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Colorado Bend State Park

P. O. Box 118, Bend, TX 76824
+1 325-628-3240
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Gorman Waterfall at Colorado Bend State Park

Great day with the family even in the heat. Stunning waterfall with a spring cascading over... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Frank L
,
San Antonio
via mobile
Hard to find, but worth the effort

Gorman Falls was the attraction, but the park offers more than just the one hike. Views out over... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Scott2211
,
New Braunfels, Texas
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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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“spring fed” (9 reviews)
“gorman falls” (70 reviews)
“hiking shoes” (7 reviews)
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P. O. Box 118, Bend, TX 76824
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+1 325-628-3240

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day with the family even in the heat. Stunning waterfall with a spring cascading over limestone.

Thank Frank L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorman Falls was the attraction, but the park offers more than just the one hike. Views out over the Colorado River are beautiful. Park entrance requires cash/check in an envelope placed into a slot. Card technology apparently hasn't caught up to Colorado Bend. Signage to...More

Thank Scott2211
Reviewed 13 June 2017

I met my daughter and her family there, I got lost once, because I did not see the small sign that pointed to the right, so I ended up at an RV Park, but they were nice folks and pointed me in the right direction....More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We hiked the Gorman Falls trail - the trail is rough and steep in some areas, once you entered the area for the falls it was like you were in South America and not in Texas - beautiful, you are not allowed to swim or...More

Thank Michelle049
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

This is a MUST for anyone who loves the outdoors and walking/hiking! How did I never know there are gorgeous water falls and beautiful canyon hikes right here in Texas?? Oh my! Spending the day exploring God's creation at this State Park is something I...More

1  Thank Cristal D
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Take water and wear good shoes to hike in. We saw signs to warn of snakes and luckily didn't encounter any. The trail is well maintained but rocky and when you get to the falls it gets steep and slick. We didn't get a chance...More

Thank Wendy P
Reviewed 12 May 2017

You have to go early to ensure you can get into the park, it fills up fast. There is parking at the main office but most of it is campsites. We parked and walked to the swimming hole, which was being enjoyed by kids. Looked...More

Thank Spoonermomma1
Reviewed 28 April 2017

My wife recently got into a hiking/trailing kick and so this was our first trip to a location that was outside the DFW area. I have to say this park was great for the waterfall "Gorman Falls" trip alone but to get to it you...More

2  Thank LanceFScott
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Gormon Falls at this state park are wonderful. I went twice- once in the late afternoon and again the next morning. It's a 3 mile hike round-trip. The last 100 yards in are steep, with slick rocks; cables are there for stability. Wear sturdy shoes....More

3  Thank Mimi E
Reviewed 16 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank Matt K
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Carol77005
30 January 2017|
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Response from D537APjasonc | Reviewed this property |
I believe the nearest non-camping lodging is about 15-20 miles outside of the park. There are a few hotels/motels on the outskirts of Bend, TX.
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AmandaG732
25 December 2016|
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Response from Terry F | Reviewed this property |
The bathrooms are composting toilets only and the shower is outdoors. The only real bathroom is up by the entrance and miles from the camping area.
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Powers B
28 October 2016|
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Response from D537APjasonc | Reviewed this property |
When I visited I saw several people with dogs. As long as they're up for a rigorous hike then it would be a good time for all.
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