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This 5 acre end of the road property is WAY off the beaten path, but close enough to civilization to keep you supplied. We are at the South end of the Key Peninsula, aka the Sunny Key. We are less than 3 miles to Joemma Beach State Park, and a few more miles to Penrose Point State park , where you can clam, fish, or dig for oysters and muscles in season. Bay Lake is betwe

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This 5 acre end of the road property is WAY off the beaten path, but close enough to civilization to keep you supplied. We are at the South end of the Key Peninsula, aka the Sunny Key. We are less than 3 miles to Joemma Beach State Park, and a few more miles to Penrose Point State park , where you can clam, fish, or dig for oysters and muscles in season. Bay Lake is between the 2 State Parks and offers great fresh water fishing for hard hitting big mouth or stocked Rainbow Trout.

Our camping land is 12 year old clear cut/ blackberry field that we are turning into a permaculture farm, nursery, frisbee golf course and 250 person group camp/ Private Amphitheater.  Walk the more than 1 mile of internal trails or bring a mini bike or off road go cart.

This is a working farm.  Expect to encounter woofers, farmers, natural builders, and our friends and family enjoying our camp with you.    Bring your guitars, drums, etc… no park rangers going to tell you to turn it down. We love music .  

The 10' fire pit is for GROUP CAMP RENTALS.  The HipCamp firepits are inside each camp and are normal size.  Please DO NOT use the Central Amphatheater fire pit unless you rent ALL THE SITES - AND HAVE CAMP FOR YOUR LARGE GROUP,

This is a working Permaculture Farm where forestry and land management are done on human scale.  It is still rough. not leveled in any way.  Bring good solid footwear. Think scrubby and thorns, not a front lawn or park grass. Although the amount of clear playable space is growing by the day.  There is a box of land clearing tools.  If you don't find the perfect nook, build one for your tent. Or clear away the ever encroaching wilderness in the rv spots.  Build your reality.

The absolute best camping is hammocks. A few spots way back, or up on the high side under the cedars are my favorites.  If pitching a tent, bring multiple ground tarps for your tent. Seriously not kidding.  Or be ready to clear some brush.  

There is NO POTABLE WATER on the property this is a dry camp.  Bring plenty of water.  More than you think you will need.    

There is a 320 gallon tote with FIRE WATER and 5 gallon buckets by the parking area.  Make sure you go get a full bucket of water, BEFORE you spark a fire on our property. Burning our neighbors homes down would suck for everyone. We also use this water for our camp showers.  DO NOT DRINK IT

There are no trash cans, please practice PACK IT IN - PACK IT OUT.  It fit on the way in, it'll fit on the way out

 Your camping experience is what you make it. The property extends in all directions to the really tall trees. There is a small camp road that goes all the way around - if you are adventurous and have 4wd.  Camp anywhere there is a named site, or a 3' fire pit. The more interesting spots are near the back and the edges.  Go on a good explore before you settle in.  I've opened more "roads" to the back tenting areas.  If your car leaks fluids - PLEASE go park it back in the lot by the duck pen and porta john.  After you unload.  If you don't drip, park where you like - OFF THE ROAD. 

 Please no hunting or firearms discharge on the property.  Frisbee Golf Course is under development. There is a main Community Gathering and noise making area near the  Fire Pit, BAR, and Main STAGE in the very center near the composting toilet.  There are fire pits at all the more used camp sites. 

This property has never been sprayed.  Enjoy any edibles you find with confidence, they are chemical free.  Why we are A WAY better choice than the state parks- You can stay up play/listen to music all night and enjoy a good camp fire with no visits from a park ranger.  You can collect any dead wood on the ground and burn it up FOR FREE. We are 420 FRIENDLY.  A good night walk with some quality tunes can cleanse the soul.  Enjoy our little valley home. Please be responsible on our land. We are a LONG way from a hospital.

UPDATE - 9/1/21

We added 2 RV loops and now have 5 spots for rigs.  

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
6 sites
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Kitchen available
No potable water
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Back-in site
Max length 45ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Brian a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 40% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating

Boat ramp at Joemma Beach State Park is less than 3 miles for crabbing and salmon fishing. Bay Lake fresh water ramp is 5 miles.

Fishing

Joemma Beach State Park - Salmon, Saltwater, Crab Bay Lake - Rainbow Trout, croppie, blue gill, sunny

Hiking

There are miles of hiking trails on the land that was just cleared to our north.

Paddling

Joemma Beach State Park, Penrose Point State Park, Bay Lake

Wildlife watching

This is wild land. Lots of birds, deer, coyotes, and other wildlife.

Biking
Horseback riding

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Camp SuNeeKee in Washington.

Forest

Best way to describe our land id former forest, now regrowing.

Farm

We raise Muscovey Ducks. They fly out of their pen in the early mornings and forage around the property. They love bread. Unlik...Read more

Driveway

You'll see our driveway on the LEFT. Block numbers brightly painted on cinderblock. We are the first drive past the 90 degree...Read more

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Hipcamper Dan
Dan B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6)
July 18th, 2021

What a beautiful site! Lots of space and privacy and little secret nooks to explore. The camp host Gabby is very sweet and very chatty, and she left us alone after letting us know everything we needed.

There are blackberries *everywhere*, so we brought a "portable floor" in the form of several big plywood scraps and thick rugs from goodwill. Worked great 👍

Hipcamper Nathalie
Nathalie P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6)
June 7th, 2021

It was very nice to stay here, as it was a last minute camping idea that my boyfriend and I had. Gabby was extremely nice and helpful with getting around their property and around the area. She suggested we check out nearby Taylor Bay, which was so stunning.

Hipcamper Erin

Quiet site, sunny, tasty berries

Erin C.
recommends this listing.
(Hey Poke Way)
September 9th, 2020

This place was just what we needed it to be. Remote enough that we could only hear the sounds of the night animals. Stars were out. Fire pit to make a little night time flame. Even had a grate to throw across the pit so we could boil water or toast morning bagels.
Trees for hammock hanging and to give a little afternoon shade.
The camp host was friendly and full of good information. We neither saw nor heard her pet doggos once we'd parked and settled in for the rest of our stay.
Honestly, we were a little skeptical about the place at first because of the reviews mentioning blackberries, but there was no reason to worry! I had brought shears with me in case we needed to do a little clearing to make the tent footprint safe. I trimmed maybe 8 baby blackberry vines and tossed them away from the site. Our tent was fine, my naked feet inside the tent were fine, and my dog's paws were fine. If you're worried about the blackberries, I recommend bringing a pair of gloves and some shears and arriving before dark, just to check for spikey vines before laying out your tent.
We drove a Prius to the site, with no trouble. You do have to walk your things in (less than 50 yards) to the best tent site, but there's another site you can set up at if you want to be right at your car.

Hipcamper Lilia
Lilia B.
recommends this listing.
(Hey Poke Way)
August 9th, 2020

This campsite was nice. The hosts were friendly and they let you set up camp wherever you want on the property. It was easy to find and nice to have your own spot. The property is off of a rough dirt road so a vehicle that sits low may have trouble getting there. Overall we had a great camping experience here!

Hipcamper Brian
Response from Brian, the Host, on August 13th, 2020

Glad you had a good time. Both our Prius and Smart car are able to handle the dirt road. We just go slow. That’s one reason large trailers are not a great idea on this property.

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Hipcamper Rin

Spacious! but definitely no bare fe

Rin S.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Kiddie Land)
July 26th, 2020

The space was nice! We were able to hang 4 hammocks I'm one site. There is a bit of a walk from where we park the car to the campsite, but not a huge deal.

There was a lot of tall hay and briars -- it was fine for us, but wouldn't be comfortable for a family with young kids. It might also be good to bring close toe shoes!

Hipcamper Brian
Response from Brian, the Host, on August 13th, 2020

In the property description it clearly states that it is raw land that used to be a blackberry field. It is exactly as described. Closed toe shoes are always a good idea when exploring raw land formerly know as a blackberry field. Definitely NOT a trimmed up state park.

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Hipcamper Gwen

Lovely

Gwen V.
recommends this listing.
(Kiddie Land)
August 18th, 2019

Camp SuNeeKee was a lovely stay! We really enjoyed the privacy and the moon was so beautiful at night shining over the meadow. 10/10 would stay there again. It’s also really close to Joemma Beach and other beautiful beaches. There are some brambles so be careful, maybe don’t stay if you have toddler aged children because the grass is a bit tall, but if your kids are 5+ it should be just fine. Thanks to Brian and Josh for the fantastic stay!

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Hipcamper Erin

A bust.

Erin D.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Kiddie Land)
July 28th, 2019

We arrived and parking was perplexing. And sadly, the three parking spots were the only pruned portion of the area. We arrived coincidentally when another booking did, a group of three, and they all noticed the same exact problems-- first off, there was absolutely no where to pitch a tent for all the wild undergrowth. Without exaggeration-- the most cleared patch may have (may have) permitted a one-person tent. Literally couldn't see the other two tent 'sites' in the area for all the overgrowth. No line of sight. And sadly, just no charm. You're pretty much walled in by tall weeds and undergrowth, and have no tree shade at all. You can definitely hear the generator attached to the RV thumping nearby. The one available place my husband and I surveyed for our tent had been razed haphazardly (we think), but the weeds' thick, sharp stalks remained, standing about a foot high each, and we were walled in by fallen tree branches/weeds/growth/some trash/etc. We searched the place but we literally had to leave as there was no where to place the tent that wouldn't tear/punch holes in it. But even if we could have stayed, it wouldn't have felt pleasant. It could be improved with some serious detailing to make it habitable and less claustrophobic. Positive: the ducklings were adorable.

Hipcamper Brian
Response from Brian, the Host, on July 31st, 2019

Notice the only 2 bad reviews we have are from the same exact date. 2 groups who DID NOT STAY at our place have given the only negative reviews. 1. Creepy hand made signs- sorry my 10 year olds hand writing is not to your standards. 2. Girl Grotto sign - again my daughters favorite group of trees to hang their hammocks when we enjoy our own place. 3.. unimpressive outhouse - don’t know what to say. I didn’t spend much time or effort building a composting outhouse. 4. Blackberrys- READ the ad BEFORE you book. Then don’t be pissed because it is the black berry patch I promised. I even said bring MULTIPLE blue tarps if you want a rip free tent. So. Our ad is absolutely accurate- an 8 year old blackberry field that we battle weekly with to carve out cool notches to camp in. Good camping spots are a few steps away. This was a crappy review because I refused a refund.

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Hipcamper Katherine

Winter’s bone vibes- steer clear.

Katherine M.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Hey Poke Way)
July 28th, 2019

The only thing accurate about this listing were the directions to get there, which were very clear and easy to follow. The positives end there. This site is NOT as advertised- not even close. For starters, there is no gate with a code, nor is there any place a gate may have been in the past. And as for the land itself...there’s literally nowhere to set up a campsite. Every inch of ground is covered in either: blackberry brambles, fire ants or trash. A few strange half-completed plywood structures littered the property as well, including a composting toilet stall that didn’t have a door. Odd hand-lettered signs advertising things like “girl’s grotto” were seen as well. We didn’t ask what that meant. In retrospect, we did not want to know. It was
like something from “Winter’s Bone.” Cardboard boxes were all over the place, supposedly to facilitate easy walking through the painful blackberry brambles. In short...save time and gas money and find an encampment under I-5 in Seattle if this kind of atmosphere is your vibe. To use an overused word...it was very creepy. After a tour of the property our group unanimously decided to leave, and quickly. Another group we encountered also agreed the place was not as advertised, and they left after a few minutes as well. This is my first HipCamp experience, and certainly my last. Stay away. Trust me on this.

Hipcamper Brian
Response from Brian, the Host, on July 31st, 2019

Notice the only 2 bad reviews we have are from the same exact date. 2 groups who DID NOT STAY at our place have given the only negative reviews. 1. Creepy hand made signs- sorry my 10 year olds hand writing is not to your standards. 2. Girl Grotto sign - again my daughters favorite group of trees to hang their hammocks when we enjoy our own place. 3.. unimpressive outhouse - don’t know what to say. I didn’t spend much time or effort building a composting outhouse. 4. Blackberrys- READ the ad BEFORE you book. Then don’t be pissed because it is the black berry patch I promised. I even said bring MULTIPLE blue tarps if you want a rip free tent. So. Our ad is absolutely accurate- an 8 year old blackberry field that we battle weekly with to carve out cool notches to camp in. Good camping spots are a few steps away. This was a crappy review because I refused a refund.

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Hipcamper David

Secluded simplicity

David C.
recommends this listing.
(Kiddie Land)
July 21st, 2019

This is a great little secluded spot to set up base to explore Key peninsula and beyond. Brian let us know that Josh and Gabbi were the site hosts for our stay. They were both very friendly, knowledgeable, and considerate. The spot is in the midst of some very stubborn blackberry brambles but the seclusion is worth the occasional prick: bring tarps and hammocks. At night, the stars beam brightly and the coyotes howl. Our dogs had a blasty blast.

Camp SuNeeKee
Property
Food Forest Farms - Hideaway
State
Washington
Country
United States
$39/night
6 Sites