Recreation

Historic Hancock Springs Free Flow Pool, which was constructed in 1911, is still open to the public.

 Season opens June 7, 2012: 

Thursday thru Saturday 12:00 noon - 7:00pm

Sunday 1:00pm - 6:00pm.

Hancock Park Highway 281 S. 

Admission adults $3.50   children/seniors $2.50

Hanna Springs Swimming Pool  501 E. North Ave

Season Opens June 5, 2012:

Tuesday thru Saturday  12 pm to 7 pm 

Sundays 1 pm to 6 pm. 

Admission adults $3.50  children/senior $2.50

Hancock Park Golf Course  700 Naruna Rd 556-3202

See www.cityoflampasas.com for 2 for 1 weekday coupon

Gourman Falls Tours at Colorado State Park

Participants will caravan from headquarters to the Gorman area of the park and then hike to below the fallas. From the trail head, it's a one-and-a-half mile round trip over beautiful hill-country terrain.

Schedule

10 am and 2 pm Saturday, and 10 am Sunday, year-round, weather permitting.

Location

Colorado State Bend Park is located on the Colorado River approximately 10 miles above Lake Buchanan. Paved access is available to Bend from US Highway 281 and US Highway 183 at Lampasas, or US Highway 190 at San Saba, both via FM 580. From Bend there are 10 miles of unpaved road to park headquarters.

Tour Fee

$2 per adult, 6 through 12 years of age $1, under 6 years free. Park entrance and activity fee may apply. Reservations are not required. Special tours can be arranged by calling park headquarters at 915/628-3240.

Note: Substantial footwear with rubber soles is recommended. No pets allowed on tour. No restrooms or drinking water available in Gorman Falls area.

Wild Cave Tours (Walking & Crawling) at Colorado Bend State Park

Discover what speleologists (cavers) experience while exploring the underground world. The crawling tour takes you througth several relatively small and progressively more difficult caves. The walking tour takes you through Gorman Cave.

Schedule

Walking tour Sat/Sun 9:15am Resource and weather permitting
Crawling tours Saturdays 1:30pm Resource and weather permitting

Location

Colorado State Bend Park is located on the Colorado River approximately 10 miles above Lake Buchanan. Paved access is available to Bend from US Highway 281 and US Highway 183 at Lampasas, or US Highway 190 at San Saba, both via FM 580. From Bend there are 10 miles of unpaved road to park headquarters.

Registration

Reservations are highly recommended. Reservation deposits required.

Walking tour $10/per person maximum 10 people
crawling $15/per person maximum 10 people

Equipment

Mandatory:

  • Hard hat (provided)
  • Flashlight (provide your own, or purchase at HQ)
  • Old clothes and substantial footware

Suggested for Crawling tours:

  • Strap-on headlight
  • Knee and Elbow pads

Note: No pets allowed on tour or left unattended in park. No water or rest rooms provided on tours.

For more information please visit: Texas Parks & Wildlife or the Lower Colorado River Authority.

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