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Hipcamp Hosts Offer Refuge to West Coast Fire Evacuees

Devastating wildfires are once again sweeping through California, Oregon, Colorado, and the entire Western United States, affecting nearly every county in the state 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.

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.

Dave and Karen at Rock House Guest Camp in Butte County, CA

These Hosts can accommodate up to 4 people and 1 dog for up to 1 week at a time. Guests must have their own vehicle.

Jeff at Owl Hollow in Nevada County, CA

This Host can accommodate up to 4 people, 2 dogs, and indoor cats for up to 30 days.

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.

Quincy at Camp Jackson Clear Lake in Lake County, CA

This Host can accommodate up to 40 people for up to 1 week at a time. Animals are welcome.

Steve at Pocket Creek Farm in Sonoma County, CA

This Host can accommodate up to 2 people, plus small, well-behaved pets, for up to 3 nights.

Olga at Stepping Stone Farm in Santa Clara County, CA

This Host can accommodate up to 15 people and a few horses for 3 to 4 months.

Justin at the Music Farm in Fresno County, CA

This Host can accommodate up to 4 people, plus dogs and cats, for up to 60 days.

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.

Danny at Havilah Pines Homestead in Kern County, CA

This Host can accommodate 50 to 100 people indefinitely. There’s space for 2 to 3 horses, sheep, and cattle on on this 2.5-acre farm.

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

Shana at 40 Aker Wood Ranch in Fremont County, CO

This Host can accommodate 2 groups of up to 12 people for 1 to 2 weeks. Small and large pets are allowed within reason, although pens are not available.

Hawaii

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

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

Illinois

Jon at Wine Trail Wilderness in Pope County, IL

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

Minnesota

Cole at the Funny Farm in Lake County, MN

This Host can accommodate up to 10 people, plus dogs, through the fall season at this off-grid location. There is room for tents.

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.

Nevada

Eduardo at Eduardo C.’s Land in Douglas County, NV

This Host can accommodate 5 people, a few cats, and 1 dog for up to 6 weeks.

Oregon

Angela at Angela N.’s Land in Clackamas County, OR

This Host can accommodate a group of up to 5 people for up to 1 month. This space would be ideal for an RV and a small family or couple.

Ron at Dancing Creek Farm in Douglas County, OR

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

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.

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.

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.

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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