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Red Feather is nearly 8 acres of undisturbed land located deep in the Davis Mountains in far west Texas. Situated in southwestern Jeff Davis County and 5 miles from the highway on primitive roads, it is accessible only by four-wheel drive vehicles. We have a nice view of the McDonald Observatory (only 7.5 miles as the crow flies) and we are 35 minutes from Alpine and Marfa. 

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Red Feather is nearly 8 acres of undisturbed land located deep in the Davis Mountains in far west Texas. Situated in southwestern Jeff Davis County and 5 miles from the highway on primitive roads, it is accessible only by four-wheel drive vehicles. We have a nice view of the McDonald Observatory (only 7.5 miles as the crow flies) and we are 35 minutes from Alpine and Marfa. 

Come escape the fast-paced city life and let time time stand still as you take in the spectacular views of the West Texas mountains. Bring your own tent and set up camp on the large wood deck, and enjoy the solitude and beauty of the western storms and whiskey gold sunsets. The stars at night are big and bright...

Remote. No water connections and no electricity.

*Please know this is a primitive campsite, there are no restrooms or trash receptacles.  You must be prepared to take out what you bring in.  Unfortunately, past guests have left it unkempt which makes us have to vet out who we will host.  Red Feather is not a spot for everyone, only experienced campers who have a true appreciation and respect for nature.  And if you do find the area untidy, please let us know. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send America 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: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 80%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Red Feather in Texas.

Mountainous

The vibe at Red Feather

Places to see near America B.’s Land

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Hipcamper Gabe
Gabe H.
recommends this listing.
May 3rd, 2020

Great view, secluded, had fun driving around in the mountains.

Hipcamper Kate

tucked away off-road mountain retreat

Kate L.
recommends this listing.
June 1st, 2020

I’ll start by raving about the incredible, secluded stargazing this prime location offered! We arrived at midnight, and the stars were almost comparable to Big Bend. We loved the secluded feel of this off-road retreat; there aren’t many places you can go in Texas where you feel “in the mountains,” since public parks tend to be crowded and highly regulated, but I’d count this a bonafide mountain camping experience. The sunrise was also sweet, and the overnight temperatures were reasonable even in late May, probably tempered by the elevation.

The only drawback: although I have an SUV with 4WD, I was not prepared for the driveway leading up to the site. I’ve only off-roaded on flat terrain, and got stuck about halfway up the due to the incline of the gravel road. Would recommend having someone drive who has more experience off-roading, or you can treat it as a walk-in site!

Hipcamper America
Response from America , the Host, on June 19th, 2020

Thank you for such a beautiful in-depth review Kate! So glad you enjoyed your stay, please plan a return trip!

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Hipcamper Lee

Beautiful! can't wait to go back...

Lee C.
recommends this listing.
June 2nd, 2020

Thank you America and Chris for providing us with this magical place!

The Davis Mountain views from Red Feather are stunning - sunrises in particular are really amazing. And the small simple deck is perfect to soak it all in. I highly recommend this camp spot to others and can't wait to go back myself. Though you can see little residences in the distance, this is a very private spot.

I had planned on heading into Davis Mountains State Park for a day, but hiking around the roads of the Resort was equally perfect. No need to go anywhere else.

A word of note: as it says in the description, a 4x4 or AWD is a must for getting up to the campsite. It took me a few tries to get all the way up the hill in my Subaru Crosstrek... but I made it!

For the bird nerds, here's my list (from both Red Feather and hiking around on the roads):

Great-horned owl (calls only)
Greater roadrunner (calls only)
Bewick's wren
Scrub jay
Common raven
White-winged dove
Broad-tailed hummingbird
Black-chinned hummingbird
Turkey
Northern mockingbird
White-breasted nuthatch
Bushtit
Ash-throated flycatcher
Canyon towhee
Black-headed grosbeak
Blue grosbeak
Bluebird (not sure if Eastern or Western)

We also had a visit by a little "squadron" of javelinas, including a female with two babies.

Hipcamper America
Response from America , the Host, on June 5th, 2020

Thank you Lee! I'm so glad your stay was so enjoyable! Please plan to come again :)

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Hipcamper Emily

Really nice secluded spot

Emily R.
recommends this listing.
June 19th, 2020

A lovely secluded spot. The driveway was a bit challenging with a four-cyl. fwd Rav 4, but once we unloaded two passengers, we made it just fine. There’s a great table and chairs just up the hill for viewing the sunset. The picnic table and hammock were great to have. We brought a large tarp that we hung over the picnic table and it was absolutely essential in the hot summer sun. We didn’t find any established trails in the immediate area, but we roamed around and had a nice couple of hikes with our kids (7 and 1). It was a quick trip to Fort Davis, and Marfa was just another 25 minutes away. Securing the tent to the wooden platform was a little challenging, but we figured it out. We saw lots of birds, and a hummingbird visited us several times. We slept with the rain fly off, giving us a beautiful view of the stars. We definitely recommend this secluded spot, and would like to come back!

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Hipcamper America
Response from America , the Host, on June 21st, 2020

Thank you Emily! We would love to host you and your group again!

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Hipcamper Aidan

Amazing hosts & epic camping

Aidan M.
recommends this listing.
July 1st, 2020

Loved our time at Red Feather, everything from the epic drive in to the beautiful sunsets, it was top notch. An amazing spot and we're thankful for great hosts like America and Chris for allowing us to experience it.

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Hipcamper America
Response from America , the Host, on July 1st, 2020

Thanks for sharing these great photos Aidan! Ya'll are welcome back anytime!

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Property
America B.’s Land
State
Texas
Country
United States
$20/night
1 Site
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