Hipcamp host Dustin B.,
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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.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
12 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Water hookup available
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Back-in site
Max length 34ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Dustin a message!
  • 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

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Camp Fife, Bumping Lake, Mt Rainier in Washington.

Desert
Lake
Mountainous

17 Reviews

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Hipcamper Charles
Charles J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 7)
August 1st, 2021

We had a nice relaxing stay. The camping spaces were nice, the outhouses were very clean, and the onsite caretaker was friendly. The water worked fine for us and we enjoyed how quiet the camp was. Elk frequent this place, so keep an eye out. The host needs to rename the hip camp listing to match the signage at the site. The signs read 1, 2, 3, and then a, b, c, d, e, and f. It makes for a confusing arrival when you booked campsite 10.

Hipcamper Rich

Beautiful campground in paradise

Rich B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 10)
July 26th, 2021

Fantastic camping site!
We had a wonderful time hiking in the national forest lands next door with dozens of awesome trails nearby. The facilities are clean and well kept. We even woke up to dozens of elk cows and calves eating and playing in the meadows next to our trailer. Paradise for sure!

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Hipcamper Karen

Kids safe, nice place and people, a

Karen S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 19th, 2021

Great place. Nice open fields, places to explore really close to Bumping Lake and it's water sports. Safe places for the kids to ride bikes and explore.

Hipcamper Chris

Definitely not worth the cost.

Chris H.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Site 6)
July 19th, 2021

For the cost per night, this was not worth it:
We came with an RV fully expecting to camp off-gird...no problems there. We were not expecting any hook-ups, we had our own water and generator. As we got low on water, we tried the only pump we found that worked and it was almost drying up. The onsite host was saying the source for that water was a creek and almost dry. Not sure it's actually potable then?

As with all the other recent reviews, the coordination between Dustin and on-site folks was non-existent and made for a very confusing first day for us and all other guests coming in for the weekend. Not mention there are 2 listings on Hipcamp for this place, by the way...with different information. The on-site guy was awesome, even though he was confused and frustrated as much as we were on what sites were which and where to go, etc. If you book on here and think you're getting a numbered site, half of them are actually letters. So, good luck there.

The site itself left a lot to be desired, very uneven ground, elk poo EVERYWHERE. We spent the first hour shoveling poo and finding a somewhat level spot. The grass was knee-high, which wasn't a big deal, but still made for not a great spot.

The grounds are beautiful and great for walking around and exploring. Other than that...not much to do unless you can get to the lake.

If you're ok spending the money, just know what you're getting. Someone else mentioned passing all of the free places along the river on the way in...we noticed those too and considered moving after the first night.

With very little work, this could be a desirable place to come and camp, off-grid or not. It seems there was just nothing done in preparation for actually hosting campers. Had this place been $15-20 per night...we wouldn't have complained nearly as much.

Hipcamper David
David W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 19th, 2021

camp fife is a beautiful, peaceful setting with lots of wildlife, and just down from bumping lake. dustin was a great, easy going host.

Hipcamper Ann

Peaceful and quiet

Ann V.
recommends this listing.
(Site 11)
July 18th, 2021

We were the only campers for our first night, quiet and peaceful. Pull ins are a bit tight for longer trailers, but our 18 foot was fine. Plenty of room to spread out, clean port a potties, great areas to walk and explore. Enjoyed watching the elk in the evenings.

Hipcamper Andrea

Difficult entry into area

Andrea B.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 3)
July 16th, 2021

Main gate was locked with no way to get in. We had to find a back way and 4 wheel in the side to access the area. No way to reach the owner. Not well coordinated from his side.

Hipcamper Susan
Susan L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 8)
July 14th, 2021

Beautiful property! Sites are nicely spaced for privacy from strangers but it’s also possible to camp in two adjacent sites with another family and set up shared area between. Porta potty was clean and water tap was cold and potable! (Water pressure issue resulted in no water the last day, but fortunately we had back up!) Proximity to Bumping Lake allowed us to spend our days cooling off on the water until the sun went down at camp! We had a great time here! Thank you again for the last minute booking opportunity!

Hipcamper Heidi

Not well-set for public camping

Heidi A.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 10)
July 12th, 2021

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.

Property
Dustin B.’s Land
State
Washington
Country
United States
$25/night
12 Sites