Hipcamp host David S.,
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Looking forward to summer 2022.  I have made some changes.  I will list them:

There are only 8 sites to book for camping.  With feed back and observation, now there will be a vacant camp site pretty much between each and every one of the 8 sites.  Now, communicate via messaging when there is the need to utilize an extra site for family/friends/etc.  We can make anythin


Looking forward to summer 2022.  I have made some changes.  I will list them:

There are only 8 sites to book for camping.  With feed back and observation, now there will be a vacant camp site pretty much between each and every one of the 8 sites.  Now, communicate via messaging when there is the need to utilize an extra site for family/friends/etc.  We can make anything with in reason and common sense work. 

60% plus of the bookings for summer 2022 will be Hipcampers returning for the 2nd/3rd/4th time.  If you look at the calendar you will see July and August are booking up fast.  June not so much and of course I don't know why September is not used more, for the weather can be very nice that month. 

There were 96 Cancellations between 1 June and 15 October, most of them on the camp sites, a few on the Gers.  I have changed the Cancellation Policy, so please pay attention.  If you disagree, or something beyond your control has happend, message me.  Those of you who know me, know I am very reasonable.  

One thing that has not changed:

NO BARKING DOGS.  I don't care if you bring 100 dogs, one of them barking is not going to work and I have ZERO TOLERANCE for a barking dog.  You will be refunded and asked to leave, no discussion.

I try to create a combination of tents, vans, CVT's, Tear Drops and small pop up campers. This is not an enviornment for Class C's/Travel Trailers/Class A's.  Now if you book the entire site you can pretty much configure it anyway you want and have several bookings which will make it the 3rd Hipcamp summer, where there are lots of RV's lined up. 

I like to message and discuss the circumstances surrounding your situation, how many adults, how many kids, how many dogs, where are you coming from, what time do you anticipate your arrival.  The booking tells me how long you are staying.  The more I know, then when I review the messages a couple of days before your arrival, the better I know where to place you.  It doesn't make any difference what site you book, they are all number "6".

There are fire pits at each camping site.  Firewood is provided.  Fires will be allowed only in the fire pits until a fire ban is placed on the area.

There are water craft available, canoe, paddle boards and kayaks.   I leave it up to all of you to work out the usage.

I meet and greet, I place you in the best site for your circumstances.  If you need it, forgot it, ask, because I probably have it.

The fishing can be excellent until it warms up.

As ever year, there could end up being a fire ban on camp fires, I adhere to the Forest Service rules/fire ban if in fact it is implemented.

Late arrivals, after 9:00 are hard on me.  I understand circumstances are dictated by work and a host of issues.  Just try to leave sooner than later to arrive sooner than later.  

I am a big one for practicing the 5 P's, "Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance".

Quiet time is at 10:00.  We gave had a few instances where folks stayed up until midnight talking and watching movies and it makes it hard on everyone else.  So please help out on this.

All sites are right on the beach and individually placed with trees separating most sites..

It is quite, private and a no non sense environment.

Limited alcohol consumption.  No smoking.  No loud music.  No bickering or arguing.  No screaming children, screaming and playing are entirely two different things.  Please don't drive in and out any more than necessary.  Please unload, set up and then take your vehicle up above and back it in/park it. For the vans, CVT;s, ect I realize it is not possible to take your rig up and park it.

There are no warnings.  You comply, act like adults, use common sense or you will be asked to leave.  

If you show up rowdy, under the influence you will be asked to leave immediately.

If you are unsure about anything communicate with me via the Message system on Hipcamp or you can call me at:  five four one five five zero seven four nine nine.  I check my messages on Hipcamp and on the phone no less than every two hours and when busy more often.

When I decided to “share” this property that I happen to be fortunate enough to be one of the owners of, I had no idea the “Hipcamp” experience was going to transcend into what it has become.  8 campsites and 2 original Mongolian Gers.  The season for the camp sites is from June 1st to October 15 and the Gers are all 12 months.  

My intention was to create an atmosphere of more than just “going camping”.  I did not want to create a “glamping” type situation, not my style.

I wanted to have people realize, feel, appreciate and experience what I get out of being here.  To be able to live on this piece of “Heaven” has a whole host of special meanings to me.  When I lived up here in a 26 ft tipi for 2 ½ years, thru 2 winters I realized that there was more meaning to life than all the wanting, thinking that more money was the answer, the constant need for more stuff, more things.  I realize now that there is more to life than all of those “things”.   This thinking and a huge life style change is where the book "101 Ways to Tell the World to Kiss Your Ass" came from.

Now, what is most important and paramount. in my life…”is me”.

That is not me being conceited, or selfish, or missing the mark.  After all, what matters most is how we treat ourselves.

What I want folks to get out of being here, whether they are camping or staying in the Gers is just to “take a break”.  Relax, appreciate, assess and just listen.  I hope what you hear is the sound of life and of course all the Angels that make up this special piece of Heaven.  The chipmunks, the squirrels, all the different birds, the eagles, the osprey, the fish jumping, the deer roaming, the timber martins running thru the trees, the snowshoe rabbits and the occasional black bear.

Then there is the silence.  The best part of “Heaven”.   

So, while you are here, take a deep breath, close your eyes at the appropriate moment and ask yourself, am I on the right path?  Is what I am doing fulfilling me?  Am I showing my family and friends how much I love them?   Do I really need all that crap I got?  Where do I go from here?

My intention was for each one you to not just go camping, or to stay in a Mongolian Ger but to have an “Experience” that just might lead you to a more fulfilling and happier life.

If you haven’t figured it out yet, and if you are not over 40, or there abouts, life goes by in the blink of an eye.  Before you know it, if you are lucky enough to live that long, you are going to be turning 76 years old.

What are you going to do with your life between today and then?

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
8 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
RV Information
Campervans and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 20 feet allowed
Back-in site
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: flat
No Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, or Class C RVs
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send DAVID a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 15 months out


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Hipcamper Tommy
Tommy L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
July 4th, 2022

This location, just wow! It was really amazing. Probably the highlight of our road trip. Host was great. Loved camping right next to the beach. Slightly annoyed by neighbors' dogs being up in our business, but it wasn't a big deal and probably a one off. The sites are all in a row which makes it a really good set up if going with a group. Highly recommend!

Hipcamper Nolan

Peaceful and private.

Nolan C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 2nd, 2022

We had a really great time. We wanted to relax and that's what we got. It was so quiet and so beautiful. Caught some nice fish too.

Hipcamper Geigy
Geigy S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
June 29th, 2022

David's place is so tranquil. Even for just the one night's stay as we were passing through La Pine, it was well worth the detour from Hwy. 97. The stargazing was amazing. Will definitely come back.

View from the beach of our camper van tucked under the trees on a level site.View out from our Class B RV
Hipcamper Michelle
Michelle M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 8)
June 27th, 2022

It was lovely.

Hipcamper Katie

Idyllic and peaceful campsite

Katie G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
June 23rd, 2022

The pictures of this campsite don’t do it justice. It is SO beautiful and peaceful! We had a ton of space to spread out and let my son play. There were boats and boating equipment available for use. Free firewood. The water was so clear that we could see rainbow trout ten feet from shore! I would absolutely come back and stay longer. There was no cell service within a 15-20 minute drive from the campsite, but I found it helpful so I could get off my phone and actually enjoy my surroundings. My only note of caution is that it’s near water so there are plenty of bugs at sunrise and sunset, but what’s camping without a few mosquitos and spiders! Just bring some deterrent. The host was so friendly and welcoming and I felt really safe alone with my toddler. Don’t miss this beautiful campsite!

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Hipcamper Joslyn
Joslyn T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 22nd, 2022

Amazing site! Even with the dusting of snow, we couldn't have been more wow'd with the views.

Hipcamper Jen
Jen L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
June 21st, 2022

The lakeside campground was beautiful! We took a lovely walk on the beach and loved waking up to the serene lake in the morning. Bathrooms are clean! Would definitely return.

Hipcamper Maggie
Maggie F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
June 20th, 2022

We loved our stay. All the campsites have direct lake access. The camp was mostly full and though we could see other campers the setting remains very tranquil and peaceful. The lake is gorgeous! The stars put on amazing show. If you tire of the lake there are plenty of things to do in the area. We will be returning

Hipcamper Zenda
Zenda F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 12)
September 29th, 2021

Amazing experience! We were the only reservation since it was off season, so David upgraded us to the Ger, since it was going to be really cold that night. It had a coffee pot, camping stove, and heater inside. We were able to canoe and fish. His dog Stormy was super friendly and sweet. . Great directions to get there. Will definitely stay again!


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