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Lake Bastrop, Bastrop

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Lake Bastrop is a reservoir on Spicer Creek in the Colorado River basin 3 miles northeast of the town of Bastrop in central Bastrop County, Texas, USA. The reservoir was formed in 1964 by the construction of a dam by the Lower Colorado River Authority. The lake serves primarily as a power plant cooling pond for the Sim Gideon Power Plant operated by the LCRA and the Lost Pines Power Project 1, owned by GenTex Power Corporation, a wholly owned affiliate of the LCRA. Lake Bastrop also serves as a venue for outdoor recreation, including fishing, boating, swimming, camping and picnicking, and is maintained at a constant level year round.

Approximately one quarter of the shoreline of the Lake is privately owned by the Capitol Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. This property is used for the Lost Pines Scout Reservation, consisting of Cub World at Camp Tom Wooten, for Cub Scouts and Lost Pines Boy Scout Camp, for Boy Scouts. The Scouts leased the property from the LCRA starting in 1965, buying the land in the late 1990s.
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  • Gorgeous sunset with hubby !! Peaceful and tranquil, fishing good and clean. Friendly service, able to answer questions and get you to your interests. 
  • We hired a canoe for an hour, they supplied us with life jackets and vests for the kids. Friendly staff when you enter the park. There are fees to get into the park - $5 adults, $2 seniors. Kids under...  more »
  • Love the lake, has several roped off areas for swimmers by the beach. Some of the best fishing for catfish around central Texas.