Hipcamp host Kathleen G.,
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Moon Meadow at Dragons Gate is a lovely quiet site of meadows surrounded by tall Evergreen trees. Home to abundant wildlife including Elk, Deer, Bear, Coyote, Eagle, Hawks, Owls, among others.  Come pitch your tent and make your camp to enjoy this lush green setting.  There are four fire pits to chose from to make your camp around.  

The area has gently rolling hills f


Moon Meadow at Dragons Gate is a lovely quiet site of meadows surrounded by tall Evergreen trees. Home to abundant wildlife including Elk, Deer, Bear, Coyote, Eagle, Hawks, Owls, among others.  Come pitch your tent and make your camp to enjoy this lush green setting.  There are four fire pits to chose from to make your camp around.  

The area has gently rolling hills filled with wildflowers during the earlier part of the Summer. Dragons Gate Gardens and Wilds has a hundred and twenty acres to explore.  The Skookumchuck River is a little over a mile away where you can enjoy a waterfall and walk along the river with low bank where one can get into the water. Doing so is a great favorite of our guests.

We are wild and woolly. We provide a place to experience nature as it simply is. We privilege pollinators above human aesthetics.  Wildflowers abound, including various dandelions which many are edible and healing plants.  We encourage converting from lawns to meadow lands being supportive of wild birds and insects. If you like it wild we are the place for you. This is not a resort or English style garden. Tall grass, wild flowers and trees fill the land around you to give you a feeling of full immersion in Nature.

Please note that check-in is from 2 pm until 8 pm. All members of the party must check-in at the front gate. Parties arriving late will be charged a late fee of $25. for the first hour and an additional $50. for being over an hour late. We do not site campers after dark. (Our State Parks close their gates at dusk.) We also ask our campers to observe quiet time after 9 pm. It is important to be respectful of all, that includes the other campers.

When requesting to book please include whether you are bringing a trailer or RV and its length, how many cars, how many people, and how many dogs, so that I can better site you and your party. When choosing your site you might consider my two other campgrounds which are Giant Crystal Retreat and Jessie's camp at Dragons Gate Gardens and Wilds.

The pool and hot tub are closed until further notice. Updated 7/12/2021


In response to some guests' complaints about the fees thinking they should be different because the water features are not being offered, when the pool and hot tub are available there are extra fees involved. They have never been included in the camping fees. The camping fees have been the same for the entire time I have been on Hipcamp which is four years now. If you feel for any reason that my fees are not in your budget we can recommend other sites.

Please let me know you've read this far by telling me how many smokers are in your group when you send your booking request.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
4 sites
Up to 9 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Wifi available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
Remove your rubbish
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical connection
No water connection
No sewage dump point
No TV connection
Pull-in site
Max length 12.19 m
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Kathleen a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


We are within walking distance of the Skookumchuck River. Where the private road crosses the river there is a deep hole favore...Read more

Horseback riding

Bring your horses and enjoy the vast miles of trails that lead off our property into forested lands stretching for miles.


Tenino Quarry Pool There’s nothing else like this anywhere! The Quarry Pool was originally a working sandstone quarry in the la...Read more

Wildlife watching

Wildlife watching is one of our greatest assets. You are visiting the wildlife living space. Wander it quietly or just relax ...Read more



Natural features you'll find at Moon Meadow at Dragons Gate in Washington.

River, stream, or creek

The Skookumchuck River is within walking distance. It has areas favored for fishing and swimming.

Swimming hole

There are swimming holes along the Skookumchuck River.


There is a lovely waterfall at the very end of our road. It is beautiful to explore and walk along.


There are many farms in the valley which lends a beautiful landscape as you drive across the Skookumchuck Valley.


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Hipcamper Michelle
Michelle B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
September 13th, 2021

This was my second time staying here. As with the first stay, it was amazing! Kathleen is an awesome host, and worked really hard to meet my groups needs. She was very responsive and helpful. It was nice to be able to buy wood on site-much more affordable than in town. Our dogs loved running around all of the walking trails. What a beautiful property!!

Hipcamper Emily
Emily C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 6th, 2021

We rerouted our Labor Day Weekend plans due to smoke and ended up at Dragon’s Gate. Kathleen’s put a lot of care into the individual sites and the paths around the property (which were lovely for a happy hour evening stroll). It was a great last minute option for a busy holiday weekend.

Hipcamper Kimberly
Kimberly A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
August 15th, 2021

Such beautiful quiet and secluded property. First camping trip with our little granddaughters and they were able to run free with no worries. Very close to the river for swimming, it was great!

Moon Meadow at Dragons GateSunrise First night sunset
Moon Meadow at Dragons Gate
Hipcamper Rebekah

Forested farm

Rebekah R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 15th, 2021

Kathleen’s land is a wonderful getaway from the bustling city streets. The sites are open year round if you’re willing to brave the weather. She is a wonderful host and communicates clearly. Take note that she has multiple sites for each listing on HipCamp and if you message her before booking, she will help you pick the best site for your group.

Hipcamper Mischa

Serene and magical stay

Mischa R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
July 12th, 2021

Kathleen and Moz's property is such a magical and peaceful place to spend a weekend! They were kind and gracious hosts who made us feel so welcome and at ease. Kathleen especially prides herself on creating a safe and inviting nature experience for women and solo campers, and I appreciated the level of care and consideration she showed. The surrounding pines and wildflower meadows made for a beautiful environment. We enjoyed walking on the mowed trails around the property, seeing the horses in the neighboring farm, and meandering a bit through the woods nearby. Be sure to pack some bug spray as the biting flies and mosquitoes were active later in the day (Kathleen & Moz sell a very nice essential oil Bug-Off in the gift shop at the entrance, as well). We would gladly stay again!

Hipcamper Nila
Nila F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
July 5th, 2021

Wonferful place, lots of privacy, only 20 minutes away from Millersylvania lake! Kathleen is a very welcoming host!

Hipcamper Taylor

Another magical weekend

Taylor K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 20th, 2021

This was my second time staying at moon meadow at dragons gate and it was even more magical than last time. We had a group of seven and had quite an excellent weekend. Kathleen and others there were helpful, accommodating and are great to talk to. There is nothing like that first drive on the grass path following Kathleen through the meandering meadow to your site

Horses on adjacent propertyHoping to book the site with this view next time
Hipcamper Rachel

Wonderful stay in a great location.

Rachel R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
June 4th, 2021

Moon Meadow at Dragons Gate was an amazing first HipCamp adventure. Kathleen was very nice and helpful. Spot number four, where we stayed, was large and relatively secluded at the back of the property. Also, very easy to get in and out of. The views were fantastic. We will be staying again.

Hipcamper Devan


Devan H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
May 31st, 2021

Super spacious and loved the animals on the property!


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