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OnlyVans and Smaller RV's

5 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents2 acres 路 Austin, TX
Learn more about this land: Stay the night in comfort and style in our newly remodeled vintage camper. Get caught up on laundry with access to onsite washer and dryer. Sit down for a meal at our picnic table while using FREE and unlimited wifi! This property is in driving distance from Austin's hotspots, while still maintaining privacy, country vibes, and quiet nights. Just 12 miles from our location is McKinney Falls State Park. The main draws are the two waterfalls, both the result of Onion Creek flowing over limestone ledges. Cool off with a swim in the swimming holes below or fish from the shores. In between the falls, large boulders are perfect for bouldering. Elsewhere at McKinney, nearly nine miles of hiking trails and biking trails wind their way through Hill Country woods, past an ancient rock shelter and Old Baldy, one of the oldest cypress trees in Texas. RV's less than 30' are allowed but absolutely must purchase the 20.00 per night electric hook up "Extra". Pets allowed. Please make sure to pick up after them and keep them on a leash.
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Lakeway Eco Ranch

5 sites 路 Lodging, Tents1 acre 路 Austin, TX
Hi there! I'm Chris, an Austin native, and happy to host you on my land. Travelers welcome! Hablo espa帽ol. I'm on one acre of semi-sloped land surrounded by cedar and oak trees. There is a creek that flows through the middle of the property. I currently have two listings: 1. A camping deck for outdoor camping 2. Indoor tiny home cabin with loft ALL of my listings include the following: - Indoor bathroom with hot shower and off-grid waterless toilet - WIFI - access to electricity - propane grill - fire pit (subject to burn ban) - the opportunity to meet my dogs and Miss Piggy :) The property has a nice woodsy feel, yet very close to so many things! 5 minutes from Lakeway HEB 5 minutes from Jessica Hollis park on Lake Austin 5 minutes from Mansfield Dam park on Lake Travis 5 minutes from 24-hour gas station (711 on 620 and Hudson Bend) 5 minutes from downtown Lakeway and a zillion restaurants 7 minutes from laundromat 30 minutes from downtown Austin Walking distance to Don Marios Restaurant A little bit about me. Currently I own a small boat rental business. I used to be a university Spanish professor. I played guitar in a cover band and toured in China. I once rode from Austin to Dallas in the trunk of the car. I may tell a dad joke, apologies in advance. Me gusta bailar. Now that boat rental season is ending, I spend most of my time working on my property and spoiling my animals. I go out with friends from time to time. Happy to provide recommendations for fun, dining, nightlife etc.
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Pedernales RV Park

40 sites 路 RVs, Tents40 acres 路 Dripping Springs, TX
Leave flat and drab RV lots behind and come see our hill country views from sites nestled amid stair stepped hills and oak trees. Our park has topography, character, and shade with teeming wildlife and abundant Tx beauty. If you like wild, pure, peaceful country living, then you are who we made this RV park for. Whether you stay for one night or many, come home to Pedernales RV Park. We offer pull through sites and spacious big rig pads with 30/50 amp hookups, sewer, complementary Wifi, and garbage service. We love animals and welcome your pets as well. The park is still under construction with more amenities being added. Sites are very limited at this time. If you like boondocking and have a 4x4 you may be interested in our remote hill top. Prefect for remote tent camping. There are no utilities in this area.
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Blue Sage

10 sites 路 RVs, Tents12 acres 路 Jonestown, TX
Situated on 12.54 acres, our property offers stunning Hill Country views. Resting on a hillside facing east, it provides a tranquil and picturesque setting. Explore the wooded areas by hiking through the property, revealing its natural beauty. With 2 wash areas available, you'll find convenience and comfort throughout your stay. Campfires are welcomed, provided there's no active burn ban in effect. Just 1 mile away, Lake Travis beckons for boating, fishing, and swimming, ensuring endless outdoor enjoyment. As you navigate the dirt roads, you'll find a private escape with individual campsites. The upper level of the property is camper-accessible, while the lower part requires either four-wheel drive or serves as walk-in tent sites. We're committed to enhancing your camping experience, with ongoing property upgrades planned over time. Cedar and oak trees grace the landscape, offering shade and adding to the natural ambiance. To ensure a harmonious environment, campers are kindly asked to respect each other's space and adhere to quiet hours from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Join us for a memorable camping adventure in this serene Hill Country haven.
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Camping near Hamilton Pool

8 sites 路 RVs, Tents20 acres 路 Dripping Springs, TX
This is a relaxing spot in the Hill Country to camp and enjoy the surrounding area with nearby swimming, kayaking, rock climbing, bicycle riding, and hiking on and around the Pedernales River, as well as the many restaurants, wineries, and breweries in the area. We have a variety of campsites styles ranging from cozy secluded oak groves to more open spaces for camping under the stars. Rates: $25 PER PERSON, PER NIGHT (minimum of 2 campers). Children age 3 and under are free. If bringing children, please tell us how many and their ages. Nearby Parks for hiking and swimming: HAMILTON POOL PRESERVE (1.9 mi) is open by reservation for hiking and swimming. Visits are for 3 1/2 hour blocks of time. No dogs allowed at Hamilton Pool MILTON REIMERS RANCH COUNTY PARK (2.5 mi) is nearby and is open for hiking, swimming, fishing, rock climbing, and cycling. Dogs on a leash allowed at Reimers. CASH ONLY! $5/per person, no reservation required. We love it there! WEST CAVE OUTDOOR DISCOVERY CENTER (2.6 mi) is open by reservation only for guided tours of the waterfall/cave-no swimming allowed. No dogs allowed at West Cave PEDERNALES FALLS STATE PARK (34 mi) is open by reservation only for day use hiking and swimming. Dogs on a leash allowed ENCHANTED ROCK STATE NATURAL AREA (71 mi) is open by reservation only for day use hiking on weekends and holidays. If we are not under a burn ban, BRING FIREWOOD and/or charcoal because we have fire rings and BBQ cookers at most of the sites. If we are under a burn ban, campfires (even in fire rings) are not allowed, but bring some charcoal because you may still use BBQ Cookers, which we have at each of our sites. You may also use a campstove if you wish to bring one. We have a hot/cold outdoor shower our guests are free to use.
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CampEZ in SxSAustinTX

17 sites 路 Tents2 acres 路 Austin, TX
Once owned by locally famous (at the time) D.G. Burrow who was a performing Country and Western musician here in Austin TX. Our 'campground/farmette' is about 2 acres (inside the city limits!), on a creek, kind of woodsy, and next to a pretty vast parkland greenbelt. Recent flooding made quite a mess but it's still pleasant here. Several friendly and permanent residents and farm animals. Creek-side private campground hideaway available. This is a CAMPGROUND: NO RV, ROOM, BED, INVOLVED - BRING A TENT AND GEAR FOR COMFORT (check my other listings for an RV stay). This a "want to camp" campground. If you "need to camp" due to financial or other reasons, Camp EZ will likely not be a good fit for you. Not suitable for very young children . Please include your child in your count. Campfires in designated area only with permission (burn ban sometimes). Bring firewood. Community vibe 'round here; everyone is expected to be respectful of one another and clean up after themselves "leave no trace" style. One week maximum stay. Bring a tent and gear needed to be comfortable. 2 private hot outdoor showers, rustic kitchen and 2 charming compost priveys included. Wood fired sauna available. Visitors are expected to clean up after themselves especially in the kitchen, showers, restroom and, of course, your campsite. Trash and recycle containers are around or, better yet, pack it out! Campfires in designated area only with permission (burn ban sometimes). Bring firewood. We are a 2 acre community on a secret and secluded little street 5 miles due South of the capitol of TX and even closer (2.5) to the very hip SoCo area (Continental Club, Jo's Coffee, Guero's Taco Bar, El Mercado and lots more). I have 3 cats, 11 chickens, 2 little donkeys and 6 sweet mini goats here at my little and funky 'farmette' right on Williamson Creek (sometimes flowing and not really swimmable) and next to a huge wooded greenbelt with a quiet and unused nature trail. This is not a KOA or a state park. This is a home campground. It's kind of rustic and we like it that way. You may see a roach, ant or cricket and you may also see a deer, fox or coyote. We are busy and not always able to visit for long. Lots of remodeling and flood related cleanup chaos here but also lots of pretty and secluded nature. Short walk to bus stop and historic Sagebrush HonkyTonk and Austin Bergstrom Airport is 9 easy highway miles away. Rustic outdoor shower/kitchen/privy. BYOTent. No wild or excessive partying here please and please remember: no smoking :) WE NOW HAVE A COVERED PING-PONG PLAYING AREA AND BADMINTON TOO!鈥 Other details to note: Street parking. Camping is a very short walk from parking lot. We have carts to tote your gear if needed. Sorry, this campground is not set up to be able to park next to your site. We do not supply towels, toiletries, tents or bedding. Camp fire in designated fire pits only with approval. BYO Firewood. NO GENERATORS OR RECORDED MUSIC. Quiet time: 9PM-9AM. Please be mindful of your neighbors. -Jim O' (Did I mention rustic?)
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Twisted Oaks

31 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents20 acres 路 San Marcos, TX
. Twisted Oaks is located on 20 acres of tree lined Texas Hill Country nestled in the heart of San Marcos. I've been here over 33 years. We have 10-15 campsites all named after the colors in a rainbow. We offer rentals of kayaks, coleman camp stoves, triple burner propane very large, mr buddy propane heaters jackery 1000 watt and bluetti 600 watt solar generators or a tent if this your first time. payment for extras can be cash or Venmo. If you have any special needs please feel free to contact me. thanks and hope to see you soon We sell seasoned oak and juniper hardwood. We are a small microbusiness and would really appreciate if you purchase wood here rather than at a large box store. It is your choice but just so you know you will get twice the wood for maybe half the price. We sell a large wheelbarrow load for $20 or half load for $10. Kindling is gratis. Please check the weather forecast before booking. Texas weather can change on a dime. Also if it is raining in Austin or San Antonio it may be bone dry here. We can not be responsible for the weather or your selection of gear. I prefer winter camping with a nice fire and a cup of coffee. We have invested in clothing and gear to withstand below freezing temps. When campers book we go through a routine to make sure all sites are ready for YOU. There are times were we have had to change or modify our plans to accommodate our "guests" . Changing dates will incur a small fee. Please be fair. Our cancellation policy is strict and it it set as such to protect campers and host alike. We set a high standard for our camp but this is to ensure that all campers will have a great experience. Pay attention to the rules. Using common sense is what we ask. Treat our property as you would have us treat your place...it's really that simple. Hope this does not scare you away. Read the reviews and you will see the common thread is that we are nice helpful folks. See you soon!
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The Oupost

2 sites 路 Lodging5 acres 路 Jonestown, TX
Whether you are looking for adventure or prefer to retreat from the world, The Outpost is the place for you! Nestled in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, this multi-acre property features 2 private tiny cabins and a huge community fire pit where you can make s'mores, make new friends, or make time to reconnect with nature. This unique tiny cabin is reminiscent of the summer camp you went to as a kid; it was designed to remind you of the joys of being carefree! With the best views of the Texas hills, The Outpost is the perfect place to host your next vacation or small retreat! Our split-level tiny cabin boasts: 鈽 Full kitchen with mini stove/oven, and fridge 鈽 Propane grill and outdoor dining area 鈽 Private deck with a hot tub 鈽 Premium hybrid Queen size mattress 鈽 Smart 4K TVs with Netflix, Hulu and more! 鈽 Super cold AC and cozy heating 鈽 Community fire pit; multiple hammock areas available 鈽 Shared laundry area with full size washer and dryer 鈽 Easy self check-in There is plenty to explore in the area: Enjoy boating and water sports on Lake Travis. There are plenty of boat ramps & chartered boat companies in the area! If brewery hopping is more your thing, Lago Vista Brewery is 5 miles from the property. Flat Creek and Bent Oak wineries are in nearby Marble Falls, about a 15 min drive. Tons of shopping and dining options are available in Cedar Park, a 15-mile drive from the property. Local grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants and coffee shops are approximately 5 miles from the property. Lago Vista, Lake Travis, and Point Venture golf courses are all easily accessible & open year round! If you want to explore everything the big city has to offer, Austin is only 35 miles away (about an 50 min drive).
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$165
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North By Northwest RV Park

81 sites 路 Lodging, RVs10 acres 路 Jonestown, TX
North By Northwest RV Park A Brand New RV Park! Discover a hidden gem in the heart of Texas Hill Country - our brand new RV Park and Cabin Village near Lake Travis. With convenient amenities and a welcoming atmosphere, your family's safety and comfort are our top priority. You'll never want to leave this peaceful oasis! Professionally managed, with on-site staff, we are sure you'll feel at home with us! And with easy access to nearby attractions and activities, you'll never run out of things to do and see. Enjoy the Best of Texas Living at Our Family-Oriented RV Park!
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Magical Lakefront Retreat Property

7 sites 路 Lodging5 acres 路 Spicewood, TX
*For the 2024 Solar Eclipse, we are only renting our entire 8 accommodation property all together, not just 1 accommodation. If you have a large group, please send an inquiry - Thanks! Just featured on CBS's show "STAYCATION!" Enchantment and tranquility embody our Whimsical Lakeside Romantic Retreat property nestled in the hill country on Lake Travis, just outside of Austin, TX. This magical space is the perfect backdrop for a variety of special events, including weddings, corporate retreats, yoga and mindfulness retreats, reunions, birthdays, girl's weekends and bachelorette parties, & many other special occasions. 7 total accommodations starring a Luxury Straw Bale Villa, 3 Eco-Cabins, a Cottage, and 2 Unique Safari Tents. Our main house, 'La Casa de Joy,' is a stunning luxury straw bale villa (once featured on HGTV) that is truly the perfect gathering space for a variety of special occasions and memorable events. Originally built by an artist & healer, her creative intention and style is felt throughout the entire property. Living Waters is blessed with an abundance of nature, including deer, birds, butterflies, crickets, hummingbirds, & more. You may wake up to the deer sleeping just outside your accommodation. Indulge you and your group by taking advantage of our on-site private yoga, massage, personal training, and facial services, and kayak, canoe, and stand-up paddle board rentals. We recommend local activities such as a wine tasting at Stone House Vineyard (walking distance), a swim/picnic at Krause Springs spring-fed pool, or an eco-adventure at Cypress Valley Canopy Tours. This unique property is a tranquil and rejuvenating respite in the hill country on Lake Travis, therefore it's not ideal for loud parties. We love animals, but we are a non-pet-accommodating property due to the abundant wildlife present. We look forward to making memories with you....
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Fishers Of Men Ranch

49 sites 路 RVs, Tents38 acres 路 Marble Falls, TX
Fishers Of Men Ranch is Perfect for Looking for a Private Place to bring yourself, family, & friends. Want to ESCAPE the HUSTLE & BUSTLE of Everday Life! We鈥檝e got the PERFECT Environment for Enjoying a Relaxing Stay here! We have Rustic, Rugged, Terrain to Hike, Discover, & Observe! Gorgeous 38 acres to Roam freely & find your favorite place to Get Away From It All! FOR THE SOLAR ECLIPSE In April 8, 2024. We are BOOKED UP On the RV鈥檚 with Hookups But we can still take OFF GRID RV鈥檚! We do have a DUMP Station on way out for RVers. We Still have more sites for Tenting AVAILABLE! Bcz of Many More people Bring Potty Tents for Tenting! Be sure and Checkout our Pictures of the Ranch! Most pictures taken with Cell Phones! All Pictures of the Animals are found on the Ranch, come see the many Varieties we have here! Kaz always had a DREAM to help kids with Life Skills & Mentor in God鈥檚 Principles because she had Christian Mentors growing up! They were always there for her through her life & kept her focused down the right path & stayed out of trouble & learned a tremendous amount from them! Bill her husband supports her & they raised 7 children together & have 8 grandkids. Katz father was Aspergers Autistic and from 5 years old started showing Kaz hands on learning skills that are still instilled in her today! She found this to be a Valuable Lesson from her Dad. These methods & skills through the years working with her own children & other children through the years with different organizations confirm to be very beneficial and encouraging for the children growing up. Bill & Kaz have shared equally through all they鈥檙e projects during they鈥檙e 40 years of marriage. They鈥檙e Jack Of All Trades, Artists, Shown in Art Shows, Remodeled Homes, Churches, & Etc. They are able to teach others how to do things that can benefit kids till they graduate & have a better understanding of what they want to do in their lives as an adult & PLUS have the mentoring to guide them through life. The Ranch has its main Mission to work with youth but is open to Renting the Cabin and RV/5th Wheeled Campers Camp Sites for them to Enjoy the Marvels that God has Created & Lot's to Experience, Explore, and Observe! The Ranch is PERFECT for Hosting: Weddings, Special Events, Retreats, Family Reunions, Youth Activities, Church Activities, Boy/Girl Scouts, Boys/Girls Club, RV Camper Clubs, and Etc....... to accommodate whatever you need for the special essentials you would like to have provided for your special event! (For Hosting a Special Event Call, Text, or Leave Voicemail to the Ranch Directly) (Hosting Special Events handled through Ranch) Fishers Of Men Ranch is a Family Friendly Environment and Christian Based!
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Hamilton Pool Vineyards & Farms

21 sites 路 RVs, Tents65 acres 路 Dripping Springs, TX
Only 2 miles from Hamilton Pool Preserve, Westcave Preserve and Reimers Ranch, we are nestled in one of the most ecologically diverse areas in Texas, not to mention being located in the heart of beautiful hill country. With a beautiful 65 acre slice of heaven, we have 2 acres of an Organic Regenerative Farm & a 10 acre Organic Vineyard and many trails that weave around our naturally wooded acres with gorgeous oaks running the property that love to be admired. The land itself has its own calming, peaceful energy as it's nestled off Hamilton Pool Rd and is considered an Official Dark Night Sky so you can stargaze in lush meadows at our infinite galaxies above. We love preserving and celebrating nature as we incorporate and teach our regenerative and permaculture farming practices throughout our land. We have a full time nature academy and Farm School Fridays for kids and several livestock that call this land home. Currently we have several cows and beehives with some donkeys, Shetland ponies, and chickens on their way soon! Our Tasting Room is open Thursday-Sunday where you can enjoy our delicious Texas wines with several wine tasting options hand picked by our Master Sommelier. We offer our Hipcampers a 10% discount on their ticket. We also offer farm tours that you can book through Hipcamp or through our Website under "Reservations." We also have a ley line that runs through our property which we have honored with our own labyrinth that has been blessed by indigenous tribe leaders. Nearby Activities: Reimers Ranch hosts the most popular outdoor climbing spots in Texas along with equine and hiking trails. Hamilton Pool Preserve is gorgeous for hiking with reservations and Westcave Preserve offers hiking and education. Car and biking enthusiasts enjoy the winding roads the weave through the beautiful, peaceful hills. For holistic or camping retreats, please contact us directly so we can best accommodate your group! events@hamiltonpoolvineyards.com
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The best camping near Sandy Creek Park guide

Overview

About

This itty bitty baby 25-acre park (only .04 square miles!) is one of the many happy, younger siblings to neighboring big bro, Pace Bend Park. Less than 30 miles from downtown Austin, this sunny beachside oasis is perfect for a weekend family getaway! Great for swimming, fishing and boating, the park also has short trails for nature walks in the sand and wooded bluffs, where you鈥檒l be swooned by the tunes of the world鈥檚 oldest singing stars (were talking way before T Swift here) - songbirds such as the endangered Golden-Cheeked Warbler! Fire up the barbeque and enjoy some D鈥檚 & B鈥檚 (dogs and burgers) along with some R&R as you watch the sun dip below the horizon on this quiet corner of Lake Travis.

When to go

The best time to visit Sandy Creek Park is during the spring and fall when the Texas weather is most agreeable. Summer months can be quite hot, making early morning or late evening the preferred times for outdoor activities. Winter offers a quiet escape, though some amenities may be less accessible.

Know before you go

  • Check the LCRA website for updates on lake water quality before planning your swim.
  • Bring cash for park entry as credit cards are not accepted at this time.
  • Remember to pack your own water supply as there is no water available in the park.
  • Be aware of the temporary closure of the boat ramp if you're planning to launch a vessel.
  • Stay informed about the park hours, open from sunrise to 8pm, to plan your visit accordingly.

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