Hipcamp host Kate M.,
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 flat, area in woods  for tents,  No visible neighbors.Very quiet, lush vegetation. One block from beautiful swimming/fishing lake  and close to hiking. 4-6 miles from towns and beaches.One older woman lives in the house on the property.   A table can  be supplied for tent campers  if requested.  

Campsite area
Tent site
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Potable water available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
Have a question? Send kate a message!
  • Check in: After 11AM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching


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Dirt driveway--- long enough for a van or camper or RV

Swimming hole

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Hipcamper Able

Beneath ancient cedars

Able W.
recommends this listing.
July 17th, 2022

Kate was very sweet, showed us around the trails and beach, and we talked gardening which warmed my heart <3 Wonderful quiet spot in the woods, good drainage so you don't have to worry about sleeping in a puddle - and there's great canopy cover from a couple large Cedars. It rained lightly, but barely anything made it to the ground. Nice short walks on woodsy trails. There was intermittent noise from a gun club a couple miles away, but still overall a very quiet and relaxing woodsy spot. 3-minute walk to the lake (good wading or swimming, plus portapotty access at lake), and there's a bucket/compost toilet at campsite. 'Primitive' but totally comfy and fine, if that's your style.

plenty of space under the cedars for a table, chairs, and stuff storage. no table on-site, but Kate provided a portable table on requestabout 30 feet of trail from parking pad to tent area; very slight slope, with a short steeper slope near the parking pad (parking gravel is raised about 2 feet above trail). not really accessible for wheels, but doable with a cane or crutches.plenty of tent space - we pitched this '4-person' tent w/entryway, plus a second '2-person' tent, and could have set up 1 to 2 more small/midsize tents as well
Hipcamper abigail

A little misleading

Abigail H.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
August 3rd, 2020

Kate, the host, was so sweet and very welcoming upon arrival. Unfortunately, the site was not what my group of campers was expecting. We show up and the site is basically in the host's driveway. there is some privacy as it is several feet from the driveway, but from the pictures, I felt we didn't get what we expected. The bathroom was a bucket and the water was from a hose. We were a little ways away from the water, but it was very close and enjoyable.

Hipcamper Michelle
Michelle G.
recommends this listing.
August 2nd, 2020

Kate’s camping site was felt remote and it was nice to have a camping toilet.

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Hipcamper Patricia


Patricia T.
doesn't recommend this listing.
July 20th, 2020

Kate is very nice, my car camping spot I was given was ridiculous, I left.

Hipcamper Kara

Kate’s kamp

Kara H.
recommends this listing.
May 17th, 2020

Kate is a great host, she helped us get settled and gave us directions on how to get to popular beaches and hikes. It feels like you are in the middle of the forest when you are camping at her site and being able to walk to the lake is a bonus. We saw a bald eagle grab a fish out of the lake right in front of us- I would 100% stay here again.

Hipcamper Hyung Won
Hyung Won Y.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
August 25th, 2019

Pros: good location in the middle of island. Nice flat cleared space. Possibly close to the lake (didn't visit). Single site, so no hipcamp neighbors. You can see deers

Cons: no(or sporatic) cell signal. Strange multiple animal noises that kinda freaked me out at first, sounded like distressed pigs, and barking deer or something like that, I have no idea. Can hear neighbors if they're doing stuff(generator, music, etc - but didn't bother me since it was a short period of time). Nettles on the entrance of the site can irritate your skin if you touch them, beware!

Setting up the tentsile in the trees, with my cat 🐈
Hipcamper Jo and Josh

A quiet, peacful spot near the lake

Jo And Josh B.
recommends this listing.
June 14th, 2019

We had a great time staying at this campsite. We parked near the house and it was just a few yards into the trees for a quiet, peaceful place to set up our tent. It was well shaded and comfortable no matter how hot it was outside. A short walk down the road there is a small park at the shore of the lake with tables and a port-a-potty. It was a very relaxing stay, and we definitely recommend it.

Hipcamper Nancy

Tranquility at it's best

Nancy P.
recommends this listing.
May 27th, 2019

Great camping experience at Sanctuary Woods and Lake. The surrounding area was so quite and peaceful the only noise I heard were birds singing and the breeze rustling through the trees. My host, Kate, greeted me upon arrival and was very helpful getting me situated with parking and electrical hook-up to her home. This property is secluded and cell phone reception (AT&T Mobility) was spotty when I had to call the host due to my GPS losing it's signal.
Special note to RV'er's - The property can only comfortably accommodate a campervan or Class B motorhome (not B+.) Be sure to bring at least a 100 foot heavy duty extension cord and a 15amp adapter for the 30amp of power from your rig. All and all a lovely and welcoming experience.

Hipcamper Cody
Cody H.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 30th, 2019

Great place to stay for the night. The host, Kate, was very welcoming and had many great recommendations of things to do in the area. Lake access is just a short walk from the property.

Private and secluded even with the host on site. My main recommendation is to bring a table of some sort if you are car camping. There is no picnic table on site, but there is one down by the lake.

Kate M.’s Land
United States
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