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
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Potable water available
Picnic table available


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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
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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.
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April 8th, 2019
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May 22nd, 2017
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February 19th, 2017
Colorado Bend State Park
United States
Phone Number
(325) 628-3240
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31.047° N, 98.516° W
Tent Only - Hike In: 1 Site
(Up to 4 people per site)

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