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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. 

There is a pond on the property. The hike to

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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. 

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 and $80 per night to rent our 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 on your bikes.  Youth archery upon request.  As we get our tree guilds setup, any available fresh produce will be available 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. 

You can earn credits towards your stay by scheduling to volunteer 1 hour on Fridays or Saturdays.  $10 per site credit each hour of group volunteer help. Reserve your volunteer work times for Saturdays between 8 am to 1 pm. No cash value for credits not redeemed.  Credit is given through your registration site at the end of your stay.

We look forward to sharing a little piece of heaven with you.

 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
5 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 45.0 ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
  • Check in: After 8AM
  • Check out: Before 8PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 18 months out

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating

If you bring your own motorless and equipment. Swimming in the pond is not currently advised.

Fishing

Hopefully there are some fish in there. We haven't had time to try yet. We plan to add bass and perch at some point.

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Hiking
Off-roading (OHV)
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Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Evergreen Guild - BYO Gear in Texas.

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Hipcamper Hatti

Kind & communicative owner

Hatti G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 10th, 2022

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!

Hipcamper Stuart
Stuart G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
December 24th, 2021

Fantastic place, quite and well spaced out. Pond is beautiful. Will definitely be back.

Hipcamper Kegan
Kegan E.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 23rd, 2021

Tall trees. Relaxing, beautiful morning. Great time

Hipcamper Breck
Breck E.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 23rd, 2021

We had an amazing stay they were very nice and had a great property 10/10 would camp at again

Hipcamper Orlando
Orlando F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 22nd, 2021

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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Hipcamper Thiago

Beautiful place, nicest host!

Thiago T.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 14th, 2021

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!

Hipcamper Henry

Secluded spot with basic amenities

Henry M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 11th, 2021

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.

Hipcamper Larry

Great time at evergreen

Larry C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 7th, 2021

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.

Hipcamper Chris
Chris V.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 18th, 2021

Paula was very welcoming and the setup was smooth and easy. Cool property!

Property
Evergreen Guild - BYO Gear
State
Texas
Country
United States
$20/night
5 Sites