Lake Colorado City State Park RV & Campground Guide

Texas

Located approximately 11 miles southwest of Colorado City and 77 miles south of Abilene and Midland, Texas, Lake Colorado City State Park is the definition of “getting away from it all.” The quiet park offers gently rolling hills and a landscape of cacti and trees like juniper and mesquite. Its real attraction is the Lake Colorado City reservoir, an impoundment of Morgan Creek filled with recreational fish. It may be quiet here, but there is plenty to do, including everything from swimming, boating, and fishing on Lake Colorado to hiking trails like the Cactus Cut Trail and the Roadrunner Loop Trail. The weather in Colorado City offers cool relief from the Texas desert, but it still gets quite warm during the summer months.

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Weather
Spring 57-86 F
Summer 66-92 F
Fall 38-68 F
Winter 32-64 F
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Nearby Cities
Colorado City, TX
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Lake Colorado City State Park

Renting an RV enables you to visit the adventurous spots off the beaten path without giving up the nicer things in life, such as a comfortable bed and eating area. You can rent the right size of RV close to the state park through RVshare and spend your time enjoying the park rather than spending hours or days on the road getting to your destination.

Lake Colorado City State Park Campground

It just so happens that this park is an RV renter's dream location because RV sites are inside the campground. The RV campsite rates are very reasonable, ranging from $15-$22 per night. The number of people allowed per site is limited to eight. Amenities at the campground include:

• Electricity (except for ones with water only)

• Water

• Fire ring with grill

• Shade shelter

• Restrooms

• Showers

Colorado City RV Park

Colorado City RV Park is located on the southern edge of Colorado City and is particularly appealing to people who are traveling and want to stop to visit Lake Colorado City State Park. Since it’s outside Colorado City, it’s near gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants. The RV park is located near Highway 163 and minutes away from Interstate 20 when it’s time to move on. The park charges $45 for an overnight stay. The park is loaded with amenities that include:

• 30- and 50-amp hookups

• Hot showers

• Restrooms

• Laundry rooms with washers and dryers

• Free Wi-Fi

• Grilling area

Adams Street RV Park

Adams Street RV Park is a simple little park with 16 sites. Located off Highway 163, it’s only five minutes from Colorado City and one hour east of Midland. This RV park caters to people who want to visit for weeks or months for leisure or work purposes. With a $300 monthly rate, the park is very affordable. Amenities include:

• 16 30/50-amp full hookup sites

• Separately metered spaces

• 6-foot privacy fence

• City water 

• City sewage

• Garbage collection via a dumpster

RV Rentals Near Lake Colorado City State Park

Nearby RV Rentals

Restaurants

What to Do at
Lake Colorado City State Park

Inside Lake Colorado City State Park

There is a bit of Texas paradise found in Lake Colorado City State Park with its 500 acres of park, 5 miles of shoreline, and a glittering reservoir lake. Colorado Lake is the jewel of the park. Outdoor enthusiasts can go swimming, water skiing, jet skiing, and boating. In fact, you can rent kayaks at the park or drop a line in Lake Colorado and test your skills at catching channel catfish, sunfish, and largemouth bass. You don’t need a boat to enjoy fishing because there is a fishing pier and fishing barge available. Other fun activities to enjoy include hiking and bird-watching. 

Outside Lake Colorado City State Park

When the hiking is done, a dozen birds spotted, and the fishing is counted as a success, there is plenty more to do within a short drive. Colorado City is only 11 miles from the park while Abilene is 78 miles away heading east and Midland is 79 miles heading west. 

Restaurants

Kelley Café

A large menu offers everything from sandwiches to full dinner meals, and all are prepared in traditional ways. The cheesecake is classic, the chicken-fried steak is made from scratch, and the fried green tomatoes are authentic. 

Type: Casual American dining

Location: 1426 Walnut, Colorado City, TX 79512

Hidalgo Restaurant

This is a small family-owned restaurant that specializes in hot home-cooked meals with authentic family recipes. Fans of the restaurant say that you’ll find hot plates, good flavor, and friendly service.

Type: Mexican

Location: 1336 Westpoint Avenue, Colorado City, TX 79512

Buck’s Steaks & Bar-B-Que

Not in the mood for Mexican food? How about a big juicy rib-eye steak or some mesquite-smoked barbecue? This no-frills place is where you just enjoy yourself and pretend life in the Old West hasn’t really changed that much.

Type: BBQ

Location: 103 SW Georgia Ave, Sweetwater, TX 79556

Heff’s Burgers

This restaurant advertises legendary Texas burgers made with meat that is never frozen. The potatoes are cut fresh for each order, and you must try the Heff’s sauce because it works on burgers and fries.

Type: American

Location: 1806 Dent Street, Sweetwater, TX 79556

Clear Springs Restaurant

For something different and a change of scenery, check out this restaurant serving fried catfish, thick-cut steaks, and Key lime pie that melts in the mouth. After 30 years in business, they can’t be lying when they claim that they serve world-famous onion rings.

Type: American

Location: 5707 Andrews Highway, Midland, TX 79706

Shopping

Higginbotham Brothers

Need some blades sharpened, a power tool, automotive supplies, or hardware? This is the store for you.

Location: 1210 East Broadway, Sweetwater, TX 79556

Woods Boots

You might discover that you need a new pair of Texas boots after tromping on the park trails. This store offers "Texas-tough" shoes and boots for men, women, and children in every style imaginable. 

Location: 891 East Interstate 20, Colorado City, TX 79512

Somethin' Girlie

Cowgirls can show their style wearing the dresses, shoes, tops, and tees sold at this shop. It offers big-city fashion in downtown Colorado City.

Location: 129 E 2nd, Colorado City, TX 79512

The Flower Box & Gifts

You may be temporarily living in an RV rental, but you still need to honor birthdays, anniversaries, and other special events. This shop sells flower arrangements, gourmet baskets, and candy bouquets, making gift-giving a snap.

Location: 211 Oak St, Sweetwater, TX 79556

Gypsy Jangle

There is a wealth of fun and unique products in this store, including accessories, purses, dresses, bottoms, rompers, and jewelry. Some are made in Southwest patterns and colors, but everything is a burst of colors. 

Location: 205 Oak Street, Sweetwater, TX 79556

Sightseeing

Heart of West Texas Museum

The Heart of West Texas Museum preserves and documents the history of Mitchell County and West Texas. It is filled with artifacts, Lake Champion mammoth fossils, cowboy displays, a branding wall, ranch exhibits, a Chief Lone Wolf exhibit, period furniture, and even a Missouri & Pacific 13560 caboose. It’s a great way to step back in time and get a real feel for the Old West lifestyle. 

Location: 340 E. 3rd St, Colorado City, TX 79512

Lake Champion Fisher Park

Lake Champion Fisher Park is a recreation area offering some mighty fine largemouth bass fishing, a boat dock and ramp, picnic area, and a campground. Lake Champion is an oasis in the Texas landscape with its 1,577 acres of surface area.

Location: 7134 W CR 123, Colorado City, TX 79512

National WASP WWII Museum

The museum is dedicated to chronicling the story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP). They were the first women to fly U.S. military aircraft, proving their skills and nettle during World War II. It has rare artifacts like original training aircraft and lots of rare photographs and personal items.

Location: 210 Avenger Field Rd, Sweetwater, TX 79556

Frontier Texas!

This is a museum that delights people fascinated with the settlement of the West. It brings the frontier to life through exhibits and videos covering everything from cowboys and longhorns to the Comanche Empire to life on frontier settlements. 

Location: 625 N 1st St, Abilene, TX 79601

I20 Wildlife Preserve

The 100-acre riparian forest is an ecotourism destination dedicated to conservation and restoration of Midland’s urban playa. It has almost 700 species of birds, reptiles, butterflies, and mammals along with almost 400 species of plants. It also has an 86-acre urban playa lake that showcases a type of wetland. 

Location: 2201 S. Midland Drive, Midland, TX 79703

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How to Get to
Lake Colorado City State Park

The park is located approximately 11 miles from Colorado City. Take I-20 from Colorado City and turn onto FM 2836 until you reach the park. 

Entering Lake Colorado City State Park

The park is open seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Reservations can be made online. 

Single adult : $4

Daily

Group of adults : $2

Per Adult (Daily)

Children 12 years and under : $0

Lake Colorado City State Park is a great place to relax and leave the world behind for an overnight stay or a longer visit. If you've visited or you plan to visit the park, don't forget to post about your trip on social media and tag RVshare. The site would love to hear about your adventures. You can also send your memories to [email protected]