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Come and explore the life changing experiences at Parrie Haynes Ranch in Killeen TX. Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Texas organizes a wide range of events at the ranch. Through exposure to outdoor activities, we want our members to develop into men and women of good character. With a lot of things to do at the ranch, we provide you the opportunity to take a break from the routine stressful life, relax in a serene environment and bask in the glory of nature. Spending time at the ranch in Killeen will also make you aware about the need to properly care for our environment.

The ranch was initially owned by Parrie Haynes who, after her death, donated it to the orphans in Texas in 1957. The Texas Juvenile Justice Department leased the ranch to Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Texas, Inc. This lease was signed on January 1, 2016 for a term of twenty years.

Parrie Haynes Ranch is located along the Lampasas River, south of Killeen and Fort Hood. Spread in an extensive area of 500+/- acre, the ranch is perfect for you to view, appreciate and enjoy in natural surroundings. The facilities on the west side of the ranch can accommodate groups up to 160 people. You can take part in a wide range of activities at the ranch including:

  • Sporting clay shoot
  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Canoeing/kayaking
  • Challenge ropes
  • Bird watching
  • Star gazing and many more exciting things to do

Parrie Haynes Ranch is an ideal place for scout camping trips, family reunions, educational field trips, corporate retreats etc. in Killeen. You will find a variety of conveniences at the ranch including accommodation, kitchen, multipurpose outdoor space, swimming pool, air conditioned dining hall etc. There are also a number of hiking and mountain biking trails for the camping groups.

The staff at our ranch provides complete supervision and training for adventure sports to ensure the safety of individuals, families and community members. We believe in creating eternal memories with our best in class adventure activities backed by the highest safety standards.