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Colorado Bend State Park

46 Reviews

About This Campground

State Park

Colorado Bend State Park is one of central Texas’s most popular destinations. Two hours northwest of Austin, this park offers cave tours, river recreation, and over 35 miles of hike and bike trails. Visit in the off-season and enjoy a break from the intense Texas heat or take a dip in the cool,…

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Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite
  • Hike In
    Hike a trail to your campsite
  • Boat In
    Boat to your campsite

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Available
  • Verizon
    Unknown
  • AT&T
    Unknown
  • T-Mobile
    Unknown

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Tent Cabin

Features

For Campers

  • Market
  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Water Hookups
  • Max Length: 30 ft.

Reviews

46 Reviews of Colorado Bend State Park

Ratings Breakdown

  • 1
  • 0
  • 7
  • 17
  • 21
CThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2021

So nice but watch out for spontaneous rivers when it rains!

Love the park. The spots by the river are shaded and great. Saw armadillos! Enjoyed the trails. But we had a heavy rain storm and we were at the bottom of a hill so the water flowed in a path right through our site and our tent literally floated. But then it dried up and was fine.

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Site25
Month of VisitMay
Mark R.
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2021

Great River Campsite

Located in a shady river valley, hills and large trees provide late evening shade to the whole campground. There are water faucets, a rinse shower and composting toilets but no plumbing restroom facility. Campsite 17 is not shady during high sun hours but toward the late afternoon and early evening…

  • concrete slab and fire pit
  • freshly mowed grass area with river and hills behind
Site17
Month of VisitAugust
CThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 23, 2021

Along the River

We camped here 1/31/21 to 2/5/21. Sites were good sized and shaded which was a slight issue for our solar panel but there are other sites without shade. About 200 yards to the little store/office where you can get some WIFI and water is also there. No power or water at sites. We loved the trails…

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Site36
Month of VisitMarch

Location

Colorado Bend State Park is located in Texas

Directions

The park is west of Lampasas, southeast of San Saba. From the intersection of U.S. Highways 281 and 183 in Lampasas, take FM 580 west 24 miles to Bend and follow the signs four miles to the park entrance. From San Saba, take U.S. Highway 190 about four miles to FM 580 and follow the signs 13 miles to Bend; follow the signs four miles to the park entrance (two miles of dirt road). The headquarters and main camping are six miles past the entrance on the dirt road (unmarked County Road 442). Access road subject to flooding. Note: No gasoline service in Bend.

Coordinates

31.02276254 N
98.44249397 W

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About This Campground

Colorado Bend State Park is one of central Texas’s most popular destinations. Two hours northwest of Austin, this park offers cave tours, river recreation, and over 35 miles of hike and bike trails. Visit in the off-season and enjoy a break from the intense Texas heat or take a dip in the cool, clear waters of Spicewood Springs for a refresher on warmer days. Texas’s tallest waterfall, Gorman Falls, is the prime attraction for visitors of Colorado Bend State Park. This 70-foot marvel can be reached from a moderate 3-mile hike where you can enjoy cool mist from the spring-fed waters upon your arrival. There are 15 drive in campsites at Colorado Bend where you can park RVs up to 30 feet, though the rest require some extra work to reach. 28 walk-in campsites can be found in the main campground, as can two primitive group campsites near the river. Looking for even more rugged seclusion? Hike to the Backcountry Windmill area where you will find designated backcountry sites just a mile from the trailhead. Every camper will find what they need at Colorado Bend State Park.

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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