Bastrop, TX is giving wheelchairs a big ol’ welcome with access to some of their most beautiful spots. Here’s where differently-abled visitors can find smooth roads ahead in Bastrop:
A peaceful, smooth trail, the June Hill Pape Riverwalk extends ½ a mile right along the Colorado River. It goes from Fisherman’s Park to Ferry Park, with both parks offering ADA access for wheelchairs, scooters, and strollers alike. Keep an eye out for ducks and geese playing in the river, and visit during our Lost Pines Christmas to see the Bastrop River of Lights.
ADA Tip: Sunrises and sunsets are gorgeous here and often a bit quieter with less crowds for those that are sensory-sensitive.
After you’ve finished your stroll along the Riverwalk, then head over to play at the Splash Pad at Fisherman’s Park. It’s a one-level, open-air play area on a padded floor filled with buckets that dump out water from above, jets shooting up from the floor, and a little green alligator named, “Humphrey.”
ADA Tip: We love the green ring that shoots water at anyone who ventures through, including any differently-abled kiddos who wheel or toddle through.
The city of Bastrop just completed a $1 million dollar revitalization to Downtown Bastrop. You can roll freely among all these historic, charming brick buildings housing shops, restaurants, and even a museum. Here are a few of our favorites:
- Shopping: Stop by Astro Record Store for rare and unusual music, the Bridges Emporium to shop seven unique art shops, or Black and White Interiors for gorgeous home-goods finds.
- Dining: Maxine’s has arguably the best breakfast in town and Neighbor’s Kitchen and Yard is our go-to for pizza and craft brews right on the Colorado River. Head to Anita’s for seriously amazing Mexican food and homemade tortillas.
- Museum: The Bastrop County Museum and Visitor Center is built inside a 1930’s fire and police station and boasts an interesting WWII exhibit among its many artifacts. It’s also where you can do our Toads in Town Scavenger Hunt around Downtown Bastrop. Plus, it’s all free.
ADA Tip: You can go pretty much anywhere in this area, so pace yourself and have fun acting like one of the locals.
Built on 405 acres, this wheel-chair-friendly resort has several ADA guest rooms on the first and second floors. Their Crooked River Water Park has multiple pools with a lift at each one and a lazy river that connects them all. There’s also a spa, golf course, and all kinds of Texas-type activities, including a peaceful butterfly garden perfect for sensory-sensitive guests. You can grab nightly s’mores at any fire pit since they’re all accessible.
ADA Tip: Call the activities desk and let them know your group’s needs. They’ll be able to make recommendations. Also, the resort is pretty big, so call the front desk and ask for a golf-cart ride any time you need it.
Home to the famous Lost Pines, Bastrop State Park is perfect for picnics, camping, fishing, hiking, and lots more. They recently opened hiking trails at the front of the park that were once old golf-cart paths, which make them ideal for wheelchairs and scooters.
ADA Tip: For beauty and accessibility, the Lake Mina Loop on the Tree Army Trails is our pick. Plus, the loop is only .8 miles.
Wheel On In to Bastrop, TX
Relax with full access in Bastrop. You’ll find the town super friendly and eager to welcome you any way you can. Plan your visit to Bastrop today! Also be sure to get on our email list for the latest Bastrop happenings.