Hipcamp host James N.
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Welcome to our little piece of paradise! 50 acres of oak and elm woods with a network of trails that criss-cross the creek and wind throughout the property under the peaceful canopy of beautiful trees. Don't be surprised if you run into deer, raccoons, or roadrunners! Our property is home to a wide variety of hill-country wildlife and you are almost guaranteed to see

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Welcome to our little piece of paradise! 50 acres of oak and elm woods with a network of trails that criss-cross the creek and wind throughout the property under the peaceful canopy of beautiful trees. Don't be surprised if you run into deer, raccoons, or roadrunners! Our property is home to a wide variety of hill-country wildlife and you are almost guaranteed to see them at some point. Some of our sites are well developed and you can drive right up and pitch your tent near a large fire ring and bbq grill. Other sites on the property are "hike-in" only and you'll need to carry everything in with you from the road. When you check in, your host can help you find your campsite. 

Our two primary campsites are private and surrounded by forest, but connected by a 50' path through the trees for easy connections if you're camping with a large group of more than 10 people. 

Deeper in the property we have several campsites that are far more secluded and offer extreme privacy in the most beautiful settings we have to offer. If you're looking for a wilder campsite surrounded by huge old trees and and all the peace the woods have to offer, just request The Sisters (two ancient live-oak), or China-Berry Meadow. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
5 bookable sites
RV details
Max length 28ft
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 16 people per site
Potable water available
Spigot, tap, hose, pump or well
Fires allowed
Fire ring, charcoal grill
Toilet available
Pets allowed
On leash
No showers
Bins available
Trash bin
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send James a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
OHV
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Braun Oaks Campground in Texas.

Cave
Forest
River, stream or ...

Places to see near Braun Oaks

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
San Antonio Missions National Historical...
22 miles way Explore
Guadalupe River State Park
Guadalupe River State Park
25 miles way Explore
Blanco State Park
Blanco State Park
41 miles way Explore
Lyndon B Johnson National Historical Park
Lyndon B Johnson National Historical Park
49 miles way Explore
Pedernales Falls State Park
Pedernales Falls State Park
58 miles way Explore
Garner State Park
Garner State Park
63 miles way Explore
Lockhart State Park
Lockhart State Park
63 miles way Explore
Palmetto State Park
Palmetto State Park
67 miles way Explore
Mckinney Falls State Park
Mckinney Falls State Park
72 miles way Explore
Choke Canyon State Park
Choke Canyon State Park
76 miles way Explore
Inks Lake State Park
Inks Lake State Park
84 miles way Explore
South Llano River State Park
South Llano River State Park
91 miles way Explore
Bastrop State Park
Bastrop State Park
92 miles way Explore
Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Goliad State Park & Historic Site
97 miles way Explore
Buescher State Park
Buescher State Park
97 miles way Explore

The vibe at Braun Oaks Campground

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Hipcamper Stephanie
Stephanie H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
February 12th, 2018

The Braun Oaks Campground in Helotes, TX is a little gem hidden right outside of San Antonio, TX just half a mile off of the main loop. When you come in, you immediately see a couple of more developed campsites fire rings and log seating, but if you go further into the quieter part of the property, you find other more primitive sites with the perk of getting to bring your car! The campsites closer to the entrance had a little more traffic noise than the back of the property.

I came with a group of 5 less experienced campers, so we chose a more developed site close to the entrance where the restroom facility is located. We set up camp, started a fire, and then spent about an hour putting our vehicle in 4WD and exploring the property. James has clearly taken time to make his land fun for dirt bikes and 4-wheelers as there were lots of cool jumps on his many trails that we really enjoyed! You can tell that James really prides himself in his little piece of paradise close to the city. His property was well maintained and pocketed all through out the property, you could find little collections of things like fencing, logs, and tires that gave us the impression that he had in mind to create something with all of it.

We saw rabbits, armadillos, and tons of birds on the property. At night we fell asleep to the sounds of crickets, rain drops falling, and the faint sound of traffic in the distance, which was worth it to us to be 10 minutes from Government Canyon Natural Area, Sea World, La Cantera Mall, Six Flags, and pretty much any restaurant, coffee shop, or San Antonio style raspa stand your heart could desire.

I highly recommend spending a night or two at Braun Oaks Campground!

We found some sturdy trees to hang up hammocks and lights! Making a little campfire chili before settling in for the night.The campsites are a true reflection of Texas brush and windy oaks! campfire amenity
Hipcamper James
Response from James, the Host, on July 18th, 2018

Stephanie, thanks for your aweosme feedback! As we head into the fall and cooler weather, I'd like to invite you to come back for another visit.

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Hipcamper Hannah
Hannah B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
March 9th, 2018

Great location and fantastic staff! I saw 4 deer come through my campsite right around sunset! James helped me build a fire ring, let me use their spare hammock, and even let me borrow his nice lantern because I forgot mine. I would rate my experience a 10/10 and will definitely try to make my way back!

Hipcamper Clayton
Clayton A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
April 9th, 2018

Great site. Close to Floores. Very convenient for a trip to Helotes.

Hipcamper Jan
Jan R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
April 15th, 2018

We loved it! A great location, beautiful secluded property but still close to town. Short Uber ride to Floores music venue. The trails are great for biking and hiking. What a great escape from the RV parks. We were able to dry camp with our 20 ft travel trailer so awesome!!!!

Hipcamper Richard
Richard S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 7th, 2018

Came in with 29' travel trailer. Was tight and had to back in carefully. Only one site good for this. Supplied us with plenty of well water. Close to Six Flags.

Hipcamper Naomi

Wild, wonderful, and local.

Naomi A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
December 2nd, 2018

Braun Oaks was exactly what I wanted and more than I ever expected, especially with it being so close to San Antonio. We wanted to do some primitive camping for my husband's birthday, but most parks were already full or closed from weather. James was amazingly welcome, and we just adored our site that made us feel out in the wild. From the rugged trails, to the cute creek crossings, I couldn't have asked for more. We actually had a wild pig come across our site at night, but the dogs scared it away before we had a sighting. But the little oinks and squeals were exciting enough. We definitely will be back to camp here.

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Hipcamper Jeffrey W.
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(Site 4)
November 3rd, 2018
Hipcamper Brenton N.
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(Site 1)
October 22nd, 2018
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(Site 1)
April 8th, 2018
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(Site 5)
March 25th, 2018
Hipcamper Nicole F.
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(Site 1)
March 13th, 2018
Property
Braun Oaks
State
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$30/night
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