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Individual or small Group Campsite encircled in an old growth Cedar Grove only 5 miles from the NW entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park.  From the Ca

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Individual or small Group Campsite encircled in an old growth Cedar Grove only 5 miles from the NW entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park.  From the Carbon River entrance to the Park, you can walk or bicycle in giving you access to spectacular hikes like Ipsut Creek, Chenuis Falls, Green Lake, and the iconic Carbon Glacier. This is a secluded site with easy access, perfect to set up as your base camp for hiking, biking and exploring in the Historic Carbon Canyon.  There is no Cell service or WiFi connection @ Lo Tahoma, unplug and enjoy!

Lo Tahoma is only a 1/4 mile walk away to the Carbon River, a glacier-fed river that runs year-round.  Bring folding lawn chairs and sit a spell along the river's edge. The north side of this amazing river is lined with an extensive trail system (an unpaved section of the Foothills Rails to Trails) which parallels the river while winding through lush forest, which can be hiked or biked.

After an eventful day of outdoor adventure, you can return to your own private getaway here at Lo Tahoma.  Our site features a clean gravel trail that forks in two directions leading you towards the Campsite and a timber frame Privy.  Parking is close by, with easy access.  Campsite can accommodate up to 2 tents altogether, includes one 10' x 10' raised tent pad with tarp covering overhead. 

We provide a reasonable amount of dry hand-chopped firewood with each night's stay, as well as a fire pit with cooking grate and picnic table.  Additional firewood bundles are available for $7.  A hand-pumped well is close by, providing fresh, non-potable water, a bucket is provided to carry water.

We have our campsite listed to accommodate 4 Adult guests, additional Adult guests are $5 each, up to 6 guests total.  Families with children are welcome and will pay daily fee with no additional charge.  

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Back-in site
Max length 34.0 ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Hipcamper Sean

A hidden gem in the carbon canyon!

Sean M.
recommends this listing.
October 11th, 2021

This spot is an absolute gem of a private tree-surrounded hideaway! The area is spaced out perfectly and the little touches from the hosts -- e.g. the working sink, private toilet/changing hut, the picnic area, and big-tire wagon -- just make this site fantastic! A quick hop from Rainier National. Would absolutely recommend and hope to be back!

Hipcamper Sara
Sara G.
recommends this listing.
September 29th, 2021

Wonderful spot! We had rain for most of the time and the tarp kept our tent dry. Close to hiking and to Buckley (Blue Rooster cafe 10/10!). Sink set up was nice and the site was so private and secluded. Bathroom was super clean and nice to have a sheltered area. Loved it.

Hipcamper Nicole

Peaceful haven, thoughtful details

Nicole C.
recommends this listing.
September 20th, 2021

We loved our weekend at Lo Tahoma! Jill and Kent's attention. to detail, care, and stewardship for the land was remarkable. Kent checked in daily to make sure we had everything we needed and shared his knowledge of local history and community. This place is a peaceful haven. We were so glad to come upon it and hope to stay again.

Hipcamper Tristen

Gorgeous property & lovely campsite

Tristen M.
recommends this listing.
September 18th, 2021

Wow, what a fantastic find! My friend and I were planning to backpack a couple days on the Wonderland trail but due to colder weather than expected, we decided to day-hike it instead, and we were so lucky to find this Hipcamp in such a great location - just a few minutes drive to the ranger station and less than 20 miles from Mowich Lake where our hike began (highly recommend Spray Park!). We stayed 2 nights.

The campsite was very private and secluded, but easy to access and very thoughtfully curated. The cart provided was handy to haul our gear down to the site from the car, even though it's not a long distance at all. We appreciated the nice covered area for our tent as well as the umbrella as it did rain one night. We had plenty of privacy, but they did bring us a firewood replenishment on the 2nd day of our stay. They also had plenty of thoughtful touches like matches, kindling, roasting skewers, and maps/brochures of the area.

Jill & Kent's property is expansive and they've generously cleared a nice trail through the woods to a clearing with a bench where you can sit and try to spot elk. They are clearly very caring of the land and wildlife and we loved our experience!

Our only suggestion would be a slightly larger sign at the entrance, as we almost missed the driveway when we arrived.

Hipcamper Carlos
Carlos R.
recommends this listing.
September 10th, 2021

Lo Tahoma was a dream of a campsite! All the useful personal touches made our first Washington camping trip such an unforgettable experience. I’m not sure where the line between camping and glamping lies, but Lo Tahoma was the most luxurious/comfortable campsite I’ve ever stayed at. I didn’t get the chance to meet Jill or Kent, but Daniel was so kind, helpful, and informative about the driving and hiking into Mt Rainier. Highly recommend this listing to anyone who wants a top tier private camping experience that you just can’t get at any ordinary public campground. Will definitely be returning if ever in Washington again.

Hipcamper JeanMarie
Jean Marie W.
recommends this listing.
September 8th, 2021

Perfect seculded campsite with helpful details to make camping extra comfortable and relaxing. Sink with "running" water via pedal to tip a watering can and a nice clean and roomy outhouse really made this trip more of a glamping experience for me as compared to my usual roughing it in the woods. The site is incredibly beautiful with trees and ferns, I watched the sunset from the edge of the property, and was able to catch a glimpse of Mt. Rainer across the driveway. I appreciate how attentive the hosts are to camper needs as I was brought a fire poker on my 2nd night. I liked how close this spot is to the national park where I hiked up to Green Lake on my 2nd day and is excellent for connecting with nature when I was feeling lazy and stayed on the property my 1st and 3rd days there.

Hipcamper Lynda

'bring your own tent' glamping

Lynda H.
recommends this listing.
September 8th, 2021

Great private site in the woods with your own (and super clean) composting toilet. This and lots of other thoughtful little details made this a great place to pitch up and camp. Definitely glamping not just camping! We will for sure return to Cedar Grove again one day!

Hipcamper Rachel

Perfect, private, forest utopia!

Rachel K.
recommends this listing.
August 29th, 2021

I was immediately smitten with the property & can’t wait to come back! It’s gorgeous, lush forest & Jill & Kent made very thoughtful, aesthetically pleasing choices when designing the campsite. It’s beautifully maintained and they thought of sweet details, like providing tinder, playing cards and s’mores forks. They were also very easy to communicate with and shared info on nearby hiking trails. Can’t recommend enough! It will be hard to go back to a traditional campground after this experience.

Hipcamper Stephanie

Enchanted forest camping

Stephanie S.
recommends this listing.
August 24th, 2021

Magical campsite, (space to set up 2) nestled in the cedar woods with complete privacy and yet everything you need! Our family was so impressed with every part of this lovely site- trails to the campsite with a sturdy wagon to carry gear, the outhouse (that is a rather lovely building with a brick floor, a real seat, hanging hooks and a mirror). The sink set up down at the campsite is ingenious for washing hands and dishes. The picnic table and umbrella is solid, another tarp set up for shade or rain cover. Trails lead through the forest to a bench, a creek and a lovely meadow view. Down the road less than a half mile is the Carbon River with a great, long trail alongside- private hiking or biking at its finest!
Kent delivered wood for a fire, a lovely gift in the evening and cool morning. Honestly one of our best camping experiences ever. It truly is a gift that this would be shared with others and at such a reasonable cost!

Property
LO TAHOMA
State
Washington
Country
United States
$45/night
1 Site

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