Bastrop State Park

East of Bastrop, bet. TX 21 & 71, Bastrop, Texas


Bastrop State Park

Bastrop State Park entry

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Bastrop State Park is one of the finest illustrations of the legacy and influence of architect herbert Maier's work as a regional director of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and as the leading spokesperson on architecture for the National Park Service's effort to assist state parks during the 1930s. Bastrop was established as a showplace for state park design and construction in Texas and was one of the most extensive state parks developed during the New Deal. Facilities constructed by the CCC - all well preserved - include roadways, picnic tables, refectory, bridges, cabins, and a nine-hole golf course. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, September 25, 1997

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 25, 1997
Reference number
Architectural styles
American Movement: Bungalow/Craftsman; Other architectural type; NPS Rustic
Areas of significance
Landscape Architecture; Architecture; Conservation; Politics/Government; Community Planning and Development
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Park; Outdoor recreation; Single dwelling; Road-related
Current functions
Park; Outdoor recreation; Single dwelling; Road-related
Period of significance
Significant years
1933; 1937; 1942
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 17
Contributing structures: 48
Contributing sites: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 10
Non-contributing structures: 4