Hipcamp host Pamela S.,
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10/1/22- At this time the property could be potentially available for camping, however, we are preparing for the forest cleanup project that we’ve been working towards with the DNR for a year. If you are interested in staying here, please message and if it works out I’ll be happy to accommodate you.

Find serenity within the woods at this 21-acre forest with a large

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10/1/22- At this time the property could be potentially available for camping, however, we are preparing for the forest cleanup project that we’ve been working towards with the DNR for a year. If you are interested in staying here, please message and if it works out I’ll be happy to accommodate you.

Find serenity within the woods at this 21-acre forest with a large beaver pond that is classified as a class-A wetland. In addition to this you can find a shallow creek, beaver dams, old growth forest, and a phenomenal bird habitat. Find privacy and quiet with the exception of the songs of many birds and woodpeckers.

This property was once a show home, but a fire took place over 10 years ago and the house was not rebuilt. While the ruins that remain are minimal, it sets an interesting backdrop; perhaps it can be the scene for a mysterious photo shoot.

Within the property is a small orchard with apples, blueberries, blackberries, grapes, and plumbs. While you are more than welcome to graze during your stay, we ask that you not harvest a great deal to ensure there is enough for everyone to enjoy.

There are fish in the pond, and though fishing is allowed, we can not make claim to what type or ease of due to the nature of the plant growth. It is not stocked and only fed by the area waterways.

This listing is for an R/V or Camper van spot, but if you are tent camping you should check out my other listing specifically for tenting. Power is available at two locations on the property, including an R/V plug at the barn and another up near the orchard. The location near the orchard has a seemingly level gravel pad to park on. If you are traveling as part of a group and have more than one RV or Camper Van, please reach out to the host and arrangements can be made to add the second RV to your reservation as opposed to booking both RV sites individually. 

The trails for Blanchard Mountain Trail system are within a reasonable (walking) distance. This is a known favorite destination for hikers, mountain bikers, and nature lovers. Within a 15 minute drive you can reach Lake Padden, Lake Samish and the Oyster Dome Trailhead and more. Within twenty to thirty minutes you can find yourself exploring Larrabee State Park, Galbraith Mountain, North Chuckanut Mountain Trailhead, and many more. There are public restrooms and showers at Lake Samish for your convenience. 

Roughly 15 minutes or less away by car you can reach an amazing variety of food establishments for the foodie within! Locations such as Breadfarm, Oyster Bar, Tweets, Train Wreck, and many more. Shopping is just as far away if needed (grocery, big box/chain stores, etc.)

Full disclosure: This property is in a state of "work in progress." The owner purchased it with the intent to make it a nature reserve, but time and effort has not been put into it to clean it up until now. As time permits, the property will be revived with amenities to provide a more comfortable experience, including restrooms with showers, activities, and a clubhouse within the barn. We are even discussing reviving the swimming pool! However; at this time, we are choosing to open it up for campers, so long as it is clear that this space is not fully manicured. There are still plenty of locations for camping, hiking, relaxing, and bird/animal watching.

If you choose to bring a pet with you, please make sure to pick up after them and ensure they are secured/safe at night. We are told there have been cougar sightings in the area.

NOTICE: There is video surveillance covering a handful of locations, including the entrance, barn, and driveway(s) for security purposes. Audio recording is not enabled. The cameras are not hidden but are also not obtrusive.

RV only area
RV sites
2 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 34 feet allowed
Pull-through site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Electrical hookup available
Hookups: No water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
No toilet
Amenities
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Pamela a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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Hipcamper Heidi

Great place for smaller vehicle

Heidi L.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Near the barn and pond RV site)
August 31st, 2022

Overall, this spot turned out to be a great place to stay for a few days. Our dogs loved exploring the property, it felt very private and quiet, and it is in a good location fairly close to things to do. No hassle check-in and check-out. As of right now (Aug 2022) I would say it is not ideal for anything larger than a van or about 8 feet tall. We have a class A motorhome and a pickup truck. The path to the campsite has many low-hanging trees and branches sticking out that the truck was able to clear, but the motorhome scraped through. The only other slight “negative” is that it is a little pricey for no hookups other than 15amp electric. Now, the property owners are very transparent and make it clear that this is a new endeavor and a work in progress. They were wonderful with communicating and making sure we had everything we needed, gave lots of tips and had a list of things to do nearby, grocery stores, etc. I have full confidence that this place will be everything they are envisioning and I look forward to returning in the future and seeing the property restored to its full potential.

Hipcamper Lauren

Great space near bellingham!

Lauren L.
recommends this listing.
(Orchard Camper Van / RV Site)
August 11th, 2022

Very quiet and unique! Close to mountain biking. Host is very helpful and communicative. We would definitely stay there again!

Hipcamper ron
Ron H.
recommends this listing.
(Orchard Camper Van / RV Site)
July 25th, 2022

Very private site for a small RV. The site I had was a little tricky to navigate but plenty of space to enjoy. Great location to all the activities from La Conner to Blaine. Host was super responsive. Will definitely go back. Tip-pop up screen tent was a life savor.

Hipcamper Christopher
Christopher L.
recommends this listing.
(Near the barn and pond RV site)
July 17th, 2022

Site is enclosed with woods and leaves and you feel like you are in a secluded camp far from the road even though you didn't have to bush wack to get there.

The drive in is smooth and there are some nice level spots. The power worked great and getting in was easy. We enjoyed our stay.

Hipcamper Ben
Ben B.
recommends this listing.
(Orchard Camper Van / RV Site)
May 30th, 2022

A quiet serene piece of land! It was very peaceful and Pamela was great at providing tips on the area.

Hipcamper Terry

The beaver pond

Terry C.
recommends this listing.
(Orchard Camper Van / RV Site)
May 23rd, 2022

We brought our RV to Pamela's Beaver Pond. Entry was easy, and so was finding our campsite. Bird watching was great! We didn't see any beavers, but we saw chewed evidence that they were close. The location felt very safe. A tent camper arrived after us, but we neither saw nor heard them. Plenty of privacy. It was a great home base for three days.

Hipcamper Johanna
Johanna H.
recommends this listing.
(Orchard Camper Van / RV Site)
May 2nd, 2022

Lovely place. Close to I 5 for easy access but far enough away to be nice a peaceful.
It was muddy/slippery during our stay which is expected in the current weather.
We enjoyed our stay and would be back!
Hosts were very responsive, friendly and helpful!

Hipcamper John

Quiet, wild, good birdwatching.

John W.
recommends this listing.
(Near the barn and pond RV site)
August 17th, 2021

We enjoyed our stay at Pamela's camp. It is my favorite camp of the ones we stayed in Washington. It is quiet and offers a great chance to observe birds in the surrounding trees and in the adjacent beaver swamp. You can hear owls at night. The location offers easy car travel to the coast and the Bellingham area. We were alone during our stay. If someone else had camped on a lower level near the barn there would still be a great deal of privacy.
At the site that can be used by an RV, there is a very useful electric hookup. You do have to import enough water for your needs. I note that there is a toilet at the gas station and showers at state park and Lake Padden. We had a 19' trailer and it was a tight fi. For smaller trailers or a camper van it would be fine. Consider bringing some loppers or a small pruning saw for a few branches, although it may be more trimmed by the time you arrive.

On the path to/from the camper / van parking spotCamped near the Orchard.
Hipcamper Susanne

Peaceful spacious place to camp.

Susanne E.
recommends this listing.
(Orchard Camper Van / RV Site)
August 10th, 2021

very peaceful sites, great for bird watching and picking blackberries. lots of area to explore and convenient location to enjoy the area for hiking swimming etc.