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Sparrow Bend River Retreat

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· Pipe Creek, Texas
8 acres
10 sites
2 Lodging
2 RV
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
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297 ratings · 224 reviews
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Veronica H.recommends
March 28, 2023
Riverfront 3
Angela’s land was absolutely beautiful and perfect for what we needed at the time. I currently can’t walk long distances but the river was walking distance from Site 3. It was perfect for me. The guests that were staying before me were still in our spot 5 hours after checkout time. I did have to deal with that myself as Angela tried to have a worker come talk to them but that person ended up calling me and asking if I could talk to them. I would have preferred not to have handled that myself but it worked out.
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Carrie C.recommends
March 27, 2023
Riverfront 4
Beautiful space! My family and I had such a great time. Cute little spot with a great set up! The bathrooms were clean and same with he showers. The campsites are perfect size. River Front is the way to go if you want to wake up by the water. I want to try one of the wood sites next time.
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Ezra K.recommends
March 27, 2023
Slot 2
Great hosts. Great property! Will be back for sure!
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La Donna R.recommends
March 26, 2023
Riverfront 2
Beautiful location- the views are jaw dropping! Facilities are clean and well stocked, recreation equipment is well cared for. Host was very easy to reach with questions. Couldn’t have asked for more!
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Maddie R.recommends
March 25, 2023
Forest 2
Such a beautiful location! The showers and bathrooms were insanely clean and the River access is awesome. We would definitely come again!
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James L.recommends
March 21, 2023
Forest 1
Very nice little setup, mostly private areas for tent camping in the forest. Even the areas closer to the lake looked nice. The bathrooms were clean and air conditioned, the showers had hot water. The water in the creek was a little low, but it was clear and the area was clean. If you are in the forest and you have a dog, keep an eye on your dog toys. The dogs from the neighboring property can get through the fence and WILL steal your dog toys.
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Felisha E.recommends
March 19, 2023
Riverfront 1
Beautiful place! Our kids had a great time! Would stay again.
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Gaines G.recommends
March 18, 2023
Riverfront 4
Spring Break Family Camping
Absolutely loved the spot! Brought the kids and the pug and everyone enjoyed themselves. Easy enough location while feeling secluded from the outside world. Can’t wait to come when it’s warmer so we can get in the water! Highly recommend when you’re wanting something a little different. The bathrooms were also really clean! Which is a big plus for camp sites. Firewood was was also really easy to get to.
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Isabel C.recommends
March 17, 2023
Forest 2
Lovely!
My family and I really enjoyed out time there! we have two kids 4/7, they had fun exploring both the forest and the river. Our designated camp spot was clean, bathrooms and showers too. If you are camping in the forest area there is a bit of a walk to the river but nothing unbearable, sunsets are gorgeous, lots of deer, and places for kids to explore and run free. Water was crystal clear and shallow. It was the perfect place for our spring break. Can’t wait to go back
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Meredith B.recommends
March 17, 2023
Forest 1
Loved our cute little camp site! A canopy of trees made us feel secluded but still gave us a good view of the sky. Great amenities - hot shower and clean bathroom close by. Just a short distance from the river too. Would absolutely come back!
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Rachael M.recommends
March 16, 2023
Riverfront 3
My family had a lovely experience camping right along the river
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Heidi W.recommends
March 15, 2023
Riverfront 1
We had a blast at Sparrows Bend! It was so beautiful. The water is crystal clear, and the property is well maintained. My son insists we come again, and I agree!
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Eric K.recommends
March 14, 2023
Riverfront 3
River was beautiful a and crystal clear. Land was beautiful and we had plenty of space for the kids to run around and get tired.
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Daniel A.recommends
March 14, 2023
Forest 2
I absolutely loved tent camping at Sparrow Bent River retreat. The grounds were very clean and well mapped out. The facilities were top notch and it was very peaceful. The river and the cliffs brought a great atmosphere and everyone around the facilities was very welcoming. The only experience that concerned me were the neighbors dogs were pretty loud throughout the night and there were two huge dogs running through the campground at night. They came into our campsite a couple times spooking us and our dog. They made it hard to relax at night knowing my pup was anchored and leashed. This was not a campers dog though, so I don't blame the campsite but it's a concern when you're trying to relax and get ran up on by a couple huge dogs. Don't get me wrong, I would definitely return but it would be great it they can get the neighbors dogs under control.
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Stephen K.recommends
March 13, 2023
Riverfront 1
My son, his friend and I had a fabulous experience camping at Sparrow Bend. Preston was very responsive and helpful in answering questions. The property and campsite were exactly as described. The outdoor showers were really nice to have, and we appreciated the easy access to tubes to take a float down the Medina. We hope to come back sometime! Beautiful property.
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Chelsea R.recommends
March 10, 2023
Riverfront 1
Great spot!
This property is gorgeous! The rocks and cliffs are beautiful and the river is see-through to the bottom. Even though it was cold, my boys still had a great time swimming and playing on the rocks. Campfire site was perfect with grill for making burgers/hot dogs. Loved the big open space under the stars. Everything was clean and as described. Angela responded very quickly to my questions. We will definitely be back!
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Nancy T.
March 9, 2023
Slot 2
Bonne communication. L'emplacement était correct.
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Karen M.recommends
March 6, 2023
Forest 1
Great communication with thorough instructions about checking in and accurate description of the property and amenities. The bathroom and shower area was amazing and clean! The fire pits were also a huge plus and firewood was easy to find.
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Frank H.doesn't recommend
February 28, 2023
Slot 1
Terrible place for rv people. Park in big rocks and against a big aluminum fence or next to a house that people live in. Older lady that lives there with 2 dogs is rude. Didn’t even acknowledge me when I said hello and asked a question about the bathroom/ shower house. Nice bathrooms but shower is outside with big aluminum piece for a door. Haha. Hell to get there also. Way overpriced.
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Laurel W.recommends
February 28, 2023
Riverfront 2
Love This Place
During a horrendous night at a different Hipcamp, I messaged Angela in the middle of the night to see if she had any shady spots. She was so nice, messaged me back and told me to come right over. Our site was riverfront (small walk to the river) and just amazing. It was quiet, clean and, if you’re inclined, you can rent kayaks and tubes! There are also park models to rent if that’s more your speed. The bathrooms are a walk from the river front sites but they are very nice too. If bathroom proximity is more important than a river view, the forest sites are close and shady. I can’t say enough good things, and I can’t wait to go back.
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Greg D.recommends
February 27, 2023
Riverfront 4
Great spot by the river
Greg at spot by the river, clean spaces, and no crowds
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Bryan M.recommends
February 26, 2023
Forest 2
Great time!!
We had an amazing time!! Would love to go back!! Thank you for allowing dogs. It was perfect for them. Next time we would try and get a spot closer to the river.
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Laura C.recommends
February 24, 2023
Riverfront 2
Unexpected camp cat.
Beautiful place to camp and kayak. Also a surprise bonus was the adorable camp cat. She slept in our tent and followed us around the whole time we were there. Would recommend, and look forward to seeing the cat again one day. Go for the views...enjoy the company of a small sweet friend!
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Kelsey M.recommends
February 20, 2023
Riverfront 3
Family, river front camping!
Really really pretty site. We stayed on site 3. Perfect for kids. No shade on 3 so def a fall, winter, spring site! Showers were awesome with HOT water for about 5 minutes. So perfect. A little confusing to find which site but if they redid the post for 3 it would be super simple! We stayed in feb, but I KNOW in spring this is a reallly beautiful spot. It’s pretty close to other camp sites, so great for family camping! And the sites are well sized. I’d say 3 was the largest! The river is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous! Clear clear water. And perfect to kayak (which you can rent there) and low enough to plop a river chair in if you’re a water baby like our family! Also Angela responds really fast to any questions. We have spectrum mobile and had full service if that’s a concern! At the top there’s ample outlets to blow up floats, charge phones, and an electric grill she provided (so sweet) if you need. But there’s fire pits with grill plates (which is what we used). A large dumpster up top which helps so much!
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Edward M.recommends
February 20, 2023
Forest 1
It was a really easy place to camp and had a great time with my friends. Only complaint is the showers didn’t have hot water but it’s camping. Great place for a weekend get away!
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K L.recommends
February 19, 2023
Slot 1
Peaceful weekend
Beautiful property. Rv sites are close together but it was fine. Tent site seemed nice and spread out. We needed an rv site relatively close to Government Canyon State Natural Area and this fit the bill. Super peaceful and clean. Restrooms were nice and clean. All of the instructions on the web site were clear and spot on. We really enjoyed our stay and i have already recommended it to people. Also if you are staying here and want a great meal out, try the Backyard Bistro. Our breakfast was amazing!
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Debbie M.recommends
February 17, 2023
Riverfront 2
Beautiful landscape. We were one of the only campers there so it was very quiet. The washrooms are large and clean. Our hosts were easy to get in touch with. We wondered down the river in the morning. The light was stunning on the rocks and crystal clear river. Highly recommend
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Joseph B.recommends
February 17, 2023
Riverfront 1
Camper van Friendly!
We took our van to the this spot and was absolutely gorgeous! Took our kayak on the river the next morning and the water stunningly blue. Angela was an incredible host. We will definitely visit again.
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Autumn P.recommends
February 16, 2023
Riverfront 4
Tent camping was great, you get your own little space apart from other camp sites. River was shallow but beautiful. Bathrooms were very clean and convenient
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Cosmas Z.recommends
February 11, 2023
Riverfront 3
Loved everything about the area, we stayed at riverfront 3, river was so clear area was clean caught a burn ban at the end but it was a great experience, we will definitely be back
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