Lake Bastrop, South Shore Park

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Lake Bastrop South Shore ParkLake Bastrop South Shore

– Lake Bastrop South Shore Park is a hidden treasure just about 45 minutes southeast of Austin. It should not be confused with Bastrop State Park, which is just a few minutes from it. This is an LCRA (Lower Colorado River Authority) park with a 900-acre lake that is enjoyed by swimmers, boaters, kayakers and fishers. The lake water is used to cool a power plant nearby, but the public facilities are such that one does not get bothered by the power plant sound. The park offers camping facilities and mini-cabins. I’ve stayed there countless times through the years. The photo above is the view from mini-cabin number 56, the last one on the water-front section of the min-cabins. The park has a 5-mile trail that connects to its north shore section. The trails is great for biking and hiking, and seldom have I seen many people on the trail. The park also has a good number of loblolly pine trees.


Aperture: ƒ/5.6
Camera: NIKON D40X
Taken: 28 September, 2008
Focal length: 46mm
ISO: 100
Location: 30° 8.5407′ 0″ N 97° 17.049′ 0″ W
Shutter speed: 1/125s