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Pecans on the Paluxy - River Views

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· Glen Rose, Somervell, Texas
5 acres hosted by Paul B.
5 RV/tent sites
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Family-friendly
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Amazing views
Hipcampers say this spot has amazing views.
Primitive camping
Best for self-contained campers. There are no toilets, showers, or potable water at this Hipcamp.
Pitch your tent on the Paluxy River under giant pecan trees. Enjoy the scenic view of our beautiful river. Our private property is located near the historic square of glen rose but feels like you are miles away in the country. Have fun kayaking, swimming, fishing, or just sit back and enjoy the views. We have four different sites to choose from. Most have a tree break area in-between for privacy. Or rent all 5 and have the entire property to yourself. Updated river photos will be posted on our Facebook page, or message me for updates. Unfortunately, I'm not able to control the river. It goes up and down depending on rain and temperatures. The river gets pretty low during July and August. Wheeler Branch Reservoir(only a few miles from camp) is a great spot to swim and fish when the river water levels are lower. Very small lake that is good for swimming and kayaking with a dock, clear waters. We have 5 different sites. All of them overlook the Paluxy River, have rock fire pits, seating areas, patios, and stairs down to riverbed. You will have access to one of the most beautiful parts of the Paluxy River. During drought conditions and high temperatures I always recommend keeping your head above water and avoiding stagnant areas in the river. In order to reserve a spot you must be 21 or over. This is not a extremely remote place where you can party and go crazy. We want everyone to be able to sit back, relax and enjoy the views. Site Big Pecan: This is the farthest site upriver and has one of the largest pecan trees I've ever seen. The trees provide great shade cover during the summer. This site has an awesome rock patio seating area overlooking the river with stairs to provide easy access. It also has a rock firepit with a patio. Also available are 2 wooden Adirondack chairs on the rock patio, a picnic table with shade umbrella, and numerous extras available to rent. Site 1 Limestone ledge: Firepit seating area overlooking the river with 4 Adirondack chairs and hade umbrella, separate rock patio overlooking the river, stairs down to riverbed, huge pecan trees, kids play set, and 1 picnic table, 10' x 10' raised tent deck platform. Site 2: Firepit seating area overlooking limestone riverbed with Adirondack chairs, picnic table, 10' x 10' raised tent / deck platform, stairs down to riverbed and shallow area of the river for kids to play. Site 3: Firepit seating area overlooking the riverbed, 2 wooden Adirondack chairs, 2 picnic tables, 1 shade umbrella, 2 sets of rock stairs to the riverbed, shallow area of the river for kids to play. Site 4 Farthest site downstream. Nice rock patio overlooking the river with two wooden rocking chairs. Easy access for RVs and trailers. Rock stairs to the river for easy access. Fire pit with rock patio around it with 4 wooden Adirondack chairs. Picnic table with shade umbrella. Shallow areas for kids. Deeper fishing hole about 100 feet down river. Great area to sit in the river with a lawn chair. A lot of people buy two sites for more privacy and room for larger groups. For example, many purchase Big Pecan and site 1 together. Or sites 2 and 3. kayaks, wood, outdoor games, frisbee golf baskets and disc, grill and utensils, propane firepit, and other extras available for rent. Please select those during checkout Tips: Bring river shoes, nose plugs, swimming essentials. Parts of the river can be very slippery. Bring life jackets, especially for children. Bring the essentials for any camping trip including: sunscreen, bug spray, anti-itch meds, etc. Chairs and sunshades to sit in the river are always popular. The Paluxy river ranges from just a few inches deep to 5 feet deep in our camping area. There are more swimming holes a little deeper up and downstream. No restroom or water - pack in, pack out. Bring your own potty and water. If you are not familiar with dry camping do some research. There are all types of methods for restrooms, heating, cooling, etc available now to make it enjoyable. Dogs are allowed on leash. Activities Nearby: Dinosaur Valley State Park (Hiking, Biking, Swimming) - 4.5 miles Fossil Rim Wildlife Center (Drive through the park) - 3.9 miles Historic Glen Rose Square (Eat, shop) - .5 miles Big Rocks Park (Free, Kids love to crawl on the huge boulders and wade in the river) - 1.3 miles Oakdale Park (Swimming pool, playground) - 1.4 miles Paluxy Heritage Park / River Walk (Free, Pretty walk, Connects to Big Rocks dam)- 1.2 miles Somervell County Museum (Free, donation) - .7 miles Wheeler Branch Reservoir - (small lake, good kayak fishing, clear)Expo Center (Rodeos, dog shows, different events depending on schedule) Places to eat:*Hammonds BBQ - 2 miles*Sexton Feed Mill Grill/Bar (River View) - .7 miles Los Primos Mexican Food/Bar - 1.7 miles*Mama Mia Mexican Cuisine -*Riverhouse Grill (Lil more upscale) - .4 miles*The Green Pickle (Hamburgers) - .7 milesLa Vita Italian Food - .7 miles*Big Cup Eatery (Breakfast, Dinner) - .9 miles* Storiebook Cafe (Sandwiches, wraps)- .8 miles Beehive Cafe - (hamburgers, Mexican food)Simple Simons (Pizza, calzones) -Snyder's Tavern Bar - .5 miles Blackies Bar/Grill - .7 miles Bull Lion Ranch Winery - .7 miles*Shoo-Fly Soda Shop (Ice-cream, pies) - .7 miles*Loco Coyote Grill/Bar (BBQ) - 8.8 miles Crave Bakery (coffee, pastries) - .8 miles*Grounded Coffee Shop (Coffee, salad bar)Debbie’s Restaurant (Breakfast) -Tiger Corner (Pastries, Sandwiches) -Subway -Sugar Biscuits (Lil Everything) -Teriyaki Chinese Food -Sunshine Doughnuts - *Rough Creek Lodge (upscale reservations, lunch $25, Dinner $125) - 15 miles*Overlook Cafe Fossil Rim (Free by bypassing main entrance, hamburgers, awesome view, petting zoo, gift shop) - 4 miles 7-Eleven Laredo Taco -Tacote (breakfast burritos, lunch)
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Glen Rose, Somervell, Texas, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Jumanos, Wichita, Nʉmʉnʉʉ Sookobitʉ (Comanche), and Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo) 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 Paul B.Joined in August 2021
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Cesar M.recommends
February 26, 2024
Site 2 - Firepit w/River View
nice stay
it was clean and had everything i expected it would. nice view and firepit were nice
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Jennifer M.recommends
February 24, 2024
Big Pecan - Patio w/River View
Beautiful, spacious campsite…wow!
We loved our weekend getaway! Gorgeous views, plenty of space, and close to anything you could need. Loved that we didn’t need to bring our camp chairs and fire pit, the set up they have is fantastic! There is a little play set/swing at site 1, so if you have kiddos you might want to reserve that one (or hope for friendly neighbors that don’t mind you coming over!). It’s close to the road so there is some road noise, but didn’t bother us. There were enough trees between us and the road to still make it feel private and kill some of the noise. We ordered wood bundles from the host, and sure enough it was there when we arrived. Only recommendation would be to run electric to at least one site, so that more people can enjoy. Can’t wait to come back when the trees are green!
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Guy N.recommends
February 18, 2024
Site 2 - Firepit w/River View
“Cool” IKamper Adventure
Great spot with beautiful scenery. Nice fire pit with chairs. This was our first experience to try out our IKamper with Annex along with 27 degree overnight temps and it did not disappoint. Looking forward to returning for a multiple night stay and kayak. Thanks Paul.
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Eli Y.recommends
February 14, 2024
Big Pecan - Patio w/River View
Awesome stay, perfect spot on the river. Everything was clean, chairs were set up and the kayak was ready to go
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Falon M.recommends
January 1, 2024
Site 3 - Patio w/ River View
Hidden gem in Glen Rose; great spot
We cannot get enough of this place, it really is a little secret little hidden gem! The sites are extremely well-maintained, and there’s only been repeated upgrades to the site since we’ve started camping here about a year ago. There’s now covers over the fire pits, so it will make sure to help keep you safe of any embers You can literally walk directly down to the water and fish, kayak, paddleboard, tube, or just hang out in the water! Lots of hiking around, and all sites are very private Within walking distance of the downtown, and a great area to explore
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Jocelyn Z.recommends
December 28, 2023
Site 1 - Pecan Trees & Patio
I’ve recently had the most incredible time at the Pecan tree & Patio campsite.First off, the location was unbeatable, situated right by the river. The campsite itself is well-maintained and offers a great balance between comfort and wilderness. (:
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