Center Camp is basically the garden area with several nice tent sites, water, two composting toilets and a solar shower. You can park your car nearby or even car camp in two of the locations. Center camp is the least expensive and has the most exposure to what is happening at the permaculture center. If there is an event planned Center Camp may or may not be reserved for th
Center Camp is basically the garden area with several nice tent sites, water, two composting toilets and a solar shower. You can park your car nearby or even car camp in two of the locations. Center camp is the least expensive and has the most exposure to what is happening at the permaculture center. If there is an event planned Center Camp may or may not be reserved for the event. (Most likely not, because we mainly promote inclusive community events)
- Check in: After 12PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
- Response time: Within 12 hours
- Response rate: 80%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at Cascadia Center Camp in Idaho.
The vibe at Cascadia Center Camp
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I LOVE this place! Simply communicating with Ken made me excited to be welcomed on to the property. After getting a little lost (follow his directions, not Google Maps!), I winded through gravel/dirt roads that curved through families of trees, exposing glimpses of Antelope Mountain and the intimacy of a protected land. I arrived to find Ken working on the location near his latest cabin project that welcomes his daughters and grandchildren when they visit. The camp spots are down a trail that hugs the full flowing creek. He's built a platform for one location which conveniently provides a flat spot from which to cook breakfast and enjoy the sounds of relaxation. Ken sold 10 of his 25 acres several years ago (he's owned the property since the early 70s!) and after witnessing the abuse of the land by two owners, he purchased it back with the intention to protect and restore. All of the structures on the property- three cabins and a community yurt- Ken built. As with any project, Ken's constantly devising ways to improve and create a place where he can educate and welcome visitors to truly appreciate the land. He welcomes an exchange of services should folks wish to help him with the structures or the garden. He has chickens and the occasional WWOOFer to help him tend to the expansive garden. Be ready to hike down to your campsite, about a quarter to a half mile away. You'll want to lounge in any of the countless hammocks or hike any of the trails Ken's created. Ken also happens to run Bountiful Houseboat Charter on the Pend Oreille Lake if you're up for a swim/fishing/cruising. Schweitzer Mountain is nearby if you're there during the right season and eager to ride- Ken worked (and snowboarded) on the mountain for years. My hope is that you get to enjoy the property AND meet Ken!
A buddy of mine and I recently stayed at Ken's place as we passed through Idaho, and we are certainly happy that we did. First of all, Ken is an awesome host. He is new to hipcamp, but if you find him on airbnb, you'll see that he is "super host." Despite our troubles with getting into town at a decent hour, Ken was understanding and adaptable, and he made sure our stay was enjoyable. He invited us into his home for coffee in the morning, where we had great conversation and learned about his adventures and experiences with hosting travelers. Then, we explored his property, which he has taken the time to make accessible with dirt trails and a bridge that leads you to the other side of the creek. Lastly, we topped off our experience by touring the garden and build projects before swinging on an awesome rope swing that extends over a big gully. Needless to say, it was a blast. We would highly recommend staying with Ken if you're looking for a unique, personal camping adventure.
Private but primitive, nice spot
Nice spot by the creek, somewhat primitive. It would have been nice ti have running potable water and be able to have a campfire. Bring your insect repellent, it’s located in Mosquito Road for a real reason.
Super majestic, cozy, friendy spot!
The property is absolutely gorgeous - even covered in snow (bring snowshoes if it’s still winter)! This is a really special spot and so well loved. The humans and animals are exceptionally welcoming and friendly. Especially cuddly Ozzy the cat. I wish I could have stayed longer and will definitely come back!
Camping near clark fork
Ken's campsite was one of the most magical places I've been lucky enough to camp. We had plenty of privacy but Ken was also very sociable and Zipper the pup loved us throwing the frisbee. Add this campsite to your list ASAP! You absolutely won't regret it!
Site 2 is right by the river, making for a wonderful nights sleep on a wonderfully manicured campsite. There was a nice fire pit, table, hammocking trees, as well as an ax and plenty of wood for your chopping delight.
Ken has plenty of property to explore from a wonderful organic garden to trails through the national forest. I will definitely be camping at Cascadia Permaculture Center again, as well as checking out his other cabin and campsite as well!
Will be returning!
This place was amazing! From the start Ken was a joy to work with. He communicated everything that we needed to know leading up to the trip and was there to greet us when we arrived. The camp spot was very private, tranquil and even better that the pictures. There was wood ready for us and the spot was clean and had everything that we needed. It rained our 1st night but Spot #1 had great tree coverage so our tent did not get pounded on all night. There were a few mosquitoes but natural repellent worked great.
There are beautiful lush trails to hike on and fresh raspberries to pick as you hike right next to the creek. Spot #2 was open so we hiked over to it on day 2 and used the hammock, played games and had a picnic on the raised platform.
Saturday afternoon we went into town and went to Squeeze Inn. We will defiantly be returning. Beautiful gardens with art and truly amazing food.
All in all I would 100% recommend this spot and we will be returning to it again!
A remote bit of forest beauty.
It was remote and quiet. The camp was private and right beside a creek. The peaceful sound was a big plus when going to sleep. It was as close to a 2 day hike in that a person could wish for without it being a 2 day hike in. Beautiful paths to explore and fantastic communication with host.
Ken’s land is such a special utopia - beauty and serenity abound! We stayed for 2 nights and had a wonderful time walking his handmade trails and exploring the property. Thank you for sharing your land with us, Ken! Can’t wait to come back.