Camping at Colorado Bend State Park

Last month, we decided to explore a new {to us} state park called Colorado Bend State Park.  Since it was about an hour and a half drive outside of Austin, we decided to camp there for the weekend with our friends.  The campground was semi-primitive, meaning that there are no spots cleared, no bathrooms, no electric or water hook-ups.  You simply find a clearing in the forest, and set up!  However, unlike our previous experience camping in the Texas Hill Country, we didn't have to hike to our site - we were able to drive our truck right there.  Which means we DIDN'T have to hike with all of our gear.  Which means we could bring all of the food {+ wine} and supplies that we wanted.  Which was great! 

It was a very scenic campground, with all of the areas to set up your site situated right along the Colorado River. We had absolutely gorgeous weather, and did some really nice hiking through the state park while we were there. 

One of the highlights of our hiking was Gorman Falls, a magical little moss-covered waterfall.  Had it been a little hotter outside, I think it would have been a great spot for a dip. 
After the falls, we continued down one of the hiking paths, only to have it kind of end.  After realizing we were no longer on one of the trails, the guys, ever the adventurers, decided that we should forge ahead and make our own trail.  It was an interesting route through thickly wooded areas, and at one point, our "trail" was an old, dried-up river bed where we were climbing over large river boulders that had once been covered by water.  We did make it back to the main trail eventually, and we only had to hop one barbed wire fence, and avoid getting bit by one rattle snake to do it!  Success!

Our dinner, the campfire the guys built us, and the starry sky were a perfect end to the day of adventure. 
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