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2012-08-30 / Community News

Bastrop State Park & Community to Host Events Commemorating Anniversary of Wildfire

In honor of the one-year anniversary of the fire and its effects, the park and community will host various events Sept. 1-4, including exhibits, activities, tours and guided hikes at Bastrop State Park on Saturday, Sept, 1; the Burning Pine Run at Bastrop State Park on the morning of Sunday, Sept. 2; a commemorative devotional service hosted by the Bastrop Ministerial Alliance at Bastrop Arts Center on the afternoon of Sunday, Sept. 2; potluck lunches on Monday, Sept. 3 at area fire stations to honor first responders; and a fundraiser dinner at Hyatt Lost Pines on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

Although much of the state park’s 6,600 acres were impacted by the fire on some level, almost all of the park is fully open, including all designated campsites (many with water and electricity, and full hookups with water, electric and sewer connections); 7-8 miles of trails and bridges, the 10-acre lake and 18-hole golf course. In addition, all of the park’s 13 CCC-built cabins, dining hall refectory and swimming pool (operated by the Bastrop YMCA) are also open and operational.

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