Hipcamp host Greg G.
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The camping area site is an old orchard just off the Hood Canal next to Rendsland Creek. It is a seasonal creek that is typically dry from mid-June until the first good rain in September, when the Fall Chum Salmon run happens between Oct and Nov. There are young fruit trees planted in the field so please be careful of them. You may camp anywhere in the field or the alder cop

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The camping area site is an old orchard just off the Hood Canal next to Rendsland Creek. It is a seasonal creek that is typically dry from mid-June until the first good rain in September, when the Fall Chum Salmon run happens between Oct and Nov. There are young fruit trees planted in the field so please be careful of them. You may camp anywhere in the field or the alder copses to the North and South between the Creek and the Road and within the surrounding the Orchard. Most people put their tents in the shade of the Alder and fir trees next to the creek bed. Please be respectful of neighboring property across the creek, and recognize there is wetland right near the area so if it has been raining the field could be muddy, though it is generally very suitable for driving on from May - mid September. The massive trees that you see while driving up the road and walking up the creek are 200+ year old Cotton wood trees. The property is also a farm with a large family, children, and animals, which do animal things. Please use the contact information to make contact the within 24 hours of arrival so we can confirm the gate code. If you would like a farm tour or to meet the animals you can also use the contact information. There is paid boat ramp access to the Hood Canal at the Summer Tide Resort & Marina about 4 miles up the main road.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers
1 site
Up to 20 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 20ft
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Greg a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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Hipcamper Heather
Heather L.
recommends this listing.
August 3rd, 2020

Loved how secluded it was at the campsite! My kiddos and dogs were able to have a lot of freedom without me worrying about them too much. They have a farm with lots of animals that we were able to interact with which was very fun for my kids. The campsite is off a secluded path and I would recommend using a vehicle that is more for an off-roading experience just because it can be pretty bumpy for a smaller car. Over all a super fun experience!

Hipcamper Abigail

Great place to camp!

Abigail H.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
August 5th, 2020

This is a cool little spot to crash for the night! Greg was super welcoming and showed us around the site. He even started a fire for us! The site feels really secluded and private but I would not recommend booking unless you have an off-roading vehicle! I drove through the field in my lifted Prius and I was clenching my teeth the whole time. But it would be super easy if I had something else!

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Hipcamper ANGEL

Lovely stay in the woods on a farm

Angel L.
recommends this listing.
August 17th, 2020

Orchard escape is definitely a nice site way off the road, although still close to people, that you can drive in with a little city car. My 3 friends and I enjoyed the large supply of firewood (however bring kindling or some way to make it), pet friendly atmosphere, the access to the puget sound nearby and hiking in the stream bed, and the peaceful setting back on Greg's property. Greg and his family of 6 children were very welcoming, the kids were exuberantly attempting to be good hosts along with their Dad - but being very young they just added a little bit of chaos as we arrived. The composting toilet is not fancy, and you are definitely sharing it with nature - but it was nice to have a toilet available staying for two days. There was noise from a neighbors project down the way and the farm dogs, but it was far enough away, and during the day so it didn't disturb our evening under the stars. Greg's land is definitely a working farm with 3 big dogs, goats, chickens and friendly kiddos. It was a good experience, just know that there will be interaction with the family, the farm and your host - so you will not isolated, just in a nice back country location for some fun camping in a well maintained campsite.

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Hipcamper Mark
Mark T.
recommends this listing.
August 23rd, 2020

First Hipcamp experience. Everything was as advertised. (I.e. make sure you have a All-wheeled vehicle to get to the site.) Greg and his large/ growing family were great host. Took a lot of time with us both at the meet and greet as well as the farm tour. Pre trip, Greg was quick to respond to our questions. The dry creek walk out to Hood Canal was the highlight. It was low tide and warm enough for our kids to swim. My daughter is ready to return, she loved the farm tour. Great trip all around.

Hipcamper Yinfeng
Yinfeng D.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2020

The campsite was secluded with tall trees around. Greg was very hospitable and provided us with a tour of his barn animals. My kids were extremely excited to see all the chickens, goats, turkeys and ducks. The dry creek was a huge hit for my kids too. There were lots of big fallen trees to see on the dry creek bed and the patches of fine sand was very fun for kids too.

Hipcamper Bailey

Would recommend!

Bailey H.
recommends this listing.
September 9th, 2020

Great host, great location, great site! Private campsite and felt like we were camping in the wilderness.

Hipcamper Alex L.
recommends this listing.
September 8th, 2020
Property
Noble Gryphon Homestead Farm
State
Washington
Country
United States
$35/night
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