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Buescher Texas State Park
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Buescher State Park Information:
This beautifully scenic 1,017 acre park acquired its first acreage through a land donation from Mr. and Mrs. Emil Buescher. After Emil’s death in 1936, the family donated more land. The remaining park acreage was acquired from the City of Smithville. Approximately 700 acres of the original parkland was deeded to the MD Anderson and UT Cancer Research Center. The park’s hiking trails skirt this area of land. The El Camino Real (King’s/Royal Highway) once ran near the park, and the parkland was part of Stephen F. Austin’s original land grant. Like many of the state parks built during the 1930s, many of the original park improvements were built by the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps). The park features a 15 acre lake. Park activities include biking, camping, fishing, canoeing and kayaking, and picnicking. The park was unaffected by the 2011 wildfires, except the scenic 13 mile Park Road 1C, connecting Buescher and Bastrop State Parks. For more park information, read the Park Brochure, and watch the Park Video.  From Smithville, take SH 71 West to FM 153. Take FM 153 0.5 miles to Park Road 1, and proceed to the park entrance.
Buescher State Park Facilities Map 
Buescher State Park Trails Map
 
Buescher State Park Directions:
From Smithville, take SH 71 West to FM 153. Take FM 153 0.5 miles to Park Road 1, and proceed to the park entrance.
From Bastrop State Park: Take Park Road 1C 11 miles to the park.