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.
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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.
Beautiful campground in paradise
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!
Kids safe, nice place and people, a
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.
Definitely not worth the cost.
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.
Peaceful and quiet
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.
Difficult entry into area
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.
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!
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.