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Pecans on the Paluxy - River Views

5 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Glen Rose, TX
Pitch your tent or boondock your RV on the Paluxy River under giant pecan trees. Enjoy the scenic view of our beautiful river. Our private property is located near the historic square of glen rose but feels like you are miles away in the country. Have fun kayaking, swimming, fishing, or just sit back and enjoy the views. We have 5 different spacious sites to choose from. Most have a tree break area in-between for privacy. Or rent all 5 and have the entire property to yourself. Updated river photos will be posted on our Facebook page, or message me for updates. Unfortunately, I'm not able to control the river. It goes up and down depending on rain and temperatures. The river gets pretty low during July and August. Wheeler Branch Reservoir(only a few miles from camp) is a great spot to swim and fish when the river water levels are lower. Very small lake that is good for swimming and kayaking with a dock, clear waters. We have 5 different sites. All of them overlook the Paluxy River, have rock fire pits, seating areas, patios, and stairs down to riverbed. You will have access to one of the most beautiful parts of the Paluxy River. During drought conditions and high temperatures I always recommend keeping your head above water and avoiding stagnant areas in the river. In order to reserve a spot you must be 21 or over. This is not a extremely remote place where you can party and go crazy. We want everyone to be able to sit back, relax and enjoy the views. Site Big Pecan: This is the farthest site upriver and has one of the largest pecan trees I've ever seen. The trees provide great shade cover during the summer. This site has an awesome rock patio seating area with 2 wooden Adirondack chairs overlooking the river with stairs to provide easy access down into the water. It also has a rock firepit with 2 wooden Adirondack chairs on a rock patio. Also includes a kids sand box, and a picnic table with shade umbrella, and numerous extras available to rent. Site 1 Limestone ledge: Firepit seating area overlooking the river with 4 Adirondack chairs and a shade umbrella, separate rock patio closer to the water overlooking the river with 2 wooden rocking chairs, stairs down to riverbed, huge pecan trees, kids play set with sand box, 1 picnic table, shade umbrella, and a 10' x 10' raised tent deck platform overlooking the river. Site 2: Firepit seating area overlooking limestone riverbed with 3 Adirondack chairs, picnic table with a shade umbrella, 10' x 10' raised tent / deck platform, stairs down to riverbed and shallow area of the river for kids to play. Awesome view of the river with trees / shrubs on each side for privacy. Site 3: Firepit seating area overlooking the riverbed, 2 wooden Adirondack chairs, 2 picnic tables, 1 shade umbrella, 2 sets of rock stairs to the riverbed, shallow area of the river for kids to play. Awesome view of the river with trees / shrubs on each side for privacy. Site 4 Farthest site downstream. Nice rock patio overlooking the river with two wooden rocking chairs. Easy access for RVs and trailers. Rock stairs to the river for easy access. Fire pit with rock patio around it with 4 wooden Adirondack chairs. Picnic table with shade umbrella. Kids sand box. Shallow areas for kids to play in the river. Deeper fishing hole about 100 feet down river. Great area to sit in the river with a lawn chair. Awesome view of the river with trees / shrubs on each side for privacy. A lot of people buy two sites for more privacy and room for larger groups. For example, many purchase Big Pecan and site 1 together. Or sites 2 and 3. kayaks, wood, outdoor games, frisbee golf baskets and disc, grill and utensils, propane firepit, and other extras available for rent. Please select those during checkout Tips: Bring river shoes, nose plugs, swimming essentials. Parts of the river can be very slippery. Bring life jackets, especially for children. Bring the essentials for any camping trip including: sunscreen, bug spray, anti-itch meds, etc. Chairs and sunshades to sit in the river are always popular. The Paluxy river ranges from just a few inches deep to 5 feet deep in our camping area. There are more swimming holes a little deeper up and downstream. Water is available at the entrance. No restroom - pack in, pack out. Bring your own potty and water. If you are not familiar with dry camping do some research. There are all types of methods for restrooms, heating, cooling, etc. available now to make it enjoyable. Dogs are allowed on leash. Please do not allow your dog to roam freely if they are aggressive in nature. Clean up after them. Cancellation Policy: You may cancel up to 3 days before your stay for a full refund. Weekends during peak seasons (March - June & September - November) are non-refundable unless canceled and another camper reserves the site. I do offer partial refunds for extreme weather conditions. Activities Nearby: Dinosaur Valley State Park (Hiking, Biking, Swimming) - 4.5 miles Fossil Rim Wildlife Center (Drive through the park) - 3.9 miles Historic Glen Rose Square (Eat, shop) - .5 miles Big Rocks Park (Free, Kids love to crawl on the huge boulders and wade in the river) - 1.3 miles Oakdale Park (Swimming pool, playground) - 1.4 miles Paluxy Heritage Park / River Walk (Free, Pretty walk, Connects to Big Rocks dam)- 1.2 miles Somervell County Museum (Free, donation) - .7 miles Wheeler Branch Reservoir - (small lake, good kayak fishing, clear)Expo Center (Rodeos, dog shows, different events depending on schedule) Places to eat:*Hammonds BBQ - 2 miles*Sexton Feed Mill Grill/Bar (River View) - .7 miles Los Primos Mexican Food/Bar - 1.7 miles*Mama Mia Mexican Cuisine -*Riverhouse Grill (Lil more upscale) - .4 miles*The Green Pickle (Hamburgers) - .7 milesLa Vita Italian Food - .7 miles*Big Cup Eatery (Breakfast, Dinner) - .9 miles* Storiebook Cafe (Sandwiches, wraps)- .8 miles Beehive Cafe - (hamburgers, Mexican food)Simple Simons (Pizza, calzones) -Snyder's Tavern Bar - .5 miles Blackies Bar/Grill - .7 miles Bull Lion Ranch Winery - .7 miles*Shoo-Fly Soda Shop (Ice-cream, pies) - .7 miles*Loco Coyote Grill/Bar (BBQ) - 8.8 miles Crave Bakery (coffee, pastries) - .8 miles*Grounded Coffee Shop (Coffee, salad bar)Debbie’s Restaurant (Breakfast) -Tiger Corner (Pastries, Sandwiches) -Subway -Sugar Biscuits (Lil Everything) -Teriyaki Chinese Food -Sunshine Doughnuts - *Rough Creek Lodge (upscale reservations, lunch $25, Dinner $125) - 15 miles*Overlook Cafe Fossil Rim (Free by bypassing main entrance, hamburgers, awesome view, petting zoo, gift shop) - 4 miles 7-Eleven Laredo Taco -Tacote (breakfast burritos, lunch)
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Liberty Hill Hideaway Lake Retreat

17 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents7 acres · Dawson, TX
Lake life at Liberty Hill Hideaway gives you choices that fit your life style. Our main-house accommodations include 2 queen-size bedrooms w/ensuites, a shared large balcony, crow's nest, kitchen, dining area, living room and laundry room. If you prefer glamping, enjoy our 2 remodeled vintage RVs sharing outdoor shower. The grounds are beautiful and fit for 3 campsites w/electricity, and 1 primitive campsite with tent & meditation habak. Shared restroom and shower for outdoor sites. This is the perfect place to restore your soul. If you are a free spirit who loves nature, quirky, lakelife, stars, trees, flowers, luscious foliage, pretty much everything about the outdoors and being in a tranquil country setting, this is your vacation and time-out place. Enjoy snoozing in the hammocks, playing croquet with your friends, stargazing from the Crow's Nest, enjoying drinks or mushroom coffee or tea on the patio bar, a game of pool, firepits, listening to good music from other free spirits, the habak tent, tent camping, glamping in restored vintage RVs, staying in eclectic-designed rooms in the main house with private restrooms, sitting out on the shared balcony. boating and fishing on Navarro Mills Lake. There're so many things to do when you just relax and get back to nature. Let the day take you away. Lake life is better at Liberty Hill Hideaway lake retreat. Plan your next getaway here!
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Big Rocks on the Brazos

4 sites · RVs2 acres · Waco, TX
Big Rocks on the Brazos is located on our family property along the Brazos river. Our RV sights are deeply snuggled into a location directly next to the river where it is peaceful and quite. The area is great for a weekend getaway or a family vacation. Book your stay now! *NOTE : NO TENT/CAR CAMPING ONLY RVS & TRAILERS WITH THEIR OWN RESTROOMS*
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Hideout Ridge

8 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents50 acres · Covington, TX
50 acres covered in large oak trees. We offer several miles of hiking trails, a three acre vineyard, a beautiful pond, secluded camping and abundant wildlife. Located in north western Hill County 15 miles from I-35, Hideout Ridge looks out upon the highest point in the county. Each camp site is separated by trees. A cedar bathhouse with a toilet and hot water shower is a five minute walk from the tent sites and non potable water is available from the tap. A fire pit is available except during dry conditions . The host lives on the property.
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Bee Mountain River Resort

10 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · Cleburne, TX
Nature and wildlife mixed with fun and relaxation, Bee Mountain River Resort is truly a one-of-a-kind property! Private, spacious and beautiful, we are blessed with 1.5 miles of sandy beaches along Brazos River and the road coming here dead ends at our front gate. Customers are usually groups of friends & family; many having camped here for years. A few even claim to have grown up on the river and, to some extent, that might be true. Bee Mountain River Resort is a secluded off-the-grid campground that's been around since the '70s. And it's pretty well known to the locals. I first discovered the Brazos River in 1985 when looking for great water to ski on. And since that time, I've developed many great memories here. I would describe our ranch as classic and old school. Change comes pretty slow here.....and we like it that way. Family, friends, kids & pets all love our amazing getaway. A rare gem best shared with good people. Each and every campsite is located directly on the river and all of them are huge. Firewood, ice, kayaks, paddle boards and generators are available at low prices. Great tasting water from our deep well, clean restrooms and a camper dump station are located on the premises. We are very pet friendly providing your pet is friendly.
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Country Woods Inn

4 sites · Lodging40 acres · Glen Rose, TX
Welcome to an adventure! Cabin on the SAME river 113 million year old dinosaur tracks were just discovered minutes upstream in Dinosaur Valley State Park. 40 wooded acres on the Paluxy River with a river walk to the historic downtown square. Minutes from Fossil Rim, Dinosaur State Park, Dinosaur World and The Promise, this Award Winning inn is the perfect setting for Family Reunions, Church Retreats and Weddings in the breathtaking Chapel in the Woods!
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Veronica V.’s Land

3 sites · Lodging10 acres · Morgan, TX
Welcome to Vida Sonada, the place where life meets dreams. This "convenience and comfort camp" is the ideal place for a weekend get-away where you can enjoy all the great things about camping without any of the work or having to give up the luxuries of a well-appointed bedroom. Your luxury safari tent is tucked away among the trees on this 10-acre property just 1.5 miles from the nearest boat launch on the west side of Lake Whitney.
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Renegade Escape

1 site · Lodging7 acres · Morgan, TX
7Acre Ridgeline Camp - Campsite #1 on Renegade Ridge is for anyone looking to catch an exceptional view from any angle. Set on a bluff, cresting the side of a cliff, you'll feel safe and secure as you listen to the sounds of wildlife in the creek below. In total the property sits on 7.3 acres nestled in the heart of a small lakeside community. This campsite is the first in our campground, so guests will have private access to the entire ridgeline & hiking trails cut through the 7.3 acers into the creek bed below. There is plenty of space for additional tents if guests would like to bring additional campers. Just let us know and I will be happy to discuss all the options. SAFTEY NOTES: The terrain is rocky and can be quite steep in places with some drop offs. Not recommended for small children or pets that are not well trained. We also share the land with lots of wildlife! Please be aware at all times and keep an eye out for snakes & spiders! You may also hear wild boars in the creek bed at night. SITE AMENITES `This site includes a 10x14, Kodiak' canvas tent that will be completely set up with the essentials including Water & Electric, bed & linens & outdoor chairs. INSIDE ` Cozy up on a queen size mattress complete with all the necessary bedding (pillows, sheets &comforter). We like to keep it super cozy but simple inside to make sure there is plenty of space for guest's personal things. BATHROOMS ` There is no access to a bathroom but a screened shelter with a camping toilet & compost bags will be provided. Guests will need to be self-contained, take waste with them and leave no trace. OUTSIDE ` A water spigot & electrical outlet are included at the campsite. A fire pit & firewood will also be provided (with the exception of any burn bans in effect) ACTIVITIES - Neighborhood Boat Ramp & access to Lake Whitney/Brazos River. Stargazing, birdwatching, & hiking the trails are a few things many of our guests enjoy the most. We also have access to a public boat ramp in the neighborhood. Guests will also have access to over 9000 aces of public hunting lands managed by the Army Corp. of Engineers. Meridian State Park & Lake Whitney State Park are each about a 30min drive. BILLY & KATE are you CAMP hosts: we do live on property, in the main house on the opposite side of the campsite but unless needed, we like to stay out of the way to respect our guest's privacy. Please feel free to text Kate if you'd like any recommendations on activities, have any questions or need any help! We are so glad you're here! Enjoy!
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Hackberry Acres RV Park

22 sites · RVs2 acres · Clifton, TX
Learn more about this land:Opened in August 2020, Hackberry Acres RV Park is for RVers wishing to enjoy the Top of the Texas Hill Country, while being steps away from the action. Come enjoy full hookups (50/30/20 amp), free high speed wifi, a pet area and a quiet street within walking distance to historic downtown Clifton, Texas. You’ll love the shopping, dining, art galleries and entertainment. Kayak, fish and swim in the Bosque River in the nearby City Park. Bike the area's miles of country roads. Visit the Bosque Arts Center for live theater, concerts and galleries with works by members of the Cowboy Artists of America. Explore the Bosque Museum and the Norse Historic District to learn about Clifton’s designation as the Norwegian Capital of Texas. Take a quick scenic drive for water activities and hiking at nearby Meridian State Park or Lake Whitney. Located just 35 miles from Waco, we are the perfect home base for the Magnolia Silo District, Lake Waco, Baylor University, Dr. Pepper Museum, Texas Ranger Museum, Texas Sports Hall of Fame, Cameron Park Zoo and much more!
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Marlin-Lago

4 sites · Tents3 acres · Marlin, TX
3 acres around property that bumps up to the pastures and woods. Wild life and fresh eggs and swimming in a 13' pool. Moments away from fishing the Brazos, shopping the silos with chip and Joanna Gaines. Quite and relaxing camping but close enough for take out. Door Dash will deliver right to your tent.
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Tiny house on Ranch

1 site · Lodging10 acres · Midlothian, TX
Tiny house on 10 acre property to escape the city life. It has a small pond to walk to and relax. Spread your legs and see in a cozy 1 bedroom, 2 loft with full living room, kitchen, and bathroom. Farm/ranch with sheep, chickens, and 2 working dogs. We do live onsite about 80' away from the front porch.
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Whitney Rose Rv Park

1 site · RV9 acres · Laguna Park, TX
9ac 1000ft off the main road makes for a quiet little getaway a couple minutes away from the lake. We have 1/3mi walking trails, 40x120ft dog park with dog washing station, good wifi, showers, and laundry. Located 1hr south of DFW and 45min NW of Waco, Tx, just a few minutes south of the town of Whitney, and a couple minutes from Lake Whitney. This is a wonderful lake for stripper and bass fishing, as well as cliff jumping and boating activities.
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Camping near West with swimming guide

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If you're looking for camping near West, Texas with swimming options, Hipcamp has over 770 options to choose from. With an average price per night of $45 and options as low as $5, you're sure to find something that fits your budget. Some of the top campsites in the area include EcoRich Ranch (300 reviews), Gypsy Moon Hideaway (222 reviews), and Big Rocks on the Brazos (159 reviews). Popular amenities include potable water, showers, and pet-friendly areas. If you're looking to do more than just swim, popular activities in the area include paddling, snow sports, and horseback riding.

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