Latest news release from Texas Parks & Wildlife re: wildfire in Bastrop State Park:
Bastrop State Park: Looking to Recovery
Only a few weeks ago Bastrop State Park was under siege from what was described as the most disastrous and costly wildfire in Texas history, taking two lives and burning over 1500 homes, along with much of the Lost Pines ecosystem including the acreage in Bastrop State Park.
With the fire now 95% contained and cleanup in beginning stages, the concerns of park supporters along with park staff, staff biologists and conservationists have turned to park restoration. The park will be closed until at least October as the staff begins assessing damage as well as developing a plan to get the park reopened to the public and to restore habitat and wildlife.
Nearby Buescher State Park is open and still offers the Lost Pines experience treasured by park visitors. Read more in this news release.