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Wilderness Path

5 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Ashford, WA
Our rental property was once a mini Rail Road with full size locomotive's, train cars, pumper cars and more. My dad & grandpa layed all the tracks & put together the buildings in the 1970's. Once done my grandma sold tickets to the tourist and my grandpa ran the engine around the 7 acre oval track pulling a train car full of happy tourist through the woods over the train bridge and past the big water tower back to their vehicles so they could finish their journies with a drive to Mt. Rainier. There is a lot of history on this property for our family and we hope by sharing it with others they will be able to experience some fun here as well.
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Two Frog Bog

3 sites · Lodging20 acres · Roy, WA
Welcome to Two Frog Bog, a 20-acre forested haven featuring 5 acres of wetland. Our accommodations include a 24-foot yurt with a private, semi-attached bathhouse, two 10 x 20-foot tent cabins with outdoor kitchens and private outhouses with composting toilets. You’ll enjoy the outdoor shower that is available for all guests. The communal fire pit is a great place to roast s’mores and maybe meet new friends. But wait, there’s more: a two-tent campground where we provide the tents, a shared, covered and fully equipped outdoor kitchen, a shared composting outhouse (cleaned at least once a day). Campground has access to shower and fire pit as well. Explore our forest trails leading to the serene wetland, and don't miss our unique 26-foot-wide, 10-foot-tall Woodhenge – a magical spot to relax in a hammock, read a book, or stargaze. Two Frog Bog invites you to immerse yourself in nature and enjoy the variety of accommodations and shared spaces we offer.
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Vista Bella Camp

4 sites · RVs3 acres · Mossyrock, WA
Vista Bella camp offers  premium 3 RV/Tent sites and our 5th Wheel on a ridge overlooking Lake Mayfield and Mt. Rainier.   Private parking,  large patio, covered deck & spa available. Outdoor shower available.Easy access to Mt. Rainier, Mt St Helens and Ike Kinswa parks. Lake Mayfield Marina is just minutes from Vista Bella Camp, with boating, fishing, and jet skiing. Parking for a small trailer or boat.
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Cowlitz River Rentals

54 sites · RVs, Tents70 acres · WA
WELCOME to Cowlitz River Rentals! We will be hosting a number of events this year, so be sure to plan your stay accordingly. 2024 EVENTS May 4 - Summit to Swamp Obstacle Mud Run (on foot) May 4-5 - Beasts Endurance 1 adventure event (on foot) May 24-27 (Memorial Day wknd) - Moonshiners Jeep Races Aug 2-4 - Flivvers at the River Aug 3 - Gambler 500 "Run Forest Run" road rally & forest trash cleanup Aug 3-4 HooptieX car racing Aug 10 - Trail Mix 2024 endurance trail race (on foot) We plan to be open from May 1 - September 30, 2024. We do have some sites open for Labor Day this year. What is special here? -- Very large and spacious sites, w/no charges for extra tents and vehicles. -- Distance between sites for privacy. -- Room to accommodate large groups with multiple camp vehicles. -- River views from almost every site. -- "Float the Loop"-A 20-30 min river float without leaving the property. -- Pets off leash as long as they are under control. -- Four beaches that can be accessed by all campers. -- Many paths for walking and bicycling. -- An atmosphere to relax and play like a kid again! Thank you, to all who stayed with us in our first season. We hope you had lots of fun, in spite of the dust. We are now in the process of revamping some of the camping areas to allow for a better camping experience. We have created some new sites and have changed the capacity of others. Many names have changed, so be sure to read the descriptions. We are also now have a website: CowlitzRiverRentals.com It is online with basic info. We will be adding more site information soon. Within the site listings her on Hipcamp, I will clearly notate if a site is brand new, or if it has a name/location change for 2024. We had to adjust our check-in/check-out to noon. You are welcome to come to the property early, and stay on the property until early evening to enjoy the river....there are plenty of places to park before you check-in or after you check-out. This is only valid for the days that you are booked. We will have a spigot with potable water available at the gate area. There will be plenty of porta potties spread throughout the property. These are cleaned weekly. This year we will have an option to pack out your own garbage or use our dumpster for $10/bag. Our 2024 season will have 10 Group sites and 15 Individual sites on 70 acres. Our sites are listed as: -Individual - up to 6 people -Group - up to 16 people. All of our group sites can accommodate much larger groups. Please call to make those reservations, so that we can make sure your specific needs can be met. USE THESE COORDINATES (46.5354948, -121.9697498) to get to the access road at Milepost 114.5 on Hwy 12, just west of Randle, WA. Once arriving there, follow the posted instructions. or USE THE WRITTEN DIRECTIONS in the BOOKING CONFIRMATION.....PLEASE! The sites are listed based on reviews, as a default of the Hipcamp site. Please scroll through. Not all sites can accommodate groups. Some sites are not feasible for large trailers. Click on a site for more details in the description. We offer some of the most beautiful scenery in western Washington. Here you will find the peaceful quiet of being "away from it all", yet in reality you are only a little over a mile from the local grocery store, restaurants, and gas stations along Hwy 12 in Randle. Randle is a gateway to many other outdoor areas and activities including Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams, and Mt. St. Helens. We have a private entry from the highway, so you can feel safe leaving your camp set up while you take day excursions. We have sites scattered across 70 acres. Your perfect camping site may be found in the fields, in the shade of the trees, by the river, in view of Mt. Adams, or a combination of these. You can be assured plenty of space for privacy and quiet, even if other campers are in the vicinity. We currently host newly developed, private river access, camp areas on the upper Cowlitz River. Many of the sites may have a lot of dirt rather than grass. This dirt turns to dust in dry weather. We are hoping to have most of them seeded with grass, but we will see how that goes (grows). This has been a cattle grazing pasture for the past 100 years. It is also flood plain, so we get a fresh covering of river silt almost every year. This also turns to a fine powdery dust in dry weather. However, many say that the river access, the surrounding beauty, and the privacy, far outweigh the inconvenience of any dust. The property has a TWO MILE perimeter.....there is plenty of room! We have 25 site locations strategically spread across this large acreage, each with its own "personality" and benefits. All campers have the ability to access the river at any of the four beaches. One of the most common comments from our campers is that they cannot believe how much space is between campsites. This year, almost all of the sites have a view of the river. We make an effort to maintain site privacy and a peaceful atmosphere. We value being in the outdoors, with the feeling of "getting away", without having the rules, restrictions, and the crowded conditions found in typical campground areas.... we figure you do too. We just ask that you respect other campers, especially concerning campsite noise levels at night. Campers can "float the loop" which consists of launching on the upriver side of the peninsula, floating/kayaking around to the downriver side, getting out and walking across the field to launch again. PLEASE READ THE DESCRIPTION FOR EACH SITE to find out what type of vehicle it can handle. We have pictures for many, but we will be working through the winter and spring to develop others. The only Hipcamp site location pinpoint will be for the access road at the highway. Please look at the picture of our site map to see where your site is located. We have to do this because people have not been reading the directions given, and our neighbors have given negative feedback about strangers driving into their yards. New pics will be added as we get them. Please feel free to ask questions about any site. Most areas can be accessed with 2wd vehicles, although certain areas may be a little rough for something with low clearance. Some sites are more friendly to larger trailers than others. Please read the descriptions and ask questions if you are unsure. We have four separate riverbars, some with sandy beach areas. There is plenty of river space for all. Ask us about river floating and kayak options. Let us know if you have a special group event. We are very flexible and can help you create the situation that would suit your group the best. Pets are welcome, but be aware that coyotes, bobcat, and cougar have been sited in the valley. There are also eagles and hawks to be aware of for smaller animals. Feel free to reach out with questions before booking to make sure all of your needs can be accommodated. Things to be considered: Need for campfire wood, need for water, types of vehicles, your camping goal (group get together or total solitude with peace and quiet), quick easy access to the main road or camping way off the path, best pet areas, best kid friendly areas, ect. We welcome your questions. Our goal is to help you make great memories!
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The Hairy Eagle Lookout 🦅

3 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Olympia, WA
Experience breathtaking views! Positioned atop a 500ft hill, you will witness phenomenal sights of Puget Sound inlets, Mount Rainer, St Helens, Adams, and much more on a clear day. Resting against the Capitol State Forest, and mere miles away from Olympic National Forest, this serene secluded location is surrounded by majestic beauty. Recently awarded runner-up for the best Hipcamp in Washington 2023!
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The Lookout at Mayfield Lake

1 site · Lodging9 acres · Mossyrock, WA
The Lookout at Lake Mayfield is situated between Seattle and Portland in Silver Creek, Washington. The nine acre property is surrounded by wilderness and sits on a bluff overlooking Mayfield Lake. Each site is designed to take in the breathtaking views while serving as a basecamp to limitless outdoor activities.
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The Arboretum at Bear Canyon West

12 sites · RVs12 acres · Cinebar, WA
This is a gorgeous park-like campground situated between the trees of the arboretum. Beautiful view of the mountains and forests here in western Washington. We are close to Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Rainier and several lakes. There are walking trails all around the site. The 12 acre campground is located on a 136 acre property that is an active Christmas tree farm. Trails continue throughout the tree farm. Many trails have a view of the Tilton River, which can be reached via a challenging 3/4 mile trail. Sites are on 10 acres planted with many different species of trees that are about 25 years old. Giant Redwoods, Cedars, and Maples are just a few of the varieties present. Part of the farm is still a working Christmas tree farm. The trails are wide and grassy. There is an old logging road that we use as a trail to the river. With an elevation change of about 500 feet, the trail can be quite challenging. Bear Creek empties into the Tilton river at the end of the trail. There is an ART GALLERY where you can learn to pound flowers, see the host's artwork and get a cup of coffee! This is upstairs above the shop, right on the property. Tilton River Studio Gallery. Member of ARTrails of Southwest Washington. Every site has a water spigot (use a pressure regulator if you want to hook up). No restrooms or sewer hookups. Garbage disposal site available Memorial Day to Labor Day. We look forward to hosting you!
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Ten of Cups Farm

4 sites · Lodging, Tents29 acres · Packwood, WA
Deep in the valley between Tahoma (Mt. Rainier), Pahto (Mt. Adams) and Lawetlat'la (Mt. St. Helens), Ten of Cups Farm sits on stolen Cowlitz land. We are nestled between the icy flows of the Cowlitz River and the gentle giants of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. The babbling of the creek and calls of the goats will welcome you as you arrive on these 29 acres of beloved land tended as a home, farm and refuge of spirit. While you are our guests, you will live in a spacious, all season canvas tent outfitted with a queen sized bed. In the cold season, your tent will be warmed by a small wood stove. You can enjoy a slow morning, making your coffee and breakfast in our fully equipped outdoor kitchen, relax in a hammock under the orchard trees, and jump in a hot shower alongside the creek before heading out on your adventures. We at Ten of Cups Farm look forward to welcoming you! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your journey. A couple notes about your stay: -We have an off-leash farm doggie named, Saorsa, (pronounced Seer-sha) she is extremely friendly and excited to greet you! She will bark when you arrive, and possibly at other moments of interaction but she responds quickly to sweet invitations and affection. She gets along well with other dogs and loves to play! -Please only bring your dog if you are confident that they will not have negative interactions with our goats, and that they can safely roam a place where there are strangers, children, and other animals. Please be prepared to keep your dog on a leash at all times if they are not able to adjust to the farm life. Thank you! -We are currently asking guests to pack out recycling. We can take trash and compost. -You are welcome to bring your own firewood and make a fire in one of the fire pits as long as there is no fire ban in effect! **20% of income from all listings at Ten of Cups Farm will be returned directly to Cowlitz peoples** HOW FAR WE ARE FROM LOCAL ATTRACTIONS: —30 minute drive from Mt. Rainier’s Stevens Canyon Entrance —1 hour from Paradise parking lot —20 minutes from swimming holes on the Cowlitz River —15 minutes from beautiful Packwood, WA where you can enjoy great food and drink! —1.5 hours from Mt. St. Helens Windy Ridge More info on visiting Mt. Rainier National Park: https://visitrainier.com/the-basics/park-entrances/ More info on visiting Mt. St. Helens National Park: http://www.mountsthelens.com/visitorcenters.html
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Relax by the River

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Castle Rock, WA
We have a 1/2 acre property on the Cowlitz River in the middle of Cooks Ferry Park in Castle Rock WA. We bought the property to relax in a beautiful setting close to home. We only live 15 minutes away. The property is made up of dredge spoils from when Mt. Saint Helens blew and is inside of a park where people can go to fish and enjoy the river. There are only 8 lots privately owned and we are the first lot that you come to. There is plenty of room for an RV. Guests can also tent camp or stay in our shack that has a sleeper sofa. There are snacks, a sign in book, an axe, briquets, a fire extinguisher, and other items the shack. ​There is a picnic table, fire pit, BBQ, and wood stove. There is a porta potty on the property. We keep our travel trailer there to enjoy when we can. We will try our best to not be there when you are staying at the property but if you book less than 1 week in advance, we may be there.  In summer, we may be kayaking. We put in upriver and get out at the property. If that is a problem, please message me before you book. If you continue going past our property, there are some nice rock beaches with pretty views. People fish there and wade in the water in the summer. Castle Rock is a cute little town with some nice shops, restaurants and bars. I recommend checking it out! We are not picky about check in/check out time. It would only matter if someone else was checking in the day you are checking out. Please ask if you expect to arrive earlier or want to check out later. If your plans change, please cancel through Hipcamp to get a refund.
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Honeysuckle Meadery

3 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Rainier, WA
Welcome, to the Meadery, we are a working winery with several other interests to investigate as well. Come learn about making Mead. We have an annual cider press in late September or early October as well. Want to learn how to Roast your own coffee bean? Or maybe you are competitive and want to race 132 or 124 slot cars on a Carrera 124 Digital Track. There is also a nice walk in the woods, and if it is hot you can float down the Deschutes River that is very close by. Pitch your tent in a few areas you pick, there are Mountain Bike and Little kid ATV trails around the property as well. For more extensive ATV trails Capital Forest is about 30 minutes away. If you have a Weyerhaeuser permit for the area near me the gate is 2.5 miles away. There is a winery on site and an outside tasting area with a fire pit. Two bathrooms with showers. There are powered and non-powered RV sites. Water is available at the water station but not directly at the camp sites. We are pet friendly. We offer firewood for sale on site, camp fires permitted outside of a burn ban. Guests love staying here: "Dean's acreage is a dream! We stayed there in our motorhome and absolutely loved it. We have two dogs and they are picky about making friends but adored Deans dogs. They are the sweetest and make the camping even more enjoyable. Dean was kind enough to show us his Meadery and the property so we felt comfortable exploring and walking around. We would definitely recommend it for other campers whether you have an RV, tent, van, etc. For reference we comfortably parked our 31 ft motorhome and we were able to hookup to electricity (only available in one spot so inquire with dean!). There is a shower and toilet available for use in a separate building from his home in the backyard."
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HoHo Farms - Camping @ The River

11 sites · RVs, Tents76 acres · Toutle, WA
Wonderful Sandy Beach River Camping! Base camp for the Mount Saint Helens recreational areas. We are located 18 miles up the beautiful Spirit Lake Highway. Property includes a newly planted Food Forest, Campsites Along the North Fork Toutle River, Weekend Volunteer Opportunities, Book a Tour or Workshop all starting Spring 2024 and so much more. 66 acres of re-planted timberland and 10 acres of biodiverse newly planted display gardens, come get involved with our permaculture journey for an immersive education on sustainable farming or just relax by the river in a private or community tent spot. We are building out our Farm to be community focused offering opportunities to teach about all the natural biodiversity this region offers and also learn about growing food in a holistic sustainable way. Keep in mind we are in the beginning stages of our gardens, they will get bigger and better every growing day! We look forward to meeting many of you and hearing about your journeys! See you at the beach community fire pit! **Note** Cell reception is weak or non existent in some areas. Be sure to save or print directions and property map before arriving on site.
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Pleasant Places

2 sites · RVs, Tents14 acres · Onalaska, WA
Pleasant Places campground is clean, quiet, spacious, and private with lots of nooks for R&R as well as ample space for play and activities. It is an ideal location for large groups, family reunions, workshops, or what have you. A rustic kitchen, two 6' dining tables, and a fire pit with accessories make setting up camp a cinch. Centrally located and with 10 acres of field, forest, and farm there is something of interest for everyone here. If you're looking to explore the area a bit, Mt Rainier, Mt St Helens, the East Side, and the Pacific Coast are all just day trips from here. In addition, we are midway between Portland and Seattle and just 15 minutes off of I-5 making Pleasant Places a perfect 'meet in the middle' location. Locally, lakes Mayfield, Ike Kinswa, and Riffe provide lots of boating, swimming, and fishing opportunities. Just five minutes away, Carlisle Lake offers walking trails, outdoor exercise equipment, fishing opportunities, summer concerts, and a playground for the kids. At camp. you can pick a deer trail and walk through a budding new forest or pick a bunch of wild blackberries, apples, mushrooms, or flowers. Enjoy communing with our goat, rabbit, turkey, chicken, and duck friends. Other animals include deer, skunk, coyote, and possum—bear and cat are not common, but please do be conscientious about leaving food out. While the campsite, play space, and driveway loops are mowed, most of the grounds are wild so bring your tromping shoes. We also have a playfield (with a net) so pack your movie screen, volleyball, soccer ball, bicycles or lawn darts too. We are Judy and Summer and Chula, mother and daughter and dog, and we are pleased you are considering a stay with us. If you do book, we are certain you’ll enjoy making Pleasant Places your outdoor home-away-from-home.
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The best camping near Mossyrock Park guide

Overview

About

Sittin’ pretty on the south shore of Riffe Lake is Mossyrock Park. This beauty combines the fun vibes of a public park with the incredible forested panoramas and endless waters that Washington is known for. There’s a good mix of campsites, playgrounds, swimming areas and volleyball courts—the perfect nature-to-recreation ratio! Run around and play or relax the day away. Fishermen can cast off at Riffe Lake or take a little trip to another local hotspot, Swofford Pond. Boaters can launch quickly and easily so you can spend all your time out on the water. For other adventurers, you can’t miss the chance to marvel at Mossyrock Dam. Not only is it the tallest dam in the entire state, it also generates enough electricity for 78,000 PNW homes! Whoa. That’s some serious power. If you harness any energy from it, use your forces for good and get to Mossyrock for some old-fashioned family fun!

Notable campgrounds

  • Water/Electric Hookup Sites: Enjoy the convenience of 76 sites with water and electric amenities amid the park's natural beauty.
  • Primitive Group Camps: For a more rustic experience, choose one of the two group camps offering a total of 12 sites without hookups.
  • Walk-in Tent Sites: Embrace the tranquility of nature at the walk-in tent and S’mores Loop sites, perfect for tent campers.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Reserve individual campsites up to nine months in advance for peak season dates between May 15 and Sept. 15.
  • For group camps, also book up to nine months ahead to secure your ideal spot.
  • Take advantage of the first-come, first-served policy for walk-in sites between Sept. 16 and May 14, excluding the park's closure dates.
  • Explore nearby camping options if your preferred dates or sites are unavailable.

When to go

The best time to visit Mossyrock Park is between May 15 and Sept. 15, when all facilities are open and the weather is ideal for camping and outdoor activities. Avoid planning your trip from Dec. 20 to Jan. 1, as the park is closed during this period.

Know before you go

  • Check the latest lake levels and burn ban information before planning activities like boating or campfires.
  • Be aware that electrical service may be disrupted during high demand or hot weather conditions.
  • Visit Nisser's Snack Shack for refreshments and supplies during your stay.
  • Remember that a $10 day-use parking fee applies on weekends and holidays from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
  • Accessibility is a priority, with wheelchair-accessible sites and restrooms available for visitors.

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