Within a 30-minute drive from Dallas and an hour from Ft. Worth, you can enjoy the simple pleasures of life at the secluded hobby farm, Pollinator Pond. Perched on the side of a bluff, this beautiful property offers an 8 acre sanctuary and escape from the everyday hustle of city life. Pollinator Pond’s tent camping sites are set in an idyllic landscape with fire pits (wood p
Within a 30-minute drive from Dallas and an hour from Ft. Worth, you can enjoy the simple pleasures of life at the secluded hobby farm, Pollinator Pond. Perched on the side of a bluff, this beautiful property offers an 8 acre sanctuary and escape from the everyday hustle of city life. Pollinator Pond’s tent camping sites are set in an idyllic landscape with fire pits (wood provided), grill, picnic table, twinkling lights, and stunning views, perfect for couples, families and small groups.
Bursting with nature’s bounty, you’ll enjoy the pond’s resident geese and ducks, and host Lee’s Cocker Spaniels Rylee and Lola Bear, who love to greet visitors with their dad. Relax and unwind, let your bare feet touch the ground of this ever-changing natural setting. The pond is host to many a frog resting upon its lily pads, and the property is surrounded by beautiful trees, butterflies and wildflowers.
Bring your yoga mat and practice on the banks of the pond. The sound of falling water will wash away your cares. You might even discover a favorite new place to meditate.You can enjoy the water from a paddle boat or kayak, available for just $10 for the length of your stay. Children of all ages love to try their luck at catching and releasing the pond’s Crappie and Catfish. You can also enjoy your catch for dinner for a small fee.
Lee will be delighted to give his Honey Bee Banter Tour and teach you about the bees, the different plants, flowers and trees he’s planted to support them, their hive life, and the process of making honey. You might find yourself sitting in the white Dutch Clover patch, forgetting about the world as you observe the bees foraging, listening deeply to their happy buzzing in surround sound. You’re in luck if there’s enough honey for a tasting, and perhaps a jar to take home!
After an unforgettable sunset, nightfall inspires a lovely serenade by the pond’s frogs and crickets. A crackling fire and contemplation of the starry sky are all that’s needed to complete the restoration of your spirit on this visit to Pollinator Pond.
More about Pollinator Pond Lee’s dream is to create a hobby farm where guests can enjoy the many fruits and vegetables produced by the farm’s food forest while in season. Currently, the farm’s honey and eggs can be purchased, when available. As the farm grows, guests will be invited to pick and enjoy the produce on the farm.
Additional offerings may include discovery tours to invite a deeper understanding of the unique and sensitive ecosystem of the pond and its surrounding area. Educational classes & workshops including WWOOF Work/Recreational opportunities may also be possible as the farm grows.
It is Lee’s goal to foster a restorative setting that invites self-care groups seeking a supportive environment for mental health, yoga and meditation, and other healing retreats.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 40% off
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Fresh Duck eggs available by request
Half dozen eggs
Fresh Duck eggs available by request.
4 Person Dome Tent
Enjoy the night in a cozy tent near the pond.
4 Person Dome Tent Set Up
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Honey Bee Banter
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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Lots of catfish and crappie
Paddle boat and Kayak's for rent.
Cool off and refresh in the 2 acre pond.
Variety of wild ducks and birds come to visit the ducks and geese that provide non stop entertainment. Summertime you can watch...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Pollinator Pond in Texas.
A few open field areas with a variety of natural prairie grasses and wild flowers.
Variety of areas left natural to allow for wetland wildlife habitat.
2021 the food forest is coming to life.
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Lee was a great host. His site is a nice little getaway from the city. My young girls enjoyed the paddle boat and all the ducks and geese on the land. We were able to utilize our rooftop tent and in a private area.
You’ve found paradise!
The stay was amazing, Lee was so incredibly helpful (even when we got stuck in the mud). Our children LOVED fishing and paddle boating on the pond; we even caught 3 fishes! The site was beautiful, easy to find and even though it’s off of a main road you feel so tucked away in the mountains! We will be going back for sure!
Peaceful pond getaway
This place is so close to Dallas, but feels like a far away getaway. At first glance, the property may not seem like much, especially to a veteran camper. But throughout my day staying here, I came to truly appreciate the pond and all the creatures living in and around it.
The property is beautiful, with lots of trees and shrubs, and of course the pond in the center of everything. There’s a number of ducks and a couple of geese living on the property, which are so fun to watch as they go about their day.
This location I think is particularly good for anyone trying to get into camping but are maybe intimidated by the process. It’s always a 10 minute max walk to your car if you need anything, but you still feel like you’re out in nature, a part of the ecosystem around you. I think even veteran campers would enjoy the location as a relaxed, laid back getaway from society.
The owner, Lee is very kind and fun to talk to if you’re interested. He puts a ton of time and effort into maintaining the space and helping provide the best experience. Lee, I respect the vision and will be back 👌🏻
Great campground experience!
To start, it's a beautiful property! We enjoyed our stay immensely. The honeybee tour was well done and educational. The pond is clean, with a paddle boat and kayaks, which were awesome good fun. The restroom facilities were well-maintained, considering it was all outdoors. The ground is clay, so do bring extra blankets/mats or air mattress for sleep if you cant tolerate it. Overall it was a wonderful camping experience, we'll definitely be back soon!
We had a phenomenal visit! Loved our stay at Pollinator Pond. Definitely recommend! You’ll be equally wowed by the charm of this spot and its gracious host, Lee. Meeting him and strolling the idyllic landscape for the “honeybee banter” tour was one of the highlights of our trip. Idyllic beauty abounds—wildflowers, butterflies, and frogs reward the keen observer. The ducks really give this place character. Some really nice touches here, like the windchimes hanging from the trees (see if you can guess what they’re made from)! We really enjoyed renting the kayaks too. So happy we found this hidden gem just a hop, skip, and jump away from Dallas. It turned out to be just the getaway we were looking for and even better than we’d dreamed.