Circle J Guest Ranch

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$40.00 USD per night, starting at.

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8922 FM 1861, Eustace, TX, 75124

The Circle J Guest Ranch, LLC is an inclusive welcoming establishment for all freethinking and open-minded adult males 21 y/o and above. Gay owned and operated, our guests come from all walks of life, races, spiritual disciplines and sexual orientations. We strive to provide a safe and relaxing, and kid-free retreat to all our guests. We are conveniently located halfway between Canton and Athens, Texas on over 100 acres.  Lots of untouched wilderness, natural springs and a two-and-a-half-acre spring fed pond with a huge waterside deck for fishing, swimming, paddle boating, canoeing or simply soaking up the sun. We offer full hook-up RV sites, rentable camping trailers, and several private rooms for overnight accommodations, as well as several water and electric only RV sites. We have almost unlimited primitive tent camping, as well as a number of tent sites with water and electric service.  Other amenities include a well-appointed unisex restroom and shower facility, picnic areas, fire bowls, RV dump station and a clubhouse to name a few. Enjoy nearby attractions that include the East Texas Arboretum & Botanical Society, East Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, and Canton Texas' "First Monday Trade Days". Whether it's for a quick get-away, or an extended vacation we hope to see you soon!

Last Updated: 05/28/2024

RV Sites

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Full Hook-up (30 Amp) $45.00 $210.00 $480.00 See More Choose Your Site
Full Hook-up (50 Amp) $50.00 $260.00 $600.00 See More Choose Your Site
Water & Electric (30 Amp) $40.00 $185.00 $420.00 See More Choose Your Site
Water & Electric (50 Amp) $45.00 $235.00 $540.00 See More Choose Your Site
Tent Sites

Nightly cost is per tent. 4 tents per site maximum.

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Electric Tent Sites $35.00 Choose Your Site
Primitive $30.00 Choose Your Site
Rentable RVs/camping trailers

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
The Sunnybrook $100.00 $525.00 Choose Your Site
The Tracker $90.00 Choose Your Site
Private Rooms

Sleeps 2. $10 per pet non-refundable cleaning fee. 2 pets maximum.

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Bedroom one $100.00 $575.00 Choose Your Site
Bedroom two $100.00 $575.00 Choose Your Site
Efficiency Suite $140.00 Choose Your Site
Garden View Suite $110.00 $648.00 Choose Your Site

Age restriction

We are an adults only venue, (21 years and up)

Park Rules

We are open to the adult male (21+yo) public when not hosting private functions. Our goal is to provide a safe and enjoyable facility for all our guests. To that end we have put together a list of basic rules, and behavioral guidelines. These rules and guidelines are annumerated below. 1. Respect one another. Respect the property and your hosting staff. Harassment of any kind will not be tolerated. 2. Possession, use, or distribution of illegal substances is strictly forbidden. Those found to be in possession of, or under the influence of, Methamphetamines or other “hard drugs” will be asked to leave immediately and will be barred from future reservations. 3. Do Not litter. This includes, but is not limited to drink containers, food wrappers, AND cigarette butts. If you brought it in, you can carry it out. Trash receptacles are provided around the property. 4. Keep the peace. Do not cause, provoke, or engage in public conflicts or fights. Aggressive behavior will result in being asked to leave the property. Repeated occurrences will result in being barred from future visits. 5. Keep your pets under control. We have free range fowl and other animals that may be tempting for dogs not accustomed to country life. If your pet is not getting along well with others, we reserve to right to require they be restrained. 6. We believe strongly in freedom of thought and expression but bullying and hate speech will not be tolerated. 7. Drink responsibly. 8. Do not photograph other guests without their permission. 9. Drive carefully and stay on established roads and driving paths only. 10. Do not feed pets, livestock or wildlife. 11. Do not remove, modify, or destroy any animals or plants whether naturally occurring or placed here by the staff or ownership. 12. Please keep glass containers away from pool, pond, and other areas where people may be barefoot. 13. Boots, or at least full coverage shoes, are recommended while moving about the property. Thorny vegetation, scorpions, snakes and other possible hazards can be avoided with proper protective footwear. 14. Do not dump black water from RVs. 15. Park only in designated areas. 16. Please keep any sexual activity private and out of view of other guests. Our goal is to provide a safe, peaceful, and playful, retreat for all our guests. Please report any violations of these guidelines to our staff to help maintain a safe and pleasant environment for all.


Pets Allowed



Dirt Roads

Hike / Bike Campsites


Community Showers

Drinking Water

Fire Ring / Grill

Water Hookups

Community Fire Pit

RV Sanitation

Picnic Area

Community Restrooms

Back-in RV Sites

RV Hookup

Dump Station

Sewer Hookups

Fire Pit

Pet Friendly

Slide Outs

50 Amps

30 Amps

Beer/Wine Tasting

Kayaking & Canoeing






Horseback Riding



Swimming Outdoors

Wildlife Viewing

Pet Friendly

LGBTIQ Friendly

Tent Camping



8922 FM 1861, Eustace, TX, 75124
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  • First Monday Trade Days in Canton, Tx (15 minutes from the Circle J).

First Monday Trade days is one of the country’s largest open air flee markets. Trades days happens on the weekend preceding the first Monday of each month.

  • East Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center 

Interactive wetlands trail, Aquaria & Exhibits, Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame, Educational Programming, and Production hatchery

  • East Texas Arboretum & Botanical Society 

Over 100 acres of East Texas nature and beauty.  


Overall Rating: 4.8

Mark Parthie

I've stayed at Circle J probably about 8 times over the past ten to twelve years. My recent visit was great. Very relaxing. The guys have recently put a lot of work into improving the ranch and visitor facilities, and it shows. If you haven't been there before you should definitely check them out. If it's been a while since you've visited you'll be pleasantly surprised and the improvements. Its a great weekend getaway in East Texas.


Wonderful trail and swimming in the pond for our dog- as well as a supportive host

Tom Butler-Martinez

It was a nice quiet experience. Unfortunately there were not a lot of peopel there to enjoy the time.

Tom Butler-Martinez

Wonderful time! Watching the turkey shoot was fun! My partner enjoyed the chili cook off! We had movies during the chili cook off. Then the campfire was beautiful! Warm and friendly group of folks were there this time!

Tom Butler-Martinez

Had a WONDERFUL time there! Enjoyed the movies and dinner for the pre-Halloween mens event.

Frankie Vail

Always fun! Great place, great people! Delicious food!

Michelle Berthiaume

Beautiful grounds! Super friendly owners!

Eugene Phillips

I so much needed a getaway from the hustle and bustle of life. I have been here before and this is just what I needed. The only sound I heard other than mother nature was an occasional car going down the highway in the far distance. Mitch was so very kind and was willing to go over and above the call of duty to make sure that I had everything that I needed. The ultimate host and his food that he cooks is custom made and is presented to the customer in a very attractive way on the plate. My room in the lodge was very spacious and comfortable. I like Circle J because it is like extended family, not so big that you are just a number. It is just 90 miles from my home south of Ft. Worth and takes about an hour and 45 minutes. I really suggested Circle J if you need some quiet and contemplative time.

Eric Saxton

Fun ranch with great service.

Tom Butler-Martinez

Very small group but it was also a wonderful time at the ranch! Spent a lot of time in the pool and on the outside deck. Quiet and peaceful.

Matt Denney

Great weekend! Mitch is the perfect Ranch Host! Will definitely be back!

This is a very relaxing place to camp and enjoy nature.

Dustin Brogdon

5 stars!!! Will be returning in the near future.

Ronald Tharp

The owners are taking the transition one step at a time and I understand that. Hospitality from staff is unsurpassed and the friendliness of the guests was exceptional. Work needs to be done on prepping and defining campsites. The weather sucked while I was there but then none of us were put in charge of that (probably a good thing). Overall I recommend this resort and intend to go back.

stewrt gunn

Nice owners, nice surroundings, great pond,

Darin Bryant

Always a great place to visit best food in the country . Started going there as after a divorce and coming out I didn’t know anyone in the community . They provided a non judge mental environment and slowly I began to gain some good freind’s I have a head injury things I say or do don’t always come out the way I plan on them to and I speak fast and mumbled no one judged me took some time to get to know everyone but overall I’ve learned a lot in a non judge mental setting . I’m not as reserved in public taking my life back now one step at a time . More healing at this place than just horses I saw that sign when I first went in Craig horses he works with people does therapy I do t know that much about that side I haven’t took a ride yet but going to soon . It’s amazing and love it there true freinds developed there .

Matt Denney

A perfect mid-week get-away. Mitch and Craig are awesome hosts, and the ranch is the perfect spot for whatever your style of camping. The Garden Suite is perfect for those that want to visit for the downtime or for a special event, but don't want to tent camp. Thanks guys! Will definitely be back!

Kimberly Bevans

We had such a fabulous time. Everyone was so welcoming. Hiking, swimming and horseback riding was awesome! We will be back!

Matt Denney

What a great weekend. Great open land. Nice walking. Friendly folk. Cafe food was awesome!

Charles David Morrow

The property is beautiful with lots of nice hiking. Guest showers are well-maintained. The only drawback was the neighbors' dogs, which barked continually all night. Would recommend to anyone looking for a peaceful, off-the-beaten track camping experience.