El Rancho Cima

El Rancho Cima is located on the Devil’s Backbone in the hill country, just 15 miles west of San Marcos, TX close to Wimberley, TX. The property was purchased in 1953, and consists of 2,680 acres of mountainous terrain covered by an umbrella of cedars and hardwoods. El Rancho Cima has a variety of unique programs and camping experiences including summer camp at Cockrell River Camp and Walter Scout Camp at Horseshoe Bend and weekend camping opportunities for Boy Scout troops and Venturing crews. Visit the online trading post to purchase camp hats, shirts and more.

For a nominal fee, troops and crews can reserve a weekend campsite and enjoy zip lining, shooting sports, horseback riding, backpacking, outdoor skills training, and general unit camping activities. Weekend camping is closed during the summer camp. El Rancho Cima is located at 5800 Ranch Road 32, Fischer, TX 78623.


Online Trading Post

  • youth and adult t-shirts
  • youth and adult pants
  • outer wear
  • active wear
  • caps and more

Cockrell River Camp

  • 14 individual campsites, shaded by 75-year old native pecan and black walnut trees
  • 1.5 miles of Blanco River front perfect for swimming, canoeing, rowing, and fishing
  • state-of-the-art .22 rifle and five-stand shotgun range
  • 40 foot climbing and rappelling tower



Walter Scout Camp at Horseshoe Bend

  • horse rides
  • rifle and shotgun ranges
  • numerous hiking trails
  • 12 campsites shaded by 75-year old native pecan and black walnut trees

For Questions Contact

Cockrell River Camp

2014 Camp Director Derek Spier 713-825-3100
2014 Program Director Will Doss 281-415-6979
2014 Office Manager Kelsey McLeland 713-515-0023

Horseshoe Bend Camp

2014 Camp Director Pat Whitnel 713-826-0322
2014 Program Director Ryan McMillan  
2014 Office Manager Geri Butler  

Rough Riders

Camp Director Mary Stringer 361-876-8990

Camping Services

Camp Reservations Tami Kinn 713-756-3309
Office Assistant Jason Oliver 713-865-9123
Staff Advisor Brett Lee 713-756-3306