Salt Cedar Ranch
This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Gordon, TX
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Max Nights Per Stay
Same Day Requests
We're offering a place to overnight on our small ranch here in Gordon, Texas. As we've learned in our new travel trailer experiences - Texas is kind of a wasteland of limited-to-no state-owned or federally-owned locations for camping. We would like to provide our fellow RV travellers an option west the DFW metroplex. There's not a whole lot of local sightseeing attractions, but we do have Lake Mineral Wells State park (45 min to the northwest), Possum Kingdom Lake (45 minutes to the north) and Lale Palo Pinto (15 minutes). We also have the old mining/brick making site & museum of Thurber, TX just a few minutes away. The main attraction we feel we have is just a convenient place to stay just off I20 (3 miles) on your way through Texas. We have a small 80 ranch which is available for hiking and biking (with the warning that everything out here has a thorn! 😁). There are a few good restaurants nearby and in 2023 the new Palo Pinto State Park will open.
Vehicle Suitability Information
Electric Hookup: 30A
Separate Tow Vehicle Parking
Campfire Ring Provided
Outdoor Cooking Allowed
Offleash Area for Pets
• Please call about one hour ahead of arrival so we can make sure gate is open. Cell service is VERY spotty so don't wait to call when at the gate. • Generators are good before 10pm • Pets are OK as long as you have them under STRICT control - we have cows, and dogs chasing cows out here in the country is a SERIOUS offense. • Please check in with us prior to going out on the property. • Close all gates behind you or leave them as you found them. • We have water and 30amp hookups available with prior arrangement • Sound carries VERY well out here, so please no loud music/parties.
We have two sites available - both have gravel pads. One by the house and another by the barn. The gravel sites are year-round accessible, but we have plenty of space off-gravel (during dry weather) for those who like to boondock. The all-gravel sites will require some backing during wet weather. There is a gate at the entrance so contact us BEFORE arrival (one hour prior). Google Maps will most likely bring you in on Jefferson/Cemetary Rd across the railroad tracks - if you're driving a longer rig (>30') you may want to come in from the north on Gordon Cemetery Rd. from FM2692. You can also cross over the tracks at Main St and take E Crockett all the way back to Jefferson. Don't turn prior to Jefferson despite what your GPS may say - sharp turns and trees.
Hosted By Salt_Cedar
Hello Travelers! We have been RV'ers for the past couple of years and have really enjoyed seeing the sights, but we've come to realize we live in a great state that, unfortunately, doesn't have much in the way of public and State lands for campers. We decided to try to offer our place as a stopover for fellow travelers and also explore the country off the beaten path of standard RV parks. Sonja and I enjoy outdoor activities, including biking and hiking and (in the past) horseback riding. I'm also a motorcycle traveler and enjoy swapping stories with fellow Moto campers. We have a Jayco Octane 28' toy hauler which we carry our bikes, kayaks and motorcycle (single, not plural unfortunately ;-). We have one dog (currently) and some barn cats wandering around the place. We also have a small number of cows which help us keep the grass mowed. Our place is 80 acres here in Palo Pinto County which is not quite halfway between Dallas and Abilene. The campsites we offer are simply a place to stop and set up your rig. One gravel spot is available and there are numerous dirt/grass sites which are available in good (dry) weather. There are some restaurants in the nearby towns and there is the historic Thurber brick making museum and location a few minutes away. The nearest Walmart is 30 minutes away, Ft. Worth is 1 hour to the east, and there are a couple of lakes (Lake Palo Pinto [15 minutes], Lake Mineral Wells State Park [45 minutes], and Possum Kingdom Lake [45 minutes]) in the surrounding areas. In 2023, we're expecting the new Palo Pinto State Park to open.
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References for this location from other RVers
6 days ago
I loved my two night stay here in rural Texas. Sonja went on a hike with me up to an overlook and pointed out other areas to hike. It was convenient for a day trip into Ft Worth and quiet. Enjoyed meeting the animals. The train was distant and did not disturb my sleep.
1 week ago
We stayed for two nights on our way east. 30 amp hook-up was excellent but did require some leveling and there are trains, with horns, that pass nearby multiple times a day. Steve and Sonja were very helpful showing us the property and a fantastic trail up to a bluff overlooking the surrounding area too.
3 weeks ago
Sweet place in Tx. that resembles a old cowboy village. Allows your ear drums a rest. Thanks for the starry night & full moon.
2 months ago
Great hosts, just getting setup but they already have power and a fire ring available. Needed a rest and this was the perfect spot to spend 2 nights and rest!
2 months ago
Relatively quick overnight stay. Very welcoming hosts even though we ran a little later than we had hoped. Very quiet and a good night’s rest off the road. Thank you!