Hipcamp host Jim O.
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Creek-side private picnic/campground/homestead hideaway available. This a

"want to camp" campground. If you "need to camp" due to financial or other reasons, Camp EZ will likely not be a good fit for you. Not suitable for children 8 or younger. Please include your child 8 and older in your count. Sites include 2 persons. Additional fee for extra folks after the 2.

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Creek-side private picnic/campground/homestead hideaway available. This a

"want to camp" campground. If you "need to camp" due to financial or other reasons, Camp EZ will likely not be a good fit for you. Not suitable for children 8 or younger. Please include your child 8 and older in your count. Sites include 2 persons. Additional fee for extra folks after the 2.

Community vibe 'round here; everyone expected to be respectful of one another and clean up after themselves "leave no trace" style. One week maximum stay.

Bring a tent and gear to be comfortable. 2 private hot outdoor showers, rustic kitchen and charming compost privy included. Wood fired sauna available. Street parking. We have carts to tote your load. Visitors are expected to clean up after themselves especially in the kitchen, showers, restroom and, of course, your campsite. Trash and recycle containers are around or, better yet, pack it out!  Campfires in designated area only with permission (burn ban sometimes). Bring firewood. 

I have a 2 acre community on a secret and secluded little street 5 miles due South of the capitol of TX and even closer (2.5) to the very hip SoCo area (Continental Club, Jo's Coffee, Guero's Taco Bar, El Mercado and lots more). I have 3 cats, 11 chickens, 13 ducks, 2 little donkeys and 6 sweet mini goats here at my little and funky 'farmette' right on Williamson Creek and next to a huge wooded greenbelt with a quiet and unused nature trail. This is not a KOA or a state park. This is a home campground. Its kind of rustic and we like it that way. You may see a roach, and you may also see a deer, fox or coyote. We are busy and not always able to visit for long. Lots of remodeling and flood related cleanup chaos here but also lots of pretty and secluded nature. Short walk to bus stop and historic Hills Cafe and Austin Bergstrom Airport is 9 easy highway miles away. Rustic outdoor shower/kitchen/privy. BYOTent. No wild or excessive partying here please and please remember: no smoking :)

-Jim O' (Did I mention rustic?)

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
10 sites
Up to 12 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Jim a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
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Terrain

Natural features you'll find at CampEZ in SxSAustin in Texas.

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The vibe at CampEZ in SxSAustin

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Hipcamper Jordan
Jordan V.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 29th, 2016

CampEZ is so close to downtown Austin! This would be a great place to stay with a little bit bigger group during ACL or SXSW. It has a fun, laid-back atmosphere, with a definite Austin/eclectic-vibe. We enjoyed it.

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Hipcamper Kristoff
Kristoff P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 3rd, 2016

Jim has a great funky little community here, it is quiet and peaceful even though it is so close to the city. The area is well-maintained with simple hot showers, running water, and even access to a kitchen.

Hipcamper Dimitri
Dimitri S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 13th, 2016

This spot is so much more than a campsite. You have to go to understand. What an amazing community. Just go.

Hipcamper Megan
Megan T.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 19th, 2017

CampEZ is a fantastic place to come pitch your tent and enjoy Austin at an affordable price while having a rich experience at the property. Jim keeps the property well-maintained and provides all of the amenities you need for your stay (an outhouse, showers, sauna, community kitchen, gazebo where you you can have access to wifi, etc.). It is a fun and unique atmosphere with eclectic and hand-built touches that exudes the love and care that has gone into creating a warm and welcoming community. Fran, the cats, and her chickens and ducks, are delightful to hang out with in the morning by the community kitchen.

Hipcamper Colleen
Colleen M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 6th, 2017

Very laid back camping experience right by downtown Austin. Easily accessible and includes a number of amenities including a shared space kitchen and shower facility. There seemed to be other people camping at the same time as us, but we were still able to enjoy privacy. Both nights we stayed we heard two barred owls caterwauling back and forth. It was beautiful and peaceful. We would definitely recommend staying here so long as you don't mind camping in a small, operational community!

Hipcamper Thom
Thom F.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
February 22nd, 2017

A lot of folks wonder where the "Weird" in Austin went to after the 1970's passed and an influx of Yankees moving to town changed the culture, along with redevelopment and gentrification of some of the capital's most iconic neighborhoods.

Look no further than Jim's commune for all the Weird you can get -- and for $20 a night for out-of-towners wanting to experience the gamut in Austin, that's not a bad deal at all. However: Most camp sites are within 20 yards from each other, and privacy is second to the communal experience. With DIY projects strewn about and a number of long-term residents in trailers on site, you might be better served getting a little further outside ACL if peace & quiet is your thing.

- Thom Fain

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Hipcamper Fernando
Fernando A.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 21st, 2017

CampEZ is the real deal. If you're looking for a piece of paradise inside a city, this has to be your destination. Jim and his community are super friendly and really easy going. Please visit CampEZ for your next Austin stay and enjoy,

Hipcamper Cheyan
Cheyan F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 12th, 2016

Fun camping community close to Downtown Austin.

Cool and calm spot with all the bare essentials.
Hipcamper Jeff
Jeff H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 26th, 2017

Great spot to pitch a tent in the city.

Property
CampEZ in SxSAustin
State
Texas
$25/night
10 Sites