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
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. 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 three primary campsites are private and surrounded by forest, but connected by a series of trails 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 only accessible by hiking in, but 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 Campsite 4.
Heads-up! We have domestic goats and forest-raised domestic pigs that roam the property, so don't be surprised if you meet them during your visit. They're friendly and this is their home.
Dogs are always welcome, but for their safety, please keep them leashed.
- 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 Weeknight discount: 25% off
- Response time: Within an hour
- Response rate: 100%
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You are welcome to explore our cave ...if you can find it!
River, stream, or creek
Our property hosts a seasonal creek and vernal pools, typically during spring.
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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!
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!
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!!!!
Wild, wonderful, and local.
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.
The campsite was perfect. Exactly what we were looking for. Nice place to get away from the city for a few days without having to drive hours away. Highly recommend. James introduced himself too. Awesome dude! Will be back!