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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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Hiking at Colorado Bend

This is a great park to hike at with many marked trails of all levels. Get in early and stay in as they close the park when it hits occupancy. Bring water and food to make a day... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great park to hike at with many marked trails of all levels. Get in early and stay in as they close the park when it hits occupancy. Bring water and food to make a day of it. If you want to camp book it a month out. Campsites are always reserved on weekends.

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Thank Matt K
Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a gorgeous state park! We took a hike to Gorman Falls which took us 2 1/2 hours round trip. We wore our hiking boots which I highly recommend. Next, we ate lunch on one of the many picnic tables and enjoyed the view. Then we fished in the Colorado River. The next day, we took a cave tour. This... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I hiked the Gorman Falls Trail, and what a beautiful hike. We had 72 deg F weather and blue skies....a nice day for a hike. The trail was very rocky, and at times very steep, but well worth the 1.5 mi hike in from the parking lot. There was a bathroom at the parking lot, and a... More 

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Brenham, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 20 March 2017

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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Reviewed 17 March 2017 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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Reviewed 16 March 2017 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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Reviewed 14 March 2017 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

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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Reviewed 26 February 2017

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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