Colorado Bend State Park

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Gorman Falls

Photo of Gorman Falls with mist rising from waterGorman Falls is an impressive, 70-foot-high waterfall. It’s about 10 miles above Lake Buchanan, on the western bank of the Colorado River on Gorman Creek.

You’ll see dramatic travertine for­ma­tions and lush vegetation. Trav­er­tine is rock formed by the evaporation of river and spring waters.

Painting of Guadalupe BassSmall travertine dams form quiet pools of clear water that support a variety of life. One of the purest strains of our state fish, the Guadalupe bass, lives here.

The formations and habitat are very fragile. Please do not swim, wade, climb or fish in the falls area, creek or spring.

Spicewood Springs

Spicewood Springs Creek flows through a deep canyon on the southern end of the park. Take the short, easy Spicewood Springs Trail to the spring-fed swimming holes and small waterfalls.


Closeup of golden-cheeked warbler
Golden-cheeked warbler

Look for some of the 155 species of birds found in the park, including favorites such as the golden-cheeked warbler, black-capped vireo and bald eagle.

Download the Birds of Colorado Bend State Park: A Field Checklist.