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Sparrow Bend River Retreat

11 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents8 acres 路 Pipe Creek, TX
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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Booked 20 times

Haby Ranch

56 sites 路 RVs, Tents1100 acres 路 Lake Medina Shores, TX
Come enjoy over 1000 acres of Texas ranch land. Perfect for fossil hunting, biking, hiking, stargazing, and exploring the great outdoors. Depending on rain and current water levels, you can also enjoy creeks, swimming holes, and waterfalls. Unplug and make memories sure to last a lifetime. Located 10 miles from Bandera, Cowboy Capital of the World.
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Lost Woods

42 sites 路 RVs, Tents55 acres 路 San Antonio, TX
Welcome to our little piece of paradise! 55 acres of woods hidden near town. A network of trails criss-cross the creek and wind throughout the property under a peaceful canopy of large beautiful trees. Don't be surprised if you run into deer, squirrels, or roadrunners! Our property is home to a wide variety of hill-country wildlife. - Each of our campsites are private and surrounded by forest. - Each site has a fire ring for campfires - Our trees are our most precious natural resource and set this campground apart! Please don't do anything to harm them. - Port-o-john is available on site. - All of our campsites are primitive. No electric or water here. - When you camp with us you are welcome to explore and play on the entire property! We have 55 acres of trails and woods to explore! Please bring your bikes, trail shoes, or whatever helps you have fun in the wild! - Hammocks welcome! We have so many trees! All of our sites are hammock-friendly. - When you check-in, just text us, your host will help you find your campsite. - Some sites are drive-in where your vehicle can park right next to the fire. Others are walk-in and require a short hike of 100' or less from your parking space. You can indicate your preference during booking or at check-in. If you want to drive right into your site, Campsites 2, 6, & 12 are the sites you want. Some of our campsites are more secluded than the others and offer extreme privacy in the most beautiful settings we have to offer. If you're looking for a wilder campsite surrounded by huge old trees and all the peace the woods have to offer, just request Campsites 4, 5, 7, or 8. Each of these sites requires a walk of at least 50' from your vehicle to the fire ring. Site 13 is only for backpackers or people willing to hike about 500 yards to the campsite. There is no way to drive to it or even get close except on foot. But it is spectacular and beautiful! Only three sites can accommodate a smaller trailer or camper. Site 1, Site 2, and site 6. Please notify me in your booking if you intend to bring a camper and I can accommodate you. We practice leave-no-trace as much as possible. So please pack out anything you pack in. You are responsible for removing all trash. If any garbage is left behind you will be billed for the cleanup. Heads-up! We have a small farm on the property Dogs are always welcome and we LOVE our furry friends! For their safety and the safety of our livestock please keep them leashed while on property.
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Booked 5 times

Memmie鈥檚 Farm

18 sites 路 RVs, Tents30 acres 路 Bandera, TX
Memmie鈥檚 Farm is a special 30 acres just outside of Bandera, TX on the Medina River! We hope bring love and energy to this beautiful piece of family property by opening it up to visitors who embrace the outdoors. At the designated tent camping sites, you will find oak groves that provide opportunities for shade. The RV sites are in a picturesque field that provides excellent views of the sunset. The field leads down to incredible cypress trees lining the Medina River. We also have a primitive camping area down by the river that requires you to park in a parking area and walk to you preferred camping spot. If you are looking for solitude and untouched nature, this is the place for you. The comforts of Bandera are conveniently only a 5 minute drive away. We are located less than 2 miles from Bandera City Park! At this time, all sites are completely dry. We do have porta-potties available. RV sites are boondocking only (no water or electric at this time.)
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Boulderdash Cabin & Camping

12 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents5 acres 路 Bandera, TX
Hi Hip Campers! Spend some time in the beautiful Texas Hill Country at Boulderdash. Located along the serene Medina River, you can enjoy riverfront access and the peace and quiet of the great outdoors. Boulderdash hosts a variety of accommodations for every type of camper. Enjoy a cozy rustic three-bedroom cabin, primitive tent camping, full hookup RV sites, riverfront tent sites, and more! Play in the river, unplug, reconnect with friends and family, and enjoy the views of this beautiful country setting! Enjoy feeding the deer and watching the many varieties of birds, foxes, armadillos, squirrels and others! Our place is just 9 miles from Bandera, TX, the "Cowboy Capital of the World," where you can get a taste of the cowboy lifestyle with horseback riding, ranch tours, rodeos, museums, and more! This is one Texas destination you don't want to miss!
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Booked 6 times

Indian Blanket Ranch - Utopia Texas

100 sites 路 RVs, Tents250 acres 路 Utopia, TX
Indian Blanket Ranch located in the Beautiful Texas Hill Country is a 250 acre Nature Reserve, with Wildlife & Nature Trails. We enjoy sharing Nature & our Dark Sky with others! Hike, Bike, Birding Trails to Explore. April 8, 2024 Totality on Indian Blanket Ranch is 4 min 26.3 seconds. We are only 1 second off centerline. Centerline is 4 min 26.4 seconds. From first to last contact is about 2 hours 40 min. Primitive Fully Self-Contained Camping For Vans, RVs, Campers & Tents *Maximum 6 people per campsite *Requires full payment when reserved. *Bring Quiet Gas Generators or Solar Generators for Power *Bring All Water, Food, Drinks & Chairs *Bring Portable Toilet Containers *No Campfires (Fire Hazard with tall grass) *Propane Grills/Griddles Allowed (Use Caution) *Take Trash to Dumpster When Departing *Each Campsite is Allowed 1 non-barking, non-aggressive dog, must always be on leash. No Fee for Dog. Tell us if you bring a dog! Each Campsite is for - 1 RV & 1 tent -or- 1 Van & 1 tent -or- 4 Tents. Normal Rates; 2 night minimum. 3 Vehicles per campsite. Up to 4 people $60 per night Per Campsite; $10 each extra person per night, maximum 6 people Total Solar Eclipse Rates for April 4 thru 10, 2024; Requires full payment when reserved. 3 night minimum. 3 Vehicles per campsite. Up to 4 people $100 per night Per Campsite; $20 each extra person per night, maximum 6 people (take trash with you if our dumpster is full) *Refunds Only If it Rains So Much That You Can't Drive into the Pasture Camping Area! *No lodging tax for camping.
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Booked 28 times

Holladay Camping

31 sites 路 Tents20 acres 路 Boerne, TX
Twenty raw acres nestled in the heart of the Hill Country, just a short drive northwest of San Antonio. Easy to find, with wide open sky, perfect for viewing the eclipse or just watching for falling stars. It's just a short walk to local PoPo's Restaurant and the Dollar Store, or about a mile walk/bike ride in the other direction to visit and enjoy Joshua Springs Park & Preserve, where you can hike the trails, go paddling in your canoe or kayak, or take advantage of the bird blinds to see a painted bunting or any of the other local birds.
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Booked 2 times

Trace's Hilltop Retreat

3 sites 路 Lodging, Tents3 acres 路 Bandera, TX
Always something fun to do in the Cowboy Capital! First things first - we'll get you checked in to your private vacation retreat, then (if you haven't already), you can start planning the fun things you'd like to do. If you need help choosing activities, we're happy to help make suggestions. From horseback riding to winery tours to shopping, the hill country has it. At the end of the day, feel free to relax in the on-site hot tub. Or you can head to town for dinner, drinks, and live music almost any night of the week.
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Al's Hideaway Eclipse viewing

35 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents20 acres 路 Lakehills, TX
Built on 20 acres in the Texas Hill Country we developed only three acres so that we did not displace any wildlife. We have hiking on site , a swimming pool, outdoor kitchen, and a large smoker for all our guest to use. Al's Hideaway has a app now that you can check out all the events going on in the area. There is something for everyone in this area, animal encounters, horseback riding, musuems, caves, hiking, motorcycle riding, wineries, breweries and distillaries, concerts and shopping.
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Booked 11 times

Cedar Fence Ranch

5 sites 路 Lodging, RVs2 acres 路 Lakehills, TX
Learn more about this land:Our facility is in the Texas Hill country. North west of San Antonio near the Cowboy Capital of Bandera Texas. It is adjacent to Medina Lake, but does not have direct lake access . It is only 10 minutes from the public access county park. It is also 25 minutes from the beautiful Medina River which provides fantastic hiking, horseback riding and Tubbing Opportunities.
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Guadalupe River RV Campground

6 sites 路 RVs1 acre 路 Kerrville, TX
Located in the heart of Hill Country, Kerrville Texas with private fully landscaped river access and full RV Hookups. Guadalupe River Rentals Riverside RV campground is the perfect home base for exploring beautiful Hill Country, Texas.Just 34 miles away you can visit the LBJ Ranch. This is a living memorial to the 36th president of the United States. This is the home of the Texas White House, so named because Lyndon B. Johnson spent 20 percent of his presidency there. When the weight of the office became too much to bear, he retreated to this ranch to escape the rigors of Washington. You and your family have plenty of things to do here to escape the rigors of your own lives. Johnson's boyhood home contains artifacts from his childhood, including a baseball glove and ball. The president loved cars. You can view a 1915 fire truck, 1934 Ford Phaeton and a rare Amphicar, a car designed to travel on land and water. He also owned a Jolly 500 Ghia, a gift from the owner of Fiat. There's even that era's Air Force One, the plane Johnson used to get to the ranch.Pets are allowed. Please make sure you pick up after them.
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Laurel Ranch

13 sites 路 RVs, Tents33 acres 路 Pipe Creek, TX
Located just off beautiful Lake Medina in Lakehills, Texas. This property is in the path of totality for the April 2024 Total Eclipse! Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to see this event. Our property is perfect for viewing! Laurel Ranch was started in 2019 and functions as a regenerative farm. We have beautiful campsites surrounded by our farm. Guests will experience wildlife and farm life up close. You will see cows, turkeys, goas, sheep, chickens and more make for a unique camping experience. (Don't be surprised if a cow or turkeys are at your campsite during your stay) To make your farm camping experience complete, we have Laurel Ranch Farm products available for sale as well as an opportunity to experience the animals up close on Friday and Saturday mornings. Please see the Extras for more information when booking. Whether you are getting away from the city for a weekend or stopping by on a cross country camping trip, we look forward to hosting you and sharing our little piece of paradise.
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The best camping near Hill Country State Natural Area guide



Close to San Antonio, you can skip the dude ranches and visit this state park. You can ride across the flat prairies or venture up into the rocky canyons.

Throughout the park, there are water troughs to keep your horse hydrated. Trails crisscross the park, and you can hike on foot if you didn't bring a horse.

The Heritage Loop is a trail with great views. You wander past what's left of a ranch. Looking for something a little more challenging? With a steep climb, the West Peak Overlook pays off with stunning views in every direction.

Numerous primitive campsites dot this state park with vault toilets nearby. Prefer to camp with your horse? The park offers primitive and group equestrian campsites with a barn and corral to keep your horse comfy.

If you prefer a few modern comforts, the group lodge is for you. This 1930s ranch house has a kitchen and modern bathrooms.

Notable campgrounds

  • Primitive walk-in campsites provide an authentic back-to-nature experience with vault toilets nearby.
  • Equestrian campsites cater to horseback riders, complete with nearby water and vault toilets.
  • The group camp features a barn and nine stalls, ideal for larger gatherings amid the wilderness.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early, as the park often reaches capacity, especially during the busy spring and fall seasons.
  • Reserve passes online or by phone to guarantee your spot before arriving at the park.
  • Consider visiting during weekdays or non-peak times for better availability.
  • Explore nearby camping options if the park's campsites are fully booked.

When to go

The ideal times to visit Hill Country State Natural Area are during the spring and fall when the weather is most favorable. Summer brings heat, with July averaging highs of 94掳F, while winter can dip to an average low of 31掳F in January.

Know before you go

  • Check trail and campsite availability in advance, as closures can occur due to weather conditions.
  • Bring all necessary supplies, including water and firewood, as there is no park store.
  • Pets are welcome but must be leashed at all times to preserve the natural habitat.
  • Stay informed of fire danger conditions and burn bans by contacting the park before your visit.
  • Office hours are from 8:15am to 4:45pm, and reservations are highly recommended for both camping and day use.

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