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Christmas Tree Ridge

· Tahuya, Mason, Washington
5 acres hosted by Joseph K.
3 RV/tent sites
This is my 2nd season open to the public so feedback is very utilized. 2wd car people, you should read closely. Hello, my name is Joe and I live here at Christmas Tree Ridge. This beautiful 5 acre canvas overlooks the Tahuya Valley to my south and is propped on the edge of a deep gullie to the East. Long ago this whole hillside farmed Christmas Trees. Valley Ridge Lookout is a large clearing up at the top of the plot. West perch is a small spot of by itself perched on the west lot line. Side Step is a quick and dirty-park-n-go spot. Gully Vista is just being opened, its a tiny tent/ hammock site with a narrow hiking trail to get to it. I'm putting a pole barn up this summer, just a FYI so there is an area on the land that you will see that is not just trees or my camper. I won't make noise during camp hours don't worry. I use time while campers are here to work on quite things. So, after a year, I have seen most are car camping or tent, even with the round rocky soil. And some folks have the fancy camper vans that do fine, and Ive seen some old school vans and stuff. But if you are rolling in here with a Full 26' F350 size RV you are very Big for this campground, just gonna say that now. I do my best to filter and set up the campsites to show vehicle types and sizes. Pros: -Borders state land, hunter's verify season. -Just broke brush on a trail that connects to the Howell Lake Trail for hiking, biking, motor bike, or horseback year round. Very narrow trail, just cut last year and always fighting the grow back. -Wood for burning, not all sites have a fire ring. Ask, I can arrange things. -Trash free soil, keep it that way please. -Swimming hole at Howell lake is 1 mile via that trail, less then 10min by car. -Great views of Moon and Stars -If I'm around, I can fire up the new well to fill your tanks. Cons: -1 mile long dirt road can get bumpy at times. I promise your car can make it up the hill if you go slow, spinning your tires is why the road is so bad. I do it in a smart car and 90's jap 2wd truck all the time. 5mph Speed limit. However...... time has shown Fwd, specifically fwd cars that have more weight in the rear and not much on the drive axle have shown to suck at driving up these marblely round rock roads. Mini vans loaded to the max are some of the worse. Have everyone in the car move forward can help? Or hell just go flying up the hill at 20mph ripping it up and making a dust storm and you'll make it also. Someday my neighbors and I will put some gravel down. -While a very private place, Distance road noise from the north during traffic hours, occasional loud car or liter bike buzzing the back road, and single engine planes, sometimes even aerobatic, practicing above are some noises you may hear besides nature. -Gully creates steep(100% Grade or more) drop near edge of some camp sites. Please keep a safe distance. Be aware when walking around the east edge at night or you may find yourself 100ft lower in the bush or trees.
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11 ratings · 9 reviews
Marc S.doesn't recommend
April 21, 2024
West Perch
Don't book it till you are there
Never found the west perch and the host never returned a message so we did not get to stay there paid to stay and never found the place so basically got ripped off for the night camping thank for nothing
H. R.recommends
November 17, 2023
West Perch
Really enjoyed my visit. Very quiet, nice view, there is a fire ring and grill. Easy to find if you read the directions
Shawn E.recommends
September 30, 2023
West Perch
Cool & Inexpensive!
Great overnight camping spot with peekaboo views of the valley. Excited to see it developed further!
Jacelyn S.recommends
September 3, 2023
Valley Ridge Lookout
We stayed in a tent and it was great! The space was beautiful and the host’s directions were easy to follow. Highly recommend!
Clayton M.recommends
July 31, 2023
Valley Ridge Lookout
A Great Spot for a Weekend Getaway
I went tent camping with my pal here this past weekend, and it was great. Joseph was responsive when I had questions, and the site was nice and large with a pretty nice pit toilet outhouse, and a nice fire ring area to congregate around with large stones to set things on and a bench. We strolled out from the site on the trail past the outhouse and connected up to the Howell Lake trail which was a nice hiking outing. Having a car that can handle the rock and dirt terrain is helpful, and a Crosstrek made easy work of it. It's also nice the site is about 15 minutes to Belfair so it's a short hop into town for supplies. This place is a good bargain.
Courtney W.recommends
July 26, 2023
West Perch
Up the Mountain, Into the Woods!
This is an great spot for those that enjoy a primitive camp setting. Such as myself. The property and campsites have been carved into the mountain only in recent times. It makes for great view of the nature around you and submersion into it. But there's still 5G! You can have a fire if you're not an idiot (solo campers appreciate that respect). Also, the host is an exceptionally nice dude.
Tahuya, Mason, Washington, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla, S’Klallam, dxʷsəq̓ʷəbš (Suquamish), and Twana/Skokomish First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Joseph K.Joined in March 2023
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