Escondido Ranch

 
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Escondido Ranch

Location

Installation
Kingsville Naval Air Station, Kingsville, TX
GPS Coordinates
28.1138, -98.7245
Location Information
Kingsville Naval Air Station, TX

Directions

Directions
Located in the Southwest corner of McMullen County Texas, 25 mile outside of Freer, TX. Take US 59 and SH44 South from Freer. 3.2 miles south of Freer turn right of the SH44 West towards Enicanal. Travel 8.5 miles until you see Duval county road 401. Turn right on Duval cr401. Travel down 401 for 13. miles, this road dead ends at the ranch. There is only one fork in this road, stay on the right.

Contact Information

Phone Number
(830) 373-4419
Mailing Address
Escondido Ranch, Attn: Reservations, PO Box 1810, Freer, TX 78357-1810
Email Address
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Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV. DoD Civilians.
Season
Year round.
Reservations
Required.
Campground Information
Dump available. Cottage and Lodge rates vary on hunting season and type of accommodation. ONLY 50amp service outlets.
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Tent Area
  • Hunting

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
RV Sites
12
W/50A
$10
$?
$?
Tent
Unlimited
None
$2
$?
$?
Cottages/Lodge
31
Full
$5 - $25
$?
$?

Other Information

Weather Information

RemoteĀ campground. Great hunting camp.

Map

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User reviews

3 reviews

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2.4
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2.3  (3)
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3.0  (3)
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2.3  (3)
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2.3  (3)
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1.3
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19 Nov 07

The manager was very nice and showed us the open area to park. He warned that water was limited (only a small well with a lot of minerals) and the sewer system was not working properly (probably due to no water). I was the second RVer to visit in the last 6 months. This is primarily a hunting area, not for general recreational use. The Ranch is a very "out of the way" place with marginal dirt/gravel roads. The small community of Freer is the nearest location for food, etc and not too far away in miles but due to road conditions, it takes a long time (almost an hour) to get there. Your RV will get covered in dirt and develop rattles on the rough roads that are used by oilfield equipment. The only gritters we saw were a few birds and a giant (6+ foot) rattle snake grawling across the road. The weather conditions were very dry, windy, dusty. I don't know why this RV park is kept open unless there are a lot of NAS Kingsville government employees that hunt there. I was born and raised in the country, and enjoy the out of doors, but this place is just too rustic/primitive for most.

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Oct 2006

Oct 06 - The ranch has had great improvements. Improvements are always in the works, new staff along with a new ranch manager are hard chargers and will take care of you. Water issue has been fixed and I recommend a hunt here.

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Nov 2005

Nov 05 - This place is a dump! Discourage anyone from going there unless your trying to avoid the law. We ruined one tire going down that bumpy-butt 13 mile gravel road to get to the "campground". The on-duty staff couldn't get the water turned on. There was cows pies throughout the campground. Cacti growing out of the barbecue grills and weeds and cockle burs everywhere. This is a hunting camp - not to be confused or characterized as an RV campground, even though they have hookups. Very desolate - if you go, take all your provisions. Three or four junked out, personal vehicles greet you as you enter the campground. NASCC hasn't spent any money on this place in years.

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