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Hipcamp Hosts Offer Refuge to Wildfire Evacuees

Devastating wildfires are once again sweeping through California, Oregon, Colorado, and the entire Western United States, affecting many with poor air quality and disrupting livelihoods well beyond the active fire zones. Communities have lost family, homes, land, and livelihoods, and many more are being evacuated.

As in years past, we’re working with our Host partners to help those who may need assistance during this time. Below is a list of Hipcamp Hosts who are willing to host fire-displaced evacuees and animals free of charge.

Evacuees should contact these Hipcamp Hosts directly via Hipcamp to learn more about what they are providing (Click the ‘Have a question?’ button on their listing page). Evacuees can then get in touch with the Hipcamp support team to get a unique discount code to stay at these Hipcamps at no charge.

Alabama

Nathan at Creekside Camp in Tuscaloosa County, AL

This Host can accommodate up to 10 people, as well as traditional pets. Length of stay depends on individual circumstances.

Arizona

Kim at the Precious Ménagerie Farm in Mohave County, AZ

This Host can accommodate 8 people for up to 2 weeks at a time, as well as up to 2 large animals (horses included) and multiple small animals (dogs, cats, poultry, etc) so long as they are supervised.

Michael at Antelope Run Rewilding Camp in Yavapai County, AZ

This Host can accommodate up to 100 people and animals for 14+ days.

California

Regina at Expansive Broad Mount View Land in Modoc County, CA

This Host can accommodate up to 100 people, along with animals, for an unlimited amount of time. The area does not have electricity or water hookups, but groups can bring generators.

Leila at Genesee Valley Farm & Retreat in Plumas County, CA

This Host can accommodate up to 12 people for up to 2 weeks. Dogs, horses, cows, chickens, goats, and sheep are welcome. “I have a 40′ x 40′ animal pen, and a 40-acre area that would need some help to make water ready for livestock.”

Charity at Apple Grass Farm in Nevada County, CA

This Host can accommodate up to 12 people who bring their own tents or RVs for 3 to 4 weeks. The property is primarily open pasture, and 10 to 15 animals (goats, sheep, cows, horses, chickens, ducks, dogs, and cats) are welcome.

Lee at Pura Vida Springs Ranch in Lake County, CA

This Host has 4 sites and can accommodate a group of up to 12, two groups of 4 to 10; and a group of 4 in a fifth-wheel camper for weeks if necessary. Dogs on leashes, cats, goats, horses, and chickens can be accommodated. All-wheel drive or a 4×4 is recommended to reach Pura Vida Springs Ranch.

Matt at Downer Ranch Animal Rescue and Sanctuary in Fresno County, CA

This Host can accommodate up to 300 people, plus livestock, fowl, and pre-approved domestic animals, for as long as necessary. Domestic pets should play well with others and not be a bite risk, but the Host is willing to work with evacuees who may need their animals hosted in an isolated containment area. This is a nonprofit animal rescue and sanctuary, and guests are asked to help on the ranch during their stay if they are physically able, as the Host is continuously working to rescue animals and people displaced by fires.

Nathaniel at Harmony Ranch in San Luis Obispo County, CA

This Host can accommodate up to 6 people for up to 4 nights at a time. Dogs and horses are welcome, and a laundry area is available.

Maria at Desert’s Edge RV Sites in San Bernardino County, CA

This Host can accommodate up to 4 RV groups, plus horses and dogs, for up to 2 weeks. These sites are for those in RVs and include full hookups.

Taryn at Rock and Tree in Riverside County, CA

This Host can accommodate up to 10 people, along with any leashed or caged animals, for up to 3 nights. This location does not have showers, but if evacuees need to stay for a longer period of time, this can be arranged.

Greg at In-Ko-Pah Spirit Retreat in East San Diego County, CA

This Host can accommodate 4 groups of up to 4 people each (for a total of 16 people) for up to 1 month.

Colorado

Amelia at Natural Highs Farm in Boulder County, CO

This Host can accommodate 1 group of up to 10 people for 3 weeks or more. Animals are allowed. “Peace with others is imperative and no all-night barkers…beyond that, most things are workable with respect and leashes.”

Caroline at 5C Cattle Camp in Montezuma County, CO

This Host can accommodate up to 6 self-contained RVs until winter. Dogs and cats are welcome in crates—the area has predators, so animals cannot roam free.

Georgia

Larissa at Smith Farm in Madison County, GA

This Host has one site that accommodate up to 4 people and 2 dogs for up to 2 weeks.

Hawaii

Barbara at Guacamole Sunset on the Big Island of Hawaii, HI

This Host can accommodate 2 people for up to 2 weeks.

Idaho

Nicole at Parkside Mountain Ranch in Benewah County, ID

This Host has 450 acres on a mountain with a 40-acre field for camping until winter. Horses, goats, chickens, and dogs are welcome.

Illinois

Jon at Wine Trail Wilderness in Jackson County, IL

This Host can accommodate up to 4 people, plus cats and dogs.

Maine

Mike at True Serendipity Homestead at Hancock County, ME

This Host can 15 to 20 people, plus dogs, for 2 to 3 weeks. A bathroom is available but no shower.

Maryland

Jeremy at Willet Family Farm in Carroll County, MD

This Host can accommodate up to 50 people for up to 1 month.

Missouri

Wil at A Starry Night Camp in Crawford County, MO

This Host can accommodate up to 8 people as well as off-leash dogs, so long as they are under control around farm animals.

Nebraska

Jen at Shepherd’s Rest Goat Rescue in Gage County, NE

This Host can accommodate 6 people for as long as needed. The 13-acre property is a goat and sheep rescue with mini horses and mini cows, so these types of animals are also welcome. “We also have two small sheds and a converted silo that can be used for animal housing.

New York

Lisa at Horses on the Hill Phunny Farm in Otsego County, NY

This Host can accommodate 6 people for as long as needed. The 13-acre property is a goat and sheep rescue with mini horses and mini cows, so these types of animals are also welcome. “We also have two small sheds and a converted silo that can be used for animal housing.

North Carolina

Kathy at Rhoads and Kane Sustainable Farm in Buncombe County, NC

This Host can accommodate up to 4 people and some animals.

Lois at Firefly Ridge Rural Camping in Buncombe County, NC

This Host has 3 primitive sites that can accommodate up to 15 people for 2 to 4 weeks. There is an RV hookup but no sewer. House pets and small livestock (goats, chickens, etc) are welcome. can accommodate up to 4 people and some animals.

Oregon

Ron at Dancing Creek Farm in Douglas County, OR

This Host can accommodate a group of 4 for up to 2 weeks.

Suzy at Bull Frog Bay in Coos County, OR

This Host can accommodate up to 6 people for a negotiable amount of time. Horses, dogs, and other animals are welcome.

Rebecca at Hidden Forest Getaway in Jackson County, OR

This Host can accommodate up to 7 groups of 4 to 12 people each. Dogs, cats, and larger animals are welcome. There is space for tents and a few RVs, and the Host is willing to individually negotiate each arrangement as needed.

Blake at Rock Bottom Ranch in Klamath County, OR

This Host can accommodate up to 6 people and up to two large animals, plus cats and dogs, for up to 14 days. The property features water, fencing, and some grazing for large animals.

Dee at Meadow and Pasture in Hood River County, OR

This Host can accommodate up to 6 people for up to 2 months, although 4-wheel drive is required to reach the property. Goats, llamas, sheep, cattle, dogs, cats, and chickens are welcome.

South Carolina

Kelly at L&G Farm in Spartanburg County, SC

This Host can accommodate up to 10 people, plus horses, goats, sheep, and donkeys, for up to 4 weeks at a time.

South Dakota

Cinda at Solace Farm in Turner County, SD

This Host can accommodate 12 groups of up to 4 people each for 60 days. Dogs are welcome. The area does not have electricity or water hookups, but groups are free to bring generators on some sites.

Texas

Kelli at Art & Heart in Montgomery County, TX

This Host can accommodate up to 15 people for 10 days at a time. Non-violent dogs on leash, ducks, geese, chickens, horses, and goats are welcome.

Utah

Zach at Road to the Sun Ranch in Wayne County, UT

This Host can accommodate up to 6 people for a negotiable amount of time. All types of animals are welcome, including horses and dogs.

Virginia

Ned at Savage Acres in Craig County, VA

This Host can accommodate up to 99 people for a month at a time. Nearly any number of animals are welcome, assuming owners can ensure their responsible care.

Washington

Rachael at Willow Creek Retreat in Spokane County, WA

This Host can accommodate 2 to 3 families for up to 1 week at a time. Livestock, dogs, and cats are welcome.

Beth at Rocky Meadows Farm in Pierce County, WA

This Host can accommodate 4 to 8 people for up to 1 month. Horses, cows, sheep, and poultry are welcome.

Leia at Fruit of the Earth Farm in King County, WA

This Host can accommodate up to 10 people for up to 2 weeks.

Wisconsin

Tai at Beaver Haven in Vernon County, WI

This Host can accommodate up to 12 people, along with livestock, dogs, and cats, through 2020. The area has an outhouse but no shower.


If you’re a Hipcamp Host willing and able to offer refuge for evacuees, please fill out this form to be added to this list.

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