Hipcamp host Britt D.,
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Quaint Llano river valley 12 acre preserve with 3 campsites. Trails open up to rugged, majestic hill country buttes.  See whitetail deer, Turkey, hogs and numerous birds. Perfect rest spot for day trips like enchanted rock. Enjoy the starlight and campfires with your loved ones . From Austin, the site is about an hour's drive, 3 1/2 hrs from Houston and 3 1/2 hrs from D/FW.

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Quaint Llano river valley 12 acre preserve with 3 campsites. Trails open up to rugged, majestic hill country buttes.  See whitetail deer, Turkey, hogs and numerous birds. Perfect rest spot for day trips like enchanted rock. Enjoy the starlight and campfires with your loved ones . From Austin, the site is about an hour's drive, 3 1/2 hrs from Houston and 3 1/2 hrs from D/FW. You can wade, swim, kayak in the Llano River - there’s a public access road less than a 10 min drive from the property.

Please be respectful of property lines and boundaries.  Thank you.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
3 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Generators allowed
Ask about access type
Ask about max length
Ask about slideout accommodation
surface type
surface levelness
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Britt a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 92%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Rancho Ciela Plata in Texas.

Forest
Mountainous
Field
Farm
Ranch

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Hipcamper Brittany

Unique beauty close drive to river

Brittany B.
recommends this listing.
(The Grove)
May 8th, 2022

Though pretty primitive and a little rugged, we thought the site was beautiful. We stayed at the GROVE site which was very easy to find with a sign. We did have a little issue with cactus hiding under the leaves we put our tent on and it popper our air mattress and poked my foot. Schneiders Crossing is just a few minutes away so we enjoyed the river before heading back to our site. We could not find a toilet AT the site, it was actually by the front and a little hard to find. Overall we enjoyed our stay and it's unique beauty. Note: We did camp with young children and they did just fine. Just bring tennis shoes.

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Hipcamper Miles
Miles C.
recommends this listing.
(The Grove)
April 18th, 2022

Solid and Primitive! No issues and had a nice quiet night.

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Hipcamper Walker

Texas ain’t for cry babies

Walker S.
recommends this listing.
(The Stock Tank)
April 11th, 2022

Britts spot is perfect for those looking for a getaway that is close to the llano (short drive) and interested in an authentic Texas camping experience. That means cactus, mesquite trees, and other things that poke. Come enjoy Texas natural beauty but bring boots!

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Hipcamper Addie

Prickly pear paradise near llano

Addie B.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Vista)
April 10th, 2022

Pricey for how primitive it is, but the land was beautiful and I wish I would have read that it was 12 acres with trails before our visit. I couldn’t find the toilet or trash bin, and our site didn’t have a fire ring, so it was hard to spot. The county is under a burn ban, but owner said that campfires were permitted, which isn’t the case. We didn’t have a fire but that could’ve gone bad if folks were visiting who didn’t know better. Lots of pencil cactus on site.

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Hipcamper Jeremy Mark

Great base for llano river

Jeremy Mark P.
recommends this listing.
(Vista)
April 5th, 2022

We enjoyed our time at Britt’s land. It is 5-10 minutes to castell crossing and about 5-10 from Schneider crossing. We spent the day at Schneider crossing. There is no direct access to the river from the property.

We camped with a couple families. Would recommend all the sites. Vista was a little close to the fence and road, but does have a nice view over the fence. Tank is closest to the bathroom and has some nice open space. The grove has a large tree and is a good site as well.

The land is rocky and dry. This is not a flip flop campsite. As mentioned in other reviews there are stickers and cacti, but this is to be expected. We enjoyed the rugged beauty of the area and enjoyed exploring the property. We didn’t encounter any annoying bugs or snakes but did see raccoon, wild turkey, duck, and water egrets around the property and river. In late March 2022 there were no wildflowers (the area is going through a drought).

We spent more time at the river than the campsite. (The stars at night were amazing). Would recommend the site for people who want a base to explore some of the llano river. Stop and grab coopers bbq in llano and head to Schneider crossing and the cool clear waters of the Llano river.

Hipcamper Michael

Solitude

Michael F.
recommends this listing.
(Vista)
December 29th, 2021

Enjoyed the solitude. Easy to get to our spot via Britt’s directions. Site 2

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Hipcamper Loretta
Loretta R.
recommends this listing.
(Vista)
December 26th, 2021

We camped there for 2 nights over the Christmas weekend. It's a bit sketchy to find since the signs have either been run over or knocked down and the orange tape isn't really orange anymore and hard to see. BUT, once you find it you'll be glad! We stayed at site 3 ( I think) . It was really grassy and huge trees behind it. We never saw anyone else the whole time we were there. The sunsets and night sky was AMAZING! Our dogs loved it except for the occasional stickers. We'll be back!

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Hipcamper Melissa
Melissa S.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(The Stock Tank)
November 26th, 2021

This campsite was just okay for us, but it may be nice for someone else. It was difficult to find but Britt was expressly helpful in assisting us with directions. It’s within an hour of Fredericksburg and 20 minutes into Llano which was nice. There was also a good space for us to park our 30 ft trailer and it was easy to level. We saw lots of birds, deer and there were cows on the property. The reason we will not be returning is because we have 2 very hairy dogs and the site was covered in stickers. Our 14 year old dubbed the place stickerland! We were able to lay down a few tarps which helped but overall it was too much trouble dealing with the stickers for us to camp here again. If you have small children I would definitely not recommend.

Hipcamper Ellie

Loved it!

Ellie R.
recommends this listing.
(The Grove)
November 25th, 2021

It was great!
Beautiful sunset and sunrise , remote location , quiet and simple we set up our yurt And it was perfect

Awards

Best of 2022 Texas
Finalist
Property
Rancho Ciela Plata
State
Texas
Country
United States
$49/night
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