Oxbow Paradise was exactly what our family was looking for and hoping to experience. Private, primitive, and fun! My daughter practically spent all day in the river being groomed by the minnows and loved it. It was a little challenging accessing the river with the clay mud squishing through your toes and loosing your sandal. Be prepared, but well worth it. The evening time was also my favorite as the cicadas retired and the crickets and frogs made a smooth transition with their overwhelmingly loud performance. Our puppy wanted to retreat to the tent or van because it was so loud! It was very reminiscent of my childhood and enjoyed hearing it settle into a beautiful, harmonic serenade that lullued us to sleep. Highly recommend this place!
Everything a camper needs and the soul desires in this breathtaking camping destination. You can explore 1200 acres of enchanting desert landscape and rest enjoying the 360 degree views of mountains that nestle this campsite with the most stunning, cotton candy colored skies and orange sunsets. We were able to observe a few lizards, a jackrabbit, a mule deer, a road runner, other native birds and greeted in the mornings with coyotes howling in the far background while preparing breakfast. We elected to ommit campfires in the evening time due to high gusts of wind and did need to anchor our tents with a few rocks.
Gracious hosts, thougthful ammentities, and wonderfully laid out. Would definitely return!
If you are seeking seclusion and a quiet getaway in nature then look no further. Site #5 is a primitive site that is private and tucked away from the more communal style camping sites that is offered on this property. There is an outhouse, picnic table, tire swing, and a clear covered utility trailer with a charming twin bed for star gazing. There is a fire ring for cooking with a grill and a clever, tall metal cover with holes (seen in the pictures) for your actual campfire. There is no need to bring any firewood, Woody has plenty. Woody makes you feel welcomed and reassures you if you need anything to just give him a holler. Wonderful experience, we plan on returning!
Alissa and her husband let us stay on their gorgeous property while they were away for Thanksgiving Holiday. This campsite exceeded our expectations! Their house sits in the center of the property, leaving the entire east side of the land to pick a campsite. (Front to back) All the animals are in a fenced in area behind the house that stretches out to the West and around to front Westside that accomadates another lake in the front. We selected our site by an acre sized lake (towards the back) to appreciate the water and the surrounding trees. Their three dogs were super friendly and Bobbi ended up keeping us the most company in our camp. He kept vigilant watch over us through the night and reminded us of our older dog. So sweet. If you are looking for a great place to escape from city life and reconnect with Mother Nature in peaceful setting, this hits all the notes! Alissa left us firewood and with more to spare up by the house. We would definitely come back and recommend to others. Hope this was helpful to all and happy camping! Thank you again Alissa! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
Our stay was just perfect!! Kat and her husband were very gracious hosts. My 8 yr. old daughter and I had a blast exploring the different parts of the ranch and just relaxing by the fire. We can’t wait to come back with my husband and our dog! It was more enjoyable than staying at a State Park because there is more privacy and there is an abundance of firewood. Ting/Sprint cell phone reception works also!