Hipcamp host James P.,
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River Forest Haven is a new and ever-developing campground. Currently, all campsites are primitive. What this means is that there are no water or electrical hookups at this time. Car and tent camping works great! For most sites you can easily drive up to your spot.  Arrive, take a d

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*The campsite assigned to you by HipCamp does not apply. It is first come first served*

River Forest Haven is a new and ever-developing campground. Currently, all campsites are primitive. What this means is that there are no water or electrical hookups at this time. Car and tent camping works great! For most sites you can easily drive up to your spot.  Arrive, take a drive and you choose your preferred site. Whichever site you choose be it riverside, secluded, or right in the heart of all the action, you'll have unlimited access to all River Forest Haven has to offer.

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.

*We have plenty of toobs, but canoe and kayak rentals are available in limited quantities.

THINGS OF NOTE: ⁃ cell phone service is mostly non-existent ⁃ firewood can be brought or bought, but not collected ⁃ no showers at the moment

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
30 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
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 0ft
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send James a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

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Paddling
Swimming
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Natural features you'll find at River Forest Haven - Campground in Texas.

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Hipcamper Jennifer

We'll be back!

Jennifer W.
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April 7th, 2021

Amazing water-side primitive camping spot! Hosts were fantastic & super attentive onsite as well.

Hipcamper James
Response from James, the Host, on April 7th, 2021

We’re glad you enjoyed your stay!

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Hipcamper Omar
Omar J.
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March 22nd, 2021

We loved it! This was a beautiful place! We had a amazing experience, the team was friendly and super helpful! Exactly what we were looking for on our weekend get away from the big city! We will definitely go back soon!

Hipcamper James
Response from James, the Host, on April 7th, 2021

Thanks for staying with us, Omar!

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Hipcamper Simon

Look for diet mm

Simon B.
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March 22nd, 2021

Great place!

Hipcamper James
Response from James, the Host, on April 22nd, 2021

Glad you enjoyed your stay!

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Hipcamper Taylor

Car camping near a river is great

Taylor K.
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(Dispersed site)
March 22nd, 2021

Great spot for car camping near water! Hosts are very chill and helpful, met other cool people on the property. It’s definitely a place where you’ll be near others, which is good for meeting other campers but not a secluded hike in type spot. Hosts have fire pits and wood but best to bring more if you can. Dog friendly and super close to Austin and Bastrop.

Hipcamper James
Response from James, the Host, on April 7th, 2021

Thanks, Taylor! We were happy to host you!

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Hipcamper Tracy
Tracy A.
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March 22nd, 2021

It was their opening weekend when we went but all went well. Hosts were nice and always asked if we were ok and if there was anything we needed. We took our kayaks and floated the River which was nice and calm. It is definitely primitive camping at its finest, they do have a port-a-potty. Did a little fishing, but nothing was biting for us. Maybe we will have better luck next time. My dad definitely enjoyed himself as we had a bad experience camping in state parks in the past. We couldn’t visit other sites and hangout with our other family members that also booked neighboring campsites so we enjoyed the freedom here, although we didn’t have other family join us this time we plan to in the future to enjoy each other’s company. Definitely recommend if you’re all for primitive camping and unplugging.

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Hipcamper James
Response from James, the Host, on April 7th, 2021

Thanks for coming, Tracy! We appreciate your photos and look forward to hosting you and your family in the future.

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Hipcamper Heather

Great camp spot!

Heather U.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 4th, 2021

I had a great spot right by the river. It was beautiful, secluded, and the hosts were very responsive. Will definitely be back!

Hipcamper James
Response from James, the Host, on April 7th, 2021

We’re so glad you enjoyed your time at our property, Heather! We look forward to hosting you again.

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Hipcamper Shannon

Impressive work in progress

Shannon E.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 5th, 2021

I was very impressed by such a new park, the hosts were extremely kind and accommodating. It was great having fishing and kayaking access the entire weekend. It is a very pretty wooded park. Will be back for future stays :)

Hipcamper James
Response from James, the Host, on April 7th, 2021

Happy to host you again in the future! We’d love for you to come back and see our progress.

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Hipcamper Daniel
Daniel W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 6th, 2021

Very nice camping spot. Good part of the river, nice surroundings. A little noise from I think the highway on the other side of the river.

Hosts were very friendly/helpful. Would recommend.

Hipcamper James
Response from James, the Host, on April 22nd, 2021

Glad you enjoyed staying with Daniel, hope to have you back!

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Hipcamper Kevin
Kevin B.
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April 6th, 2021

Can't wait to go back. All the staff were incredibly welcoming and helpful.

Hipcamper James
Response from James, the Host, on April 22nd, 2021

Thanks, Kevin! Hope to see you again soon

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Property
River Forest Haven
State
Texas
Country
United States
$40/night
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