Hipcamp host Brian N.
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This 5 acre (really 10) end of the road property is WAY off the beaten path, but close enough to civilization to keep you supplied. We are at the South end of the Key Peninsula, aka the Sunny Key. We are less than 3 miles to Joemma Beach State Park, and a few more miles to Penrose Point State park , where you can clam, fish, or dig for oysters and muscles in season. Bay L

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This 5 acre (really 10) end of the road property is WAY off the beaten path, but close enough to civilization to keep you supplied. We are at the South end of the Key Peninsula, aka the Sunny Key. We are less than 3 miles to Joemma Beach State Park, and a few more miles to Penrose Point State park , where you can clam, fish, or dig for oysters and muscles in season. Bay Lake is between the 2 State Parks and offers great fresh water fishing for stocked Rainbow Trout.

The south Key is also some great bicycling 

Our camping land is 8 year old clear cut/ overgrown blackberry field that we are turning into a pasture- slowly. It is still rough. Bring good solid footwear. Think scrubby and thorns, not a front lawn or park grass. The best camping is hammocks. Or bring multiple blue tarps for your tent.

There is NO POTABLE WATER on the property this is a dry camp.  Bring plenty of water, and practice PACK IT IN - PACK IT OUT

There is a camp host family that has a trailer near the entrance.  If you have any questions you can ask Gabbi or Josh . They sometimes have bales of firewood ready for campers.  There is a 320 gallon tote with FIRE WATER and 5 gallon buckets by the parking area. . Make sure you go get a full bucket of water, BEFORE you spark a fire on our property. Burning our neighbors homes down would suck for everyone. Your camping experience is what you make it. The property extends in all directions to the really tall trees. Camp anywhere you like. There are no official “camping spots”. There are a few places that get Used more than others. Please no hunting or firearms discharge on the property.  Bows and B.B. guns welcome.  

There are still blackberry bushes everywhere.  This property has never been sprayed.  Enjoy any edibles you find with confidence, they are chemical free.  Why we are A WAY better choice than the state parks- You can stay up play/listen to music all night and enjoy a good camp fire with no visits from a park ranger.  You can collect any dead wood on the ground and burn it up FOR FREE. We are 420 FRIENDLY. Enjoy our little valley home. Please be responsible on our land. We are a LONG way from a hospital.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
2 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Kitchen available
No potable water
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Brian a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating

Boat ramp at Joemma Beach State Park is less than 3 miles for crabbing and salmon fishing. Bay Lake fresh water ramp is 5 miles.

Fishing

Joemma Beach State Park - Salmon, Saltwater, Crab Bay Lake - Rainbow Trout, croppie, blue gill, sunny

Hiking

There are miles of hiking trails on the land that was just cleared to our north.

Paddling

Joemma Beach State Park, Penrose Point State Park, Bay Lake

Wildlife watching

This is wild land. Lots of birds, deer, coyotes, and other wildlife.

Biking
Horseback riding

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Camp SuNeeKee in Washington.

Forest

Best way to describe our land id former forest, now regrowing.

Farm

We raise Muscovey Ducks. They fly out of their pen in the early mornings and forage around the property. They love bread. Unlik...Read more

The vibe at Camp SuNeeKee

Places to see near Food Forest Farms - Hideaway

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Hipcamper Katie
Katie C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 19th, 2018

What a nice little camp spot!! It was super easy to find too. I arrived and it had been raining so I just cuddled up and stayed warm for the night. By morning, the rain had cleared and the most beautiful rays of sunlight lit the earth. I had purchased some firewood from the local little grocery store in town previously, so I started up a little fire and made tea and cooked up some veggies.

I was in the mood for more of a lazy day, so we hung out in hammocks and goofed around. We made campfire brownies and by noon we went down to the quaint little grocery store and got some yummy teriyaki for lunch. The SuNeeKee Camp hosts were wonderful and suggested some local spots to get out on the water in the kayak, be sure to check with them if you want any cool insider spots in the area!!

There is no toilet at this campsite, so make sure you pack it all out! All in all, its a very nice and secluded camp area, I definitely recommend staying at Camp SuNeeKee!

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Hipcamper Brian
Response from Brian, the Host, on October 20th, 2018

Thanks for the kind words. We are so happy you like our little piece of peaceful.

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Hipcamper Susan
Susan O.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 2nd, 2018

This camping spot is for the adventurous, and is a work in progress. It is basically a former blackberry bramble that the owner is converting to a camping spot. First note--wear socks, shoes and pants or be very careful walking. Remnants of blackberry brambles abound! The spot has a lot of positives--it is very quiet, little to no light pollution, and because it has few large trees you can see the stars quite vividly, weather permitting. I saw the full moon rising the first night I was there--really beautiful! Further, it is not near water, so sleeping under the stars is a real options=no mosquitoes! Just have plenty of padding. The few small trees are also great for hammocks! The caretaker and his family are very nice and not intrusive at all, and it is 10 minutes from a state park with pay showers and potable water so you have options there. The owner was very nice and responsive, and is working on improving the site. All in all, a good site with a lot of potential!

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Hipcamper Brian
Response from Brian, the Host, on October 20th, 2018

We took your advice and ripped up all the blackberry bits around the main camp. The. Planted clover and field grass. Glad you enjoyed your stay.

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Hipcamper Meagan
Meagan A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
July 7th, 2019

We had a wonderful stay with pretty beaches nearby, s’mores, cute ducks, dogs, and very sweet camp hosts. Thank you!

Hipcamper David

Secluded simplicity

David C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 21st, 2019

This is a great little secluded spot to set up base to explore Key peninsula and beyond. Brian let us know that Josh and Gabbi were the site hosts for our stay. They were both very friendly, knowledgeable, and considerate. The spot is in the midst of some very stubborn blackberry brambles but the seclusion is worth the occasional prick: bring tarps and hammocks. At night, the stars beam brightly and the coyotes howl. Our dogs had a blasty blast.

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Hipcamper Katherine

Winter’s bone vibes- steer clear.

Katherine M.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Site 1)
July 28th, 2019

The only thing accurate about this listing were the directions to get there, which were very clear and easy to follow. The positives end there. This site is NOT as advertised- not even close. For starters, there is no gate with a code, nor is there any place a gate may have been in the past. And as for the land itself...there’s literally nowhere to set up a campsite. Every inch of ground is covered in either: blackberry brambles, fire ants or trash. A few strange half-completed plywood structures littered the property as well, including a composting toilet stall that didn’t have a door. Odd hand-lettered signs advertising things like “girl’s grotto” were seen as well. We didn’t ask what that meant. In retrospect, we did not want to know. It was
like something from “Winter’s Bone.” Cardboard boxes were all over the place, supposedly to facilitate easy walking through the painful blackberry brambles. In short...save time and gas money and find an encampment under I-5 in Seattle if this kind of atmosphere is your vibe. To use an overused word...it was very creepy. After a tour of the property our group unanimously decided to leave, and quickly. Another group we encountered also agreed the place was not as advertised, and they left after a few minutes as well. This is my first HipCamp experience, and certainly my last. Stay away. Trust me on this.

Hipcamper Brian
Response from Brian, the Host, on July 31st, 2019

Notice the only 2 bad reviews we have are from the same exact date. 2 groups who DID NOT STAY at our place have given the only negative reviews. 1. Creepy hand made signs- sorry my 10 year olds hand writing is not to your standards. 2. Girl Grotto sign - again my daughters favorite group of trees to hang their hammocks when we enjoy our own place. 3.. unimpressive outhouse - don’t know what to say. I didn’t spend much time or effort building a composting outhouse. 4. Blackberrys- READ the ad BEFORE you book. Then don’t be pissed because it is the black berry patch I promised. I even said bring MULTIPLE blue tarps if you want a rip free tent. So. Our ad is absolutely accurate- an 8 year old blackberry field that we battle weekly with to carve out cool notches to camp in. Good camping spots are a few steps away. This was a crappy review because I refused a refund.

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Hipcamper Erin

A bust.

Erin D.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Site 2)
July 28th, 2019

We arrived and parking was perplexing. And sadly, the three parking spots were the only pruned portion of the area. We arrived coincidentally when another booking did, a group of three, and they all noticed the same exact problems-- first off, there was absolutely no where to pitch a tent for all the wild undergrowth. Without exaggeration-- the most cleared patch may have (may have) permitted a one-person tent. Literally couldn't see the other two tent 'sites' in the area for all the overgrowth. No line of sight. And sadly, just no charm. You're pretty much walled in by tall weeds and undergrowth, and have no tree shade at all. You can definitely hear the generator attached to the RV thumping nearby. The one available place my husband and I surveyed for our tent had been razed haphazardly (we think), but the weeds' thick, sharp stalks remained, standing about a foot high each, and we were walled in by fallen tree branches/weeds/growth/some trash/etc. We searched the place but we literally had to leave as there was no where to place the tent that wouldn't tear/punch holes in it. But even if we could have stayed, it wouldn't have felt pleasant. It could be improved with some serious detailing to make it habitable and less claustrophobic. Positive: the ducklings were adorable.

Hipcamper Brian
Response from Brian, the Host, on July 31st, 2019

Notice the only 2 bad reviews we have are from the same exact date. 2 groups who DID NOT STAY at our place have given the only negative reviews. 1. Creepy hand made signs- sorry my 10 year olds hand writing is not to your standards. 2. Girl Grotto sign - again my daughters favorite group of trees to hang their hammocks when we enjoy our own place. 3.. unimpressive outhouse - don’t know what to say. I didn’t spend much time or effort building a composting outhouse. 4. Blackberrys- READ the ad BEFORE you book. Then don’t be pissed because it is the black berry patch I promised. I even said bring MULTIPLE blue tarps if you want a rip free tent. So. Our ad is absolutely accurate- an 8 year old blackberry field that we battle weekly with to carve out cool notches to camp in. Good camping spots are a few steps away. This was a crappy review because I refused a refund.

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Hipcamper Gwen

Lovely

Gwen V.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 18th, 2019

Camp SuNeeKee was a lovely stay! We really enjoyed the privacy and the moon was so beautiful at night shining over the meadow. 10/10 would stay there again. It’s also really close to Joemma Beach and other beautiful beaches. There are some brambles so be careful, maybe don’t stay if you have toddler aged children because the grass is a bit tall, but if your kids are 5+ it should be just fine. Thanks to Brian and Josh for the fantastic stay!

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Hipcamper Lee S.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 3)
July 10th, 2019
Property
Food Forest Farms - Hideaway
State
Washington
Country
United States
$35/night
2 Sites
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