Hipcamp host Kathleen G.
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Jessie's camp is set off by itself from the other camp sites allowing for privacy for a camping experience.  It is a 5 minute walk from the main house where the pool, showers and hot tub are located. Named after my daughter because it is a favorite of the my grownup children to camp here. It is close to everything and yet is situated on its own.

Our policy on who count


Jessie's camp is set off by itself from the other camp sites allowing for privacy for a camping experience.  It is a 5 minute walk from the main house where the pool, showers and hot tub are located. Named after my daughter because it is a favorite of the my grownup children to camp here. It is close to everything and yet is situated on its own.

Our policy on who counts as a person: I have been asked the question of " Do children count?" In my book everyone counts. We often give extra attention to our very young guests. In the pool yard, it is possible to have me bring out age-appropriate toys for your children to play with. Children playing in the pool often create more work than adults do. Babies in diapers when in the pool add to the work of keeping it clean for everyone's use. That being said, I understand that people are interested in keeping their expenses down when entertaining a large group. So to make it more affordable for our large parties with children under the age of 2, they may include them for free. WE charge $10. per person for use of the pool for the duration of your stay. The Hot tub can be reserved for a two hour period for $35. Pool and Hot tub hours are Noon to 9 pm.

We have newly added our tea house where we provide tea, coffee makings and water for our guests who have paid for the pool option. The tea house is open from noon to 9 pm being available for their use while at the pool.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans
3 sites
Up to 9 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Pack it out
RV details
Pull-through site, max length 18ft
Ask about water hookup
Ask about television hookup
Ask about generators
Surface type unknown, levelness unknown
No hookups
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


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


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.


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



Natural features you'll find at Jessie's Camp at Dragons Gate 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.


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


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

Prairie, meadow, ...

The vibe at Jessie's Camp at Dragons Gate

Places to see near Dragons' Gate Gardens & Wilds

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Hipcamper Ted


Ted D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 27th, 2019

We had a great time. Very private and surrounded by trees.

Hipcamper Sarah

Crystals and campfires

Sarah M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 23rd, 2019

This is the perfect place to ditch the grid and connect with nature! The land is very beautiful, and full of gorgeous plants, animals, and crystals… and one or two troublesome fairies. The hosts are very gracious and attentive to their guests: they set up the hot tub for us to use in the evening, brought fire wood right out to our campsite, and helped us out when one of our party members misplaced his keys. They are 420 and alcohol-friendly, and the sites where we stayed at Jessie’s camp were distant from the neighbors, so perfect for a small, private group retreat. Our dog was also warmly welcomed and allowed off-leash in our site. It was a good drive, out of town but not too long from the greater Seattle area. Just make sure to bring bug spray, and that you don’t need cell connectivity, because you probably won’t get it. We’re very likely to come back. Thanks for everything, Auriel!!

Hipcamper matt

Beautiful site and vibe!

Matt C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 24th, 2019

We enjoyed the peace and solitude of Jessie's camp. Kathleen was super nice and accommodating, and made us feel at home on her property. We really enjoyed the pool and hot tub while we were there. Amazing swimming pool and hot tub! Like a little lagoon...kids enjoyed being able to swim and take hot showers even though it was a a little chilly out.
Only a couple critiques: the firewood we bought seemed a little on the "light" side for what we paid, and it would have been nice if some of the pieces were split to burn better as we didn't bring a hatchet with us. Also, the composting toilet could use a little TLC and re-adjusting as the platform has a gap between the toilet and it that can get...uh...wet. Not a huge deal, just gotta pay close attention to not get wet feet! On the whole, we had a lovely experience and enjoyed our stay...super nice hosts and a great friendly vibe!

Hipcamper Christopher

Just what we needed

Christopher C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 5th, 2019

Kathleen and Mose were fantastic hosts. Very informative on the area and really helpful.
We stayed at Jessie's Campground. Very nice tree lined camp spot with several possible tent placements. Nice fire pit and picnic table. Outhouse close by.
Should've brought head lamps for night walks but got around okay.
Very peaceful experience and great hosts.

Hipcamper Adriel

Beautiful campground!

Adriel S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
August 11th, 2019

Dragons Gate is a beautiful intentional community, and the hosts have really put a lot of energy into creating a beautiful common space around the pool as well as many quiet and private camping spaces. I will absolutely camp here again!

Hipcamper Quinton
Quinton C.
recommends this listing.
August 11th, 2019

We had an amazing time at Dragon's gate. Kathleen is one of the sweetest people you will ever meet. This property is beautiful and the campsites have great fire pits. Be sure to take advantage of the unique pool surrounded by crystals and lights and the hot tub. We will definitely be making this one of our yearly group camping destinations.

Hipcamper Kat
Kat L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 15th, 2019

We had a great time at Dragons' Gate! Jesse's Camp #3 was pretty private, complete with a picnic table and firepit. The bathroom was shared with other camps around us, and we could hear other camps from time to time, but it's a meadow with trees, so it wasn't surprising. We spent our full day down at the river nearby, which was SO NICE, and spent our nights chatting around the fire. Thanks to both of you for being such kind and communicative hosts!

Hipcamper Carmen

Good energy on beautiful land

Carmen B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 9th, 2019

Dragon's Gate Gardens was the perfect spot for an overnight camp with my 7yr old. Soft grounds for wandering barefoot, sunlight breaking through morning mist, golden meadows, sounds of distant horses, and a beautiful pool/hot tub surrounded by large crystals to enjoy. Being the only campers, we had a chance to explore the other campsites.... you can't go wrong. They all looked wonderful. Jessie's Camp #1, had a good amount of spaced trees to hang our hammock though and was seperated from the other sites (also closest to pool). Campsites were clean, bucket style toilets were constrcuted which were close by and convenient, and the owners are warm and welcoming. My son thoroughly enjoyed riding his bike to the pool and was thrilled to find a collection of pool toys for him use. Auriel (aka Kathleen) graciously showed us around, chatted with us, and would have helped with anything had we needed it. We enjoyed the energy and will definitely camp here again.

Hipcamper Sarah M.
recommends this listing.
June 23rd, 2019
Hipcamper Andy L.
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(Site 3)
September 5th, 2019
Hipcamper Quinton C.
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(Site 2)
August 13th, 2019
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(Site 3)
August 12th, 2019
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(Site 2)
August 9th, 2019
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August 4th, 2019
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