The best camping near Colorado Bend State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Colorado Bend State Park adventure.

The best camping near Colorado Bend State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Colorado Bend State Park adventure.

Camping near Colorado Bend State Park

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Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Colorado Bend State Park adventure.

Wilderness, waterfalls, and caves galore along the Colorado River in central Texas Hill Country.  

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SKYE Texas Hill Country Resort

99 sites · Lodging, RVs250 acres · Fredericksburg, TX
There is no other place quite like SKYE Texas Hill Country Resort. It is a unique combination of factors that provide experiential contrasts and the occasional pleasant surprise! Our resort in rural Texas seeks to preserve the unique nature of the Hill Country land, and at the same time offer state-of-the-art communication services and first-class technology for our guests. EV charging stations are easily available for all, yet the resort is in the middle of Texas cattle land. As you arrive at the gates of this private resort via Texas Highway 87 you’ll drive down the ‘green tunnel’, our long tree-lined main entrance, then suddenly it unveils our attractive resort grounds and stylish buildings. A peaceful nature sanctuary, only miles away from the loud outside world.
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Fishers Of Men Ranch

71 sites · RVs, Tents39 acres · Marble Falls, TX
Fishers Of Men Ranch is Perfect for Looking for a Private Place to bring yourself, family, and friends. Want to ESCAPE the HUSTLE and BUSTLE of Everyday Life! We’ve have the PERFECT Environment for Enjoying a Relaxing Stay here! We have Rustic, Rugged, Terrain to Hike, Discover, Explore, and Observe! Gorgeous 39 acres to Roam freely and find your favorite place to Get Away From It All! This is a GUEST RANCH ONLY! NO Dogs Allowed. Bill and Kaz will meet you at the Gate and Estcourt you into the Ranch and show you where to go. Need to Set up Arrival Time when giving information to Kaz for Invoice information she will ask for in a Text after you BOOK with HipCamp. You will LOVE it here at the Ranch because We are Different from other Camping places! We Strive to be Different! The April 8, 2024, Solar Eclipse was an AMAZING Experience with OVER 200 Guests on the Ranch to View the Eclipse! Everything went Extremely WELL Without A Hitch! Thank You Dave for bringing your 4 Telescopes and Screen to View the Eclipse! Several others brought their Telescopes and Fancy Cameras! Thank all of you who shared your Telescopes! The Ranch has OPENED UP More Camping Roads to make more room for More Tent Camping! Used allot of them during the Solar Eclipse! Bill and Kaz are already Working on improving MORE Campsites after the Eclipse! Opening these New Campsite Roads has also OPENED UP More to Explore! Kaz will be ADDING More Pictures of Latest Goings On on the Ranch! Be sure and Checkout our Pictures of the Ranch! Most pictures taken with Cell Phones! All Pictures of the Animals are found on the Ranch, come see the many Varieties we have here! When you Book EXPECT a friendly Text from Kaz asking for information that she needs from you being this Ranch is Private Property. FRONT GATE STAYS CLOSED AT ALL TIMES! To Keep All On The Ranch SAFE! All RV and Tent Camping is a PACK Your TRASH IN and PACK Your TRASH OUT! Because of the Volume of Campers coming, the Ranch can NO Longer take your Trash! Buzzard's, Raccoon's, Foxes, and Etc. will get into the Trash! Don't leave TRASH Outside! ALL CAMPFIRES MUST BE DROWNED OUT! WATER is Provided and you are EXPECTED to DROWN OUT Your FIRES! And if Bottles Used REFILL Them! FREE Firewood is Provided. Oak Wood for Cooking and Cedar wood for Campfire ambiance! Keep Campfires LOW! NO Bonfire! All TENT Camping is Primitive! NO Facilities! RUSTIC! BRING a Potty and Tent or SHOVEL and BURY it! ALL Campsites are VERY CLEAN and Keep It Clean! FOR RVers We have ALL HOOKUPS for Water, Electrical, and Sewer! On WEST Side. EAST Side has Electrical and Water ONLY, to Use DUMP Station, Working on More Sewer Hookups in Future. Unless LARGE CROWD, Most of the Time the West Side is Available for RV Camping! NO Throwing Rocks in Lake because hurts your feet when walking on bottom! We are ASKING Everyone to HELP Take Rocks OUT OF LAKE! FOR SAFETY ON YOUR FEET! If Everyone Takes Out 6 Rocks No Matter the SIZE that will HELP RID of the ROCKS Out of the Lake! Of Course You Can Take More Rocks OUT! "KNOCK YOURSELF OUT" (LOL) PUT ROCKS STACKED IN A PILE ON NORTH END OF LAKE and Bill and Kaz will pickup the Pile. (Thank You in Advance!) NO MUDDING with 4X4 Vehicles because leaves BIG Ruts in the Mud and messes up the Lake Environment! Keep the Lake area beautiful! Kaz always had a DREAM to help kids with Life Skills & Mentor in God’s Principles because she had Christian Mentors growing up! They were always there for her through her life and kept her focused down the right path and stayed out of trouble and learned a tremendous amount from them! Bill her husband supports her and they raised 7 children together and have 10 grandkids. Kaz father was Asperger's Autistic and from 5 years old started showing Kaz hands on learning skills that are still instilled in her today! She found this to be a Valuable Lesson from her Dad. These methods and skills through the years working with her own children and other children through the years with different organizations confirm to be very beneficial and encouraging for the children growing up. Bill and Kaz have shared equally through all they’re projects during they’re 40 years of marriage. They’re Jack Of All Trades, Artists, Shown in Art Shows, Remodeled Homes, Churches, Work on the Ranch Together, and Etc. They are able to teach others how to do things that can benefit kids till they graduate and have a better understanding of what they want to do in their lives as an adult and PLUS have the mentoring to guide them through life. The Ranch has its main Mission to work with youth but is open to Renting the Ranch House that Sleeps 1 to 20 guests, and RV/5th Wheeled Campers Camp Sites and Tent Camping for them to Enjoy the Marvels that God has Created and Lot's to Experience, Explore, and Observe! The Ranch is PERFECT for Hosting: Weddings, Special Events, Retreats, Family Reunions, Youth Activities, Church Activities, Boy/Girl Scouts, Boys/Girls Club, RV Camper Clubs, and Etc. to accommodate whatever you need for the special essentials you would like to have provided for your special event! The Fishers of Men Ranch (Name) is Biblical and was Given to Kaz by the Lord 4 years before finding the Ranch. You see that the Lord had something Special here for Bill and Kaz to do for others Long Before they purchased the Ranch the LORD had His PLAN for Bill and Kaz. They have owned the Ranch since, July 2016. (For Hosting a Special Event Call, Text, or Leave Voicemail to the Ranch Directly) (Hosting Special Events handled through Ranch) Fishers Of Men Ranch is a Family Friendly Environment and Christian Based!
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Magical Lakefront Retreat Property

7 sites · Lodging5 acres · Spicewood, TX
Just featured on CBS's show "STAYCATION!" Enchantment and tranquility embody our Whimsical Lakeside Romantic Retreat property nestled in the hill country on Lake Travis, just outside of Austin, TX. This magical space is the perfect backdrop for a variety of special events, including weddings, corporate retreats, yoga and mindfulness retreats, reunions, birthdays, girl's weekends and bachelorette parties, & many other special occasions. 7 total accommodations starring a Luxury Straw Bale Villa, 3 Eco-Cabins, a Cottage, and 2 Unique Safari Tents. Our main house, 'La Casa de Joy,' is a stunning luxury straw bale villa (once featured on HGTV) that is truly the perfect gathering space for a variety of special occasions and memorable events. Originally built by an artist & healer, her creative intention and style is felt throughout the entire property. Living Waters is blessed with an abundance of nature, including deer, birds, butterflies, crickets, hummingbirds, & more. You may wake up to the deer sleeping just outside your accommodation. Indulge you and your group by taking advantage of our on-site private yoga, massage, personal training, and facial services, and kayak, canoe, and stand-up paddle board rentals. We recommend local activities such as a wine tasting at Stone House Vineyard (walking distance), a swim/picnic at Krause Springs spring-fed pool, or an eco-adventure at Cypress Valley Canopy Tours. This unique property is a tranquil and rejuvenating respite in the hill country on Lake Travis, therefore it's not ideal for loud parties. We love animals, but we are a non-pet-accommodating property due to the abundant wildlife present. We look forward to making memories with you....
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Lampasas Camping and Glamping

10 sites · Lodging, Tents130 acres · Lampasas, TX
Discover our exquisite Glampground just 10 miles west of Lampasas, uniquely situated in the elevated terrain of the Colorado River drainage. Nearby attractions include Stone Ledge and Fiesta Wineries, as well as the recreational haven of Bend State Park, offering opportunities for biking, hiking, swimming in the Blue Hole, and fishing along the river. Our charming Glampground comprises a single secluded Glamp site equipped with a large tent, an additional pop-up tent, Loo, camp shower, grill, picnic table, dry storage, access to well water, and solar lights. Additionally, we offer an RV for rent with available electricity and water, along with Ten dry tent sites featuring access to a community bathroom with a shower and some nearby electricity options. We happily welcome pets, provided they are kept on a leash. Each individual tent site location has a trashcan, Loo, portable camping toilet/tent, grill for campfires and cooking and picnic table. Situated on-site are over 100 undeveloped acres boasting numerous hiking trails, ideal for mountain biking or a serene walk amidst abundant wildlife, including trophy Whitetail Deer, Turkey, Armadillos, Hawks, and other captivating wild birds. Revel in the breathtaking Hill Country sunsets and immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring star-filled nights. Please note on occasion we have cattle out back so be respectful of the animals, we also have a horse and donkey see please close gates. Join us as we host campers for the spectacular Solar Eclipse of 2024.
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G-Unickes

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Burnet, TX
Escape to this peaceful 1-acre lot surrounded by nature and wildlife, including deer, squirrels, peacocks, birds, and fish. Enjoy the great outdoors by taking a hike or going on a kayak trip down Lake LBJ. A 5-minute drive takes you to Longhorn Caverns, and just 10 minutes away, you'll find The Slaps where you can cool off by swinging and exploring the Llano River. If you're hungry or thirsty, make sure to stop by The Grand Central Cafe, the house where the Texas Chainsaw Massacre was filmed, for great food and ambiance. With so much to do around here, you'll never get bored. We look forward to meeting you and hope you have a fantastic day.
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Escanaba Bend On The Colorado

54 sites · RVs, Tents140 acres · San Saba, TX
Come for the day. Stay for the stars!!! Bring yourself, your family and your friends too experience what our family has been sharing together for the last four generations. Sit underneath our giant 600+ year old Live Oaks and imagine all the settlers and Native Americans who stopped in the shade here along the banks of The Colorado River. We have 140 acres of land to explore. Old pecan orchards, cattle pens, open fields, giant trees and half a mile of the Colorado River to access. While visiting you can expect to see and experience native flora and wildlife. Don't forget your binoculars! People enjoy flying kites, picnicking, camping, hiking, nature study, radio controlled devices, rock hounding (surface hunting only, no digging allowed), fishing, kayaking, swimming or wading in the water( depth of water varies and may drop off without warning, rocks are also underwater and not visible at all times), observing ranch work, riding bicycles or hoverboards, feeding our cattle and goats (only our special "cookies" or approved foods please), walking their leashed pets, collecting firewood to burn, sitting around our communal fire pit and stargazing while checking out the visible Milky Way. Escanaba Bend is a fully operating and working cattle ranch. We raise our livestock kindly from birth thru end of life, with the goal of producing happy, healthy and natural beef cattle. We are sure you'll find something here that'll make your heart smile. We look forward to hosting and meeting you soon! -Sara and Family ******YOUR STANDARD CHECK-IN MUST HAPPEN NO LATER THAN 8PM. LATE ARRIVALS *MUST* BE PREARRANGED WITH CAMP HOST. IF YOU'VE BOOKED A RIVERSIDE CAMP SPOT, YOU MUST ARRIVE BEFORE SUNSET TO SET UP CAMP!!!!! OTHERWISE YOU'LL ONLY BE ALLOWED TO SET UP IN OUR GENERAL CAMPING AREA UNTIL DAYLIGHT WHEN YOU MAY MOVE TO YOUR REGISTERED SITE.****** ***WE MAINTAIN THE RIGHT TO ASK ANYONE TO LEAVE THE PROPERTY WHO WE DETERMINE TO BE A NUISANCE OR RISK TO THEMSELVES OR OTHERS*** For our visitors we offer: *clean and sanitized porta potties *a potable water station *dispersed camping within designated areas * internet availability within specific area * picnic tables- first come first serve *large communal fire pit or small site pits * toilet paper for purchase ( not provided otherwise) * special "cookies" for purchase by the bucket to feed the cows and goats For our visitors we ask that you acknowledge and abide: * nothing goes into the porta potty except human waste ( this keeps them functioning properly and clean) * respect all our penned and free roaming livestock and farm pets *all of YOUR pets, on leash, at all times *clean up all waste/droppings from your pets *pack in- pack out (what you bring in you must take out with you when you leave *NO personal/ composting toilets. use only the porta potties provided by us. *all river, tank, water use is at your own risk including but not limited to, swimming, kayaking, wading, floating, fishing... * surface hunting for rocks only ( NO DIGGING ALLOWED EVER ) *by TX state law you should obtain a fishing license for any public or private waterways to fish, except where legal to fish without one in TX State Parks. *there are venomous snakes, bees, ants and poisonous plants as well as other critters that are native to the area **UNDER TEXAS LAW (CHAPTER 87, CIVIL PRACTICE AND REMEDIES CODE), A FARM ANIMAL PROFESSIONAL OR FARM OWNER OR LESSEE IS NOT LIABLE FOR AN INJURY TO OR THE DEATH OF A PARTICIPANT IN FARM ANIMAL ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING AN EMPLOYEE OR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR, RESULTING FROM THE INHERENT RISKS OF FARM ANIMAL ACTIVITIES. **UNDER TEXAS LAW (CHAPTER 75A, CIVIL PRACTICE AND REMEDIES CODE), AN AGRITOURISM ENTITY IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY INJURY TO OR DEATH OF AN AGRITOURISM PARTICIPANT RESULTING FROM AN AGRITOURISM ACTIVITY.
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Tiny Casita by the Lake

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Burnet, TX
Unplug and get away in this adorable tiny lake cottage located just steps away from beautiful Lake Buchanan. Whether you're into fishing, glamping, or just relaxing on the deck watching the stars, this little gem is just what you're looking for. She's not fancy or pretentious, but our little Casita will sleep 3 -4 people comfortably with built-in Queen/Twin bunks and fold-out couch. Stocked with a tiny fridge, microwave, mounted TV for movies, and a Keurig coffee maker plus access to community beach & boat ramp. It's a tiny slice of heaven in the country! Burnet, Texas, United States Rocky Point subdivision, entrance #4. Within a few miles of Spider Mountain, Threadgill Ranch, and less than 5 minutes from Reveille Ranch and from downtown Burnet. Getting around Guests can either walk down to the lake to the community park or boat ramp - or - drive down and park. Short drive to many other lake attractions (Inks Lake, State Park, Longhorn Cavern State park) and gorgeous hiking areas. Come enjoy the natural beauty that the Texas Hill Country has to offer!
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Happy Acres

1 site · RV, Tent4 acres · Leander, TX
The campground is private with only one site. There is a bathhouse with cold running water, a sink, shower and toilet. There is a picnic table and fire pit that overlooks the creek. The campsite is grass and well maintained. The campground has its own private drive, which is 40 yards past our driveway. Children 3 and under are free.
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Off the grid ranch

11 sites · Tents15 acres · Kempner, TX
Small 15 acre ranch in central Texas, 45 min north west of Austin. Tent camping, and Rv that self supporting. There a pond, when it rains, we have horses and chickens, small wooded area. Patio and firepit. Right now we re building all shower and bathroom.Learn more about this land:Welcome to Off the grid ranch. This small oasis offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of life.  About the Property Tucked away near Colorado Bend State Park, you will find our off-the-grid ranch. Small 15-acre ranch in central Texas, 45 min northwest of Austin you will find our humble oasis that is home to not only our family but too small chickens and horses. You will still have a fairly private site but don't be surprised if you hear animals and other campers. Relax on the patio or by the fire pit with the family while you stare up at the stars. Fish at one of the three rivers within a 5-mile radius. About the Listing  Take your pick from our many grills to cook some great camping classics while you camp under the stars. You will have access to 2 restrooms and a shower so you can relax, recharge and enjoy this off-the-grid site.  Some great activities we offer are yoga and art supplies for crafting. We provide art supplies upon request.  A firepit is also available to snuggle up to during the cooler nights.  We do offer WIFI but encourage our guests to connect with nature.  Additional Details to Note:  NO PETS allowed.  2 bathrooms, 1 shower  Limited reception with some carriers  Yoga, 8 AM Sundays
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Live Free or Dye Farmstead

1 site · Lodging17 acres · Bertram, TX
Beautiful glamping RV for rent on location in Bertram, TX . Located on 17.18 acres near Inks lake, Lake Buchanan, Lake Marble Falls and multiple wineries and breweries. It is a stone throw away from a stunning new Hillcountry wedding venue. Shuttle service available. It has two bedrooms, 3 TVs, a fireplace, clothes washer, full refrigerator and kitchen with new cook and dining ware. All proceeds go towards building our luxury glamping dome, which in turn will fund the development of our farmstead!
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Sunset Hill Country Camp

5 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Marble Falls, TX
Welcome to Sunset Hill Country Camp, a woman-owned adventure haven nestled in the heart of the breathtaking Texas Hill Country. At our unique Hipcamp, we pride ourselves on offering a haven where outdoor enthusiasts, families, and friends can create unforgettable memories surrounded by nature's beauty. As a woman-owned establishment, we embrace the spirit of adventure and inclusivity, providing a safe and welcoming environment for all. Our commitment to creating a space where everyone feels empowered to explore and connect with nature sets us apart. Immerse yourself in the enchanting landscapes of the Texas Hill Country as you camp beneath the expansive, star-studded skies. But it's during our magical evenings that the real show begins – witness the most awe-inspiring sunsets that paint the horizon in hues of orange, pink, and gold. At Sunset Hill Country Camp, every sunset is a masterpiece, a breathtaking spectacle that will leave you in awe. Whether you're an avid camper, a nature-loving family, or a group of friends seeking a unique getaway, Sunset Hill Country Camp offers the perfect blend of adventure, safety, and natural beauty. Come join us for an unforgettable outdoor experience, where the warmth of community meets the magic of Texas Hill Country sunsets. Adventure awaits – book your stay at Sunset Hill Country Camp and let the exploration begin!
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WYSIWYG Acres

29 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents50 acres · Purmela, TX
WYSIWYG Acres is the perfect place to breathe in fresh air and relax. Take in the sights and sounds of nature. Fish, hike, find fossils and seashells from an ancient seabed. Learn about, feed, pet, or simply enjoy watching the antics of the animals that live here. Enjoy the sunset, then a campfire under a night sky dirty with stars. It’s a beautiful experience. WYSIWYG Acres is a family owned 50 acre ranch bordered by an exotics ranch on the south and a cattle ranch on the east and north. We are located about an hour west of Waco in central Texas where the beautiful hill country views begin.
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The best camping near Colorado Bend State Park guide

Overview

About

Under two hours from Austin, Colorado Bend lets you experience nature and wilderness. The park is home to six miles of the Colorado River, perfect for boating, paddling, and bass fishing, along with spring-fed swimming holes and waterfalls. The 70-foot Gorman Falls, with its striking travertine formations and lush vegetation, is a highlight. There are also more than 400 caves and 35 miles of trails, including hiking trails and some of the best mountain biking in Texas. All camping areas are primitive camping, including drive-up sites, walk-in tent sites, and hike-in sites, although some include access to picnic tables, fire rings, potable water, and composting toilets.

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for river access: The walk-in primitive campsites at the Colorado Bend Campground offer 28 sites for tent camping along the riverbank with a 50-yard walk-in.
  • Best for small RVs: The drive-in primitive campsites are suitable for self-contained RVs and campers up to 30 feet. There are no hookups or dump stations.
  • Best for groups with river access: The River Group Camp offers space for 48 right next to the river.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Plan to make a reservation as soon as you know your dates. Regular campsites can be reserved up to five months in advance, while the group sites can be reserved 12 months in advance. 
  2. If your plans are flexible and you’d like smaller crowds, try to visit during the week, during non-holiday periods, or in winter. Those traveling light can also opt for a hike-in site.
  3. If you don’t have a reservation, arrive at the park first thing in the morning to see about grabbing any unreserved sites available for walk-ups.

When to go

Spring and summer are the busy seasons at the river and the park, which are open year-round. March through June is the best time to visit for wildflowers, while entrance roads can flood during and after heavy rains. Be sure to check the weather and road conditions before finalizing travel plans.

Know before you go

  • The gift shop rents kayaks and sells ice and firewood, but doesn’t take credit cards. Bring cash, or head to the general store just outside the park.
  • The park has no lifeguards or showers aside from a simple outdoor "wash off" shower.
  • Wear sturdy shoes for the Gorman Falls trail, which can be very rocky and slippery. Do not swim, wade, climb, or fish in the Gorman Falls area, creek, or spring.
  • Fishing licenses are not required when fishing in the park. 
  • Caves can only be accessed by guided cave tours, which must be reserved in advance.
  • There is limited to no cell phone coverage inside the park, but WiFi is available at the gift shop.

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