Erin and her property were a real delight. My wife and I camped in the meadow Aug 9-11 and had a truly relaxing visit. The property has a shared kitchen, a shower, a lovely garden, and shared (and tidy) composting toilets. We had a few brief and friendly encounters with some other visitors but otherwise saw almost no one during our stay. Erin was very nice gave us a brief tour when we arrived. She was was responsive and friendly. Highly recommended!
We camped in site 3 over the Memorial Day weekend. The weather was mixed but warm and sunny enough at times to get some biking and hiking in in the surrounding area. The location is good relative to Yakima and Tieton and Naches of course. There are 3 sites all lined up along a wooded stretch on the far end of their farm. You walk a few hundred feet through the woods to get to the river. The farm is kind of cute with a few goats, sheep, ducks and chickens roaming around. There’s also a few dogs that are friendly but barked a lot at night and kept my wife up.
The river scene has a campfire and open, sandy spot for gathering. I like it but it’s a little small to accommodate 3 different groups. You definitely end up sharing the space with the other campers. The proprietor had quite a lot of decent wood chopped and stacked at the campfire ring by the river. My wife and I made a nice fire there on Friday night. Needed the ax to chop kindling though.
By mid-day on Saturday the other campers had arrived. They were younger couples and all together as friends. They had fun with music and karaoke and even a light show up on the trees. They were quiet enough after 10:30 or so and didn’t keep us up but the scene was a little noisier and hectic than we prefer. But not a big deal and that’s what you get when you go camping anywhere. But they did take all of the remaining wood at the communal fire pit by the river and used it at their campsites and they brought an enormous float they left parked on the beach. It was too cold to go in the water that weekend but the point here is that this is communal scene and you end up sharing and negotiating for limited space and resources. Not a bad thing, but worth knowing if you’re there on a holiday or summer weekend and all the spots are likely to be filled.
There was a very clean portable toilet to use so no complaint there and the drinking water was a short walk from the sites.
The ultimate question….would we go there again? Maybe. It depends on what other options are available.
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