Lakeside camping near San Antonio

Escape fast-paced city life for a Hill Country landscape while camping near San Antonio.

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Sparrow Bend River Retreat

11 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents8 acres · Pipe Creek, TX
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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Overalls and Bird Calls

12 sites · Tents45 acres · Timberwood Park, TX
Welcome to the Cibolo Gardens Nature Preserve! Just 22 miles from downtown San Antonio, not far off of US 281, our educational homestead is an excellent place to camp. We’ve transformed 45 acres of what was once an active rock quarry just 15 years ago, into a healthy, regenerative, green space as well as an event and training venue. Our venue is nestled in the middle of the rapidly growing suburban landscape around us in north San Antonio. We purchased the property five years ago from good friends who had already started the mission of revitalizing the land. Today, 39 of the acres are in “preservation” status, which means that we are letting the natural micro-ecosystems that have developed from what remained of the quarrying activities 15 years ago to develop on their own. We hope to always keep this acreage in that status for generations to enjoy. The remaining 6 acres is wooded, where we live, have gardens, farm animals and where we interface equitably with our environment. Feel free to simply relax in the shade of the persimmon and juniper trees. Or, to add some activity to your stay, hike the varying terrain on our 45 acres, hunt for fossils in the dry creek bed, break out your tree / plant id books, or watch the wildlife (even if it’s just the chickens).  Refresh by taking a dip in the above ground pool, or wash off in the outdoor cob shower.  [Please be advised that besides campers, we also host homesteading, wilderness survival and herbal medicine classes on our site.  So, you might have company, but you'll definitely have room for privacy. ]  If you want to explore more Hill Country, nearby attractions for outdoor fun include the Guadalupe River State Park (16mi), Guadalupe Canoe Livery where you can rent tubes and kayaks on the river (16 mi) or Natural Bridge Cavern (17mi).
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Chula Vista Farms

4 sites · Tents1 acres · Helotes, TX
I was not looking for another house to buy, but my daughter wanted me to look at a "little cottage" in Old Town Helotes. Just to shut her up, I made an appointment on a rainy day so I could not see/access the back of the property. The house was 3,000 sq feet and I fell so madly in love with it that I made an offer two hours later. I saw the potential of both house and land. Only after moving in did I walk the pasture and realize how much land I had bought. The house was featured in the San Antonio Express News (Spaces 2/27/2011) as a home for the arts because I collect folk art—mostly from Mexico.  My daughter Kelly and I worked on the front gardens first—butterfly and cactus gardens, always mindful of choosing local plants and trees. In the spring, the mountain laurels add color; honeysuckle and jasmine scent the land and the flowers on the cacti bloom scarlet and yellow. The summer and fall produce the yellow and orange Esperanza bushes and the Mexican Bougainvillea.  Three years ago, I decided to maximize the use of the back pasture which is separated from the front by a dry creek bed. Kelly and I started an heirloom vegetable farm with raised beds and terracing. We installed some stone steps for easier access. According to the "old folks" here, this property was part of a ranch on the stagecoach line replete with cowboys and Indians, started out as a two-room stone shack and blossomed into a Cinderella home with Moroccan arched ceilings and even a wine cellar. Learn more about this land:As parking is on one side of the creek and camping is across the creek, RV's and camper vehicles are discouraged. However, if you message me prior to booking, we can accommodate one low one under the oaks in the front and you will have access to front chiminea and back pasture amenities also.We are proud to announce that our campsite has been nominated for Best Hipcamp in Texas for 2019 and was recently featured on television to promote Hipcamp. The video can be found under S A Live Hipcamp and provides a visual description of the layout of the property.Note: Only two tents per site and only two cars per site. Mardi Gras in the Cowboy Capitol: Bandera, Texas. Fun will begin Thursday, 2/17 and continue till Saturday, 2/19. Please visit website for tickets/events including bull riding.So you want to spend a weekend at Chula Vista Farms and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Here is the recipe for a unique experience. You check in Friday afternoon and set up camp. Then you walk into Old Town, shop at the antique shops and gallery (Hill Country artists), have a beer with the old-timers at an outdoor picnic table at the Country Club, have dinner at El Chaparral Mexican Restaurant or Big Daddy's BBQ. Then you kick back-- sipping a glass of wine at Wine 101. Then you carefully walk  back to the farm, sit in the zero-gravity chairs, watch the stars, and listen to country music coming from Floore's Country Store. Next morning, you walk to the Cracked Mug in Old Town for coffee, and then, for breakfast,  drive 30 miles through the Hill Country to the  famous OST Cafe (Old Spanish Trail) in Bandera--the Cowboy Capital.  Not only is the cafe famous for its western saddle bar stools, its John Wayne room, its down-home cooking--it is also the destination for the leather-clad,  serious-helmeted motorcycle riders from San Antonio who rendezvous and ride up there every Saturday. So you end up with quite an eclectic crowd: serious old-time ranchers, drug-store cowboys, the Steve McQueen type motorcycle racers, and the tourists. And the prices are right! Then, after visiting Bandera, you head out Hwy 73 for 13 miles to Camp Verde--an old Army Camel Fort from the 1840's with a still-functioning post office, and a gorgeous restaurant along the banks of the river (best onion rings this side of heaven).   On the return on Hwy 16 (Bandera Road), turn off on PR-37 and visit Medina Lake., Then you return to camp for siesta--before  repeating last night's adventure. Next morning, you walk into Old Town and have breakfast at the Helotes Bakery--full breakfast and baked goods--Texas-size Cream Puffs. On the way home, you stop in Grey Forest and walk/hike through the one-lane roads of this enchanting artist colony with its 300+ cottages and rock homes. Some important dates for Floore's Country Store where you can camp and walk to the shows American Aquarium  (11/13); Kody West:  11/19;  Kyle Nix of the Turnpike Troubadours: 11/27; Kolby Cooper: 12/3; Last Bandaleros & Vandoliers: 12/9; Read Southhall Band: 12/10; Mike and the Moonpies  (12/11). Please check with Floore's  to make sure of dates.  Also every first Saturday, Old Town hosts Market Days--music, crafts and food. We are beginning to host artists who want to paint the Texas Hill Country--what a neat idea: camping and painting. Old Town has just opened its first art gallery featuring local artists and Chula Vista Farms is hosting its second "en plein air" event in the fall.Ten miles from the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Chula Vista Farms, in Old Town Helotes,  lies at the gateway to the Texas Hill Country. Camp under magnificent old oaks in the front area or up in the back pasture ( with our heirloom tomatoes) across the creek. See the stars (no city lights) and experience total tranquility. Old Town Helotes is home to several antique stores, wine and coffee bars, El Chaparral Mexican Restaurant and Floore's Country Store—the oldest honky-tonk in Texas where Willie Nelson plays twice a year and country music bands play on weekends. You can hear the music from your campsite. Chula Vista Farms is part of Old Town Helotes so you can walk to the restaurants and shops. Across the highway (four miles) is the quaint town of Grey Forest with hundreds of artists' cottages and gorgeous walking trails with hills; three miles away is HEB plus—a mega-grocery and wine store; 10 miles is downtown San Antonio with the  Riverwalk;  30 miles is Bandera—the Cowboy Capital of the world—a stunning drive of hills and western panoramas--home to the famous OST (Old Spanish Trail) cafe and 13 miles from Bandera lies Camp Verde-with,  serene streams, lovely picnic area, a still-functioning post office (from the 1850"s), and a famous restaurant with panoramic views. Camp Verde sits on land which housed a civil-war-era army fort which experimented with camels from Egypt. Four miles away from Chula Vista is Government Canyon -a primitive hiking experience. Chula Vista Farms has five private campsites in the back pasture. This field is also ideal for group camping--20 tents could be accommodated. We have a communal fire pit, tables,  adirondack and  zero-gravity chairs  and four chimmineas for easy, romantic fires. We can accommodate small pop-up campers under the oaks in front area--but only one at a time. Please ask before booking. Thanks!You could spend a week here and not run out of things to do: shopping, sight-seeing, walking, hiking, eating, drinking, relaxing, cooking,  painting, sitting by the fire, listening to country music and, of course, camping and being close to nature.    And if that is not enough, we can put you to work with our heirloom tomato, herb and vegetable farm where names such as Eritrea Basil;  White Icicle Radish; Ruby Queen Beets; and tomatoes with exotic titles: Black Vernissage; Black Beauty; Indigo Apple; Ananas Noire; Pork Chop; Lucid Gem and my favorite- Chestnut Chocolate- constitute the language of the day.
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HomeAway Ranch & Wildlife Preserve

60 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents100 acres · Boerne, TX
We're happily retired partners loving life in this wonderful oasis... And working hard to make it a bit better for our animals and guests, every single day. Mickey's recently retired from 21 years traveling the world with International Joint Special Forces and Vicky's a Cordon Bleu Chef who also recently retired. We are living our dream "retirement" in this gorgeous wooded Texas Hill-Country, caring for and playing with all sorts of fun animals and welcoming lovely people to our ranch/wildlife preserve/nature- resort, personally ensuring everyone has a memorable experience, from customized horseback-riding experiences (everything from trail rides, to horseback riding lessons to weddings and vows-renewals on horseback), to serving as concierge to preparing that special "made to order" fresh country breakfasts, champagne brunches and romantic or fun meals and treats like chocolate covered strawberries for any special occasion, including anniversaries and birthdays.
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Haby Ranch

336 sites · RVs, Tents1100 acres · Lake Medina Shores, TX
Come enjoy over 1000 acres of a 3500 acre Texas ranch. Perfect for fossil hunting, biking, hiking, stargazing, and exploring the great outdoors. Depending on rain and current water levels, you can also enjoy creeks, swimming holes, and waterfalls. Unplug and make memories sure to last a lifetime. Located 10 miles from Bandera, Cowboy Capital of the World.
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Boulderdash Cabin & Camping

12 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents5 acres · Bandera, TX
Hi Hip Campers! Spend some time in the beautiful Texas Hill Country at Boulderdash. Located along the serene Medina River, you can enjoy riverfront access and the peace and quiet of the great outdoors. Boulderdash hosts a variety of accommodations for every type of camper. Enjoy a cozy rustic three-bedroom cabin, primitive tent camping, full hookup RV sites, riverfront tent sites, and more! Play in the river, unplug, reconnect with friends and family, and enjoy the views of this beautiful country setting! Enjoy feeding the deer and watching the many varieties of birds, foxes, armadillos, squirrels and others! Our place is just 9 miles from Bandera, TX, the "Cowboy Capital of the World," where you can get a taste of the cowboy lifestyle with horseback riding, ranch tours, rodeos, museums, and more! This is one Texas destination you don't want to miss!
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Tipis on the Guadalupe

10 sites · Lodging1 acre · New Braunfels, TX
Over an acre of land off of beautiful River Road in New Braunfels, our Tipi resort is an oasis of relaxation, escape from the hustle, and Glamping!  Everything is on site for you to have a great getaway...cozy Tipi cabins, well-appointed private bath house, Guadalupe river frontage, hammocks, BBQ grills, and picnic space, all under a canopy of trees!  We even have tube rentals and cool merch for purchase on site!  Come see us...
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281 Country Club

40 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · San Antonio, TX
We created this site to try to do most outdoor entertainment options available in the same spot in this big town of South San Antonio, TX right outside the city limits off Hwy 281 inside Loop 1604 All types of camping are allowed: Tents, cars, trailers, RV & Motorhomes, Vans and truck campers, Multiple groups and pets allowed. Our 20 acre, 40 site campground is big enough for large groups and events for any Country Life and Entertainment. Great to do events, concerts, country music, mariachi, banda, rallys, family reunions, church retreat or just a quick getaway. Lots of activities and amenities available: Camping Tent/RV, Biking, Offroad OHV, Climbing, BBQ, Grilling, Relaxing, Party, Offroading. Family atmosphere, whether you want Quiet and Peaceful or Loud and Adventurous filled with adrenaline... go 4x4 Mudding, Off-roading riding your Jeep, Truck or any 4x4 vehicle. Trails for your ATV / UTV / Polaris RZR / CanAm / Dirt Bike / 4-Wheeler / Bicycle Large and open primitive RV Spots by the entrance Beautiful view of the sunset, stars, moon, pond, trees. Firewood is available for sale Camping in the middle of the ATV Track if you're bringing your bikes There are lots of attractions, Parks and historical sites super close If the San Antonio Spurs are playing, want to go see a movie, the Rodeo is going on, or other events, the AT&T Center and Alamodome are right around the corner For food there's Uber Eats and other food delivery platforms that come here, plus there's lots of Restaurants, HEB, Wal Mart and gas stations within 10 minutes Learn more about this land:  Country Life and Entertainment in  South San Antonio inside 1604.  4x4 Mudding ATV / UTV / Dirt Bike Trails  Grilling, Events, Concerts  Primitive Camping Tent/RV  If you'd like to camp next to the river,  it's 1/2 mile south of main entrance.  Port-a-Potty next to Red Tiny House  Campsite Details by Spot #:  *Area A - Creekside*  1-5 Mesquite Tree & Grill  *Area B - ATV Track*  6-9 Mesquite Tree and Grill  10-15 Mesquite Tree  *Area C - Pond*  16 Pecan Tree and Grill  17-18 Palm Tree  *Area D - Entrance Road*  19-25  Any RV, no leveling needed  *Area E - RV Park*  26-30  Any RV, no leveling needed,  water faucet available in this section  *Area F - River*  No RV's or wheelchair  Need to hike down to River  31-36 River Area  37-40 River Front
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Cedar Fence Ranch

5 sites · Lodging, RVs2 acres · Lakehills, TX
Learn more about this land:Our facility is in the Texas Hill country. North west of San Antonio near the Cowboy Capital of Bandera Texas. It is adjacent to Medina Lake, but does not have direct lake access . It is only 10 minutes from the public access county park. It is also 25 minutes from the beautiful Medina River which provides fantastic hiking, horseback riding and Tubbing Opportunities.
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The Rising Sun - Sherwood Forest

8 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Lakehills, TX
A small forested area, approx 3/4 the size of a football field, sidled up with Medina Lake (currently at 25%). 5 Tent Primitive Sites - 3 Small Primitive RV sites (20ft and shorter) No water or electricity Porta Potty on site (with hand washing) Park style grills available (two of them, shared) Driving and hiking access to lake available (not recommended for 2-Wheel drive vehicles)
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Hill Country Nature Retreat

8 sites · Lodging38 acres · Blanco, TX
My husband and I have built 100% of our homestead ourselves, with no hired help and we try to use as much recycled materials as possible. We're fully off grid with solar power, rainwater, and and it's a lifestyle that we both enjoy very much.
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Over Yonder

10 sites · Lodging, RVs3 acres · Canyon Lake, TX
We are in the 2024 solar eclipse's totality zone! ~ Enjoy sunset views in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. With a luxe 1 bedroom cabin, a 3 bed/2bath house, 4 RV sites, goats and sheep you can visit with and watch during your stay, and an ideal central location; we're a great space to plug into so you can unplug from the rest. Hang back and let the animals and birds entertain you--or you're minutes away from the lake and boat ramps, less than 15 minutes to the beautiful Guadalupe River (floating, fly fishing, hiking trails), 20 minutes to Blanco and Wimberley (Jacob's Well, Blue Hole, shopping, restaurants), only 35 minutes to San Marcos, Gruene, New Braunfels, and north San Antonio, and 50-60 minutes to Austin. Over Yonder is a relaxing, intimate 3 acre space. Please feel free to wander the property, excluding the fenced paddock that is home to the goats and sheep (southeastern corner) and the other dwelling areas that may have guests or residents. There are paths leading to the paddock, and the animals love to be watched from the fence. If they approach the fence, you are more than welcome to reach in to pet them, feel their horns, and give them some scratches. They're friendly, though if they decide you or your clothing taste good, they may begin to give you an exploratory nibble. : ) There are a few seating areas along the pathways, a couple of which have fire pits. These areas are communal and yours to fully enjoy. Other dwelling areas to please be mindful of are the Sunset Cabin (dark green with silver metal roof by the road), the Mana House (middle of the property with the small fenced backyard), the RV sites, and the Cabin in the Midst (coming soon, dark green metal building). Please feel as at home as possible. We hope everyone that stays at Over Yonder is reminded of their cosmic roots as they enjoy life by the lake, under the stars.
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Welcome to Hipcamp, your go-to resource for camping in the United States! Whether you're a seasoned outdoor enthusiast or just looking to escape the everyday hustle, we've got you covered. With over 650 options near San Antonio, Texas that offer a lake experience, you're sure to find the perfect camping spot that suits your needs. Looking for a cozy cabin or a spot to pitch your tent? We've got it all. And with options starting as low as $20 per night, camping has never been more affordable. Need some recommendations? Check out our top campsites with rave reviews: Boulderdash Cabin & Camping (362 reviews), Sparrow Bend River Retreat (233 reviews), and Texas Music River Ranch (187 reviews). Plus, enjoy popular amenities like campfires, pet-friendly spaces, and potable water. And if you're feeling adventurous, there are plenty of activities to choose from, including exploring historic sites, snow sports, and whitewater paddling. So pack your bags, grab your gear, and get ready to experience the great outdoors!

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