Bastrop State Park Is 95% Burned by Wildfires, To Remain Closed Through October

By: ralphbarrera

Sep 13 2011

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Aperture:f/5.6
Focal Length:16mm
ISO:160
Shutter:1/500 sec
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

The Bastrop State Park along Texas Highway 21 in Bastrop encompasses 6,500 acres and according to Park Superintendent Todd McClanahan it is 95% burned. All the historic Civilian Conservation Corp buildings were saved, some with little damage. The park will be closed through at least October as they assess the damage and remove hazardous trees. McClanahan surveys the damage to the Scenic Overlook CCC structure which was mostly saved minus a burned rooftop and some wooden beams. It is the highest point in the park.

Photo by Ralph Barrera

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