Located in the heart of the Texas hill country, the campsite encompasses 60 acres bordering the Balcones National Wildlife Refuge on three sides. There is a spring fed creek with waterfall, and plenty of trails. There is no running water or power, but there is a porta potty located at the campsite. There is no danger of flooding, as the entire property has excellent drainage. Wildlife is everywhere, including deer, wild turkey, quail, hawks, roadrunners, cardinals, jays, painted buntings, mockingbirds and many other species of birds. Small mammals such as armadillos, foxes, rabbits, and squirrels are often seen. While there a good portion of the land is covered in cedar, there are a myriad of trails running through the interior, and a perimeter trail with barb wire fence which makes it easy to find your way back to camp.
- Check in: After 9AM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
The vibe at Flatrock Hollow
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This place is awesome. This is my second trip to this spot and will definitely be my "go to" when it is available. It is nice to have private and secure space for a small or larger group. It is a great piece of land perfect for exploring, mountain biking, cooking over the camp fire and drinking beers. Mark is especially accommodating and helpful, and I would absolutely recommend this place for an overnight or weekend getaway from the city.
Flatrock Hollow was excellent! There's a lot to explore during the day, quiet at night, and the star gazing was excellent. The fire pit was excellent on the cold evening. We discovered the waterfall and walked around the many of acres. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a quiet camp that isn't too far from Austin.
I had an excellent time at Flatrock Hollow. The property is located within a gated community, which, as a solo female camper, made me feel safe. Even though there are houses surrounding the area once you are past the locked gate you'll feel isolated. There is a port-a-potty stocked with toilet paper and sanitary wipes, but I brought my own t-p. As for the waterfall and pond I couldn't located it, but I also didn't look very hard as I arrived at the campsite late and left early the next day. Overall I would recommend Flatrock Hollow to anyone looking for a pleasant camping experience away from the crowds that state parks tend to attract.
We had an incredible time camping at Flatrock Hollow! The campsite is centralized with easy but adventurous access to the waterfall as well as the lookout. There is a marked trail that leads to the waterfall, so even young ones won't stray too far. The terrain is rugged but conquerable -- you can really get as into the nature as you want. The site was easy to get to and comfortable and safe to stay. Mark was a delight to work with! He was responsive and very accommodating and flexible with our arrival and depature. Highly recommend this campsite!
Wonderful place. My wife and I camped at Flatrock Hollow for the weekend and had a great time. The place is big enough that you feel like you are truly out there and isolated. There are some good trails within the property and Doeskin Ranch within the Balcones Canyonlands is a very short drive away. There is no electricity, no water, cell phone signal (for verizon) in only one corner of the property. It was great to get away from it all. There is a fire ring, table, a port-o-potty and trash can for use. There was a pile of firewood that we used some of and refiled what we burned with easy to gather wood around the campsite.
The main camping area is near a big RV which wasn't ideal, but if that bothered you there are other spots around the property that you could camp if you didn't want to look at the RV.
The hike to the waterfall is easy and the creek and fall is super cool. It's not huge there there is a nice pool at the bottom that was 3 or 4 feet deep. It was a hot day and the water was cool and refreshing. That really made the place for us.
All in all, a great place that is a wonderful alternative to state parks or other camping options. We whole-hardheartedly recommend Flatrock Hollow!
We had a great time at FH. The information Mark provided before we arrived and map located onsite made our trip a breeze. The waterfall on the property is beautiful and is easily accessible via the clearly marked trail from the main camp area (5-10 minute hike).
I enjoyed my time at Flatrock Hollow, access was easy and the owner was gracious enough to allow me to explore the property in my jeep on the already established trails. I was able to find a secluded spot to hang my hammock and wasn't disturbed at all. There was plenty of firewood to gather and sitting by the fire ring was enjoyable in the evening as it was quite chilly while I was there with a hard freeze overnight.
If I was to return I would enquire if it is possible to camp elsewhere on the property though as camping by the RV (unoccupied) kind of took away from the experience of getting away from it all for me.