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Bruce’s Land

· Hawkins, Wood, Texas
12 acres hosted by Bruce L.
1 lodging site · 1 RV/tent site
Bruce is a Star Host
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Our homestead is a few acres in East Texas, near Hawkins. The land has been untouched for about 30 years, maybe last used for cattle grazing. We're keeping the property as natural as possible, we live here off-grid and off-pipe. There’s a 17 acre lake that we share with neighbors. It’s full of bass, bluegill, crappie and catfish, we encourage catch and keep fishing since the lake could use a little fishing pressure. We also have a beaver pond, and resident beaver. Some of the wildlife we see regularly: fireflies, turtles, cardinals, bluejays, hummingbirds, kite birds, frogs, opossums, armadillos, beaver, river otter, road runners and rabbits. These plants live here too: Beautyberry, Dewberry, Pokeberry, Sparkleberry, Dogfennel, Dogwood, Yaupon Holly, Holly, Wax Myrtle, Sassafras , Lyreleaf Sage, Carolina Crane’s bill, Coral Honeysuckle, Western White Honeysuckle, Smooth Cat’s Ear, Daisy Fleabane, Prairie Onion, Mullein, Summer Grape, Water Lily. The entire water lily plant is edible, did you know? Swim, hang out, cool down on the small swimming dock. Canoe and kayak included! Based on shared availability, we have 1 two person canoe, and 3 kayaks for use on our lake free of charge. There are smaller size adult life jackets and oars/paddles. Bring your own life jackets for kids. Contrary to local rumor lol, we are not a “nudist resort”. But it is true that one of our campsites is very private, so one could dress any way they wanted while at that campsite. About the Bees Please do not bring or use any insect killer or insect repellent other than what you apply to your own body. We have several honey bee colonies living here and our neighbor keeps bees as well. For the safety and health of our bees, the use of man made insect killers or repellents on the ground, in the air or on the foliage is absolutely not allowed. One natural remedy is diatomaceous earth. Sprinkled on the ground, it does a good job at keeping ants and crawling creatures away. Brookshire's in Hawkins less than 4 miles away if you need supplies. Verizon, ATT users have cell coverage here, no signal for T-Mobile users. LGBTQ+ friendly.
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98 ratings · 85 reviews
Sharon V.recommends
April 29, 2024
Lake Campsite #1
Beautiful, natural, and wild!
Such a beautiful piece of land! The hosts were wonderful! Keep in mind this is a very primitive spot in the middle of nowhere so you really are camping, not glamping! It was very quiet, serene, and natural. We would love to return.
Kenny H.recommends
April 19, 2024
Lake Campsite #1
This was a very peaceful and private site to visit. The campsite is tucked away and near a body of water. There was a fire pit and table as well.
Michael B.recommends
April 14, 2024
Lake Campsite #1
Nice quiet camp site and great fishing! Would stay again.
Dalton M.recommends
April 9, 2024
Lake Campsite #1
Stellar place to see the heavens
Came back to Bruce’s land to see the total solar eclipse on 4/8/2024. I have to stress - Bruce is an excellent communicator and very patient. I must have changed my reservation 4 times before showing up with an extra vehicle. He allowed me to modify the reservation on Hipcamp and pay the additional fees for the extra persons I brought. The site is gorgeous. Road to the site is much improved. I won’t say too much more or might have trouble getting dates in the future. This is a real gem.
S.J. B.recommends
March 31, 2024
Lake Campsite #1
Wonderful experience
What a fantastic campsite. Jose met us and showed us around. So peaceful! It was my daughter's 18th birthday and she wanted to camp. We couldn't have asked for a better place. Communication was spot on and their property is gorgeous and right on the lake. I highly recommend! The campsite was very spacious. We were able to set up two large tents comfortably. The night time noises were so peaceful to fall asleep to. Only one person in our party took out a kayak, but we just relaxed on the floating dock while he enjoyed paddling around. Perfect stay. Thank you Bruce and Jose. We will definitely come back again
Lisa O.recommends
March 30, 2024
Lake Campsite #1
Private lake front. Hosts were very accommodating. Really nice place.
Hawkins, Wood, Texas, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Caddo and Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking

Hosted by Bruce L.

Joined in October 2019
Response rate: 100%
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