In the path of the April 8, 2024 total solar eclipse.
Welcome to our family's ranch and retreat from the big city where we are hosting a 2024 Solar Eclipse camping event! We love it in the Hill Country and want to share our little piece of heaven with the solar eclipse enthusiasts or those who just want to get out of town to enjoy a family-friendly outdoor campout on a working cattle ranch. Lampasas is known as the Gateway to the Texas Hill Country where the bluebonnets and wildflowers are in full bloom in March/April. It is the prettiest time of year to come in for a visit!
The Bar4L Ranch is a little over 300 acres of rolling hills with 3 small ponds and dry creek that runs through the property. We have about 250 acres of cleared grazing pastures for our Black Angus cattle and another 50 acres of wildlife areas that are heavily wooded. We have neighbors with high-fenced ranches on 3 of the 4 bordering fence lines where they raise exotics. If you look hard across the high fences, you may get a peak at a variety of exotic animals. The Bar4L is located in the Texas Hill Country where there are alot of old Oak trees, Mesquite trees, Cedar trees and cactus. The area is typically very dry with hard rocky soil that can be hard to dig into so bring appropriate tools if you need to dig into the ground for tent stakes.
While visiting the Bar4L, you will surely see some wildlife other than the Black Angus cattle and our horse. You may see things like birds, armadillos, deer, racoons, jackrabbits, an occasional hog, and yes, even snakes. We don’t see them often but if we do it is typically a rattlesnake.
We will have a community area with some food vendors (most likely food trucks) and Texas-style games like cornhole, hillbilly golf, and even learn to rope with a cattle dummy. At dusk, we will have an outdoor movie under the stars. And you can’t have a campout without a large community campfire where you can bring your own guitar and stuff for S'mores! And don’t forget to do some star gazing while you are far away from the big city lights.
To ensure everyone’s safety, we will have hired security personnel during the event and a nurses station for minor injuries. The City of Lampasas is a 15 minute drive from the ranch and the local law and fire departments have been advised of our private camping event in case of an emergency. We will also have some porta-potties stationed at the community area. Keep in mind, other than porta-potties, there are no public bathrooms or showers so it will be important for you to plan accordingly. Make sure your RV/Camper restrooms are in good working condition and you have plenty of fresh water in your water tank and your water pump works!
Feel free to bring things to enjoy while you are on the ranch, like mountain bikes, fishing poles, horses, romping boots, binoculars, telescope, etc. Guests are welcome to bring their golf carts or side by side (Rangers, Mules, etc) but NO motor vehicles like 4 wheelers or dirt bikes are allowed. We ask that only licensed drivers (16 years and older) are in the driver’s seat of golf carts or side by side’s and drive responsibly for everyone’s safety.
Family Friendly Activities:
* Movie under the stars
* Star gazing - bring your camping chairs
* Fishing - BYO fishing pole
* Hay rides
* Community campfire - bring your own guitar and s’mores
* Mountain/gravel biking (BYOB - bring your own bike!) on the ranch (small bike track) or on backroads around the ranch
* Ranch-style games - roping, cornhole, hillbilly golf, etc - we will have some but we encourage you to bring your own games as well!
* Food vendors
* And possibly more (snowcones, popcorn, souvenirs, etc)
Things to do around within an hour of the Bar4L:
* Texas Legato Winery - less than 10 miles
* Gutters and Putters in Lampasas (arcade and mini-golf) - less than 15 miles
* Colorado Bend State Park - 25 miles
* Hancock Golf Course - less than 15 miles
* Longhorn Cavern State Park - 34 miles
* Inks Lake & Inks Lake State Park (in Burnet County) - 35 miles
* Lake LBJ (in Marble Falls) - 35-40 miles
* Hill country bluebonnets and wildflowers - many miles of backroads with wildflowers
* Reveille Peak Ranch (in Burnet) for biking, hiking, trail riding - 31 miles
* Gravel Bike Ride - there are many backroads around us so if you are a cyclist, you could bring your bike. A gravel bike is probably best since these are country roads made with chip seal (soft asphalt overlaid with crushed stone aggregate) and some are even gravel roads depending on which direction you go.
Lampasas, Burnet, Texas, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Jumanos, Nʉmʉnʉʉ Sookobitʉ (Comanche), Ndé Kónitsąąíí Gokíyaa (Lipan Apache), and Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking