The fishing is good at Colorado Bend State Park. Photo at Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

The fishing is good at Colorado Bend State Park. Photo at Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

If you’re looking for a little more "remote" in your camping, hiking or outdoor pursuits, trek over to Colorado Bend State Park. Colorado Bend wraps up a lot of fun within its 5,300 acres including mountain biking and cave exploring.
Located near Bend just west of Lampasas, Colorado Bend State Park includes 15.8 miles of hiking trails and 14 miles of mountain-biking trails. With two primitive backpacking areas, the River Back Pack Area and the Windmill Back Pack Area, you have a choice of where you want to go. 
You can hike to the picturesque Gorman Falls or, if you’re really looking for something exciting, try out a Wild Cave Tour that will have you crawling through some tight spots. But the rewards are worth it.
Or you can just enjoy a nice day of bird-watching or walking the shores of the Colorado River.
The park can be found by going north on U.S. 281 to Lampasas and from the 281 and U.S. 183 intersection, taking FM 580 west 24 miles to Bend. Follow the signs to the park entrance. Go to tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/colorado-bend or call (325) 628-3240. Call (512) 389-8900 for reservations.