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Waterfall Sanctuary

· Carson, Skamania, Washington
17 acres hosted by Tyla S.
6 lodging sites
Amazing views
Hipcampers say this spot has amazing views.
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Happy 2023 Hipcampers! We look forward to seeing you this upcoming season! BURN BAN currently in effect for all campfires and the propane fire pit. You can bring your own cook stove as long as you are VERY careful! BEFORE BOOKING: Please read through all of the rules and restrictions- due to inconsiderate guests we have had to update rules and add new ones. Thank you. **IF YOU ARE BRINGING YOUR DOG: PLEASE read ALL the rules for your pet- especially the one about having your dog on a leash AT ALL times while you are on the property. More info under the pet rule section. Thank you! Waterfall Sanctuary is a hidden gem at the end of a dead-end road on 17 acres of land, bordered on two sides by the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Located in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge just outside of Carson, Washington, Waterfall Sanctuary is home to a mini-farm with goats, ducks, and chickens. Deer and elk walk through the property on a fairly regular basis depending on the season, it's less than a mile walk (or a short drive) to the Wind River and a perfect swimming hole with a rope swing, and another short distance further down the road is the Pacific Crest Trail. A 20-minute drive and you're at the Columbia River, the world destination for kiteboarding and windsurfing. Water equipment can be rented from nearby businesses or you can book a whitewater rafting trip on the White Salmon River. An hour from the property to the West is Portland, Oregon if you are in the mood for some city life, and about 40 minutes to the east is Hood River, Oregon, a gorgeous old town with tons of charm, shopping, breweries, and great restaurants. Drive the Fruit Loop or do a winery tour. The closest town, Stevenson, Washington is also home to adorable shops, great local restaurants, and access to the Columbia River as well. Also in close proximity are multitudes of amazing waterfalls, Panther Creek Falls and Falls Creek Falls being the two closest. National Forest roads are close by and well maintained. No matter the season there is something to do a short distance from the property. Please, keep in mind that the property is very rugged except for the trails we have provided for our guests to be able to access other parts of the property. We keep it that way not only so we can attract the copious amounts of wildlife that are a joy for our guests to experience, but also to be more environmentally and ecosystem friendly. We are also off grid and as sustainable as possible- no electricity or running water is available, although we provide battery or solar operated lighting, and a container of water for each tent that we will happily refill for you during your stay.
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Carson, Skamania, Washington, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla, Stl’pulmsh (Cowlitz), and Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Tyla S.Joined in May 2021
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within an hour
452 ratings · 212 reviews
Samantha T.recommends
October 23, 2023
Site 1- Stargazer Tent
An absolute gem!
This place is STUNNING and outrageously cute inside and out. We were super lucky and had the place to ourselves, so we had the perfect quiet weekend we hoped for. Tyla went above and beyond to accommodate us, replied very quickly, and was overall a sweetheart! The trail around her property is just lovely, and getting to meet the freerange chickens was a hoot. We can't wait to come back!!
Stacy E.recommends
October 22, 2023
Forest View Cabin
Forest Rejuvenation
Secluded, simple cabin with no light pollution made for beautiful star gazing! Tucked in the forest with trails and beautiful view—a fantastic venue for regrounding, rejuvenating, and reconnecting with the healing of Mother Nature. Surrounded by USFS land, privacy is ensured from the busy highways and sparsely populated, the sounds of the forest were a delight. Many bird species around. The small cabin had perfect subdued lighting, and Tyla provided suggestions for local activities and eateries. She was very welcoming, responsive, and answered any questions I had. I will definitely recommend to friends and also stay again to explore more of the area; this is a great base for venturing in the Columbia River gorge.
Trisha E.recommends
October 15, 2023
Forest View Cabin
Birthday getaway
The cabin you could tell was created with love and plunked down in the middle of the woods with the leaves 🍁 changing colors all around us. So beautiful. Don’t miss the goats 🐐 they are pretty fun too
Danielle C.recommends
October 15, 2023
Site 1- Stargazer Tent
One of the best!
This was a beautiful fall camping trip! We made such wonderful memories here. Tyla was so kind and helpful. We paid for the goat visit which the kids adored and are already asking to go back. The chickens and ducks and goats are so fun! She provided info about the area and we took her recommendation to hike Falls Creek Falls and it is now my most favorite hike I have ever done. The inside is spacious and so cute and the beds were comfortable. I would still bring your own sleeping bags, especially in the colder weather. The space heater we rented from Tyla was perfect in the cold weather keeping the tent a nice and comfortable temperature. The covered platform outside the tent was a huge plus! It was a wet and rainy weekend and we were still able to be outside cooking and eating a good amount because of that structure. It’s now a favorite spot for us that we can’t wait to go back to next camping season! We camp A LOT and have tried many Hipcamps and camp grounds. This is one of the best!
Jamie D.recommends
October 15, 2023
Site 3- Meadow View Tent
Everything was wonderful! Super beautiful property and the tent was PERFECT :) love the animals. Tyla was very kind and helpful. Highly recommend!
Ajnos P.recommends
October 5, 2023
Site 1- Stargazer Tent
The wild spot your looking for
If getting away is what you seek, this is it!! This secluded and vast wild wooded property was stunning with autumn’s vivid colors that were just showing and painting the forest. Tyla’s sanctuary is a short distance to my favorite trails and falls. They never get old. Truly a magnificent backyard wild lands to explore in the Gifford Pinchot forest. . We however stayed put and had a fire in the provided pit to enjoy the stars and owl song by night and by day exploring Tyla’s special piece of paradise that is set against a hillside that provides a view of the valley. The bohemian decorated tents were a special colorful touch that we all enjoyed as well as visiting the goats in the morning. I think this would make a perfect retreat getaway. I’m thinking a retreat around foraging mushrooms and visit to the falls would hit that spot for me. Or a homeschool group wanting that outdoor learning environment. Really any thing. Bring warm bedding and chairs, lanterns to see by , and a cook stove. The beds are comfortable ,the spring water delicious.
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