Even as I sit here, with poison ivy up and down my legs, I am still looking back at my trip to coppergate ranch with a smile on my face. We had the best time on the property for so many reasons, some of which are hard to put in words. Firstly the hosts of this property were wonderful humans. Lynda and Ruston greeted us at the gate and had us laughing from the beginning with a charm that matched the farm they developed. Ruston led us to a perfect spot in the meadow, under some trees which provided shade throughout the day. We had our own little field where we could watch deer and wild pigs roam. We setup our hammocks in some trees nearby and enjoyed the peace and quiet of the property. Ruston was kind enough to weedeat the grass around our campsite and he even gave us a big metal fire ring to build a fire in. He also brought us some freshly hatched eggs the following morning. Beyond the physical items Ruston provided us, he also was full of wisdom about the land, including the history, plant life and animal life that exists there. We met up with Lynda on our hike around the property, she showed us her many adorable chickens and we met her pup, she then kindly led us to the pond where we took a swim and had a relaxing paddleboat ride. I cant express enough gratitude to Ruston and Lynda for making our experience that much better. We are so excited to come back and see all of the progress you all make on the projects around the farm. We highly recommend this hipcamp spot to anyone looking at it, my main advice would be to prepare yourself by looking up some east texas survival tips, there are a lot of critters and crawlers out there, as well as poisonous plants, so take a few minutes to learn how to spot them and prevent them from affecting your camping trip.