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Casler Farm West

· Clark Fork, Idaho
17 acres
4 sites
3 RV/Tent
1 Tent
NOTE: DUE TO RECENT FLOODING, SOME CAMPSITES HAVE BEEN DESTROYED AND CURRENTLY THE OUTDOOR SHOWER IS OUT OF COMMISION Our land is devoted to utilizing and learning about Permaculture and tinkering with new sustainable building and energy production practices. Currently on the drawing board a suspended tree house, tiny house design and construction workshops and a low head electrical generating system. There are a variety of camping sites, more than 1/2 of them obtainable by trail only. There is a year round creek and several springs on the property. Adjoining the property there are thousands of acres of Forest Service land and just up the road is the proposed Scotchman Peaks Wilderness Area. Beautiful Lake Pend Orielle is only eight miles away and the Clark Fork River Delta and can be accessed just down the highway. road in Clark Fork. Bring your kayak, canoe, or longboard for unsurpassed natural beauty. If an alpine Lake is your cup of tea, Antelope Lake is a short (fairly easy) 90 minute hike away, I'm told the fishing is great! There is a meadow with room for just about any RV, however, there are no generators allowed, no hookups and a stay of more than three days will require special approval. We welcome anybody traveling through our beautiful corner of Idaho, however, we are not an RV park. Permaculture is our passion.
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Clark Fork, Idaho, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Ken C.Joined in August 2015
18 ratings · 19 reviews
Sarah D.recommends
July 4, 2022
Site 2 - Casler Farm, Cascadia Center Camp
Ken was incredibly accommodating for our stay! Beautiful land with a peaceful creek and trails to walk beside it to enjoy. It was nice having an outdoor toilet as well. Just make sure to have bug spray for the mosquitos! It’s also fairly close to town which was great for when we needed to grab more water/snacks. Perfect for a little weekend getaway.
Elizabeth W.recommends
July 3, 2022
Mountain View --- Serenity
Camping with visitors.
The land was beautiful, our site was a little small for our group of visitors, which also ended staying longer than usual because I did not plan well. Ken was very hospitable and accommodated everyone so that we were all comfortable. The trails were a lot of fun for us and the kids. The garden was beautiful, the kitchen was very nice also. It was a great experience. Good times and good people all around. Our Maddie bear dog made instant friends with the birdie dog whom lives there. It was very awesome. We are grateful to Ken and his helpers.
Hannah F.recommends
June 10, 2022
Solitude (Hike in)
Originally we had booked the creekside campsite, but when some family decided they wanted to come, we contacted Ken the host, to ask if we could bring 2 more people. He ended up upgrading us to a bigger campsite,Tranquility. The site was beautiful, right beside the creek and had 2 small fire pits to choose from. Ken made sure we knew where everything from the bathrooms, showers and potable water were, to where some fun hiking trails were as well. We thoroughly enjoyed the visit and appreciated how accommodating the host was. We would definitely come back and camp here again.
Emily Z.recommends
June 1, 2022
Solitude (Hike in)
Luscious green enchantment!
Ken has a beautiful property of old-growth forest and a creek running through it. We hiked through the luscious greenery on trails around the entire property, crossing bridges over the creek and streams, and winding around the endless plant life that surrounded us. Ken also is very kind and caring of his Hipcampers, checking in when they arrive and ensuring they have what they need. We definitely plan on returning soon! :)
Madison B.recommends
May 29, 2022
Comfort (Hike in)
It was perfect!! We loved our time here and thought the area was so beautiful. It is very private with a more common area toilet and wash station. We did it with our three year old and were able to hike down there fine. Will be back
Justin W.recommends
April 28, 2022
Site 2 - Casler Farm, Cascadia Center Camp
It was a very nice stay!
Niklas R.recommends
September 20, 2021
Creekside East, Tranquility
Tranquil Indeed! Amazing place
Incredibly beautiful and serene property! Ken's land has a creek running right through, and there is a good section of land with hiking trails along the creek and through the woods. The campsite was right next to the creek, and completely isolated providing a relaxing and tranquil escape into the woods. Ken was very helpful and welcoming, this place is amazing! Very dog friendly, as my puppy was able to play with Ken's dog, but also have plenty of space to roam around the campsite. I can't wait to come back, this property is a beautiful exposition of the immaculate beauty of the Inland Northwest, and I am excited to see the work Ken does on new trails on the property! 10/10 would recommend
Noelle C.recommends
July 21, 2021
Site 2 - Casler Farm, Cascadia Center Camp
We had a nice, peaceful stay at Ken's place. He was a very welcoming host and walked us around the property making sure we knew where everything was when we got there. Our site was right next to the creek which was as described: tranquil. The only drawback was the amount of mosquitoes present, but of course that is to be expected by a creek. We did have bug spray (only half strength), but it was no match for the suckers (pun intended). I would suggest to not let the mosquitoes deter you, but learn from our mistake and bring the full strength bug spray. Despite that we thoroughly enjoyed use of the kitchen area, snacking on some raspberries and snap peas in the garden, and walking around on the trails Ken created in this lovely space. We would recommend this place to anyone who really wants to get away from it all, but also be only a short drive away from the local offerings.
Tai S.recommends
July 5, 2021
Solitude (Hike in)
Paradise in Clark Fork!
Wow, what a treasure! Ken's place was beautiful, tranquil, and well maintained. He even has trails on his property, which we thoroughly enjoyed. The creek is so peaceful at night, and while there were mosquitos (not called Mosquito Creek for nothing!), we had a pleasant stay on our way back to Seattle from Glacier. Thank you Ken for hosting us!!
Elizabeth S.recommends
May 31, 2021
Site 2 - Casler Farm, Cascadia Center Camp
Just stunning land!
Beautiful land and wonderful host. I loved my time at Casler Farm so much. Thank you Ken!!
Lorren B.recommends
July 4, 2020
Site 2 - Casler Farm, Cascadia Center Camp
Ken’s land is such a special utopia - beauty and serenity abound! We stayed for 2 nights and had a wonderful time walking his handmade trails and exploring the property. Thank you for sharing your land with us, Ken! Can’t wait to come back.
Shèree S.recommends
September 2, 2019
Site 2 - Casler Farm, Cascadia Center Camp
A remote bit of forest beauty.
It was remote and quiet. The camp was private and right beside a creek. The peaceful sound was a big plus when going to sleep. It was as close to a 2 day hike in that a person could wish for without it being a 2 day hike in. Beautiful paths to explore and fantastic communication with host.
Laura P.recommends
August 19, 2019
Site 2 - Casler Farm, Cascadia Center Camp
Will be returning!
This place was amazing! From the start Ken was a joy to work with. He communicated everything that we needed to know leading up to the trip and was there to greet us when we arrived. The camp spot was very private, tranquil and even better that the pictures. There was wood ready for us and the spot was clean and had everything that we needed. It rained our 1st night but Spot #1 had great tree coverage so our tent did not get pounded on all night. There were a few mosquitoes but natural repellent worked great. There are beautiful lush trails to hike on and fresh raspberries to pick as you hike right next to the creek. Spot #2 was open so we hiked over to it on day 2 and used the hammock, played games and had a picnic on the raised platform. Saturday afternoon we went into town and went to Squeeze Inn. We will defiantly be returning. Beautiful gardens with art and truly amazing food. All in all I would 100% recommend this spot and we will be returning to it again!
Peter D.
August 3, 2019
Site 2 - Casler Farm, Cascadia Center Camp
Private but primitive, nice spot
Nice spot by the creek, somewhat primitive. It would have been nice ti have running potable water and be able to have a campfire. Bring your insect repellent, it’s located in Mosquito Road for a real reason.
Andrew M.recommends
July 23, 2019
Site 2 - Casler Farm, Cascadia Center Camp
Gorgeous area! Worth it! There is a little trail by the creek right next to the campsite. Ken is superb as well.
Kayla K.recommends
July 5, 2019
Site 2 - Casler Farm, Cascadia Center Camp
Camping Near Clark Fork
Ken's campsite was one of the most magical places I've been lucky enough to camp. We had plenty of privacy but Ken was also very sociable and Zipper the pup loved us throwing the frisbee. Add this campsite to your list ASAP! You absolutely won't regret it! Site 2 is right by the river, making for a wonderful nights sleep on a wonderfully manicured campsite. There was a nice fire pit, table, hammocking trees, as well as an ax and plenty of wood for your chopping delight. Ken has plenty of property to explore from a wonderful organic garden to trails through the national forest. I will definitely be camping at Cascadia Permaculture Center again, as well as checking out his other cabin and campsite as well!
Nikki T.recommends
March 27, 2019
Site 2 - Casler Farm, Cascadia Center Camp
Super majestic, cozy, friendy spot!
The property is absolutely gorgeous - even covered in snow (bring snowshoes if it’s still winter)! This is a really special spot and so well loved. The humans and animals are exceptionally welcoming and friendly. Especially cuddly Ozzy the cat. I wish I could have stayed longer and will definitely come back!
Evan M.recommends
August 29, 2017
Site 1 - Casler Farm, Cascadia Center Camp
A buddy of mine and I recently stayed at Ken's place as we passed through Idaho, and we are certainly happy that we did. First of all, Ken is an awesome host. He is new to hipcamp, but if you find him on airbnb, you'll see that he is "super host." Despite our troubles with getting into town at a decent hour, Ken was understanding and adaptable, and he made sure our stay was enjoyable. He invited us into his home for coffee in the morning, where we had great conversation and learned about his adventures and experiences with hosting travelers. Then, we explored his property, which he has taken the time to make accessible with dirt trails and a bridge that leads you to the other side of the creek. Lastly, we topped off our experience by touring the garden and build projects before swinging on an awesome rope swing that extends over a big gully. Needless to say, it was a blast. We would highly recommend staying with Ken if you're looking for a unique, personal camping adventure.
Erinn H.recommends
August 7, 2017
Site 2 - Casler Farm, Cascadia Center Camp
I LOVE this place! Simply communicating with Ken made me excited to be welcomed on to the property. After getting a little lost (follow his directions, not Google Maps!), I winded through gravel/dirt roads that curved through families of trees, exposing glimpses of Antelope Mountain and the intimacy of a protected land. I arrived to find Ken working on the location near his latest cabin project that welcomes his daughters and grandchildren when they visit. The camp spots are down a trail that hugs the full flowing creek. He's built a platform for one location which conveniently provides a flat spot from which to cook breakfast and enjoy the sounds of relaxation. Ken sold 10 of his 25 acres several years ago (he's owned the property since the early 70s!) and after witnessing the abuse of the land by two owners, he purchased it back with the intention to protect and restore. All of the structures on the property- three cabins and a community yurt- Ken built. As with any project, Ken's constantly devising ways to improve and create a place where he can educate and welcome visitors to truly appreciate the land. He welcomes an exchange of services should folks wish to help him with the structures or the garden. He has chickens and the occasional WWOOFer to help him tend to the expansive garden. Be ready to hike down to your campsite, about a quarter to a half mile away. You'll want to lounge in any of the countless hammocks or hike any of the trails Ken's created. Ken also happens to run Bountiful Houseboat Charter on the Pend Oreille Lake if you're up for a swim/fishing/cruising. Schweitzer Mountain is nearby if you're there during the right season and eager to ride- Ken worked (and snowboarded) on the mountain for years. My hope is that you get to enjoy the property AND meet Ken!
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