About Sasquatch Meadows — Tent Only
Sasquatch Meadows (named after the man, or "thing" himself) features two private campsites, which are nestled in a grove of pine trees. You can catch some shade at your site, go dip in your own private swimming hole, or stargaze in the adjacent meadow. You’ll also have a shared flush toilet(bring TP!) and a gravel square for a propane stove (when weather permits). You really can't go wrong at Sasquatch!
- Listing type: Private
- No. of sites: 1
- Accessible by: Drive
- Accommodation: Tent Only
- Check in after: 2PM
- Check out before: 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
The vibe at Sasquatch Meadows — Tent Only
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Sasquatch meadows is well worth the trip! The drive in is 20 minutes on a steep dirt road. They just put in a new bathroom and are building fire rings. We chose to sleep under the stars. Be sure to check out upper falls. Also be aware of bears.
This is the best campsite I’ve ever been to. It’s amazing to be in a place that remote. The diversity of the experience is incredible - with the swimming hole, waterfall, woods, open space to see the stars, and even a flushing toilet! I wish Hipcamp nothing but success.
Sasquatch Meadows is a magical experience! The drive is long but worth it. Make sure you do the 10ish minute walk to Upper Falls! That's where the magic is. Just follow the road back towards the fork. Oh, and don't forget to star gaze in the meadow!
The bathroom was great and the camp spot was nice, but the swimming hole... Oh man, that swimming hole was magical! I almost forgot! When we were headed back, the way was not as clear and we took a wrong turn. Maybe a few exit signs would help. Overall it was a wonderful trip for the kiddos and I. Thank you!
Overall it was great! It’s in way more of a pristine condition than public places. The owners are awesome, they gave us helpful pointers and were very friendly. The site itself was great, there’s a lovely open meadow, and the creek is in such close proximity. My son loved the turtle in the swimming hole! Wildlife there is amazing.
Definitely more expensive than your average camping experience, but worth it completely.
"The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself." - Oscar Wilde
I suppose it's best to start from the beginning....the path which travel occurs, weaves through lakes, forgotten townships and an abundance of beauty. "4WD recommended" however, we made it (alive) with a Fiat500, up and down the unpaved road to the quiet sanctuary of Sasquatch Meadows.
Upon arrival, the camp was well maintained; cut grass, practically new picnic table (w/other folding tables - possibly left behind from other adventurers) and the "perk" of a new-ish lavatory (flushing toilet w/a washing basin outside).
The campsite poured into the meadow with paths spilling into your private brook.
I wish I had the words to describe the blankets of stars that surrounded the meadow at night and the calm of silence however, you'll just have to experience it for yourselves.
Things you'll use;
- A sense of adventure with the confidence of driving off-road (in a fiat people!).
- Sun screen & Bug spray.
- Waterproof shoes & floaties; the river is heavenly and spills into a mirid of swimming holes however, the rocks are slippery and the floaties just bring-on-the-fun.
I would recommend at least two days for this venture, there is just too much to enjoy.
Very secluded, which is nice. Lots of bugs so dont forget your off spray but there's a toilet and running sinks at your site. Waters are gorgeous and I wish I was there to explore a little longer. We met the property manager on the way out so THERE ARE HUMANS CONNECTED TO THIS PLACE! Don't be scared. Meeting him on our way out made me feel better about stayijg there again in the future.
We enjoyed this site - it was very secluded. Nobody was there, we had the place to ourselves, such a treat! The meadow was perfect for stargazing. We put our air mattress in the middle of the meadow and had a wonderful evening of clear sky and warm temp. The stars were great. Lots of mosquitoes in the area - it is critical to spray every exposed part of your body. We used a non-deet spray and it worked fine. The creek access here is limited. There's one nice spot but there's nowhere to really sit and hang out. The bathroom/outhouse is wonderful. Flushing toilet worked great and was clean. Sink and good mirror. Big sink on the outside served well for washing dishes. The whole area was very clean - not a speck of garbage.
Unreal. One of the most beautiful places we've ever visited! The campsite and bathroom were both spotless and sasquatch meadows were quiet, relaxing and private. We'll be back! PS: all of the other reviews recommendations and pro-tips were so useful!! Thanks y'all!
Absolutely beautiful! The swimming hole is so peaceful.
One note on directions: when you get to the fork that says "upper falls" to the left and "sasquatch meadows" to the right, you follow the road to the right towards sasquatch meads and it says "park here" immediately. Do not park here. Turn down the road to the right and continue down. You will see the camps. It wasnt clearly marked to continue down the road and we were confused. we stayed at the first "park here" sign for a while looking around and finally decided to drive down the road. Good thing we did!
Finding the site was a little trickier than we expected thanks to a misplaced Park Here sign and some site selection confusion upon arrival. Our confirmation had us booked in site #2 but the directions directed us to site #1. There were already guests at site #2, so we just set up camp in site #1. Site #1 is the more private of the two sites, so we didn't have a problem with this.
The site itself is relatively compact, with just enough space to pitch a five-person tent. Be aware of the abundant poison ivy and poison oak. It is everywhere and put a damper on exploring the surrounding bush. The mosquitoes are something fierce in the afternoon and evening. We sprayed ourselves with deet from head to toe and still walked away with a couple dozen bites each after just one night. Strangely enough, they were worse at the campsite than the water.
Restrooms are located in a simple outhouse with a flush toilet. There are two sinks that provide non-potable water. This was a nice surprise. The restroom was recently ravaged by a small animal that shredded whatever toilet paper remained into confetti. This, and the overflowing paper waste bucket, could definitely have used a cleaning by the landowners.
Going further afield, there is a great swimming hole right by Sasquatch Meadows, larger and deeper than the swimming area at Upper Falls. We also made the journey to Upper Falls and had the area to ourselves for a couple hours. A very peaceful spot with a couple flat rocks seemingly made for lounging (and yoga!). Other campers saw a rattlesnake on the path leading down to the falls so be aware.
GORGEOUS!! Your own swimming hole, a meadow to set up your tent in, and some stunning waterfalls about a 10 min walk up the road. And the stars were unreal. It would have been nice to have a little bit more signage, we arrived at about the same time as the campers who were staying at the other site, and we had both set up our tents in the wrong place before we realized that the actual campsites were a little further down a road to the right of the main meadow. Also it would have been nice to have the sign for Upper Falls include how far up the road it was. But definitely coming back here with friends!
Pros: You will very have the place to yourself. Shady Tent site. Fantastic diving pool just 1 minute from the tent. The water in August was "bracing" - a perfect antidote to the August dry heat of the day - and, if you put your water bottles in it, it will cool them down. We actually loved the "local" pool we only went once (20 mins walk up the lane) to Upper Falls. The lavatory is new built and cleaninsh. As a previous guest mentioned a rodent must have got in and shredded all the toilet paper for its nest :-) .
Cons - For every beautiful Butterfly you will get 5 mozzies and at least 4 wasps that love your dinner. The were persistent but not aggressive. You beauty of the isolation is also the problem that you should remember to bring everything as you are probably 50 minutes from a general store. Would definitely return if we were in the area.
Site #1 is a little small but more private. Overall experience is awesome expect too much mosquitoes. We applied lots of mosquitoe repellents and still got dozen of bites. The swimming hole is awesome the water is cold and refreshing. The bathroom is newly build and sink with running water is a nice surprise.
This is an amazing spot for pretty much as private car camping as you'll find. There are three campgrounds in the area, two sites at Sasquatch Meadow and one more up at Upper Falls. We got in pretty late and stopped at the first meadow we got too after the long drive in through the property, so just set up camp there without realizing that the actual campground was a bit further around the bend. This ended up being great in the end as we just moved our camp a little bit closer to the creek since there was a family in the other camp site and we wanted more privacy. The creek is beautiful and great to dip in and the waterfall and swimming hole up at Upper Falls was one of the most magical places I've ever been in complete privacy. As other reviewers mentioned, the number of bugs and mosquitoes is very high in the evening so cover up or bring repellant. Also, it got quite hot during the day (went in the summer time), and the water is a great escape, but make sure you prep for the heat. Overall, this place was an amazing getaway, but definitely off the beaten path a bit as there was quite a drive in even after getting to the property gate. I was hesitant to even write this review because I want to go back and hope it doesn't keep booking up like crazy, but here I am, so go enjoy this peaceful and relaxing spot!
Our experience was OK. As promised, the swimming hole was amazing and we enjoyed it. Other than that, our experience wasn't very positive. We arrived at night, and the directions to the campground were clear up until the end. We ended up camping in a clearing with no table, facilities, etc. as the signage had stopped, directions weren't clear, and didn't find the sites. The next morning we walked down a path and found the campsite. We were at site 2, which faced the meadow and was clear with space for us. Site 1 was small and cramped and would have been even buggier than site 2 (lots of bugs, including bees - I was stung once so heads up it's more than mosquitos). Around 6pm, another group arrived, also lost, looking for site 3 which to my understanding didn't exist based on the hip camp listing and signs we saw. They saw how bad site 1 was and camped in the clearing we spent our first night in. The next morning, we packed up around 10 and planned to swim until 12, but the other group had come back to use the bathroom, saw us loading our car, and immediately moved in to site 2 and the swimming hole, which was not large enough for our group of 2 and their group of 5.
Paying $50 for a night of camping is a lot, and I expected more privacy than having two neighboring sites side by side. Very disappointing overall.
Beautiful, remote setting, with a wonderful creek. The mosquitoes were terrible even though it was August and very dry. Our family went through several cans of deet based bug spray but we were still bitten up. I've worked in the woods and have experienced worse, but it definitely made the experience much less enjoyable. The creek area next to the campsites was just about perfect, and free of mosquitoes. We reserved campsite 2, but it was occupied and we had to use the smaller campsite one. It was challenging to find space to set up 2 tents, but we figured out a good configuration. The flushing toilet and piped in water were great. The owner is obviously a good steward of their property. It is well cared for. I would go back, but would consider some type of mosquito netting to cover the face during the dusk hours.
The site was beautiful. It is a long windy drive to the site and we would recommend getting there before dark. We got there after dark so the drive felt a bit spooky, but when we got to the site, it was beautiful. No one else was around so we got the whole meadows to ourselves. You will have a great view of the moon. In the morning, we went to the swimming hole and drove up to Upper Falls. Everything was beautiful, except for the flying bugs! :( Not sure if we came at the wrong time but when we woke up in the morning, these bugs (probably gnats) were swarming all around us and surrounded our faces. One even flew in to my boyfriend's eye. If it weren't for these gnats, we would have such a lovely time. Due to the gnats, we left early the next day to explore other waterfalls in Whiskeytown. All in all, the location was great and beautiful, just wished we didn't have to deal with those annoying bugs.