Thank you for checking out Sandy Ridge Camping. (See google maps Sandy Ridge Pecans). We have six primitive camping spots providing privacy and serenity. All sites have a fire ring and picnic table. Site#1 is located in a clearing of trees and overlooks our small pond. Sites #2 and #3 have an open area that is surrounded by forest, which gives privacy and windbreak on windy
Thank you for checking out Sandy Ridge Camping. (See google maps Sandy Ridge Pecans). We have six primitive camping spots providing privacy and serenity. All sites have a fire ring and picnic table. Site#1 is located in a clearing of trees and overlooks our small pond. Sites #2 and #3 have an open area that is surrounded by forest, which gives privacy and windbreak on windy days. Site #4 has woods on two sides, view to a pasture and pecan orchard. Site #4 is relatively close to the pond and 60 yrds from Site #1. Site #5 and #6 are along the forest and overlook a meadow. Running water and flushing toilet are near the farmhouse/greenhouse. Please bring potable water and be prepared to take away all your trash. You are welcome to refill your canisters at the spigot that is next to the Big Pecan Tree by the farm house (well water). Please make special note that the flushable toilet is near the farmhouse/greenhouse.
The campsites are in proximity to an operational pecan nursery with only the manager and his family residing on the property. You can enjoy wooded walking paths in the 80 acre forest and pastures, ponds and wildlife, including deer, wild hogs, hawks, owls, roadrunners, cardinals, jays, woodpeckers, mockingbirds and many other species of birds. Small mammals such as armadillos, rabbits, and squirrels are often seen, and the property is also awesome for star gazing. Please watch out for snakes, scorpions , pesky mosquitoes and ticks. No guns/hunting or ATV's allowed.
Four campers are included in the listed price, but if you have a larger group, just let us know. There is an additional fee of $5 per person per night for more than 4 campers (over the age of 7). There are no lights at the sites and it gets dark earlier than you think. No arrivals after 9 pm.
Check in after 1:30pm; Check Out before 11am.
A. With COVID-19 Hipcampers are responsible to bring their own toilet paper, soap or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. We will disinfect the flushable toilet twice daily. (Hand sanitizer provided by flush toilet.)
B. Approx walking distance to toilet from Site #1 380 yds, Site #2 400 yds, Site #3 516 yds, Site #4 320yds, Site #5 424 yds, Site #6 372 yds.
C. Quiet hours are 10pm to 6am. Please respect your neighbors and enjoy nature's night noises.
D. Visiting the pond area: All visitors/campers can visit the pond. Parking available by the game feeder (do not drive down the hill).!! Please respect the privacy of camp site #1 and #4 area.
E. Depending on rainfall during the wettest winter/spring months, Site #2, #3 and #5 might be only available to campers with 4WD vehicles.
- Check in: After 1PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
- Response time: Within an hour
- Response rate: 100%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Catch and release, please.
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“Sandy Ridge” is what makes HipCamp so enjoyable. The host, Cody, was very prompt and helpful in his communication. Cody and his wife, Ingrid, gave us a warm welcome as soon as we arrived then proceeded to show us the property.
Camp Site #1 is a great spot that overlooks the pond, but we chose Site #2 which is an isolated clearing in the woods. Our day mostly consisted of lounging in the shade and going for a walk around the large property, which is a beautiful Pecan Farm. At night, we cooked dinner over the fire, played guitar, and sang songs.
The property is far away from any major roads so you can feel the quiet peace of country life. The stars were bright, the moon was full, and I slept like a baby.
The hosts were hospitable, and I will definitely be staying here again. Thanks, Cody for having us!
Cody & Ingrid were wonderful! They gave us a tour of their 130 acre Pecan Farm & showed us both of the camping options. It was only an hour outside of Dallas, and a wonderful escape from the city.
I highly recommend staying at Sandy Ridge! Cody and Ingrid were so nice and the place was beautiful! We were having trouble finding firewood where we are from because of the season so I asked Cody if he knew where I could get some nearby? It turns out they allow you to gather your own (no trees were harmed) or he will sell you some. This was the perfect place for my boyfriend and I and our two labs! We had never taken them camping so we didn't know how they would do, especially if we had been in a crowded campsite. We camped near the pond up on the hill and it was beautiful! Our dogs enjoyed swimming in the pond and walking along the trails in the wooded area!
We stayed at Site #2 in a cozy clearing surrounded by trees that provided all the amenities of the gorgeous weather, but provided relief from the wind. The trails are scenic in such a way that you can easily forget the humdrum of everyday life and completely immerse yourself in nature. The pond was a short trail hike away for fishing or just admiring the colors of the trees reflecting off the sun into the water. The restroom and potable water facilities were better than anticipated - always kept clean and available for easy use. Cody and his family were wonderful hosts, always available to answer any questions or show us around. This is definitely a hidden gem in East Texas!
What an awesome place! Cody and Ingrid were very welcoming and extremely accommodating.
They greeted us upon arrival and gave us some great ideas of things to do while camping there. We enjoyed hiking the trails that surround the property and relaxing by the greenhouse watching the multitude of hummingbirds.
If you're looking for nice quiet getaway, Sandy Ridge would be a great choice.
Just got back from a weekend stay on Campground #2. We went for my mother in laws birthday and brought our two year old with us. It was very secluded, and the hosts were very friendly helping us around the property. We had a great time and will definitely be back! Our only recommendation is that they start renting ATV's for their guests! Wonderful property, thank you again!
Awesome site and even better host!
Ingrid met us upon arrival. She was awesome! She was super friendly and helpful beyond anything I expected. I am legally disabled and haven't tent camped in over 15 years. The pack up to leave took me much longer than expected. When I asked to have more time to pack up she was quick to oblige. The site (#2) was super private and everything was just as advertised. I have never used HipCamp before, but I am a fan now. Ingrid surely sets the high standard for great hosts!