Hipcamp host Logan
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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 our natural pecan orchard along the San Saba River. Take a dip in the river, paddle in our canoe or enjoy a walk around the property. Star gaze when the sun goes down. You're likely to see wildlife such as deer and wild turkey, armadillos, Continue reading...

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 our natural pecan orchard along the San Saba River. Take a dip in the river, paddle in our canoe or enjoy a walk around the property. Star gaze when the sun goes down. 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 always have plenty of fresh eggs for sale from our happy, pasture-raised hens. You're welcome to check out our farmstead works in progress as we gradually create our little permaculture paradise. Want to collect your breakfast eggs yourself, give some love to our Nigerian Dwarf goats or see what's growing in the garden? Just let us know and we'll be happy to show you around.

We provide small grills for charcoal or wood fires. Bring your own charcoal or gather firewood your surroundings around camp. Be aware that sometimes there are burn bans and only camp stoves will be allowed at those times. We have one that guests may borrow if you don't have your own.

Two compost toilet "outhouses" are located in the camping area. 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. Please be aware that the white netting used to enclose our chickens and goats is electric. Normally, our animals are not being pastured in the camping area.

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.

We welcome diversity and love having visitors to our farmstead.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans
No. of sites
5 bookable sites
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 9 people per site
No potable water
Bring your own water, purify from river or stre...
Fires allowed
Charcoal grill
Toilet available
Pets allowed
On leash
Showers available
Hot water
Pack it out
No picnic table
No wifi
No RV hookup
No RV sanitation
Have a question? Send Logan a message!
  • Check in: After 11AM
  • Check out: Before 2PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: None
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 50% off
Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Climbing
Swimming
Wildlife watching
Boating
Wind sports
OHV
Snow sports
Surfing
Whitewater paddling

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Hipcamper Rachel
Recommends this listing

We had a lovely stay at this site. We set up our tent in a pecan orchard right next to the San Saba River, and fell asleep to a full moon and the sound of moving water. A compost toilet and grill were provided, but be sure to bring your own cooking/drinking water. A small vehicle may have a difficult time getting out to the site due to cactus and mesquite. Early November was a perfect time to visit this sweet farmstead - the fall foliage was beautiful. Enchanted Rock State Park and Lost Maples State Natural Area make for great nearby day trips!

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Hipcamper Logan
Response from Logan, the Host, on February 27th, 2018

Hi Rachel, thanks for your review and beautiful photos! Since your stay we have cleared away more mesquite and cactus so if you visit again, your car should have no difficulty on the dirt road. Come back anytime!

Hipcamper Hector
Recommends this listing

Great place and great host's. Be sure to have a paper map in case you lose signal. AT&T works in that area not Verizon. Definately will go again!

Hipcamper Logan
Response from Logan, the Host, on March 19th, 2018

Thanks, Hector! We're glad you enjoyed it. Come back anytime.

Hipcamper Jesse
Recommends this listing

This place is beautiful and amazing and the host was very kind. Can’t wait to return.

Hipcamper Logan
Response from Logan, the Host, on April 16th, 2018

Thanks, Jesse! We hope you can stay again, maybe when it isn't so windy :)

Hipcamper Randy
Recommends this listing

Lots of quiet and privacy in a gorgeous, shady pecan grove on the banks of the San Saba river, just deep enough for swimming! Friendly, accommodating hosts who are welcoming of diversity. Pretty great! Be aware it's Texas wilderness, so you're gonna have insects and cacti and armadillos and murky riverbeds and all that good stuff you came out to nature to experience.

Hipcamper Logan
Response from Logan, the Host, on May 29th, 2018

We're so glad y'all enjoyed it! Thanks for being respectful campers. Come back sometime!

Hipcamper Sarah
Recommends this listing

We had a fantastic time at Low Gear Farmstead! When we pulled up to the amazing pecan grove, there were three wild peacocks cruising through, which we saw as a sign of good things to come since Logan said they don't always make an appearance. We really enjoyed hanging out in the river with our kiddo's and my husband was able to get some fishing in and even caught a decent sized Bass. There are chickens on the property, so we were able to buy some to enjoy for breakfast as well as take home with us. We will definitely be back and highly recommend this place for anyone looking to spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

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Hipcamper Logan
Response from Logan, the Host, on March 14th, 2018

We're so glad you guys enjoyed it! Y'all are welcome back anytime and we'll have plenty more eggs and hopefully some goat milk, too.

Hipcamper Marina
Recommends this listing

We had a great time getting away from the big city. Set up camp on a full moon night in the orchard full of historical pecan trees. Moon was so bright we hardly needed a lantern. Splashing sounds of the river to put us to sleep. By day, there was lots of time to just sit by the river and relax. By night, a pretty good view of the moon and stars for telescope viewing - though I expect when the trees leaf out there will be more shade than sky. Logan was very patient with our late arrival, and Geer helped us out with a jumpstart for our vehicle on our last day. Thanks for all that ..... and the fresh eggs are awesome.

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Hipcamper Logan
Response from Logan, the Host, on April 7th, 2018

Thank you, Marina! We're so glad you guys enjoyed it here. You're welcome back anytime!

Hipcamper Emily
Recommends this listing

This place is serene and quiet. Logan is a great host. We’ll definitely be back.

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Hipcamper Logan
Response from Logan, the Host, on May 15th, 2018

Thank you! Come back anytime!

Hipcamper Issac
Recommends this listing

Super awesome place to stay. We only stayed a single night so we didn't really get to check out the lake or the property but I'd definitely stay again!

Hipcamper Logan
Response from Logan, the Host, on May 22nd, 2018

Thanks for staying even though it was a little muddier than usual. We hope you can stay longer next time!

Property
Low Gear Farmstead
State
Texas
$11/night
5 Sites