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Evergreen Guild - BYO Gear

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· Cleveland, Texas
55 acres
7 sites
6 RV/Tent
1 Tent
Learn more about this land: We are primarily a Permaculture learning lab and living center on 55 acres in the Sam Houston Forest in Evergreen, Texas. Camping fees help us meet new people and pay our expense and improvement costs.  We try to keep our camping sites in tree stands to keep the look and feel of pure nature as much as possible.  Camp sites are assigned by the Camp Host not your site number. There is a pond on the property. The hike to the pond is a fairly easy trail. There are some trails for riding your bikesThere are many brushy areas for exploring. If you make it to the back of the property (bring your compass), there is a shallow creek year around. Bring your walking sticks, bikes, fishing poles and bait, life jackets, canoe, kayak, raft, paddles. Only small fires on fire pits allowed with small fires. No fireworks are permitted. Off-grid primitive camping is available year around.  Costs are $20 per night with your own off-grid camping equipment. Tent setup is on the forest floor. We grow and regenerate the soil using organic principles so no pesticides or chemicals permitted (You can apply bug spray with deet at your campsite).  City water is available to fill RV water tanks and containers near the Host shed.  Hot water is available in your container upon request.  There is an open outdoor restroom and shower for public use available at the back of the shed. We suggest a mosquito net for outdoor open sleeping. We suggest the following items be brought to make your experience more enjoyable: shower shoes, long sleeves, long pants, a hat, extra socks and close-toed shoes(rubber boots are nice), a rain coat, a compass, and walking sticks. In WINTER months we suggest clean loose fitting night time only socks, warm pajamas, and extra top sheet and blanket, a small foot blanket for inside your bedding, rubber boots, a warm hat and scarf and warm gloves.  We will provide a portable potty for every 3 people and a fire ring.  At the end of your stay, we will pickup any bagged and tied trash you leave and properly dispose of your human waste.  A charcoal grill is available for use at no charge upon request on a first come first serve basis. Activities included as part of your camping fees include a group evening farm tour and/or trip to the pond upon request, access to pond activities, fishing without a license, hiking and exploring the property, bike rides on trails.  Youth archery upon request.  As we get our tree guilds setup, any available fresh produce will be available on request for you to pick and eat during  your camping stay.  Call to see what will be available during your stay. Please send pictures of fun and unique things you do and see to @evergreen_guild on Instagram or Evergreen Guild on Facebook.  If you like to participate in our farming activities, schedule to volunteer 1 hour on Saturdays between 8 am to 1 pm. We look forward to sharing a little piece of heaven with you.  
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Cleveland, 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 Paula Tarver E.Joined in January 2021
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29 ratings · 25 reviews
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Alejandra G.recommends
December 19, 2022
Evergreen Guild - Tent BYO Gear
We loved Paula’s land it’s was so peaceful and we had a great spot in-front of the lake. They made sure we had everything we needed. Definitely coming here again.
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Helen N.recommends
November 14, 2022
Evergreen Guild - Tent BYO Gear
Definitely recommend this place! Great communication, loved the area!
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Shea C.recommends
November 14, 2022
Evergreen Guild - Tent BYO Gear
We had a blast on our BYOG experience! We wanted to get away from everything to a place that is lax with the dogs. If you know what you're doing and not feint of heart you can make it work! The camp spaces are indeed very dispersed and you can pick and choose where you want to camp. We appreciated the bathroom buckets and wood chips. Not too tricky finding the place, but it would have been nice if there was some additional signage. What you see is what you get here. There are small bogs etc, and some hiking trails. We enjoyed the quiet and freedom with the dogs. Very nice people and nice place to camp. We came on one of the colder nights of the year, wouldn't have done it any other way! Thanks again Paula.
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Katherine L.recommends
November 13, 2022
Evergreen Guild - Tent BYO Gear
We had a wonderful time camping on Paula’s land! She and her family were very welcoming upon our arrival and she was very accommodating and helpful when we got to our campsite. She made sure we had everything we needed and even helped us set up our tent when we had trouble! We camped by the lake and it was so peaceful and beautiful! It was also very fun to walk around the property to explore and easy to drive in and out of the campsite/property during the day. There are also a lot of great hikes and beautiful scenery in the area surrounding the campsite.
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Marin S.doesn't recommend
October 16, 2022
Evergreen Guild - Tent BYO Gear
Not private, not quiet. Nice views
As far as the view goes, phenomenal. Communication with host was great. But this place is in a very busy neighborhood. Cars driving by all night. Unattended to children may pop in on you while you are washing your dishes. You will hear them playing very loudly all day long. You will also hear the very large dog barking all day and all night long. The dog came and visited us in the middle of the night as well. It was pretty scary. Not the friendly type of Great Dane. Going for a peaceful camping get away? Do not stay here.
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Christopher R.recommends
September 19, 2022
Evergreen Guild - Tent BYO Gear
Perfect, they left a clean table and some trashcans, and nice logs for the fire pit.
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Drew G.recommends
May 18, 2022
Evergreen Guild - Tent BYO Gear
Great little escape!
This place was very awesome! Very secluded and had the entire pond to ourselves. Our hosts were extremely accommodating and set us up a lovely tent for a very affordable rate which saved us a bunch of time and frustration! There were plenty of fish jumping although none would fall for my tricks! This place is an absolute gem! Being well under an hour from the Woodlands and not needing a 4WD to get out there are all just bonuses. Cell service nearly non-existent (which is a plus for me) and there is no power so plan accordingly. It’s hot, but there is plenty of shade and the water is crystal clear in the morning! I will be back with a couple of kayaks and some buddy’s that whisper to fish for another crack at it!
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Jarod B.recommends
April 18, 2022
Evergreen Guild - Tent BYO Gear
Wonderful stay! Very secluded and the site by the pond is beautiful! Make sure to bring appropriate clothes if you want to hike/explore the creek. Only downside was in the night you could hear cars from a distance. But definitely plan to return and make this spot a common get away trip!
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Gabrielle D.recommends
April 4, 2022
Evergreen Guild - Tent BYO Gear
Tent Camping In The Pines
10/10 would recommend tent camping on Paula’s land! The tall pines offered a scenic stay and the accommodations provided by the Evergreen Guild staff (portable camp potty, fire pit, etc.) were an added bonus!
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Shane M.recommends
April 4, 2022
Evergreen Guild - Tent BYO Gear
We loved how well shaded and picturesque the tent site was. It was proper dark at night, and the frogs and crickets and such sang us to sleep each night.
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Jeffrey G.recommends
March 27, 2022
Evergreen Guild - Tent BYO Gear
Secluded camp site with great view of the lake. Very peaceful. We really enjoyed our stay.
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Christos K.recommends
March 23, 2022
Evergreen Guild - Tent BYO Gear
Tent Camping. Dad with 2 children
Exceptional communication from Paula and her daughter Isla. They both are very nice and eager to help as much as they can. The location is optimal for both tent and RV. With no connections for the RV though, so be prepared. Loved it and definitely will try to go again in the future.
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Jeff L.doesn't recommend
March 13, 2022
Evergreen Guild - Tent BYO Gear
Can’t find the place. She doesn’t give you the true address because she doesn’t want “people randomly showing up.” Called and got directions but phone service was so bad I couldn’t understand. After driving around looking for the place we gave up. Nice lady tried to help but really needs a sign at gate.
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Hatti G.recommends
January 10, 2022
Evergreen Guild - Tent BYO Gear
Kind & Communicative Owner
Had to cancel last minute due to child coming down with a significant fever. Paula was very gracious and helpful regarding last minute change. We look forward to visiting soon!
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Stuart G.recommends
December 24, 2021
Evergreen Guild - Tent BYO Gear
Fantastic place, quite and well spaced out. Pond is beautiful. Will definitely be back.
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Kegan E.recommends
November 23, 2021
Evergreen Guild - Tent BYO Gear
Tall trees. Relaxing, beautiful morning. Great time
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Breck E.recommends
November 23, 2021
Evergreen Guild - Tent BYO Gear
We had an amazing stay they were very nice and had a great property 10/10 would camp at again
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Orlando F.recommends
November 22, 2021
Evergreen Guild - Tent BYO Gear
Our spots up front had several nice areas to set up with plenty of room for all six of us. The back of the property is a work in progress (as clearly stated in the description) and was cool to walk around. The portable potty and small fire pit we were provided was a nice touch. The host had good communication and was very welcoming. We would definitely return if in the area.
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Thiago T.recommends
November 14, 2021
Evergreen Guild - Tent BYO Gear
Beautiful place, nicest host!
Had a great stay at Evergreen Guild. The host was amazing, really beautiful area by a lake. We were looking for a quiet stay in the middle of nature and that’s what we got! Will surely go back for longer stays!
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Henry M.recommends
November 11, 2021
Evergreen Guild - Tent BYO Gear
Secluded spot with basic amenities
Great place! Nice hosts. Easy to find. Very quiet but not absolute silence with some noise in our tent from cars and neighborhood animals. Site seemed pretty secluded but we were the only ones there that night so it was tough to tell. Site came with everything listed in description which made it a great deal. The shower definitely was not private as described but also seemed very close to the host’s house and we decided not to use it. Overall, would stay here again.
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Larry C.recommends
November 7, 2021
Evergreen Guild - Tent BYO Gear
Great time at Evergreen
Really cool piece of property. Beautiful pond with bass and perch. Very accommodating hosts. We found a great spot to camp and hiked a good bit of the property.
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Chris V.recommends
October 18, 2021
Evergreen Guild - Tent BYO Gear
Paula was very welcoming and the setup was smooth and easy. Cool property!
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Ben D.recommends
August 2, 2021
Evergreen Guild - Tent BYO Gear
Great Stay
Loved the property. Paula is a wonderful lady. Would definitely come back!
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Stephan C.recommends
May 8, 2021
Evergreen Guild - Tent BYO Gear
Great place to camp!
Great place! Lots of space and beautiful forest. Paula met me when I arrived and showed me a couple spots I could camp in and brought me supplies (bucket, to, bug spray, hand sanitizer, & fresh water for cleaning and fire control) once I’d picked my spot. Very helpful laid back soul. Very peaceful place and lots of frog & insect noises at night. Even saw fireflies for the first time in years. I will definitely be back there.
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David P.recommends
April 27, 2021
Evergreen Guild - Tent BYO Gear
Relaxing getaway from the city
We had a lovely weekend at the Evergreen Guild. Paula was a great host and we enjoyed learning about the property. We were the only guests so it was a very quiet and relaxing trip. We hiked up to the pond and had a great morning of fishing (even caught a small bass!). We booked our trip last minute and Paula was very responsive which we appreciated.
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