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Hidalgo Falls Hideaway

· Navasota, Brazos, Texas
13 acres hosted by Patti C.
10 tent sites
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!Rare access to the Brazos River and just a few feet from Hidalgo Falls, paddling and exploring the river are the most popular activities. Photography, bird-watching and campfires are also on the list. Each site has a picnic table that seats 4 comfortably and accommodates one tent & one vehicle. If more tents or vehicles, please reserve additional sites or contact owner for clarification.There is a shared cement block BBQ pit centrally located. If it rains, the road in may be muddy and cars with low clearance may get stuck. We recommend SUVs or trucks, or waiting till it dries out (usually a day or 2) to come in. All vehicles should stay in the tracks and not veer around puddles. No one has gotten stuck in the puddles, but trying to avoid them puts the vehicle in soft mud.
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46 ratings · 37 reviews
Laura L.recommends
April 6, 2024
Shaded campground on the Brazos R.
Great property!!! Isolated and quiet and on the river. We had so much fun.
Yenny V.doesn't recommend
March 13, 2023
Rustic red cabin
I had never had such a bad experien
The place is not what you see in the pictures We went and turned around ...we let then know the ETA and when we got there they haven't even finished cleaning the cabin...the place was dusty...and the bathroom and toilet dirty...I had never been in a place ...I don't what cleaning means for the host
Carter S.recommends
February 19, 2023
Rustic red cabin
Absoulutly beautiful
Really beautiful spot some of the most well kept land I’ve seen. Absoulutly gorgeous and I plan on being back again soon. Thank you Patti. Ps the dog was the best part of the trip lol.
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.
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.
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.
Navasota, Brazos, Texas, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of 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
Hosted by Patti C.Joined in May 2020
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 7 hours
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