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The Dam Campground is about 80 feet by 250 feet and overlooks Lake Godstone to the West and a forested valley with Crappie Pond to the East. It is designed for group camping for large families or a group of camping friends with multiple tents and/or RV units. 5- 10 tents/small RV's can be parked on the campground. The comfort station with toilets and showers is a short walk

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The Dam Campground is about 80 feet by 250 feet and overlooks Lake Godstone to the West and a forested valley with Crappie Pond to the East. It is designed for group camping for large families or a group of camping friends with multiple tents and/or RV units. 5- 10 tents/small RV's can be parked on the campground. The comfort station with toilets and showers is a short walk to the upper trail where the private tent and RV sites are located. There are two fire pits, two large cedar picnic tables, a small shelter with two charcoal grills, table and seating, and a large tall rock protective wind cover to the North. The campground is accessible by a hilly gravel road. Light campers or RV's can access the dam over the spillway if they are pulled by heavy duty vehicles. A comfort Station with two toilets and two showers is located on the upper trail about a 5 minute walk away. A porta-potty is available at the campground. A lower picnic area and fire pit shaded by the forest is located adjacent to the spillway. A new Crappie pond was built below the dam in October 2020. Fishing from the large rocks at the dam or the partially covered docks (with swim ladders and mooring post for kayaks and canoes) located around the lake is excellent and there are a number of openings around the lake to fish from. There are two water risers and two power boxes (20/30 amp each) provided at the campsite. Cell phone service is spotty. Wifi is excellent. With four miles of mountain bike (non-motorized) and hike trails plus another five miles of all-weather gravel roads on our 188 acre ranch, there are lots of wildlife and vegetation viewing opportunities. The sports field complex with lit basketball, sand volleyball, soccer and baseball field is just a short distance away. The first RV or tent is 80.00 per night (4 guests) and each guest in other tents or RV's is $10.00 per night additional. FIrewood is $10.00 per bundle of ten logs. Note that we have video surveillance on all roadways of the property for security and wildlife census.

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 24 guests per site
Up to 5 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 20 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: flat
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
No Class A RVs, Class B RVs, or Class C RVs
Hookups: No sewage and TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
No kitchen
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send James a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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Fishing in Lake Godstone

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding

Bring your own horse and gear and rent our small horse stall and small pasture at $50.00 per night.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Top-of-Dam Group Campground in Texas.

Lake

Lake Godstone is 40 feet deep located on the west side and the Crappie Pond is located on the east side.

Swimming hole

All docks around the lake have swim ladders. No diving is permitted.

Waterfall

Small from lake to lower crappie pond.

Ranch

188 acres with four mile hike and bike trail, sports field complex and wildlife viewing stations.

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Driveway

Places to see near Lake Godstone Campsites

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Hipcamper Samantha

10 out of 10!! book it now!

Samantha V.
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July 4th, 2022

10 out of 10 Stars!! Would definitely stay here again!! Even on the 4th of July weekend - We felt like had the whole lake to ourselves! Fish were biting, campsites were very well maintained - electrical hook up and water. The shower house was great - very clean! Kayak/canoe rentals were priced phenomenally. Easy to find, site's are well marked. Jim, as well as Carol and Dom (the managers) we so friendly and accommodating.
We will definitely be back!!

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Hipcamper Lauren

A lovely spot to unwind with family

Lauren S.
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May 9th, 2022

What an amazing camping experience! All the comforts and amenities of glamping, while enjoying outdoor activities. The comfort station is a brisk walk up a hill, but there is a well-maintained privy next to the campsite as well. There is an electric hookup if you have an RV or need to charge your phone.
We visited for Mothers Day weekend and the entire ranch was very quiet. Our neighbors were all respectful and chill. The ranch managers, Carol and Dom, met us at the site and gave us a grand tour of the ranch. WOW, the amount of work that Jim+Co. have put into this land is well worth it.
There are miles of winding hiking trails with mile markers with plenty of topography - one of the best you can get in North Texas! We also rented a canoe for the weekend, and spent lots of time floating on the lake. They also have plenty of kayaks, paddleboards, and paddle boats available, with lily pads floating in the middle of the lake.
It gets a little windy at the top of the dam, but thankfully there is a windbreak made of stone. It also made for a nice perch to play ukulele and star gaze. Unfortunately, it was way too windy to have a campfire, but the fire pits are huge and would've been perfect for roasting the big bag of marshmallows we brought.
Hands down, one of our favorite sunsets ever. The stars were gorgeous and Jim has thoughtfully placed solar lights around the sites. What a wonderful Mothers Day Weekend camping trip!

Sunrise at camp!And for a few brilliant moments, the sky was ablaze. Gorgeous Texas sunsets never disappoint.Canoeing at sunset with my daughter. The lake from lodge-side.
Hipcamper Mark
Mark J.
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April 13th, 2022

It is beautiful and Jim is so kind and accommodating. We will be using this location for all of our future retreats!

Hipcamper James
Response from James, the Host, on April 13th, 2022

Thanks Mark. We look forward to your return.

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Hipcamper Travis

Amazing views at lake godstone!

Travis B.
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March 10th, 2022

Had the pleasure to spend 2 nights at Top-of-the-Dam with my 2 oldest kids and wife and had a blast! We were the only ones on-site and loved the tour of the property seeing all the cabins and tent-sites they have available and meeting the staff. Caught enough fish to do a fish fry Saturday night and had tons of space to spread out. It dropped to below freezing and the wife and kids weren't having it so we even booked one of the cabins on-site last minute and the owner was super accommodating and fast to help us out! Will definitely be back!

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Hipcamper Edgar

Must stay!

Edgar M.
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October 19th, 2021

This campsite and ranch were amazing! So much space to spread out and so many activities to do.

Hipcamper Clarissa

Awesome experience

Clarissa B.
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September 5th, 2021

This was one of the cleanest camp sites I have ever stayed at. The bathrooms/showers were so clean and well stocked. The owner has really taken the time to consider his clients and provided you with a memorable experience that will want you come back for more. The owner was so nice and takes the time to personally connect with the people staying on the property and all the other people we came across in our stay were so nice and welcoming. We as a family are definitely going back!!!

Family photo taken by the owner in front of crappie pond.The kids had a blast exploring and catching bugs!Top of the dam is were we camped which is a great large space for a large family.Teaching the littles to fish was an amazing experience they will never for get.
Hipcamper Jade

Great place!

Jade T.
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June 8th, 2021

Awesome!! We had a great time and the ranch is beautiful! Jim was very responsive to all my questions and is a great host/owner! Would recommend to anyone!

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

Thanks Jade. Please come again.

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Hipcamper Nathan

Beautiful property

Nathan B.
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April 22nd, 2021

It was a beautiful piece of land. Jim met us there and, upon seeing that I had two kids with me, recommended another spot that had a treehouse. He gave us the option to pick between Top Of The Dam or the Refuge campground (that had the treehouse). We ended up going with Refuge which was perfect. But we toured the area and Top Of The Dam was beautiful in its own right. Overall a 10 out of 10. The kids had a blast with plenty of places to explore and have fun. I would definitely take the family there again.

Hipcamper Maddison

Best host and peaceful!

Maddison L.
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April 4th, 2021

We lucked out with this find big time!
First James was the nicest and honestly one of the best hosts I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting! He was very warm and welcoming! When we first arrived he gave us a detailed tour of his property. Then the best news! We could PICK any where to stay! Because they were at the end of construction of their new additions to the property! It was such a peaceful relaxing experience! There is way to many great details you’ve just got to go and check it out yourself! Can’t wait to go back!!

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Property
Lake Godstone Campsites
State
Texas
Country
United States
$40/night
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