and told me to go and look at it. I did and it was not workable. I'll explain why a little further along. I told her I could easily move my motorhome. Then I asked about the 2d night discount. She was all set to do it when another ranger chit-chatting in the back came rushing out and told her she couldn't do it because both nights had to be in the same spot. There is nothing anywhere in the rules that I could find that says you must be in the same spot. The unhelpful ranger went back to visiting with her coworker in the back and I headed off to my first site.
These sites are all full hookup with little shade. There was a big fire a number of years ago that roared through this whole area. They managed to save all the CCC buildings but lost many trees and many locals lost their homes.