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The Ranch

· Texas
20 acres
1 site
1 RV
Semi working farm with cows, chickens, and small garden. The ranch also features a 1910 house that is currently being renovated. This property has been in our family since the 1960's, and owned by close friends of the family since the house was built in 1910. Close access to San Marcos, Lockhart, and Luling. Public river access is just down the road. Semi private area of about 0.5 acre to yourself with some tree coverage to provide shade. Just 8 miles away located in the heart of Texas’s barbecue capital, Lockhart State Park is an intimate, area with lush trees and trails along the Clear Fork Creek. It offers amenities like a swimming pool, a golf course, a small waterfall, fishing, and hiking. It’s just a 10-minute drive from legendary restaurants like Black’s Barbecue, Smitty’s Market, and Kreuz Market—all must-eat stops for barbecue fans. The state park offers short, flat trails ideal for novice hikers on the Comanche Loop, and fishing is as easy as casting your line—no license required—and enjoying the peaceful environment. If youre willing to venture a little further, 22 miles away you have Palmeto state park. Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
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Hosted by Robert S.Joined in January 2022
2 ratings · 2 reviews
Rochelle B.recommends
July 7, 2022
The Ranch
My husband and I greatly enjoyed our tent camping stay in early July 2022. Met upon arrival with a dozen fresh chicken eggs. Host gave us tips on where to go for the activities we wanted to do. They brought around the fire pit and shared their own firewood, they also had tubes and kayak set out for us before we arrived. Kind family, they do live on the property in the house they are restoring so it feels a bit like camping in someone's front yard (bc you are). There's not much to do by way of hanging out at the campsite, but recommend this spot as a launch point for San Marcos, New Braunfels, or the river around the corner at Shady Grove Campground. Pros: Privacy away from other campers Nearby access to river at the Shady Grove Campground Tubes, kayaks, directions, activity suggestions available from family Safety Shaded picnic table Less than 20 mins from San Marcos Cute Martindale downtown less than 5 minutes away Some shade provided by two large trees, particularly nice in the morning. Wonderful stargazing and sunsets Cons: No bathroom facilities The family lives on site so there will be some in and out of a normal family, including kids Bugs - numerous but no harm to us Critters can be loud at night - recommend earplugs Shady Grove Campground which is just around the corner has bathrooms with free showers. $5 per person for a day pass and there is also river entry there. Not a long floating river, more of a post up in a nice spot river (too shallow).
Chloe T.recommends
June 5, 2022
The Ranch
Loved tent camping here. Very gracious host.
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