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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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Family-friendly
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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, RV 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 (burn ban permitting). Campers are responsible for bringing their own firewood. *Climbing on the dam structure is strictly prohibited. *The cotton gin (big metal building) is private, for reserved parties only. **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"). *Day passes are available for $25 per person/per day. Please add them to your reservation. **ALL campers staying on property MUST check-in upon arrival, sign Release of Liability Consent form and pick-up wristband. *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, pop-ups, RVs or car camping allowed at campsites. Camping spot includes: unlimited river access, use of kayaks and paddle boards, picnic table, 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. 50ft-100ft extension cord is recommended for electrical access to site from dusk to dawn. **Portable small generators/ Power banks are recommended for electricity at site during the day** (extension cords not provided). **No tent A/C’s** (Small fans are recommended) *Canopy/umbrella is recommended for additional shade at site. *Small campfires are allowed in designated campfire areas (burn ban permitting). Campers are responsible for bringing their own firewood. *Climbing on the dam structure is strictly prohibited. *The cotton gin (big metal building) and outdoor patio are private. For reserved parties only. *Dispose of ALL trash in dumpster located next to parking lot. *Please arrive BEFORE dark to check-in. No check-ins after dark. *ALL campers/guests on the property MUST check-in upon arrival, sign a Release of Liability Waiver and pick-up wristband. *Children 5 and under are free! Add children in this age group under “Extras” *Children 6 and up must be included in your reservation. *Day passes are available for $25 per person/per day. Please add them to your reservation. (Headcount on reservation has to match total # of people in group) *Please keep ALL kayaks and paddle boards ABOVE the dam. **Use upstream ONLY** **No lifeguard on duty, swim at your own risk** **Children must be supervised at all times** Lifejackets for all ages are available for use. **NO GLASS** To book the entire property, please reach out to me for info/pricing. Feel free to message us if you have questions!
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Alexey P.recommends
July 10, 2024
The Best Dam Spot
Absolutely amazing experience! The place is beautiful, peaceful, and safe. There's a trampoline and a sandbox for the kids, which they loved. We had such a great time and will definitely be coming back again. Highly recommended!
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Janelle S.recommends
July 9, 2024
The Best Dam Spot
Amazing hostess! Amazing place! Ama
I truly cannot express how restorative just one night here can be! I highly suggest everyone to do a bit of self, family and/or couple care and to book a night, weekend or week as soon as possible!!! I
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Analicia L.recommends
June 30, 2024
The Best Dam Spot
Such an awesome stay! Quiet, intimate and sweet host!!!
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Aaron U.recommends
June 30, 2024
The Best Dam Spot
Great times on the river!
It was beautiful and the landscape was clean and well take care of. The hosts were very kind and came around 3 different times through the day to make sure our stay was comfortable and if we had any questions. We loved that they provided canoes, life vests, fishing poles and fire wood at no cost! There was a spot for kids with a netted trampoline and volleyball. All the amenities were as said on the site. Absolutely wonderful time. Will be back for sure.
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Rowdy L.recommends
June 28, 2024
The Best Dam Spot
This spot has to be one of the best swimming areas we have been to in some time. Absolutely amazing location to beat the summer sun. Waterfall was amazing and peaceful....
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Sam E.recommends
June 25, 2024
The Best Dam Spot
Amazing Experience
The host Laura was amazing. This little spot is absolutely beautiful! We will definitely be back!
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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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