Colorado Bend State Park

  • Experience rugged tent camping alongside the Colorado River.
  • Explore more than 35 miles of trails.
  • Visit the 70-foot Gorman Falls on your own or with a park guide.
  • Bring your gear - the fishing is good!
  • Explore underground on a cave tour. Reservations are required.
  • Dip your toes in cool Spicewood Springs.

Colorado River Wilderness

Spend a weekend exploring the unspoiled wilderness of Colorado Bend. We’re two hours northwest of Austin.

Things to Do

Marvel at the beauty of Gorman Falls, cool off in Spicewood Springs, fish or paddle the river, take a cave tour, and test your limits on 35 miles of hike and bike trails.

Get more information about what you can do here on our Park Activities page.


Colorado Bend offers back-to-nature camping. Choose from drive-up sites, walk-in tent sites or primitive hike-in sites. The drive-up and hike-in sites have water in the area, but no hookups. Composting toilets are near the main camping area and at one trailhead. An open-air, rinse-off shower is near the campground.

Reserve one of our group camps for your next family trip.

Wild Cave Tours

We are not offering cave tours at this time. 

Gorman Falls Hike

Take a self-guided tour to this 70-foot spring-fed waterfall. Come prepared for a 3-mile round trip hike over rough and rocky terrain.

Get Involved

Volunteers help with events, maintenance and protecting natural areas of the park. Visit our Volunteer page to learn more.

Join Friends of Colorado Bend State Park.

Support state parks by donating to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation.

Ranger Programs

We offer programs both above and below ground! Check our Events page for the schedule.

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P. O. Box 118
Bend, TX 76824

Latitude: 31.022965

Longitude: -98.442401

(325) 628-3240

Make reservations online

Reserve by phone: (512) 389-8900

Entrance Fees
  • Adult: $5 Daily
  • Child 12 Years and Under: Free

Open daily,
6 a.m. – 10 p.m.

We often reach capacity; reservations are highly recommended for both camping and day use. To guarantee entrance reserve passes online, or by calling the customer service center, before you visit.

Entrance road can flood during heavy rains. Check weather and road conditions before your visit.

Check our Twitter feed, Facebook page, or call us for closure updates.

Busy Season

Spring and summer


January average is 46 degrees. July average is 86 degrees. First freeze occurs late November. Last freeze occurs early March.

National Weather Service forecast for this area

1,025 feet

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