Jan 10th Report: Lake Bastrop – North Shore Park

The Jan 10-11 outing was postponed due to inclimate weather.  LCRA has given us a “credit” to move the reservation to a later date.  I am looking at dates near the end of Feb or mid-March.

Glen Wells and I took a chance and showed up at the Northshore Boat Launch on Fri, Jan 10.  (Glen spent the night on Thurs at the campsite).  We were hoping the “weatherman” got it wrong, at least for the morning.  Not to be.  White caps on the lake at 730am, and just got worse as time went on.  We made a wise choice and drank coffee and left.  The LCRA campsite and tents/cots are nice;  well set up, lots of room, and a nice Bbq and fire pit area.  Also, easy access to the lake from the campsite; able to leave kayaks in the water near the tents.  Will definitely reschedule this outing.

Buescher State Park:  I took the opportunity to stop on the way home at Buescher State Park and bank fished for a couple hours.  I didn’t put my kayak in the lake, and was only able fish one small area near the “boat ramp”.  I managed to pull out a small bass on a clouser.  This lake may be worth a week day trip….small lake but very protected from the wind.  Easy kayak access.

Tent area

Tent area

Tent area

Tent area

Windy day at the launch

Buescher State Park…small but at least not skunked


3 thoughts on “Jan 10th Report: Lake Bastrop – North Shore Park

  1. I haven’t been here, yet, but did find a bit of information:
    “East of Austin and a short drive past Bastrop State Park, you’ll find its sibling, Buescher. Set up camp, hike or bike under tall trees, or fish and paddle the 30-acre lake at this peaceful park.”
    Park Address:
    100 Park Road 1E
    Smithville, TX 78957

    The Park HQ is located at:
    Latitude: 30.039098
    Longitude: -97.158295


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