Barefoot Camp

Barefoot Camp

Barefoot Camp

This camp is on a privately owned ranch with miles and miles of Colorado River frontage just east of Bend off of FM 580.  With all that frontage you should be able to find some nice swimming holes and camping areas.  There is plenty of space for primitive camping (no water/no electricity).  Many times you will be able to find a campsite that is fairly far apart from the nearest neighbors.  We also like the site across the river from the scenic bluff just a ways down from the RV park because it is great for wading and to set up a lawn chair farm in the water.  The soothing swimming holes are located further downstream from that location and usually are not very crowded.   They do have restrooms on site and there is a water station up by the RV park entrance so this is not full on primitive camping, it is just that the actual campsites have no electricity or water.  This part of the Hill Country features the bluffs you are familiar with in the Guadalupe River Basin, but it has lowland forests with pecans, oaks and other species instead of all the Cypress trees you see south of here. The camp also could be used as a put in point for a kayak trip down to Sulphur Springs Camp (~7.5 miles) where you will pass Barefoot Falls, or down to Colorado Bend State Park (~14 miles), the home of Gorman Falls. This ranch has a lot of recreational activity options on this very nice stretch of the river, but don’t forget this is the Colorado so the water will not be as clear as the Guadalupe River even though it still is a good place to come out and play. Be sure to call ahead for directions, and for info about river conditions and put in and take out locations and fees. They also have RV sites available if you don’t feel like tent camping.

One Response to “Barefoot Camp”

  1. Reba Humphrey Green says:

    My father Bob Humphrey,Otto Humphrey, Dee Humphrey and brother in law O.L. Carlile, Jim Hearn would take their families over 40 years ago to this area there was nothing but Mr. Barefoot’s family there, his cattle and God’s beautiful gift. We were blessed to be allowed to share this.our father passed away when my brother and I were 11 and 12. I’m in my 50’s now those memories we cherish dearly.we would spend at least two to three weeks at a time every year from the time my brother was born 1960.

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Location Details:

Barefoot Camp
795 County Road 444
Bend, TX 76824
(325) 628-3395

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