Hipcamp host Emory R.
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Pitch your tent under the large canopies of ancient Post and Live Oak trees. Picnic table, fire ring, toilet/outhouse, and potable water (100 yards distance) make your stay more comfortable. You can drive directly to the site to make unloading your gear easy. There is access to the nearby Richardson River with a short walk. We have multiple ponds, valleys, hilltops, open

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Pitch your tent under the large canopies of ancient Post and Live Oak trees. Picnic table, fire ring, toilet/outhouse, and potable water (100 yards distance) make your stay more comfortable. You can drive directly to the site to make unloading your gear easy. There is access to the nearby Richardson River with a short walk. We have multiple ponds, valleys, hilltops, open pastures and brush land for you to explore. Plenty of wildlife calls this valley home including many different types of birds, deer, turkey, boars, foxes, bobcats, raccoons, opossums, and more! We are a working cattle and goat ranch as well as the beginnings of an eco-system agriculture orchard. In the vicinity you can enjoy a visit to Dinosaur Valley, Fossil Rim, Cowboy Capital Stephenville, Historic Granbury, antique shop Bluff Dale or visit the Vineyards, and much more! Enjoy the fresh air and serenity of this beautiful site!

Please no glass containers, shooting, or ATVs/dirtbikes at campsite. This a pack in, pack out location. Please take trash with you and leave site clean.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 27 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Fire ring
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No showers
Pack it out
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Emory a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Ancient Oaks in Texas.

River, stream or ...
Swimming hole

Places to see near EcoRich

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Dinosaur Valley State Park
9 miles way Explore
Cleburne State Park
Cleburne State Park
23 miles way Explore
Meridian State Park
Meridian State Park
31 miles way Explore
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
38 miles way Explore
Lake Whitney State Park
Lake Whitney State Park
43 miles way Explore
Possum Kingdom State Park
Possum Kingdom State Park
53 miles way Explore
Cedar Hill State Park
Cedar Hill State Park
60 miles way Explore
Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site
Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site
64 miles way Explore
Waco Mammoth National Monument
Waco Mammoth National Monument
66 miles way Explore
Lake Brownwood State Park
Lake Brownwood State Park
68 miles way Explore
Mother Neff State Park
Mother Neff State Park
72 miles way Explore
Colorado Bend State Park
Colorado Bend State Park
90 miles way Explore
Ray Roberts Lake State Park
Ray Roberts Lake State Park
92 miles way Explore
Fort Parker State Park
Fort Parker State Park
97 miles way Explore

The vibe at Ancient Oaks

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Matthew M.'s photo at Ancient Oaks
Matthew M.'s photo at Ancient Oaks
Matthew M.'s photo at Ancient Oaks
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Matthew M.'s photo at Ancient Oaks
Matthew M.'s photo at Ancient Oaks
Matthew M.'s photo at Ancient Oaks
Matthew M.'s photo at Ancient Oaks
Matthew M.'s photo at Ancient Oaks
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Hipcamper Matthew
Matthew M.
recommends this listing.
October 31st, 2016

Eco Rich is not as much a farm or ranch as it is a South Texas paradise. Nestled just inside the northern border of Hill Country, Eco Rich boasts not only swimming holes and acres of open range, but hundreds of years of rich history and a third generation landowner with the knowledge to boot. Emory is a self proclaimed “kind-of environmentalist" with a big heart for his land and for creating sustainable, scalable growing models that can help fight global warming. Every inch of the property is geared towards sustainability, right down to the tiniest details. If you get the chance to talk with Emory, bring a notepad and be prepared to listen and ask plenty of questions. Emory's love for the property has fostered an environment that is somehow both wild and totally accessible. It’s a place you can howl with the coyotes from beneath an oak grove without a single care. Even one night at Eco Rich is like a retreat that will totally rejuvenate mind, body, and spirit. Slow down, unplug, drink a whiskey or two, and enjoy the stay.

First light through the oak trees. Getting some pre-camp cardio in. After a good rain you can take the canoe out on the pond.. No light pollution means starlit skies after sunset.
Hipcamper Claire
Claire B.
recommends this listing.
July 30th, 2017

Emory was so welcoming! He guided us to our campsite even when we arrived late! Then he even offered to take us pig hunting. The campsite was secluded and blissful! It was a great time and I would definitely recommend.

Hipcamper Chris
Chris G.
recommends this listing.
August 13th, 2017

Best primitive campground in Texas.Emory is very attentive and makes sure that his guests are comfortable .I loved the cattle and fishing in the river.Lots of acreage for nature walks. I will sure be back again.

Hipcamper Chris
Chris S.
recommends this listing.
August 27th, 2017

The property was great, with plenty to hike around and see. The site has everything we wanted, including enough trees to hang a tarp over the tent for a rainy weekend (not to mention a hammock, also great on a rainy weekend). Plus, Emory did a great job making us feel welcome and giving us some tips for exploring. We'll definitely be back.

Hipcamper Devon
Devon B.
recommends this listing.
January 25th, 2018

We stayed here last year for my brother's birthday and had an amazing time. Beautiful piece of land with a lot to see. I would definitely recommend staying here and I cannot wait to come back!

Hipcamper Chelsea
Chelsea F.
recommends this listing.
March 5th, 2018

Ancient Oaks was a nice primitive campsite. We appreciated the secluded environment which allowed us to have a fire and enjoy some stargazing. It was a great spot to hit during our cross-country road trip.

Hipcamper Christopher
Christopher S.
recommends this listing.
March 15th, 2018

It was very clean and quiet. It has a great creek to take little kids exploring. The night skies are dark which made for excellent star gazing.

Hipcamper Jay
Jay R.
recommends this listing.
April 1st, 2018

This is one of the best finds on Hipcamp. Quiet, great camp site, and lots of stars at night. We enjoyed how welcoming Emory was and how he answered all our questions. Plus cows!!

Hipcamper Eleonore
Eleonore K.
recommends this listing.
May 2nd, 2018

We loved it! I nearly don't want to get the word out about this place and keep to myself :-) The camp is beautiful under big ancient oaks and clean and there even is a private outhouse but the best part is that there is no light or noise pollution, which is rare to find in usual camping places and the other camping spots on the property are far away enough that you feel like you are alone. I would definitely go back there.

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Property
EcoRich
State
Texas
$35/night
1 Site