Vernon L. Richards Riverbend Park


Plan your perfect getaway at Riverbend Park


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This park is located along the banks of the lower Colorado River on the outskirts of Smithville, and is operated by the City of Smithville.

The park offers a wide variety of recreation facilities, including overnight camp sites, a large pavilion, an indoor meeting facility, RV pads, rest rooms, picnic areas, a playground, potable water and river access.

There is a second access point beneath the double State Highway 71 bridges in the highway right of way. Although neither access point has a boat ramp, both provide pedestrian access and the launching of canoes and light watercraft is permitted.

Our largest park encompassing 50 acres of land. It features a large open area, softball field, volleyball courts, a pavillion, a fenced in area for large events, a large playground, 19 campsite pads with restrooms and showers along with a dump station and a boat ramp.

Riverbend Park now has Wi-Fi.


Operated by the City of Smithville. Call 512-237-3282 for hours and reservations.

Location and Hours

Hours and Contact Info:
Operated by the City of Smithville. Call 512-237-3282 for hours and reservations.


107 Highway 71 West​
Smithville, Texas 78957

​Features & Events

​19 Full hook-up RV sites
​Boat Ramp
Canoe / Kayak Launch Site
Recreation Area
Public Meeting & Events Calendar


Activities & Amenities

Canoe / Kayak Launch SiteFishingGroup Picnic Pavilion - Day Use OnlyMeeting / Conference FacilitiesPicnic Tables and GrillsRest RoomsRV - Dump StationRV - Water and ElectricShowersTent Camping - Water Available
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