Hipcamp host Thomas V.,
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Sleep under the stars while listening to the river rushing by. Wake up to the sunrise over the South Llano River. Enjoy a cup of coffee from your campsite overlooking your own private, large swimming hole. Drop a line in the water for a little fishing, bring your kayak to explore the river and enjoy over 4,600 acres of beautiful Texas hill country. Opportunities for birdwatc


Sleep under the stars while listening to the river rushing by. Wake up to the sunrise over the South Llano River. Enjoy a cup of coffee from your campsite overlooking your own private, large swimming hole. Drop a line in the water for a little fishing, bring your kayak to explore the river and enjoy over 4,600 acres of beautiful Texas hill country. Opportunities for birdwatching, water sports, photography and nature viewing abound.

Llano Springs Ranch is a 4,650 acre family owned and operated ranch located at the headwaters of the South Llano River near Junction, Texas. Three miles of the South Llano River flow through the ranch, creating unsurpassed scenery. Explore the rolling hills covered with a multitude of tree species. Take a dive in the clear, rock bottom springs. Elevations range from 1917 feet above sea level in the river bottoms to 2277 feet in the uplands. Due to the low humidity of the region, the climate is comfortable throughout the year.

Llano Springs Ranch is managed in a way that creates a haven for wildlife. The ranch land and game have been intensively managed for the production of trophy Whitetail and exotic deer since 1994. Because a wide range of animals thrive at Llano Springs Ranch, wildlife viewing will not disappoint. Llano Springs Ranch has experienced firsthand benefits of sound land stewardship practices and habitat improvement.

Nearby area attractions include South Llano River State Park,City of Junction, Fort McKavett, Fredericksburg, Caverns of Sonora and Devil'sSinkhole State Natural Area. We are staying safe during COVID-19 by providing a socially distant check in process. Hosts wear masks in any interactions with guests (which are kept as limited as possible). As always, camping is limited to one group at a time.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 12 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
No toilet
No pets
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
No potable water
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-through site
Max length 35ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Thomas a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Fishing is welcomed and encouraged generally as catch and release, though we welcome you to keep some for dinner. No fish shall...Read more


Please bring your own kayaks, canoes or paddleboards. There are plenty of places to paddle between the South Llano River and Bl...Read more


The Blue Hole is a very large swimming hole adjacent to the the campsite. Numerous springs below the Blue Hole keep the water c...Read more

Wildlife watching

Enjoy watching numerous varieties of birds, deer and other wildlife from your campsite or nearby throughout the ranch.



Natural features you'll find at Llano Springs Ranch River Camping in Texas.

River, stream, or creek

The South Llano River starts on the property and runs throughout the ranch, creating beautiful swimming spots and ample fishing...Read more

Swimming hole

The beautiful "Blue Hole" swimming hole is just below the campground. The Blue Hole offers fishing, swimming, tubing, kayaking,...Read more


Places to see near Llano Springs Ranch

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Hipcamper Josie
Josie F.
recommends this listing.
August 22nd, 2021

Quiet, beautiful spot for low-key camping. A group of 10 friends camped here for my birthday and had a grand time. We brought in all of our own gear and camped for two nights, and were wonderfully close to a bridge where we put kayaks in on the South Llano. Firewood was provided, and Tom even checked in on us once he saw a storm was supposed to roll in. Lovely couple, nice spot if you don’t need amenities. Pack it in, pack it out.

Hipcamper Ted

It feels like your own private park

Ted W.
recommends this listing.
May 9th, 2021

Llano Springs Ranch is a gem of a property. My daughter and I camped by their blue hole water feature for two nights and had a blast. The hosts made it a very easy and enjoyable stay - the camping area was mowed, there was plenty of firewood, and picnic tables/grill/fire pit. We felt like we had a state park all to ourselves.

Hipcamper Matthew

Privacy with beautiful lake

Matthew J.
recommends this listing.
May 14th, 2020

Private with great fishing at the headwaters of the Llano River. Really cool spot on large property with your own small spring fed lake to fish or swim in. Do be aware that the first photo in the listing states you have access to a canoe, which is not true (the owners advised us on where we could rent one for $70 a day which was disappointing considering how much we paid for the camping spot). Other than the high cost of the property I would highly recommend it. No water, trash, or bathroom, so I would think it wouldn't work for tent campers and only people with trailers that have their own water and bathroom. Nice hosts and great private experience.

Hipcamper Thomas
Response from Thomas, the Host, on July 7th, 2020

So glad y'all had a good time camping, fishing and exploring at LSR. Thank you for leaving our campsite and river pristine. We hope your little ones had a good time escaping the city and exploring nature on their own private campgrounds and ranch! We appreciate your feedback about the misinformation someone left in the picture comment regarding the canoe. We worked with Hipcamp to have the comment removed and continue to strive to be as forthcoming as possible with all of our guests. Happy camping!

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Hipcamper Lizzie
Lizzie J.
recommends this listing.
August 7th, 2017

I'm still swooning from my stay at Llano Springs Ranch this past weekend. We had a three hour drive out to the ranch, but it was completely worth it to spend the night on our own private overlook of the South Llano headwaters. We got so wrapped up in playing in the cool water, fishing and canoeing that we didn't even explore all that this location has to offer – but I hope to return to hike around and see even more of this beautiful location!

Between falling asleep to nothing but peaceful river sounds, plenty of wildlife sightings (wild pigs, deer, frogs and rare Guadalupe bass, to name a few) and a pleasant cool breeze almost the entire weekend, this place is the perfect weekend get-away. For larger groups, the camping area has plenty of space, and there's a fire pit ready to go (just make sure there isn't a burn ban in the area if you plan to use it). Plus, the landowners are some of the kindest people I've met. They really went above and beyond to welcome us and make sure we enjoyed our stay.

Beautiful river views. You can rent a canoe or kayak in town!After getting our tents set up, we hung out in the camping area for a bit before walking down the path to the river access area. The camping clearing has a picnic table, bench, fire pit and plenty of space for large groups.We moved our tent close to the water so that in the morning we could watch the sun rise above it from our sleeping bags.There are plenty of trees large enough to string up hammocks, if that's your camping style. We put one up and enjoyed overlooking the springs and vegetation.
Hipcamper Nicholas B.
recommends this listing.
October 3rd, 2021
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