This Central Texas haven is an oasis for all things green in the hill country. Between relaxing dips at Spicewood Springs to spelunking-like cave tours, it’s hard to believe that you’re just Read more...
This Central Texas haven is an oasis for all things green in the hill country. Between relaxing dips at Spicewood Springs to spelunking-like cave tours, it’s hard to believe that you’re just an hour-and-change away from Downtown Austin.
Colorado River saddles most of the park, making it a great venue for fisherman to cast their lines and hook crappies, large and smallmouth bass, and the odd alligator gar. For those who’d rather chase waterfalls than bobbers, opt for the 1.5-mile Gorman Falls Tour, which takes about an hour-and-a-half, to see roaring waterfalls and eye-popping flora. Mountain bikers, too, can weave in and out of the park’s 35 miles of open trails; hikers can day hike along those biking and hiking trails, as well.
Staying overnight in the luscious part of the Lone Star State couldn’t be simpler (or more convenient), either. Seven campgrounds dot the park’s 5,000-acre expanse, including a group-friendly area, drive-up and walk-in site, and primitive tenting options. Hook-ups are a no go here, folks—so RVers, take note. However, self-contained RVs are more than welcome at all drive-in sites; generators, though, must be turned off by 10pm.
And should Mother Nature be calling or you’re feeling a bit grungy, you can find respite at the composite toilets and watering stations located at the main campground.
Because Texas heat is real and unrelenting, we’d recommending making the trek out here anytime during the Spring months. Not only will your deodorant not break as quick, but you’ll be able to soak in all of the area’s beguiling wildflowers come mid-March to late-June.