Hipcamp host Joan H.
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Carson Creek Ranch is a 60 acre ranch located on the Colorado River with Carson Creek flowing through the middle of the property. The ranch is 5 minutes from the airport (yes, we do have planes flying over), 10 minutes from East Austin and 15 minutes from downtown. Live Oak Brewery is also a short 15 minute hike.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, trailers, RVs, vans and truck campers
6 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Have a question? Send Joan a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 60%

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Hipcamper Donna

Not what we expected.

Donna S.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 7)
August 13th, 2019

Not what we expected but may appeal to others. It was very private yet in the hub of Austin. Not really suited for large Diesel pushers unless prepared to dry camp for room. Expect wide open space (no hook up in open), convenient to down town, not resort like. Small limited sites if need hook ups. Yurt was cute. Not much shade for tent camping. Ideal for a large function, perfect for a family reunion with camping. Lots of space for dry camping for tents, campers RVS....no shade in large open space. No picnic tables, no fire pits available, public shower a bit rustic. We arrived with our 38 ft Class A...but decided it was not what would work for us. Smaller campers, trailers, tents would enjoy the space. There is access to river but not by hook ups. Large Pavilion but not near hookups. Lots of area to dry camp near pavilion.

Hipcamper Eric

City camping done right!

Eric H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 10)
October 19th, 2019

This is a fun camping adventure just a few minutes from all that Austin has to offer. Joan was a tremendous host!

Hipcamper Justin

Beautiful land and friendly host!

Justin T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
April 26th, 2020

An mazing place to stay and so close to town. I love the privacy of not worrying about park rangers coming around getting into people’s business. There is access to water and it’s beautiful.

Hipcamper Libby
Libby P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 8)
May 3rd, 2020

Planned a camping trip for a group of couples, lots of dogs, an RV, bus, tents and people who really appreciated the yurts as a sleeping option. Joan’s land is beautiful, the yurt beds were super cozy, river access quite lovely, gorgeous horses roaming and classic wooden swings to enjoy hanging from the trees. Joan even cooked our group a delicious paella dinner. Incredible host! Highly recommend.

Hipcamper Natalie

Gorgeous ranch

Natalie B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 8)
May 11th, 2020

This is truly a hidden gem! Absolutely gorgeous piece of property. This campsite is just as advertised and will definitely be returning soon! Giant tree swings, water-front access to the river where you can kayak etc, quiet creek if you want to relax and read, yurt options, cabins, pergolas, amazing shade trees, camp-fire options. It was effortless, and we had a blast!! Thank you Joan for sharing your AMAZING ranch with us!

Hipcamper Anne

Great weekend getaway!

Anne O.
recommends this listing.
(Site 7)
May 29th, 2020

The site was well kept and the swimming spot was awesome, I look forward to camping here again!

Hipcamper Changsu

Creek water, swim, fishing!

Changsu L.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 9)
June 1st, 2020

I'm from Austin, and that area is very new to me, hidden location. Water access is a bit inconvenient, but you can't complain since you are camping! I paid $80 plus $10 for campfire wood. To me, $80 seems too high, and that firewood was all wet and not the real firewood, just chopped up a dead oak tree and store them on the road... shouldn't have charged for it. Other than that, all good! Joan was a nice lady, and her dog "Buddy" was an excellent host!, My kids played with him all day at the water. Because it's so close, I might do it again.

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Hipcamper Elizabeth
Elizabeth C.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Site 9)
June 7th, 2020

The place don’t have a good access to the river the owner it cruel and have some dogs waking in all place and I think this was my terrible time in all my life I never came to this place

Hipcamper Joan
Response from Joan, the Host, on July 6th, 2020

Elizabeth saw the glamping tents and wanted to rent one for 2 nights but I told her I only had it available for the 1st night and would give it to her for a third of the price. She declined and again the next day said that she needed a glamping tent but I was fully booked. I guess I am cruel because I did not kick someone out and give it to her. As far as the dogs, I have 1 dog that is on the property and her husband was feeding him Funyuns at the river and I asked him not to. Elizabeth also had a beer can and water bottle floating in the river in front of her feet and when I asked her to please be careful about litter she said that it was already there. They were the only ones down there and it was a Michelob Ultra which she was drinking. Straight up lied to my face. To end it, the stack of wood that was by their campsite was missing the hatchet used to split the wood. Again, no one else staying there. But, I am cruel. LOL! Please look at other reviews!

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Hipcamper Landon L.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 8)
June 2nd, 2020
Hipcamper Elsie E.
recommends this listing.
(Site 9)
May 13th, 2020
Hipcamper Tyler B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 8)
April 27th, 2020
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