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Lake Colorado City State Park

Colorado City, Texas


4582 FM 2836
Colorado City, Texas 79512
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Sites: 128
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 32.32174
Longitude: -100.93320

Elevation: 2123' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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22 Reviews

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Review Count: 57
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

This park has large spaces and although its showing its age, everything worked fine and we were one of only a few campers in the park. Verizon and ATT both worked well. There is a hiking path that we took advantage of as well. It was only about 5 miles from the main interstate so it worked fine as an overnight spot. We elected to pay $2 extra for a pull thru so we didnt have to disconnect. The site was long enough and reasonably level. The campground roads we open and easy to navigate. We camped at Lake Colorado City State Park in a Truck Camper.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
37
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my truck camper and travel trailer (plenty of space)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

This is a decent state park located an hour west of Abilene. It's an older park that was probably once well used, but now is reminiscent of a ghost town. Lake Colorado City is very low due to years of drought and has suffered with severe golden algae blooms which have killed the fish, and therefore has not been restocked. There is no access to the water except at the boat ramp and fishing dock. There are 125 water/electric sites (no sewer) spread out over three camping loops (78 sites have 50 amp hookup). Currently, you can only reserve a spot in one of the loops but beginning in December you will be able to reserve a specific site. We stayed in site 45, a pull through with nice water views in the Rolling Hills loop. There are only 8 pull throughs in this loop, and the remaining sites are back-ins but all are quite spacious. Each site has a covered concrete patio and picnic table which provides much needed shade. There is also a fire ring at each site (although ours wasn't cleaned before we arrived). Sites seem to be fairly level (you may need a leveling block or two) and are comprised of an asphalt/gravel mix. Interior roads are good and easy to navigate. Double dump station easily accessed from both directions. Park terrain is very dry, with lots of prickly pear cactus and mesquite trees. We saw lots of rabbits and prairie dogs. Bathroom/shower area was dated but fairly clean and consisted of three toilets and two showers per gender. Verizon signal was good, but no usable OTA channels. No laundry facilities either. Good signage to the park. Park was very quiet and peaceful, with only a handful of other campers during our stay. The park gate closes at 7 and they give you a code to get in, but the other side of the building is not gated at all. Overall, we liked this park and it's great for an overnight stop. Be aware that there is a $4.00 per person per day fee in addition to the camping fees, which for us came to $30.00 per night. We camped at Lake Colorado City State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
45
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Nearest grocery store is Loews Market 7-8 miles away. Diesel is very high in the area, averaging $3.15 per gallon. We went to Matlock Enterprises and paid $2.86 per gallon (they also refill propane). There's nothing to do in the area, and the town itself is pretty run down.

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Review Count: 62
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

This campground is remote, quiet and very pleasant. Lots of cactus, mesquite, cedar and rabbits. Dark nights make for excellent star gazing. Lake level was somewhat low. No boating or fishing was observed during our stay. No WIFI. If the Sisters on the Fly hadn't taken up an entire loop and part of ours, the whole park would have been nearly vacant. Our site was fairly level, hookups were convenient. We would stay here again when in the area. We camped at Lake Colorado City State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

We were one of two campers that evening. Enjoyed seeing large covey of quail in our campsite. We camped at Lake Colorado City State Park in a Truck Camper.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
20
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my truck camper and a trailer too
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Good overnight stopping place. Quiet, only one other camper there.

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Review Count: 140
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 31

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

Nice state park, with very roomy sites. I disagree with the earlier review claiming sites 13-19 are level, as I was at 13 and it was not particularly level. With that being said, most of the sites aren't too far off level anyway. The wifi was broken due to a recent storm, with no plans to fix it. Despite being there on a beautiful weekend in April, I had the park almost to myself. Had a great stay, although pricewise, Texas parks aren't exactly a bargain. We camped at Lake Colorado City State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Awesome park with plenty of room around the campsite. It is one of the nicer parks we've been to. Lot spacing is spacious with some shade. Site surface is gravel and features a fire ring and picnic table. We camped at Lake Colorado City State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
37
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Sites 13-19 are level. Ask at registration - they have a cheat sheet showing which sites are level. Sites are wide open, mesquite trees don't provide much shade, but picnic tables are covered with a shelter. Free park WiFi works, but is very slow. Restrooms were not very clean. Very quiet here, a nice setting with the lake, trees and prickly pear cactus. A few short hiking trails go around the lakeshore. Lake was very low when we visited; only kayaking was allowed. Very windy during our stay - which is probably typical for the area. We camped at Lake Colorado City State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
19
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

There is a grocery store in downtown Colorado City, about 6 miles away.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Colorado City State Park Staff and Rangers are very friendly and accommodating. We strolled in, no reservation and picked #13 , (water & 30 amp electric hook ups) due to it being closest to trail leading down to lake, but changed our mind once we drove in to the park, I called Office and decided to change our spot to #17 where we had a beautiful view of the lake and its deep blue water. No problem! Ranger brought us our new tickets in like 15 mins to our new designated spot. Nice breeze and view, shady in picnic/patio area, fire pit in each spot. WiFi is available, slow signal in our area, middle section might have stronger signal due to that's where we were told tower was, near the restroom in middle camping area. Cactus and mesquite galore in hiking trails, be sure to wear jeans.

Fishing piers are closed, due to low water level, but you can fish off of shoreline. We were informed there was good fishing by the cabin areas, where larger rocks lead down to the waters edge.

This place was clean and quiet and comfortable. Bathrooms although a bit outdated were tidy & clean, when we first arrived there were no soap dispensers, which was quickly resolved (we didn't complain) that same day with brand new ones

in both men/women's restrooms, only complaint was that showers didn't have a curtains. We didn't mind since our Camper is equipped anyways. There were plenty of campers through out park, but you wouldn't know it since it's so spacious. Dump station on our way out made it super easy to clean our tanks before leaving.

If you're looking for quiet relaxation with beautiful scenery, hiking trails and moonlight sky, then this is place for you. We camped at Lake Colorado City State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
17
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Colorado City, about 6-7 miles away, to grab some much needed supplies at the Higginbotham Hardware Store in town and groceries at the Fuller Thriftway and the Family Dollar across the street from Grocery Store. Cactus and mesquite galore in hiking trails, be sure to wear jeans.

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Review Count: 52
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed for a week in a back-in site so our rate was good, you pay a premium for a pull-thru. The sites are spaced wide apart but not a lot of shrubs to help provide privacy. We got a site in Mesquite Circle and half the nights we were the only ones in sight. Not much shade to speak of either since the trees don't grow tall enough to provide any. We had a few gusty days, but the trees helped block the wind. Being here in the spring, the cacti have pretty yellow & pink flowers blooming, African daisies, and many other wildflowers are in bloom everywhere. The bath houses on the other hand are a different story. Dead bugs litter the floor everywhere, I can tell it hasn't been cleaned in weeks. There is no shower curtain or privacy door to speak of, just 2 open stalls. We work online so Verizon coverage is our key item to review, and I'm glad to report LTE data coverage gets 2-3 bars on our Mifi. We camped at Lake Colorado City State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Mesquite Circle 23
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

The town of Colorado City is 7 miles from the park. There is a grocery store, gas stations, and a couple fast food places (Sonic, Dairy Queen). We couldn't get any TV channels OTA, so we used Redbox for entertainment. There are 3 Rexbox kiosks in town.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

This was our second stay in this park. It's such a pretty setting. Almost no one else was there. We felt very safe. We paid $2 extra per night for a pull-through. Sites have water and electricity but no sewer. No wifi but our Verizon hotspot worked well. We camped at Lake Colorado City State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
45
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Not much to do in Colorado City, a sleepy little town...

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

A great state park gem that has been abandoned by the local since the lake is drought stricken. If your idea of a relaxing time is no crowds, open spaces to let the kids roam while you read your book, this state park is for you. You can tell it had its heyday when the lake was accessible, but don't let that keep you away. We were glad to stumble upon it by accident and are already planning our return trip. We camped at Lake Colorado City State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

We stopped in here on our way to Ruidoso NM and it's pretty much like I remembered it, dry and desolate. I really wonder why the state keeps this park open, we arrived on Saturday afternoon and there were 2 other campers in the entire park. I guess the lake being so low is keeping people away. Anyway, the site we got did have a fairly large tree on it, the staff said it was the most popular site. The sites are spread way out, ours was a pull through (#49) and fairly level side to side. Electric and water were fine. We scoped out the bathrooms and showers: they were spotless as usual. Park is very quiet. Not bad for a stopover, but it's about 6 or 7 miles off of I-20. We'll probably stay here again. We camped at Lake Colorado City State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

The rangers at this park are very friendly and helpful. We practically had the whole place to our self due to the fact that the lake is so low because of the drought in the area. The area is typical west Texas with mesquite trees and scrub brush. The sites with water and electric hook up are easy to get to, as is the dump station. This would be a great place to use for family reunions because it has such wide open spaces and the day areas are not fully utilized. It was very peacefully and a great place to get away from it all. I will definitely return. We camped at Lake Colorado City State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

Rude, lazy, and unhelpful staff. Unlevel pull through sites. Even when park has 5% occupancy, the staff assigned the campsite right next to others. Grounds are covered in cactus and prickly plants so pets can only walk on asphalt road. Dangerous low weight limit bridge from I-20 south to park on west side of the lake. I recommend accessing park from east side of the lake even though staff gave west side directions, if you must stay here. Wi-Fi never worked. No ice available to purchase from ice machine at the office. We camped at Lake Colorado City State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

Park managed well. Restrooms not up to very high standard. Was told and saw review comment that there was Wi-fi, but there was none. People in office were no help and just said maybe we just weren't in a good spot. Our "pull through" site was not very level and more of a driveway. Park completely empty but all five occupants were placed very near each other and could have been spaced much farther apart. We would not stay there again. We camped at Lake Colorado City State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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