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Low Gear Farmstead

99%
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455 reviews
· Menard, Texas
75 acres
4 sites
4 Caravan/Tent
Get into low gear and enjoy the slow pace and peace of our working farm on the edge of the hill country. Low Gear Farmstead's 75 acres border the lovely San Saba River, providing campers the opportunity to swim, wade, fish and paddle. Farm animals including dairy goats, chickens, and horses inhabit the property, but wildlife such as deer, wild turkey, ringtail, fox and armadillo is also abundant. Bird watchers will be delighted at the diversity of birds, especially in spring. Don't forget to look up at night as our dark skies provide excellent stargazing on clear nights. We limit the number of campsites and spread them out so that campers will have privacy and seclusion. Campsites are provided with compost toilets and most sites also have a fire ring. 4WD is not required unless we have had heavy rains, otherwise most vehicles, except very low clearance ones, do fine. The nearest town, Menard, is about a 12 minute drive from the property and has a grocery store, gas stations and one sit-down restaurant. Lovers of history might enjoy visiting the Presidio de San Saba, about 20 minutes from the farm, as well as the historic Pioneers Rest Cemetery in town.
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Menard, Texas, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Logan B.Joined in April 2017
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554 Ratings · 455 reviews
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Addie B.recommends
December 1, 2022
Orchard Hilltop
This was my second time at this awesome little Hipcamp gem outside Menard. The folks who run it are such great people, and I come up with excuses to visit the area just so I can stay at their place. Get the coffee and eggs if they have them!
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Carrie R.recommends
December 1, 2022
River View
This was my fourth time camping at Low Gear Farmstead and it’s still as wonderful as ever. I really enjoyed camping next to the San Saba, hearing the river run at night, and my dog loved meeting and playing with the other dogs on the farm. Logan, Geer, and their adorable baby Kestrel were perfect hosts. As always, highly recommend.
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James F.recommends
November 28, 2022
Orchard Hilltop
Very nice people and beautiful area. Will come again
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Jodi G.recommends
November 27, 2022
River View
What a great stay! Friendly hosts and a beautiful site next to the river. I wish we could have spent more time there.
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Jeff M.recommends
November 26, 2022
Site for Stargazers
Thanksgiving at Stargazers.
What a great property for tent camping. We went over Thanksgiving and it was so peaceful and quiet with beauty all around. Had an excellent time on a canoe trip down the San Saba river, felt like we were in the 1800's, just us and nature. We tried the neighbor's farm grown coffee and wish we had bought more, just delicious. Logan is great, very warm and peaceful experience all around. We will be back to try the other spots, there are four sites available and we were at Stargazers, which had the added quaint (to us) bonus of a rooster crowing in the start of a new day -- we loved it!
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David S.recommends
November 26, 2022
Orchard Hilltop
A good place to breath deeply!
We had a great time at this peaceful and scenic place. We had fun fishing, canoeing, foraging, visiting the animals and bathing in the river. Logan and Gere are really welcoming and helpful hosts. We hope to be back!
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Tobi H.recommends
November 24, 2022
River View
Love everything about this place. Logan & Geer (& Kestrel & Bjorn & Coons, etc etc) are such gracious hosts. The property is beautiful & is the perfect getaway. Hope to return again soon!
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Joey D.recommends
November 17, 2022
Orchard Falls
We slept under the most beautiful and mighty Mother Pecan tree. The rushing water of the San Saba River made for the most peaceful sleep. Logan and Gear were wonderful hosts who guided us to our campsite. The farm is full of life! The goats and dogs were welcoming and adorable. We'd love to come back!
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Natalie W.recommends
November 15, 2022
Orchard Falls
Camping under Pecan Canopy
What a beautiful and peaceful camping spot. We had a great fire pit, lovely views, and so much peace and quiet. It had rained and the road was quite muddy but the surroundings more than made up for the mud. Access to the river, walking around the family farm, and a composting toilet were all bonuses. I'm truly looking forward to staying here again!
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Courtney H.recommends
November 10, 2022
Site for Stargazers
Best Camping Experience!
We loved tent camping on Logan's stunning acreage and we definitely plan to return. Our favorite aspects of the experience: river access; canoe for rental; goats, chickens, turkeys, horses, & super sweet pups; fire pit and wood onsite for purchase; only 4 camping sites and each site is spread out for privacy; good area for stargazing (plus the moon put on a beautiful show); inexpensive; easy drive getting there and once at the site, the directions to the land were clear; remote, relaxing, peaceful, and rejuvenating experience; safe and welcoming to LGBTQ & BIPOC campers; and kind and generous hosts. We give our experience 11 stars out of 10, in the spirit of Spinal Tap.
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Hannah S.recommends
November 8, 2022
River View
We had a lovely stay at Logan's ranch with our two dogs. We had plenty of secluded space, access to the river, and fantastic star viewing from our campsite. Thank you for hosting us!
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Cat S.recommends
November 8, 2022
Orchard Hilltop
Logan’s land was absolutely stunning. We slept under the pecan trees on the river and went for a swim in the morning. Logan was lovely to talk to and had fresh local coffee and firewood for sale upon request. Very clear directions.
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Chad W.recommends
November 7, 2022
Orchard Hilltop
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Chad W.recommends
November 7, 2022
Orchard Hilltop
The ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Pooper
This is not the first time I’ve camped at the LGF and it definitely won’t be the last. The orchard, river and the ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ pooper are a humbling moment at the LGF that we all should experience.. time kinda stops here as you sit and watch the pecans drop huddled below Batman doing Yoga. Also There is a dog that looks like his name should be Burt Reynolds, hints his black and gold colors of the bandit that likes to visit and pee on your tire, lol he is determined to let you know.., who’s house? His house.. lol NOTE: this place all around has great energy. Definitely a 3 day weekend kinda get away. Enjoy:)
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Amanda B.recommends
November 7, 2022
Site for Stargazers
This definitely was a great place to Stargaze and we were so happy to find an RV spot close to where the tents can be. Thank you!
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Amanda B.recommends
November 7, 2022
River View
We loved being able to walk in the river and visit the goats and horses. Thank you for a great trip!
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Cindy S.recommends
November 2, 2022
River View
What’s not to love?
Loved pretty much everything about my experience here. Cell reception for me nonexistent but is that a bad thing? Had a super time with some way back friends who met me here. The hosts were very accommodating to allow a couple extra vehicles. I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to relax at Lowgear for a couple days.
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Jen U.recommends
October 31, 2022
River View
Logan’s place was perfect. Camping under the pecan trees. Bathing in the river. If I ever find myself in Menard TX again. I hope to return.
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Thomas N.recommends
October 30, 2022
Orchard Falls
Third time camping here. Beautiful and peaceful property, excellent hosts.
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Harry B.recommends
October 29, 2022
Orchard Falls
Second time staying here. Many more to come. Nice and private. Great hosts. Great views!
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Chris W.recommends
October 24, 2022
Orchard Falls
A Fantastic Campsite
This was my second visit to Logan and Geer's beautiful Low Gear Farmstead. I had previously stayed at the River View location in May 2021. This time I stayed at Orchard Falls and it was absolutely incredible. Upon my arrival, Logan and Geer were there to meet me. Having been there previously, they gave me verbal direction to the Orchard Falls location. It was an easy drive to the site and there are signs that pointed me to the location. To say I was amazed when I arrived would be an understatement. The site is very well sized, shaded by huge trees, and very close to the San Saba River. It was stunning. As I was driving to the location, I saw I had a neighbor in the adjacent site. The sites are spread out so the only time I saw my neighbor was when I went hiking. There is enough space between sites that you feel very secluded. My only visitor was Logan and Geer's pup that came down to greet us and play with my pup. Their dog is incredibly friendly and was a welcomed companion. My pup and I enjoyed swimming in the river and listening to the breeze through the trees. Though the tree canopy is moderately thick, we were still able to enjoy the bright stars during the moonless night. My only regret during the visit was not walking to the open field near the Stargazer site to enjoy their beauty. I had such a relaxing and peaceful time, during my stay that I booked a final fall visit at the Orchard Falls site in 2 weeks.
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Pol S.recommends
October 23, 2022
Site for Stargazers
I have mu dog, she was so happy
Everytinght was very good
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Daniel G.recommends
October 20, 2022
Orchard Falls
Great primitive camping
Great site. Great river. Great hosts. Great camp dog. Really enjoyed our time. No electricity, running water, or toilet. But lots of nature, lots of quiet, and lots of sitting under the stars! The only thing I'd do different is bring something to shoo away flies as they were pesky.
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Jeremy Mark P.recommends
October 17, 2022
Orchard Hilltop
Solitude on the San Saba
Great spot on the San Saba. Definitely want to bring a boat or rent the canoe. Lots of river to explore. Thanks so much for sharing your property with our family!
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Donald M.recommends
October 16, 2022
River View
Beautiful piece of land right on the river, with an amazing view of the stars at night!
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Nick H.recommends
October 12, 2022
Orchard Hilltop
Great place. Definitely plan on going back
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Jeanne C.recommends
October 11, 2022
Orchard Falls
What a treat! Such a lovely, peaceful farm with very private camping down a winding dirt driveway, by a pretty river under a gorgeous old pecan tree. We travel in a 22' high roof van and had to prop up a few branches so they wouldn't scrape the roof on the way to our site, but it was well worth the extra effort.
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René D.recommends
October 7, 2022
Orchard Hilltop
Peaceful water sounds at night
Gear and Logan are just wonderful, and their dogs Bjorn and Crooms are very gentle and sweet too! I reserved the camping spot farthest put closest to the river and it was chilly but so lovely. You don't have to go far into the water to be able to sit on rocks and let the water flow around you. Super spread out and they even taught me how to milk a goat! What a lovely family. Gear showed me my spot and answered all of my questions and invited me to see the goats and more of the property. They also gave great directions.
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Vincent C.recommends
September 29, 2022
River View
Host communicated very well, very understanding. The land was gorgeous and filled with many different animals during our time there. Hosts even let my daughter pet their goats! And the stars are a sight to see ! Will definitely be returning!
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Amy K.recommends
September 13, 2022
Orchard Falls
Camping by the river
This was our first time using Hipcamp and all I have to say is our first campsite was AMAZING. Logan and Geer were great host! The land was beautiful and our campsite was right next to the river which was very peaceful. While on the farm we were able to visit with the goats and Geer even taught us how to milk them. Great host, beautiful land and great camping!
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