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Lake Bastrop – North Shore

My husband and I love to kayak.  A few weeks ago we went to the North Shore Park of Lake Bastrop for a paddle.  Thought I would share some pictures and information about the park and lake.  There is day use, and overnight camping.  There are RV spots and also small cabins to rent.  You can fish the lake with a license.  There is a nice swim beach, and sand volleyball court.  The restrooms have shower facilities.  There are a couple of pavillions for parties, and picnic sites with grills.


Love to kayak!

This last Saturday morning my husband and I joined friends at the North Shore of Lake Bastrop  for some leisurely kayaking!  It was a perfect morning for it, the sky was partially overcast and there was a light breeze.  We got there pretty early and paid our 5.00 per person day use fee.  There were other early birds out there, mostly fishermen and women.  Normally we launch our kayaks off the beach but since the boat ramp wasn’t being heavily used we launched there this time.  We paddled for about 2 hours following the shore line.  Saw lots of wildlife!  It was totally relaxing.20160710_084605 20160710_084525 20160710_084333

If you are looking for a home and you enjoy kayaking you might consider looking in Bastrop. You can kayak Lake Bastrop and the the Colorado River right here!  And Bastrop is only about 34 miles from Austin!  Bastrop is a growing community with lots of amenities and a wide variety of housing for sale from 3/2 in local subdivisions to ranch land in the surrounding county.  If you would like to learn more about real estate for sale in Bastrop please give me a call!  Five One Two – Seven Four Three – Zero Five One Six.

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Kayaking the Colorado River in Bastrop County Texas

This last weekend we kayaked on the Colorado River from the new private access we have cleared at our ranch located just outside of  Bastrop about half way to Smithville. We dropped in about 9:30 in the morning. It was not a very windy morning so the waters just off our ranch were calm. We are located in one of the deepest areas of the river so the waters were not challenging to kayak. We paddled upstream about an hour and then “floated” back home. The water levels are still fairly high so we did not encounter any rapids upstream. We know there are rapids just below us on the Smithville side. It was a nice paddle on a beautiful day. We are thinking about offering parking and access to the river to kayak enthusiasts from our ranch. If you are looking for property on a river, stream please give me a call at 512-743-0516 I would love to help you find it.

Kayak Lady Bird Lake | Austin Texas

This fourth of July weekend was hot hot hot here in the greater Austin area. My husband and I are big fans of kayaking. To get a break from the heat we put our kayaks in our truck and drove in to Lady Bird Lake from our ranch in Bastrop. We paddled from the put in spot we like by the Rowing Dock up to the dam and back. It was a beautiful day. If you are looking for a home or property near a kayaking spot in the greater Austin area give me a call at 512-743-0516. I would love to help you find it!

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Kayak on Lady Bird Lake in Austin

One of our favorite things to do is kayak, especially on a hot summer day. Being Bastrop County residents we kayak on Lake Bastrop and there is also kayaking on the Colorado River which is super fun. For a change of pace we like to head in to Austin where you can also kayak on the river in a number of spots, one of our favorites is Lady Bird Lake.

We like to put our kayaks in down by the park right near Zilker Park under the Loop bridge. Before we bought our kayaks we would rent there or at Zilker Park Boat Rental which is just outside Barton Springs on Barton Creek. The single kayak rates are quite reasonable per hour and last time I checked it was about $10/hr. There are a number of places to rent including the Rowing Dock and the Texas Rowing Center.

There are a few rules to enjoying the Lake which include having floatation devices, and keeping out of the way of the rowing training classes. You can go for an hour or for a day. We like to kayak all the way up to the dam and then back. Going against the current first is always smart so you can have a more relaxing trip back.

Kayak on Lake Bastrop!

One fun pass time in Bastrop County is kayaking on Lake Bastrop which is located about 4 miles northeast of downtown Bastrop.

The entry to the South Shore park turn off is on Hwy 21. The North Shore park entry is off of FM 1441 which can be accessed of of Hwy 95 or Hwy 21 from Bastrop. Both parks and the approx. 900 (surface ) acre lake are managed by the Lower Colorado River Association ( LCRA ). Day fees are minimal and there are also campsites and cabins for rent. This lake was developed as a cooling resevoir for the local power plant. Kayaks and canoes can be rented and there are swimming beaches at both the North and South Shore. There are limitations on the types of boats and the types of fishing on Lake Bastrop which you can read more about on the LCRA website.

There are some wonderful homes and land around Lake Bastrop. Please call me if you would like more information.512-237-1242