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River Forest Haven

· Del Valle, Travis, Texas
30 acres hosted by River H.
2 lodging sites · 32 RV/tent sites · 6 RV sites · 1 tent site
Best in Texas: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Creature comforts
Enjoy the comforts of home at some sites—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
River is a Star Host
Star Hosts are highly rated, responsive, and committed to providing incredible experiences.
River Forest Haven is a unique space that seeks to bring you closer to nature. We do not artificially light the camp and we strive to leave as much of the property in its natural state as we can. This provides a unique experience that is not your typical campground as we keep all of our campsites tucked under lush natural canopies. Car and tent camping works great! For most sites, you can easily drive up to your spot. Arrive, take a look around and settle into your site. We are always happy to deliver any of our items from our general store- just message us on HipCamp and we will come by. With nearly half a mile of Colorado riverfront to swim, fish, toob, paddle-board, kayak, and canoe*, along with 30 acres to hike and explore, River Forest Haven is also a quick 20-minute drive from downtown Austin. THINGS OF NOTE: ⁃ cell phone service is mostly non-existent ⁃ firewood can be brought or bought, but not collected.
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Del Valle, Travis, Texas, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Jumanos, Coahuiltecan, Ndé Kónitsąąíí Gokíyaa (Lipan Apache), 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 River H.Joined in March 2021
340 ratings · 162 reviews
Super Lemon B.recommends
December 5, 2023
River Site 11
Beautiful place to get out into nature. Really good camping facilities! This site was secluded enough for us to have our own space. The management is excellent and will get really help you out. Will be back again soon!
Ryan R.recommends
December 3, 2023
River Site 7
Always a fun time
This is our second time visiting tent camping here and we had a blast. It was quiet and the site was perfect for our group. We had 3 adults and 4 kids with 3 tents and everyone was happy and comfortable:) thanks for hosting us:)
Tyler J.recommends
December 1, 2023
Forest Sites
Second trip booking forest sites!
Our second time here! We’ve had forest sites both times. Super simple to pick which site you want and I find the forest sites to be more secluded. We had 4 dogs with us and zero neighbors around with plenty of room for them. My only note is to bring a table with you for forest sites, we learned that the hard way on the first trip. Communication with the host is wonderful and easy, river access is right there and the showers are hot, big plus. We’ll definitely be back again!
Ashley V.recommends
November 28, 2023
The Bell at River+ Site 3
Camping at the Bell tent
This trip was just what I needed for a getaway with my wife! We left the kids at hope cooked by the fire and fished all weekend. We even caught a fish in one of their canoes. The bell tent site was beautiful and the grounds where too! I would definitely recommend camping here. There is electricity and a fan in the tent. I would recommend maybe bringing a small heater for the winter months but we were very cozy.
Violet D.doesn't recommend
November 26, 2023
River Site 1
1/10 wouldn’t recommend
Not impressed in the slightest. You turn down a sketchy dirt road with no lights whatsoever and have to pretty much guess where the campsite is as a bunch of the markers were missing. There were several rounds of gunshots all throughout the night which did not make it feel any safer. The whole area just seemed sketchy, almost like something out of the movie Wrong Turn. In the morning while walking by the water there were people completely naked fishing and walking around. Thank god the kids weren’t there. Couldn’t even stay the second night we had reserved because it was so disappointing. Also, no phone service (probably depends on your provider, but still) which made it feel even less safe.
Chase H.recommends
November 26, 2023
River Site 17
Tent camping here was awesome! The hosts were very responsive over text and it’s a very nice area with easy access to the river. Will be coming here again.
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