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Dean’s Campground

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· Auburn, King, Washington
11 acres hosted by Marlee D.
3 RV/tent sites
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We are located in Auburn, Washington 3 minutes off Highway 18. Our location is ideal for those commuting between national parks, from the US / CA border, or a quick overnight to get away from the city. Bears, bobcats, coyotes and more frequent the property. Largely untouched by humans for the last 50 years (after a once-over by Weyerhaeuser), most of the property still serves as an unofficial refuge. We are bordered by King County protected wetlands, backed by a few newer builds, and not super stoked on the new multi-million dollar neighborhood in construction on the other property line. Our history - In 1975 Dean and Barbara Inabnit purchased 11 undeveloped acres from Weyerhaeuser. Dean’s plan to bring two manufactured homes to the property was only shortly delayed by a $20,000 bid per house to have the Coast Guard airlift the houses into place. The only option, it seemed. Dean took his $40,000 and purchased a bulldozer and tractor. Weyerhaeuser granted Dean permission to widen well over 2 miles of a county access road through the forest from the direction of the nearby fire station. He drug the homes through his temporary driveway and finally in 1978, the houses were hooked up to water, sewer, and power. They moved in. He spent the next few years building a logging road as his main drive from Auburn-Black Diamond, sourcing all materials from the land. Dean and Barbara finished raising their family here, and for a while, their grandchildren enjoyed the land, too. Dean is 82 years old. His children and grandchildren return every so often as guests at the campground. As a father / daughter team willing and able to tackle projects, we purchased this property in 2020. Our purchase allowed Dean to relax and retire to the Centralia area with family. We bought his bulldozer and his tractor, and he and his family are happy to know we are continuing their hard work.
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Auburn, King, Washington, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla and bəqəlšuɬ (Muckleshoot) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Marlee D.Joined in June 2020
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within an hour
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Julia D.recommends
January 1, 2024
Eagle's Nest - monthly
The views were gorgeous and it was very quiet. Would recommend and come again sometime (maybe when it’s a little warmer lol)
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Eduardo F.recommends
December 25, 2023
'Yote Pack - monthly
Marlee was really helpful and really nice. The land was wonderful in the morning, a great place to stay
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Jobie K.recommends
November 21, 2023
Eagle's Nest - monthly
The owner was really nice, even tho my girlfriend and I showed up late and didn't call ahead. It was nice and quiet the night we stayed and the rest room was really clean. We arrived after dark, but could really see how nice it is there the next day. Thanks for the great stay!
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Jesse S.recommends
November 11, 2023
Eagle's Nest - monthly
Wonderful stay, Marlee was very easy to work with. Camp site was clean, we had forgotten our camp chairs, but luckily Marlee provided a set for us. Definitely will return in the near future.
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Cristhian M.recommends
October 31, 2023
Eagle's Nest - monthly
Great spot for camping just got to follow directions to campground and you will enjoy too
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Victoria H.recommends
October 24, 2023
Hummingbird - monthly
Responsive host, clean camp
My stay was very short so I can only give a brief review. No trouble locating the camp, even in the dark. Other campers were quiet. Marlee was responsive and kept in contact with me.
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