Central Texas has two great LGBT campgrounds within driving distance from Baylor and Mary Hardin Baylor. So whether you are a student (you must be 18), a professor or an alumnus, you are always welcome as these fun recreational areas.






3218 Canaan Church Road
Crawford, Texas 76638
254-486-0032 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily

Clothing-optional members-only retreat exclusively for gay & bi men. Located on a private farm in rural Crawford near Waco. The first phase of the retreat covers about two acres and features a two-story pool house containing five fully-furnished rooms with full kitchens; an 18′ x 36′ swimming pool; onsite parking; free WiFi and a Rec Center. Buildings include a video and game lounge; drink vending machine; clothes lockers; personal items lockers; a steam room; large, open shower room and restroom facilities; a bunk room with six roll away beds and lockers; seven hostel-style sleeping cubicles; and an outdoor sunning/smoking patio surrounded by a high-fence. Massages are available. The retreat’s second phase, will encompass an additional three acres accommodating about fifteen RV/travel trailer pad sites with utility connections and a central waste dump station and approximately ten camp sites. A third phase will transform an existing farm tool shed into a bar & grill serving three meals daily. It should open by Summer 2017. Only about 30 miles from Waco and Baylor, and about 40 miles from Belton and Mary Hardin-Baylor.


162 LCR 800
Groesbeck, Texas 76642


Rainbow Ranch is a gay and lesbian campgrounds near Groesbeck on Lake Limestone. It was voted the best weekend getaway for the past 8 years by readers of the Dallas voice. The campgrounds includes a 1600 square foot pavilion, designated campsites, cabins, RV hookups with water and electric, hot showers, a pool table, air hockey, big screen TV, swimming pool, nature trails, canoes, three fishing piers and a sand volleyball and basketball courts. Special events are held throughout the year. Only about 40 miles from Baylor and Waco, and about 77 from Belton and Mary Hardin Baylor.

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