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Anidem Bend Wildlife Habitat

· Bandera, Bandera, Texas
10 acres hosted by Cynthia M.
4 tent sites
WELCOME! SOLAR ECLIPSE! Contact me if you have questions or need photo clarification of the actual campsites. NOTE: BURN BAN CURRENTLY OFF I look forward to meeting you! This is an 2SLGBTQIA all inclusive safe and friendly property to camp on. Anyone is welcome and it is not exclusive to 2SLGBTQIA. Anidem is Medina Lake spelled backwards. This is a very unique property. I have resided here since 1998. I currently live quietly on-site. It is approximately 10 acres with three acres of usable land. The rest goes down a sheer 100 foot bluff and into the middle of the river. It is on the horseshoe bend of the Medina River before it widens out into Medina Lake. Spend your days exploring the huge boulders below, sunbathing or hanging out with friends on the giant rocks. This was a Wagon Trail once upon a time and you can see the wagon wheels ruts on the bottom of the river here. At some point they hardened and it makes for a very interesting topography. There are over 37 different species of birds here. This is a BIRDERS haven! Deer, Raccoons, Squirrels, Possums, Armadillos, Skunks, Porcupines, Ringtailed cats, Foxes, Frogs and Roadrunners, live here, visit here or travel up from the cliffs nightly. Once in a while you will hear Wild Turkeys and they will land here if it is really quiet. The views from the property are magnificent. Especially glorious sunrises and sunsets. You can not access the water from the property. It is either a short walk or drive down to a beautiful Pecan bottom where you can access the water. It's a little tricky getting down to the water when the river levels are low, so make sure you have non slip river shoes with you. There is also a swing set and Barbecue pits there. It is perfect for kayaking or spending the day fishing, floating and relaxing. It is across the river from Sparrow River Retreat. The property is gated and fenced with 17 security cameras mostly to monitor the wildlife, but for your own protection as well. There are also solar motion lights all over the property to assist you at night. You may also see wildlife as they light them up. There is a huge picnic table under a stand of big oak trees. in the Prime River View Campsite. There is a wooden privacy enclosure for your own portable camping toilet. You must bring your own. Riverview Campsite only. The other three campsites will require you to also bring your own personal camping toilets and supplies, in addition to your own pop up privacy tents. Due to the dangers of the 100 plus feet high cliffs with nothing to break your fall, this property is not safe or appropriate for children under 12 years old. NO CHILDREN UNDER 12 ALLOWED. Sorry no exceptions. NO PETS ALLOWED (For the protection of the abundant wildlife that make this property their home) It is a place to come and recharge your spirit. There is a strong 5G cellular signal here. No wifi as the idea is to disconnect from the internet to recharge your soul with the Harmony of nature. If you enjoy wildlife photography, this is a good place for it. It is generally best to check with Weather Bug app to determine the weather during your stay. Bandera Falls would be the location to check. I sincerely hope that you enjoy your stay here! The sounds of nature are very healing to the spirit. At night you should sleep soundly listening to the awesome sounds of the river frogs and creatures. It's very soothing. If you are a birdwatcher, then this is your place! You will enjoy Cardinals, Tit Mice, Black Capped Chickadee, Hummingbirds, Big Blue Scrub Jays, 4 different types of Woodpeckers, Cowbirds, Finches, Sparrows, Wrens, several Dove species, Owls, Painted Buntings, Indigo Buntings, House Finches, Goldfinches, and more. If you are a Rock Hound, then this is your place! You can find arrowheads, Ancient Sea Bed Fossils, Smooth polished river rock, River Rocks with holes in them. All sorts of striated beautiful rocks. Down at the river it is a whole different world with Blue and White Herons, Hawks, Ducks and more. Bring your Binoculars and cameras! It is right across the river from Sparrow Bend River Retreat. We look down over them from a 100 plus foot bluff. You can see the campers and their tents on the river whenever they have guests. It is a 20 minute drive into Bandera, Texas where you can enjoy deep swimming holes in Beautiful Bandera Park. It is a great place to Kayak or float under the shade of the Big Oak trees. There are plenty of good restaurants, Lowes grocery store, True Value, Tractor Supply, Dollar General, and great shopping with very unique non chain stores. Bandera is the Cowboy Capital of the World. There is much to see and do there. If you encounter a particularly hot day, duck into the incredible Bandera Natural History Museum. It is so interesting and always cold with air conditioning and is a must see while in Bandera. It DOES get really hot in this part of Texas, so please be sure and bring your camping fans. IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ ALL RULES THOROUGHLY BEFORE BOOKING TO MAKE SURE THIS WILL BE THE RIGHT FIT FOR YOU, AS YOU WILL BE CAMPING IN A STATE CERTIFIED WILDLIFE HABITAT. Thank you! Leave the city behind you. Relax, you are in a safe space. Enjoy your stay!
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5 ratings · 5 reviews
Lenzi S.recommends
May 19, 2024
River View Camp
Staying at Cynthia’s place was a wonderful experience. From the view to the hospitality, it really was special 🥰
Videodewd01 G.recommends
April 12, 2024
Deer Haven Camp
Great experience!
Cynthia was a great host! She was very supportive during our stay and has made many improvements to make her property even more inviting for guests. The views from the cliff were spectacular and the river was a nice swim. We saw plenty of wildlife, fish and turtles wading in the river and deer grazing throughout the neighborhood. Overall a great experience.
Alex G.recommends
March 27, 2024
River View Camp
This place is incredible! The view of the river just can't be beat, and Cynthia was so sweet. To top it all off, it's a wildlife refuge too. Really awesome place!
Simon Z.recommends
October 15, 2023
River View Camp
Solar eclipse stay
My friends and I had a great time in Cynthia’s land. There was a lot of cool decorations as it is a bird sanctuary. It is a few yards away from a really beautiful outlook onto Medina river. There is lots of seating and trees for shade in the camp area. We were able to grill, hang out by the fire and star gaze at night by the cliff overlooking the river which was really nice! We went out there to see the solar eclipse and had a good view of it right from the camp site. Cynthia was also home the whole time and is very nice and very accommodating; we forgot some supplies and she was more than happy to lend us some! :) The only few cons is that there is no direct access to the river from her property because it is on the cliff side of the river. It is a few minutes drive down to the river though. From our site, areas to pitch a tent were also somewhat limited as the camp site is right next to her house and there’s a lot of concrete and rock paths / patio by it. If you’re looking to make noise at night then I wouldn’t recommend this because the host will be at home and could disturb her and the wild life she takes care of.
Meredith M.recommends
July 31, 2023
Arrowhead Camp
If you love the hill country like I do, you'll love the views on Cynthia's land. I camped in the summer, during the drought, so the water in the river below the cliff was low. It was hot but the trees and warm breeze kept me comfortable all night. Cynthia is responsive, friendly, and passionate about the land and wildlife.
Bandera, Bandera, Texas, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Jumanos, Coahuiltecan, Ndé Kónitsąąíí Gokíyaa (Lipan Apache), and Tonkawa First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Cynthia M.Joined in May 2023
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