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3 Reasons Why Mystic Quarry Campground Will Please Everyone in Your Tribe

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For most people, the mere mention of the word, “camping” elicits one of two reactions: Either, “Right on! When do we leave?” or  “Ugh. Why should I give up my comfortable bed to go live in nature?” Good news: Mystic Quarry resort-style campground can satisfy each of these types of people (and everyone in between).

Located in the community of Canyon Lake, just a mile from the Guadalupe River and a stone’s throw from the lake, sits Mystic Quarry. The first of its kind in the area, Mystic Quarry is modeled loosely after such campgrounds as El Cosmico in Marfa. The owners, Jim and Courtney Trent, both avid outdoorsmen and campers, left high-octane, stressful careers in pursuit of a more meaningful existence and more time spent in nature.

Before this site was Mystic Quarry, it was a run-of-the-mill campground with RV spots and aging army barrack “cottages” that, aside from boasting a good location for river and lake activities, seriously lacked in style and charm. When the Trents first saw the location, they were able to overlook the surface flaws and see beyond to what could potentially be a hip, modern camping experience in the Texas Hill Country.

Situated on twenty one acres, Mystic Quarry offers guests the option of staying in one of 15 modern, resort-quality “tiny houses,” five romantic tipis, nine cottages (which are pet-friendly) as well as RV sites with full hookups and primitive spots as well. The whole concept behind Mystic Quarry is to create a place to recharge–whether you’re visiting from one of the nearby large cities in Texas or from your neighborhood down the road. With its expansive nighttime sky views, resort-style amenities and bed and breakfast feel, Mystic Quarry is sure to please everyone in your tribe.

Here are three reasons to check it out:

1. It’s family friendly.

kid friendly
Photo: Jenny Webster Jurica

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