Visit Bastrop County and get away without having to go far away.
Whether you want to spend your vacation indoors or out, Bastrop County has plenty to keep you entertained. Enjoy our nationally ranked golf courses, or go camping, hiking and biking. Spend the morning taking a walk by the river or strolling through our beautiful state parks, and then visit one of our soda fountains or unique eateries for lunch. For the shopper in your group, we’ve got art galleries, artists’ studios, and boutiques. Known as the "Historic Triangle", Bastrop, Elgin and Smithville were voted three of the most historic small towns in Texas. Explore our culture at the historic cemeteries and museums in the county, or celebrate our vibrant community with the locals at one of our year-round festivals. Bastrop County is just a few miles east of Austin, Texas on Highway 71 and Highway 290. That getaway you need—it’s just a short drive away.