Old Camp Joy

Lakefront Storybook Vacation Cottages for Rent
- beautiful pastoral lakefront setting
- finest breads, cakes and pastries from scratch
- media free and non-smoking

Welcome back to Old Camp Joy!
First established in 1959 and now rebuilt in 2015
Our storybook cottages offer a pleasing and well-appointed setting for lakeside retreats. Boat trailer parking is available and beautiful Cedar Springs boat launch is just minutes away. Other amenities include, central heating and air conditioning, excellent well water, handmade breads, cakes and pastries on a preorder basis and electric fireplaces for cozy evenings. One of the cottages is wheelchair friendly and a laundry house will soon be open. Private decks overlooking the lake are furnished with comfortable deck chairs and tables. Open lofts with uniquely hand painted vaulted ceilings ensure you won't experience cabin fever if the weather keeps your gathering indoors! Enjoy the natural setting from oversized windows in our vintage style brand new cottages. Each one is named and furnished to tell a story from history, so we hope you'll leave, maybe having learned something new! We look forward to serving you should you choose to stay with us!

Birds, Bees and Butterflies

Woodlands, meadows and plenty of fresh water make Old Camp Joy a magnificent habitat for a vast and diverse variety of birds. Several species of ducks populate the lake along with Great Blue Herons and Egrets. Summertime brings the steady march of turtles up from the lake, ready to lay their eggs. Come fall, hundreds of gorgeous white Pelicans fill our bay, coming and going with regularity through winter. Especially in spring you’ll enjoy the din of nesting song birds all around the cottages in the trees and shrubbery. We are continually adding more flowering vines and trees which draw hummingbirds, honey bees, bumble bees and of course lots of butterflies! Mockingbirds, scissor-tailed flycatchers, bluebirds, mourning doves and so many more make our camp a little piece of heaven on earth. Several gigantic snags within clear sight all three cottages allow our guests to sit and enjoy their morning coffee as they follow the sound to identify various woodpeckers, such as the Pileated Wood Pecker. So bring your camera and binoculars! We’d love to hear what you discover during your stay with us!


Lake O the Pines is known as one of the best fishing lakes in Texas. And we’re on one of the very best fishing spots on the lake. Many tournament winning fish have been caught right in our cove. Check out this web link to get all the information you need about the lake itself and the species of fish here.
Launch your boat just minutes away at Cedar Springs Boat ramp or just bring a lawn chair, relax and cast from our beach. We’ll have the grill ready!
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