Hipcamp host Rachel C.
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Located in a lush forest on the Quimper Peninsula, this spot is perfect a night or two of camping.

We were inspired by three thru hikers we recently met in the backcountry at Olympic National Park hiking the PNW Trail who said they passed right by Carben Forest wished they could have camped on our property.

Carben Forest is located on 20 acres right in Port Towns

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Located in a lush forest on the Quimper Peninsula, this spot is perfect a night or two of camping.

We were inspired by three thru hikers we recently met in the backcountry at Olympic National Park hiking the PNW Trail who said they passed right by Carben Forest wished they could have camped on our property.

Carben Forest is located on 20 acres right in Port Townsend Washington. Our family of four is homesteading in a 1968 Airstream and love nature, hiking, and the outdoors. Come join us on the property to relax for a few days or to explore the Olympic Peninsula!

Our site can easily accomodate two tents and up to 6 people. It has chairs, a wood slab table, and small fire pit (we provide firewood for the first night!). From your campsite you are a few steps away from the Larry Scott Trail (but still very private), 15 minutes to Port Townsend, and ~1 hour to many of the Olympic National Park access points.

In addition, we have an outdoor setup for cooking and cleaning. For cooking we have a refrigerator for your use, a gas fired BBQ, and more. For cleaning, we have a warm water outdoor shower (amazing after a hard day hiking or paddling!), wash basin/sink, and a porta-potty dedicated to campers.

We are HUGE fans of the Olympic Peninsula and our local businesses!!! We are happy to provide recommendations for any and all of your needs during your trip. Some of our favorites for food include Finnriver Cidery, Chimacum Corner Store, Hama Hama Oysters, Discovery Bay Outdoor Exchange, Port Townsend Vineyards, the Cocoa Forge, and Velocity Coffee; for getting into nature we love Fort Worden and the Elwha River. We have hiked, camped, surfed, in the area for over a decade, and have enjoyed this area's amazing farms & restaurants since moving out here several years ago. We're happy to provide detailed recommendations. 

Most importantly, we love to share our land and community with others. We look forward to hosting you, your friends, and family for an inspirational and relaxing Olympic adventure. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Short walk
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Bins available
Laundry present
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send Rachel a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

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Carben Forest Balance Board

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Canoe

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Logging and milling camp

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Guided surf and paddle adventures

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Marmot 6 Person Tent

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports
Surfing
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Carben Forest in Washington.

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Places to see near Carben Forest

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Hipcamper Helen
Helen D.
recommends this listing.
August 23rd, 2020

What a wonderful camping experience! The property was beautiful and our hosts were beyond helpful and kind. The location was perfect for any type of exploring. Our group of three adults for three nights was comfortable and safe. We Are already planning on coming back. Recommended activity: order bagels from bob on his bike delivery for breakfast!

Hipcamper Emily

Fantastic!

Emily Y.
recommends this listing.
August 25th, 2020

Beautiful camp site, great location, and fantastic hosts! Very private and had all the things we needed. I would highly recommend it and hope to go back!

Hipcamper Julia
Julia H.
recommends this listing.
August 31st, 2020

The perfect campsite! Totally private, surrounded by trees, great fire pit, and central location! We loved all the amenities too: private port-a-potty, outdoor shower, mini fridge, potable water, cart/wagon, and outdoor sink. We got to meet our hosts and they're awesome people! They also have tons of recommendations for things to do in Port Townsend. We would love to come back next summer!

Hipcamper Micah

Carbon forest win!

Micah P.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2020

This was a great campsite, private but also close to the hiking trail. The hosts were great, super friendly and the campsite was clean and ready to go. This was a great experience and we had such a fun time exploring Port Townsend. Thank you so much for your hospitality and letting us camp on your beautiful land!

Hipcamper Medbh

Remote camp feeling close to town

Medbh D.
recommends this listing.
September 8th, 2020

This is a fantastic setup! The site is lovely, secluded and a great size. Rachel and Joel were extremely friendly and welcoming and went above and beyond in terms of giving us recommendations - very much appreciated. The outdoor shower/ wash station/ bbq area really took any of the ‘work’ out of camping. You are close to Port Townsend as well as on a great trail. This is the best Hipcamp I have stayed in this summer!

Outdoor show! Trail to campsiteMake some frog friends
Hipcamper Rachel
Response from Rachel, the Host, on September 9th, 2020

Thank you for the kind words, it was great hosting you Medbh! Love the frog picture :)

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Hipcamper Leslie

Explore the port sleep in the woods

Leslie B.
recommends this listing.
September 19th, 2020

This location is great to get your wooded experience at night and explore the Port and the surrounding area by day. Bring a bike! Having access to a bike/walking path right off the property line that goes into town was fun. Hosts were very friendly and helpful.

Hipcamper Janice
Janice M.
recommends this listing.
October 11th, 2020

Very friendly hosts!
Campsite was private and well maintained
We’d like to return with our vines nw time to ride the trail into Port Townsend

Thanks again!

Hipcamper Wendy
Wendy H.
recommends this listing.
October 14th, 2020

The hosts were super nice! So wonderful to relax in nature. The spot had everything we needed and nothing we didn’t. In the morning we saw a spotted owl fly low through the forest and perch on a tree for several minutes! He was huge and gorgeous. Made my whole trip. I’m still thinking about it.

Hipcamper Rachel
Response from Rachel, the Host, on October 25th, 2020

Thank you Wendy and so happy you got to spend time with our local owls!

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Hipcamper Emerson P.
recommends this listing.
October 14th, 2020
Property
Carben Forest
State
Washington
Country
United States
$40/night
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