Activities Available:Birding and Bat Watching, Cabins and Other Lodgings, Camping, Fishing, Kayak Trails, Pet Friendly, Swimming Holes
Known primarily for white bass fishing in March and April, this privately owned ranch offers some really good primitive camping sites with shade, swimming, tubing and birding opportunities on two miles of river frontage on this underappreciated portion of the Colorado River located south of Bend. This area is not nearly as crowded as the lower Guadalupe and Frio Rivers and it is a beautiful place to do some primitive camping, but you should know that these are undeveloped sites so you will need to bring tables, chairs, water, lanterns and everything else needed for your trip. There is, however, a small store onsite that carries most of the essentials in case you forget to pack something. There also is a really nice cliff located on the other side of the primitive campground area that will provide great photo opportunities late in the afternoon. The area around that cliff is an excellent wading and lawn chair farm location and there are some inviting pools at other locations on the river available for swimming when the water is up. Restrooms and showers are located near the office. Cabins and RV sites also are available at this camp, but they are located upstream of the campground area. From Lampasas, take FM 580 west 24 miles to Bend. In Bend, take a left at the “T” and follow the signs to Sulphur Springs Camp. This also is a good place to put in kayaks for a trip to Colorado Bend State Park (~6 miles) where you can see Gorman Falls. Be sure to contact onwers to discuss put in and take out points and fees before hauling the boats all the way up here. Also, camping is not available all year long so be sure to contact them to check on availability. Pets are ok on a leash.