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!
- 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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Fresh eggs from our pasture raised hens!
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
We often bike into town and the rural roads around here are nice to bike on. Just wear a helmet and have lights!
The San Saba River has some good fishing!
Hike around the property or visit one of the nearby state parks, such as Enchanted Rock, South Llano, or Lost Maples.
If you bring a horse, you can ride it.
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
There's fantastic climbing just over an hour away at Enchanted Rock State Park.
Take a dip in the San Saba River!
Lots of wildlife. Deer, coyotes, bobcats, birds, bats, snakes, ringtails, armadillos and more.
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.
Small swimming hole in the San Saba River.
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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.
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.
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!
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! 🙏
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.
Secluded spot, great for swimming
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.