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We have two sites for our Cowboy Camp listing!

Buck Rub is named because several young buck deer use the nearby trees for antler rubs. They visit almost daily when the site is quiet. There is a raised 12x12 foot sandy bed area nestled amidst several young alder trees. Two of the trees are suitable for a hammock but tree straps must be used. We have a hammock to rent if

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We have two sites for our Cowboy Camp listing!

Buck Rub is named because several young buck deer use the nearby trees for antler rubs. They visit almost daily when the site is quiet. There is a raised 12x12 foot sandy bed area nestled amidst several young alder trees. Two of the trees are suitable for a hammock but tree straps must be used. We have a hammock to rent if you like. 

This site is also the largest as it is situated at the edge of the horse pasture. It includes a fire ring for campfires in season, a picnic table, trash can, portable potty and handwashing station. Drinking water can be easily carried from the barn approximately 100 yards from the site. The site also overlooks a low lying dry pond area frequented by deer. 

The picnic table, fire ring and bench sit next to and are sheltered by a large mature cedar tree that overlooks the site. Walking across the open pasture leads you into the forest trail on the backside of the property. The site is situated approximately 50 yards from Cowboy Camp proper with the Chuckwagon and horse corral areas. 

Hiking boots or sturdy shoes are recommended as the ground is uneven, has tree branches, roots and rock trip hazards, and of course the expected occasional horse manure on the trails. In addition to the prepared site, there is plenty of room for additional tents for a larger family gathering. It is a short 1/4 mile walk to the nearby DNR trail system.4 mile easy bike ride to downtown Port Townsend Farmers Market, Whale watching trip, Ferry to Coupeville, shopping, and hospital services all within 5 miles.

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Pop-up campers, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 20 feet allowed
Pull-through site
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
No Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, 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
Essentials
Toilet available
Fire ban in effect
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
No hot tub
No playground
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Half dozen farm fresh eggs from our happy hens.

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Dozen eggs

Fresh eggs from our happy hens.

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Miles of mountain bike trails just out the back door. Easy access to Larry Scott trail with 7 miles of firm gravel road access....Read more

Boating

Port Townsend waterfront and boat harbor 4 miles from farm. Puget Sound Express whale watching tours at harbor.

Fishing

Both salt water fishing and fresh water fishing less than 10 miles from farm. Puget sound saltwater fishing and several freshwa...Read more

Hiking

10 minute walk down quiet gravel road leads you to 80 acres of DNR forest and Quimper Peninsula forest preserve. Several miles ...Read more

Horseback riding

Opportunity to interact with horses in a lesson type environment right here at the farm. No riding at this time. See horsemansh...Read more

Paddling

15 min drive to Port Townsend waterfront with ocean access. Waterfront and public beach access widely available. Freshwater lak...Read more

Swimming

Public pool in Port Townsend. Hours and age groupings varies. Covid restrictions apply. Pool located approx. 15 minutes from fa...Read more

Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Buck Rub in Washington.

Beach

Lovely beach at Fort Worden and lighthouse beachfront. 20 minutes drive from farm.

Coastal

Port Townsend is located directly on the north shore of the Olympic Peninsula. Ocean views across the Straits of Juan De Fuca d...Read more

Forest

Farm is surrounded by mature Douglas Fir and Cedar forest with open meadows.

Lake

Gibbs Lake trail system and fishing lake approx 30 min drive. Anderson Lake , site of the expansion of the Olympic Discovery tr...Read more

Mountainous

Property sits at the base of the Olympic National forest. Access into the park trail system can be had through Quilcene to the ...Read more

River, stream, or creek

There are many rivers , streams and creeks running off of the Olympic mountain range. Many are salmon runs and are protected si...Read more

Farm

Farm includes fenced pasture areas with horses, chickens and farm dogs. Also large garden and orchard areas currently under dev...Read more

Ranch

Ranch areas include pastures, horse training arena and round pen for training and conditioning horses.

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Hipcamper Don

Nice host, but bad sites

Don L.
doesn't recommend this listing.
September 25th, 2022

First off, Rick is a really nice guy, with an interesting back story ( we didn’t meet Karma). We were asked to move from Buck Rub to Doe’s Rest site to help accommodate another camper who had a trailer, and we were happy to help out. Unfortunately, the sites aren’t really ready for guests yet. Our new site had been recently bladed out of the brush. It was small, ringed by dirt berm and brush piles, dark and overgrown. None of the sites have been leveled or have gravel pads- they will be a muddy mess when it rains. The nearest toilet was a pop-up fabric shelter with a torn door, with a portable toilet that couldn’t be used properly because the instructions were illegible. Also, Rick didn’t want any campfires.

With more work on the camp sites and some portapotties, this property will be fine. As I said earlier, the hosts seem great. But right now, the camp isn’t ready for prime time.

Hipcamper Kristi

Perfect camping spot

Kristi M.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2022

What a lovely campground! The hosts were so kind and helpful, and the horses were such a fun treat for my kids to see. The spot was easy to find and lots of gorgeous trees for the hammock and shade.

Hipcamper Bonnie
Bonnie B.
recommends this listing.
August 31st, 2022

Rick and Karma have a very special place, and they’re so gracious about sharing it! Rick rode up on a horse to greet us and he was probably one of the kindest people I’ve ever met. Waking up to the sounds of the horses galloping was a fun experience. Would absolutely stay again!

Hipcamper Phil
Phil A.
recommends this listing.
August 29th, 2022

Amazing hosts and a beautiful property. Nice fire pits and tables at each site.

Hipcamper Veronica

Karma & rick to the rescue!

Veronica M.
recommends this listing.
August 26th, 2022

Karma & Rick came to our rescue with such kindness and we are beyond grateful. We were on a camping trip to celebrate my grandson’s birthday and ran into a mosquito infestation the likes of which we had never experienced. We had to pick up and go, making alternate arrangements late in the evening. With a one and nine year old in tow, we arrived at the entrance of their property and they guided us to the campsite. We had a problem with the ladder for our Roofnest and Rick even fetched us a ladder and showed us how to use it. We left before sun up to make it to the only ferry reservation we could get. Can’t wait to go back and actually get to see the farm! Thank you, dear hosts!

Hipcamper keiana

A great memorable experience

Keiana C.
recommends this listing.
August 13th, 2022

Karma and Rick made this stay a wonderful experience. They are so helpful ; and assisted with tent set up. They go out of there way to make you feel comfortable and take good care of the property. The farm eggs are super yummy as well. I’d definitely recommend to stay here; close to the town of port Townsend.

Hipcamper Heather

10/10 hosts!!

Heather H.
recommends this listing.
August 2nd, 2022

AMAZING. Everything about this area was great. The hosts were kind, inviting and genuinely interested in our trip. They offered anything and everything we needed to make sure we had the best time. Its a shame we were unable to stay longer. Amazing people, amazing experience, if you’re staying near Port Townsend, it should be a priority to stay here.

Hipcamper Sean
Sean T.
recommends this listing.
August 1st, 2022

Such friendly hosts, big open space and close to town. Really look forward to seeing how the campsites continue to evolve over time

Hipcamper Devon

Highly recommend!

Devon F.
recommends this listing.
July 31st, 2022

We absolutely loved our stay on Karma and Rick’s land! They were very welcoming hosts and made us feel right at home. The campsite was beautiful, well maintained, and had everything we needed (complete with picnic table + flowers). We enjoyed making s’mores over a fire, sleeping under the trees, and had lots of company of deer the next morning. We will absolutely be making another trip out when we can stay longer and take advantage of the experiences they offer too. Highly recommend.