Hipcamp host Logan B.,
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*Our COVID-19 protocols include: each site has its own toilet and sites are very far apart; we will keep at least ten feet apart when showing you to your campsite; hand sanitizer is provided in the outhouses. We ask that you are mindful of social distancing, try to limit your trips into town to protect our rural community and wash/sanitize your hands when using the outhouse or
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*Our COVID-19 protocols include: each site has its own toilet and sites are very far apart; we will keep at least ten feet apart when showing you to your campsite; hand sanitizer is provided in the outhouses. We ask that you are mindful of social distancing, try to limit your trips into town to protect our rural community and wash/sanitize your hands when using the outhouse or canoe. Thank you!*

Get into low gear and take things slow. Get away from the hype and bustle of the city and enjoy some peaceful seclusion. Pitch your tent in the natural pecan orchard along the San Saba River on the ancestral lands of the Tonkawa, Lipan Apache and Comanche Nations. Take a dip in the river, paddle in our canoe or enjoy a walk around the property. Star gaze when the sun goes down (we have very dark skies!). You're likely to see wildlife such as deer and wild turkey, armadillos, all kinds of birds, bats, and if you're lucky an elusive bobcat or ringtail. This is a great place to just relax, read a book, or drop a fishing line in the river. We often have plenty of fresh eggs for sale from our happy, pasture-raised hens, as well as other farm products such as homemade granola and seasonal jams. A self-serve firewood stand for purchasing firewood is located across from our house when you enter the property. You're welcome to check out our farmstead works in progress as we gradually create our ecological farm. Want to collect your breakfast eggs yourself, give some love to our goats or see what's growing in the garden? Just let us know and we'll be happy to show you around.

We provide fire pits. Bring your own charcoal or purchase a bundle of wood from us (please do not bring firewood with you as this can pose a biosecurity risk for our pecan orchard). Be aware that sometimes there are burn bans and only camp stoves will be allowed at those times. The road down to the camping area can be difficult for really low clearance vehicles, so you are welcome to park at the house and walk down if you prefer/need. It's about a seven to ten minute easy walk from the house and parking area. If we've had heavy rains, the road to the river may be impassable by motor vehicle, but we always give campers a heads up if this is the case before they arrive.

Compost toilet "outhouses" are located in the camping area for each site. We provide toilet paper and hand sanitizer.

Pets are allowed and may be off leash in the camping area provided they won't chase the neighbor's cattle, cross the property line or try to harass our chickens and goats. Please be aware that the white netting used to enclose our chickens and goats is electric. Also be aware that sometimes our animal paddocks are set up near the campsites so you may hear roosters crowing throughout the day (and night).

If you're a cyclist, the surrounding country highways are pleasant to bike on. If you're a rock climber or hiker, Enchanted Rock State Park is just a little over an hour away. Our nearest town, Menard, is small, but has a grocery store, a good restaurant, the ruins of the Presidio de San Saba (if you enjoy historic sites, you should definitely check it out) and a really cool old cemetery. The nearby town of Mason has some good restaurants, little shops and an historic movie theater.

POC and queer folx are welcome here!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
3 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 20ft
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Have a question? Send Logan a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

We often bike into town and the rural roads around here are nice to bike on. Just wear a helmet and have lights!

Fishing

The San Saba River has some good fishing!

Hiking

Hike around the property or visit one of the nearby state parks, such as Enchanted Rock, South Llano, or Lost Maples.

Horseback riding

If you bring a horse, you can ride it.

Paddling

The river is pretty shallow in a lot of places, but we've paddled a canoe down it. You have to carry over rocks at places. We h...Read more

Climbing

There's fantastic climbing just over an hour away at Enchanted Rock State Park.

Swimming

Take a dip in the San Saba River!

Wildlife watching

Lots of wildlife. Deer, coyotes, bobcats, birds, bats, snakes, ringtails, armadillos and more.

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Camping at Low Gear Farmstead in Texas.

River, stream, or creek

The San Saba is the southern border of our property.

Swimming hole

Small swimming hole in the San Saba River.

Farm
Ranch

Places to see near Low Gear Farmstead

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Hipcamper Brian
Brian K.
recommends this listing.
(Orchard Hilltop)
September 19th, 2021

Thank you for being such good hosts! We will definitely be back this fall.

Hipcamper Nicole

Little weekend getaway

Nicole A.
recommends this listing.
(Orchard Falls)
September 19th, 2021

Such a great weekend get away for us. We loved the private campsite with easy access to the river. We look forward to coming back

Hipcamper Whit
Whit E.
recommends this listing.
(Orchard Falls)
September 8th, 2021

Neat place and friendly people. It's a farm not a park, so it's just land with a river, what more could one want? And if you do want more you oughta bring it along.

It rained pretty hard just before we arrived and part of the 'road' thru the property gets a bit muddy, 4wd probably recommended if it's going to be wet.

We planned to stay the night to break up the trip home from Palo Duro, but with the rain we decided to just stay a while, take a dip in the river and have dinner, so I can't comment on the overnight experience, but it was very quiet and seemed like good privacy, though we were the only ones there at the time.

Really good communications also.

Will definitely go back sometime.

Hipcamper Fálki
Fálki H.
recommends this listing.
(Orchard Falls)
August 31st, 2021

We love it here. The sites are lovely, ND the river is fantastic. We've stayed at both sites 1 and 2 and enjoyed both. Great directions, close enough to town if you need to grab something, and farm fresh eggs.

Hipcamper John
John A.
recommends this listing.
(Orchard Falls)
August 28th, 2021

I had a phenomenal experience here, hosts were incredibly nice, I will definitely find my way back here!! Thank you!!

Hipcamper Steph
Steph L.
recommends this listing.
(Orchard Falls)
August 23rd, 2021

Beautiful, shady, and spacious campsite that's right next to the river that us and our dogs loved swimming in. Logan is super responsive and helpful. We've already camped here a few times and will definitely keep coming back!

Hipcamper Bianca

Beautiful 🤩

Bianca S.
recommends this listing.
(Orchard Falls)
August 10th, 2021

If you need to get away and just enjoy some days in beautiful nature ! This is it !
I loved everything about this stay.
Right next to the river, trees, ha, I even loved the outdoor house! ❤️
Logan was the best host ever and my kids fell in love with the goats ! Highly recommended!!! Thank you so much! 🙏

Hipcamper Samantha
Samantha T.
recommends this listing.
(Orchard Hilltop)
August 9th, 2021

Site was pretty private with a nice shaded area next to the river. Camp hosts were nice. Came and told us they had to do some work near our site the last day we were there and apologized. It really wasn't a bother. We enjoyed watching the goats, chickens and cows throughout the property.

Hipcamper Joy

Secluded spot, great for swimming

Joy V.
recommends this listing.
(Orchard Hilltop)
August 9th, 2021

This is a beautiful private spot, great for swimming and fishing. We enjoyed meeting the goats and horses, too! We plan to come back as our daughter really loved swimming in the river.

Camping at Low Gear Farmstead

Awards

Best in 2021 Texas
Finalist
Best of 2019 Texas
9th place
Best of 2018 Texas
1st place
Property
Low Gear Farmstead
State
Texas
Country
United States
$20/night
3 Sites

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