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Colorado Bend State Park

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Address: P. O. Box 118, Bend, TX 76824
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A hidden jewel of the Texas park system. Colorado Bend is situated in the...

A hidden jewel of the Texas park system. Colorado Bend is situated in the Hill Country along the Colorado River and is home to Gorman Falls, a 65 foot waterfall paradise. Fishing, hiking, biking, kayaking and other great opportunities abound.

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Hidden gem in Texas hill country

We just spent 4 days here. Park is not for those requiring a lot of amenities. There are no hookups and about 8 spots that an RV or trailer can back into. We took our airstream... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
tecateBrenham
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Brenham, TX

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Brenham, TX
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We just spent 4 days here. Park is not for those requiring a lot of amenities. There are no hookups and about 8 spots that an RV or trailer can back into. We took our airstream trailer. Mostly tent campers. Bathrooms are scarce with no showers or sinks. This is not a complaint! Just an FYI so make sure you... More 

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League City, Texas
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The cliffs that the Colorado river run through in this park are very pretty and a surprise in the middle of central Texas. The trail to the waterfall is popular in the middle of the day, so lots of people. We parked at the Cedar Chopper trail lot and walked about 2 miles of trail to get to the waterfall... More 

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Houston, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with husband and two daughters, 12 & 15. Went for a day of hiking and adventure cave tour via Nichols Outdoor Adventures outfitter in park. While we did not stay at park, we drove around a fair amount. Park is more primitive compared to other state parks but worth the drive. Be mindful that's there's very little (possibly nothing)... More 

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Katy, Texas
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here after being turned away from Enchanted rock(full) We ended up needing to wait 2 hours to get into this park because of short supply of parking. We were very frustrated to have to wait but once we got in we headed straight to pay $5 person then to the waterfall. The hike to the waterfall was great...good... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were here with friends. It's a great place to do group camping with friends. Trails are delightful. Tends to get crowded during spring break. When we arrived at 12 noon the park was closed due to number of visitors. Go early if you can. Reservations are required for campsites during busy times of the year. We stayed 2 days.... More 

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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Colorado Bend State Park was a ton of fun!! My family and I came up from Houston about 4.5 hours (a couple of small children and me needing to pee from too much Coke Zero may have slowed us down :( ) on a Saturday for the long weekend holiday of Presidents Day. The place was packed, we were actually... More 

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Austin, Texas
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18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I made a day trip to Colorado Bend SP and spent the day hiking 15 miles of the trails at the park. Here's my consensus on hiking at the park: the cool parts of the trails are really cool, but the boring parts are fairly boring, and there's not much in between. Overall, the trails are great though. Among the... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

We camped with four families over a weekend at the River group camping site, under huge pecans and elms right by the Colorado river. During the day we drove two canoes up to Sulphur Springs (about 6 miles up river) and floated back down to the ramp with a stop for a picnic lunch and a hike around Gorman Falls.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I went to take some pictures of Gorman Falls. The whole park is amazing. A lot of trails to have fun with family and friends. Scenery is great for pictures !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Went hiking here on New Year's Day. Got dropped off at the parking area on the main road to catch the Lemmons Trail. It's 1.1 miles and goes down to the river, where you can catch the River Trail that goes back to the main part of the park. The section of the Lemmons Trail is very easy. It's either... More 

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