Hipcamp host Fort Clark S.,
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Pitch your tent along the Las Moras Creek under 150+ year old oak trees - exactly where the famed Black Seminole Indian Scouts lived and rode with the US Cavalry; defending settlers and travelers from Comanche along the Pecos Trail. 

Explore Fort Clark - home to every historic buffalo soldier regiment in the US Army, the Black Seminole Indian Scouts; as well as almost

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Pitch your tent along the Las Moras Creek under 150+ year old oak trees - exactly where the famed Black Seminole Indian Scouts lived and rode with the US Cavalry; defending settlers and travelers from Comanche along the Pecos Trail. 

Explore Fort Clark - home to every historic buffalo soldier regiment in the US Army, the Black Seminole Indian Scouts; as well as almost every US cavalry regiment.  After almost 100 years in service, the army post closed (1852 - 1947) and was eventually rehabilitated into a 2700 acre leisure living community, at the edge of West Texas.  Historical markers dot the 21+ miles of hiking/biking trails on the Fort.

The original US Army Guardhouse is now a museum; and along with the largest privately owned historic district west of the Mississippi River, it awaits your exploration.  6 State Parks/National Recreation Areas - all within an hour drive - also await you.  Visit the millions of freetail bats at Kickapoo Caverns, the wilds of the Pecos River and Seminole Canyon, tube the Frio River, bass fish at Lake Amistad, explore 21+ miles of hiking trails on the Fort, or just relax by the 3rd largest spring-fed pool in Texas.  (68 degrees year round).  

NOTE:  Over 100 movies/TV shows/music videos have been filmed on the fort and in Kinney County including:  The Alamo (John Wayne) , Arrowhead, Two Rode Together, Bandelero, The Good Old Boys and Bad Girls.  Campsites are named after movies made here and in Kinney County.

Although located directly next to the RV Park, the campground is separate, with its own bathhouse and has its own vibe of quiet peacefulness.  Axis and whitetail deer walk and graze through the campground year round, as well as large turkey flocks.  Picnic tables, fire rings and shower rooms are also available.

Campers may fish the Las Moras Creek (catch & release) with no license needed.  Tent camping here at Fort Clark is very relaxed with large unstructured campsites and a very peaceful relaxed feel to the entire campground.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
11 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

21+ miles of rough trails for hiking & biking.

Fishing

Catch and release fishing at the Las Moras Springs and Creek. No fishing license is necessary, as we are private property.

Hiking

21+ miles of rough trails for hiking / biking.

Paddling

Paddle the Las Moras Creek. Year round creek with some low spots.

Swimming

3rd Largest Spring-fed Pool in Texas, with water at 68 degrees year round. The pool was built by the Army Corp of Engineers in...Read more

Wildlife watching

Migratory Bird Sanctuary with great bird viewing year round. Large Axis Deer & Whitetail Deer herds, Javelinas, Feral Hogs, Ba...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Texas Sunset at Comanche Park in Texas.

Cave

Kickapoo Cavern State Park is approximately 20 minutes north of Fort Clark and has the state's largest freetail bat population,...Read more

Desert

An oasis on the edge of the West Texas Desert Region, the Texas Hill Country and the Southern Coastal Plains of Texas.

Forest

150+ year old oak trees, pecan trees, mulberry trees and magnolias along the spring and creek side. Mesquite trees thrive out ...Read more

River, stream, or creek

Las Moras (Spanish for "The Mulberries") Creek flows from the Las Moras Springs for 40 miles south until it joins with the Rio ...Read more

Swimming hole

3rd Largest Spring-fed Pool in the Texas, with the actual pool having been built by the Army Corp of Engineers in the 1930's. $...Read more

Places to see near Fort Clark Springs

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Hipcamper Carrie

Beautiful, a bit noisy, wild

Carrie P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 16th, 2021

Beautiful location if not a bit, public. I loved being close to everything, however if you are looking for something remote this is not it. We did have a whole troop of wild boars and coyotes running around our tent all night, so caution if you are spooked easily (me) that you have to be prepared for all kinds of noises around your tent. The host is great and the grounds are beautiful! Don't miss the dog park in the area even if you don't have a dog. It's an old cemetery and has so much history!

Hipcamper Jaime

A relaxing night with the wildlife.

Jaime R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 16th, 2021

Very peaceful and quiet and very friendly staff. The showers needed attention but was ok. Enjoyed the park and swimming.

Hipcamper Mayra

Invitingly

Mayra V.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 1st, 2021

Our second time camping here. Family friendly environment. Staff and residents made us feel comfortable and inviting.

Beautiful refreshing pool to enjoy as a family. Very lil crowd.4 family camping trip. Had the place to ourselves
Hipcamper Shawn

Campsite good, shower/restrooms bad

Shawn H.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 11th, 2021

Campsite was good. Picnic table and outdoor grill. The shower and restrooms were really bad. The men's side was locked for some reason so I ended up using the ladies side (I was the only person camping for certain). The building it is in was sketchy, like the halls were really narrow and there is no way they would pass any sort of building code (I'm skinny and it felt claustrophobic). The toilet was in a nightmare condition (non-functional and so gross) and the shower was just a pipe sticking out of the wall that shot water from it, no shower head. The place had definitely not been cleaned in some time. I did not use any of the facilities as they were so bad (and I am not really picky).

Hipcamper Jessie

Greatspot but a little hard to find

Jessie Z.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 18th, 2021

The campground was beautiful, people were really friendly and easy going, but arrive in daylight. It is hard to find at night. Also, the address is not how you find the entrance. It takes you to the back entrance which is not addressable.

Hipcamper Tim
Tim B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 12th, 2021

Amazing location. Very pretty trees all around. Visited by turkeys every day which delighted the kids. Beautiful bike riding places and walking trails. Also recommend borrowing or renting a golf cart.

Hipcamper Michael & Michelle
Michael & Michelle P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
December 28th, 2020

The host had a fast response time confirming a last minute reservation. The location was clean and easy to get to. Also, had a great walking path along a creek.

Hipcamper Michael

Great place and friendly people!

Michael V.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
December 14th, 2020

Great stay! Our host was awesome and super accommodating. Went out to see the Geminid meteor shower and we were blown away by the show. I used the functional bathroom/shower by the tent camp grounds. The water temperature was a bit difficult to figure out. We were told afterwards about the ones by the RV Office that were better outfitted and free for us to use. Everyone was so nice and helpful. Had a nice little trail by the creek next to the tents. Saw a ton of wildlife in the short time we were there. Would have loved more time to check out the more of the surrounding area. Looking forward to camping here again. 10/10!

It was windy so our host let us use their fire pit. Great way to roast marshmallowsTexas Sunset at Comanche Park
Hipcamper David

Great camping experience!

David E.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 29th, 2020

I booked this tent spot and THEN read a review by steph (Im sure the review will be below mine). And because that review I went sketpical, but yet open minded. The spot was nothing like she claimed. Its her fault shes close minded and judgemental. Im latino and honestly politics had nothing to do with our stay. So dont let that reveiw discourage you like it almost did me :)
This camp site is in Fort Clark Springs historical community. The host was helpful, gave me his number in case I needed help. I didnt know which campsite to choose, so i simply called the host (Chris) and helped me right away. When I showed up many atvs, golf carts, and people walking their dogs were out and about. Honestly, it wasnt as peacefully quiet like your normal deep in the woods camping spot. Its nestled in the historic community. Everyone was nice, mostly older people wanting to stop and say hi.
Warning about this place, there is a highway, just outside the the neighborhood and it is in the country, so many loud pickup trucks, 18 wheelers are driving by. For me and my GF, we didnt have an issue with it, we slept right through it. Sounds of crickets and frogs singing under the stars and a nice ground campfire did it for me.
Fort Clark Springs has alot of history behind it and alot of things to do. Stayed there 4 days/3 nights and honestly would consider going back.
The campsite had large oak trees (shade) and plenty of firewood. The restrooms were cleaned every morning. It also had hot showers.
Ziggys roadside bbq was just outside the Fort and is a must for their brisket (mouth water savouring)!
Fishing is plenty of spots, from the creek to the opposite side of the 3rd largest spring pool in Texas. Also did some bike riding and the trails were awesome.
And for that girl telling people of color not to go, youre so closeminded and partially racist yourself. During my stay I met a 71yr old man with a Biden hat walking his dog, even a young latino that just moved from Dallas... To bad you left, could of enjoyed this place yourself :)
Anyways, this spot will be my to go spot when driving down to big bend next year and will recommend it to anyone with an open-mind.

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Property
Fort Clark Springs
State
Texas
Country
United States
$12/night
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