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Colorado Bend State Park

  • With rugged tent camping, cave crawling tours and the thunderous 70-foot Gorman Falls, your pulse will be racing!

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.

Camping

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

Tour caverns with an experienced guide. You will get dirty! Reservations for cave tours are required.

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.

Volunteer

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

Ranger Programs

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

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Kids

Become a Junior Ranger!

  • Borrow an Explorer Pack, loaded with tools for exploring the park.
  • Pick up a free Junior Ranger Activity Journal at head­quar­ters. Complete tasks to earn a badge.
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
Hours

The park is open daily. 

Check here for scheduled closures. 

Gate is open 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Campers with reservations arriving after 10 p.m. must call before 4:30 p.m. for the access code.

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

Busy Season

Spring and summer

Capacity Closures

We have a very high volume of visitors on most good-weather weekends and holidays. We close for up to four hours when parking lots are full. People with camping reservations will be able to enter during these closures.

 

Purchase “Save the Day” passes to guarantee entry using the new state parks reservation system. If you come without a pass, please arrive early and have a back-up plan.

 

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

 

Climate

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
Elevation

1,025 feet

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