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Beautiful views. Big trees, short trails through woods and bamboo forest, wildflower meadow with birds and wet creek ( seasonally) with rock bottom, across from wild land. Close to Lake Travis in Jonestown. We are located in Travis County, in a rural neighborhood, that can be noisy at times. We tend to be 10 degrees colder than Austin. We have one site only, so you will have

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Beautiful views. Big trees, short trails through woods and bamboo forest, wildflower meadow with birds and wet creek ( seasonally) with rock bottom, across from wild land. Close to Lake Travis in Jonestown. We are located in Travis County, in a rural neighborhood, that can be noisy at times. We tend to be 10 degrees colder than Austin. We have one site only, so you will have the campground/bathhouse all to yourselves. The campground entrance is 40 yards from 23805 ( our residence), look for the private drive sign. Children 5 and under are free.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 20ft
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • 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

Roads nearby for biking like Nameless Road and others.

Boating

At Lake Travis.

Fishing

At Lake Travis.

Hiking

Trails on property for hiking.

Paddling

At Lake Travis.

Wind sports

At Lake Travis.

Swimming

At Lake Travis. After big rains in creek. Wading and creek walking. Can be slippery.

Wildlife watching

Everything lives on this edge of wild land. Abundant birds big and small. Squirrels, deer, rabbits, foxes, armadillos, ringtai...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Happy Acres in Texas.

Forest

Multi-level with big trees. Bamboo forest.

Field

Open meadows with abundant wildflowers in season.

River, stream, or creek

Swimming depends on rainfall. Creek wading with fish and frogs. Can be slippery. Trails and abundant vegetation.

Swimming hole

In the creek after big rains. And at Lake Travis.

Driveway

The vibe at Happy Acres

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Hipcamper tracy

Inspiring creek refuge

Tracy T.
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November 26th, 2019

We loved: Wandering thru the bamboo forest, Wading and yoga~ing in the gorgeous private creek, Seeing lots of birds and stars(!!)(wish we had brought our binoculars and telescope), Hearing the coyote/treefrog/owl chorus at night, the roosters celebrating the morning, Using the solar-lit bathhouse. Very cool. Happy Acres shows such respectful loving stewardship of land. Thank you Virginia and Steve for sharing your magical meadow with us. Y'all are wonderfully gracious hosts. We're already planning our next visit!

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Response from Steve and Virginia, the Host, on November 28th, 2019

Thank you so much, Tracy, for staying with us as our first official guests. We are so glad you enjoyed it and look forward to your next visit.

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Hipcamper Payton

Happy campers at happy acres

Payton J.
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April 12th, 2020

Great, private camping site. Sweet hosts visit regularly to check in, and property is kept up very nicely. We set up our tent on nicely mowed grass, enjoyed the short trails by the creek, and had fun playing badminton behind the bamboo. This site is in a neighborhood, so you may hear them, but you can't see anyone from the site.

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Hipcamper Steve and Virginia
Response from Steve and Virginia, the Host, on April 15th, 2020

Thank you very much for your wonderful review!! It was great having you! The photos you posted have been uploaded to the Happy Acres listing. We look forward to your next visit!!

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Judson K.
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May 3rd, 2020

We were delighted by the spring-fed, lively creek and the peace and quiet of the site. This was perfect for our 3 young kids (nice bathroom and kept grass) - we walked up and down the creek, swam by the spring, and played hide and seek in the bamboo forest. The hosts are super - we will be back!

Hipcamper Steve and Virginia
Response from Steve and Virginia, the Host, on May 9th, 2020

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. It was great having you all!!!!! We look forward to your next visit.

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Hipcamper susan

An idylic retreat

Susan W.
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May 10th, 2020

At this single site campground, we enjoyed meditative trails through a bamboo forest, a lively limestone bottom, spring fed creek, and a serene camping area with a creekside picnic table and firepit. A luxurious added bonus was the super cool bathhouse, complete with flush toilet and freshwater shower.
Thanks to the friendly hosts, the cleanliness of the site, and the total immersion in nature, including windsong and birdsong, we're already planning our next visit!

Hipcamper Steve and Virginia
Response from Steve and Virginia, the Host, on May 12th, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review. What a lovely description of our campground. We are so happy you enjoyed it. We look forward to your next visit!

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Hipcamper Margaret

Austin getaway

Margaret B.
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May 18th, 2020

Happy Acres was the perfect getaway. Steve and Virginia were lovely hosts. The ground were impeccable and I don’t know how you can beat great outdoor feel PLUS a flushing toilet and shower(wim hof fans will be very pleased). This was a great space for reading, meditating, yoga, and only 20 min to Balcones Wildlife Refuge for a hike. I had the perfect spot to hang my hammock over the creek and enjoy all the sounds and sights nature had to offer before making dinner at the fire pit.
Overall you can tell a lot of love time and care goes into the space that these wonderful hosts provide. Serenity. Oasis. Escape.

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Hipcamper Steve and Virginia
Response from Steve and Virginia, the Host, on May 24th, 2020

Thank you so much for the wonderful review and pictures! We are so happy you enjoyed your time here. We look forward to your next visit.

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Yenili L.
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May 25th, 2020

We booked for two nights with Steve and Virginia at Happy Acres, unfortunately, due to work we had to come home a day early. The site was perfect for our kids' forst time camping. They have a shower, toilet, and sink. There was a picnic table and a fire ring. The kids spent hours playing in the creek. There was no cell service and it made the retreat even more peaceful. We had a fantastic experience and can't wait to return.

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Hipcamper Steve and Virginia
Response from Steve and Virginia, the Host, on May 29th, 2020

Thank you very much for your wonderful review and pictures! We are so happy you enjoyed your time here. We look forward to your next visit.

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Hipcamper Justin

Cute little slice of heaven!

Justin G.
recommends this listing.
May 26th, 2020

Happy Acres and the host were awesome! The only thing I’d let future campers about, their neighbors do have a rooster, so if you’re an early riser like myself it’s an awesome natural alarm clock, but if you want to sleep in that may be an issue. Their site is tucked away in the Texas Hill-country and were very welcoming. This is a great place to stay few nights, and the creek access is amazing! There’s also a really good spot to hang a hammock as well. I’ll definitely be coming back when I come through Austin!

Hipcamper Steve and Virginia
Response from Steve and Virginia, the Host, on May 26th, 2020

Thank you very much for your wonderful review! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at our campground. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Hipcamper susan

A breath of fresh air

Susan W.
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June 3rd, 2020

This wasn't my first stay at Happy Acres, and when I felt the need to take a deep breath and get a good dose of nature's healing, I knew just where to go. This beautiful, private campsite was just the idyllic retreat I was looking for. I parked my van, set out my camp chair, hung my hammock by the creek and settled in for a nice stretch of rest and birdsong. The creek was clean and inviting, and when my feet hit the water, I was renewed.

Hipcamper Steve and Virginia
Response from Steve and Virginia, the Host, on June 6th, 2020

Thank you very much for another wonderful review!! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your next visit.

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Hipcamper Jude

I would definitely stay here again!

Jude L.
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June 3rd, 2020

Steve and Virginia were excellent hosts, very kind and gave me a great tour of their self designed campground. They had a restroom outside in a hand built, very private, hut with a sink, shower, and flushable toilet. With access to a creek right next to the site and plenty of private space, my stay with them was a top notch experience!

Hipcamper Steve and Virginia
Response from Steve and Virginia, the Host, on June 7th, 2020

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at our campground. We look forward to your next visit.

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Property
Happy Acres
State
Texas
Country
United States
$24/night
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