Welcome to our unique property that offers a great view of the Blanco River with over 150’ of riverfront access! You are welcomed to sit in the river with an ice cold beer or float out in tubes and hang out. This is a great drop in spot for floating the river down to the San Marcos connection point which is a 5-6 hour float, with various spots to get out earlier if desired.
Welcome to our unique property that offers a great view of the Blanco River with over 150’ of riverfront access! You are welcomed to sit in the river with an ice cold beer or float out in tubes and hang out. This is a great drop in spot for floating the river down to the San Marcos connection point which is a 5-6 hour float, with various spots to get out earlier if desired. Downtown San Marcos is only 5 minutes away from this site.
Downtown Austin is only a 25 minute drive and San Antonio is only a 45 minute drive. The Colorado River is only 20 minutes and you can access San Marcos float rentals only 8 minutes away if you’d like to plan ahead for your river adventures.
We hope you'll enjoy the wonderful, unique ambiance of our place. The site features a park grill, fire pit, and a picnic table which will make it easy for you to enjoy this site with your family and friends. The fire pit and camp area also has great access to shade. The site is 1.5 acres in total and we only host one group at a time so your family will have complete privacy and access.
Other Things to Notes:
Our property does have cell reception but there is no wifi so please plan ahead. Make sure to get directions ahead of time and reach out to us if you have any concerns. There is no access to potable water so you must BYO for the duration of your stay. There is also no toilet option so please BYO camp toilet or plan to use wag bags to leave no trace and pack out any trash or waste that you bring to the site. We are located very close to some stores and amenities so you can always make a quick trip to town!
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out Weeknight discount: 25% off
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
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Surf board located next to shade available for free use. Enjoy!
Kayak 10' Single
10' Single Kayak available for use to go out on the water.
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Kayak available for rent as well during stay for $15.
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Awesome camping spot!
It was awesome camping on Dustin and Val’s land! It had everything we needed, a great spot for water access, and it was close to the city in case we needed anything. They were friendly hosts and the land was well taken care of.
Perfect quick getaway from the city
A very special spot! The proximity to Austin was perfect for a quick getaway, we loved that the kayaks were available on site for a very small additional fee, and the hammock chair, shade structure, grill, fire pit, etc. were all wonderful extras that we didn't expect when looking for a camping spot. The land is at a narrow point on the Blanco which is perfect for splashing around with your dog (or kids). As others have said: if you're looking for a super remote/quiet spot, this is not it as we could hear construction nearby and road noise from I-35, but it's a lovely place for a visit with water access and we'll be back, hopefully with friends next time. :)
Perfect spot for dogs and humans
This camp spot exceeded my group’s expectations. Easy drive from Austin, conveniently close to town for forgotten essentials, yet felt completely secluded. We especially loved the river access, solar lights and kitchen area. Will be back, thanks Dustin and Val!
Cool spot. Love the "camp kitchen" area under the sun shade. The fire pit right along the river was a great place to watch the sun set. It is fenced in on the sides but the area along the river is not. At one point some people were walking along the river with their dogs off leash when their dogs came into our camp and very nearly had an altercation with our dogs. Obviously not the property owner's fault but it was quite a shock and definitely altered the mood a bit. While it was still a good experience, it's not as remote as you may think. There is a railroad within a 1/4 mile and the surrounding properties are being developed. On the other hand, it was super easy to get to from our place in North Austin and having the walmart so close was great for charcoal and ice needs. If you want to be "off grid" this ain't it, but would definitely recommend for a quick trip from the city.
This place over-delivered what I thought it was. Even though you are pretty close to town it feels like you are far away. It's private, and the grounds are maintained well. The solar lights at night are a really nice touch. There's a trash can and some hooks to hang things and a nice shaded pavilion all really close to the fire and river.
Magical camping oasis
The land is really a magical experience. Dustin & Val have created an oasis that's rustic enough, and simultaneously inviting for anyone who needs a bit more than just flat earth. They are awesome!
Aside from occasional loudness from the surrounding highway (mostly due to revving motorcycle's or cars without mufflers) it's a peaceful enough place to get a good reset in nature. There is romantic solar lighting at the picnic bench for evening meals, and good places to pitch a tent. The firepit is awesome, as is the creek-bed that leads to an incredibly gorgeous series of cyprus trees. I highly recommend the adventure down the waterway, or floating on the surfboard/kayak as there are fish, tadpoles, dragonflies, and the occasional nocturnal mammal doing their thing.
Worthy of a second visit, and perfect for a weekend getaway.
Group camping gold!
Great space next to the river and spot for group camping. Had an awesome time around the shaded picnic table or in the water. Easy access to get to the property and will definitely be back as it was a close get-away for our group.
We had a great time camping on Dustin & Val’s property! It was a beautiful spot and had everything we needed. We loved the covered picnic area, access to the water, and the fire pit. There was a bit of neighborhood noise at night but it didn’t bother us much.