Hipcamp host Kathleen G.
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Pitch your tent in the privacy of this quiet wilderness where the elk and the coyote play. This is a wildlife Sanctuary where we do not allow hunting. The wild animals here are so used to our presence that they often go about their daily life with little concern for us. We are treated to deer and elk wandering through the camping area. Get up quietly and you never know who you

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Pitch your tent in the privacy of this quiet wilderness where the elk and the coyote play. This is a wildlife Sanctuary where we do not allow hunting. The wild animals here are so used to our presence that they often go about their daily life with little concern for us. We are treated to deer and elk wandering through the camping area. Get up quietly and you never know who you might see in camp. The camp is a mile from the front residential area. The back one hundred acres are surrounded by forested lands with miles of trails to explore where it is rare to meet another person. There is a giant crystal housed in a gazebo that overlooks the surrounding fields and woods. Time to meditate with the giant crystal in the gazebo can be booked.  Campfires and sing-a-longs can be arranged.  The use of the hot tub and pool can be arranaged for a small fee to help cover propane costs and maintainence. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
4 bookable sites
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 10 people per site
Potable water available
Bottled water or jugs
Fires allowed
Firewood provided, fire ring, fire ring w/ gril...
Toilet available
Pit toilet
Pets allowed
Off leash
Showers available
Hot water
Pack it out
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Have a question? Send Kathleen a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing

We are within walking distance of the skookumchuck river. where the private road crosses the river there is a deep hole favore...Read more

Horseback riding

Bring your horses and enjoy the vast miles of trails that lead off our property into forested lands stretching for miles.

Swimming

Our pool was the 2013 winner from the washington aggregate and concrete association for best residential design. it has arrang...Read more

Wildlife watching

Wildlife watching is one of our greatest assets. you are visiting the wildlife living space. wander it quietly or just relax ...Read more

Biking
Hiking

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Giant Crystal Retreat and Camp in Washington.

River, stream or creek

The skookumchuck river is within walking distance. it has areas favored for fishing and swimming.

Swimming hole

There are swimming holes along the skookumchuck river.

Waterfall

There is a lovely waterfall at the very end of our road. it is beautiful to explore and walk along.

Farm

There are many farms in the valley which lends a beautiful landscape as you drive across the skookumchuck valley.

Forest

Places to see near Dragons' Gate Gardens & Wilds

Millersylvania State Park
Millersylvania State Park
10 miles way Explore
Ike Kinswa State Park
Ike Kinswa State Park
18 miles way Explore
Rainbow Falls State Park
Rainbow Falls State Park
24 miles way Explore
Joemma Beach State Park
Joemma Beach State Park
30 miles way Explore
Penrose Point State Park
Penrose Point State Park
32 miles way Explore
Seaquest State Park
Seaquest State Park
33 miles way Explore
Jarrell Cove State Park
Jarrell Cove State Park
34 miles way Explore
Schafer State Park
Schafer State Park
39 miles way Explore
Dash Point State Park
Dash Point State Park
40 miles way Explore
Lake Sylvia State Park
Lake Sylvia State Park
41 miles way Explore
Twanoh State Park
Twanoh State Park
41 miles way Explore
Potlatch State Park
Potlatch State Park
43 miles way Explore
Belfair State Park
Belfair State Park
44 miles way Explore
Saltwater State Park
Saltwater State Park
45 miles way Explore
Mount Rainier National Park
Mount Rainier National Park
48 miles way Explore
Blake Island State Park
Blake Island State Park
53 miles way Explore
Kanaskat-Palmer State Park
Kanaskat-Palmer State Park
54 miles way Explore
Illahee State Park
Illahee State Park
56 miles way Explore
Scenic Beach State Park
Scenic Beach State Park
59 miles way Explore
Klondike Gold Rush - Seattle Unit National Historical Park
Klondike Gold Rush - Seattle Unit Nation...
59 miles way Explore
Dosewallips State Park
Dosewallips State Park
62 miles way Explore
Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Gifford Pinchot National Forest
62 miles way Explore
Grayland Beach State Park
Grayland Beach State Park
62 miles way Explore
Paradise Point State Park
Paradise Point State Park
63 miles way Explore
Twin Harbors State Park
Twin Harbors State Park
63 miles way Explore
Ocean City State Park
Ocean City State Park
67 miles way Explore
Battle Ground Lake State Park
Battle Ground Lake State Park
69 miles way Explore
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
69 miles way Explore
Cape Disappointment State Park
Cape Disappointment State Park
70 miles way Explore
Kitsap Memorial State Park
Kitsap Memorial State Park
71 miles way Explore
Pacific Beach State Park
Pacific Beach State Park
73 miles way Explore
Lake Easton State Park
Lake Easton State Park
80 miles way Explore
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
80 miles way Explore
Beacon Rock State Park
Beacon Rock State Park
87 miles way Explore
Sequim Bay State Park
Sequim Bay State Park
87 miles way Explore
Fort Townsend State Park
Fort Townsend State Park
88 miles way Explore
Joseph Whidbey State Park
Joseph Whidbey State Park
88 miles way Explore
Olympic National Forest
Olympic National Forest
88 miles way Explore
Olympic National Park
Olympic National Park
88 miles way Explore
South Whidbey Island State Park
South Whidbey Island State Park
88 miles way Explore
Ainsworth State Park
Ainsworth State Park
89 miles way Explore
Fort Flagler State Park
Fort Flagler State Park
90 miles way Explore
Wallace Falls State Park
Wallace Falls State Park
91 miles way Explore
Viento State Park
Viento State Park
92 miles way Explore
Nehalem Bay State Park
Nehalem Bay State Park
93 miles way Explore
Camano Island State Park
Camano Island State Park
93 miles way Explore
Fort Worden State Park
Fort Worden State Park
93 miles way Explore
Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forests
Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forests
94 miles way Explore
Fort Casey State Park
Fort Casey State Park
95 miles way Explore
Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve
Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve
98 miles way Explore
Fort Ebey State Park
Fort Ebey State Park
99 miles way Explore

The vibe at Giant Crystal Retreat and Camp

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Hipcamper Ronald
Ronald H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 10th, 2017

Had a wonderful stay out at Giant Crystal Camp. The property near the crystal structure has 4 different areas, each with their own picnic table, to pull your RV (in my case a Vanagon) up to, or to pitch your tent. The hosts came down once the sun set and got a great fire going over at the communal fire ring - complete with the makings for smores! I was treated a beautiful clear night with a great view of the stars and milky way. In the morning I wandered along the large fields and spent a bit of time up in a tree stand watching for wildlife while enjoying a hot cup of coffee. Back up at the house there are some outdoor showers with instant hot water, should you need a rinse during your stay. Thank you both for the great stay and pleasant company!

Evening light at camp.Was happily greeted by a clear night, giving me a chance to take in the stars.River had a great time bounding along in the tall grass.Was a bit cool the night stayed, woke up to frosted grass outside my door. Was beautiful!
Hipcamper Kevin
Kevin M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 4th, 2018

Arielle and Moaz we're amazing hosts. They set me up with a site for myself, two kids, and my dog that was right by the fire ring. They joined us for a campfire and amazing conversation. I'd come back here with no hesitation!

Hipcamper Aisha
Aisha H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
February 11th, 2018

My partner and I had a fantastic stay here, the camp was beautiful! Moz was a great host, super friendly, helpful and made us a great fire upon arrival making sure we got comfortably settled in!

Hipcamper Richard
Richard L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 22nd, 2018

Had a great host and a super great time. My family and I enjoyed the site and my dog I think would also agree with this. Super pet friendly place with lots of room to roam. For the first time using the site I was some what skeptical, I mean who would allow this in their back yard but now I can say it was well worth the adventurer, Will be back to this HIPCAMP again. 100% recommend to others both this camp site and the Web Site.

Hipcamper Heather
Heather L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 13th, 2018

Spacious area, beautiful property! Kathleen was attentive and easy to communicate with! Thanks for having us.

Hipcamper Michelle
Michelle V.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
August 13th, 2018

Beautiful find, a small spot of tranquility, wonderful pool and hot tub. Wonderful hosts. Lifestyle friendly.

Hipcamper George
George B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
August 16th, 2018

Very gracious hosts. The pool and hot tub were amazing! Our failed camping trip was saved by this gem! What an experience!! Almost felt like i was on a different planet that weekend. Definitely recommend!!

Hipcamper nathan
Nathan W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 17th, 2018

Good private spot, well kept and enjoyable. Great having a maintained communal firepit

Hipcamper Sid
Sid B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
August 19th, 2018

Things we loved:
- Kind, friendly hosts who seemed eager to please.
- Pretty surroundings.
- Clean fresh water that the hosts brought to our campsite.
- The pathways around the camp (to the shared campfire ring, to the toilet) were lit at night by solar lights, which was helpful in the dark.
- Warm outdoor showers were available. Just be aware you have to go to the main house and be escorted to the shower by the host. It's a fairly open shower area; might be a little uncomfortable for guests wanting more privacy -- but we didn't mind showering with the chickens :)

Things we struggled with:
- The pit toilet was on the less-than-nice side. Hosts did mention they were planning to clean it soon.
- Lots of mosquitoes in the evening (which is to be expected) but make sure you bring bug spray!
- Low signal / internet connectivity (again, this is to be expected in remote areas -- just flagging for future guests.) We use Verizon for internet and Google Fi for phone service.

Overall we enjoyed our stay!

Getting some good sunshine for the solar panels. There is some tree cover at this campsite, but not a whole lot.Kids enjoyed playing near this interesting gazebo that houses a very large, special crystal.We appreciated the picnic table that was provided.
Property
Dragons' Gate Gardens & Wilds
State
Washington
$55/night
4 Sites