Bend Bass LbNA # 29443
|Placed Date||Mar 13 2007|
Colorado Bend State Park is 5328.3 acres of beautiful canyon land that borders the majestic Colorado River. You can find primitive camping, hiking, swimming, mountain biking, birding, cave tours, and waterfall tours here, not to mention the sensational fishing during the yearly spring bass run. The park is west of Lampasas, southeast of San Saba. From the intersection of US Highways 281 and 183 in Lampasas, take FM 580 west 24 miles to Bend and follow the signs 4 miles to the park entrance. From San Saba, take US Highway 190 about 4 miles to FM 580 and follow the signs 13 miles to Bend; follow the signs 4 miles to the park entrance (2 miles of dirt road). The headquarters and main camping are 6 miles past the entrance on the dirt road (unmarked County Road 442). (Access road subject to flooding.) Note: No Gasoline Service in Bend.
The Bend Bass Box is located along Spicewood Springs Trail, which is in the main campground at Colorado Bend State Park. Beginning at the Spicewood Springs Trail sign, go about 147 paces. You will see a huge cottonwood tree standing alone on the left side of the trail. Go to the base of this tree and locate a large rock. The Bend Bass is snuggled in tight against the tree trunk, so you will have to move the large rock to get to him. Please replace him well behind the large rock so he won't swim away during a heavy rain.