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Bastrop is a city and the county seat of Bastrop County, Texas, United States. Located about southeast of Austin, it is part of the metropolitan area. The population was 7,218 according to the 2010 census.GeographyBastrop is located near the center of Bastrop County along the Colorado River. The downtown business district of the city is located on a bluff on the east bank of the river, but the city extends to the west side of the river as well. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 23.6km2, of which 23.3km2 is land and 0.3km2, or 1.23%, is water.Three miles (5 km) northeast of the town, Lake Bastrop is a 906acre reservoir on Spicer Creek operated by the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) since its impounding in 1964. Although primarily used as a cooling pond for the Sim Gideon Power Plant, the lake is also used for recreation, and the LCRA maintains two public parks on the lake.EducationThe Bastrop Independent School District serves Bastrop. Some residents are zoned to Mina Elementary School, while others are zoned to Emile Elementary School. All residents are zoned to Bastrop Intermediate School, Bastrop Middle School, and Bastrop High School.To personalize your trip to Bastrop, create itinerary details specific to you using our United States driving holiday planner.
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