Hidden away in the Hill Country along the Colorado River are over 5,300 acres of caves, canyonlands, water falls, and hilltop overlooks that take your breath away.Visitors enjoy camping, hiking, biking, canoeing, picnicking, kayaking, fishing, bird-watching, tours and swimming. Colorado Bend State Park is located in San Saba County seven miles from Bend, Texas. The staff at the CBSP are trained to supervise, take care of the park acreage, assist visitors, conduct tours, and office/grounds work in general. In addition to the duties listed above, they have staff that have been trained in the important task of fire fighting, Kevin Ferguson and Zane McGehee are employed at CBSP and were trained at the Interagency Wildland Fire Academy, in Bastrop, Texas. On Labor Day weekend one year ago, Kevin and Zane assisted in fighting the wildfire at the Bastrop State Park that ravaged 90% of the state park acreage. The fire was caused by a decayed tree falling on a transformer outside the state park. The two firefighters were at Bastrop fighting the fire for seven days. All major buildings and historic structures were saved. Zane also assisted fighting a fire in April at the Possum Kingdom Lake State Park region for six days. Kevin assisted fighting the fire that threatend the state park near Junction, Texas in June at the Oasis Pipeline Fire.Kevin and Zane were recognized by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and presented a plaque and certificate for being part of the outstanding Fire Team. Zane lives in east San Saba County with his wife Stephanie and son Triston, age 12. He is the son of Roger and Glenda McGehee. Kevin resides at CBSP on the five days a week he is employed at the park and then two days in Austin with his wife Holly and son Townes, a six year old. During this interview on Friday, September 31st, there were indications of a full park and activities with the Labor Day weekend. A Burn Ban is in effect for San Saba County at the present time. At the CBSP there is designated fire areas and two levels posted for outside cooking. The 1st level is No Campfires; 2nd level - no open flames. Park officials will be enforcing these rules to protect and prevent wildfires. The Friends of Colorado Bend State Park need volunteers, stewards and supporters. Get involved: www.friendsofcoloradobend.com. Hours, activities and reservations: www.texasstateparks.org or telephone reservations: 512-389-8900.