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. 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!*

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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. 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 or paddle in the river 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 (gathering firewood is prohibited). 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
Tent or RV sites
3 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Class B RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 14 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: flat
No Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, or Class C RVs
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
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: 15 months out

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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 Edina
Edina P.
recommends this listing.
(River View)
May 23rd, 2022

Host was very nice! Met us and gave some info but wasn’t intrusive at all. We stayed at River View. Very private campsite! Just know there is no access to water AT the site. You pretty much stay above the river up on a small cliff. Closest water access was a short drive/walk from site. Surprised for so much water at this time of year. It was HOT. Just know there is quite a bit of cacti so bring good shoes. Also we saw a porcupine climbing a tree at night!

Hipcamper Lisa

A little eden along the san saba

Lisa C.
recommends this listing.
(Orchard Hilltop)
May 21st, 2022

We stayed at the orchard hilltop site and found it wonderfully peaceful. Our host Logan, was very helpful and attentive, even providing massage service for us weary travelers. The surrounding areas and small towns, were fun to visit and a peak into yesteryear. A great stay!

Hipcamper Brandon

Two dudes, one tent, and two dogs!

Brandon C.
recommends this listing.
(Orchard Hilltop)
May 19th, 2022

The place is gorgeous, super tucked away camping spots. We were at spot #2. Spots are super spread out so you really do feel alone in the woods which is awesome. Property owners Dog Named Bjorn was awesome. Best dog life ever! He would roam down to our camp site just to play with my dogs. I recommend camping here in the fall or winter not early summer. Even with all the shade it is extremely hot. But then again, it is Texas. I will be camping here again in the middle of the winter for sure! Overall great place to camp, definitely bring friends, bring dogs, have a blast! 10/10 recommend!

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Hipcamper Aaron

Low gear farmstead

Aaron Y.
recommends this listing.
(River View)
April 28th, 2022

Low gear farmstead was an incredible experience. We had a site right on the bluff overlooking the river and near the swimming hole. The camp felt very secure given the number of gates and it was very clean. They have goats, chickens, horses and even turkeys. They also provided a spotless compost toilet. I’m already planning to go back.

Hipcamper Matthew

Camping on the river - dog friendly

Matthew C.
recommends this listing.
(Orchard Falls)
April 11th, 2022

Loved tent camping on Logan's property. We were at site #2, right by the river. The river was beautiful and our dogs loved swimming! There is a small set of waterfalls that provided a great spot to sit on or swim from! Logan was also very friendly and checked-in on us each day.

One thing to note is that there are some horses that come out to play at night. Two things: First, one of the horses half-attacked one of our tent and put a small hole in the rainfly :( Second, the horses were very active late at night. At some points, it sounded like a stampede around the site. We were able to sleep well both nights, but we were a bit nervous that they would hit the tents (because of incident 1 above).

Overall, the horses were very friendly, and they didn't mind the dogs.

I would definitely recommend to others, provided you're okay with animals!

Hipcamper Isabel
Isabel D.
recommends this listing.
(River View)
April 10th, 2022

The land was beautiful, the campsites well developed and spaced apart. if you follow the guidelines and arrive with sufficient water, toilet paper and food you will not have a problem. the hosts were super friendly and it was great to see the y'all means all flag. try to come when it isnt windy as the dust was substantial. we will be back!

Hipcamper Benjamin
Benjamin H.
recommends this listing.
(Orchard Hilltop)
April 1st, 2022

This is my second time to visit, and it was another great stay. I will be planning another trip back. Thanks!

Hipcamper Margaret

The best

Margaret A.
recommends this listing.
(Orchard Falls)
March 16th, 2022

I camped at Site #2 in an oak grove right next to the crystal clear San Saba River. One of the prettiest campsites I’ve ever stayed at in a lifetime of camping.

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Hipcamper Bianca
Bianca G.
recommends this listing.
(River View)
March 13th, 2022

This place is a gem. The hosts were very direct and kind, even through my misunderstandings twice over the actual gate of entrance! What stood out the most was the YALL MEANS ALL flag. Being inclusive means the world to us where ever we may go. We were safe and the kids had a blast being outdoors!

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Awards

Best of 2022 Texas
Finalist
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
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