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Desenrascanco Camp
43 reviews
· Texas
62 acres
3 sites
3 RV/Tent
Desenrascanco is a Portuguese word meaning "the improvisation of haphazard but completely sound solutions at the last minute." It's a 62-acre Texas ranch for which we have big plans: land art, ecological restoration, creative retreats and more. In the meantime, we wanted to make it available on Hipcamp if anyone wants a complete escape from civilization for a night or more. It's beautiful, breathtaking land situated in the exact middle of nowhere, with a large variety of plants and wildlife. Learn more about this land: 30 minutes off I-10, a lonely dot on Google Maps, with no other human structures in sight. 1h45m to Guadalupe National Park 2h to Marfa 2h to El Paso 62 acres of Texas ranch land. Cows wandering around nearby, and a drink tank on the property. Other wildlife includes quail, coyotes, javelinas, mule deer and more! We are setting aside funds for an ecological restoration project, and want the land to be useful in the meantime so we have put it on Hipcamp! It's a short hike to the stunning views from the top of the hill, and ammonite fossils at the crest of the hill are just sticking right out of the ground! Can you find them?
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Hosted by David J.Joined in February 2019
53 ratings · 43 reviews
Sarah S.recommends
July 9, 2022
Desenrascanco Camp, near I-10.
We just needed a place for the night but wish we could’ve stayed a little longer! Beautiful views, sunset, and stars! Also got to visit with some cows ❤️
Lee C.
April 18, 2022
Desenrascanco Camp, near I-10.
Overall it was a very good experience. The skies were as dark as advertised, and it was fairly easy to find a random piece of desert to park in. The tank itself is surrounded by the traces of cows, so did not make for a great spot. However Sunset was beautiful, sunrise even more so. As solitude was my goal, I'd say I got what I came for.
Karen A.recommends
February 1, 2022
Desenrascanco Camp, near I-10.
We pulled our NuCamp T@b 400 Boondock to David’s property. Use gps to get to Sierra Blanca, and then follow David’s directions. He has a beautiful property—we felt like we were the last people on earth!
Amber W.recommends
November 15, 2021
Desenrascanco Camp, near I-10.
Quiet, secluded, back country campi
Very isolated and quiet! Which is exactly what we wanted. Its a bit of a drive down dirt roads from sierra blanca but worth it if its seclusion and peace that youre after. It too us approximately 2 hours to drive to Guadalupe mountai s national park. The roads are well marked and easy to find. They are a little rough and look like they would be problamatic to drive in wet weather so make sure you have 4 wheel drive if its supposed to rain. There is absolutely no other human presence around for miles. When the sun goes down it is beyond dark, absolutely no light pollution and the stars are amazing!
John E.recommends
October 19, 2021
Desenrascanco Camp, near I-10.
The land was gorgeous with plenty of places to camp. A word of caution, BE CAREFUL if you are driving a 2wd vehicle. The road out there was rough on my Toyota Camry. If it had rained when I was out there the road would have been way too muddy, and I would have been stuck out there. That being said the rough journey there paid off with a wonderful night under the billions of stars, and the feeling of being totally isolated from the world.
Carol M.
September 8, 2021
Desenrascanco Camp, near I-10.
Stars galore
It's remote and super quiet with amazing views. Hard to beat the night skies . There was zero light or noise pollution. Monsoon season made the roads rather challenging but we have a high clearance vehicle and it was worth it.
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