Welcome to Coppergate Ranch. Our tag line is Escape Technology. Our goal is to create a place to escape the busy world, television and electronics. A place to relax, spend time in the woods or visit the farm and hang out with the livestock. We have a great clear pond with large fish, a mixed wood forest with rolling hills, creeks/streams to explore eons of geology. Fro
Welcome to Coppergate Ranch. Our tag line is Escape Technology. Our goal is to create a place to escape the busy world, television and electronics. A place to relax, spend time in the woods or visit the farm and hang out with the livestock. We have a great clear pond with large fish, a mixed wood forest with rolling hills, creeks/streams to explore eons of geology. From brown coal to petrified trees can be found in our creek. Sit on the bluff and watch the deer, wild hogs and a host of other wildlife that call Coppergate Ranch home.
At this time we have limited facilities. No water or electric at sites but you can fill up your water at the farmhouse or the horses. However. You can be placed where there isn't another family for 100 yards or more. So if you want out in the "boondocks" we can accommodate you.
Also if you are traveling with Horses, we have corrals and you are welcome to go riding on the property and use the trails.
- Check in: After 12PM
- Check out: Before 2PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 15% off
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A relaxing forested getaway
A relaxed safe weekend away from important sheltering requirements at home. This site was perfect for us. Over 200 acres of mixed hardwood forest to explore with several linked trails leading to ponds and hidden meadows. On the front of the property sits a small working farm where we were free to roam. Campsites are various, up front on the farm or back in the woods. Hosts were welcoming and informative and even sent us home with a gift box of sweets and fresh eggs!
Relax and reboot under the stars
So, myself my wife and three children camped near a stream that came into a small waterfall, which was the most relaxing sound. Rustin and his lady brought out sparklers and fireworks for the kids, helped us gather firewood and offered us the most delicious fresh laid eggs I have ever tasted. Wandered in the woods until past midnight. Woke up to view the blue jays flying under the sunrise. Then took a stroll with sheep in tow. My only regret is that I did not plan more time to enjoy the beautiful land and the fantastic people. I’ll be back next weekend!!!
Coppergate ranch is lovely! **make sure to get an address/pin directly from Lynda or Ruston as the address you get from hipcamp apparently isn’t exactly right.
Lynda our host was very helpful and responsive! Ruston greeted my boyfriend and I at the front of the ranch and we followed him back to our campsite. He gave us the option of close to the farm (hard to say no to the happy sheep and chickens) or a little farther away -although still walking distance to the farm-and secluded. We chose secluded.
The site itself was well cleared with a basic fire pit of concrete blocks to protect the tent and nearby firewood. Ruston had actually cut up firewood nearby and said we could have at it, which was so nice! He said to holler if we needed anything and gave my boyfriend his number. He made sure we had everything we needed-including showing us a beautiful cliff/overhang we could look out on and may see deer below in the morning (spoiler I slept too late) and explaining a few cool trails we could hike close by.
There’s no easy access to water/toilets/shower but the site clearly says that those aren’t to be expected so we weren’t let down. We brought water and set up a little fire and my dog loved the nice little clearing in the woods we found.
I felt very safe and tucked away. We woke up slowly to birds and sheep and general beautiful outdoors noises. Coffee in the clean quiet clearing was lovely. I didn’t have cell service (I’m tmobile) but my boyfriend (at&t) had 1-2 bars.
We will absolutely stay again! This was lovely and ask Ruston about the nearby beautiful quarry to fish/swim in and the horses to pet (near but not close enough to walk to I think).
Amazing find! full of adventure!
Lynda and Rusten were very friendly and accommodating! Rusten met us at the gate and gave us a tour which was very welcoming.
They even gave us a map showing us areas we could go explore, which was a lot of fun.
They were also very considerate in giving my wife and I privacy as well. If we needed anything they were just a text message or phone call away. The Property is beautiful too!
You will see wildlife. As well as livestock.
My favorite part was being able to set up a tent in a rather setback / secluded spot. Felt like actual camping, which It's saying a lot for me, (coming from Colorado and use to the Rocky mountains). We were also able to make a nice fire to enjoy at sundown.
Check this place out! You won't regret it!
My wife and I will definitely be returning!! Such a fun experience!
Quaint, peaceful, welcoming stay
Even as I sit here, with poison ivy up and down my legs, I am still looking back at my trip to coppergate ranch with a smile on my face. We had the best time on the property for so many reasons, some of which are hard to put in words. Firstly the hosts of this property were wonderful humans. Lynda and Ruston greeted us at the gate and had us laughing from the beginning with a charm that matched the farm they developed. Ruston led us to a perfect spot in the meadow, under some trees which provided shade throughout the day. We had our own little field where we could watch deer and wild pigs roam. We setup our hammocks in some trees nearby and enjoyed the peace and quiet of the property. Ruston was kind enough to weedeat the grass around our campsite and he even gave us a big metal fire ring to build a fire in. He also brought us some freshly hatched eggs the following morning. Beyond the physical items Ruston provided us, he also was full of wisdom about the land, including the history, plant life and animal life that exists there. We met up with Lynda on our hike around the property, she showed us her many adorable chickens and we met her pup, she then kindly led us to the pond where we took a swim and had a relaxing paddleboat ride. I cant express enough gratitude to Ruston and Lynda for making our experience that much better. We are so excited to come back and see all of the progress you all make on the projects around the farm. We highly recommend this hipcamp spot to anyone looking at it, my main advice would be to prepare yourself by looking up some east texas survival tips, there are a lot of critters and crawlers out there, as well as poisonous plants, so take a few minutes to learn how to spot them and prevent them from affecting your camping trip.
What a beautiful spot. Hosts Lynda and Ruston were both helpful and kind, and the campsite by the pond is gorgeous. We caught three bass on a fly rod and explored the surrounding woods. Hope to make it back someday soon.