Visiting Llama Land in Tool, Texas was a highlight for us, so I’m not sure why I haven’t written about it. We found this awesome camping spot in the app, Hipcamp. If you’ve not used it yet, check them out. We don’t love all the app fees. But we do like finding great campsites in places that normally we wouldn’t get to go. These camps are generally in people’s yards or fields. They’re private areas that they’ve decided to open up for a minimal cost. We also stayed with a bee keeper in Florida, who taught us to make kombucha. That was a lot of fun too.
Anyway, I’ll get back to visiting Llama Land. We went there in December, 2020 on our way from Colorado Springs to see my sister in Louisiana. As I drove, Steve searched our usual apps for a place to boondock. He didn’t find anything he loved, so he checked out Hipcamp and found this treasure! It cost $28 a night to stay there. And, honestly, if our plans had allowed it, we could have easily stayed a couple or even three nights. Just to get a better idea of what it’s like to actually be on a llama farm.
If you’d like to book your own stay at Llama Land…click here. (We’re not sponsored by Hipcamp or Llama Land. We just loved it there!)
All About visiting Llama Land
Judy and her husband raised their family on these 300 acres, where the llamas now live. At one point they had 300 llamas, but during our visit, the headcount remained at 38. That includes this cute baby, who wasn’t shy at all!
Judy participates in Hipcamp with 20 different campsites. Ours was luxurious with a fire pit, two picnic tables and a couple of cozy Adirondack chairs. We also had access to a super cute outhouse and a friendly cat named Pumpkin. Steve totally wanted to take Pumpkin on the road with us. They became fast friends, but somehow the thought of kidnapping a cat didn’t seem like the best idea we’ve ever had.
However, there’s the very real possibility that Pumpkin would never be missed, as she’s one of 19 cats that live on the farm. I wonder if they all had names or if they just all answer to Pumpkin!
A not so fun fact about visiting Llama Land is that one night a pack of wild dogs attacked the llamas, killing 16 of them. After that terrible night, Judy purchased four Pyrenees dogs who look after the llamas at night. They also bring the llamas into the barn at night now, further reducing the risk of attack. I guess that wild dog attacks are a real part of farm life. But I can’t imagine waking up to that kind of carnage. Yikes.
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Arriving at Camp
Upon our arrival, Judy and her son met us at the gate. We followed their four-wheeler to our campsite. Once parked, we got to meet and feed the llamas. What a great experience for Steve and I. I’m not even sure what to write about it, since I’ve never feed llamas before. And certainly never taken selfies with them. But this bunch of wildlings sure did make us smile a lot.
We wandered through the field, exploring other campsites and even meeting a horse. I can’t remember a more fulfilling evening. Cute animals are just good for the soul! However, one llama did spit some grass at me, so that wasn’t great. But in all reality, spitting is probably inevitable around llamas.
This fun overnight stop says all there is to know about full-time truck camper life. Seriously, it does! On the spur of the moment, we had a wonderful stay. No planning, no fuss and tons of smiles. I never knew llamas would be so willing to walk on up and take a selfie with me! They seemed to love the attention, though. Great fun for them and great fun for us.
Adventure on the road that’s what visiting Llama Land in Tool, Texas epitomizes for me!
Did the llamas spit? Or is that not a thing.
They spit! On me…not on Steve. 🤣🤣