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Rusty Ranch Tree Farm and Forest

· Bellingham, Washington
110 acres hosted by Scott & Margaret H.
1 lodging site · 5 RV/tent sites
Amazing Views
Recent Hipcampers say there are great views at this Hipcamp.
Private sites
96% of recent Hipcampers say the sites felt private.
Near North Cascades National Park
Within a 60-minute drive from the North Cascades National Park Complex Headquarters and Visitor Information.
Great for groups
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for larger groups.
Welcome to our tree farm and working forest. Looking for an ideal family getaway spot? With our unique location nestled in the foothills of Stewart Mt and the peaceful Squalicum Valley, Rusty Ranch offers easy access to much of our local recreation options yet is only 10 min east of Bellingham. Our camp area is spacious and can can easily accomidate your family and even a couple of friends. Scattered trees offer shade, the large grassy areas provide ample space to roam. Hike the several miles of nature trails on the hillside and explore our working forest. Placards on the nature trail are part of our self-guided tour and provide information about forestry and the plants and animals that call this their home. Wander through the old growth groves, walk the 50' boardwalk and see the magical Fern Ridge. There are abundant wildflowers and seasonal berries to pick, as well as a variety of fall apples and pears in the old orchard available for self harvest. You can even purchase a tree to take home and plant. We are closed most Mondays and Tuesdays, but limited sites are available upon request. We hope you will come and stay with us on you next adventure.
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Bellingham, Washington, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Scott & Margaret H.Joined in March 2021
Response rate: 100%
243 ratings · 216 reviews
Audrey F.recommends
September 24, 2023
Creekside Tent Site
Green Dream
Wow. The sites are so beautiful and spacious. The garden basket was dreamy; the outhouse facilities were well kept and pleasant.
Alessandra G.recommends
September 18, 2023
Creekside Tent Site
The land was very beautiful and well-tended, all campsites were comfortable, clean and tidy, and the trails in the forest were extensive and well-maintained. The location was quiet and contained. We enjoyed our stay!
Bradley L.recommends
September 18, 2023
Hawthorne Loop
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Rusty Ranch is a wonder family friendly camp with nearly everything needed for a comfortable and fun stay. It's also a great base camp for adventures in the area.
Natalie G.recommends
September 17, 2023
Alder Meadow
Margaret and Scott were the most gracious and responsive hosts. The property is gorgeous and we have enjoyed both our stays. Looking forward to next summer!
Zoe S.recommends
September 16, 2023
Camp host site
I might be a bit biased because I was the camp host for most of the summer but I really mean it when I say Rusty Ranch is one of the best places to camp around Bellingham. And as someone who’s stayed a decent amount of hip camps it’s probably my all time favorite. Margaret and Scott have put so much work into the property and it really shows when strolling through the campground. I also love how dog friendly it is. I can’t wait to come back next summer!
Eden E.recommends
September 11, 2023
Creekside Tent Site
This was such an incredible campsite. It was a last minute booking, but we are so thankful we stayed here and will definitely be back for a longer stay in the future. Margaret was very kind, knowledgeable, and accommodating, and ensured that we had the optimal stay! The campsites are spaced out so that you almost feel like you have the place to yourself. There are plenty of activities between games, hiking, and fruit tree picking. Also the outhouse was actually very nice and very adorable. 10/10 would stay here again!
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