Description

Brush up on your constellations before venturing out to this primitive four-person camp! Windmill Back Pack Campground is just far enough from civilization (potable water, toilets, people, light) at .9 miles from facilities, but is close enough that a trek for fresh water in the morning will be the perfect way to warm up your hiking legs. Though fires aren’t permitted here (containerized fuel stoves are allowed), the stars will make a great substitute, don’t ya think? Spend a few days at this camp, and you’ll be singing songs of sweet, sweet solitude.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Hike in
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking

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

Fishing

Anglers will find some of the best bass fishing in Central Texas at Colorado Bend State Park. The best time to come is in early...Read more

Hiking

Hiking at Colorado Bend State Park is something special. 32 miles of trails make up the park; try the Spicewood Springs or Gorm...Read more

Paddling

Paddling down the Colorado River by kayak or canoe is a great way to explore the beautiful canyons of Colorado Bend State Park....Read more

Swimming

Spicewood Springs in Colorado Bend State Park has a reputation for being some of the best swimming holes in the Hill Country. T...Read more

Wildlife watching

Colorado Bend State Park has a lot to offer for the bird watching enthusiast. The golden-cheeked warbler, black-capped vireo an...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Windmill Back Pack Campground.

Beach
Cave
Lake
River, stream or ...
Swimming hole
Waterfall
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Hipcamper Dave
Dave D.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 3rd, 2017

This is a good place to camp and great for first time backpackers. We were here in early April.
Pets are allowed
Fires are not permitted
No potable water or toilets
No picnic tables
Hipcamp you may want to adjust the website

Yes there is a windmill here.Open fields and old oak tree clustersLots of grass, logs, and star filled skies at nightThe trail is about 1.1 miles of easy hiking
Hipcamper David
David W.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 8th, 2019

Sites 1, 5, and 7 have the most privacy, with long trails leading off the path to more remote sites (stay with the paths to their end - you'll be glad you did). Site 4 also has a long winding path, but strangely winds up near Site 8 and not far from the trail.
Site 3 is picturesque, under a large single oak close to the trail. Sites 2, 6 and 8 are also just off the trail but with decent surrounding trees for hammocks.
The Windmill trail is an easy path, so for a more challenging hike you can do some of the trails on the East side of the park and take the Gorman-Windmill connection trail over.

Hipcamper David W.
recommends this listing.
April 8th, 2019
Hipcamper Cameron F.
recommends this listing.
May 22nd, 2017
Hipcamper R N.
recommends this listing.
February 19th, 2017
Park
Colorado Bend State Park
State
Texas
Phone Number
(325) 628-3240
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
31.047° N, 98.516° W
$7/night
Tent Only - Hike In: 1 Site
(Up to 4 people per site)