Since Covid -19, we do not have shared spaces, such as restrooms, and will insist that you provide your own bathrooms. Absolutely no cat holes! Bring your trailer or RV to the Arboretum on our Christmas tree farm. No TENTS. Bathrooms NOT provided. Beautiful view of the mountains and forests here in western Washington. Widely spaced campsites provide plenty of social distan
Since Covid -19, we do not have shared spaces, such as restrooms, and will insist that you provide your own bathrooms. Absolutely no cat holes! Bring your trailer or RV to the Arboretum on our Christmas tree farm. No TENTS. Bathrooms NOT provided. Beautiful view of the mountains and forests here in western Washington. Widely spaced campsites provide plenty of social distancing. Just eight sites available, so we are never crowded. We are close to Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Rainier and several lakes. There are walking trails all around the sites. Picnic table and fire pit supplied. 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. There is fairly good screening between sites. N0 power. This site has a potable water hydrant. Water is also available in the park near the fire water shed, and about 1/2 mile away, near the red barn. Drone flying is allowed so don't be surprised if you see some overhead or on the drone course.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out
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Whether you're roadtripping through Washington or looking to explore Mount Rainier National Park, The Arboretum at Bear Canyon West is the perfect stop. Situated in the heart of the Burres' expansive Christmas Tree Farm, the Arboretum is full of diverse plant and bird life, making for a peaceful and private meadow to set up camp. A picnic table, fire ring, cooking grate, and pile of firewood is included. Beautiful views of the mountains and river abound, and the camp host Barb was able to give us plenty of ideas for hikes and recreation in the area. When the sun went down we were treated to clear starry skies with hardly any light pollution to go along with the birds' songs. Can't wait to come back in the summer to explore Mount Rainier and swim in Riffe Lake! Thanks to Barb for the awesome stay. PS: if you have a drone, bring it! Barb is excited about making the farm extra drone-friendly.
We had a great experience camping at the Arboretum! Our hosts were very kind and welcoming and showed us to the site when we arrived. It's a nice large private area with a fire pit, picnic table and plenty of firewood. There is also a trail on the property down to a beautiful river which we greatly enjoyed!! The first day we went to hike in Mount Rainer National Park, which was just 35 minutes drive away. The second day we decided to stay at the arboretum and hike down to the river so we could experience the outdoors without crowds or tourists. Would definitely recommend!
A truly lovely, peaceful spot. The RV spots are well maintained and relatively level - walking around barefoot was no problem! The area is quiet (minus some noisy neighborhood roosters). The trees, mountain views and stars at night were awe-inspiring. Truly! The owners were friendly and thoughtful.
A wonderful experience
This site was fantastic for a group. The multiple sites cater well to privacy but would also serve well for an extended group of family or friends to gather around a fire or have meals, but then also have privacy around their own campsite. Very nice layout, excellent hosts. Wonderful communication. And very well kept up. The table with decor, clean fire pit and grate were very much appreciated. We would definitely come again!
Amazingly private, well maintained
This campsite is beautiful, very private from others and an Adventureland for kids. Our 6 year old had a blast, we explored the hike to the river, the xmas tree farm and the pond. Barb & Terry were gracious hosts.
Our group (2 RVs and one tent) had a fabulous stay at The Arboretum over Memorial Day weekend. Barb & Terry are wonderful hosts and provided directions before we arrived. The Arboretum is located in a Christmas tree farm and the hosts have cleared out three lovely campsites among the trees. Our group all fit in to one site with a great fire pit, picnic table and seemingly endless supply of free fire wood! It's a beautiful, relaxing spot with acres to explore or if you prefer, just hang out by the campfire. I highly recommend a visit to the Arboretum and we are already planning a return trip!
The Arboretum is incredible! Secluded, lot of space for the site itself and the farm is very spacious. Walking trails, river and mountain views, firewood and grill grate, this place has it all (minus a bathroom, heads up!). We easily fit three tents with plenty of extra space. Thank you Barb & Terry for the best camping spot we've found!
This was our first hipcamp experience and we loved it. Owners were friendly. Campsites have good privacy; 3 total. There were other campers there at the same time as us and we weren't really aware of them which was great. Please note that "self contained", for the purposes of this place, means "you are in a vehicle that has a bathroom." "Self contained" does not mean "tent." Owner states that very clearly in the listing but people seem to have trouble understanding it.