1 / 119

Hidalgo Falls Hideaway

90%
·
· Navasota, Texas
13 acres
11 sites
1 Lodging
10 Tent
The 13-acre park at Hidalgo Falls is owned by the Texas Rivers Protection Association. It is located on the Brazos River about eight miles from Navasota. TRPA ownership of this property guarantees access to this popular and unique river resource. For whitewater paddlers, it offers a class II rapid with numerous surfing waves, holes, eddy lines and play spots. For flatwater paddlers, it provides a convenient and secure access point for float trips along a very historic stretch of the Brazos as well as a place to learn swiftwater techniques and rescue skills. In the four miles downstream from the rapid archaeologists have unearthed mastodon bones from the riverbank, and the remains of  an early 20th century lock and dam system still loom large in the river. All of this is just upstream from Washington on the Brazos State Park, birthplace of the republic of Texas. Stephen F. Austin is said to have crossed the river often at Hidalgo Falls. It is also said that you could tell if you had a knowledgeable riverboat captain if he could get his boat upstream of the rapid and back down before the river level dropped stranding the boat upriver near Millican or Port Sullivan. The fast moving water and play features of the rapid are rarities in this part of the state. During the year volunteer fire departments in the region use the falls for training firefighters in swiftwater rescue. A 2 mile hike and bike trail are being worked on now and will soon open. Volunteers are always welcome!
Activities
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Natural features
Beach
Forest
Lake
River, stream, or creek
Available sites
Filter by
Loading sites...
Location
Navasota, Texas, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Avatar
Hosted by Patti C.Joined in May 2020
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 3 hours
90%
43 ratings · 34 reviews
Avatar
Erika P.doesn't recommend
January 3, 2023
Shaded campground on the Brazos R.
Not the best way to do business
Do not recommend this place. If it rains you have to have a 4WD to be able to make it to the campground it is like a half mile drive in the mud. Also even though IT IS advertised as 70$ for a group of 4 they will tell you when you are packing up that its 70$ for 2 people that you now have to pay extra. Not the best way to do business.
Avatar
Yaakov B.doesn't recommend
November 27, 2022
Rustic red cabin
Couldn’t access site - stuck in mud
We were 3 minutes away from our site when we got stuck in the mud on Camp Rd. The mud caused our vehicle to veer off the road and get stuck, and then we had to get towed out (the first two tow trucks called would not drive on the road due to the mud - only the the third tow truck called had 4WD and would help us). Once unstuck, we did not attempt to proceed to the site but instead decided to return home to Houston. On the way out on Camp Rd, the mud again caused our vehicle to veer off and get stuck, and the tow truck had to pull us out again. The Host refused to give a refund (the Manager knew of the poor road conditions and did not provide advance warning, nor did the site listing indicate that 4WD was required), but instead offered a free night in the future. We will not return, however, because there is no guarantee that road conditions will be better when we have the time to go camping.
Avatar
Kevin H.recommends
November 27, 2022
Shaded campground on the Brazos R.
Great place to camp with easy river access. Water, electricity, and restrooms w/showers were readily available. Would definitely love to return at some point.
Avatar
Brooke B.recommends
October 23, 2022
Shaded campground on the Brazos R.
Shady Camping, Great River Access
Beautiful, quiet area with easy access to the Brazos river. Spent one quick night here on the way to our final destination, but would love to return to spend more time. Patti was very kind and easy to communicate with. Hope to return soon!
Avatar
Estela A.recommends
October 16, 2022
Shaded campground on the Brazos R.
My family and I loved the site. Patti was very friendly and courteous. We are planning to comeback to spend another weekend a this very same campground. This place is clean and cozy to have a quiet peaceful weekend!
Avatar
Brian K.recommends
October 16, 2022
Shaded campground on the Brazos R.
Scenic, comfortable, and fun!
The campground was comfortable, with walking access to a nearby river. The host Patti, her son Patrick, and their dog clover were all great. The drive up to the site was scenic. Perfect weather too. Great opportunity to take some photos. Best of all, our daughter loved it. Will be back again with more family and friends. Thank you Patti!
Avatar
Terri C.doesn't recommend
June 18, 2022
Rustic red cabin
Would not recommend this site.
My grandkids loved the freedom to run around, but it wasn’t worth the money. No one could meet us there, we were locked out of the cabin and I had to find keys and enter the owner’s house to get keys to the cabin. Since the power was off it took a complete day for the cabin to cool and the fridge to cool. Inside of cabin smelled bad. Beds did not have linen so it was good we had our sleeping bags. Refrigerator was full of mold. Couldn’t go kayaking or fishing. Took my grandkids to the river to fish anyway since it was what was offered online. Not a fish in site 😡. Left a day early so I lost money on the trip. Wouldn’t recommend this campsite to anyone.
Avatar
Nathan T.recommends
May 12, 2022
Rustic red cabin
Family friendly place
Ms. Patti was very kind and welcoming. The property has trails that lead you right to the river. It's roughly a 5-10 minute walk to the falls from camp. It's quiet and peaceful. If you're interested in kayaking the river, it's best to make those arrangements with Ms. Patti in advance. We enjoyed our time and plan on taking the whole family on a trip in the future!
Avatar
Yetunde A.recommends
May 5, 2022
Rustic red cabin
There were lots of things to do, picking berries, grilling and the wonderful view at the river.
Avatar
Gene N.recommends
April 16, 2022
Shaded campground on the Brazos R.
Wow, whatba great place to camp out, explore and kayak. Great selection of kayaks for beginners, moderate and expert and in one of the best spots on the Brazos! EXCELLENT FISHING LOCATION AS WELL. Camp ground was spacious and clean. Bathrooms with real toilets and good showers. Patti, the host was excellent to deal with, very personal and helpful. We will be back! Gene
Avatar
Isabel C.recommends
March 21, 2022
Shaded campground on the Brazos R.
Lovely
We spent 3 days at this camp, everything about it was perfect! Bathrooms with hot water, a few outlets , river access, beautiful scenery, and very peaceful. Patti is an amazing host, and took the time to show us around and make sure we were safe and comfortable. We are already making plans to go back
Avatar
Fabian D.recommends
March 17, 2022
Rustic red cabin
The brazos river is beautiful.
Avatar
Angelika N.recommends
March 14, 2022
Rustic red cabin
Reconnecting with nature
We loved staying on Patti's land. It was very peaceful and relaxing. We enjoyed walking to the river and listening to its sound bubbling over rocks. We also enjoyed being the only guests and having all the land to ourselves. The cabin was very cute and had a coffee maker, microwave and fridge. We enjoyed having a simple weekend away from all the busy life and focusing on nature and ourselves. Thank you Patti for your kindness and knowledge. We will be back!
Avatar
Susie C.recommends
January 24, 2022
Rustic red cabin
Scenic river access, warm showers
These hosts were very accommodating to my 2 young children- even provided space heaters to keep our sleeping area warm when a cold front blew through. We had the BEST camping experience with great scenery, restrooms with warm showers, playing fetch with their charming dog, and a friendly host who was mindful of our space and so sweet to my children. We are looking forward to returning to this gem!
Avatar
Deborah H.recommends
December 12, 2021
Rustic red cabin
River access in 2 places. Indoor showers and toilet facilities were nice and clean. Cozy warm cabin. Hosts were ready and very accommodating. The dogs walked with us to sight see the river! Which we truly enjoyed. Kayaks there for rent. A Canoe and kayak paradise for sure! Oh! Take a look at the night stars. Worth it!
Avatar
Aaron P.recommends
November 2, 2021
Shaded campground on the Brazos R.
Cool campsites and great access to the Brazos River.
Avatar
Tommy P.recommends
October 31, 2021
Shaded campground on the Brazos R.
Had a great time. Will definitely come back.
Avatar
George K.recommends
October 17, 2021
Shaded campground on the Brazos R.
Hidden gem. Great host. Beautiful property and clean bathrooms. Brazos river and the falls are impressive. We will be back soon to explore more.
Avatar
Hannah K.recommends
September 27, 2021
Rustic red cabin
Our stay at the cabin was really wonderful. We arrived later than expected but the hosts were understanding and accommodating. Their dogs are so cute and friendly. The cabin looks just like the pictures and was comfortable, but the real gem in this listing is the outdoors. The pictures really didn't do it justice. Totally gorgeous. We saw, among other things, a bald eagle, a family of raccoons across the water, hummingbirds, and some kind of huge heron. The water was cool and nice, and there was an area away from the moving part of the current where we could swim without concern. We made a fire for hot dogs and smores, heard both an eastern screech owl and a great horned owl, and did some stargazing. When we left we were already talking about our next visit.
Avatar
Tyler H.recommends
August 15, 2021
Rustic red cabin
Relaxing and home-y
My girlfriend and I stayed there just for one night, but that night made us fall in love with it. We cannot wait to comeback again for the weekend. I would 100% recommend it.
Avatar
Jennifer E.recommends
August 13, 2021
Rustic red cabin
Gorgeous Area, Great Getaway!
My 7 year old son and I stayed at the Rustic Red Cabin for 2 nights and had an excellent time! The cabin and the bathrooms were clean, neat, and had little amenities like candy, soap, an extension cord, filtered water in the fridge, extra linens, both the k-cup and regular coffee makers, sleeping bags, and so much more. The heat this past week was close to 100 degrees during the day so staying at a place with air conditioning definitely helped! Aside from the incredible beauty of that area of the Brazos and the beautifully kept camp grounds, our favorite part of our stay was our hosts, Johnny and Peggie, ZZ and Clover. Johnny and Peggie were super helpful, quick to respond, friendly and knowledgeable. My son loved the sweet and friendly camp dogs. One day we spent swimming, exploring, and rafting around The Rocks. The next day we took our own kayak down and did the 4.5 mile trip putting in there at Hidalgo Falls. About 2/3 of the way there was a rocky “island” where we pulled out, had a nice swim, built a little dam, and found some cool colored stones. At the end of our paddling trip, Johnny picked us up, pulled our kayak up a steep embankment and on top of his truck then back to camp. A service worth more than $10/person, in my opinion. After our rafting trip we took wonderful showers with great water pressure (nothing better than a great shower after a hard, hot day of activity) and walked back to the cabins watching fireflies blink around us. The next morning we watched 3 hummingbirds racing around and eating at the hummingbird feeders. Wow! How blessed I’m feeling. I grew up in the country so I have fond memories of working and playing in the outdoors. I keep looking for ways for my son to enjoy it too and this trip will be part of that education, whether he resents the time off his video games or not ;). As a single mom, the safety of the property was also a big bonus. Loved it!! Thank you, Patti, Peggie, Johnny, ZZ and Clover
Avatar
Melissa J.recommends
August 2, 2021
Rustic red cabin
Enjoyable and peaceful
We took our two boys (4 and 2) to the cabin for a quick weekend get away. We really enjoyed it. It’s close enough to things to run out quickly and get dinner or gas, but far enough away that we didn’t hear road noise and we were able to enjoy lightning bugs and stars. The River access was great and the boys enjoyed exploring and finding rocks and shells. When they’re older it would be a great place to paddle board. Everything was clean and Ms. Patti was quick to correspond when I messaged her. Ms. Peggi was a wonderful hostess and we enjoyed visiting with her. The camp dogs were an added delight - my kids loved them. Will definitely consider Rustic Red Cabin again for a quick trip I’m the future.
Avatar
Reema F.recommends
June 22, 2021
Rustic red cabin
We enjoyed our stay in the Rustic Red Cabin! Patti has a beautiful property with river access. Although the water was too high to kayak, we went to Lake Bryan and hung out in the water for the day. We were able to make it back as the sun was setting and it was beautiful!
Avatar
Gilbert S.recommends
June 1, 2021
Rustic red cabin
Amazing! Fun! Beautiful! Friendly!
We rented 3 nights during Memorial Day weekend. Expected water sports, but it had just rained night before. The river was too high. But, we made the best of it. First night, got attacked with ridiculous amount of bugs, lol. We were drenched in bug spray, and still suffered. It's ok. We were determined to have fun and enjoy nature, :) Setup the canopy, turned on our fire pit (bring your own, off the ground), put on some music, and had some drinks. Danced with the faerie folk under the pale of the moonlight. Enjoyed the fireflies, moonlight, stars, walked thru the wood at night, connected with nature. Next day BBQ'ed, setup the badminton net, played with our horseshoes, walked thru the berry patch, walked thru the sunflower fields, walked thru the woods, played with their dog (Clover). Went into the small quaint town of Navasota, alot of antique shops. Many other small towns near by with folk art in their lawns and stores. 3rd day, we slept in, and left at noon, wanted to hit up the antique shops and had to work next day. Peggy and Johnny were the hosts and so friendly and helpful. They showed us place, made conversation, and told us some hotspots in town for buying bug spray and snacks and antiques. Patti was out of town this time. We love this place! We're coming back with friends and shared it on our FB walls with links to give them more business. BTW, the cabin has electricity, no running water, there are 3 flush toilets and showers in the middle of the campground, for tent campers and the cabin with sinks and soap and toilet paper. The cabin is next to the owner's trailer. Didn't bother us, but just in case you expect privacy. We stayed up late all night playing music outside next to the cabin away from their trailer, kept checking if it bothered them, they said it was cool. Hope you all give them your business. They also have a business renting kayaks.
Avatar
Kathy K.recommends
May 31, 2021
Shaded campground on the Brazos R.
This is a lovely place to camp! The property is beautiful. I love the trees and the birds. The bathrooms/showers are great and clean. Due to the weather, we did not get to go on the river, but I'm sure it would have been fun! Patti's sister (whose name I did not catch) and her son, Johnny, are good people. Not thinking that thunderstorm plus dirt road would equal mud, I took a drive to town Saturday morning. Got stuck on my way back in and they rescued me along with some help from a kind stranger who stopped. I cannot describe how grateful I am for this! Bonus- I now know how to drive through mud. I will come back here again, hopefully under better weather conditions. I highly recommend the site as well. Our site was well shaded, close to the bathrooms, had electricity with an extension cord, and was really just perfectly beautiful and relaxing.
Avatar
Joy J.recommends
May 12, 2021
Rustic red cabin
Peaceful and beautiful!
Down at the end of a dirt road cutting through fields of cotton is the rustic red cabin. The only sounds are the roaring of the river, the wind, and the birds. My family had an amazing, relaxing stay.
Avatar
Alejandra C.recommends
April 27, 2021
Rustic red cabin
The perfect camping getaway !!
If your looking for the best way to relax and unwind from the daily city routine. This is the perfect spot! So peaceful and calm making it easy to enjoy nature. Even if your not much of a nature person there will be something that everyone can enjoy. The cabin although it may be small it was surprisingly spacious , cozy too! We had so much fun using our inflatable raft and renting out their kayaks for fishing. Watch out though, fishes might try to jump into your kayak! We Took plenty of pictures in the river, the sand dunes, and in the fields. Thank you Pattie and Peggie for making our stay very enjoyable & take you for the stories and information on how to enjoy wild parks around texas. We are so glad we have found this camp, such a hidden gem it is now our to go spot from now on!
Avatar
David G.recommends
January 8, 2021
Rustic red cabin
Nice setting n friendly folks
It was outdoorsy, calm retreat and be even more wonderful in the Spring and Summer with limestone pools of water to chill. It’s a canoe and rafting recreational joy and fishing paradise. Bring a pit or gas grill for outdoor grilling. Sunset is hearty and relaxing. Lots of Red Robins so saying goes angels are near by relaxing too.
Avatar
Mark P.recommends
October 28, 2020
Shaded campground on the Brazos R.
Happy Kids
The falls were way cooler than I was expecting them to be. My sons(4 and 9 years old) were freaking out when they first saw them and we ended up spending hours each day of our stay exploring the rock formations and parkouring from rock to rock.
Avatar
Kris C.doesn't recommend
September 15, 2020
Shaded campground on the Brazos R.
Kayaking good, camping bad
Our experience here was interesting to say the least. If you're there to kayak then it gets 5 stars. The hidalgo falls area of the brazos river is historical and beautiful. This site offers rare access with friendly staff and a restroom. Drive in, kayak, go home and you will have a wonderful time. As a family campsite I give 1 star. It is not a place to camp if you have kids or want to sleep. There were random piles of trash, dilapidated, falling down structures, and poison ivy. The restrooms are private stalls that can be reserved but despite assurances that it had been sanitized prior to our arrival I found it with a dirty sink and toilet that had not even been cleaned let alone sanitized. The fire pit and cook fire are communal only, there are no personal fire pits or rings at the individual campsite which forced us to risk interacting with other families (we are trying to social distance due to compromised immune systems). There is a trailer and a camper on site which gives the feel of camping in a ** backyard. Lastly, there was a close train that came through multiple times throughout the night blaring it's whistle loudly. The other family staying there expressed irritation about it to me the next day as well. Lucky for us we were there at a time when the unpredictable brazos river was at a good height. Low enough that we could swim in some parts but high enough to see rapids. During some times of the year it is high and swift and would not be safe to swim in. This site has good bones and amazing potential. It is owned by the Texas Rivers Protection Agency and not a private land owner so maybe that is why more work isn't being done. With some time and money this could be a spectacular campsite but it's not there yet but a long shot.
Things to do nearby
Hipcamp is created with ❤️ and hope for our future.