Brush up on your river songs before you head to this campground, because you’ll be singing its praises at night by the fire! Might we suggest a little “Moon River,” or “Down by the River” to get the weekend started? If you just can’t sleep at night without the sound of a babbling brook, twenty-eight sites are available in Colorado Bend State Park Campground for tent campers on a walk-in basis, and have a picnic table, fire ring, and nearby potable water. The other fifteen sites are ripe for river glamping! Pull up in your rugged ride (up to 30 feet), enjoy all of the same amenities and the rest is history. Back to those river songs though… Which one will be your theme for the weekend?
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
43 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


With 14 miles of biking trails, the majority single-track, Colorado Bend State Park offers something for every skill level.


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Wildlife watching

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Natural features you'll find at Colorado Bend State Park Campground.

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Hipcamper Douglas
Douglas G.
recommends this listing.
April 22nd, 2019

Camp here during the week. Weekends get very crowded. Beautiful campgrounds right on the river.

Hipcamper Erica
Erica E.
recommends this listing.
April 8th, 2018

One of my favorite TX state parks! We camped down by the river, and the sites are roomy. There is a picnic table by each site so you don’t have to carry your camping tables down to the walk-in sites. You park up top by the toilets and walk down to the river sites. There are other walk-in sites that require more of a trek as well as regular campsites. Always full when we visit regardless the season. Fun drive into the park, too! If you have to arrive after 10pm, just call and get the gate code.

Hipcamper Sue
Sue R.
didn't provide a recommendation.
January 15th, 2018

We camped Wind Mill, where the backpack hike in was about 1.25 miles. The terrain hiking in was smooth in some spots and rocky in others. An easy hike in unless you carry a wagon for extra stuff or you have small kids. We saw parents having to carry their wee ones into camp as they arrived. The campsites were spacious and you have privacy. The required burn had just been performed 2 weeks prior, so alot of the ground had been charred over. No water or toilets, so be careful where you squat. The skies were dark, so we saw lots of stars. We had a good time overall.

Hipcamper Courtney
Courtney M.
recommends this listing.
January 6th, 2018

Deer will walk right through camp grounds. Critters at night can be loud. Definitely make the hike to Gorman Falls. Steep climb down and back up, but worth it!

Hipcamper Kelsie
Kelsie L.
recommends this listing.
November 24th, 2017

Lots of little waterfalls all through this state park and the campsites have some trail heads right next to them. Great facilities. Some campsites had covered areas and others didn't so it's something to look out for.

Hipcamper Andy
Andy B.
recommends this listing.
July 7th, 2017

Beautiful waterfalls and hiking, but the best camping is outside of the park, along the river

Hipcamper JB
Jb B.
recommends this listing.
June 7th, 2017

Make sure to have plenty of bug spray!

Hipcamper Cameron
Cameron F.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 22nd, 2017

Colorado Bend is quite possibly one of the most unique and spectacular State Parks in all of Texas. I was shocked when I heard we had waterfalls here! The trail to Gorman Falls is somewhat tough at the end, so be prepared (we went and got rained on, made the end extra tough). Completely worth it, we did the hike twice with camera gear to get photos. I cannot recommend this park enough! Go after a good rain to see the falls really flowing.

Hipcamper Adam
Adam P.
recommends this listing.
April 11th, 2017

No water/electric hookups.

Colorado Bend State Park
United States
Phone Number
(325) 628-3240
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31.025° N, 98.441° W
Tent Only - Hike In: 28 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
Tent / RV / Trailer: 15 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)