Lake Travis North - Volente
This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Leander, TX
Max Rig Size
< 30 (ft)
Max Nights Per Stay
Same Day Requests
If you are a HOST, let us know when making a request (even if we show busy) - we will bend over backwards for hosts. We own a 2 acre lot with a large "commercial building" on it that was built to contain our RVs. The commercial building and associated RV parking has multiple power options. No sewer facilities at this time. Our residence is on 100% water collection - we have no well, city water, or any other source for our water. We do ask that guests are reasonable about water consumption and make ABSOLUTELY sure that all hoses and fittings do not leak. Suggested Local Attractions: We are about 5 minutes away from Volente water park - which is a great (low cost) water park for kids and adults. This water park also offers lake access. We are one public access Lake Travis park - Cypress Creek Park which provides shore access and a boat ramp. Other parks nearby are Hippie Hollow and Sandy Creek. We are < 10 minutes away from the Oasis on Lake Travis where sunsets are the specialty. I will be here to get you parked and prefer to communicate (once booked) through TEXT so you'll have my attention. Please be respectful of our time via keeping an accurate appointment of when you'll land here... Changes in plans - we all deal with those, just communicate them, we need to be present to get you parked.
Vehicle Suitability Information
Electric Hookup: 50A
Outdoor Cooking Allowed
Separate Tow Vehicle Parking
Campfire Ring Provided
Here are our Rules that we've learned as hosts: * We will not accept guests that do not have full profile information (you're staying at our home). We respect your privacy, but limited profiles give us pause. Yes, we need a photo of you and your rig - basically to make sure that you're the party that made the reservation. No, we won't negotiate. Yes, we realize you may be in witness protection or have a secret identity. * We no longer accept package deliveries. Sorry. Blame guests that couldn't keep it "reasonable". * I have kids. I have dogs. Keep the kids and dogs on our property (almost 2 acres). * We ask that you stay on our property unless traveling to/from the campsite via car. Everything here is private property (including the road) and we're respectful of our neighbors. Please don't walk our neighborhood past 9pm - it's very safe, we just don't want to be responsible for getting the attention of the neighbors. * There are "off leash" dogs in the area that we do not control. We ask that your pets be well behaved socially with other animals and other humans. If they are not, please limit their time outside of your RV and let us know that your pet doesn't care for interaction. * Our property is subject to "burn ban" at any time and has a substantial amount of trees, so please talk to us first about having a fire in our fire ring and how we can do that properly. * We are non-smokers. If you smoke, we expect all evidence of smoking to be property disposed of. * We leave all sites in the same condition or better than how we found them, we expect the same.
We have 100% covered parking for most small rigs (vans, sprinters, etc). And we have a covered space on an improved surface (rock). Or place is private, your rig can't be seen from the main road and we are on a "private drive". Our private drive is an up-slope, which may cause large rigs to drag in rear, so please contact us if you have anything approaching 30' or have had clearance issues in back. I will be here to get you backed in, so please provide me an ETA on your arrival 24 hours in advance. If it changes, just update us.
Hosted By dcg9381
Hobbiest, handiman, pilot, and engineer (she's a musician) Details: I'm a working (non-retired) engineer. Most of my work is at a desk, but I'm also pretty capable handyman, pilot, and have had lots of hobbies (perhaps too many). I've owned a bunch of RVs ranging from truck campers to 40' 5th wheel toy haulers and most things in between. I have a wonderful spouse who has been a professional musician and still actively sings in a local band. We enjoy wine, beer, and socializing as our schedules allow. Our profile picture is a bit playful, we're both working professionals, but keep it Austin "weird" every now and then. We've spent the last 2-3 years focused on build our home and property, but enjoy the water quite a bit, do Austin music things, and are fairly social when not working. I've owned all sorts of RVs, Class-A, Class-C, 5th wheel, and recently we've downsides to a truck camper, which allows us to do more frequent short trips. Home Town: We've been in Austin for more than 20 years. We often spend 2-4 weeks per year in Michigan (near Traverse City) and avoid some of the Texas summer. I grew up in both Texas and Michigan. I lived in Lago Vista for more than 10 years and I'm very familiar with Lake Travis. We live in NW Austin, near Volente. Technically we're just outside the city limits of Austin, which affords us the ability to do things with our property (like install RV hookups). Favorite Boondocking Locations: I've built 2 homes from raw land - those generally start as long term boondocking adventures with a generator and large water tank. Mobile boondocking I have not done a lot of. Favorite locations here (on Lake Travis) - Muleshoe Bend and Turkey bend. Skills or Expertise to Share: I'm pretty familiar with RV construction, most RV systems, and repairs/maintenance. I'm generally considered a handyman (not what I do for a living). I'm familiar with most residential systems and have done substantial work in residential electrical and 12V RV/marine/auto electrical. I work full time - and my time is pretty limited, but happy to "take a look" or give advice where appropriate. I am into "green" and "off grid" technologies. I've installed several residential solar systems, our current home is 100% rain water collection, and is setup to function for weeks without utilities. I've been involved with aviation for more than 30 years. I'm licensed to fly planes, high performance planes, float planes, and gliders. I've also flown gyrocopters and helicopters.
Availability for RV Camping
References for this location from other RVers
1 month ago
We spent a few days here over Thanksgiving and couldn't have asked for a better stay. Darin greeted us right by the main road and directed us in to the spot with power and water easily accessed. The spot itself was flat with easy access in and out. Plenty of conveniences nearby and Austin just a short drive for a visit as well. Couldn't have asked for a better way to spend our Thanksgiving - thank you Darin!
2 months ago
Darin was very easy to communicate with and helped us get settled in their excellent Boondockers space with 30 amp service! We would love to stay again in the future. Beautiful area close to the lake and Austin.
2 months ago
This was not only an awesome location, but amazing humans. Would definitely stay again. Highly recommend￼
2 months ago
Excellent stay! Spent 3 beautiful nights here. Pretty easy to find and park. Darin (and neighbors) are very kind and helpful. Didn’t have the pleasure of meeting Colleen but heard she was just as awesome. Grateful for the water, electricity, and covered parking. Close to plenty of stores, restaurants, and parks. Explored nearby Sandy Creek Park (great views) and the nature trails at Twin Creeks Park, Spicewood Valley, and Canyon Creek. Even got to enjoy a Longhorns basketball game. Highly recommend and we'll be back whenever in Austin!
2 months ago
darien and colleen we AWESOME! not only was Darren super helpful with hook ups, restaurant suggestions, and overall RV maintenance. But COLLEEN has an absolute incredible voice and we had the opportunity to get to see her perform. What a wonderful few days we had with this awesome family. Highly recommend!! thankyou again￼￼