WE VALUE all species living together in nature restoratively WE STRIVE to CULTIVATE thriving biodiverse habitats, because we lived here to LEARN from the regenerative nature of flora and fauna to SHARE the responsibility to care for one another to GROW our deep appreciation for the beauty of Continue reading...

WE VALUE

all species living together in nature restoratively

WE STRIVE

to CULTIVATE thriving biodiverse habitats, because we lived here

to LEARN from the regenerative nature of flora and fauna

to SHARE the responsibility to care for one another

to GROW our deep appreciation for the beauty of this Earth

ACREAGE: 67 ACRES, NEAREST TOWN IS BASTROP, 20 MILES NORTH

DISTRICT 8: ROLLING TERRAIN IS POST OAK SAVANNAH AND 75% DENSELY WOODED, TALL GRASS/OAK SAVANNAH, OAK SCRUB / SHRUBLAND, POST OAK-YAUPON WOODLAND AVG RAINFALL: 36.5”

PREDOMINANT PLANTS: OAK, BLACKJACK, YAUPON, EASTERN RED CEDAR (JUNIPERUS VIRGINIANA), LITTLE BLUESTEM

ANIMAL SPECIES: DEER, TURKEY, MIGRATORY BIRDS, COYOTES, BOBCATS, GOPHERS

We are located at the far end of a sandy stretch of road, completely private. The 67 acres are completely enclosed in an old barbed wire fence and gated, so you can't get lost for too long, although the woods are DENSE. Owners live on the property.

We ask that campers park their cars just inside the gate and camp within "range" of a new cedar outhouse with composting toilet, located in the southwest corner of the property (close to the front gate). The entire acreage is open to exploring and there is a small pond (great for dog swimming only). Along with outdoor composting toilet there is running water available in the meadow (planned for future organic agriculture). Please pack in/pack out your belongings and all trash. There are a few trails - more to come soon. Infrastructure plans are just beginning! We welcome your ideas and shared vision. It's very Natural out here . . .

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
3 bookable sites
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 10 people per site
Potable water available
Spigot
Fires allowed
Communal fire ring
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No showers
Pack it out
Picnic table available
No wifi
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
Forest
Beach
Cave
Desert
Hot spring
Lake
Redwoods
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Biking
Hiking
Wildlife watching
Boating
Fishing
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Surfing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling

The vibe at Ardor Wood Farm Camping

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Hipcamper Kelly
Kelly
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 26th, 2016

My husband and I stayed at Ardor Wood Farm this weekend and loved every second of it – it was the perfect escape from the Black Friday madness! The campsite was very easy to find and signs were in place to help us find everything from parking, to the campsite, to the bathroom. There was about a mile of unpaved, very bumpy road before arriving, but we made it without any trouble in our old cargo van. If it has rained recently you may want to call ahead or drive a 4x4.

There are several cleared areas on the property to pitch a tent, but the main campsite is located just a short walk back into the woods. There is a great fire pit and level ground for setting up camp. The entire property is surrounded by beautiful trees, wildlife, and walking trails which are perfect for campers of all ages. There is also a very clean outhouse with an odorless, composting toilet.

This really is a beautiful campsite and Karen was extremely hospitable. We would highly recommend Ardor Wood Farms!

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Hipcamper Brian
October 11th, 2016

Karen was a great host and our group of four adults and one 2-year-old very much enjoyed our stay at Ardor Wood Farm. There is a great fire ring surrounded by a few secluded sites perfect for pitching a tent. The outhouse was very clean and we were encouraged to roam the property freely, even taking a walk to hang out with their chickens. The property is very secluded but a train does run along the very back of the property so you will hear it roll through a few times each night – not very loud itself but it does get the area coyotes and dogs stirred up for a bit.

Hipcamper Patrick
Patrick
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 29th, 2016

This is a great place with lots of room and trails to walk. There is a pond too for dogs to swim. The camping areas were clean and pretty, also there is a compostable toilet which is really cool. The whole ranch is fenced in and private.

Hipcamper Randall
Randall
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 25th, 2017

Ardor Wood is in a lovely, heavily wooded area about 30 minutes from East Austin. My girlfriend and I just wanted to get out of the city for a little overnight nature-time and this place perfectly met our expectations. It felt very out of the way and private. At the campsite there was a nearby faucet for potable water and a clean, working outhouse. Aside from that, it was an otherwise authentically primitive camping experience. I would absolutely reccomend this place for couples or families. I would also suggest picking up some of their honey while you're there. It's delicious.

Hipcamper Jade Ann
Jade Ann
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 16th, 2017

Great place not too far!
Everything was cute and went smoothly.
Take the truck or whatever for clearance on the road in: it's made of sand and uneven in places.
The sites are super close to walk in: all is set up nicely with picnic tables, fire pits, composting toilet and water spigot. We also brought the dogs which was great and took a long walk around the property in the morning, which is basically laid out with trails and a homemade map.
We don't mind, but you do hear the sound of the train in the night sort of nearby... if you're really looking for total quiet/ escape this is not exactly the spot.
Otherwise though no complaints and pleasant surprises! Thank you! our hosts were timely and attentive. High recommend.

Hipcamper Oliver
Oliver
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
February 12th, 2017

Great property, very private and beautiful to camp on.

Hipcamper Eleonore
Eleonore
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
February 21st, 2017

If you want a private camping experience 30 minutes from Austin this is the place. The forest and camping spot are beautiful. There is a great fire pit and a bbq table and Karen and Graham are very welcoming. The camping spot is secluded from the farm but you are welcome to walk around, use the trails and visit the animals. They have baby goats! Who doesn't like baby goats :-)

Hipcamper JoAnna
JoAnna
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 10th, 2017

Only a 45/50 minute car ride from Austin. Perfect weekend getaway. Our group enjoyed the beautiful property, being surrounded by wildflowers, their goat and chicken farm, and privately. Karen and Graham couldn't have been better hosts. No question went unanswered before our arrival and we felt very welcomed!

Hipcamper Clint
Clint
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 8th, 2017

Absolutely fantastic spot and hosts! The property is incredible offering trails, wildlife, and raw nature that is not easy to come across, especially only being 40 min away from Austin. The hosts are incredibly kind and hospitable and offer fresh honey and eggs. Really looking forward to staying again!

Property
Ardor Wood Farm
State
Texas
$40/night
3 Sites