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Colorado Bend State Park, Bend

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#44 of 219 in Nature in Texas
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Colorado Bend State Park is a 5,328.3-acre (2,156 ha) state park in the U.S. state of Texas, located in the Texas Hill Country region. It was purchased by the state in 1984 and opened to the public in 1987. It is representative of the karst features typically seen in the Hill Country, with many sinkholes, caves, and springs.
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  • It was an amazing trip with my boyfriend. I enjoyed the quality time. We had so many things to do there like the hiking, swimming , fishing, etc. I suggest everyone to go there and enjoy the beauty... 
    It was an amazing trip with my boyfriend. I enjoyed the quality time. We had so many things to do there like the hiking, swimming , fishing, etc. I suggest everyone to go there and enjoy the beauty...  more »
  • It was a nice trekking but not really a hike - we only did the Gorman Trail so we didn’t really see most of the trail. Wish had more time to do it. Love to see the cows and bulls. 
    It was a nice trekking but not really a hike - we only did the Gorman Trail so we didn’t really see most of the trail. Wish had more time to do it. Love to see the cows and bulls.  more »
  • This is absolutely a great place to make a day trip or camp. Access to the river is easy and the roads and trails though the park are beautiful. Hill country at its best. We will be back to enjoy.....  more
    This is absolutely a great place to make a day trip or camp. Access to the river is easy and the roads and trails though the park are beautiful. Hill country at its best. We will be back to enjoy.....  more »
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  • It is a very beautiful park full of hikes. I want to return and explore it more. In the summer, it gets very hot during day. I would recommend a visit in out of the summer time if you are planning to do long hikes. The park also have great springs that are so refreshing. I really enjoyed relaxing there. As I went on a summer day, I spent most of my time in the springs section. Wildlife can also be seen in the park.
  • Park is beautiful. Staff is very helpful. We did the easy trails first but they proved a little flat although beautiful. We did the Gorman falls trails and it was lovely. I liked the challenge and length of it. Our kids 10/15 loved it too. We went in cold weather and fared well with just one bottle water each but if it’s hot definitely take more water and some snacks maybe to eat while enjoying the views at the falls.
  • Beautiful park with great trails! Hiked a couple different trails with the last one being the Gorman Falls trail. It was quite the trek, especially at the end, but so worth it. Once you get to the bottom, it’s so serene. I got in over 6 miles of hiking all together and I was happy with all that I saw. Armadillos roam free here foraging for food along the trails. Restrooms are vault type no flush toilets. There is quite a few of them though.
  • We camped here two nights and had lots of fun. The facilities were well kept, the bathrooms could've been cleaner but management did clean them frequently, so I don't think it's their fault. The area is really nice and beautiful.
  • What. A. Find! We looked it up for camping & as it’s not far from the house decided to first do a hike & explore it. We started in the south camping area (note: we were advised to have a day pass reservation?) and set off for the spicewood canyon trail. Plan was canyon out and springs to return. Good idea! The canyon trail is dry & an incline terrain. It’s not a paved trail it’s natural. Almost like your wandering a deer trail. It was exactly what we hoped for - no people. On the connection to the springs trail all of a sudden we were zigzagging the trail and the spring. It was great for our dog as he used it to cool himself off. When we got to the final pool we saw a sign no pets in the water. Not sure how they expect a heated dog to not cool himself but he is well behaved .. as were others we crossed in the trail.

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