Secluded 10 acres of bliss off Highway . Pitch your own tent or perfect for an RV set up . Running water for washing up and a 110 powerplug in for small RV appliances next to the hillbilly fridge ! Enjoy elk and deer sightings and be close to the beautiful Mt. Rainer entrance ( 8miles ) . 1 mile to Alder and Mineral lake . 1 min from the quaint downtown Elbe scenic railway.
Secluded 10 acres of bliss off Highway . Pitch your own tent or perfect for an RV set up . Running water for washing up and a 110 powerplug in for small RV appliances next to the hillbilly fridge ! Enjoy elk and deer sightings and be close to the beautiful Mt. Rainer entrance ( 8miles ) . 1 mile to Alder and Mineral lake . 1 min from the quaint downtown Elbe scenic railway. Nisqually river runs the back of the property . Makes the perfect base camp location for hunting the Elbe Hills . Make this peaceful land your base camp to endless adventures for everyone . The site is home to an old homestead that is currently being remodeled and dismantled - will not interfere with any camping fun !
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
- Response time: Within 12 hours
- Response rate: 100%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at Tex and Jo's Base Camp in Washington.
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Marlena and Dave were great hosts !! The site exceeded my expectations !! They had an awesome set up with signs , a fridge ( which they kindly had water waiting for us !), And a plug in for cell phones chargers or if you have a generator . You can hear the Elbe train during the day which is awesome , some road noise but it is not bad . There is an old homestead on site but the hosts told us they are tearing it down / remodeling it when they don't have visitors to hopefully offer a cabin in the future for hipcampers and other guests ! We had a great stay - the amenities were a great touch - the outhouse , the running water ( to wash up or put out the fire )and the various lights really helped our stay be extraordinary! Thanks for having us and we hope to swing by again once the cabin is finished ☺️
In need of a lot of work.
So I’ll be very honest about this place and the hosts.
The hosts were up front and told me that their house on the property was under renovations, but that the campsite was still there to use if I could forgive the mess they were very polite and had no issues with them at all as I was setting things up online. Although I do believe that saying the property was only under renovations did not accurately describe how messy and disrepaired the property was. The camping area itself has a very nice fire pit, and the area is secluded by trees. They also did supply us with some firewood. The fridge was nice to store food in since I forgot to get ice on my way over. I was lucky enough to have a tent that sets up in the bed of my truck, because I wouldn’t even try pitching one on the ground here. The grassy area for pitching a tent is filled with many lumps, bumps and holes and there isn’t even a small suitable patch smooth enough to try with for even a 1 man tent and I did look around to see if there was a more suitable location they expected us to use. The road is too small and too tight of a turn around for any kind of trailer camper to come up into the property. A single pick up truck does work fine down the path and around the loop at the end of the trail though. The property itself has several rundown buildings or shacks that look like everything is rotting out from under them and as someone who has spent a fair bit of time framing houses, looked a bit unsafe to even try to salvage. The houses are all 100 ft or so from the campsite and a bit hard to ignore. The property looks like it could be a promising little weekend getaway or even a permanent lot with a lot of work, but I definitely do not believe it’s ready to rent out to people to use as a camping spot. The pictures they use are a little misrepresenting of what to expect and they keep all but the firepit area and the fridge out of the pictures for good reason. That being said the sites disrepair did not ruin my trip or anything like that. I just don’t believe I would recommend it to anyone trying to camp around the area. Unless you really need the seclusion or you just want to have a fire, I believe the public campgrounds would probably be a better and safer bet. Especially if you have kids or animals as there are some areas around the site I would worry about them getting injured if they went where they obviously weren’t supposed too.