Hipcamp host Fort Clark S.
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Pitch your tent along the Las Moras Creek under 150+ year old oak trees - exactly where the famed Black Seminole Indian Scouts lived and rode with the US Cavalry; defending settlers and travelers from Comanche along the Pecos Trail. 

Explore Fort Clark - home to every historic buffalo soldier regiment in the US Army, the Black Seminole Indian Scouts; as well as almost

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Pitch your tent along the Las Moras Creek under 150+ year old oak trees - exactly where the famed Black Seminole Indian Scouts lived and rode with the US Cavalry; defending settlers and travelers from Comanche along the Pecos Trail. 

Explore Fort Clark - home to every historic buffalo soldier regiment in the US Army, the Black Seminole Indian Scouts; as well as almost every US cavalry regiment.  After almost 100 years in service, the army post closed (1852 - 1947) and was eventually rehabilitated into a 2700 acre leisure living community, at the edge of West Texas.  Historical markers dot the 21+ miles of hiking/biking trails on the Fort.

The original US Army Guardhouse is now a museum; and along with the largest privately owned historic district west of the Mississippi River, it awaits your exploration.  6 State Parks/National Recreation Areas - all within an hour drive - also await you.  Visit the millions of freetail bats at Kickapoo Caverns, the wilds of the Pecos River and Seminole Canyon, tube the Frio River, bass fish at Lake Amistad, explore 21+ miles of hiking trails on the Fort, or just relax by the 3rd largest spring-fed pool in Texas.  (68 degrees year round).  

NOTE:  Over 100 movies/TV shows/music videos have been filmed on the fort and in Kinney County including:  The Alamo (John Wayne) , Arrowhead, Two Rode Together, Bandelero, The Good Old Boys and Bad Girls.  Campsites are named after movies made here and in Kinney County.

Although located directly next to the RV Park, the campground is separate, with its own bathhouse and has its own vibe of quiet peacefulness.  Axis and whitetail deer walk and graze through the campground year round, as well as large turkey flocks.  Picnic tables, fire rings and shower rooms are also available.

Campers may fish the Las Moras Creek (catch & release) with no license needed.  Tent camping here at Fort Clark is very relaxed with large unstructured campsites and a very peaceful relaxed feel to the entire campground.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
11 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 93%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

21+ miles of rough trails for hiking & biking.

Fishing

Catch and release fishing at the Las Moras Springs and Creek. No fishing license is necessary, as we are private property.

Hiking

21+ miles of rough trails for hiking / biking.

Paddling

Paddle the Las Moras Creek. Year round creek with some low spots.

Swimming

3rd Largest Spring-fed Pool in Texas, with water at 68 degrees year round. The pool was built by the Army Corp of Engineers in...Read more

Wildlife watching

Migratory Bird Sanctuary with great bird viewing year round. Large Axis Deer & Whitetail Deer herds, Javelinas, Feral Hogs, Ba...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Texas Sunset at Comanche Park in Texas.

Cave

Kickapoo Cavern State Park is approximately 20 minutes north of Fort Clark and has the state's largest freetail bat population,...Read more

Desert

An oasis on the edge of the West Texas Desert Region, the Texas Hill Country and the Southern Coastal Plains of Texas.

Forest

150+ year old oak trees, pecan trees, mulberry trees and magnolias along the spring and creek side. Mesquite trees thrive out ...Read more

River, stream, or creek

Las Moras (Spanish for "The Mulberries") Creek flows from the Las Moras Springs for 40 miles south until it joins with the Rio ...Read more

Swimming hole

3rd Largest Spring-fed Pool in the Texas, with the actual pool having been built by the Army Corp of Engineers in the 1930's. $...Read more

The vibe at Texas Sunset at Comanche Park

Places to see near Fort Clark Springs

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Hipcamper Stephanie
Stephanie C.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 9th, 2020

Coming in from a long day of hiking and driving, this was not at all what I expected. First of all, I didn’t realize this was an old historical army base with a pretty messed up history. (The Texas rangers were awful to Indigenous and Mexicans.)
Which brings me to my next point, if you aren’t white, or conservative/a trump supporter, do be prepared to feel uncomfortable. No one was outwardly rude or disrespectful, just an awful lot of staring and observing as I did just about anything.
I showed up just before 8 with no idea which tent site was mine. Tried to pick the best spot but honestly was exposed anywhere I went. Lots of traffic all around, golf carts, older white people, rednecks, etc. The tables were warped but at least there was water and plenty of things for a fire.
After 20 minutes of trying to feel comfortable, swatting mosquitos and ants away I decided to book it the three hours back home.
Bottom line, if you’re a black/indigenous woman of color do not go alone to stay here the night. I did not feel safe here, especially not in a tent and it was too hot to sleep in my truck.

Hipcamper Richard

On the way to big bend 1/2/19

Richard H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 4th, 2019

Pleasant stay in tent camp section in our van, we were the only ones so very private in nice shaded area by the creek. Nice hike following the spring in both directions. Friendly host (over by the RV/shower areas) invited us to join a group visiting the museum on site but we needed to get moving. Would definitely stop here again!

Hipcamper Gracie

Very relaxung

Gracie M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 10th, 2019

The site was very peaceful and well kept. The wash rooms were very clean and had hot water. There weren’t too many other tent campers so it was very quiet and comfortable. There was a little bit of road noise from the main road, but it didn’t bother us any. My friends and I would definitely come back.

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Hipcamper Tina

Beautiful and peaceful if you're lu

Tina B.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 18th, 2020

We wrapped up a week long camping trip in west Texas and were looking for a place to spend our last night to break up the trip home East. All of the state parks on the way back were booked so we snagged this place, which looked beautiful and peaceful from the photos and reviews.

The property itself is gorgeous, well shaded, and I'm sure the springs and trails would have been gorgeous as well. The host was very friendly and accommodating and our first few hours of the evening were very pleasant. However, by night time we realized how not great some of the campsites were laid out. For one, the property is down a slope from the local street, which is actually pretty trafficked by golf carts all night and people staring down at us as they passed by. There was also a giant street light in our eyes that we had to shield with a sleeping bag on top of headlights of cars. That was all tolerable until some locals in three big trucks came to spend their Friday night getting drunk and blasting their music loudly for at least four hours with a high quality sound system and heavy bass that could be heard from across the campgrounds. Around midnight they didn't show any sign of slowing down and were getting louder and drunker with frequent visitors on golf carts who were also shining their headlights into the other camper's tents. The campsites were also just quite close together. We got fed up and drove the remaining two and a half hours back to San Antonio at midnight so we could get some sleep.

All in all, it could have been a pretty decent little quiet place but you never know who you're going to be camping next to. The headquarters did have a security number that we could have called (we did and no one answered, but I just realized we used the wrong number) so perhaps the outcome could have been different.

Hipcamper Annie

Friendly historical fun!

Annie H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 14th, 2019

Fort Clark Springs was a fantastic experience. The residents and other campers were all very friendly. We did get some crazy weather (severe thunderstorm and tornado watch) and both the camp host and the security guard came by to let us know that 2 different buildings would be available all night long in case we needed somewhere to evacuate to. It was really nice to have a safe/dry place when the storm hit hard at 3am.

The spring was awesome! The stream runs right next to the tent camping area and it was cool and clear. When the sun came out we spent a few hours relaxing and playing at the spring-fed pool. Again -awesome!

Fort Clark Springs is beautiful and full of history. A lot of the events are on the weekends so be mindful of your time. We were able to call a volunteer to open up the museum and got a private tour. Our camping trip turned out to be very educational and we all had an amazing time. We’ll be back to this hidden, understated gem!

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Hipcamper Rebeka
Rebeka L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 21st, 2019

Great camping sites and enjoyed the hiking trails along with the spring-fed pool. Plan on making another trip to Fort Clark Springs.

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Hipcamper Miriam
Miriam L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 19th, 2019

It was great!

Hipcamper Jose

Picnic site!!

Jose D.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 4th, 2019

There is a difference between a Picnic site and a Camping site, this is definitely a picnic site right in the middle
Good for an afternoon stay but definitely would camp there again

Hipcamper Rachel

What a birthday weekend!

Rachel N.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 10th, 2019

For my birthday weekend, I wanted to have a little getaway from the city! This place was perfect!! The host there was so friendly, they got everything set up and was ready to lead us to the campground. I had a few request and they made it work!! The campground had a lot of space, my friends and I enjoyed it so much! There was a lot of things we could do there, but of course we picked the spring fed pool! Clean and cool! Just perfect for a hot afternoon swim! During the night, there was many stars to stare at, very beautiful! There was also a cute cat at the office, I didn’t catch its name!
We definitely will love to come back again! Thank you, Fort Clark Springs!

Property
Fort Clark Springs
State
Texas
Country
United States
$12/night
11 Sites

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