Hipcamp host Fort Clark S.,
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Pitch your tent along the Las Moras Creek under 150+ year old oak trees - exactly where the famed Black Seminole Indian Scouts lived and rode with the US Cavalry; defending settlers and travelers from Comanche along the Pecos Trail. 

Explore Fort Clark - home to every historic buffalo soldier regiment in the US Army, the Black Seminole Indian Scouts; as well as almost

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Pitch your tent along the Las Moras Creek under 150+ year old oak trees - exactly where the famed Black Seminole Indian Scouts lived and rode with the US Cavalry; defending settlers and travelers from Comanche along the Pecos Trail. 

Explore Fort Clark - home to every historic buffalo soldier regiment in the US Army, the Black Seminole Indian Scouts; as well as almost every US cavalry regiment.  After almost 100 years in service, the army post closed (1852 - 1947) and was eventually rehabilitated into a 2700 acre leisure living community, at the edge of West Texas.  Historical markers dot the 21+ miles of hiking/biking trails on the Fort.

The original US Army Guardhouse is now a museum; and along with the largest privately owned historic district west of the Mississippi River, it awaits your exploration.  6 State Parks/National Recreation Areas - all within an hour drive - also await you.  Visit the millions of freetail bats at Kickapoo Caverns, the wilds of the Pecos River and Seminole Canyon, tube the Frio River, bass fish at Lake Amistad, explore 21+ miles of hiking trails on the Fort, or just relax by the 3rd largest spring-fed pool in Texas.  (68 degrees year round).  

NOTE:  Over 100 movies/TV shows/music videos have been filmed on the fort and in Kinney County including:  The Alamo (John Wayne) , Arrowhead, Two Rode Together, Bandelero, The Good Old Boys and Bad Girls.  Campsites are named after movies made here and in Kinney County.

Although located directly next to the RV Park, the campground is separate, with its own bathhouse and has its own vibe of quiet peacefulness.  Axis and whitetail deer walk and graze through the campground year round, as well as large turkey flocks.  Picnic tables, fire rings and shower rooms are also available.

Campers may fish the Las Moras Creek (catch & release) with no license needed.  Tent camping here at Fort Clark is very relaxed with large unstructured campsites and a very peaceful relaxed feel to the entire campground.

Campsite area
Tent sites
11 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

21+ miles of rough trails for hiking & biking.

Fishing

Catch and release fishing at the Las Moras Springs and Creek. No fishing license is necessary, as we are private property.

Hiking

21+ miles of rough trails for hiking / biking.

Paddling

Paddle the Las Moras Creek. Year round creek with some low spots.

Swimming

3rd Largest Spring-fed Pool in Texas, with water at 68 degrees year round. The pool was built by the Army Corp of Engineers in...Read more

Wildlife watching

Migratory Bird Sanctuary with great bird viewing year round. Large Axis Deer & Whitetail Deer herds, Javelinas, Feral Hogs, Ba...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Texas Sunset at Comanche Park in Texas.

Cave

Kickapoo Cavern State Park is approximately 20 minutes north of Fort Clark and has the state's largest freetail bat population,...Read more

Desert

An oasis on the edge of the West Texas Desert Region, the Texas Hill Country and the Southern Coastal Plains of Texas.

Forest

150+ year old oak trees, pecan trees, mulberry trees and magnolias along the spring and creek side. Mesquite trees thrive out ...Read more

River, stream, or creek

Las Moras (Spanish for "The Mulberries") Creek flows from the Las Moras Springs for 40 miles south until it joins with the Rio ...Read more

Swimming hole

3rd Largest Spring-fed Pool in the Texas, with the actual pool having been built by the Army Corp of Engineers in the 1930's. $...Read more

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Hipcamper Muriel

Recommend this place to all!

Muriel S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 27th, 2022

Communication with the folks in charge of our stay was on point. I talked with mostly Nathan but both him and Sylvia were so friendly and so helpful. Nathan was able to give me details on how to get to our campsite and what to expect before arriving. He was happy to answer any questions with me calling at anytime.

The wildlife was amazing. There were all sorts of birds and beautiful bird calls. We saw an armadillo at night, a raccoon and a herd of deer (a huge buck!).

We came in June when there is a drought so the river was dried up and the spring was off limits. It was HOT. I feel most people would have been smarter than us than to camp outside in tents during this time of year but other than our naive decision this is a BEAUTIFUL place full of history and animal life!

Hipcamper Isaac

A historic location with a peaceful

Isaac D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 16th, 2022

I’m an Army Veteran so being able to tour the property was really great! The old buildings have been well preserved and you definitely get a feel for the way the military post operated so many years ago. Since it was Easter weekend and the camping area was a bit crowded with families, I was given the option to set up camp along the wood line of the RV which was very quiet and peaceful. However, the camping area was very nice as well. I woke up to a family of deer just a few yards from my tent. The staff was very nice and accommodating. I would definitely stay here again.

My morning viewTexas Sunset at Comanche ParkThe office along with bathrooms, showers and day roomMemorial sites
Hipcamper Lucie

What a fort!

Lucie W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 12th, 2022

Really impressed with the whole fort and what it has to offer for such a low price

Hipcamper Darren
Darren M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 1st, 2022

Such a nice and peaceful environment, very friendly people and plenty of amenities. For people who want a slower pace this is the place. Also, the springs and pool are a nice place to visit !

Hipcamper Daniel
Daniel R.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 4th, 2021

Overall the wife and I enjoyed our stay. The host was courtesy and very friendly offering for us to stay in a different location due to the campground being muddy from recent rain. The campsites are nice and each have a small BBQ box and a picnic table. The only negative is that the campground is located in Fort Clark, It’s a big area that even includes subdivisions. This leads to locals driving, walking, and coming through the campground. Go check it out for yourself! As long as you don’t mind the occasional passerby….

Hipcamper Carrie

Beautiful, a bit noisy, wild

Carrie P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 16th, 2021

Beautiful location if not a bit, public. I loved being close to everything, however if you are looking for something remote this is not it. We did have a whole troop of wild boars and coyotes running around our tent all night, so caution if you are spooked easily (me) that you have to be prepared for all kinds of noises around your tent. The host is great and the grounds are beautiful! Don't miss the dog park in the area even if you don't have a dog. It's an old cemetery and has so much history!

Hipcamper Jaime

A relaxing night with the wildlife.

Jaime R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 16th, 2021

Very peaceful and quiet and very friendly staff. The showers needed attention but was ok. Enjoyed the park and swimming.

Hipcamper Mayra

Invitingly

Mayra V.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 1st, 2021

Our second time camping here. Family friendly environment. Staff and residents made us feel comfortable and inviting.

Beautiful refreshing pool to enjoy as a family. Very lil crowd.4 family camping trip. Had the place to ourselves
Hipcamper Shawn

Campsite good, shower/restrooms bad

Shawn H.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 11th, 2021

Campsite was good. Picnic table and outdoor grill. The shower and restrooms were really bad. The men's side was locked for some reason so I ended up using the ladies side (I was the only person camping for certain). The building it is in was sketchy, like the halls were really narrow and there is no way they would pass any sort of building code (I'm skinny and it felt claustrophobic). The toilet was in a nightmare condition (non-functional and so gross) and the shower was just a pipe sticking out of the wall that shot water from it, no shower head. The place had definitely not been cleaned in some time. I did not use any of the facilities as they were so bad (and I am not really picky).

Property
Fort Clark Springs
State
Texas
Country
United States
$12/night
11 Sites