Hipcamp host Matthew
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Old Stick Ranch has both camping as well and bunk house accommodations available. We have 7 acres 35 miles north west of downtown Austin in Leander Hills. We back up to the Balcones Canyonland Preserve, which is 23,000 acres.

Campsite area
Bring your own vans, trailers, rv & motorhomes
No. of sites
3 bookable sites
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Potable water available
Spigot, tap, hose
Fires allowed
Fire ring
Toilet available
Flush toilet
Pets allowed
Off leash
Showers available
Hot water
Bins available
Recycling bin, trash bin
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Matthew a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
Hot spring
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Horseback riding
Wildlife watching
Wind sports
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling

The vibe at Old Stick Ranch Camping

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Hipcamper Lizzie
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 3rd, 2017

We had a fun stay at this quirky ranch. It's tucked away in a more rural part of Leander, so it'd be a good spot for anybody visiting Austin who wants to stay the night away from the craziness of Central Austin. I'd also recommend it for anybody local who wants to do something different for a weekend without having to leave town.

Cool things to know about this ranch: the designated campsite area isn't huge, but it could still fit multiple tents. There's more than adequate shade in the campsite area thanks to several sprawling oaks – lots of hammock-hanging opportunities as well. It's cozy and nestled on the far side of the property, overlooking what used to be a horse show ring and now has an above-ground pool (the owner has plans to build an in-ground pool in its place) in the center that is completely stocked with harvested rain water. Although the show ring isn't used anymore, you could still rent a horse from a nearby ranch or bring your own to ride.

The property also contains a main home and a container mini home with a roof area that could be camped on as well (make sure you ask if it's available first). The owner books these spaces out to AirBnb-ers pretty regularly so if you're into meeting new people and hanging out, this place would be perfect for you. If you're looking for a weekend of solitude, you can also find that here, since the main campsite is tucked away on the other side of the show ring.

Oh, and if you love animals, you'll enjoy the ranch dog Buddy and the pygmy goat Cheese!

Hipcamper Rachelle
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 1st, 2018

We had a great night at Old Stick Ranch! Matthew was very friendly and helpful and gave us a tour of the property when we arrived. He has a couple of homes that are rented out on Airbnb and we got to check those out as well. They are very awesome and decently priced as well! I was worried about the houses being rented out and not having any privacy, however despite them being occupied, we picked a spot that felt totally remote from the renters. We loved being able to allow our pup to run free around the grounds, and he even made a friend, Buddy. I would recommend staying here and encourage you to also look at the houses he has on Airbnb if you are looking for something a little different! ;)

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