Archive for May 18th, 2012

Bastrop State Park is Open Again!

Friday, May 18th, 2012

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Nobody will forget the Central Texas wildfires of 2011; they burned tens of thousands of acres of land including nearly all of Bastrop State Park, in the Lost Pines region. Our state park guide, Bryan Frasier says, you can’t keep a good park down.

57—Everything in Bastrop State park is open again, and it’s ahead of schedule. All of the CCC built cabins, the dining hall and refectory and the swimming pool. The campgrounds are also open, because the utility lines, the water, electric and sewer hookups—those were all saved. And so, we’re able to get those back online. Those campgrounds are open; the trails are open. And we’re planning a grand opening and celebration, about the anniversary for the fire for Labor Day, so we want people to stay tuned for that. We’ll do a big ribbon cutting and a grand re-opening of the park. But right now we want to let people know that Bastrop State Park is open and it looks great! The staff out there has done a great job—it’s taken a lot of state park volunteers to make that park look good. And people can hike on the trails and stay in the cabins and bring their RVs to our full hook-up campsites out there, and once again enjoy the incredible destination that is Bastrop State park.

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For Texas Parks and Wildlife I’m Cecilia Nasti.