Hipcamp host Luis S.
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Pitch your tent a five minute walk away from the main house, totally secluded on the Trinity River for The River Life Texas Camping experience! Located just one hour North of Houston and 8 miles South of Lake Livingston Dam, you can enjoy 62 degree fresh clear water for swimming, fishing, exploring. You will have access to 3 spring fed lakes, and 5 private parks all walking


Pitch your tent a five minute walk away from the main house, totally secluded on the Trinity River for The River Life Texas Camping experience! Located just one hour North of Houston and 8 miles South of Lake Livingston Dam, you can enjoy 62 degree fresh clear water for swimming, fishing, exploring. You will have access to 3 spring fed lakes, and 5 private parks all walking distance from your campsite. Two kayaks and two four-wheelers are available at no extra charge for your use. On your campsite there is plenty of firewood provided along with electricity to charge your gear and lights. Your campsite also has a tap water line running from the main house to an outdoor shower made of bamboo and a clean private flushing toilet. There is plenty of parking for your vehicles, your camper trailer or your RV at the main house, only four wheelers and ATVs are allowed to drive through my property to get to the river which is located 700 feet away from the parking area. Among the many activities at the site, stargazing and rock hounding for petrified wood, druzy crystals, agets, and Jasper's on the beach of the river are a must! At the main house there is an outdoor bar area with an 8ft pool table, 2 player pop a shot basketball game, dart board, and dominoes. A mini fridge for perishables, microwave, coffee maker, gas grill and picnic table. In front of the mainhouse there is a little league baseball diamond perfect for playing catch or kickball.The possibilities are endless at River life camping! Please check our Facebook page for the latest updates on river and weather conditions.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Luis a message!
  • Check in: After 12AM
  • Check out: Before 5PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Hipcamper Chelsea Lynn
Chelsea Lynn K.
recommends this listing.
August 25th, 2018

Last weekend my husband and I stayed at Camp River Life to get one last trip in before the school year started, and we couldn't have made a better choice! Luis' property is only an hour outside of Houston and includes private access to the Trinity River. Our hot Texas weekend was chilled by easy access to the water. From our campsite it was an easy and quick one minute hike down to a small beach with enough space to set up chairs and a picnic.
Our campsite was risen and looked over the river, making for a wonderful sun rise in the morning. To get to the site you have to hike out from Luis' house, this is a simple 1-2 minute walk. There was plenty of cleared space to set up our tent, as well as trees for hammocks, and space for cooking. Luis' also provided camp chairs, a foldable table, drinking water, and plenty of light for the evening. There is also an outdoor shower Luis made from bamboo, and a camping toilet.
Parking and the drive leading to Luis' property was super easy as the property is in a river neighborhood, however we still felt secluded and away from any noise. And there was so much nature to enjoy!
We will definitely be going back to visit Camp River Life, and have already recommended to friends. Luis was a fantastic host, gave us great recommendations, and has set up a beautiful camp spot! Be sure to use Luis' surf board and cross the river to the beach on the other side to collect petrified rocks, and visit Lake Livingston State Park for a short hiking trial.

This is river you get to enjoy! Admiring the large trees on Luis' property covered by beautiful Spanish moss. Here is the outdoor shower Luis made out of bamboo he found out on his property. This is great to clean off after time in the river.Breakfast outdoors is the best!
Hipcamper Luis
Response from Luis, the Host, on August 27th, 2018

❤️❤️❤️ thank you for the wonderful review that was perfect and the pictures speak for themselves you guys look great. I can't thank you enough. I can't wait to have you guys back I can't wait to meet your friends. This is such an amazing experience for me. I was so nervous before you guys got there I couldn't have asked for better guests hope to see you soon y'all be safe.

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Hipcamper Jyaneshwari

The best place to camp out!!!

Jyaneshwari O.
recommends this listing.
November 29th, 2018

Luis is an AMAZING host. He went WAY above and beyond to make us comfortable and make sure every need and detail was addressed. As a host ...he ROCKS!!!! Every accomodation was attended to , and more! As a human being, an absolutely beautiful person. We are so happy we have met him, and look foward to a continued friendship❤ The property is beautiful, very well kept, very private.....the energy is amazing here....
We will come back to Luis's property again and again...there is so much space ...so much to do...so much to take in...
I couldnt have wished for a more beautiful weekend!!! Thank you Luis!!!!

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Hipcamper Katey
Katey T.
recommends this listing.
March 24th, 2019

Luis is the BEST! He is so kind and wanted to make sure we had the best trip we could! The campsite was so cute and easy to get to, and perfect place to camp! Luis let us use his kayaks, ATVs, zip line and more! This was my first time using hip camp and I was worried it may seem awkward but it was so far from that because Luis made his home ours for the weekend! Would for sure go back and recommend to anyone!

Hipcamper Allison
Allison S.
recommends this listing.
April 21st, 2019

Great spot right on the river. Luis was a great host and greeted us upon arrival. There was plenty of space for our tent and a fire. Water and power were also provided, which was a great plus. The site was quiet and night and beautiful! I can’t wait to be back and bring friends!

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Hipcamper Josh
Josh L.
recommends this listing.
April 22nd, 2019

My girlfriend and I had a great time at Luis' camping spot. For being just over an hour outside of Houston, the scenery was beautiful, and the accommodations Luis provided were unexpected for camping conditions. Would definitely recommend.

Hipcamper Kaelyn
Kaelyn C.
recommends this listing.
April 28th, 2019

Great little private spot. The host was helpful and we had an amazing time. I would definitely recommend.💗

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