Blue River Camp Review & Rating

Texas Outside Rating: 9.0

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Blue River Camp Overview:

Review and Rating of Blue River Camp in Kingsbury, Texas

If you're looking for a fun and unique glamping experience then you need to check out Blue River Camp.  Glamping is the new fad and it means glorious or luxury camping - to me, it means camping without the pain of having to set up a tent, sleep on an air mattress that leaks, and not have any water or electricity.  

Blue River Camp has tents for overnight rental, a couple cabins to rent, and some really cool tiki cabanas on the San Marcos River, and several amenites, including the San Marcos River for tubing, fishing, swimming, or just relaxing. 

Blue River Camp is part of Best Texas Travel which has several really cool vacation rental properties ranging from treehouses to tents to tipis.  Read about our fun Weekend Adventure at Son's Island, which is Blue River Camp's sister property in Seguin.  

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Amenities and Fun Things To Do:

When we visited Blue River Camp in early 2018 they had just opened and we had a blast - read about our stay at Blue River Camp.  We stayed in one of the glamping tents which had two soft double beds, fans, and a small table.  Outside each tent is a picnic table, water spicket, and electric hookups.

There were 18 glamping tents and more were planned.  On the bank of the San Marcos River are one and two-story tiki cabanas for rent.  Each of the cabanas has a fan, chairs and tables, a Webber grill, picnic table, hammock, and water and electric.  On the edge and sometimes in the River are picnic tables, chairs, and canopies for rent. 

Some of the other amenities at Blue River Camp include:

  • restrooms and showers
  • large fire pit
  • sand volleyball court
  • tube rental including a shuttle service

All of the above make for a very fun and unique weekend or day visit for families or a get together with friends.

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A Typical Texas Outsider Day:

During our visit, our typical day was started by driving into nearby Kingsbury (less than 5 minutes) for a big breakfast.  Breakfast was followed by:

  • swimming and playing in the San Marcos River
  • some dominos and cards
  • a lively volleyball game
  • relaxing in the hammock
  • grilling burgers on the Webber

After dinner in Kingsbury, we would play games and roast marshmallows around the firepit.  Then a good night's sleep in the tent followed by a beautiful sunrise with the wind rustling the leaves and birds singing.

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Cool Nearby Activities:

When we visited we didn't have time or any desire to explore any nearby activities.

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Texas Outside Favorite Sites: We like the glamping tents closest to the river.

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Texas Outside Campground Rating System

Texas Outside uses a tough rating scale and it’s difficult for a campground to get a “10”.  Each park is rated on:

  • Scenic Beauty: a campground that is flat with no trees or character gets a “1” and hills, lots of trees, beautiful lake site, and lush ground cover gets a “10”
  • Park Condition:  the cleaner, well kept, and maintained campgrounds receive high scores
  • Amenities: we are looking for lots of amenities like restrooms, dump stations, playgrounds, boat ramps, shelters, concession stand, rental toys, and more.
  • Campsites:  low scores are given for sites that are right next to each other (good for getting to know your neighbors, but not what we’re looking for when we’re camping); have no lantern holder, no water or electricity, no fire pit, no grill, or no picnic table (or it’s rotten wood); have no trees and no view; the ground cover is crushed rock (my bare feet hate that stuff!); and they require a lot of work to get your rig level.
  • Things To Do: Bonus points are given for campgrounds that offer lots of fun things to do at the park or very nearby – this includes: biking, hiking, climbing, boating, entertainment, golf, swimming, fishing, volleyball, horseshoes, and more