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Colorado River Camping

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· Smithville, Fayette, Texas
Hosted by Nenita C.
12 RV/tent sites
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Nomadic camping
Best for self-contained campers. There are no toilets, showers, or potable water at this Hipcamp.
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The land has been mainly used by ranchers. It is a simple small getaway. Kirtley used to be a thriving city but once they took the post office away, they attached it to Smithville. Luckily, it hasn't lost its quaint nature. There is a stretch of river property that is normally inaccessible to the general public, but you can access it here where it still lives in its pristine nature. If you look for it you can also find a lot of petrified wood.  Learn more about this land: This listing is best for people who want to fish, kayak or Canoe on the river.  Please read all this information to the bottom of the page.  Note that this is primitive camping ( if you don't know what that means look it up). so no toilets, no drinking water. There is trash service. Walmart sells Reliance double doodie bags with bio gel for restroom solutions.  If you want to be right on the river bank, the island is the best place for you to camp. (up stream). You would need to bring a kayak or canoe to access the islands. I have kayaks (3) for rent. I do also rent the house on the property with showers and toilets but you must make prior arrangements.    You can pitch your tent on the property (it is fenced in to keep wildlife out an it is not directly on the riverbank). You do have access to the river.  The river access is not a beach. The camp site is not directly on the river but very close.  2 minute walk to the river. This place is best for people who want to be on the river fishing, kayaking or canoeing.   I have three kayaks to rent if needed.  No refunds on kayaks or on rain days.  The river levels changes constantly and so does the weather.   Bring water tubes, kayaks or canoes. There is an island that you can explore or spend time on if you kayak a short distance up stream. Wear a life vest for your safety and water shoes. If you want to spend the day on an island beach you must bring or rent a kayak, You can put kayaks in up stream and end up at the property if you have a way to transport the kayaks. I have 3 Kayaks to rent 35 each if needed for the day.  Also bring a shade tent, a hat and sunscreen in the summer.  A headlamp is recommended. Check in before it gets dark. Sometimes the grass is a bit long when it has rained a lot and it can not be mowed unless the ground is dry.   Please do not leave glass or trash cans n the field. Everyone who stays must pay the fee.  I have someone checking on the property and the vehicles on the property.  Please be respectful to others camping and do not go onto other people's private property.  Let me know when you are close to the property and when you leave.  I require a picture of you removing your trash so that you do not get charged for leaving trash.   The river is so beautiful and very much not commercialized.   The area you are entering is not accessible to the general public because it is all private property.This listing is best for people who want to fish, kayak or Canoe on the river.  Please read all this information to the bottom of the page.  Note that this is primitive camping ( if you don't know what that means look it up). so no toilets, no drinking water. There is trash service. Walmart sells Reliance double doodie bags with bio gel for restroom solutions.  If you want to be right on the river bank, the island is the best place for you to camp. (up stream). You would need to bring a kayak or canoe to access the islands. I have kayaks (3) for rent. I do also rent the house on the property with showers and toilets but you must make prior arrangements.    You can pitch your tent on the property (it is fenced in to keep wildlife out an it is not directly on the riverbank). You do have access to the river.  The river access is not a beach. The camp site is not directly on the river but very close.  2 minute walk to the river. This place is best for people who want to be on the river fishing, kayaking or canoeing.   I have three kayaks to rent if needed.  No refunds on kayaks or on rain days.  The river levels changes constantly and so does the weather.   Bring water tubes, kayaks or canoes. There is an island that you can explore or spend time on if you kayak a short distance up stream. Wear a life vest for your safety and water shoes. If you want to spend the day on an island beach you must bring or rent a kayak, You can put kayaks in up stream and end up at the property if you have a way to transport the kayaks. I have 3 Kayaks to rent 35 each if needed for the day.  Also bring a shade tent, a hat and sunscreen in the summer.  A headlamp is recommended. Check in before it gets dark. Sometimes the grass is a bit long when it has rained a lot and it can not be mowed unless the ground is dry.   Please do not leave glass or trash cans n the field. Everyone who stays must pay the fee.  I have someone checking on the property and the vehicles on the property.  Please be respectful to others camping and do not go onto other people's private property.  Let me know when you are close to the property and when you leave.  I require a picture of you removing your trash so that you do not get charged for leaving trash.   The river is so beautiful and very much not commercialized.   The area you are entering is not accessible to the general public because it is all private property.
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8 ratings · 7 reviews
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Kamren S.recommends
April 17, 2024
Colorado River camping/kayaking
The host was super responsive and very helpful!! Really recommend.
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Kendall F.recommends
November 22, 2021
Colorado River camping/kayaking
Perfect spot near the river!
Nenita was a very communicative Host! She has a great spot just a short walk off the river - it’s a wide open field behind their river house, but it’s fenced in for some added security! We enjoyed our morning walk right out to the river with our coffee - the views are serene and breathtaking, even just from the access point right at the end of the trail! We will be back next time to rent a kayak and paddle down-river for even more awesome views. The river is truly unbelievable and Nenita’s place is the perfect and simple basecamp for a river trip!
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Nick H.recommends
October 15, 2020
Colorado River camping/kayaking
Second Trip
Second time to use the property. Convenient location to the river and a great host.
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Nick H.recommends
September 21, 2020
Colorado River camping/kayaking
Great Landowner and Location
Nenita the landowner was very friendly and responded immediately to all of my messages/questions. The campsite was easy to find and the river access was conveniently nearby. My friends and I will definitely come back for our next trip!
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Scott R.recommends
August 22, 2020
Colorado River camping/kayaking
Peaceful place out in the country
The stars at night out there are gorgeous! I'll be back I only did one night of tent camping but Nenita was one of the nicest hosts I've met. She really went out of her way to make sure everything was just as described.
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Amanda P.recommends
May 23, 2020
Colorado River camping/kayaking
Quiet riverside campground
I stayed one night here with my sister and we really enjoyed ourselves! River is close by, there was only one other group so plenty of space and I liked that my dog could roam around the fenced campground. The grass was a little long and the directions were tricky, but I called Nenita and she was so helpful and we found it. Would recommend and stay again!! Thanks
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Smithville , Fayette, Texas, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Jumanos, Coahuiltecan, Tonkawa, and Sana First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Nenita C.

Joined in January 2018
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