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Sparrow Bend River Retreat

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· Pipe Creek, Texas
8 acres
10 sites
2 Glamping
2 Caravan
6 Tent
Sparrow Bend River Retreat is a beautiful 8 acre multi-site vacation rental property with camping, RV sites and 2 vacation homes. With a private 300yard stretch of the crystal-clear, spring fed MEDINA RIVER your party will spend the day exploring its majestic cliffs and coves, paddling/floating the river (tubes and kayaks for rent), splashing in the shallows, playing yard games on the lawn or sunbathing on a massive bolder. Enjoy a delicious and memorable dinner in Lakehills (15min), Bandera (20min) or Boerne (25min). Or stay in and grill out over the fire, or at the provided grill. Camp sites each have a customized picnic table for you convenience. Spend you evening sharing laughs around the provided firepit as you take in the dazzling canopy of stars. (Firewood available for sale) Our family has always dreamed of hosting a place for families and friends to come enjoy nature however we would have never dreamed of finding a property as unique and beautiful as this. A lake when the water is high, a beautiful river when the waters low. All crowned by a majestic limestone bluff, complete with boulders, coves and endless room for adventures. This land was once a part of a wagon trail along the river and, if you're lucky, you can still find arrowheads along the paths. The property is gated with a high privacy fence along the neighboring borders for security.
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Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Climbing
Natural features
Beach
Forest
Lake
River, stream, or creek
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Pipe Creek, Texas, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Angela P.Joined in November 2021
96%
252 Ratings · 192 reviews
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Bre Ann J.recommends
January 31, 2023
Riverfront 4
My husband and I enjoyed our 1 year anniversary here and had the BEST TIME! Angela was quick to respond to our questions and laid out instructions very easily. I love the restroom and show conscience and cleanliness!! The campsites were clean and nothing beat the view! We will definitely we back with our family!
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Kevin R.recommends
January 29, 2023
Forest 1
Forest campsite
Great spot, beautiful scenery, accesible restrooms and showers. I did forest camp sites and did not regret it at all, plenty of flat space for tent set up and great shade
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James C.recommends
January 25, 2023
Slot 2
Exactly as promised!
If you read the reviews on this camp, you'll know exactly what to expect. I did, and I was prepared for a delightful stay. There is a beautiful river, there are deer, and there is a very unique campground for you to park your RV for a night or more. All camps have negatives, and these were discussed in earlier reviews. Ignoring those, you can tell that this owner puts a lot or pride into her place. Unfortunately, I had to depart earlier than planned. The cancellation/early departure disclaimer is accurate, yet Angela accommodated our needs. I'd return in a heartbeat. IMPORTANT: If you're looking to enjoy Medina Lake, know this: THERE IS NO LAKE. It was only at 6 percent full during our January 2023 visit. Just Google "Medina Lake Level" and you'll see that this area attraction is just not there.
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Jordan B.recommends
January 22, 2023
Riverfront 3
Awesome place, great for kids! Hosts were awesome, kind and very helpful! We camped with 3 kids under the age of 6 and felt safe for them to roam around, camp areas are very well Maintained and water is beautiful. We would definitely reccomend to any family looking to get away
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Denise A.recommends
January 22, 2023
Riverfront 1
If you’re looking for a little get away and space to camp this is it. Property is nice and clean. We enjoyed our stay.
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Taryn B.recommends
January 16, 2023
Slot 2
Wonderful campsites!
Beautiful sight down. A secluded road. RV site was wonderful with full hookups and we had direct line of sight to the river. The resort didn't feel packed at all. Even when other campers arrived. There were fire pits and seating at just about every location throughout the park. The river was very clear but due to drought conditions was running a bit low. We will definitely be back in the summer and hopefully we'll be able to kayak and get some fishing in.
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Robert A.recommends
January 12, 2023
Riverfront 3
Rob A
Beautiful view, crystal clear river, quiet and peaceful, plenty of space, very secluded with fire pits and wood onsite. I’m sure on a clear new moon night, the stars would be awesome here.
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Kira G.recommends
January 9, 2023
Riverfront 2
Beautiful property
Angela’s property was beautiful and peaceful. The additional amenities provided(showers, bathrooms, cooking utensils) made our stay that much more enjoyable. The water was crystal clear and the camp sites themselves are well maintained and taken care of! We really enjoyed staying here and would highly recommend if you’re wanting to get away. Only thing I would mention is that Riverfront 1 and Riverfront 2 campsites are pretty close to one another. If you’re looking for more privacy, Riverfront 4 and the two Forest Camps are much more secluded and tucked away! Overall it was great and we really enjoyed our stay!
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Jess P.recommends
January 8, 2023
Riverfront 1
With my pup
Second time here! Water, bathroom and space are awesome! Medina river is clean and enough for my pup to swim! Love it!
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Logan J.recommends
January 7, 2023
Riverfront 3
Couples camping!
Hi! We went camping me and my friends. My friends are Hampton, Emily, Lexi’s and me. We went and hiked on the river bed and looked at the lovely water and views of the cliff! We went tent camping, and we made a fire and cooked steak on the fire.
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Patrick V.recommends
December 30, 2022
Riverfront 4
Winter camping
Great view and very clean property! Great time with kids and dog!
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Kelly B.recommends
December 29, 2022
Slot 2
Awesome fire pit!
Great place with easy hook-ups! It was a short walk to the river. Great fire pit area with picnic table and clean bathroom/ shower area.
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Erin C.recommends
December 27, 2022
Slot 2
Stars, sunrises, and sunsets
Simple spot. Got the job done for our RV one night stay and was easily accessible. Beautiful sunrise and sunset spot and the stars were truly incredible.
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Pipo F.recommends
December 22, 2022
Riverfront 2
Awesome property, maintained really well and peaceful. Had a great time. Would’ve loved to come at a time where the river is higher so there could’ve been some fish, but aside from that had a lovely time.
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Buzzing A.recommends
December 19, 2022
Forest 1
Forest!
It was the best safest, most comfortable first time camping experience! To have restrooms, shower, elcicity available so close by yet the feel of seclusion as of being in the middle of the forest was perfect for a beginner camper experience
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Javier T.recommends
December 4, 2022
Forest 1
Nice quiet and safe campground ! Pretty view and good vibe
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Ruben C.recommends
December 2, 2022
Forest 2
The forest campsite 2 was in a very cool secluded area. Unfortunately when we were out there it was raining almost the whole time. We look forward to camping out there again maybe on a river campsite, in better weather.
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Mauricio M.recommends
November 20, 2022
Riverfront 2
We had an great time. River had amazingly clear water and great views. Site had clean bathrooms available.
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Kenneth G.recommends
November 20, 2022
Cozy Riverfront Cottage
The house was cozy and the access to the lake was amazing!
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Tim P.
November 16, 2022
Slot 2
Overall great area river was crystal clear .. deer were everywhere . Rv sites a little closer then I like . I had an Airbnb on one side and the other was another rv site which I was lucky I didn’t have anyone at the time . Flies were crazy bad .. I believe it is due to dumpster behind the rv site . Showers and bath were spotless .. only critique with showers was no ADA bars or a bench to sit on to charge and being disabled it with bad back it was difficult for me . The hosts were very nice and responsive.
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Elizabeth H.recommends
November 15, 2022
Riverfront 3
Beautiful space, and the bathrooms with sink, charger and water spigot are an awesome touch. We had a wonderful stay, and can't wait to go back.
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Peggy R.recommends
November 15, 2022
Riverfront 4
Great place! Level site for our camper van and the property is beautiful. bathrooms were so clean.
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Hillary S.recommends
November 14, 2022
Riverfront 4
Camping on the river was really nice and the spot was large with plenty of room to spread out. The bathroom was very clean, some of the cleanest we have encountered with camping.
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Seth M.
November 7, 2022
Slot 1
Nice ….but
The good: River frontage is beautiful! New bathrooms and showers are nice. Nice fire pit by the RV spots. The bad: neighbor dogs barking all night, another neighbor with loud music, $93/night is excessive ($70+fees)
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Rhett O.recommends
October 31, 2022
Riverfront 1
Thoroughly enjoyed our night here! The river was beautiful, the site was quiet and secluded. The host was communicative and thoughtful with all of the available amenities on the property. Highly recommend this spot.
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Adrian V.recommends
October 27, 2022
Charming Riverfront Home
Everything went amazing, the cabin it’s in great condition and the place is incredible. Totally recommend it!!!
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Jessica Z.recommends
October 25, 2022
Forest 1
Beautiful campsite
Great stop for the night close to the river and had a nice hot shower. Favorite HipCamp yet!
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Shelby G.recommends
October 23, 2022
Riverfront 2
Anniversary Camping trip
We loved tent camping at Sparrow Bend! The riverside sites are just beautiful! Picnic tables and fire pits are well maintained! The bath house is very clean. Loved taking my shower there! Very peaceful area. Look forward to returning!
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Brooklyn M.recommends
October 20, 2022
Slot 2
Paradise on the Medina
Amazing river retreat!! Easy walk to the Medina, wonderful setup, 30/50/20 amp hookups with close sewer. Awesome fire pits and good vibes! Super secure!!
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Clint J.recommends
October 18, 2022
Forest 1
Angela's property was great to camp at. We really enjoyed camping in the forest. It felt secluded and private like we were the only people on the property. The water was cool and great to float in and explore. Restrooms were great and air-conditioned although the water pressure was low so had to wait between uses to be able to flush but that didn't prevent use. Was also great to have firewood on site for purchase so we didn't have to haul there from home. We have rented through Hipcamp, Airbnb & VRBO and no host has ever been as responsive as Angela. not even close...
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