Hipcamp host Samantha  S.,
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Pitch your tent beside the fire ring at our catfish tank and grab your fishing pole for some catch and release catfish and bass fishing or your hiking stick for a relaxing day on the farm. Our site is very private with no other campsite within 1/4 mile. Ask us about our farm tours on this working farm and ranch operation. 

This site has awesome star views and bird and 

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Pitch your tent beside the fire ring at our catfish tank and grab your fishing pole for some catch and release catfish and bass fishing or your hiking stick for a relaxing day on the farm. Our site is very private with no other campsite within 1/4 mile. Ask us about our farm tours on this working farm and ranch operation. 

This site has awesome star views and bird and wildlife viewing including a nesting pair of painted buntings each spring and summer! Lake Abilene and the Abilene state park are nearby (about ten minutes away) as well as the charming town of Buffalo Gap (visit the Buffalo Gap Historic Village) and the best burgers in Texas at Perinis Steak House (reservations encouraged.)The farm has an outdoor play area for the kiddos including a giant tractor tire mountain, a toddler tractor tire mountain and a climbing jungle.

You  will be the only campers on this tank so seclusion is guaranteed. We pride ourselves on providing a safe place to camp for all campers. 

While you are here check out our extras!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Have a question? Send samantha a message!
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Firewood bundle

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Meet the Farm Friends tour

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Farm Fresh Eggs

One Dozen Farm Fresh Eggs from our hen house. these can be delivered at check...Read more

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Outdoor Games

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Fishing Gear

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Pop Up Shade Awning

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Fishing Skills Class

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Fishing Worms

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing
Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Catfish Tank Under the Stars in Texas.

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Ranch

Places to see near Big Stars Farm

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Hipcamper Matt
Matt S.
recommends this listing.
June 22nd, 2020

Nice campsite. Fit my needs. Had a surprise visit from the horses in the morning which was fun.

Hipcamper Polly

Star studded sky and calm, quiet ca

Polly V.
recommends this listing.
August 13th, 2020

I truly enjoyed my stay at the Catfish tank. Samantha was very helpful and met us at the gate to leadnus to our spot. The spot was quiet, peaceful and the stars were amazing. Now that we know where to go we will definitely return. Thanks for a great place to camp.

Hipcamper Jennifer
Jennifer L.
recommends this listing.
September 23rd, 2020

The camp site is as described. A very secluded peaceful spot.

Hipcamper Lucinda

Perfect recharge

Lucinda S.
recommends this listing.
October 5th, 2020

This is a remote site easily accessed and you can drive all the way to the site (no packing stuff in). It is situated on a 200 acre working farm and you may hear horses, cows, pigs, etc during your stay. The tank right next to the site is well stocked with catch and release fish and has lots of quiet frogs. There were no flying or crawling insect issues, and there is a fire pit on red clay and we opted in to the wood option so there was plenty with lots of dry kindling around the site. They can even set up a tent and air mattress if you opt in to it and provide worms. The hosts are attentive, but very much out of your way. We were impressed with the peaceful area and big sky views.

Hipcamper Tyler

So many stars!

Tyler W.
recommends this listing.
October 25th, 2020

Such a sweet spot! I had such a relaxing time here and at night I saw so many stars.

Hipcamper jeremiah
Jeremiah A.
recommends this listing.
November 6th, 2020

I had an amazing stay at the Catfish Tank. The view of the night sky was possibly the best view I’ve ever had. I don’t think I’ve ever seen the Milky Way with such clarity. The horses and cattle would frequently visit the watering hole throughout the day. They had a miniature horse named Tinkerbell that was so cute. Besides the view of the night sky, the 2nd highlight of my stay was a basset hound that came and hung out with me all day. I wandered around and enjoyed the beautiful scenery and he just followed right along with me. I suppose for some people that wouldn’t be a highlight, but I love dogs, and this dog was just the friendliest, most laid back dog. I really enjoyed my stay. Would definitely recommend.

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Hipcamper samantha
Response from samantha , the Host, on March 17th, 2021

We are glad you enjoyed your stay- the Bassett hound is lovingly called “Nosy Ned the Neighbor’s Dog.” He’s super friendly!

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Hipcamper Laura

Private, peaceful, lots of wildlife

Laura P.
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January 26th, 2021

Samantha met us at the gate and led us to the campsite. Lots of flat space to pitch a tent, right on a sweet little pond, with scattered small trees. We heard coyotes, an owl, quail, ducks, and other birds. The campsite was completely private and peaceful.

Hipcamper Janice

A great half way point to big bend!

Janice S.
recommends this listing.
March 14th, 2021

Very peaceful! Friendly hosts. Great communication. Google maps leads you right to it when you have the address. Host will meet you and drive you to your spot. We enjoyed the dark skies and stars for miles!

The view we had away from pondThe pond with cow trails.Loved the skies.  So dark at night! View of pond
Hipcamper samantha
Response from samantha , the Host, on March 17th, 2021

We enjoyed meeting you- we thought you were in for a cloudy night but the stars came out in full for you guys!

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Hipcamper Debbie

Lovely spot

Debbie W.
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May 23rd, 2021

Beautiful location. Very private and peaceful. Samantha met me at the gate even though it was late. I’ll stay again.

Property
Big Stars Farm
State
Texas
Country
United States
$20/night
1 Site