Beautiful working cattle ranch 8 miles north of historic Vernon, Texas. Red River, Doan's Crossing, Red River Valley Museum, historic Waggoner Ranch all call this area home. 3 hours from Amarillo, Dallas/Ft. Worth, OK City. 28 miles from Red River which separates OK from TX. Enjoy the peace and serenity of primitive camping at your choice of pastures - near winding inter
Beautiful working cattle ranch 8 miles north of historic Vernon, Texas. Red River, Doan's Crossing, Red River Valley Museum, historic Waggoner Ranch all call this area home. 3 hours from Amarillo, Dallas/Ft. Worth, OK City. 28 miles from Red River which separates OK from TX. Enjoy the peace and serenity of primitive camping at your choice of pastures - near winding intermittent creek, along banks of ponds, on the hillside or among the prairie grasses. The owner's home is centrally located on the property, in case of emergencies. If campers are hauling their own horses, there are pens available on the home site for an nominal extra fee/night. Campers must provide own horse feed/hay and a current Coggins test must be provided for each horse. Pasture grazing is available (hobbled if possible). Campsite is subject to nearby grazing cattle - depending on where the camper chooses. MANY miles (dirt/paved) of back road exploration, horseback riding, walking, biking.... Located directly on the "trail" (Great Western Trail) that cattle drives used to take cattle from South Texas to points north to sale/rail. Mostly flat with some rolling elevation, grassland, farmland, ranch land. Secluded, spiritual, inspiring for writers/artists, slow paced, peaceful...Campers can park at home site - no limit of vehicles - and walk to site or be transported by owner, or depending on where they choose to camp, they can drive to it. Camping numbers/sites are adjustable with each group. We're very flexible and willing to work with our campers.
- Check in: After 10AM
- Check out: Before 10AM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
- Response time: Within an hour
- Response rate: 100%
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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Not really "hiking", but miles of dirt roads to explore and walk.
Campers would need to provide and haul their own horses. LOTS of great backroad riding. Coggins test is a must.
There are miles of dirt/hardtop roads near the ranch.
We are close to the Red River which separates Texas from Oklahoma. Doan's Crossing - historic cattle drive river crossing/town...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Arrowhead Hill Tent Camping in Texas.
We live on the Texas plains. Flat with some elevation, few trees, winding creek, grasslands.
We farm grass for the cattle.
This is a working cattle ranch and camping is available in pastures.
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Staying here recently was my first time in this part of Texas. We were greeted by adorable dogs and a very pleasant host - who gave us a quick tour of the site and rules.
The site is absolutely massive! More room than you know what to do with, but still within the confines of a working farm. Stars were endless, even with a pretty full moon. Grounds were flat, with gentle rolling hills and animals to watch walk around. There was also a very convenient firepit with buckets nearby to turn into tables.
Overall I'd recommend this spot for those looking to primitive camp, while still being in a safe spot and who enjoy watching horse and cattle.
The best stay ever!
This was the absolute best experience Ive had during my travels. Mrs. Su is this kindest person Ive ever met, she gave us a goodie bag ❤ The site was gorgeous and Mrs. Su even drove us around to show us the different sites and offered to bring our gear down for us. We ended up staying at a drive up site. It was private, quiet and the views were absolutely to die for. You will see plenty of wildlife and also the cows and horses were in view. Mrs. Su's dogs were so sweet, greeting us upon arrival. I will definitely return even if I have to make a special trip! I could go on and on about it. Definitely an experience everyone should have at least once.
Su and Henry are amazing hosts. We felt really welcome at their ranch. If you want to escape the lights and sounds of the city, this is a great place to do primitive camping.
This was the best hipcamp experienc
Su was the best host. Not only dod she wait up for us until after 11 (an accident near Amarillo set us back), but she also surprises us with a bag full of treats and water! The campsite was also ideal. Situated on a horse farm, nearly 10 miles from the nearest town, it felt like you could see every star. Nevermind being greeted in the morning by two pregant mares. This was the best hipcamp experience i ever had!
Beautiful ranch and fun host!
Amazing evening watching the meteor shower at Arrowhead Hill Ranch. You you can clearly see the Milky Way on a clear night. Su is so friendly, we came in after dark and she welcomed us happily and showed us to a low spot with ridges all around perfect for stargazing and which had no light from faraway windmills on the horizon. This is a working ranch and beautiful, open and quiet. We were the only ones camping that night. No burn ban so we enjoyed samores over the fire. Two beautiful white horses greeted us in the morning and we wish we had brought an apple or two. Thank you Su, it was fun meeting you and thank you for sharing your beautiful ranch. 💛
Ranch camping under north texas sky
A wonderfully quiet stay on a beautiful ranch that is rich with history. The hosts were very generous and kind. The dogs were very welcoming.
Perfect overnight spot on hwy 287
We reached out on very short notice to see if there was space for us to camp overnight, on our way further into the panhandle. Su got back to us immediately and let us know there was room for us. We arrived well past 9PM and she was waiting for us to show us to our spot, and they even started a fire for us in the fire pit before we pulled in.
We will go back, and look forward to it. The ranch has beautiful scenery, sounds of nature, a babbling brook, too many stars to count and southern hospitality.
Social distancing at it’s finest.
The perfect spot for a little weekend camping getaway with my young kids. When we got there, Su greeted us at the house, goodie bags in tow, and drove us around to find the perfect spot to set up camp. We decided to settle next to the tank, which worked out perfectly because I could drive my little 2WD car right up to the site. While Su was helping me set up our tent in the crazy wind (haha), Henry got the firepit ready for us, which was so above and beyond expectations. So quiet and peaceful, incredible stargazing (my son saw his first shooting star), and we felt so safe. During the day, the kids rode their bikes around exploring, we hung a hammock and had a lunch picnic on another part of the property, then splashed around in the tank. Complete euphoria just 10 minutes from town, and we can’t wait to go back! Thanks again, Su and Henry!
This was a great place for my 4 year old and I to camp during a long road trip. Su was so welcoming and kind. She had a goodie bag for my son when we arrived. Absolutely beautiful. Definitely recommend and we will be stopping here again!