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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 on Lake Bastrop

My husband and I went kayaking on Lake Bastrop this weekend. It was a beautiful lightly breezy day when we launched our kayaks at the South Shore just off Highway 21 a few miles outside of downtown Bastrop. We have kayaked a number of times around the South Shore and decided to head over towards the North Shore. Along the way we paddled up on a bed of reed grass and a bunch of huge carp spawning. A real sight to see as some of those fish were really big. There were a number of fisherman along the shore line and a few fishing boats out and we did see one water skier who was braving the cold water temps. The paddle to the North Shore didn’t take too long. We rested for a little while and watched the fishermen out on the North Shore dock. The wind picked up so the paddle back to the South Shore was a bit harder as we were paddling in to the wind but it wasn’t too bad other than getting a little wet from the white caps crashing over the noses of our kayaks. It was really good to get back out on our kayaks at Lake Bastrop.

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