TPWD schedules tours of Colorado Bend Park

Texas Parks and Wilidlife is inviting Texans to celebrate Earth Day 2003 at Colorado Bend State Park. The date is Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Located on the Colorado River near Bend in San Saba County, the park will feature self-guided tours to Gorman Springs. “Gorman Springs is only open to the public twice each year,” said park manager Cory Evans. “We will have fly fishing demonstrations and wild cave tours of the Gorman Cave and other activities like rope climbingand simulated cave crawling.” Birders can enjoy viewing some of 155 species found in the park, including specialties such as golden-cheeked warblers, black-capped vireos and bald eagles. Gorman Falls is located on the western bank of the Colorado River, approximately 10 miles above Lake Buchanan and includes a portion of Gorman Creek which feeds Gorman Falls. Gorman Falls is an impressive, 60-foot-high waterfall. The falls’ travertine formations and associated lush vegetation are very scenic. Small travertine dams have formed quiet pools of clear water which support a variety of aquatic communities. Due to the protection of the fragile environment of the Gorman Falls, the area currently can only be visited through guided tours. The park will be open to the public for a fee of $3 per person ages 13 and over. The tours will cost $4 per person or $2 per child ages 6-12.

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