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Buescher State Park, Smithville

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.4/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web
Buescher State Park is a state park located just north of Smithville, Texas. The park consists of 1016.7acre of public land donated to the state by Mr. Emil and Mrs. Elizabeth Buescher, as well as the City of Smithville.HistoryBetween the years 1933 and 1936, Mr. Emil and Mrs. Elizabeth Buescher deeded of land to the State of Texas. After Emil Buescher's death, his heirs donated 318acre more. The rest of the parkland was acquired from the city of Smithville.Companies 1805 and 1811 of the Civilian Conservation Corps built many of the park facilities between 1933 and 1939 using native stone to better blend with the surrounding landscape.When it opened in 1940, the park was. In 1967, the Texas Legislature transferred to The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center for use as a science park research facility.FeaturesThe park features a 7.7mi round trip hiking trail through the park's undeveloped area. There is also a small lake open for canoeing and fishing. The lake is stocked with crappie, catfish and bass year around and with rainbow trout in winter. Camping and picnicking areas are available.
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  • Buescher State Park is really nice for weekends! Campsites, cabins, a small lake that is restocked every year with trout, freshly repaved roads and nice hiking trails! Always good to get away and this...  read more »
  • We camped here over Labor Day weekend. We were placed in Cozy Circle. Our space was very small, even though we were in a popup. There was leveled, paved spots with 30 amp power though. Our site had a ...  read more »
  • My husband and I took the kiddos out for a nice drive. We ended up at this state park and it was perfect! Beautiful foliage and we let the kiddos walk around a bit! Loved the views! 
  • Nice clean park with lots of shade. Has fishing and canoe rentals. The bike trail between this park and Bastrop state park is beautiful. Well maintained.
  • One of our favorite parks! Always has clean bathrooms, hot water. Great place to camp. Sites are decently level for rv's. Great lake to fish and kayak/canoe.
  • Loved it. Only downside is no swimming. But the Rangers are awesome and the campsites are great.
  • Was really looking forward to having a great experience here but the morning staff are complete jerks. All sitting around well past opening time seeing ppl waiting for them to open. Not even the courtesy of giving a reason for delay. Park looks great. These morons ruined my day.
  • This is a nice park for camping and fishing. They need to have either a swimming pool, or a swimming area in the lake for the hot summer days otherwise it is unbearable. It is very close to town so you can go shop for things you need, easy access from the highways. There are lots of trains that travel through that area all night long and blow their whistle often so beware. Also there is a local airport very close by and the planes fly right over the park often doing circles and some are noisy. The park is very well taken care of and clean. Facilities are very good with hot showers and clean restrooms.
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