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Sparrow Bend River Retreat

96%
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173 reviews
· 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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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%
222 Ratings · 173 reviews
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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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Keely H.
October 13, 2022
Slot 1
Sparrow Bend stay
Overall we had a great stay at Sparrow Bend. Angela is incredibly responsive. The property is really unique and special. The neighborly dogs tended to park throughout the night, which the host mentions. And totally at the mercy of environment, the river level was so low there wasn’t any tubing happening. Or dog enjoyed frolicking in the beautiful clear river water though!
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Daniel E.recommends
October 6, 2022
Forest 2
Camping with the puppies!
I loved this place! I took my family and two dogs and we had an excellent time! We were worried the river was going to be dry but there was four feet of crystal clear water and we were engulfed by butterflies throughout our stay! Highly recommend it. The star gazing was amazing as well. The outdoor showers felt incredible too!
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Tim N.recommends
October 3, 2022
Forest 1
10/10! Great spot!
All the campsites are near facilities. Restrooms were very clean. Fishing and swimming was great. Great place to bring young kids. We felt safe. Plenty of room for 4 of us and 3 tents. All directions were very clear. Hosts were responsive. Neighbor campers were polite and respectful. I was concerned we would have to shut the music off around the campfire afterhours but the neighbor said they couldnt hear it. Overall a great place. Exactly how it was describes. 10/10! Thanks!
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Tory W.recommends
October 3, 2022
Riverfront 3
Camping here was so peaceful. The water is crystal clear. There are only a few camping spots so it doesn’t get overcrowded. We caught a lot of fish in a short period of time. Would definitely love to come back again!!
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Michael S.recommends
September 30, 2022
Riverfront 3
Camping with Dogs!
Fantastic stay! We would come back again for sure!
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Theadore S.recommends
September 28, 2022
Riverfront 3
Above and beyond
Tent camping was great, warm enough during the day to swim and cool enough at night to hang around the campfire. Directions were clear no problem finding everything. Very peaceful and a nice escape to reset from the city life. And our dog had the time of her life chasing butterflies and playing in the river.
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Haley B.recommends
September 27, 2022
Riverfront 1
Secluded and beautiful camping
Might be one of my favorite camping spots ever. My partner and I stayed for a few nights as a getaway from Austin and we couldn’t have been more satisfied with the entire stay. The property is beautiful and secluded and there were SO MANY BUTTERFLIES!! We stayed at campsite 1 and with a shade tent, and our little tent tucked up under the trees we had a wonderful experience. Something to keep in mind is that campsite 2 is pretty close to campsite 1, so you can hear the neighbors pretty easily. So if you’d like it be more secluded, try one of the other sites. Check-in and check-out was very easy. We are already planning our return!
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Jorge D.recommends
September 26, 2022
Forest 1
I loved the river it was so clear you could see the fish! My son and I caught a couple of small bass they had some big catfish but I didn’t have bait for them. The forest camping was beautiful and secluded there was a nearby campsite but it still felt secluded. We were right by the restrooms so that was a plus! We enjoyed our stay and will be back!
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Lori G.recommends
September 19, 2022
Cozy Riverfront Cottage
Adorable place, home and land
Adorable little place, clean, nice appliances (the small things matter) and a great location!!
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Rosa F.recommends
September 14, 2022
Cozy Riverfront Cottage
We loved the cleanliness and Tranquility quietness and everything about the cottage Everything we needed was supplied we went there after Labor Day and we had all the place to ourselves….loved it
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Daken B.recommends
September 12, 2022
Riverfront 4
RTT camping in Hill Country
We camped at spot #4 and it was perfect for a RTT, it was quite and full of visitors from deers, turkeys and a few flyover from bats. The shower was nice after a very long day of adventures in the Hill Country
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Christian A.recommends
September 11, 2022
Riverfront 2
Sparrow Bend is awesome!
Awesome land! Clear water and beautiful views! Everything is well organized and signs make everything easy to get to. We stayed at site #2 at the river camp. Nice shade. Easy access to the river. No trash laying everywhere which is nice. Definitely kept up with. Restrooms and showers are clean 👍 Add two campsites down by the river for overlanders! (We have a fridge, freezer, awning, roof top tent solar panels, table and chairs all in our vehicle and it would be cool opening the tent and being right at the water seeing the beautiful Bluff up close! 😁 There's a huge community of overlanders which brings in more $$$!!! Maybe 4x4 only as the rocks are loose down there. I'll spread the word about this place for sure!
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Iain H.recommends
September 10, 2022
Forest 2
Weekend Getaway
It was our first time at sparrow bend & we absoloutely loved it.. our campsite was nice and private in a little wooded area and we had a picnic table provided as well as a fire pit. The facilities were great with nice outdoor showers which were perfect after a hot day and restrooms with AC. We rented kayaks and spent the morning on the water exploring the beautiful scenery. Overall we completely recommend camping here for beautiful views & great vibes.
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Lilly G.recommends
September 8, 2022
Riverfront 4
We had a great time camping out. River was low but still beautiful. River front 4 is the best with the trees :)
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Paul R.recommends
September 5, 2022
Slot 1
We really enjoyed the property! The river was great and private which was very nice not having a lot of people around
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Linsey B.recommends
September 4, 2022
Riverfront 4
Awesome time
River access is amazing!! Overall, nice small camp ground. Toilets and showers were a big plus
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Chris L.recommends
September 3, 2022
Riverfront 3
Camping with husband
Very well kept camping area. A/c running in the bathrooms was a wonderful respite from the heat. Cool, clean showers in shed. Tent on even surface. Everything well marked. Campfire ring and picnic table exactly where needed. Short walk to rivers edge easy portage for our kayaks. Ate lunch with camp chairs in cool river. Barking neighbor dogs in the am were the only thing that made a big disturbance. one nut with a stuttering generator in the pm that eventually stopped. It’s obvious this place is maintained. Being able to camp in a place like this was an honor. Thank you for sharing your riverfront.
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Ryan B.recommends
August 25, 2022
Slot 2
We loved this place. Everything was perfect. Thank you Angela. We are definitely coming back.
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Jared S.recommends
August 22, 2022
Slot 1
Great place to stay. Wonderful accommodations, easy access. Overall great time.
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