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This DZ can sure through a party!!!
Spaceland San Marcos.
5 stars *****+
Location: Fentress TX
Address: 517 Airfield Rd, Fentress, TX 78622
You will need:
USPA card, Log Book and Reserve Card
You will check in at the Manifest, located in main building (please see map)
*Dogs friendly (pick up after your dog please let's not ruin it for others also please read signs dogs are allowed in certain areas ----parking lot)
*Food on site
* Large indoor hangar
* Climate controlled Fun jumper packing
*Fire Pit - see manifest
*large outdoor sitting area
*Bathroom - showers
* Onsite Camping
* Bunk Rooms
Amazing Landing Area
*A Staff of Professional Packers - $7.00 per pack job. * Tip your rigger it's just nice
*There is a Huge fun jumper packing area located inside to the left of bunk rooms if you chose to pack yourself.
Full altitude - $28.00
Hop and Pop $22.00
*Unlimited: Jump all year $8,800
Gear rental $25.00 per jump
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The closest airport to Skydive San Marcos is Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
* If flying in check rates, I have found a few good deals if booked in advance.
Address: 3600 Presidential Blvd, Austin, TX 78719
*34 miles to the North it's around a 35 min drive
*If flying in we recommend renting a car
As always we recommend Delta
We at Pussfoot love taking road trips. Road trips give us the opportunity to meet amazing people and visit new drop zones. Having our own car on a skydiving adventure gives us a sense of safety and an additional place to store belongings. So if you are like us and are going to drive there are some things to know.
*Use Waze - this will route you around traffic and show you all of the police. This app should save you some time on your journey.
*If you are coming from the NE let's say New York - trust me stay on the highway unless Waze tells you to exit. Just like Mom Waze knows best!
*Do you really need to bring that? Pack light, you are still in America and can stop to get whatever you need.
*Get a BP rewards card. You will earn money off every time you fill up. * There are BP gas stations all over the country. This last trip I saved over $50.00 in fuel using one. ( I cannot stress this car enough! I have saved thousands of dollars over the last five years. Link https://www.mybpstation.com/bp-driver-rewards )
*Remember to take breaks, switch drivers and stay hydrated and fueled up. The most important part of any road trip is enjoying the journey, no need to rush!
*Bonus - Pussfoot has its own Budget car rental discount code. It has saved me a ton of money on a bunch of trips -- X447988 -- enjoy
ARRIVING AT DZ:
So you made it! Do you know where you are staying? Do not forget to check in to Manifest when they are open so you can fill out your waver and be given an orientation. If you will be arriving after hrs, make sure to let management know you will be late. If you are camping, make sure to visit the manifest when you wake up to check in.
My advice would be to stay at the DZ for your trip. Every night brings the chance for some fun. Trust me, some amazing people are guaranteed to be staying in the the bunk house and this is your chance to make some new friends from around the world.
3 stars ***
Open field some shade and trees.
Campfire (yes) -please talk to manifest they may ask you to use a portable one
* All of the people will welcome you to their sites as if you were family, however most people will be in the bunkhouse.
* If you arrive late the doors to the bathroom / bunkhouse may be locked.
*Cooking please see manifest
Halloween boogie 2019
The DZ has wood but if you like, you can get bundles of wood from Tractor supply located just up the road for $5.00 a bundle.
Open during biz hrs. They are extremely well kept.
2 sets of bathrooms
*Shower located in fun jumper room
*Be kind and clean up after yourself. We are all adults and being a slob is just not cool for the next person who needs to use the facilities :-)
Meet the load organizers
14 miles to the north / around a 19 min drive
Open until 8pm
Address: 2313 S Colorado St, Lockhart, TX 78644
Phone: (512) 398-5007
Super-center open until 1am
Food, Beer and hygiene
13 miles to the north / around an 20 min drive
Address: 1904 S Colorado St, Lockhart, TX 78644
Phone: (512) 398-2333
Below you will find a map of SSM. Look for the red arrow that says office. Please check in and find out where to set up your tent.* I found that this tent city is extremely safe, nothing was stolen. There is always someone watching out for your gear. With that being said you never know who might not be part of the Skydive Code. So take care to lock up whatever you can and be mindful of your stuff. Need a tent and or camping supplies, don't forget that an unnamed large have it all store is located nearby and has an unconditional 90 day return policy.
*I recommend staying at the DZ, they offer a bunk house for very reasonable rates. Plus you will be right where the action is and allow you to mingle.
Prices $15 per night
However if you need a hotel here is the link.
Rent a room:
My go to for rooms or home to rent as always is Airbnb
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Food is available at the DZ at this time (pizzas dogs and chicken sammies).
Make sure to eat in San Marcos the food is amazing in the city
Other food is available within 15 min of the DZ:
Things to see:
Ok so this is Texas, and I found the weather to be average. With that being said it will rain or get crazy windy at some point. So what do you do on a weather hold? Well if you think you are done for the day feel free to grab a Beer. However, if you think the day could be saved and want to keep jumping here are a few things to do.
* Ask manifest for ideas they are full of info!
* The Food - you know I am a foodie and between San Marcos and Austin I was in heaven
Check out the bats
1 hr. Drive to the North
Phone: Hello is this Austin, can you hear me now
Austin is an amazing place to visit. If it is spring time make sure to check out the bats just before dark. People come from around the world to witness this. Austin is filled with amazing food, music and culture. We might start to include travel guides for the city's themselves in the near future.
San Marcos TX
Try the nightlife
14 miles to the NW around a 20 min drive
Address: San Marcos TX
So much to see and do in San Marcos check out the link for ideas (Texas State University is located here so i'm sure you can imagine how bar life is.)
Pussfoot always has an amazing time at Spaceland San Marcos Although we are only there for 5 days we were able to meet some amazing people and get in some stellar jumps. From the Staff to the fun jumpers, the vibe is amazing. This Dropzone will always remain on my go-to list, Matter of fact we will be on site two times this year to jump and party so come out and have a good time. In the end it's the people and memories we have made that count and this dropzone is sure to provide plenty. Don't forget that Spaceland San Marcos hosts a few amazing boogies every year, so make sure to check their calendar for upcoming events. Thank you for reading, if you feel that we left something out or would like to contribute to this guide please email us at the address provided below.
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