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Secret Blanco River Camping

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· San Marcos, Hays, Texas
2 acres hosted by Eduardo T.
1 RV/tent site
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Eduardo is a Star Host
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Primitive camping
Best for self-contained campers. There are no toilets, showers, or potable water at this Hipcamp.
My place is conveniently located in town, but still offers a private feel, as there are no developed homes nearby. My lot has 140 feet of riverfront, great for kayaking, fishing, swimming, or bird watching. I especially love this property during the fall, spring, or winter because the water during this time is crystal clear. Paddle or hike about a mile downstream and you will find where the San Marcos River and Blanco river converge. Or start upstream on the San Marcos River and you can paddle straight back to camp! There is no potable water, restrooms, or electricity on site, this is just raw land. If you are a nature lover like me, you’ll really enjoy the company of the property’s majestic Cypress trees, Cottonwood trees, Pecan trees, Walnut trees, wild blackberry vines, grapevines, and some beautiful birds (hawks, blue heron, crane, cara cara, and more). My favorite to time camp here is Sept-May. Summertime can get a bit dry and the river slows, but still holds water all year round and still offers a peaceful and private feel. Note: if you’re driving all the way down to the river, there is one part of the car path that is somewhat steep and narrow. This has never been an issue, but if you are trying to drive back up the hill on a wet day, 4wd is recommended. When it’s dry, most cars/trucks will be fine. If you have any concerns you can park at the top of the hill (about a 400ft walk to the river.) Contact me if you have any questions, I know the area very well and would be happy to help guide you to some of my favorite nearby spots (swimming holes, restaurants, shopping centers, etc.)My place is conveniently located in town, but still offers a private feel, as there are no developed homes nearby. My lot has 140 feet of riverfront, great for kayaking, fishing, swimming, or bird watching. I especially love this property during the fall, spring, or winter because the water during this time is crystal clear. Paddle or hike about a mile downstream and you will find where the San Marcos River and Blanco river converge. Or start upstream on the San Marcos River and you can paddle straight back to camp! There is no potable water, restrooms, or electricity on site, this is just raw land. If you are a nature lover like me, you’ll really enjoy the company of the property’s majestic Cypress trees, Cottonwood trees, Pecan trees, Walnut trees, wild blackberry vines, grapevines, and some beautiful birds (hawks, blue heron, crane, cara cara, and more). My favorite to time camp here is Sept-May. Summertime can get hot and the river slows, but still holds water all year round and still offers a peaceful and private feel. Note: if you’re driving all the way down to the river, there is one part of the car path that is somewhat steep and narrow. This has never been an issue, but if you are trying to drive back up the hill on a wet day, 4wd is recommended. When it’s dry, most cars/trucks will be fine. If you have any concerns you can park at the top of the hill (about a 400ft walk to the river.) Contact me if you have any questions, I know the area very well and would be happy to help guide you to some of my favorite nearby spots (swimming holes, restaurants, shopping centers, etc.)
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6 ratings · 6 reviews
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Douglas G.recommends
April 1, 2024
Secret Blanco River Campground
Amazing Single-Site Location
Highly recommended if you are looking for a scenic and secluded camping experience by the river. Apart from some very distant traffic noise, it feels like you could be a hundred miles from anywhere. The track down to the site is a little rough, but no problem in a high clearance vehicle. Having access to Eduardo's 2 kayaks was a great bonus. I would definitely consider this spot next time I am camping in the area.
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Alex G.recommends
March 31, 2024
Secret Blanco River Campground
Okay, this is seriously a little slice of paradise - you're super close to San Marcos, but you also feel like you're the only people that exist, that's how nice and private it is. Easy river access and plenty of room to throw a frisbee or let the dogs run. Loved it!
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Kai K.recommends
March 25, 2024
Secret Blanco River Campground
Eduardo's site was beautiful - great swimming & kayaking in a private haven. Definitely would recommend!
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Matthew W.recommends
March 16, 2024
Secret Blanco River Campground
Great river access Very private Pretty meadow Close to town
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Hannah B.recommends
March 11, 2024
Secret Blanco River Campground
We Loved It!
This may be the only spot in San Marcos that you can camp ON the river. We were able to quickly go into town when needed which was nice too. The host was very accommodating for our group & we definitely plan on going back in the summer! Tips: It is hard to find, so I suggest getting there in the day light the first time. The path to the river is pretty bumpy, so I would suggest an SUV/Truck if possible. We had a small car, which was fine but not ideal! Overall, we loved it!
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Alec M.recommends
February 25, 2024
Secret Blanco River Campground
Great site, feels super private. The host was super welcoming and helpful with directions!!
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San Marcos, Hays, 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
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Hosted by Eduardo T.Joined in January 2022
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