Camping just down the road from Bumping lake and across from Bumping River. Rainier National Park, the PCT and Goat Rocks wilderness is a short drive. Boulders Caves recreational site is nearby. Beautiful wilderness area. A very quiet and beautiful Boy Scout Camp is now available for non scouting season rv & tent site use.
- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at Camp Fife, Bumping Lake, Mt Rainier in Washington.
Places to see near Dustin B.’s Land
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
I loved staying here. We had to leave early because of lack of experience, but I almost threw a sleeping bag in my car to go back. It was quiet. My kids and I got to roam everywhere. The proximity to Bumping Lake was fantastic. I loved it. I will be back as soon as I can make it happen.
First off, Dustin was very gracious and able to accommodate our last minute booking. My friends and I had a great time!! The camp is a super cute setting- amazing at sunrise and sunset. We had plenty of space to set up our 3 tents plus cars etc. Firepits with grates available- we had a fire, made of s’mores, classic camping activities. Super clean port-a-potties (with sinks!).
In the evening, a herd of elk came to visit! Woke up feeling super refreshed and ready to do some hiking!
Communication is lackadaisical
The website said 12pm check in. It's actually 4pm, so no one was there to unlock the gate to get in. Come loaded with water, I didn't find a single working faucet. Keep in mind, sites 1 through 3 or 4 are meant for RVs, there are hookups, but they do not work. The rest of the sites are meant for tent campers ... who do not like running generators.
There seems to be a disconnect with the onsite hosts and the folks answering the phones. They do not talk to one another. Sites 7 on are labeled A through whatever. The website details do not match the expectation of the onsite hosts and what ever accommodations you've worked out with the on-phone representative, they do not communicate that. Be preparted for some confusion and frustration.
That all said ... it's Camp Fife. Its a fantastic site to camp and it's right down the road from Bumping Lake. All the above ... totally worth it to stay here. It's a great spot to do some off grid camping. Off-Grid ... keep that in mind. :)
We were greeted by host when we arrived but campsites were not clearly marked and the host wasn't clear on where we were supposed to be. We made a guess and ended up being right where another party thought they booked. We worked it out amongst ourselves but it took the majority of our first night there and caused a lot of stress for all parties. We brought our own drinking water and were glad for the spigots for washing dishes. We were able to find shady space for the tents. Bathrooms were two portapotties which were very full at the end of the weekend. Just a few miles from bumping lake, great fishing and swimming. Bring bug spray with you, the mosquitos were hungry! Beautiful night sky without a lot of light pollution. It's a beautiful place with lots of potential but definitely needs more organization and more clarity on what campers should expect.
America the beautiful!
It was beautiful! We decided to spend our anniversary here with our kids and they LOVED it! Gigantic open space, porta potties with a working sink! The Elk were roaming, had an amazing flyover from a couple for F/A-18s in the morning. Just a complete wonderful, amazing place to be in.
Be gracious to the neighbors
Waster is suspect with warnings posted on the buildings to boil it. If you wanted power it’s turned off. Gate was locked so we pissed off the neighbors trying to find a way in. No cell coverage and if the caretaker is on sight we never saw them or saw a sign for them
No bathrooms we found but did t look hard we had buckets
Lots of mosquitos and a long 30-45 minute drive back to the sunrise turn off via chinook pass
We passed 50/70 free camping spots along the forest roads getting here that were wide open some next to the creek
We would not recommend unless you need the RV size space
Confirm the availability of hook ups
Be gracious to the neighbors they are just as irked as you are at having to drive around the edges trying to get in, if your super nice they might help you pick your way through the meadow
May god with you if the gates locked
Front gate to site was locked when we arrived. Had to 4 wheel through a side entrance to access it. Didn’t have reception to be able to call for assistance to unlock gate.
Not well-set for public camping
Well, the grounds themselves were fun to explore with the Fife history and Boy Scout facilities, but it’s not thoroughly set up for public camping at this point. Dustin was not there to greet us and his replacement had not been looped in to any of the details. Campsites were not labeled to match our Hipcamp reservation and he did not know where to send us, so everyone just picked a site when they arrived. The water pumps at the camp sites were not functioning and the one at the main house got turned off almost a full day before we left with no notice. The host let us know he’d be leaving the day before us, so there was no one to report it to and we were half a day without water. One of our favorite parts was the super clean port-a-potties, complete with little foot pump hand washing stations.