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Colorado Bend State Park

P. O. Box 118, Bend, TX 76824
+1 325-628-3240
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Like Wallyworld, the Park was closed! 10 hours driving for nothing.

My family and another drove 5 hours from Houston to hike in Colorado Bend State park the weekend of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
League City, Texas
Growing travertine outside of a cave!

This is a serious trail, full of rocks, watch for the trail markers. Wear good shoes not sandals... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sharon M
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A hidden jewel of the Texas park system. Colorado Bend is situated in the Hill Country along the Colorado River and is home to Gorman Falls, a 65 foot waterfall paradise. Fishing, hiking, biking, kayaking and other great opportunities abound.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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P. O. Box 118, Bend, TX 76824
+1 325-628-3240
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My family and another drove 5 hours from Houston to hike in Colorado Bend State park the weekend of 2nd of December 2017. I had phoned the park service the week before to confirm that we are able to hike the park despite the camping...More

Thank EricSmd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a serious trail, full of rocks, watch for the trail markers. Wear good shoes not sandals! Near the end hand hold cables are provided USE them the rocks are like glass. Gorman falls is magical. Moss covered travertine, misty water spray and the...More

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Remote, little visited park in the Texas Hill Country. Great hiking trails throughout. Really beautiful in the fall with the changing colors. Lot of deer, birds and other wildlife. Not much to do here but hike, explore, and relax in nature, peace and quiet. And...More

Thank Kenneth R
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Great park. Very isolated so a very quiet place to go and hike. We loved the trail along the river, then connecting up the Lemon ridge trail then back down on the spicewood spring trail. Lots of waterfalls on the last section. One of my...More

Thank joedvet
Reviewed 27 October 2017

we went with the sole purpose of visiting gorman falls. the road, to the park, is through private land. there are loose cows and alot of deer, so drive at or below the speed limit. this park must be at the bottom of the list,...More

1  Thank Martha S
Reviewed 24 October 2017

I visited Colorado Bend State Park for the first time this past weekend. It's a beautiful park and only about a two hour drive from Austin. There's no service out there so it was a nice place to disconnect and spend a weekend enjoying the...More

6  Thank Kelly O
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

They had historical speakers, Buffalo Soldiers, outdoor cooking, tours, and more. Made the hike to Gorman Falls, about 1 1/2 mikes across hills and rocks, then steep decline to falls. Very beautiful at falls and campgrounds well kept. Lots of trails for hiking or biking....More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This park is in the middle of nowhere, and that's a good thing. It really is not far from the geographic center of Texas. You do not hear highway noises nor much of anything that isn't birds, coyotes, or the river flowing by. Our troop...More

Thank Van V
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Great park in an out of the way place. Once you are at the entrance it is another 6 miles to the headquarters. Bathrooms are not flushable so just be advised if you don't like that. Take water on all trails and bug spray. All...More

Thank Diedre C
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Our group consisted of 7 hikers ranging in age from 25-62 and who are avid walkers who hike once every 3 months. We started by hiking to Gorman Falls. The hike is rated moderate which is probably an accurate rating, although no one in our...More

Thank stewartjl2017
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Kayla H
18 October 2017|
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Response from ColoradoBendSP | Property representative |
$5 per person 13 and older. Free for 12 and under.
14 October 2017|
Response from ColoradoBendSP | Property representative |
Hello. Thank you for the interest in our backpacking sites. These sites are not designated. You can set up anywhere behind the sign. But as you will see, there are common areas that will be obvious. There is more... More
31 January 2017|
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Response from D537APjasonc | Reviewed this property |
I believe the nearest non-camping lodging is about 15-20 miles outside of the park. There are a few hotels/motels on the outskirts of Bend, TX.