We spent 2 nights here in the tent sites a couple weeks ago. We loved it.
There are 8 tent-only sites at the north end of the park - there is a short trail by the restrooms that lead to them. Upsides are that they are removed from most of the park's bustle, so it's easier to relax and enjoy your time "in the woods". The restrooms and shower facility are a ~200-300 ft walk, depending on which site you choose. Each site has a grill, picnic table and fire ring. The sites are not particularly level, but we were able to get two tents on the site with minimal issues. The tent area also has a community grill and fire pit that would make it a great candidate for a group camping event.
There is a small floating dock where you can fish or launch a kayak (remember, you can't park close so you'll have to carry the boat in…good for kayaks, bad for canoes). There is ample room at the park's main launch to put in larger canoes or kayaks without carrying them as far.
The park amenities are fine - swimming area, fishing pier, and fairly clean showers/restrooms. Also, there is a Bucee's 5-10 minutes away for those last-minute needs/forgotten supplies!
All in all, a good weekend, and a good spot to camp!
Stayed here Oct 20th for the REI Women’s campout. Lovely place. Nice little lake. Clean restrooms. Don’t think I’d swim here. Well kept park with hiking trails.
bad intersection, nice park, spent new years here
Lake Bastrop North Shore Park Park is managed by the Lower Colorado River Authority. There’s a office at the entrance were one can pay your admission fee. Or if you arrive late, there is a self paying station that’s available 24 hours 7 days a week. At the small office one may buy ice, drinks and souveniers.
This campground has a number of sites for RVs with full hook ups. There is a sewage dump station in the center of the park. Also, there are traditional car camping spots with drive up parking spaces, picnic tables, fire rings, grills and water and electrical hook-ups. There are restroom facilities are scattered throughout the park. At the far end of the park there are campgrounds for primitive camping. These have more basic amenities - there is an open space, community fire pit, community grill and some picnic tables.
Not too far from the primitive campground there is a trail that leads to a nice view of Lake Bastrop. There’s also a community space in the center of the park which has, picnic tables, a fishing pier, open water access and an area that is roped off for swimming.
This park is distinguished from the Lake Bastrop South Shore Park because it tends to attract campers with more basic needs. I would say that there are fewer families, less crowds and more peace and quiet.
I found the staff to be nice and friendly.
It's a bit ridiculous that you have to pay both a daily entrance fee, plus your nightly site fee at Texas state parks.
The camping itself was ok. A bit confusing trying to find where you needed to go. Boat launch area looks like camping area.
RIght by the lake, good for recreation.
Though not as big or as nice as its big sister, South Shore Park, this LCRA park has campsites, great bass fishing, and a measure of quiet. Good alternative when South Shore is busy or booked up.