Hipcamp host Brad K.
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If you like to hear frogs in the night, crickets and birds, to swim in a pool of cool clear pumped from hundreds of feet down where it taps the San Marcos river water, even without clothes, then this is one fantasy destination. The Luling portion of San Marcos river trail ends a mere half mile away and we can drop you off where it begins. Down the other country road you see,

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If you like to hear frogs in the night, crickets and birds, to swim in a pool of cool clear pumped from hundreds of feet down where it taps the San Marcos river water, even without clothes, then this is one fantasy destination. The Luling portion of San Marcos river trail ends a mere half mile away and we can drop you off where it begins. Down the other country road you see, 219, you can zip down to Palmetto Park on bikes if you like and walk through the many trails along the San Marcos River there. We have camping spaces, a great Bath House with showers, commodes, sinks, and wifi network though it does not go through out the place in back.

We do have designated camping areas near the bath house but also have the possibility of people being able to create a new campsite out of some of the cool nooks and crannies on the property where I would love to add some more camp spaces. You will be able to go on the canoe trails on the San Marcos river that end only a half mile away or on hikes in Palmetto park which is only 6 miles down a country road you can ride on a bike with hardly a car to pass by you on the trip there and back.We also have 6 Tiny Texas Houses of sizes ranging from 63 sf downstairs yet 6'4" with a twin, a shower below, kitchenette, and porches up to a couple hundred sf or more. They can be rented for group ceremonies, weddings, parties, and there is a clothing optional area over where the Gingered Swan (one house) sits near Skinny Dip Pond.

The Bentonite Mud Baths and rinse pool are across the bridge and down below the ground 35' for a detoxing adventure and mud fun you may never have enjoyed before. Makes your whole body feel like a babies but after you are done. Again, clothing optional as the mud has some red clay too so designer bathing suites, or any other will change color after the event. We are planning on adding more Scamping Spaces as the need grows as well as Vintage screened, wood floored, and metal roofed. Scamping Spaces big enough to set up your tent inside but stay dry if it rains, keep the snakes, spiders or other fears critters out, and make for a cool visit as it too will be unique (Scamping Spaces Available in September).

Besides going to the top of Miracle Mountain, visiting Tombstone falls, and taking hikes on the 43 acres where the sheep are also grazing can keep you busy for a weekend getaway from the city. 45 minutes to Austin, San Antonio, and 1 1/2 hr to Houston or the coast. Best place in Texas to pause and see the sights all around us but not spend a night in the cities you see by day.

This is a fantasy village manifesting out of the imagination of those who come to help create it, visit it, and leave some of their energy, as lovers, artists, artisans, and humans in love with our Mother Earth. From rocks and logs to carve on, mud to form into art, salvaged lumber, screens, and much more all at the fingertips of the creative minds who wander through on their adventure through life. Salvage, Texas will be a place where you can leave your mark in a different way that will last long after you are gone.

Camp, Dream, Manifest, and live long to tell the story and share the passion for what we can do with salvage to create a sustainable world we can all live in happily and pass along to others when we are gone.

Want to get away from the city for a weekend to think, meditate, and ponder the world, work on changing your path, health, or love life, Salvage, Texas is a place where salvation is part of our daily life.

Rarely will you get the chance to not just camp, but be a part of creating a new paradigm in community building on a global scale.

Campsite area
Bring your own vans, trailers, rv & motorhomes
No. of sites
8 bookable sites
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
Potable water available
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Showers available
Pack it out
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send Brad a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Camp, Dream, Manifest in Texas.

River, stream or ...
Swimming hole

Places to see near Salvage Texas Outposts

Palmetto State Park
Palmetto State Park
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Lockhart State Park
Lockhart State Park
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Mckinney Falls State Park
Mckinney Falls State Park
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Bastrop State Park
Bastrop State Park
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Buescher State Park
Buescher State Park
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San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
San Antonio Missions National Historical...
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Guadalupe River State Park
Guadalupe River State Park
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Blanco State Park
Blanco State Park
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Pedernales Falls State Park
Pedernales Falls State Park
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Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Goliad State Park & Historic Site
70 miles way Explore
Lyndon B Johnson National Historical Park
Lyndon B Johnson National Historical Park
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Lake Somerville State Park
Lake Somerville State Park
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Inks Lake State Park
Inks Lake State Park
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Choke Canyon State Park
Choke Canyon State Park
91 miles way Explore
Stephen F. Austin State Park
Stephen F. Austin State Park
93 miles way Explore

The vibe at Camp, Dream, Manifest

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Hipcamper Andie
Andie T.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 19th, 2017

Camp, Dream, Manifest is unlike any place I've ever camped before. Nestled at the end of a dead-end service road off of I-10, this property allows you lots of room to walk around and explore while still being close to civilization. The neighboring town of Luling is only a 5 minute drive away, although there isn't much of a need to leave the property of Camp, Dream, Manifest once you've set up camp. We pitched our tents near the very nice bath house on the property and were able to enjoy the fire ring both nights we were there. Although we did not adventure into the mud baths, we did hike up "miracle mountain" and trekked around the area for a bit during our stay. Overall we had a great time at Camp, Dream, Manifest and would recommend fellow open minded people to experience this place as well.

On top of "Miracle Mountain".The enjoyable fire ring.
Hipcamper Summer
Summer L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 14th, 2017

Loved my stay here. It's a perfect get-away for a writing retreat. Even though it was rainy the whole weekend, the tiny houses made it all worth it. Hospitality is champ! Plus hot showers in the bathhouse with multi-light strobe shower-head makes it all fun! Definitely coming back here.

Hipcamper Matthew
Matthew R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 25th, 2017

Great spot! Very welcoming. Interesting areas to explore.

Hipcamper Kevin
Kevin C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 6th, 2017

Had an absolute blast here! Very chill, relaxed campsite not too far from town, but secluded enough from civilization to disconnect for a weekend. Enjoyed swimming in the ponds and soaking in the mud caves. Will definitely be back!

Hipcamper Tinder To Sprinter T.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 29th, 2017
Hipcamper J Cobb S.
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April 9th, 2017
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