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Sparrow Bend River Retreat

· Pipe Creek, Bandera, Texas
8 acres hosted by Angela P.
2 lodging sites · 2 RV sites · 6 tent sites
Full RV hookups
Electrical, water, and sewage hookups are available at select sites.
Creature comforts
Enjoy the comforts of home at some sites—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
Amazing views
Hipcampers say this spot has amazing views.
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Sparrow Bend River Retreat is a beautiful 8 acre multi-site vacation rental property with camping, RV sites and 2 vacation homes. With a private 300yard stretch of the crystal-clear, spring fed MEDINA RIVER your party will spend the day exploring its majestic cliffs and coves, paddling/floating the river (tubes and kayaks for rent), splashing in the shallows, playing yard games on the lawn or sunbathing on a massive bolder. Enjoy a delicious and memorable dinner in Lakehills (15min), Bandera (20min) or Boerne (25min). Or stay in and grill out over the fire, or at the provided grill. Camp sites each have a customized picnic table for you convenience. Spend you evening sharing laughs around the provided firepit as you take in the dazzling canopy of stars. (Firewood available for sale) Our family has always dreamed of hosting a place for families and friends to come enjoy nature however we would have never dreamed of finding a property as unique and beautiful as this. A lake when the water is high, a beautiful river when the waters low. All crowned by a majestic limestone bluff, complete with boulders, coves and endless room for adventures. This land was once a part of a wagon trail along the river and, if you're lucky, you can still find arrowheads along the paths. The property is gated with a high privacy fence along the neighboring borders for security.
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881 ratings · 386 reviews
Alexia B.recommends
April 16, 2024
Riverfront 2
Great camping spot for family
Such a beautiful place. I feel the brush needed to be cut down more but that’s literally the only thing that would make this camping spot better. We truly enjoyed ourselves.
Sue R.recommends
April 15, 2024
Riverfront 4
Good stop
Had site 4 and we were car camping. It worked out perfectly. Others at site 2 both RV sites were filled. Cabin was rented and large double wide was also rented and I still felt like we had plenty of privacy. Bathrooms were nice and the river beautiful. I went up to shower and there was no water called host and he answered immediately to let know of a water line break he had sent a message but I missed ir. But in less than an hour everything was working
Heather R.recommends
April 14, 2024
Riverfront 1
Everything was perfect! We loved the property and enjoyed our stay!
Sally W.recommends
April 14, 2024
Slot 2
I had such a pleasant stay and it was everything I hoped it would be. I’ll definitely book here again!
Elena G.recommends
April 12, 2024
Riverfront 3
Sparrow Bend was AMAZING. We can’t wait to go back. We camped right by the river, enjoyed a starry sky and woke up to a gorgeous hill country sunrise. Angela was a responsive host and answered all our questions right away. Thank you Angela!
Hannah S.recommends
April 10, 2024
Forest 2
Perfect Except for Noise Pollution
I visited with friends and their dog for the '24 Eclipse. Forest 2 is on the edge of the property and felt very private, especially with nobody at Forest 1, and there was a cute, friendly mule across the neighbor's fence that visited for pets. You need to walk about 500 feet from the car parking area to the site. The bathrooms are two enclosed flush toilets and the building enclosing the two stalls has AC and good ventilation. There is a large outdoor sink and two outdoor showers with doors and hot water. There is a firewood pile and QR code to pay for wood. The forest sites as well as the RV sites and cabins are at the top of a slope that leads to the river. One of the river sites is actually out on the open stone beach, the rest are just at the edge of the tree line. The river was relatively shallow but nice and cool with lots of fish and birds around. Angela and her husband were especially responsive, friendly and easygoing. They did a great job of making us feel comfortable. My only complaint is the noise pollution and overcrowding in the general area. Every square inch of space along the river is owned, inhabited property and the limestone wall in the river bend causes noise to bounce back into the site. We could hear home construction, children and dogs all day and into the night, so it didn't feel remote or terribly peaceful. There were many other dogs onsite and audible in the surrounding area which could be an issue with a reactive dog. Regardless, I'd def come back!
Pipe Creek, Bandera, Texas, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Jumanos, Coahuiltecan, Ndé Kónitsąąíí Gokíyaa (Lipan Apache), and Tonkawa First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Angela P.Joined in November 2021
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within an hour
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