Hipcamp host Rachel C.,
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Located in a lush forest on the Quimper Peninsula, this spot is perfect a night or two of camping.

We were inspired by three thru hikers we recently met in the backcountry at Olympic National Park hiking the PNW Trail who said they passed right by Carben Forest wished they could have camped on our property.

Carben Forest is located on 20 acres right in Port Towns

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Located in a lush forest on the Quimper Peninsula, this spot is perfect a night or two of camping.

We were inspired by three thru hikers we recently met in the backcountry at Olympic National Park hiking the PNW Trail who said they passed right by Carben Forest wished they could have camped on our property.

Carben Forest is located on 20 acres right in Port Townsend, Washington. Our family of four is homesteading in a 1968 Airstream and love nature, hiking, and the outdoors. Come join us on the property to relax for a few days or to explore the Olympic Peninsula!

Our site can easily accommodate two tents and up to 6 people. It has chairs, a wood slab table, and a small fire pit (we provide firewood for the first night!). From your campsite, you are a few steps away from the Larry Scott Trail (but still very private), 15 minutes to Port Townsend, and ~1 hour to many of the Olympic National Park access points.

In addition, we have an outdoor setup for cooking and cleaning. For cooking, we have a refrigerator for your use, a gas-fired BBQ, and more. For cleaning, we have a warm water outdoor shower (amazing after a hard day hiking or paddling!), washbasin/sink, and a composting toilet dedicated to campers.

We are HUGE fans of the Olympic Peninsula and our local businesses!!! We are happy to provide recommendations for any and all of your needs during your trip. Some of our favorites for food include Finnriver Cidery, Chimacum Corner Store, Hama Hama Oysters, Discovery Bay Outdoor Exchange, Port Townsend Vineyards, the Cocoa Forge, and Velocity Coffee; for getting into nature we love Fort Worden and the Elwha River. We have hiked, camped, surfed, in the area for over a decade, and have enjoyed this area's amazing farms & restaurants since moving out here several years ago. We're happy to provide detailed recommendations. 

Most importantly, we love to share our land and community with others. We look forward to hosting you, your friends, and your family for an inspirational and relaxing Olympic adventure. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Short walk
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Bins available
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Rachel a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within an hour

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports
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Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Carben Forest in Washington.

Forest

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Hipcamper Mary

Camp with the owls

Mary T.
recommends this listing.
September 8th, 2021

We stayed here for 3 nights on a 5 night Olympic Peninsula trip. It was a great place to be. Rachel and Joel were so friendly and helpful in answering questions and guiding us to the activities we were looking for. Having running hot water for dishwashing was great! We used the cart to haul our stuff to the campsite which was really helpful because I hadn’t organized well even though I knew it was a walk in site. The campsite was simple and pleasant, with a nice metal box to set up a cook stove. We heard owls two nights and coyotes the third.

Hipcamper Maria

Private and easy trail access

Maria C.
recommends this listing.
September 8th, 2021

My daughter and I loved the private campsite and easy access to the Larry Scott Trail. We live in Port Townsend so this was a mini bike-packing getaway- so much fun! Also the trees were perfectly spaced for our hammock. Thank you so much!

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Hipcamper Samuel

A wonderful getaway

Samuel T.
recommends this listing.
September 4th, 2021

The Carben Forest is a quiet secluded location for tent camping. I met with Joel and he seemed very likable. I messaged Rachel and she responded quickly and thoroughly. Running water, showers, a small refrigerator, electricity, and a compost toilet are provided. Grounds were clean and well maintained. My time there was wonderful and I would highly recommend this camp to anyone interested in a nature getaway.

Hipcamper Daigen
Daigen M.
recommends this listing.
September 3rd, 2021

Good private site. Excellent communication from the host. Nice basecamp for explorations. The sink and hot shower were a luxurious treat.

Hipcamper Nick
Nick F.
recommends this listing.
August 29th, 2021

Beautiful forest camp site! Rachel and Joel were awesome, super responsive and helpful. Our son loved the horses down the street and the slug sightings. The campsite had everything we needed.

Hipcamper amanda
Amanda Z.
recommends this listing.
August 27th, 2021

Loved it! Highly recommend.

Hipcamper Cynthia
Cynthia M.
recommends this listing.
August 20th, 2021

Peaceful PNW forest camping with clean amenities and gracious hosts

Hipcamper Irene

Beautiful, peaceful and private

Irene S.
recommends this listing.
August 11th, 2021

Beautiful, peaceful, and private camping spot with nice facilities, right next to the trail. We loved it. Rachel and Joel were very accomodating and kind. We'll definitely return again. Thanks!

Hipcamper Rachel
Response from Rachel, the Host, on September 2nd, 2021

Thank you Irene!!!

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Hipcamper Susan

Everyting you need

Susan W.
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August 8th, 2021

Everything you need in a quiet pleasant setting: Outdoor shower, compost toilet, kitchen sink setup in a forest.
My husband said " I was skeptical before arriving but now I find I love it!"

Hipcamper Rachel
Response from Rachel, the Host, on September 2nd, 2021

Great review Susan! Please come back any time.

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Property
Carben Forest
State
Washington
Country
United States
$45/night
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