Buescher State Park RV & Campground Guide

Texas

Buescher State Park

is a roughly 1,000-acre patch of land located near the cities of Smithville and Bastrop. Known for its incredibly varied wildlife and gorgeous undeveloped wilderness, the park offers visitors a ton of options for things to do within the area. Visitors to Buescher State Park always have something to do whether it be hiking the many trails, enjoying the lake or moving between it and the nearby Bastrop State Park. In terms of climate, the area is typically warm to hot, though things do get a bit cooler during the winter months. Humidity and precipitation are fairly low, meaning it's fairly unlikely you'll find yourself stuck inside or under a canopy during your visit and can spend as much time as possible having fun.

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Weather
Spring 59 F - 80.6 F
Summer 74 F - 95.6 F
Fall 60 F - 82.3 F
Winter 43 F - 65 F
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Nearby Cities
Smithville, TX
Bastrop, TX
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Buescher State Park

Renting an RV from RVshare provides a fun and convenient way to experience a vacation at a fraction of the cost of owning your own vehicle. Taking all the conveniences of home with you on your journey is an easy way to make your experience that much better all on its own, and you can really put those conveniences to use by staying at one of these RV parks near Buescher State Park.

Buescher State Park Campgrounds

Buescher State Park has a total of almost 60 campsites for RVers to use if they decide to stay for more than an afternoon. You can get a spot with electrical and water hookups for only $18 per night, spots with only water or spots without any hookups for $15 per night. Additionally, three air-conditioned cabins are available for rent for $85 per night. In addition to the many advantages of setting up camp right in the middle of the park, you'll also find accommodations like restrooms, showers, fire rings, grills, picnic tables, and more to enjoy on a low-tech vacation. Pets are also welcome as long as they are controlled.

Vernon L. Richards Riverbend Park

Vernon L. Richards Riverbend Park is a natural and pet-accessible space filled with things to do, one of them being camping. Rates start at $20 per night for spots that come with water and electric hookups sized for one RV or two tents. Things like dump stations, restrooms, showers, meeting areas and more are all located within the park near the camping areas. You also have access to free Wi-Fi.

The Pines at Bastrop RV Park

This attractive forested RV park in Bastrop features plenty of natural beauty and amenities. Rates start at $40 per night for back-in spots and $45 per night for pull-through spaces. On top of full water and electric hookups at the RV spots, you'll also be able to take advantage of things like free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour laundry room, vending machines, a dog wash station, a pet play area and more. This is all in addition to the many hiking, birdwatching and nature experiences that are available.

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What to Do at
Buescher State Park

Inside Buescher State Park

There are 7.7 miles of trails snaking through the park, making hiking and cycling some of the most popular activities for many. Birdwatching is also fairly popular given the more than 250 species of winged creatures that live within the area. There are also many other species of animals present for anyone interested in checking out the wildlife in a more general sense. At the lake near the center of the park, many campers enjoy activities like canoeing and fishing.

Outside Buescher State Park

If you feel like taking a trip out of Buescher State Park while you're on vacation, you'll have no shortage of things to experience while in the area. Try out some of these great restaurants, shopping centers and places to see while on the road in your RV.

Restaurants

Zimmerhanzel's Bar-B-Que

This place is decidedly unlike most other barbecue joints you'll find. With food served up cafeteria-style and a generally laid-back attitude about everything except quality, it's definitely a great place to unwind for anyone who appreciates good smoked meat. Speaking of which, the brisket is famous for a very good reason with the sides, like macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, baked beans and more, following close behind.

Type: BBQ

Location: 307 Royston St., Smithville, TX 78957

Comfort Café

This fully functional restaurant is operated by the members of the SerenityStar Recovery staff, a charity helping those in the Smithville area and beyond overcome addiction. Operating on a pay-what-you-can basis, proceeds from meals sold go towards funding addiction treatment. Stop in to fill your stomach with some delicious burgers, eggs Benedict, pasta with homemade sauce, stuffed French toast and more.

Type: Brunch

Location: 111 NW 1st St., Smithville, TX 78957

Honey's Pizza

This fully functional restaurant is operated by the members of the SerenityStar Recovery staff, a charity helping those in the Smithville area and beyond overcome addiction. Operating on a pay-what-you-can basis, proceeds from meals sold go towards funding addiction treatment. Stop in to fill your stomach with some delicious burgers, eggs Benedict, pasta with homemade sauce, stuffed French toast and more.

Type: Brunch

Location: 111 NW 1st St., Smithville, TX 78957

Shopping

Bella's Cottage Antiques

At this lovely little antique shop with tons to explore, the owners take great pride in their creative and nearly artistic display style, showing off dining sets, furniture and assorted knickknacks in ways that almost tell a story. Stop in, and see what kind of treasures you can find while you munch on some of the complimentary homemade cookies to which all guests are welcome.

Location: 119 Main St., Smithville, TX 78957

The Little Gallery and Rock Shop

This unique geologic shop is run by Lorene, both owner and artist. Come see the many minerals and gems on display and how they've been polished and cut into amazing sights to behold. If you find something you like, you can even take it home with you as much of the items displayed in the shop are for sale.

Location: 125 Kellar Rd., Smithville, TX 78957

Sightseeing

World's Largest Gingerbread Man

As the name would suggest, Smitty is officially the World's Largest Gingerbread Man. A public fixture of Smithville, you're more than welcome to drop by and take pictures with the gingerbread man himself. Though removed for repairs and repainting from time to time, you can usually find Smitty where he's always stood without interruption.

Location: 1st at Main Street, Smithville, TX 78957

Scream Hollow Wicked Halloween Park

This a frightfully fun attraction filled with scares that is held multiple times of the year. Composed of four haunted houses, trek through the terror as lavishly decorated and immersive horror experiences happen around you. Recommended for ages 12 and up, it's the perfect attraction for anyone who loves to be scared, especially in a big way.

Location: 149 Split Rail Lane, Smithville, TX 78957

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How to Get to
Buescher State Park

To get to Buescher State Park, you'll want to approach from Smithville, TX, to the south of it. Head north on TX-95, and travel for around a mile and a half before bearing right into FM-153. Half a mile after that, turn right onto TX-P1C before bearing right again onto TX-P1E. Five hundred feet after that, you'll need to turn right again to stay on TX-P1E, at which point you'll see the park entrance less than half a mile after that.

Entering Buescher State Park

Once you've traveled the route, you can enter Buescher State Park by turning left into the gates. Hours of operation for day use campers are from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. 

Adults 13 and older : $5

Children under 13 : $0

Groups : $3

Per person

Buescher State Park has plenty to offer campers when they come for a visit. Conveniently located with tons to explore, it's a great experience for seasoned RVers and newcomers alike. RVshare can heartily recommend it as an option for your next vacation, especially for the many picture-perfect environments you'll see. Speaking of which, if you take any photos of your trip, RVshare would like to see them. Send your pictures to memories@rvshare.com, or tag the company on social media, and they might include them in one of their upcoming blogs.