Colorado River

1062 Thousand Trails Ln.
Columbus, TX 78934

Ranger Station: (979) 732-8229

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General Delivery, Columbus, TX 78934.

This preserve lies among green fields and pecan groves along the shores of the Colorado River, midway between Houston and San Antonio. Abundant wildlife, including deer and armadillo, can be seen throughout the campground. Hiking, canoeing and fishing are popular activities.


Campsites: 60 full hookups, 34 power and water only, 32 vacation lease & 55+ units.

Member Amenities

Activity center, basketball court, boat launch, cabana, chapel, extended vacation sites, game room, horseshoe pits, hot tub, laundry facilities, mini-golf, pickleball court, river, RV storage, shuffleboard, swimming pool, trading post, volleyball court, Wi-Fi access.

Points of Interest

  • Colorado River, on the preserve
  • Ford Opera House, 5 miles
  • Fayette Lake, 15 miles
  • Stanzel Model Airplane Museum, 25 miles
  • Painted Churches tour, 25 miles
  • Monument Hill and Kreische Brewery, 25 miles
  • Blue Bell Creameries, 40 miles
  • Brenham Brewery, 40 miles
  • Brenham Heritage Museum, 40 miles
  • Somerville Lake, 40 miles
  • Monastery of St. Clare Miniature Horse Farm, 40 miles
  • Texas Baptist Historical Center Museum, 40 miles
  • Burton Cotton Gin and Museum, 45 miles
  • Chappell Hill Historic Museum, 50 miles
  • Katy Mills Mall, 55 miles
  • Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historical Park, 55 miles
  • Barrington Living History Farm
  • Star of the Republic Museum
  • Forbidden Gardens, 55 miles
  • Traders Village flea market, 60 miles
  • Antique Rose Emporium, 60 miles


GPS Coordinates: N 29° 44' 08.68" W 96° 36' 28.38"; elevation is 206 feet.

From Houston: Take I-10 west just past Columbus to exit 695, go right on Texas 71 for four miles to FM 1890, turn left and go one mile to the preserve entrance on the left.

From San Antonio: Take I-10 east just past Columbus to Exit 696. Go on Business 71 through Columbus until Business 71 intersects with Hwy. 71 (3.5 miles NW of town). Turn right and head west one mile on Hwy. 71 to FM 1890. Turn left and proceed one mile to preserve entrance on the left.

From Austin: Take Hwy. 71 east to FM 1890. (If you reach Business Hwy. 71/Columbus Exit, you’ve gone too far.) Turn right on FM 1890 and proceed one mile to the preserve entrance on the left.