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Lightning Ranch RV Park can be found in Pipe Creek, Texas, and is nestled in between San Antonio, Bandera, and Boerne. They offer a total of 47 RV sites on their 70-acre property for guests to rent for short and long-term stays. The property also has a pasture and stable where guests can stable their horses if they would like. Because of its central location, Lightning Ranch is less than an hour away from some of Texas's more well-known attractions, including places like Bandera Natural History Museum, which is found in the town of Bandera, Hill Country State Natural Area, and Government Canyon State Natural Area.
There are a grand total of 76-acres that make up Lightning Ranch RV Park. On the property, there are 47 RV spaces available to the public. Several amenities that can be found in the RV park are open to the guests, such as public bathrooms with showers, horse stables, and a laundry and recreation center that are all on-site.
Each RV site is available for both long-term and short-term and offer daily, weekly, and monthly rentals to visitors depending on how long they would like to stay. The RV spaces are able to hold a mobile home as well as other vehicles and provides complete hookup services, including water, electrical, and sewer stations. For visitors planning on staying for a longer time, laundry machines can be found for their convenience. On the campground's website, there is mention of adding onto the property in the future. The horse stables are near the RV sites and allow guests to bring their horses and keep them housed at the stables instead of having to keep them in the trailers all day long.
Beyond the property line, one can find the small town of Pipe Creek, with less than 1,000 residents living in the area. The city is smaller in comparison to the neighboring towns. Around 30 minutes away to the southeast, guests can travel by car to the La Cantera mall, which is found in San Antonio. San Antonio is much larger and home to the Alamo. There are also a number of state parks that are nearby, like Hill Country State Natural Area and Government Canyon State Natural Area. Bandera is another close location that can offer several interesting attractions like a rodeo that happens seasonally. Due to the location of Pipe Creek and Lightning Ranch RV Park, there tends to be more to offer regarding outdoor activities than there are city attractions.
The owners of Lightning Ranch RV Park strive to create an environment that is friendly for all of the guests that spend time here. The staff take steps and make an effort to create an atmosphere at Lighting Ranch that can help visitors feel more like they are part of a community. The property reports that they have a number of guests that return and comment on the cleanliness of the facilities and the outdoor scenery that surrounds the RV park. A review from a previous visitor says, "The staff is very friendly and helpful! The clubhouse is a great place to get out of your camper and enjoy company or watch the deer as they come up to the property to feed at one of the feeders. Very quiet."
Pipe Creek is a much smaller town compared to the surrounding cities like Bandera and Boerne, but due to the location, it is not a long drive to get to either of those places or the other cities in the area. Bandera is less than 15 minutes away by car and has several restaurants and attractions. Bandera, though it isn't much larger than Pipe Creek, offers several museums like Bandera Natural History Museum, which displays dinosaur exhibits of fossils and artifacts that have been found in the local area. There are a couple of bars that embrace the historical past of Bandera, where guests can buy food, beer, and wine, such as Wild Horse Saloon and Red Horse Saloon.
Boerne is larger than both Bandera and Pipe Creek and is about a 20-minute drive away by car. In Boerne, one can find restaurants like The Dodging Duck Brewhaus and Restaurant and The Creek Restaurant.
Lightning Ranch RV Park first opened to the public about two years ago in 2019. Even though the park is still relatively new, the owners, Brian and Robyn Capps are not new to the RV campground business and have experience in the field. Lightning Ranch is the second campground that the Capps has created and opened. Brian and Robyn say they do their best to create a community feels while helping visitors enjoy the nature that surrounds Pipe Creek, Texas. Before the grounds became known as Lightning Ranch RV Park, it was just an arena and a small ranch where locals could ride horses.