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 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!

Hipcamper Jessica
Jessica H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6)
September 26th, 2021

Fall car camping at its best! What a peaceful spot. David has this well-curated with tidy camping places for tents, trucks, or vans, clean porta potties, and watercraft for exploring the lake. It’s also lovely just walking along the shore and watching folks fish all day.

Hipcamper Dan

Awesome and peaceful stay

Dan R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 17th, 2021

Awesome stay! So peaceful, right by the lake. We kakayked with the available boats and had lots of fun, and chatted with Dave who was really nice. A gem!

Hipcamper Jay

Truly a slice of paradise

Jay R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 11)
September 10th, 2021

It was a truly slice of heaven. Beautiful views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Bathrooms were clean and accessible. Appreciated the quieter setting, especially in the evening. Our hosts, David & Randy were attentive and welcoming. I personally appreciated that there appeared to be a diverse and inclusive atmosphere among the guests.

Hipcamper Joe

Beautiful camp for fly fishing

Joe J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 9th, 2021

Beautiful location. Great host.

Nice level campsites are right on the lake with lots of shade, clean picnic tables, clean porta potties, fire pits (not able to use due to state fire restrictions), and plenty of privacy.

East Lake Resort is about 2 miles away if you are looking for a restaurant, little store, and shower facilities.

Fishing/kayak access to the lake is easy and just steps away. I fished using a float tube in front of the property. The fishing was amazing and I spotted several fly fishing guides in boats using this area of the lake during my stay.

Great communication from start to finish with the host David. Clear directions made the location easy to find.

I will definitely stay here again in the future.

Hipcamper Kristen
Kristen S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 9)
September 8th, 2021

This is our second time staying here. It is wonderful!

Hipcamper Cynthia
Cynthia K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 8)
September 7th, 2021

Beautiful place. He thought of everything when putting it together for guests.

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[email protected] H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 12)
September 7th, 2021

Great location on the lake. Stayed here to avoid the smoke at Crater Lake. I texted David from Crater Lake and he said the air was clear so we went straight there. This was a one night stopover for me, but this is really a destination location if you want to kayak a couple of lakes and do some hiking. Noce sites with picnic tables, and multiple clean porta potties.

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Hipcamper Amit

We literally experienced heaven....

Amit D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 9)
September 6th, 2021

David Scott and Randy are amazing host, this place is gorgeous and peaceful... We did camping and Ger, both the experience were amazing and the cherry on the cake was Paulina lake hot spring. David really takes good care of his guests and makes this place a pleasant experience. I would need to revisit to read all David Scott journals, i started with one however there is a lot to learn from Dave.

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