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Lampasas, Texas: Gateway to the Outdoor Beauty of the Hill Country

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Originally settled in 1850, Lampasas serves as the gateway to our beautiful Hill Country with an abundance of outdoor activity options to keep you entertained all year long. Eat, play, and stay as you uncover the many attributes this gem of a town has to offer in outdoor recreations such as hiking, camping, sight-seeing and more!

1. Colorado Bend State Park

Colorado State Park

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Colorado Bend State Park is your one-stop shop for the great outdoorsman in your life. With a plentitude of camping and hiking options. “Hikers and backpackers enjoy the park’s 25.5 miles of trails, most of which are open to mountain bikers as well,” shares lampasas.org. One of the crown jewels of the area is Gorman Falls; “now accessible to the public for day use activities via a 3-mile round trip hike,” shares its website. 150 wild caves are also at your disposal to explore and uncover the mysteries that lie within them.

2. Hancock Springs Free Flow Pool- the oldest in the state!

Hancock Springs

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No visit is complete without a stop by Lampasas Hancock Springs. Once “touted for their healing properties,” according to its website, the Hancock Springs was “the main attraction for visitors to Lampasas in the latter part of the nineteenth century.” It is the only sulfur springs pool still available to the public. In the mood for a moonlight swim? This is the place to create those lasting memories as you stroll or enjoy live music and great food on designated evenings in the summer months.

3. Cooper Spring Nature Park

Cooper Springs

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In the mood for a little nature hike as you take in the beauty of 16-acres that are dedicated to wildlife preservation? Cooper Spring Nature Park is a great place to relax and unwind. Walk through its beautiful space surrounded by butterflies, birds, and tranquility at its best.

The park was developed to protect the diverse native plants and wildlife known to the historic springs, creeks, and uplands around Lampasas, all for “the benefit of the City’s residents and visitors,” shares its Facebook page. Lampasas showcases nature at its best with an impressive display of wildlife. You will take away lifelong memories as you walk down these picturesque trails.