You will be outdoors with four champion Live Oak trees in your 'front yard' and eight amazing swings for kids and adults. Our Treehouse Deck is open for all campers to share, kids and adults. We have 4 designated sites you can select... 1) a popup camper if you don't have a tent, 2) the Roof Deck with hammock, 3) and 4) two grass sites in the sun that will handle any
You will be outdoors with four champion Live Oak trees in your 'front yard' and eight amazing swings for kids and adults. Our Treehouse Deck is open for all campers to share, kids and adults. We have 4 designated sites you can select... 1) a popup camper if you don't have a tent, 2) the Roof Deck with hammock, 3) and 4) two grass sites in the sun that will handle any RV or a dozen tents. All sites have a big metal fire ring and free firewood we cut and split from local trees. Look at the pictures for each Site that have text overlays for useful info. The Treehouse Deck has a round table underneath that seats 8 for community get-togethers. And a big truck tool box for stashing food and gear the raccoons might steal. The Brazos River is about 10 minutes away if you want to try fishing. Surfside Beach is only 20 minutes away and you can drive right up to the water.
the Texas Treehouse Swings Forest is very private, but has no locks or gates, and you can arrive and leave with no contact from the hosts. There are no neighbors or houses visible from the camp. Swings Camp is totally off-the-grid so bring your water. And the property is not a landscaped backyard... it is a wilderness with big trees, and swamps, and grass, and wild plants, and wild animals, and wild insects, and owls, and hundreds of bird species, and butterflies. You should bring a First Aid Kit, and also some toilet paper for the Porta-can.
Select Site #1 if you want to reserve the Popup Camper that we have permanently setup on the bank of McFadden Bayou. Big screened windows all around. Bring your pillows, sleeping bags or sheets. Great if you don't have tents... (but you also have plenty of flat gound if you want to also setup your own tents). This Camper is not an RV, it's like a big tent with a fiberglass roof. There is a King bed, a Double bed, and two single beds. There is no electricity or lights or kitchen or water or toilet (you use the PortaCans near the entrance). Like every Site, you have a big fire ring, picnic table and close-up parking for 4 vehicles. You can book both Sites 1 and 2 if you have a big group and want to hang out and sign around the camp fire all night long.
Select Site #2 if you want to reserve the big 12 by 16 foot Roof Deck with hammock, table and chairs and room for your tent to be up off the ground. We installed an aluminum truck tool box as a Raccoon Vault where you can stash food or items the animals might steal. And/Or you can can setup your tents on the grass under the stars. You have your own fire ring and picnic table.
Select Site #3 or Site #4 if you want to bring your own RV, van, motorhome or trailer. Lots of room to park. Also enough room to set up lots of tents for a Scout Troop. Each Site has a fire ring and picnic table. You can make a big campfire in your fire ring and easy to boil a big bag of crawfish.
The Seven Swings and the Treehouse are open for all campers to share, kids and adults. Swing high and sip your favorite beverage under the biggest three Live Oak trees in Texas. It is really different flying on a 40 foot tall swing! Kids yell with delight when you give them the big push and they get a thrill they never felt before. Try the new pair of platform swings with tug ropes under the Treehouse to see if you can time your swings to do a High Five in the air.
Surfside Beach is only 17 miles away with two Bucees on the way for all your supplies. We provide free firewood.... please don't bring any because it might have the Oak Tree Blight fungus. There is no water or electricity available at the property... it is truly off-the-grid. Along with your tents, bring your own drinking and washing water. A pair of commercial Porta-Can toilets is near the entrance road.
There are some houses across the county road from the property , but, from your camp, you can't see anything but trees and rainforest jungle. You are in the middle of five acres of forest and grassy fields. The west border is McFadden Bayou where the settlers transported cotton and sugar cane to market. You can fish there with no license. But it's only a ten minute drive to the Brazos Mall, Walmart, and all the restaurants. Only 20 minutes to the beaches and deep sea fishing charters. Three champion Live Oak Trees dominate the site of the largest settlement in the original Stephen F. Austin land grant. The largest Live Oak is 22 feet around, has a 120 foot branch span (as wide as two city lots) , and is 920 years old. The tallest is 87 feet to the top leaf.
Sadly, in September 2019 Tropical Storm Imelda rained so hard that one of our giant Live Oak trees fell over from the weight of the rainfall on its one huge horizontal branch. This is the biggest fallen tree you ever did see. The root ball at the base of the tree is 16 feet tall and you need a boost to get on top of the horizontal trunk. Do you dare to climb up?
Hike around the 5 acre property... crawl inside a 'hobbit house' hollow pecan tree... and a huge hollow live oak "spooky" tree with a little door... eat a tangerine from a wild tangerine tree (fruit December - February)... see the passion fruit vines, blackberries, dewberries (springtime), and monster muscadine grape vines hanging 50 feet high. Take the Cypress Trail down to the shore of historic McFadden Bayou to see a beautiful tall cypress tree with hundreds of knee roots sticking up. Can you find the new TinyTire swing in the woods?
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 2PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 2
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
The county road is great for bike riding. About 10 miles of paved roads and little car traffic.
McFadden Bayou has fish but also is usually mostly covered with water hyacinths.
More birds species inhabit this part of Texas than any other part of the USA. See giant eagles and vultures and tiny hummingbirds.
Natural features you'll find at Texas Treehouse Swings Forest in Texas.
The property to the north has cattle and goats on the other side of the fence.
There is a gravel driveway so you can drive right to the location you choose for your tent.
The vibe at Texas Treehouse Swings Forest
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
I rolled into this location just as the sun was filtering in through the huge (seriously HUGE) trees. It was breathtaking and more beautiful than I imagined. The size of these trees is not overstated--they are huge. Imagine a Texas version of the California Redwoods, but instead of height, these trees have breadth.
Four wheel drive and high clearance aren't necessary for this location!
Make sure to try out the variety of swings, from a typical single person swing, to a netted swing, to a two-person lounge swing! All of them offer a different experience and perspective.
The 'treehouse' deck is prime real-estate for coffee making and breakfast, and the property is stocked with fire pits and wood for use.
This is a great location for a couple looking for a weekend getaway.
Magic treehouse = magic christmas
The trees at the campsite were simply magical! The swings were a blast for all ages! Bruce was so accommodating and sweet! We loved every Christmas memory we made there! We will definitely be back again!!
Fun swings, beautiful trees
This is a beautiful site under truly enormous oak trees. We were a little surprised to be sharing it with so many other people (another family of four and a party of several adults/dogs), especially with only one toilet in the campervan. However our kids made friends with the other kids and had an absolute blast on the swings and deck.
Spring break camping with kids
We had a great time and Bruce, the owner, was friendly, helpful and a very interesting guy. The site is private but due to it being in the middle of a neighborhood, we heard dogs barking all night and people working in their lawns all day. Not bad but not as peaceful as I had hoped.
We could not have made it without the RV for bathroom facilities and just wished there was a shower option (even if it was outdoors). My girls spent hours playing in the dirt , on the swings and in the treehouse.
I will definitely recommend this site to friends.
Magical trees and awesome swings
This site was great, the trees were magical! We had our four little kids with us and I had lots of activities planned to keep them busy. We didnt really use any of them because the kids spent the whole time enjoying the swings and the trees. The swings were also fun for the grownups. The site was very clean, and felt private. We would definately camp here again and our 7 year old said it was his favorite camping trip ever!
The trees are majestic, the swings are amazing. Our kids had so much fun swinging. Bruce was an awesome host he had firewood waiting for us upon arrival and a large tent with the coolest cots! The camp is located perfectly especially for families since you are still close to town. Also, the beach is not far away. We will definitely be returning!