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
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.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 2 nights
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out Weeknight discount: 20% off
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Quiet miyazakiesque hidden gem
Jill & Kent are the very picture of rustic hospitality but keep to themselves, and being at Lo Tahoma was a little like stepping into a Miyazaki movie for an evening--dewy, green, simple, and remote all add up to that classic sense of awed mystery.
The trails are impeccably maintained but not overly manicured, and there's a clear sense of a greater eco-touristy vibe without all the shoutiness of some sites. If you're looking for a primitive campsite near Mt. Rainier, you can do no better than Lo Tahoma.
This site is criminally underpriced--as are the firewood bundles--and the only regret you'll have is not booking another night. 5/5.
Site of the year!
The best hipcamp site I've been to. Such love and care is put into that campsite, it's creative and pure, and perfect. Also, the best outhouse I've ever been to. You thought of everything.
An absolute gem of a campsite surrounded by beautiful trees. This is a brand new campsite (first!) and I would recommend booking now because it is going to be popular. Covered sleeping with pad, a well pump, and an outhouse make the stay easy. There is also an outdoor counter and sink which was a great touch. Highly recommended!
Great quiet spot at lo tahoma
What a great camping experience! The site was well laid out with a covered tent foot print, a sink set up that made cooking and cleaning easy, awesome fire pit with supplied wood, critter box, and even a nice private privy.
Jill and Kent really love and tend to the land that has some amazing features. We only chatted with Kent for a few minutes but he seems like a wealth of knowledge on the surrounding area. Thank you for being such gracious host, we hope to come again!
Thing we suggest doing:
1. Sunset hike to the The Edge, to watch the sun go down among fields of foxgloves.
2. Walk down to the river and relax to the sound of water.
3. Watch the stars after the sun goes down
4. Not really camping, but check out Simple Goodness or Carlton Block in the town of Watkins.
My Friends and I loved this place! It was absolutely beautiful, and Kent and Jill are incredible hosts. If you're looking for a place that's not too far a drive from anything, this is it.
What a great spot! Beautiful and well kept, it was the perfect place to relax and recharge. The frogs were croaking near sunset each evening. Lots of birds and small critters to watch. Had a nice talk with Kent, too. Got a lot of good hiking recommendations and local history. Loved it. Highly recommend.
This place was absolutely amazing! Secluded in the wilderness with everything you need. It was rainy when I went but the shelter they provided saved us! Little details like a band aid kit, a mirror, motion sensitive light in the washroom, a hand wash station, and a secure green box to put in everything (even though we never got to it) made this place extra special. Kent also told us about a little trail off the camp site which led us to a small view point with a cute bench where you can see the sunset! It was raining during our entire stay so we didn't use the extra wood they provided and they refunded our 7 dollars too. So nice of them to offer that! Overall this stay was flawless! I'm definitely coming back!
LoTahoma is beautiful! We had plenty of room to set up our giant tent over by the picnic table. It rained a lot, so we used the covered tent pad to sit under. The sink set up was very handy. The bathroom was very nice, large with lots of vents, a mirror and lights for night-time. The camp box was great to store our food and cooking supplies. We enjoyed hiking behind the camp and down at the Carbon River. Kent and Daniel were friendly and helped with bringing down more firewood.