Bend, Texas is an unincorporated community in San Saba and Lampasas counties. The area was settled in the mid 19th century. The community originally took the name Schleicher’s Bend in 1854, named after Gustav Schleicher. Then, in 1856, the name was changed to McAnnelly’s Bend, named after a landowner’s daughter. The community was split between the two sides of the river: the Lampasas side and the San Saba side. The San Saba side of the Colorado River applied for a post office with the names Bend and Little Breeches. The post office was opened in 1879 as the Bend Post Office, giving the community the name Bend.
Sulphur Springs Camp is a great location to enjoy the great outdoors in Texas Hill Country. Their main attraction is fishing. The Colorado River provides all types of fish including Catfish, Carp, Crappie, Perch, Flathead, Stripers, Buffalo, Perch, Gar, sand bass, and white bass. There area is also extremely abundant in wildlife from deer and turkey to squirrels and raccoons. For individuals that do not enjoy fishing, the camp also offers swimming, bird watching, volleyball, inner tubing, and white water canoeing.
Outdoor recreation is huge in the Texas Hill Country. Bend is home to the Colorado Bend State Park where visitors can hike, kayak, fish, and bike. Gorman Falls is a 65 foot waterfall, located in the park. Visitors will agree that Gorman Falls is a must-see when visiting Bend, Texas. The falls are absolutely beautiful and will surpass all your expectations.