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Rustic camp on the Mexican border

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· Maverick, Texas
60 acres hosted by Theresa S.
12 RV/tent sites
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Situated 15 minutes from the Port of Entry from Mexico, and 20 minutes from the only Texas casino, the Turtle Ranch is a great waypoint between a series of gorgeous South Texas adventure spots, like the mountains of Garner State Park, the Rivers of Seminole Canyon or the splendid isolation of Big Bend National Park. Originally this was a sheep ranch spanning 1000s of acres. Until the 1980s, migrant workers came to work the sheep, deliver the lambs, and sheer the mamas. In the 50s, the original owner built a small cabin near the main homestead for his oldest son and his new bride, hoping they would stay on to run the ranch, but as youth often do, they left in search of a different type of life. We were fortunate to have opportunity to purchase the cabin and expand to a 3 bedroom home using materials from the original 100+ years ranch house that we carefully dismantled. We moved in a small herd of Dorper sheep, in an attempt to restore some of the original feel of the ranch. Dorpers grow hair, not wool, so they shed and don't require shearing. We delivered our first lamb, Lyle, on February 10, 2021. Frick, our mighty Mexican longhorn bull, manages the small cattle herd that gives the ranch a real Texas feel. He's quite people friendly and loves to poke his head over the fence to pose for photos. The mighty tortoises that inspired the name of the ranch are Juke and Rocky, 30 year old brothers who weigh close to 200 lbs each and will likely outlive us. There are a number of other turtles, wild and domestic, on the property. Guests may feed the big torts and other animals for amazing photo opportunities.
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22 ratings · 12 reviews
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Geoffrey P.recommends
April 14, 2024
Rocky's Outlook
Hosts were very generous and welcoming with their property. There was also plenty of space for privacy as well. Their animals were well cared for and very friendly.
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Ryan A.recommends
April 9, 2024
Tank's Happy Place
Extra-friendly owners!
We camped for the eclipse and the owners really went above and beyond preparing bathrooms, showers, trash removal and even food for guests! They obviously put in a great deal of work and my family really enjoyed our stay.
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Frank H.recommends
April 9, 2024
Mr V's Big River site manager
It was a really well-organized event for the solar eclipse, enough land to accommodate the caravans in groups of maybe 10 scattered around, really good entertainment and a nice breakfast at the end. You just have to make sure you have a vehicle, even if it's just a bike, a 20-minute walk through the sun is a bit of a deterrent. However, there are places in the center and places further away.
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Steve R.recommends
April 7, 2024
April 8, 2024 Eclipse RV campsite
Part of the family
Great times. Theresa and Orlando made us feel so welcomed. Everything we needed was taken care of.
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Chad B.recommends
March 22, 2022
RV @ 10 Point Turtle Ranch
Very good hospitality! Theresa and Orlando are top notch people doing whatever they can to make you feel comfortable and welcome. The property is a bit of a rescue ranch with many different types of animals. I definitely recommend this camp!
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James G.recommends
February 14, 2022
RV @ 10 Point Turtle Ranch
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Host were very friendly , helpful , and hospitable . Site was quiet . Away from traffic , but not far from town .
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Maverick, Texas, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Coahuiltecan, Ndé Kónitsąąíí Gokíyaa (Lipan Apache), Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo), and Mascogo 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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