Hipcamp host Samantha  S.
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Our campsite sits on the bank of our bass tank on our working farm and ranch operation and is very private with amazing dark sky views. Site includes electricity (110V and 30/50amp) 8 gallons of potable water in water totes, and has an outhouse nearby. Catch and release fishing is allowed and wildlife viewing, hiking and birding are great ways to pass your time. Campers can

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Our campsite sits on the bank of our bass tank on our working farm and ranch operation and is very private with amazing dark sky views. Site includes electricity (110V and 30/50amp) 8 gallons of potable water in water totes, and has an outhouse nearby. Catch and release fishing is allowed and wildlife viewing, hiking and birding are great ways to pass your time. Campers can also visit our play areas that include a giant tractor tire mountain, toddler tractor tire mountain, climbing jungle gym and swings. 

Lake Abilene and the Abilene state park are nearby as well as the charming town of Buffalo Gap with the Buffalo Gap historic Village and the number 1 ranked best burgers in Texas at Perini's Steak House (reservations encouraged.)

You  will be the only campers on this tank so seclusion is guaranteed. We pride ourselves on providing a safe place to camp for all campers. 

While you are here check out our extras and experiences.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No wifi
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 35ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send samantha a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

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Queen Sized Air Mattress

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Fishing Worms

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Cabit Tent Rental

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Fishing Skills Class

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Pop Up Shade Awning

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Fishing Gear

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Outdoor Games

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Ice

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Farm Fresh Eggs

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Meet the Farm Friends tour

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Big Star Views at the Bass Tank in Texas.

Swimming hole
Farm
Ranch

The vibe at Big Star Views at the Bass Tank

Places to see near Big Stars Farm

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Hipcamper Breanne
Breanne C.
recommends this listing.
April 27th, 2020

We had a great time with our daughters. The owners were so kind and attentive. Cattle walked right up while we were fishing and we were able to pet them and caught several bass in the tank.

Hipcamper Eric

Big stars farm did not disappoint!

Eric M.
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May 3rd, 2020

Our stay was Great! The host met us at the gate and showed us to the campsite! The stock tank was fun to fish and the horses and cows came right up to camp and was a fun experience for the kids. I would highly recommend a stay at this site!

Awesome sunset
Hipcamper Donna
Donna M.
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May 18th, 2020

The directions were spot on, the host met me when I arrived and we're kind enough to even gather firewood for me prior to my arrival. My dogs and I hiked through the pasture and saw cows and horses (from a distance, didn't want to get too close with my dogs). Had a really lovely time!

First morning lookBig Star Views at the Bass TankA couple of the curious horsesSaying farewell
Hipcamper Darren

Excellent-it will be a return trip

Darren D.
recommends this listing.
May 23rd, 2020

This is an excellent, classic Hipcamp site. The best sites are the single pitch ones, and they don’t come better than this. A friendly welcome, and then left alone to enjoy the peace and the big skies.
Cleanest porta potty ever !

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Hipcamper samantha
Response from samantha , the Host, on May 28th, 2020

Thanks for the awesome review- we are glad you enjoyed your stay- safe travels!

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Hipcamper Kiah
Kiah M.
recommends this listing.
May 27th, 2020

My brother and I camped here one night during our Westward roadtrip and we were very happy with the friendly hosts and beautiful campsite. The campsite is next to the Bass tank and has the most gorgeous view of the stars. The hosts kept in contact with us on our way there and met us at the gate to guide us in. They even had firewood gathered for us. The portapotty on site was clean and modern and the campsite was very well maintained. I highly recommend this site for primitive camping!!!

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Hipcamper samantha
Response from samantha , the Host, on May 28th, 2020

Thank you Kiah for the review- safe travels!

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Hipcamper Kiah

Wonderful stars and friendly hosts!

Kiah M.
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May 28th, 2020

Fantastic campsite and friendly hosts! They were very understanding of our arriving later at night due to car troubles. They greeted us at the gate and had the campsite ready with water and firewood. The portapotty on site was very clean and well kept. The campsite was wonderful. We set up on the bank of the bass tank and loved laying under the stars at night. Absolutely gorgeous stars at night. Highly recommend this campsite!

Big Star Views at the Bass Tank
Hipcamper Chelsea
Chelsea T.
recommends this listing.
May 30th, 2020

Our stay on Samantha’s property exceeded all of our expectations! We arrived JUST before sunset after an almost 12 hour drive and Samantha met us at the gate despite the late hour to show us to The Bass Tank. She was so kind and welcoming and gave us a quick rundown of the area. The sunset was gorgeous, the stars were amazing, and the nice grassy spot we set up the tent afforded us the best night sleep we’ve had so far on this trip. Absolutely 5 stars! Thank you Samantha!

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Hipcamper Brad

Great place to stay.

Brad W.
recommends this listing.
June 15th, 2020

Samantha did a great job making us feel welcome. She even provided a solar shower with warm water. View was very nice. Saw Milky Way. Caught (and released) a bass in the tank. Easy access for passenger car. Made s’mores. Our four year old was thrilled.

View to west towards Bass TankPlenty of space for tents Mirror, the baby goat
Hipcamper Becka

Stars and fish!

Becka F.
recommends this listing.
June 26th, 2020

Great place to stay for the night! Hosts very kind and lent us a couple fishing rods. We even caught a fish! Incredible night stars!!

Property
Big Stars Farm
State
Texas
Country
United States
$25/night
1 Site

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