Hipcamp host John C.,
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. This is a 20 plus acre property 820 owl hollow rd San Marcos TX) with trails cutting through the entire property all trails are at least 4 feet wide. The property does not have river access . The photos are to show what is available for a short drive. The terrain is flat/grassy I mow the trails and keep them maintained. I have portable solar panels , batteries and inverter


. This is a 20 plus acre property 820 owl hollow rd San Marcos TX) with trails cutting through the entire property all trails are at least 4 feet wide. The property does not have river access . The photos are to show what is available for a short drive. The terrain is flat/grassy I mow the trails and keep them maintained. I have portable solar panels , batteries and inverter to charge cellphone if needed. I can provide water in an emergency and do have a septic dump station.  

 We have tried to remain true to our core values when we decided to share our property with campers. Our main concern here is for the impact to the environment. Because we live over the Edwards Aquifer we pay close attention to water usage. In our home we use 90% rainwater. The camp  toilet and shower are also rainwater. The toilet flushes into a conventional septic system.  We want to be clear that this is not KOA or Jellystone Camp, these are  private owners sharing their beautiful land with folks who can appreciate it. We work hard to keep things clean and safe for our guests. If you have any concerns please notify us through the Hipcamp forum before booking a reservation, our goal is to have HAPPY C

I have several homemade disc golf baskets  .For those that enjoy ball golf Bring your clubs and I'll sell you a bucket of golf balls to drive. I also have ring toss  and a large trampoline. The property has an expansive feel to it with a minimal amount of traffic. There are only 3 properties beyond mine on a dead end road. The evenings are a special time of the day. the sun drops the breeze picks up and you can exhale the day away. The stargazing is awesome with a pair of binoculars or a telescope. 

   Please be considerate and arrive at camp during daylight hours. It is easier to set up camp and for me to show you around. This may take some extra planning on your part but will insure a seamless camping experience. We work on the ranch from sunrise to dusk and when the sun goes down we like to relax. If you have extenuating circumstances that prevent you from getting here during daylight hours please inform us of this well in advance and we will work with you.

    San Marcos also offers it's own share of things to do and places to go. The crystal clear river is our greatest resource. Floating, kayaking and canoeing are all great fun. We have rentals here, just ask. There is our awesome newly remolded library, outlet mall, Texas State University (and all it has to offer to the general public) and much much more. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
10 sites
Up to 5 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry present
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send john a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

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Hipcamper Brenna

Lovely summer spot

Brenna C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 10th, 2021

John’s land was well tended and the perfect spot for me and my friends to hang out and enjoy the summer night. It’s located so close to Don’s Fish camp and the other tubing spots, which is super convenient and made for the end of a perfect day. Thank you John for being so helpful and hospitable!

Hipcamper Jason
Jason C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 22nd, 2021

Had a great time camping at Twisted Oaks with my wife, son, and dog. Place was exactly as described, with no surprises. John was the perfect host and helped us get wood situated for our fire.

Hipcamper Justin

Summer 2021 river trip

Justin H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 20th, 2021

We came to float the river and decided to go camping and we don’t regret it! John was very nice and accommodating and it was a nice experience. The outdoor shower in the morning was my favorite part and it was very secluded away from the noisy town. Overall was a good experience and I believe I got my money’s worth, thank you John!

Hipcamper john
Response from john, the Host, on June 25th, 2021

I'm glad you had a good time. I think the camping and river floating is a best bet. I hope you guys will enjoy the camp/river again

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Hipcamper VED
Ved V.
recommends this listing.
June 8th, 2021

Awesome host and nice clean camping site. John made all the effort to make our stay comfortable and safe. Definitely recommend for the camping site.

Hipcamper john
Response from john, the Host, on June 8th, 2021

thank you Ved you also made my day better with your beautiful family and friends.

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Hipcamper LUIS
Luis M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 8th, 2021

Great place to stay at. Really enjoyed the trail John made for us! Will stay again.

Hipcamper Mandy
Mandy C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 16th, 2021

We had a great time at Camp Twisted Oaks. The site was big and well appointed. It has a very cool fire pit, with a cooking grate and metal cover. There was also a large wooden table that was perfect to store a camping stove, dishes, lanterns and anything else you want to keep off the ground. And the tent site had a nice outdoor rug/mat to protect our tent from the ruggedness of the ground. There were no other campsites near ours, so we had privacy. There was a bathroom with clean water for hand washing and a flushing toilet (you have to add water to the tank, but that was no big deal at all) that flushes to a septic system. There was an outside shower that was heated by the day's sunlight that felt awesome after a full day in the sun. There was also a dish washing station set up near the bathroom/shower with clean water which was nice.

John was an excellent host. He showed us around and gave detailed explanations about how everything worked. His home town is the same as my wife's so they had lots to talk about. :) John helped us with directions when we called him from town asking him about his favorite river spot for his dogs. John solicited suggestions from us about how he could make continuous improvements to his site/amenities. We suggested adding a curtain (or privacy screen) to his outdoor shower (even though there was no one around) and he texted me the next day saying that he had put one up and thanked me for the suggestion.

All in all, the trip and the campsite was great. It was what we were looking for (private and away from it all), yet close to town (10 minute drive). John was around in the morning and evening to check on us, see if we needed anything and to chat about our day and then we had time for ourselves to do what we love, be outdoors under the stars and enjoy our quiet time together.

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Hipcamper john
Response from john, the Host, on May 16th, 2021

Love love love! photos ,review and mostly sharing time with y'all. The shower will be an ongoing project and I decided the frame/support will be painted red orange yellow blue green and violet. I will next add a proper shower tray to stand in that drains away from the area

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Hipcamper Evan
Evan R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 28th, 2021

We enjoyed ourselves at Camp Twisted Oaks. The place definitely had character. We stayed at purple campsite which was a huge space and a more open area with a bit less shade than the yellow campsite. Definitely a more rustic feel, probably wouldn’t recommend for children, but John the owner was very attentive and consistently checked in to make sure we had everything we needed.

Hipcamper Erik

Awesome host, awesome camping

Erik C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 27th, 2021

John was super cool. We cut our trip short because the weather turned, but John was so accomodating, he said we could come back any time when the weather is good. His land is beautiful. The main entrance may throw you off...it seems busy with lots of his projects and stuff, once you go 30 yards onto his land, he has the best camping spots you could imagine!

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Hipcamper Sandra
Sandra P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 18th, 2021

John was a great host. He was very accommodating and checked on us a few times. He has a few sites on the property. The first one had a few too many items, but John let us have our pick at some other areas. His land is very beautiful and there is a lot of acreage to walk around a bit, let the dogs play. Perfect spot to sit around the fire and enjoy some nature. It was also great to have the firewood already ready to go.

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Hipcamper john
Response from john, the Host, on April 21st, 2021

best photos yet. You really captured the simple beauty. Thanks for the visit, hope you will return.

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