Hipcamp host Fort L.
Hosted by

At Ft Liberty, you can pitch a tent or grab one of ours to rent. We have tents overlooking the lake and camping pads in the Shire by the lake. Take a swim in one of our 3 lakes, walk through the forest or stop next door and visit our friends at Zip San Juan.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
10 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No showers
No wifi
Have a question? Send Fort a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Fort Liberty in Washington.

Swimming hole

The vibe at Fort Liberty

Places to see near Ft. Liberty

10 Written reviews
This listing has no reviews yet.
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Hipcamper Meredith
Meredith B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 9)
July 23rd, 2018

Fort Liberty is a great jumping off place to explore all the awesome sites on San Juan. I loved how thoughtfully curated and private the camping sites were. When you first pull in, you'll check in by calling the number on the welcome board. The host on duty will meet you and show you to your site. There are a few 'car-camping' sites visible in the field when you pull in, but the best spots are tent sites nestled away in the woods. Each site has a bed of mulch for your tent to lay on, and an established fire ring. Fire wood can be purchased for $5/bundle. If you get too hot, the lake is a few steps away!

Hanging out down at the lake. A campfire with the wood provided!Sunrise and coffee through the trees. Parked my car at my campsite.
Hipcamper Ed
Ed R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 43)
August 1st, 2018

Outstanding hosts and beautiful property. We will definitely stay here again and look forward to easy access to the lake for the kayaks and paddle boards.

Hipcamper Ali
Ali M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 9)
August 13th, 2018

I believe this was the first year this site was operational, so they were understandably still figuring a few things out and building more sites. The location was beautiful and the directions were good. I think more and closer bathrooms are a good idea, and I think they will add the ability to drive up to the site at least to drop things off. We didn't really see the host, but when we did he gave us tips for a great swimming hole. Would definitely go again.

Hipcamper Matthew
Matthew D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 9)
August 13th, 2018

Great spot, two swimmable lakes right there, and the views around the island!

Hipcamper Tracy
Tracy R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 42)
August 16th, 2018

Ft. Liberty is a great camp ground. We loved being so close to the lake. We would definitely return if we decide to camp on San Juan Island again. The only issue was the port a potty’s were almost totally full.

Fort LibertyFort Liberty
Hipcamper Jim
Jim M.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 41)
August 16th, 2018

Nice, quiet , secluded sites. Well established tent pads are nice but would be useful if they were a touch larger. Water is available but only at the office which, for the price, is inconvenient. Amount of dirt around for walk-in sites leaves you acutely aware of the lack of showers.

Hipcamper Alyssa
Alyssa F.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 5)
August 19th, 2018

The pictures did deceive a bit. We enjoyed that our camp sites was private and had wood bark chips for designated tent spots. There was no one at the office until the weekend, and we did not have service to call the number on the sign. I think this place has great potential, but for the amenities offered, it is not worth the cost.

Hipcamper Jordan
Jordan L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 10)
August 20th, 2018

We loved staying here!! What a great place to get away to and a perfect spot to set up camp while exporing the island. Tad and his family were so helpful and accommodating, even giving us some fun ideas for things to do. The campsite is still relatively new so it’s a work in progress, but Tad is doing a fantastic job! We couldn’t find easy access to the lake, but we could see it from our site (6). I highly recommend staying here if you visit San Juan Island, great experience!

Hipcamper Matt

No water. no bathrooms. no host.

Matt W.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Site 10)
May 27th, 2019

THIS CAMPGROUND IS NO LONGER MAINTAINED. NO WATER. NO BATHROOMS. We booked through HipCamp and got charged and a confirmation email. When we got to the campground, there was no one there, no bathrooms, no water. We asked a passing zip line van what the deal was, and the driver said that campground was shut down last year. No idea how this site is still listed on HipCamp. We will be contacting them immediately about this. Very dangerous experience for us getting to a camp with absolutely nothing.

Ft. Liberty
10 Sites