Hipcamp host James P.,
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Please visit our website at www.RiverForestHaven.com for more information and descriptions of individual campsites. 

River Forest Haven is a unique space that seeks to bring you closer to nature. We do not artificially light the camp and we strive to leave as much of the property in its natural state as we can. This provid

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Please visit our website at www.RiverForestHaven.com for more information and descriptions of individual campsites. 

River Forest Haven is a unique space that seeks to bring you closer to nature. We do not artificially light the camp and we strive to leave as much of the property in its natural state as we can. This provides a unique experience that is not your typical campground as we keep all of our campsites tucked under lush natural canopies. Car and tent camping works great! For most sites, you can easily drive up to your spot.  Arrive, take a look around and settle into your site. We are always happy to deliver any of our items from our general store- just message us on HipCamp and we will come by. 

With nearly half a mile of Colorado riverfront to swim, fish, toob, paddle-board, kayak, and canoe*, along with 30 acres to hike and explore, River Forest Haven is also a quick 20-minute drive from downtown Austin.

River Forest Haven is the perfect place to unplug and get back to nature. Finally, a place where being disconnected is actually a good thing.

*You can book tubes, canoes, and kayaks on our website

THINGS OF NOTE: ⁃ cell phone service is mostly non-existent ⁃ firewood can be brought or bought, but not collected

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
18 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Bins available
No kitchen
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Back-in site
Max length 20.0 ft
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Have a question? Send James a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at River Forest Haven in Texas.

Beach
Forest
Field
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Swimming hole

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Hipcamper Nikki M
Nikki M K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 9)
January 16th, 2022

James was a great host. Greeted us upon arrival, showed us to our site and made sure we had everything we needed to get settled. Campsite was nice and right by the river. Would definitely go back.

Hipcamper Mayra
Mayra L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
January 16th, 2022

Very kind, helpful, and quick.

Hipcamper Jeremy
Jeremy R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6)
November 22nd, 2021

Great spot I’ll return to. Went with my daughter in November & camp ground was really quiet

Hipcamper Joe
Joe D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 18)
November 1st, 2021

Love this place, one of the favorite places to camp. The staff is amazing

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Hipcamper Ian

Great location, friendly staff!

Ian G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 15)
October 31st, 2021

We tried Hipcamp out on a whim, and River Forest Haven had the most prominent and professional listing in our area. It turned out to be a great weekend.

We arrived midday Friday, and set up camp. Our spot (#16) was on the banks of the Colorado river, eight feet or so above water level. As the name implies there are tons of trees, which provide shade and would be convenient for a hammock. We used a tent on this trip.

The site had a fire pit, and that’s all I wanted anyways. There was a porta john a short walk away. There’s an outdoor shower near the other end of the property.

We had neighbors one campsite away, and they were cool. I was able to completely forget they were there, something that often can’t be done at crowded state campgrounds.

This part of the lower Colorado river is great for boating and fishing. We canoed upstream a ways and floated back. Lots of wildlife to observe.

My only suggestion would be more trash receptacles.

If you’re looking for a camping experience near Austin, I would recommend visiting Rover Forest Haven. Checking in and out was effortless. We’ll be back, that’s for sure!

Hipcamper Emmy
Emmy R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
October 31st, 2021

The host was absolutely amazing!!! We loved our stay and most definitely think we found our new favorite spot!

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Hipcamper JESSICA
Jessica N.
recommends this listing.
(Site 8)
October 25th, 2021

James was a great host! We arrived to the campsite after some rain in the area, so the site we booked wasn't available, but there are plenty of other spots to choose from on the property. We were greeted right away and shown the areas to choose from, and James made sure we were set up with a fire ring, wood, and lighter fluid. He was very helpful. The camp ground was peaceful and we had a great time. We went over to the beach area before we left and it was beautiful. A very well kept camp ground with great owners.

Hipcamper Frederick
Frederick R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 7)
October 24th, 2021

Get here during daylight! It’s a great spot to camp, but a little hard to navigate at twilight.

Hipcamper Jongmin
Jongmin K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
October 19th, 2021

This place is natural, near the river.
The host is so kind.

Awards

Best of 2022 Texas
1st place
Property
River Forest Haven
State
Texas
Country
United States
$40/night
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