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Rusty Ranch Tree Farm and Forest
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99 reviews
· Washington
110 acres
5 sites
5 RV/Tent
Welcome to our tree farm and working forest. Looking for an ideal family getaway spot? With our unique location nestled in the foothills of Stuart 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. Once the site of an old Farmstead, this property had been in the same family since the late 1930's. We purchased it the spring of 2020 and have been working to transform this 110 acre field and forest into an educational nature park and camping spot to be enjoyed by all for years to come. We hope you will come and stay with us on you next adventure.
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Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Natural features
Forest
River, stream, or creek
Waterfall
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Hosted by Scott & Margaret H.Joined in March 2021
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78 ratings · 99 reviews
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Brionna B.recommends
October 3, 2022
Creekside Tenting - Site #2
Very thoughtful
This was a diamond spot! Margaret has been very thoughtful about all the details. This campground was well developed with a clean composting toilet and playground, awnings over our picnic table, and fire pit. We’d definitely stay here again! Very quiet and nice to be just outside of Bellingham.
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Natalie G.recommends
October 2, 2022
Alder Meadow - Site #3
We stayed here in late September for a night in our tent. The facilities were great. Margaret was very friendly and hospitable. We liked the game shack. Our 2 and 4 year olds took full advantage of the playground, it was really nice to have it next to the meadow spot. The s’mores kit was so delicious and generous! The sheep dogs at the farm across the road were having themselves an epic night defending their flock so it was a little noisy around 2 AM.
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Kip B.recommends
October 2, 2022
Hawthorne Loop - Site #1
Great spot. Friendly hosts. Site had plenty of privacy, and nice clean composting restroom.
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Kyra L.recommends
September 26, 2022
Painted Pony Horse Camp - Site #4
Excellent Stay
The campsite was beautiful. Hosts were wonderful and we loved the trails!
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David G.recommends
September 25, 2022
Alder Meadow - Site #3
Peaceful campsite at forest's edge
The campsite was very clean, inviting and peaceful. Wonderful touches such as subtle solar lights here and there, covered picnic table, easy pull thru for trailer/numerous spots for a tent, firewood waiting next to the fire ring and a myriad of trails in a beautiful forest steps away. Very attentive, friendly hosts! I will definitely be returning when visiting Baker/Bellingham area!
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Nayaki A.recommends
September 25, 2022
Painted Pony Horse Camp - Site #4
We love rusty ranch!
This is my second time at rusty ranch and this time we brought horses! Our horses felt right at home in the painted pony spot. We had a great time sitting around a warm fire and there was room for both of our tents. The hosts are super considerate and accommodating. The trails around the property present a great riding challenge, not too easy and flexible. We look forward to coming back.
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