Hipcamp host Angela P.,
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Come escape to 8 ac of beautiful private riverfront. Float, fish, kayak and swim in the crystal clear, spring fed Medina River. Grill out over a fire and take in the breathtaking sunset over the river and its majestic limestone bluff.

Layback at night under a dazzling canopy of stars, and wake in the morning to the sounds of deer grazing just a few feet from your site.

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Come escape to 8 ac of beautiful private riverfront. Float, fish, kayak and swim in the crystal clear, spring fed Medina River. Grill out over a fire and take in the breathtaking sunset over the river and its majestic limestone bluff.

Layback at night under a dazzling canopy of stars, and wake in the morning to the sounds of deer grazing just a few feet from your site.

Direct river access with floats and tubes available for use. Breakout the yard games and family sports on the acre plus lush lawn, just yards from the waters edge for a refreshing dip after a fierce game of bocce ball.

Located:- 5 minutes Lake Medina (proper)- 15 minutes from the quaint and historic Bandera, Texas- 25 minutes for the vibrant Boerne, Texas- 45 minutes from San Antonio- 1 hr from Fredericksburg

The property is private and gated. Sparrow Bend River Retreat features 2 RV spots, camp sites and 2 Airbnb rentals. Follow us on Instagram @sparrowbend for more information.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
4 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Angela a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing

Lots of good fishing up and down the river. River is low atm but still able to catch some good sized fish.

Hiking

Where there are no official trails there is about 15 acres that youre free to explore. PLUS our favorite views are walking up a...Read more

Paddling

Even at current levels there is plenty of water to do some casual paddle boarding or kayaking. River is low so it would be tou...Read more

Climbing

There are tons of boulders and cliffs arounds for you to explore at your own risk.

Swimming

River is low at about 33% (Jan 2021) but there is still plenty of spots to swim and enjoy the water.

Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Stunning Riverfront Camping in Texas.

Beach

River rock beach with a few sandy parts.

Lake

This stretch of the Medina river is actualy a part of Lake Medina. The lake is low at the moment but you can still drive down ...Read more

River, stream, or creek

Property is situated right on the riverfront.

Forest
Canyon
Swimming hole

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Hipcamper Lindsay

Better than the photos!!!

Lindsay L.
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(RIVERFRONT 4)
January 18th, 2022

My experience here couldn’t have been better! This was my first time using Hipcamp and I loved it! Booked here the night before I showed up bc something else had fallen through. Had no issues what so ever. GPS took us right to the property. The property owners, Angela and Preston, were amazing! Communication with them was super easy, just message them on the app and they responded immediately. Preston came and introduced himself to us as we were getting settled and answered any other questions we had 😊

As you pull into the property you see the main house, past that to the right and down a small hill, and a rocky path, you get to tent campsites and then down to the beautiful Medina River, which has blue/green crystal clear water with a rock bottom.

The tent camp sites are primitive, with a rock fire ring and picnic table. Up the hill next to the main house is a tiny home that the campers have access to if you need water, a toilet, a shower and some fun games.

There isn’t much hiking bc it is a private property but because the river is so low you can basically walk the entire river bank for miles (to the left). If you walk to the right it eventually dead ends and you can’t go further.

If you want to hike, there is the The Hill Country National Area, about 30 minutes away, in Bandera. They have loads of trails!

I will be returning. If you book, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed 😊

Hill Country State National Area, 30 minutes away. You can hike to the top of that hill! SunsetThe main house from the campsiteFrom the top of that hill, overlooking Bandera!
Hipcamper Angela
Response from Angela, the Host, on January 18th, 2022

Lindsay, Thank you so much for your kind words and helpful descriptions! Looking forward to having you out again!!

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Hipcamper Erin

Great views and fantastic host.

Erin S.
recommends this listing.
(Riverfront 1)
January 18th, 2022

This was a great retreat from the city! Great views of the river, super clear water and plenty of room to spread out from other campers. We really loved the 2 swans and duck who visited us multiple times a day and were super friendly. The facilities were extremely clean and the hosts were fantastic. We had the opportunity to visit with the owners and you can tell they really care about the experience for their guests. They communicated with us throughout our visit to keep us informed about the inclement weather. Even though Texas gave us some cold and windy nights - the camping was amazing and we will certainly return.

Hipcamper Angela
Response from Angela, the Host, on January 20th, 2022

Erin! So glad you had a great trip to Sparrow Bend! Looking forward to hosting you againn!

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Hipcamper Joe
Joe R.
recommends this listing.
(Riverfront 1)
January 17th, 2022

Excellent spot to stay at!

Hipcamper Angela
Response from Angela, the Host, on January 20th, 2022

Thank you Joe! Hope to have you back!

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Hipcamper Megan
Megan G.
recommends this listing.
(Riverfront 3)
January 14th, 2022

Despite Camp 3's Zone being hit by most of the wind without trees to block on New Year's freezing front, you can't beat the peaceful surroundings and the hosts care.
JUST MAKE SURE YOUR TENT IS SECURE. LOL

Hipcamper Angela
Response from Angela, the Host, on January 16th, 2022

Glad you enjoyed Sparrow Bend! The winds were crazy that weekend! Looking forward to having you out in calmer weather!

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Hipcamper Roxie
Roxie G.
recommends this listing.
(Riverfront 3)
January 13th, 2022

The view was everything we hoped for from the add. Having the bath house was nice too. Everything you could've needed. The grounds keeper was there shortly after our arrival. Very nice and had great suggestions on food and where to go for things we needed along the way. Tons of deer while out there which we quite enjoyed watching.

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Hipcamper Angela
Response from Angela, the Host, on January 16th, 2022

Roxie! I am glad the properties views exceeded expectations! I truly think pictures can capture all the beauty that is there! It was a pleasure to have you out!

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Hipcamper Dorir
Dorir L.
recommends this listing.
(RIVERFRONT 4)
January 10th, 2022

We absolutely loved our last minute camping plans at Sparrow Bend. We have never used Hipcamp but so happy we did. There were I believe only 4 camps sites and 2 Rv sites which made it very quiet. The river was beautiful and was a bonus! Angela and her husband were hands on and helpful with any questions. Angela even offered extra blankets if we needed that night as we went from 80 to 29 with high winds. We will definitely book campsite 4 because of the location and the live oak tree on site. It was worth a 2 hour drive for a one night of camping.

Hipcamper Angela
Response from Angela, the Host, on January 11th, 2022

Thank yall for coming out! So sorry about your son having bad allergies but glad the trip went well! Looking forward to hosting yall again!

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Hipcamper Oscar
Oscar R.
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(Riverfront 2)
January 9th, 2022

The river is really close to camp !

Hipcamper Angela
Response from Angela, the Host, on January 16th, 2022

Thank you for coming!

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Hipcamper Steven
Steven S.
recommends this listing.
(Riverfront 3)
January 7th, 2022

Great, I mean GREAT host! Super responsive.

Very nice spot, we will be back. Access to a restroom would be my only complaint.

Beautiful sunsets!

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Hipcamper Angela
Response from Angela, the Host, on January 9th, 2022

Steven, can’t wait to host you again! So glad you enjoyed the beautiful camp grounds! Your sunset picture is beautiful! Every time we get to be out on the property, I am in awe of the sunsets every time!

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Hipcamper Marisela

Tent camping

Marisela L.
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(Riverfront 1)
January 5th, 2022

Such a gorgeous camping area! We had such a good time and even met a few other campers. Cant wait to come again when it’s a little warmer!

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Hipcamper Angela
Response from Angela, the Host, on January 9th, 2022

Marisela, glad you enjoyed the property! The campers that have come out have been wonderful! Looking forward to hosting you again when it’s warmer, the river is so fun to swim in!

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Property
Sparrow Bend River Retreat
State
Texas
Country
United States
$47/night
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