Hipcamp host Emory R.
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Covid Update:  We are open and hosting campers.  I think that outside activities like our campsites are very safe.  With that said I am keeping distance from all our guests.  I may come by to say hello and tell about the site (sometimes this is not possible).  If I do come by I will keep my distance from you and would appreciate it if you did the same.  If you do not want me


Covid Update:  We are open and hosting campers.  I think that outside activities like our campsites are very safe.  With that said I am keeping distance from all our guests.  I may come by to say hello and tell about the site (sometimes this is not possible).  If I do come by I will keep my distance from you and would appreciate it if you did the same.  If you do not want me to come by then just let me know.  Stay safe and happy camping!

Come pitch your tent next to Richardson Creek. Shaded by large pecan trees and secluded yet open, this campsite is a great place to spend a weekend. Come check it out!

Please no glass containers, shooting, or ATVs/dirtbikes at campsite. This is a pack in, pack out location. Please take trash with you and leave site clean. Also, no loud music at any time and dark time is quiet time.  Thank you!

Note: Due to weather beyond my control the water levels in the river may or may not be good for swimming.  

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 52 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
No potable water
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
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


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Brookside Camp in Texas.

River, stream, or...
Swimming hole

The vibe at Brookside Camp

9 Reviews

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Hipcamper Linda
Linda N.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 10th, 2018

There were 3 sites which were pretty equal. We saw all three and were told we were at the wrong site but could stay at any of the 3. There was a pit toilet that was a bucket over a hole inside a wooden enclosure which we expected. However, the bucket was of poor quality and broke the 2nd day. The online photos and description showed a creek deep enough for swimming and fishing. Instead, it was very disappointing with low water level and the water that was there was stagnant. I certainly wouldn't feel comfortable getting in what was there. We expected rustic, but didn't feel the description and photos matched what we received. We would never go back or recommend to anyone else.

Hipcamper Shayna
Shayna F.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 25th, 2017

Our stay at Emory's ranch was absolutely incredible. The campsite was private and secluded, and had a well built fire ring, picnic table, and composting toilet. The giant pecan trees provided perfect shade all throughout the hot Texas summer day. We had the opportunity to get a tour of the ranch and all the incredible ingenuitive systems Emory has created. It was truly a magical weekend completely secluded and away from everything; incredible views of starry night skies and refreshing swims in the crystal clear creek. We already can't wait until we get the opportunity to come back!

people group amenitytent forest lodgingThe river water is crystal clear, and it's possible to see giant bass, catfish, and a myriad of other fish swimming aroundPrivate access to the river, perfect for cooling off on hot days
Hipcamper Drew
Drew L.
recommends this listing.
July 1st, 2017

Brookside was a very good campsite for our group of 3. It had a great view of the entire property and sat nestled at the edge of the woods. The swimming hole was a short walk from the campsite and there were trails that followed the creek and the field. Fishing was actually decent and we managed to catch a lot of fish. I would reccomend this campsite!

Hipcamper Mary
Mary H.
recommends this listing.
July 4th, 2017

We really enjoyed our stay! We would definitely go back. The dogs loved swimming in the river. It's a great spot and not far from Dallas.

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Hipcamper Dustin
Dustin M.
recommends this listing.
July 9th, 2017

We had a great time camping at Brookside Camp! Emory met us when we arrived and showed us around, which was great! The camp is extremely secluded and felt like we were miles away from anyone else. The swimming hole is just a short walk from the the campsite making the summer Texas heat very comfortable. The hole was full of fish! It was also a perfect spot for our dog to run free and enjoy nature! I highly recommend this spot. We will definitely be back!

Hipcamper Michelle
Michelle J.
recommends this listing.
May 29th, 2018

The site was beautiful! It is located in a cow pasture, so watch out - there will be lots of poop and lots of noise. They're a vocal bunch, and they liked to walk through the camp site to the stream, both day and night.

Hipcamper Tyler

Private and peaceful

Tyler D.
recommends this listing.
October 27th, 2019

My family and our 2 dogs enjoyed our stay at this location. Everyone had fun. It was private and nobody bothered us. The location was great and we will be going back.

Hipcamper Vikas

Quaint getaway from bustling dfw

Vikas R.
recommends this listing.
November 7th, 2019

Very beautiful countryside. The campground was clean and a lot of firewood around the area to gather. We got a little confused with the directions and the host was kind enough to come to the main gate to direct us in and guide us to the campsite. The dogs ran free in the fields and there are a few trails to walk around. Extremely relaxing and would recommend it.

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Hipcamper Ian
Ian H.
recommends this listing.
July 5th, 2017

We had a great time on the property. It was great to let the dogs run around and not worry about them disturbing other campers.


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