Adam H.
Austin, TX
Joined May 2018
Most scenic campsite in Texas

You can't get better views than the onces in this campground. The only problem is how crowded it gets. Lots of kids and boy scouts unfortunately.

First to Review
Beautiful views and convenient to Hueco Tanks and El Paso

We stayed in a yurt. It was really cool. It was in the 40s outside and was warm inside.

You have a beautiful view of Hueco Tanks, which you could almost walk to, as well as the Franklin Mountains.

The owners of the property are very nice and accommodating. Would stay again!

We reserved our stay on Airbnb.

Very nice and very scenic!

We rolled in at night, but woke up to a forest of breathtaking loblolly pines! The camp sites are very nice and spatious with plenty of room between your site and your neighbors site. Very clean, nice bathrooms. We loved it.

quiet and very primitive

There's not much to this campground, although it is very beautiful with enormous loblolly pines. This is a primitive campsite. There's no water, no electricity, not bathrooms, etc. Just an area you can use to set up tents or hammocks. We met a nice older fella who said he comes there every day and builds a fire at dusk, stays for a little bit, then leaves.

We bikes from the Ratcliff Recreational Area and we had to cache water.

Walk-In Campsites are crowded, Primitive sites are much better!

The walk-in sites are really close together and the campground is pretty small. I recommend bringing your hiking pack and hiking a mile to the primitive sites, if you're able. They are much more scenic and you have more privacy from screaming children.

The primitive are also really close to bathrooms and the hiking trails.

Over 200 primitive campsites

Pace Bend is one of the few reliable parks in Central Texas and near Austin that will always have an available campsite, while all of the other prks require a reservation months in advance. You can even show up late and find a site.

Although, these sites are primitive, so not all of them have picnic tables or grills.

Also, there is great mountain biking trails, cliff jumping and swimming.

It's a nice park but no camping

There is no camping allowed in this park. Your best best is at the Happy Horse Hotel which is 5mi away on Pope Bend Rd.

With that sad, this is a nice park with lots of activities.