Hipcamp host Alissa P.
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Get out of the city and come camp with us, or without us. We are so lucky to live in a most beautiful place, and are happy to share it with our guests. During your stay, you will have access to 80 acres of open vistas, mature forests, big rolling hills, bright stars, spring fed lakes, ponds, and clear sandy creeks including springs that originate on site. Bonus - collect and

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Get out of the city and come camp with us, or without us. We are so lucky to live in a most beautiful place, and are happy to share it with our guests. During your stay, you will have access to 80 acres of open vistas, mature forests, big rolling hills, bright stars, spring fed lakes, ponds, and clear sandy creeks including springs that originate on site. Bonus - collect and enjoy farm fresh eggs straight from the coop or see what's growing in the garden! 

Pick your spot to pitch a tent overlooking a lake, nestled in the woods, or high up on a hill overlooking distant views. Relax in a hammock, go hiking, canoeing, fishing, swimming, or play some disc golf. 

But please, if you choose to camp here (and we would love for you to do so) keep it simple both in your communications and in requests. Please put up canoes, kayaks, paddles exactly where and how you found them. Please deposit your trash at the designated location in town, and most importantly, enjoy this beautiful place while leaving no trace.

We love sharing this experience with friends. We hope you enjoy your stay here. and we look forward to hosting you!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
6 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Moderate walk
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
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Have a question? Send alissa a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 15% off

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Feel free to bring your bike and ride through the rolling and winding county roads or paved highways of the East Texas Piney Wo...Read more

Boating

Sam Rayburn Lake (30 min), B. A. Steinhagen Lake (30 min), Lake Livingston (1 hr), Toledo Bend Reservoir (1 hr 10 min)

Fishing

Go for it. On the big front lake, we've seen big bass and catfish for sure. Want to catch a lot of fish, try the back pond for ...Read more

Hiking

Yes! 80 acres, feel free to wander and roam up and down rolling hills, through creek bottoms, fern gullies, ravines, and across...Read more

Horseback riding

You are welcome to bring your own horses/gear, and ride away. Corral not provided. Hitching possible at wood fence.

Paddling

Paddle away on the back glassy pond or the front Lily Pad lake. Bring your own, or rent one or ours. We have canoes, kayaks and...Read more

Swimming

We love swimming in the big front lake or sunning along its edge when its hot summer time. The lake is spring fed and cool in t...Read more

Wildlife watching

Stand still for a moment and you'll see or hear, depending on the time of the year, the day, the hour...owls, blue birds, meado...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Hilleetla in Texas.

Beach

You'll find shifting sandy bottom beaches sprinkled all along the spring fed creek. The sand and locations change with every ra...Read more

Forest

We live in the Piney Woods of Texas, its one of the most biologically diverse places in the US, where the eastern forest meets ...Read more

Lake

Enjoy 2 spring fed lakes on the property. one (1) acre lake for swimming, its glassy surface reflects beautiful mature forest s...Read more

Field

Large open vistas across rolling prairie with mixed pine and hardwood backdrops.

River, stream, or creek

There are 3 really. One creek, being our favorite, is a rare clear, sandy bottom spring fed creek that originates on property j...Read more

Swimming hole

If you stay here more than an hour you'll see that in this ever shifting landscape, the earth moves, sand floats, and sinks, an...Read more

Waterfall

Water falls, naturally, although in this case perhaps unnaturally. Enjoy the sound of water falling, cascading really, out of a...Read more

Wetlands

Wetlands - yes! We are so lucky to live in East Texas where the water is abundant. We have naturally fed seeps and springs that...Read more

Farm

We have a nursery, although most of our plants are at our other farm. We also grow veggies for friends and family to eat! And o...Read more

Ranch

We have chickens, guinea hens, ducks, geese and 3 dogs / pets on site, as well as 5 shepherd guardian / working dogs. Our belov...Read more

Driveway

Our new 1/4 mile entrance drive wraps around the front valley giving you views of the forest, front lake, and open prairie. Car...Read more

The vibe at Hilleetla

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Hipcamper Andrew

Best experience with hipcamp yet!!

Andrew T.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 27th, 2019

Been doing Hipcamp for over 2 years and this is the best property I’ve been to. Just a gorgeous piece of land. Alissa and David are so hospitable and Bobbi is probably the best dog I’ve ever come across. My buddies and I caught about 10 small to medium sized bass. Stayed for 2 nights. It was a top notch experience the entire time. Just 2 hours from Houston. 100% would come back again.

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Hipcamper alissa
Response from alissa, the Host, on April 24th, 2020

Andrew - thank you for the kind words! We love that you loved it here! Bobbi is a kindred spirit - a special pup indeed. He was diagnosed with cancer this winter, BUT, we were able to have the tumor removed and he has been recovering well. His bounce is back in his step! Thank you for keeping him company campside, he LOVES camping, and campers like you all :) Hope you all are well, and hope to see you again sometime soon! Cheers! Alissa + David

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Hipcamper Katy
Katy A.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 19th, 2018

Hilleetla was the perfect weekend getaway for my boyfriend and myself. Perfectly tucked away in east Texas in the middle of all the pines. The 80 acre farm was just as described and we couldn't have been happier. Alissa was a great host, she had maps printed out of the property and showed us some of the better places to setup our tent at. We chose a spot close to the creek nestled in the woods, and was able to have a fire going right next to our tent and plenty of privacy. They had an outdoor shower and compost toilet available. The fresh farm eggs were an amazing added bonus. We will definitely be back for another visit.

Hipcamper Miranda
Miranda G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 2nd, 2018

Camping here was a fun experience! Alissa was very nice and welcoming upon arrival and walked us through some of the best places to camp on the property. This is a farm with donkeys and longhorns (and some very lovable dogs) but if you're a little apprehensive on interacting with them, there's plenty of gated areas the bigger animals can't get into. We took my Mini Countryman down a hill and got stuck in some mud, so I would probably recommend something that can safely drive through non-graveled terrain. This place offered a fun weekend retreat and I'd definitely recommend it to anyone considering visiting.

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Hipcamper Flip
Flip V.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 9th, 2018

Beautiful farm with many great campingspots! Alissa and David are great hosts! Wished we could have stayed longer, would definitely recommend!

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Hipcamper Mindy
Mindy G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 25th, 2018

Alissa and her husband let us stay on their gorgeous property while they were away for Thanksgiving Holiday. This campsite exceeded our expectations! Their house sits in the center of the property, leaving the entire east side of the land to pick a campsite. (Front to back) All the animals are in a fenced in area behind the house that stretches out to the West and around to front Westside that accomadates another lake in the front. We selected our site by an acre sized lake (towards the back) to appreciate the water and the surrounding trees. Their three dogs were super friendly and Bobbi ended up keeping us the most company in our camp. He kept vigilant watch over us through the night and reminded us of our older dog. So sweet. If you are looking for a great place to escape from city life and reconnect with Mother Nature in peaceful setting, this hits all the notes! Alissa left us firewood and with more to spare up by the house. We would definitely come back and recommend to others. Hope this was helpful to all and happy camping! Thank you again Alissa! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

View further to the right from our campsite, beautiful view at the top with a bench. View near our campsite Tons of fungi, please be gentle Bobbi - my dog from another life.
Hipcamper Anna Claire
Anna Claire B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 3rd, 2019

I still can't believe how beautiful this site was. Ponderosas, glassy ponds, friendly pups, trickling waterfalls, clear pools, and sandy beaches were just a few of the wonders of this property.

First off, the host, Alissa, was so thoughtful as to send a really useful map of the property, detailing things like where the livestock roam, to where the best campsites are.

Their three pups were very sweet and ran around with us as we explored the property.

The outdoor shower and toilet were nicer than expected, making this an overall exceptional camping trip that I definitely want to go on again!

The property is accessible to any vehicle, however a high clearance vehicle would be helpful for accessing the back part of the property, if you want to camp in complete privacy. You could park at the house and walk, but it would be a decently long walk.

Beautiful Spanish moss greats you at your arrival.The pups are sweet and will probably run out to your car and say hello as you drive up. The home on the property.Walk through the thick, sandy creek and explore the front side of the property.
Hipcamper Renee
Renee A.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 25th, 2019

Staying at Hitleeta was everything we had imagined! It was the perfect weekend getaway with beautiful weather. We pitched our tent in the private spot next to the pond and at night the sky was nice and dark to see the stars. Would recommend this site to anyone looking for a quiet retreat from the city!

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Hipcamper JENNIFER

U cant go wrong choosing hilleetla

Jennifer S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 11th, 2019

My first camping experience was amazing. I am so glad i chose Hilleetla as our first choice. Alissa and David was the best host you could ever ask for. she was nice, considerate, and prompt in answering all questions. She made our stay very comfortable. Their dogs are the cutest and will keep you company, which we enjoyed the cuties showing us around. it’s alot to explore and a lot to enjoy. you can camp and an open area, the wood or near the pond. the choice is yours but they are all great choices. you really can’t go wrong.

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Hipcamper Bo

Great little ranch, green and quiet

Bo S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 20th, 2019

Lots of options on places to camp, including close to a small lake and a creek. Would have loved to have had more time to explore the area, but we were just passing through. Alissa was a very gracious host. We loved having all the animals around the place.

With us riding heavy street bikes and towing trailers, we chose to keep close to the level ground behind the main house. Very comfortable, shady, convenient area.The longhorns in the background were impressive. They left us alone and we did the same for them. There's a creek just beyond them in the treeline...wish we'd had time to hang around it for awhile and dangle our toes in the water.
Property
Hilleetla
State
Texas
Country
United States
$45/night
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