The Best in Tent Camping: Texas
by Wendel Withrow (Menasha Ridge Press)
© Wendel Withrow/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.
I read these reviews before I went and what was so true is that if you go during the week, YOU WILL HAVE THE WHOLE PARK TO YOURSELF. What a treat! I took my two boys and just me primitive camping. Deer were everywhere. Due to the drought, the water was way down but you could see the fish swimming in the water. Take your fishing polls.
Make sure to go down the trail "Spicewood Springs". Be smart and watch the underbush for snakes. I finally got in the water and as I moved around to where the boys were, I saw this HUGE COILED UP SNAKE under the area where I just entered the water. It was a viper - mocissan watching the boys swim for an hour. Please just leave them alone and go on your way.
Most of all, PLEASE DON'T LEAVE YOUR TRASH. I found dirty diapers, water bottles, food wrappers, etc. Respect the environment and others that will soon share this place with you. Take your trash with you!!!!!!! I collected a lot of trash sitting around and left it for the park ranger. They should have trash can out there though.
Now, we saved Gorman Falls for last. After hiking 8 miles in the heat (over 100), I was saying to myself, "This better be worth it.". After a mile, I'm thinking, "No way are there waterfalls anywhere nearby. This must be a joke.". No joke!!!!!! Check out the picture I saved with the rainbow. AMAZING and the water taste so good. PLEASE DO NOT SNEAK in to the off limits area. It will destroy everything. Go around and down toward the river and you will find the water that pours in to it. There, fill up your water bottles with the best coldest spring water ever. What a wonderful place to visit and spend with my boys making memories that will last a lifetime. Please share your pictures if you happen to go. You won't regret it!!!!!!
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