Hipcamp host Bruce  L.,
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Pitch your tent under the shade of oak, cedar and holly trees. Lakeside camping on a private 17 acre lake in the Timber Country of East Texas. Very serene, private and secure. There's plenty of trees for shade, lots of space if you have several tents. Your wilderness adventure awaits. Don’t be surprised if you see fireflies, turtles, frogs, opossum, armadillo, road runner,
Pitch your tent under the shade of oak, cedar and holly trees. Lakeside camping on a private 17 acre lake in the Timber Country of East Texas. Very serene, private and secure. There's plenty of trees for shade, lots of space if you have several tents. Your wilderness adventure awaits. Don’t be surprised if you see fireflies, turtles, frogs, opossum, armadillo, road runner, beaver and rabbit. Birdwatchers are likely to encounter cardinals, hummingbirds, mockingbirds, grey heron, white egret, owls, blue jay, robin, whippoorwill, hawk and rarely, eagle. Catch and keep fishing for Bass, Bluegill, Catfish and Crappie. Fishing is phenomenal! Campsite is drive up, has a fire ring and picnic table. Pet friendly! We love furry best friends, must be on leash. Ages 1-6 stay free. Swim, hang out, cool down on the small swimming dock. Canoe and kayak included. Based on shared availability, we have 1 two person canoe, and 3 kayaks for use on our lake free of charge. There are smaller size adult life jackets and oars/paddles. Bring your own life jackets for kids. About the Bees Please do not bring or use any insect killer or insect repellent other than what you apply to your own body. We have several honey bee colonies living here and our neighbor keeps bees as well. For the safety and health of our bees, the use of man made insect killers or repellents on the ground, in the air or on the foliage is absolutely not allowed. One natural remedy is diatomaceous earth. Sprinkled on the ground, it does a good job at keeping ants and crawling creatures away. Brookshire's in Hawkins less than 4 miles away if you need supplies. Verizon, ATT users have cell coverage here, no signal for T-Mobile users. LGBTQ+ friendly.
Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 7 guests per site
Up to 3 vehicles
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Pop-up campers, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 20 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
No Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, or Class C RVs
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Bruce a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out

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Hipcamper Jerry

Going back to nature

Jerry T.
recommends this listing.
July 19th, 2022

We had a wonderful time at Daffodil Hill! You could not ask for two more gracious hosts. They were there to greet us and gave us a tour of their lovely property. We fished, made campfires and had a wonderful three days!

This little fellow serenaded us every night. We also had a hummingbird visit us daily and a few fireflies. The hammock was perfect here.Great shaded spot for our tent!Great opportunity to test our solar shower. Was surely needed with 102 F temperatures in Texas!
Hipcamper Dimitri

Like a scene from the notebook

Dimitri A.
recommends this listing.
May 31st, 2022

This was easily my favorite site so far on Hipcamp! The hosts were friendly and accommodating, and the land was gorgeous. Daffodil Hill Lake #1 had a view of the water, nice shady tree coverage, a fire ring, and a large picnic table. We were able to use provided kayaks and a canoe to get on the water, where we went fishing and caught several small fish. The water itself was peaceful, sunny, and even had water lily pads blooming. The composting toilet, while primitive in setup, was clean, well maintained, comfortable, and positioned with a relaxing view. The site felt remote, with only the occasional glimpse of other campers.

The only note I'll give is that the lake is pretty small. It's a perfect spot for quietly putzing around or doing some relaxing fishing, but isn't large enough for any distance or more adventurous exploring. If you're looking for space to kayak/canoe instead of just chill, this probably isn't the right spot.

10/10 would recommend!

Hipcamper Miriam

Perfect campsite

Miriam L.
recommends this listing.
April 30th, 2022

First time camper and boy did I love it! The land was beautiful so many different different plants! The host made us feel very comfortable and welcome. We will definitely tell our family and friends and cannot wait to come back!

Hipcamper Maddi
Maddi L.
recommends this listing.
April 24th, 2022

Wonderful place to camp! We will be back again 100%. I would recommend to anyone trying to have a little camping getaway.

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Hipcamper Erica

Wonderful water spot!

Erica A.
recommends this listing.
April 21st, 2022

Lovely spot with a compostable toilet on site. Amazing fishing and water with access to kayaks and canoes. Other people do live on the small pond so you aren’t totally isolated but still a good spot for an escape from the city!

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Hipcamper Kathryn

Favorite camping spot

Kathryn O.
recommends this listing.
March 27th, 2022

This is our second time camping here and we absolutely love it! Highly recommend staying here for the peace and quiet, beautiful lake views, fishing, and host. Bruce is very helpful and accommodating. Made my birthday weekend trip wonderful!

Hipcamper Rachel

Perfect in every way!

Rachel S.
recommends this listing.
March 14th, 2022

When we first discovered Hipcamp, we told ourselves that we would try out several sites until we found the one we liked. Well we have now gone to Bruce’s sites five times and haven’t tired anywhere else! Daffodil Hill Retreat has everything you could ask for and more: well kept campsites and compositing toilets, a lake full of fish, kayaks, and a accommodating host. We can’t wait to go back again soon! If you’re considering this site, go ahead and book it. You’ll have no regrets!

Hipcamper Rachel

Fourth visit — will come again!

Rachel S.
recommends this listing.
December 27th, 2021

This is our fourth time staying at Bruce’s campsites, and we look forward to the fifth! Bruce is extremely hospitable and his land is perfect for camping. It’s a nice relaxing retreat with options to kayak, fish, and enjoy nature.

Hipcamper Ariana

Beautiful campsite near a lake

Ariana B.
recommends this listing.
November 30th, 2021

This place was an absolute gem. Finding this place was just what we needed. The leaves were SO beautiful which made a morning ride on the canoe magical. Campsite was clean, plenty of space, and we bought some wood on site. Very friendly and a wonderful escape. Besides Bruce and Jose, we didn't see anyone else the entire time. Had it all to ourselves! Definitely will be back!

Loved the outdoor bathroom, plenty secluded and smelled like fresh sawdust.Canoeing on the lake with beautiful trees. We fit two adults and two toddlers in this one just fine.
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