Hipcamp host Britt D.
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Raw Llano river valley wilderness. Overlooks rugged, majestic hill country buttes.  See whitetail deer, Turkey, hogs and numerous birds. Enjoy the starlight and explore pink granite outcroppings signature to the NW Edward’s Plateau. From Austin, the site is about an hour's drive, 3 1/2 hrs from Houston and 3 1/2 hrs from D/FW. You can wade, swim, kayak in the Llano River -

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Raw Llano river valley wilderness. Overlooks rugged, majestic hill country buttes.  See whitetail deer, Turkey, hogs and numerous birds. Enjoy the starlight and explore pink granite outcroppings signature to the NW Edward’s Plateau. From Austin, the site is about an hour's drive, 3 1/2 hrs from Houston and 3 1/2 hrs from D/FW. You can wade, swim, kayak in the Llano River - there’s a public access road less than a 10 min drive from the property.

Campsite 1 is the most private

Campsite 2 has the best view and most accessible

Campsite 3 is the most open and breezy

Campsite 4 is private too

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
4 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Have a question? Send Britt a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Rancho Ciela Plata in Texas.

Mountainous
Field
Farm
Ranch

The vibe at Rancho Ciela Plata

16 Reviews

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Hipcamper Trip
Trip L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
November 22nd, 2020

Sure was great. Perfectly secluded little hill country campsite. Very primitive and just what I was looking for. Half moon the night I was there but even still the stars were phenomenal.
Access to the llano was close by. Perfect for a fishing trip camp site.

Hipcamper Lauren

Private and quiet!

Lauren C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
November 28th, 2020

I very much enjoyed our stay here. We were looking for a quiet and very private place to enjoy for a night and this was it! I believe there was a group in site 1 and we were over near sites 3 and 4 and did not hear or see anyone for our entire stay. There is a lot of space to decide where you want to pitch your tent. Easy to get to from Austin. I would certainly visit again!

Hipcamper Jessica

Wonderful secluded campsite

Jessica C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
December 13th, 2020

We stayed at campsite four and it was really lovely; Nice and secluded. Great spot for star gazing. We built a fire and enjoyed the night sky. Wasn’t to difficult to find either! Host was quick to respond too! Hope to come back soon!

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Hipcamper Will

Beautiful texas hill country

Will J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
December 29th, 2020

Really nice place to escape to. Great communication from host.

Hipcamper Matthew

Drive up solitude

Matthew N.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
January 2nd, 2021

It was so good to sit by the fire and not see a bunch of other people camped just feet away. I enjoyed my stay at Britt’s place. It’s rare to be able to drive your vehicle to a campsite that offers solitude. You usually have to choose between comforts and privacy, but here you can bring the comfort and have the privacy. If there is a downside it would have to be the traffic noise from the county road. Not a deal breaker though. Go on the new moon. The stars are incredible!

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Hipcamper Savanna
Savanna P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
January 3rd, 2021

We had the best weekend here - it was exactly what we were looking for: isolated, quiet and peaceful. Cool land features, great views and no one else around.

Hipcamper Matt
Matt D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
January 3rd, 2021

The land was gorgeous and very private. Everything was beyond expectations. I hope to go back again.

Hipcamper Vinson
Vinson U.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
January 4th, 2021

Nice little secluded spot in the Hill Country, close to the Texas Overlanding route. The campsite is clean, and directions to get there is clear. It’s primitive camping, so do clean up after yourselves for the next campers. Most land in the hill country is private, and thankful we are able to camp out here.

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Hipcamper Katie

Pretty stargazing, nice drive

Katie M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
January 4th, 2021

It was a beautiful property and clean of any litter. You can see Enchanted Rock from site #2, the stargazing is great, and there are some livestock (a cute older calf!) to look at. We enjoyed listening to the coyotes howl in the evening.
There just aren’t enough active amenities (fishing, hiking, etc.) to justify going back. However, it is great if you just want a relaxing camping experience.
You can drive right up to the site- perfect if you are a glamper.
We came in after sundown, so the campsite markings were a bit hard to find. Maybe a permanent wooden sign with reflective tape would work great!?
Beware of the weeds out there (wear thicker pants and gloves), if you brush against them, you’ll end up tiny (~1mm long) needles in your skin.

Hipcamper Britt
Response from Britt, the Host, on January 7th, 2021

Thanks for the feedback! We just got the property in December so we are working to make some improvements, like water at the site, better markings for the campsites, and a marked scenic loop for hiking. Katie, please DM me and we can talk about some ways that you could enjoy the property and/or the area better. Again, I appreciate you staying with us and we'd love to have you again.

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Britt D.’s Land
State
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Country
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$30/night
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