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Dean’s Campground
61 reviews
· Auburn, Washington
11 acres
8 sites
7 Caravan/Tent
1 Tent
In 1975 Dean and Barbara Inabnit purchased 11 undeveloped acres from Weyerhaeuser. Dean’s plan to bring two manufactured homes to the property was only shortly delayed by a $20,000 bid per house to have the Coast Guard air lift the houses in to place. The only option, it seemed. Dean took his $40,000 and purchased a bulldozer and tractor. Weyerhaeuser granted Dean permission to widen well over 2 miles of county access road through the forest from the direction of the nearby fire station. He drug the homes through his temporary driveway and finally in 1978, the houses were hooked up to water, sewer, power. They moved in. He spent the next few years building a logging road as his main drive from Auburn-Black Diamond, sourcing all materials from the land. Dean and Barbara finished raising their family here, and for a while their grandchildren enjoyed the land, too. Dean is 81 years old, living in the Centralia area. We bought his bulldozer and his tractor, and he and his family are happy to know we are continuing their hard work.
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Auburn, Washington, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Marlee D.Joined in June 2020
Response rate: 100%
82 Ratings · 61 reviews
Mark G.recommends
September 27, 2022
Mark's Spot
This place has been a restful sanctuary for me. I love it here…
Mark G.recommends
September 22, 2022
Mark's Spot
I had no idea this camp was here and I drove by it every day for 3 years. I found it in a tragic time in my life when I needed a refuge and sanctuary. I can’t tell you how safe and peaceful the campground and surrounding area is. Marlee has been wonderful to work with and very responsive. I have found the peace and rest I was seeking. A special place for me now.
Dale M.recommends
September 16, 2022
Grey Wolf - monthly
Thank you Marlee!
Great little area! We stayed here after a concert at the Washington state fair. It’s just far enough out to not be in the midst of the chaos but close enough we didn’t need to make the hour and a half drive home. Marlee made sure everything worked well for us. Because of plans we had the next day, our concert trip wouldn’t have been possible without her, and she was happy to help at any point. I’ve used other sites like air bnb before and have never had anyone respond and quickly as Marlee does.
Mary H.
September 15, 2022
Hummingbird - monthly
The campground is beautiful. It's not too far out, but away from noisy highways. A big negative point for me was paying over $40 a night but having no facilities except a port-a-potty. Unfortunately, a couple of rude partiers camped next to us and kept us awake all night. The camp host was apologetic, kicked them out, and refunded our fee. But I don't think I would stay there again.
Caro L.recommends
September 9, 2022
Hummingbird - monthly
This place was exactly what I expected, we had a great time! I will go back next time I need a little break from the world :)
Steve S.recommends
September 3, 2022
Bighorn, pull thru
Wonderful quiet place
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