Hipcamp host Melanie D.,
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Located in Gifford Pinchot National Forest, close to Mt. St. Helen’s. A short ride to hiking and biking trails, sno-parks, lakes for boating & stocked for fishing, waterfalls, and a campground. General store nearby. Two other stores in Cougar open year-round for fuel & recreation passes/rental. The site itself is quiet and peaceful. It sits along a private road in a very sma

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Located in Gifford Pinchot National Forest, close to Mt. St. Helen’s. A short ride to hiking and biking trails, sno-parks, lakes for boating & stocked for fishing, waterfalls, and a campground. General store nearby. Two other stores in Cougar open year-round for fuel & recreation passes/rental. The site itself is quiet and peaceful. It sits along a private road in a very small neighborhood (little traffic). Other owners have homes here but only one is visible from the campsite & more so in winter when trees shed their leaves. We have a creek flowing through the middle of the property so you'll hear the sound of running water. No light pollution so stargazing is incredible on clear nights! Milky Way is visible from the campsite. We live here year-round so you will likely see us at some point during your stay. We offer a large parking area for several smaller vehicles, vehicles with RTTs, a vehicle pulling a camper (up to ~30'), or a small RV (~26’ or less). We have electrical hookups & potable water. We're always adding new things to the site to improve your experience!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 5 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Generators allowed
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-through site
Max length 28ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Melanie a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 10AM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

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Firewood bundle

Firewood bundles available.

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Propane lantern w/ propane

Coleman propane lantern (with 1lb propane bottle).

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Coleman camp stove

Vintage Coleman camp stove converted to propane gas.

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1lb propane bottle for camp stove or lantern

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Half dozen eggs

Farm fresh eggs from a local family farm.

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A small s'mores kit (makes two s'mores).

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Mountain bike trails in the area.

Boating

Put motor boats in at Swift Forest Campground (small fee). Kayaks and canoes can be walked down to the lake via private lake ac...Read more

Fishing

Lakes & river with trout and salmon.

Hiking

Hiking trails throughout area.

Paddling

Lake access for kayaks and canoes.

Wind sports

1 1/2 hours from Hood River and the best windsurfing/kiteboarding along the Columbia River Gorge.

Off-roading (OHV)

Please abide by the USFS MVUM (Motor Vehicle Use Map) available online or at the nearby Mt. St. Helen's visitor's center. We li...Read more

Climbing

Located near Climber's Bivouac for access to Mt. St. Helen's.

Snow sports

Several sno-parks nearby for skiing, tubing, sledding, etc.

Swimming

Private lake access with secure swim area.

Wildlife watching

Birds, deer, elk, bobcats, & cougars.

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Forest Serenity in Washington.

Cave

Ape Cave nearby.

Forest

Located in Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Lake

Situated along Swift Reservoir. Private lake access.

Canyon

Lava Canyon nearby.

Mountainous

Mountain views from the campsite.

River, stream, or creek

Creek runs through middle of the property. During rainy season, you will hear the creek flowing from the campsite.

Waterfall

During rainy season, many small waterfalls along the drive to and from the campsite. Larger waterfalls in the area.

Driveway

Campsite area can accommodate 3-4 smaller camping setups. Room for parking additional vehicles up at the main house.

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Hipcamper Jane
Jane R.
recommends this listing.
December 7th, 2020

This seems like a great spot to have base camp for other daytime activities nearby. I really liked the fire circle.

Hipcamper Betsy
Betsy J.
recommends this listing.
May 3rd, 2021

Melanie was a wonderful host who made us feel so welcomed! The setting is serene with forest hikes nearby and the reservoir a short walk away. A nice break from our hectic life!

Hipcamper Jeremie
Jeremie L.
recommends this listing.
May 6th, 2021

Melanie was super friendly and very accommodating. Really appreciated the opportunity for our dog to be off leash and the privacy of the site as we were the only campers. There are lots of hiking options at about an hour drive and a great view from the site. The site provided a level ground for our 19 foot trailer. We would love to come back in the future.

Forest SerenityForest Serenity
Property
Forest Serenity
State
Washington
Country
United States
$40/night
1 Site