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Off Grid Immersion Camp

96%
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150 reviews
· Dale, Texas
85 acres
3 sites
1 Glamping
2 Tent
****Recent Update**** Due to new adjacent properties developments, and new neighbors moving in nearby, there are occasional neighboring barking, music and gunshots that can be heard from the distance, which is pretty common out in the countryside here. *************************************************************************************** There is currently a group of 10 people who spend the majority of our time living and striving to create community on these 85 beautiful acres of land. Our goals are to establish a thriving community, grow most of our own food, build tiny houses to rent or sell, create sustainability and be as self sufficient as possible, salvage material for builds, host events and retreats, teach classes, and more. Please feel free to ask questions and share any interest you may have in what we are doing here. Our property is a densely forested 85 acres with a walk-able 2 miles around the perimeter of the property and many trails and hidden nooks to explore throughout the heart of this beautiful escape back to our natural roots. We are in the process of mapping out the trails- which we plan to make available soon! For now those of you with a sense of adventure and desire to explore will certainly be satisfied. We have a full acre size pond and a kayak that you can feel free to use. There is a communal area around the pond that we will be adding to in the near future- you may run into some of our community members or other campers there from time to time, we invite you to socialize, bring a chair, perhaps a beverage or snack and get to know each other and us as well if we cross paths! You will observe and encounter wildlife in abundance including a variety of birds, wild hogs, opossums, armadillo, moles, spiders, scorpions, butterflies, praying mantis, walking sticks, snakes- keep an eye out for rattlesnakes and copperheads, deer, many insects, and more. Please be cautious and treat these creatures' home with respect for them as well as yourselves. Our property is also home to some lovely cows, chickens, a few dogs, and several cats- they (other than the cows who do what they please) generally remain in areas away from our camp sites though they may still decide to stop by to say hello! We have many spaces available for camping throughout the property. These are primitive campsites on raw land so you will need to provide your own tent, water, food, and operate with a leave no trace mentality when camping here. There are areas that can accommodate large groups of campers as well as very secluded nooks if you are looking for a private retreat into nature. There is plenty of fallen wood available for firewood and a fire pit will be prepared for you before arrival!
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Dale, 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 Sarah S.Joined in October 2019
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 9 hours
96%
157 Ratings · 150 reviews
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Shawn O.recommends
November 14, 2022
The Crescent Oak Nature Cabin
I'm from Austin, but love getting out of town to this property not far from Lockhart... really enjoyed the little cabin.
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Mickey C.recommends
November 7, 2022
The Crescent Oak Nature Cabin
Just what we were looking for
The campsite was exactly what we were looking for. The host's responded to all of our questions in a timely manner and were great the entire time. If your looking for a sequestered campsite I would highly recommend them.
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Mari S.recommends
November 7, 2022
Site 2 - Primitive Camping
Convenient and secluded
Sarah had the perfect lot for tent camping! We were able to park close enough to the tent where we could easily grab stuff from the car but still had the feeling like we were in the middle of the woods. We cooked some amazing food using the tripod grill we borrowed. We ordered some fresh eggs that we never got which was a bummer but there’s a huge dollar general close by where we grabbed some along with some other stuff we forgot. There also aren’t any cows on the property but there are some really sweet dogs and some cows to look at from afar up the road. Overall I would absolutely camp there again or try out one of the other glamping sites on the property
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Mollie W.recommends
October 23, 2022
The Crescent Oak Nature Cabin
Great time at the nature cabin
Had a lovely time at the nature cabin. We enjoyed walking the property, hanging by the lake, making a fire and cooking dinner under the tree cover and stars with a symphony of crickets and wildlife. The lights and fan in the cabin were clutch, as well as the bed that folded out. The sliding doors were an awesome touch and the mosquito nets appreciated. We and our pups really enjoyed our time and look forward to coming back either to the nature cabin or for tent camping. We packed extra pillows and sleeping bags/blankets although those things were also thoughtfully provided. Truly a great stay!
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Mary V.recommends
October 9, 2022
The Crescent Oak Nature Cabin
A good spot
A great little cabin that's like a perma-tent. Nice grill for over the open fire. There's a stock pond with fish in it and some hiking trails. Best part was that the dogs could run free and swim. Other reviews warn about loud neighbors but they were not bad at all and the other dogs on the property kept to themselves.
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Virginia B.recommends
October 2, 2022
Site 2 - Primitive Camping
Great camp site! The compostable toilet was a great bonus. The property is beautiful and it was a nice retreat from the city. There were neighbors playing loud music but it wasn’t too much of a bother.
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Ron C.
September 25, 2022
The Crescent Oak Nature Cabin
I liked the place. Trails could have been better taken care of. Loose dogs made it difficult to go hiking in most places. We caught a monster cat fish in the small pond though. The gas station / grocery store .5M away is awesome in case you left something at home or want a snack.
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Aaron H.recommends
September 5, 2022
The Crescent Oak Nature Cabin
Beautiful night in a cool cabin
Ultimately we had a lovey time. The little cabin was perfect for sleeping. We were actually really impressed with the ingenuity behind the build. There’s also a little battery that kept the fan in the cabin going all night which was wonderful. It was perfectly quiet and right where we parked was a big clearing where we spent a few hours watching the stars. A few things that could have gone better and hopefully with this note will go better for you: - make sure the hosts see your booking and sends you a real message. We ended up nearly going back home because we couldn’t find anyone or the cabin at first. - don’t just go to the address on the listing. We did and nearly got stuck in mud (turns out there’s a back entrance) - bring your own fire wood. We ended up having to skip the fire because the wood they brought us was too wet too catch. (It had just rained so we understood and had our propane stove as a backup. Pretty minor issues for what was ultimately a perfect evening all things considered. Would definitely recommend if what you seek is your own little getaway in the woods.
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Ueih I.recommends
August 24, 2022
The Crescent Oak Nature Cabin
Open air cabin site is recommended!
Honestly the best campsite!!! I was very happy that the bathrooms were super close to the camp. The host stop bye and talked to us a bit, he felt like an old friend. Definitely going back 10/10
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Gabby W.recommends
August 16, 2022
The Crescent Oak Nature Cabin
Campsite good except for gunshots
I enjoyed the cabin a lot and I especially loved how there was a little charging port with twinkle lights! felt like a fairytale. One thing I really disliked was how many gunshot I could hear during the day and through the night. As we were stargazing at night, we heard gunshots very close range around 11pm and could see the flashlights of those who were shooting. They was closer than anyone should be while discharging a weapon at night without any visibility. This scared everyone, including my dog who is terrified of the noise. This made everyone very upset and paranoid throughout the night.
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Victoria D.recommends
August 14, 2022
Site 2 - Primitive Camping
It’s so close to where I grew up and I love how little is touched here. What is touched here is set up in a way that doesn’t take away from the immersions of the raw nature. Supplying firewood and a campfire cooker and even fresh eggs! It’s wonderful here and a great economic way to relax and unplug. There’s a new compost toilet that is really nice and has zero odor! There’s a pond to swim in and a floating raft to sit on that makes a huge difference for people like me scared of turtles!
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Allison R.recommends
August 13, 2022
The Crescent Oak Nature Cabin
Awesome place to bring your dogs! It was VERY hot but we still had an excellent time. The cabin is very well kept and cute
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Jarita S.recommends
June 29, 2022
The Crescent Oak Nature Cabin
If you’re someone that loves summer nature sounds, this place will be perfect for you! I was awestruck by the symphony of insects at night and birds in the morning. You could easily record relaxation tracks out there. Also, the cabin is so well designed. My only disappointment was that it DIDN’T rain, because the only thing missing was the sound of a little rainfall on the tin roof. It’s a great getaway!
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Stephen S.recommends
June 13, 2022
Site 2 - Primitive Camping
Great location. Very secluded with great sky clarity for star gazing. They have added a composting toilet near camp site 2. Communication was great. Will repeat.
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Zoe B.recommends
June 11, 2022
The Crescent Oak Nature Cabin
Neat place to visit, with unique and effective craftsmanship. We just weren't sure how to access the pond, nor did I have the signal to ask when we got there. We're used to checking for bugs when staying in cabins, but we'd forwarn others who aren't used to more rustic accommodations. The spider population is happy and thriving in these woods, to say the least. Still! Lots of privacy, even with neighbors, and we had fun.
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Megan H.recommends
June 5, 2022
The Crescent Oak Nature Cabin
Gorgeous
It was beautiful! Will be coming back with friends one weekend soon!
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Kayla G.recommends
May 15, 2022
The Crescent Oak Nature Cabin
Secluded and immersed in nature. The cabin was clean and free of bugs! We had fun roasting marshmallows and waking up to birds singing.
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Melissa V.recommends
May 8, 2022
Site 2 - Primitive Camping
Best primitive camping in Texas
Perfect getaway from the crowds at the state parks! Some sites are closed for renovation right now so since we were the only ones camping (there was one other group staying in a cabin) they let us pull up anywhere but I was able to check out the primitive sites and I will definitely be back when they're ready! Camp sites are nice and spread out for privacy, nothing but the sounds of the bugs and frogs at night. Be aware there is the occasional train but did not bother us at all. The pond is Perfect for swimming, kayaking, etc and the fishing is great for kids but nothing big enough to keep/eat. Not a problem because the Colorado and lots of places to fish close by. If you want to get away from the crowds and enjoy peace and quiet in nature this is definitely the best camping spot I've ever found! I really hope it stays as natural as it is now as they continue to grow. Bonus...if you want to sleep a few feet from a cemetery there's a spot for you too. With the history of the area we were a little chicken to go for but it was very cool.
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Jonathan S.recommends
May 3, 2022
The Crescent Oak Nature Cabin
Perfect getaway. If you’re looking for an escape from city life this is the spot for you. Become one with nature. Took my girlfriend here for our anniversary and she absolutely loved it.
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Jazy H.recommends
May 1, 2022
The Crescent Oak Nature Cabin
We really enjoyed staying at Cresent Oak! The little cabin was exactly as expected and the bathroom was clean. It was nice to fall asleep hearing all the birds and crickets. Thanks for a great stay!
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Marco R.recommends
April 18, 2022
Sunrise Clearing Bell Tent
Camping in the woods
I liked the area. It was well marked and easy to get to. There was Wild flowers everywhere. It felt secluded but close to civilization.
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Hayley K.
April 18, 2022
Sunrise Clearing Bell Tent
This tent is very moldy, and smells moldy. It’s definitely a little more rough then the pictures portray. The walk from the car to the tent is further then you’d think which is a bit of a pain to bring all your gear. We brought our own wagon which I was happy we did because the one provider is a little awkward and hard to use. We also tried to explore the Property and find the communal pond area they described. I’m almost certain you can not get to that area from where this tent is as we explored quite a bit and never found it. Also, a few other reviews mention this but it’s just a mattress on the floor, no bed frame like it shows.
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Alemania M.recommends
April 18, 2022
The Crescent Oak Nature Cabin
The tent is beautiful! Directions to get there were super clear, no issues on that. Even though it’s super close to the city, you can truly disconnect from it. I Willl definitely come back! The eggs I bought were super fresh and yummy, and awesome addition to my stay.
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Jayne F.recommends
April 11, 2022
The Crescent Oak Nature Cabin
Beautiful nature retreat
Cute cabin to relax and enjoy nature! Was the perfect balance between “glamping” and “camping” for us - cabin is well-designed and gets you off the ground and away from bugs, without taking away the rustic/outdoorsy feel we were looking for. Our dogs loved exploring/playing on the land and in the pond! Highly recommend the grate over the fire - made for an easy campfire kitchen. Very peaceful retreat
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Isabel L.recommends
April 3, 2022
Sunrise Clearing Bell Tent
This was such a fun experience for people that are ready for a little adventure. Keep in mind that you are literally just getting a tent and bed, take everything essential for a regular camping trip. There is a trail that you need to walk to get to the tent, and wagon for your use when you park. So I recommend arriving with some daylight. Unlike the picture May suggest, there is really no bedding so please make sure you bring your own! Though you may feel alone, there are plenty of neighbors, dogs, roosters and cows to keep you from feeling lonely. Anyways this was such a nice getaway, will be returning!
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Jennie S.recommends
March 29, 2022
Site 1 - Primitive Camping
Camping Near Lockhart BBQ
We had a great time at Sarah's Primitive Camping location! When we first arrived, we were kind of surprised that it was right across from a cemetery but once we walked our camping gear in, the trees blocked us in completely. We had two random sweet dogs come up to our site and visit randomly. We also walked around the property a bit and hung out by the pond. There's also a gas station about 3 minutes away for any forgotten or last minute needs! Highly recommend picking up some bbq on your way in! While I wouldn't necessarily consider it as 'primitive' as people who hardcore camp would call it, it was a great location and trip overall.
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Hillary W.recommends
March 19, 2022
The Crescent Oak Nature Cabin
Clean cabin
Such a great experience! This cabin is perfect if you want a traditional camping experience but leveled up. Tucked away in the forest, great fire pit, a small pond with available kayaks and canoes, and the cabin was clean with no bugs. Would recommend to a couple or small family!
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Francine M.recommends
March 16, 2022
Site 2 - Primitive Camping
Old School Camping
I had a great time! The campsites are well spaced a part and there is plenty of wilderness to explore- its a great spot for those that like camping the old fashioned way and you don’t want to be overwhelmed by facilities and activities. The only thing is that it is difficult to find the Liberty entrance. Written directions to that gate would be appreciated!
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Nicholas C.recommends
March 14, 2022
The Crescent Oak Nature Cabin
The cabin was nice and spacious!
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Sarah S.
March 14, 2022
Sunrise Clearing Bell Tent
The campsite was hidden from all the noise and beautiful. The tent was very large and could easily fit 4 people. The tent did have a lot of mold on it, and the compost toilet was not cleaned out when we arrived. The walk to the tent, from where the car is parked, is a bit of a walk, but it was nice of the owner to have built a little dolly to carry all of our equipment.
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