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The Best Dam Spot

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· Staples, Guadalupe, Texas
3 acres hosted by Laura M.
4 tent sites
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Amazing views
Hipcampers say this spot has amazing views.
Best in Texas: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Laura is a Star Host
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Family-friendly
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
4 dispersed campsites are located on a large gravel bar facing a beautiful private waterfall. Camping is walk-in from the parking lot. No overlanding rigs or car camping allowed at campsites. Camping spot includes: unlimited river access, use of kayaks and paddle boards, a semi-private outdoor shower with hot and cold water, a rinse off shower and a clean outdoor port-a-potty that is regularly sanitized. No personal/composting toilets allowed. Please only use the restroom in the portalet provided. Small campfires are allowed. Campers are responsible for bringing their own firewood. *Climbing on the dam structure is strictly prohibited. **No tent air conditioners or electric heaters allowed** (small fans/ electric blankets are permitted) *Please arrive BEFORE dark to check-in. No check-ins after dark. *Children 5 and under are free! (please add children in this age group to your booking in our "Extras"). *To book the entire property, please reach out to me for info/pricing.4 dispersed campsites are located on a large gravel bar facing a beautiful private waterfall. Camping is walk-in from the parking lot. No overlanding rigs or car camping is allowed at campsites. Camping spot includes: unlimited river access, use of kayaks and paddle boards, semi-private communal outdoor shower with hot and cold water, rinse off shower and a clean outdoor port-a-potty that is regularly sanitized. No composting and/or personal toilets allowed. Please only use the restroom in the portalet provided. Small campfires are allowed. Campers are responsible for bringing their own firewood. *Climbing on the dam structure is strictly prohibited. **No tent air conditioners or electric heaters** (Small fans/electric blankets are allowed) *Please arrive BEFORE dark to check-in. No check-ins after dark. All campers staying on the property must check-in and sign a Release of Liability Waiver upon arrival. *Children 5 and under are free! When booking, add children in this age group under “Extras” Feel free to message us if you have questions!
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Staples, Guadalupe, 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 Laura M.Joined in July 2020
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within an hour
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434 ratings · 359 reviews
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Lori F.recommends
February 18, 2024
The Best Dam Spot
We absolutely love the Dam spot. Great views and wonderful hosts.
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Anthony V.recommends
January 1, 2024
The Best Dam Spot
The perfect place to celebrate and to camp. Laura is an amazing host. Looking forward to camping here again.
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Tyson S.recommends
December 31, 2023
The Best Dam Spot
Family friendly camp spot!
Brought my two daughters for our first camping trip and had a great time! This site has everything you need; kayaks, on site port-a-potty, access to electricity, great scenery. The host was super accommodating (she even helped when I forgot some critical camping gear haha). Truly a great spot for families! If you are a light sleeper I would recommend some ear plugs or noise cancelling headphones since there are some dogs in the area that bark throughout the night.
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Jose G.recommends
December 10, 2023
The Best Dam Spot
Beautiful location on the river, awesome for tent camping. Love how accessible the river is and the host is very friendly and welcoming. If you do not have your own paddle board or kayak they have some available for your use, at no extra charge. I highly recommend this Hipcamp.
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Caitlin F.recommends
November 26, 2023
The Best Dam Spot
Family adventure
So much fun! Our kids (3 and 5) loved every second and there was so much for them to do at the campsite - trampoline, huge sandbox and see saws plus exploring the natural beauty. We also had access to kayaks and had so mcuh fun exploring the San Marcos river. We saw tons of turtles and even found a herd of cattle drinking from the river. Laura was such a kind host! We will absolutely be back. Thanks for hosting us.
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Karyn D.recommends
November 6, 2023
The Best Dam Spot
The white noise and coolness of the water is refreshing and relaxing. It is peaceful, secluded yet close enough if you forget something. Perks are a plus but the location….yes. Perfection
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