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Lightning Ranch
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15 reviews
· Merkel, Texas
136 acres
6 sites
6 RV/Tent
Learn more about this land: WARNING: We can't accommodate rigs with a total length longer than 28 feet at this time unless you make special arrangements and we assist you with parking. You will be camping in a fairly level grassy area among mesquite, Juniper and cedar trees with easy access to our red and green colored mesas and arroyos. The canyons have streams with running water during and right after rain storms. But this is mostly dry semi arid desert country with many different kinds of thorny plants and cactus. The blossoms are beautiful, especially the Yuccas, in the spring starting in late March through May. We have many types of birds including hawks, owls and roadrunners. Bobcats, wild hogs, deer, coyotes, foxes, raccoons and opossums also share the ranch. There is great county road bicycling on paved roads with almost no traffic. This is primitive dry camping and currently there are no bathrooms, showers or potable water. The county road is paved and the ranch access road is caliche. But during rainy periods the short hip camp road can become muddy so minimize driving.
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Merkel, Texas, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Lance R.Joined in May 2020
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16 ratings · 15 reviews
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Peter S.recommends
April 16, 2022
Site 4 - Lightning Ranch
This place significantly exceeded my expectations! I needed a safe, quiet spot to get some rest. Beautiful, clean, and quiet. No facilities and a pleasant host.
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Jamie A.recommends
November 17, 2021
Site 1 - Lightning Ranch
Such a beautiful spot! Easy to find and the projects going on seem amazing.
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Ryan N.recommends
November 7, 2021
Site 4 - Lightning Ranch
Beautiful land and beautiful skies. We will definitely be back!
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Steven B.recommends
September 24, 2021
Site 1 - Lightning Ranch
What a great property. The road in and campsite areas were all very well marked. We arrived at 20pm and had no problems finding our way out our campsite. The roads in and site were in great shape. Really enjoyed our stay there
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Zach F.recommends
August 30, 2021
Site 4 - Lightning Ranch
Nice quite spot. Good signage showing you the way. Roman was very generous with his time and showed us around the place. Him and the rest of their crew are building a cool little community.
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Joshua F.recommends
July 22, 2021
Site 2 - Lightning Ranch
This is a great place to camp! Such an interesting project that Richard, Sasha and Donald are up to, and I thank them for sharing their space with my family. Thanks in particular to Sasha for the tour of the property!
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