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Briers Primitive Camping

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· Anderson, Texas
200 acres
20 sites
20 Tent
Briers Primitive Camping is a half-mile down a dirt lane off of a gravel county road. Some pasture, some woods, creek, gullies--lots to explore. Learn more about this land: Pitch your tent in a field or deep in the woods. Explore pasture, brushy areas, gullies, washouts, creek bed. Practice orienteering. Hike in the woods. Cut firewood and build a fire. Primitive camping for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, or others who just want to get away for a night, a weekend, or longer.
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Anderson, 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 Gary B.Joined in December 2017
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 3 hours
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102 ratings · 88 reviews
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Joe G.recommends
January 26, 2023
Briers Ranch Primitive Camping
Shady retreat
A beautiful piece of land for quiet getaways. Gary and his wife are friendly people and they give clear directions and are there to help if needed. A fun place to explore, sit by the fire, and watch the stars.
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Seth W.recommends
January 22, 2023
Briers Ranch Primitive Camping
Best camping trip!
Honestly the second time of my friends and I camping here and all I can say is thank you for letting us! Got to meet Gary and he literally took his time to walk us down to our camp site and was so nice! definitely can’t wait to come back!!
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Todd T.recommends
January 17, 2023
Briers Ranch Primitive Camping
Family Camping!
Had a great time with the family, plenty of nice spots to set up camp, 2 have picnic tables, and plenty of wood to gather. Plenty of wildlife around, had a few racoons come just outside the campsite and the wonderful sounds of coyotes howling to put you to sleep.
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Ray S.doesn't recommend
January 17, 2023
Briers Ranch Primitive Camping
can we get a refund
I didn’t not go to the camp site because of the length of time Gary took to approve the stay, we stayed at another campground, can we get a refund
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Thor J.recommends
January 6, 2023
Briers Ranch Primitive Camping
Really pretty spot that’s super secluded. It’s a little bit of a rough trail getting to the campsite if it’s muddy but easy to navigate in pretty much any vehicle. This is one of the best sites in the Houston area.
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Tim H.recommends
January 4, 2023
Briers Ranch Primitive Camping
Awesome place to camp
Gary’s place is very nice. It’s 200 acres of pasture land with some wooded areas. There’s a lot to explore there and a lot of wildlife. The cows don’t bother you. I’ll definitely return again.
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Clint S.recommends
December 20, 2022
Briers Ranch Primitive Camping
We camped at Briers the weekend before Christmas so had the entire place to ourselves which was awesome, it was a cold 2 nights but we were able to gather plenty of wood for the fire and spend time listening to the coyote symphony throughout the night. We decided to camp in the more frequently used spot that has a wooden table and is close to the potable water, but saw several other interesting spots close to a pond that we'll try out on a future visit. We were treated to a beautiful sunset on the Saturday night followed by the pasture covered in frost on the Sunday morning :) would definitely recommend camping here to anyone looking for a primitive camping getaway that's not far from Katy / Houston etc.
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Ryan W.recommends
December 17, 2022
Briers Ranch Primitive Camping
Had a wonderful stay and highly recommend this primitive camping site. Camp options are endless and look forward to returning soon.
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Evelyn P.recommends
December 12, 2022
Briers Ranch Primitive Camping
Even due to my personal schedule and the lightening I did not get to stay at Gary’s land but he was very informative and willing to allow me to switch my schedule. Next time I am in the area I will be willing to stay at his property.
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Gabby Z.recommends
November 6, 2022
Briers Ranch Primitive Camping
Great camping weekend
Gary's place was beautiful! Had a great time exploring. Made friends with some curious cows. I'll absolutely be back. So many campsites to check out!
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Jaziel T.recommends
October 9, 2022
Briers Ranch Primitive Camping
The views
The view was beautiful, I would recommend it
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Felicity T.recommends
October 3, 2022
Briers Ranch Primitive Camping
We loved tent camping on Gary’s land. There was another campsite nearby but we didn’t really hear them and the site was quiet and private. My toddler enjoyed watching the cows!
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Natalie L.recommends
October 2, 2022
Briers Ranch Primitive Camping
It was a great experience. Easy directions and beautiful area.
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Veronica M.recommends
September 4, 2022
Briers Ranch Primitive Camping
It is a good place to be with family I recommend it
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Stephen S.recommends
August 14, 2022
Briers Ranch Primitive Camping
A great place to disconnect.
Great place to get away from all the noise and lights. You'll feel like you're really out in nature. The property is massive and the host is fast to respond and super nice and helpful. Would recommend and will repeat soon.
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Elijah L.recommends
June 28, 2022
Briers Ranch Primitive Camping
It was a grate quiet time
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Lamar S.recommends
May 3, 2022
Briers Ranch Primitive Camping
Nice get away close to home
Great place to camp. Took the kids they had a blast exploring the woods and being outside. Initial reservation was for one night ended up extending to two. Not far away from us so that was a plus. Nice shade from the sun and good breezes made warm days very enjoyable. Can’t wait to do it again.
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Jason S.recommends
March 18, 2022
Briers Ranch Primitive Camping
What a great place to camp, the hosts were very welcoming. The property offers many sites and you can get just about as primitive as you want. We will back!
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Nadia C.recommends
January 10, 2022
Briers Ranch Primitive Camping
Birthday camping
I loved camping at Gary’s land it’s was very private and we got to see a beautiful sunset. Gary is very helpful, every question I had he would answered me. Thank you Gary !
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Ashlee H.recommends
December 9, 2021
Briers Ranch Primitive Camping
another 10/10 time!
I’ve been to Briers a handful of times now and I’m still discovering new things! There is so much to explore and I feel very safe here. I know I can “get lost” in wooded areas without ever truly being lost. There are several unique environments to camp on among the property. Open pasture, deep woods, woods with pasture view. Even by the cabin! Gary is an excellent host! - giving campers their space while also always being available (even on thanksgiving!). I have hung with the cows, explored decaying trees (might sound strange, but there’s so much life at a dead tree, very cool), had many of fires with the free wood that is provided (thank you, gary!!), and lots of cozy nights under the stars! There is some traffic that can be heard and the occasional very distant neighbor practicing shooting (i think??), but these really arent too bothersome when you’re out there because the wind in the trees usually covers it. always nice and quiet at night, you can hear the coyotes in the distance. I could go on, but highly recommend checking this place out for yourself!
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Robert H.recommends
November 24, 2021
Briers Ranch Primitive Camping
Primo primitive camping experience
Had a wonderful time at Brier’s ranch. A truly magical place. The cattle were my constant companions. The mooing of the cows, and braying of the bulls was the best music I’ve heard in a long time. Lots of very talkative crows as well. The campsite in the little oak grove a few hundred yards from the unfinished cabin was the perfect spot to reconnect with nature. Thank you Gary for opening your pasture to campers like me. I will say that I’m glad I drive a truck, because I’m not sure my old Honda Accord could have made it across all that grass to the back of the pasture where the cabin and the campsites are. But if you’re into backpack hiking then you could always leave your car near the entrance and hike all the way back there. Probably about a mile or so across lots of grassy pasture, and through four or five open gates that section off the various portions of it.
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Clint W.recommends
November 14, 2021
Briers Ranch Primitive Camping
Great stay
Great place to stay! We had a blast exploring the land and seeing the cows. Great for some primitive camping qnd getting away from everything.
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Cristina P.recommends
November 13, 2021
Briers Ranch Primitive Camping
It was such an amazing experience!! It was soooooo beautiful!!
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Travis S.recommends
October 31, 2021
Briers Ranch Primitive Camping
Fantastic time
Fantastic area. My only complaint was the road noise was annoying. I believe it was a more a problem of where I camped rather than the area. Beautiful camp ground though.
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Erik S.recommends
October 10, 2021
Briers Ranch Primitive Camping
Great primitive camping!
Great camping! Quiet, clean and private. Gary is very responsive!
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Seth R.recommends
July 28, 2021
Briers Ranch Primitive Camping
Gorgeous field and woodlands for camping!
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Fabio F.recommends
July 25, 2021
Briers Ranch Primitive Camping
Great stay, great host!
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Lauren B.
July 2, 2021
Briers Ranch Primitive Camping
Interesting
We slept with cows
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Daniel S.recommends
June 15, 2021
Briers Ranch Primitive Camping
It was peaceful and quiet!!
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Ashlee H.recommends
April 15, 2021
Briers Ranch Primitive Camping
TLDR: really great experience and already have a trip booked to head back!! Upon arrival, I got my choice of where to camp. The early bird gets the worm, and this bird got to camp by the cabin. It was so nice! It was when I saw the porch swing that I knew it was where I wanted to camp. The inside of the cabin was also open, and I did *respectfully* explore, but not use the inside. Wow! You’ll have to see for yourself if you’re able to without disturbing another camper. The property was everything you’d expect, and it was really wonderful waking up to the cows grazing not too far away. I also saw a few armadillos and got some real “Texas vibes,” if you will. It was really wonderful to get to just freely, and again, respectfully, explore the property. To top it off, the hospitality was out of this world!!! You guys, my car battery died on Easter Sunday and my phone battery was on less than 10% with no other ways to charge. I frantically messaged Gary and called him and left a voicemail. He was in Easter service but took the time to let me know that he would be out to help as soon as he could. I, thankfully, got this message before my phone died so was able to wait without panicking. I should also mention there were no other campers out at this time. Randy, Gary’s brother, showed up not long after my call to help me out. It took SO much longer than expected to get my car charged up, but Randy was kind and patient the whole time. THEN, get this, MY CAT ESCAPES MY CAR TO HIDE UNDER THE CABIN! She won’t come out when I call or for treats. It starts pouring. This WHOLE time, Randy is waiting for me up at the gate to make sure I make it out safely without more car troubles. Whole process took an unexpected two hours probably. Not ONCE, did Gary or Randy make me feel bad for the HUGE inconvenience. I am just so grateful and appreciative. I HIGHLY recommend checking this place out! Please remember, leave no trace! 😊
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