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 or hang a hammock 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 wh
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 or hang a hammock 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 cheddar jalapeño bread, homemade granola and seasonal jams. 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 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. We have one that guests may borrow if you don't have your own. The sites are a 5-10 minute easy walk from the parking area over level ground.
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.
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 11AM
- Check out: Before 2PM
- Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 20% off
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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 Walk-in Camp @ 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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Everything I wanted. Great location, beautiful, clean river, surrounded by old pecans and wildlife. Great host. I had a good camp. I can’t wait to come back and buy some goat cheese and chicken eggs from Logan. The town of Menard is really cool with all the old historic buildings, sites etc. too.
A wonderful getaway!
What a magical place!✨ Very quiet and clean with AMAZING stars. The dogs are so sweet and a dip in the river is the perfect way to cool off from a Texas day. Definitely recommend for a relaxing getaway from Austin.