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.
The best thing about this place is the swimming,. It's a great place to cool off during a hot Texas day, with some cool waterfalls to check out as well. I haven't explored them, but I have heard that the caves that are there are supposed to be a pretty sweet too.
A very nice State Park to go to. Most of the drive-in sites have a shelter. The walk-in sites are a pretty short distance from the parking lot.
Water for the walk-in sites are on the top of the stairs, so be sure to have something to lug water down to your campsite. On the drive-in side, water is in a central location.
Gorman Falls are beautiful and worth the hike. There is also a car that is half burried on the bank of the river you can check out.
The Spicewood Springs trail is full of little waterfalls and clear water. Very lovely. Swimming in the spring is also great after a hike.
Ice and firewood are cash or cheque made out to the Friends of Colorado Bend and can only be bought when the camp office is open.
This campground was like the combination of a waterfall and a desert. There is absolutely no signal and the park has a burn ban so bring your own stoves. The campsite are walk in . I went to Gorman falls and it looked like something out of a movie. IT was so beautiful
Beautiful springtime camping spot. Wildflowers were spectacular the whole drive to the park in early May. The walk-in campsites are a quick jaunt from the parking area. No need to rough it - lots of people were carrying air mattresses down the hill from the parking lot. The sites are along the beautiful Colorado River, and aren't too close together, like some other campsites in Central Texas. The hike on the awesome Spicewood Springs trail alone was worth the drive out to the park. My 3.5 year old kiddo was able to do the ~3 mile hike just fine with a little help. This is my favorite family camping spot so far, and we'll be back in the fall.