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Rustic camping at its best! We are a family friendly, 110 acre working tree farm.  Alder Meadow is a pull through site. Your site has a picnic table and fire pit with BBQ screen. Scattered trees offer afternoon shade. The large grassy area around the site provides ample space to roam. A short walk down to the creek below where you can sit and relax and listen to the birds. F

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Rustic camping at its best! We are a family friendly, 110 acre working tree farm.  Alder Meadow is a pull through site. Your site has a picnic table and fire pit with BBQ screen. Scattered trees offer afternoon shade. The large grassy area around the site provides ample space to roam. A short walk down to the creek below where you can sit and relax and listen to the birds. Follow the nature trails up the hillside to explore our working forest. See the old growth grove, the 50' boardwalk and the magical Fern Ridge. There are abundant wildflowers and seasonal berries to pick, as well as a variety of fall apples for gleaning. 

This site is set up to accommodate 1 or 2 RV/tents/families . Pull through parking allows for easy access to fire pit and the picnic table area with a 10' x 20' shade tent. Your first bundle of firewood is complementary. Additional bundles are available for purchase.  PLEASE DO NOT BRING YOUR OWN FIRE WOOD. WE ARE A WORKING FOREST/TREE FARM AND FIREWOOD FROM OUTSIDE OUR AREA CAN INTRODUCE INVASIVE SPECIES OF BUGS AND CAUSE DISEASE.

PRICE:  is for 5 adults or one family unit (2 adults and children under 18). There is an additional $20 fee per night for to share this site.  Please check "Extra RV/Tent" at time of check out and make sure to select the total number on night of you stay. Maximum of 2 rigs or 3 tents at this site. For larger groups please reserve Hawthorne Loop or Misty Meadow Group Site.. (See our other listings)

 We have a playground and game shack for the kids with corn hole, lawn darts, tetherball, disc golf and more. 

There are many local places to explore. Hike, swim, Mt. bike, etc.  Mt. Baker area offers skiing, hiking, Mt. biking, etc. or head to town to swim in Lake Whatcom, visit Bellingham Bay or bike at Galbraith Mt. We are also less then 10 min from 2 popular hiking trail heads with views of Mt. Baker, Lake Whatcom, Bellingham Bay and the Canadian Mts., We have a list of local attraction and things to do locally.

Do you golf? Whatcom County has plenty of golf courses to choose from. Pick your price range and accept the challenge!

FRIDGE & ICE: Need a place to keep your food and drinks cold? Need ice? We now have a fridge that you can use.  You can also purchase bags of Ice as needed.

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Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
2WD Accessible
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 45 feet allowed
Pull-through site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Generators allowed
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Playground available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Lots of biking opportunities. Squalicum Valley offers a nice road loop to ride your bikes. Many mt. bikers use Stuart Mt. for b...Read more

Boating

We are just a few minutes drive from Lake Whatcom, Lake Padden, Nooksack River and Bellingham Bay. All popular spots to boat or...Read more

Fishing

We are close to Squalicum Lake (popular for fly fishing) and Lake Whatcom. Also nearby is Nooksack River, Silver Lake, and Bell...Read more

Hiking

Whatcom County is well know for its numerous hiking trails. Hike out our back door, or on one of many trails all with in 20-40 ...Read more

Horseback riding

We are a central hub to many of Whatcom and Skagit counties best horse trails. In addition we offer trails on the ridge above o...Read more

Paddling

Lake Padden and Lake Whatcom are both less then a 30 min. drive. Or visit Bellingham Bay.

Snow sports

Easy access to Mt. Baker Ski area.

Swimming

Lake Whatcom's Bloedel Donevan Park offers lake swimming, The Arnie Hanna Pool is a short drive to Bellingham.

Wildlife watching

There are many areas including our campground where there are places to watch wildlife. Ferndale's Tennant Lake is a favorite o...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Alder Meadow - Site #3 in Washington.

Forest

Of our 110 acres, 65 of it is forested. We are a working, sustainable forest. Enjoy our trails as they take you on a tour of o...Read more

Mountainous

Squalicum Valley at the base of Stuart Mt. Hike out our back door and to the top for 360* views of Mt Baker, Canadian Mts, and ...Read more

Field

Our park and campground sit on 110 acres. 45 of those acres are open hay fields. Enjoy berry picking in the summer and apples i...Read more

River, stream, or creek

Rusty Ranch Cabin & Corral sits along Anderson Creek. We are also less then 10 minutes from Nugent's Corner and the Nooksack Ri...Read more

Waterfall

A beautiful 3 tier waterfall that is about 20'-30' tall is located just 4 miles up the hill behind us on the Stuart Mt. Forestr...Read more

Farm

Rusty Ranch is located on an old homestead. There is also a sheep farm across the street and a beautiful botanical garden just ...Read more

Driveway

Places to see near Rusty Ranch Cabin and Corral

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Hipcamper Leigh
Leigh L.
recommends this listing.
May 12th, 2022

Rave reviews from me each time I stay here. Rain or shine, hot or cold (and I’ve been through all these phases here), doesn’t matter. As long as Scott and Margaret own Rusty Ranch it’ll be at the top of my Hipcamp destinations. I’ve left other reviews, so check ‘em out for more reasons to spend a few days here.

Hipcamper Barry

Awesome place

Barry H.
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September 19th, 2021

This was our fifth HipCamp, and I'm happy to say Rusty Ranch is favorite so far. This is a really really big area, with lots of room to stretch your legs (you and your dog). The gravel drive leading in, complete with wide turnaround and RV parking, is better than most state parks. Everything is very clean, and the owners have clearly done a lot of work to build and maintain everything. Stay here, you won't be disappointed.

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Hipcamper Scott & Margaret
Response from Scott & Margaret, the Host, on September 21st, 2021

Thanks Barry. It was our privilege to meet you guys and learn about your hobby. We hope that you will come back again sometime. Maybe set up that big antenna in the middle loop!

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Hipcamper Leigh

Back for second time, planning next

Leigh L.
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September 11th, 2021

This site, and the whole setup at Rusty Ranch, is just as I described it my first time here…outstanding! Only this time it wasn’t 106 F. I again used the site as my base camp for fly fishing the lakes nearby (caught a lot of trout) and once done for the day on the water, came back and sat by the fire watching the stars above. I’ve been to a dozen camp sites around Washington state over the last 3 months. This is the only one I’ve returned to. For good reason. Margaret and Scott are excellent hosts.

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Hipcamper Scott & Margaret
Response from Scott & Margaret, the Host, on September 11th, 2021

Thanks! You are welcome here anytime! We will save your site for you. :)

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Hipcamper Leigh
Leigh L.
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June 28th, 2021

Scott and Margaret have a great thing going on here. My site was right where the meadow meets the forest, with the classic barn across the field. The pull-up site for my teardrop trailer was perfect. Immaculate outhouse. Nice grass areas off the well maintained gravel road. Top notch fire pits with free wood enough for your first night. I camped there to fly fish a nearby lake, so I didn’t get around to hiking their trails - I’ll do that next time I stay….and there will be a next time.

Hipcamper Scott & Margaret
Response from Scott & Margaret, the Host, on July 1st, 2021

Thanks for camping with us. It was nice to meet you. We hope you will come back again when it is not a record breaking heat wave!

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Property
Rusty Ranch Cabin and Corral
State
Washington
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United States
$40/night
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