Hipcamp host Jack T.
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Pitch a tent, hang a hammock or bring your RV to this quiet forest. 1/2 mile from the nearest paved road. Lots of wildlife. A burbling stream. Flexible use options. Completely surrounded by other undeveloped properties. No one around for miles.  We can accommodate large groups up to 50 people.  Only one other campsite on the property over 1/4 mile apart.  Trails are sh

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Pitch a tent, hang a hammock or bring your RV to this quiet forest. 1/2 mile from the nearest paved road. Lots of wildlife. A burbling stream. Flexible use options. Completely surrounded by other undeveloped properties. No one around for miles.  We can accommodate large groups up to 50 people.  Only one other campsite on the property over 1/4 mile apart.  Trails are shared but trails are marked to avoid the other campsite.  Our neighbor has a cattle pasture Southeast of the campsite about 200 yards and occasionally uses that neighboring field for quad riding and shooting sports.  We try to communicate our usage schedules to avoid conflicting use, but cannot prevent them from using their property.

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Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 50 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Max length 26ft
No hookups
Amenities
Bins available
No potable water
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send Jack a message!
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 3PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 55% off

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Perimeter trail loop.

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Limited. Experienced hilly and brushy terrain. We are working on expanding trails.

Hiking

Follow existing trails or blaze your own.

Horseback riding

Lots of existing trails, and Neighboring Port Blakely Tree farms allow horses on their land as well. Thousands of acres availa...Read more

OHV

We ride our own ATVs extensively through the property. Feel free to ride at your leisure. Be advised that the property is bor...Read more

Wildlife watching

There are at least 5 deer that live on our 40 acres according to our trail cams, and surround properties have many more. Coyot...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Thick Forest Seclusion in Washington.

Swimming hole

Just a series of beaver ponds in the stream. Some are deeper than others and none of them are easy to get to, but if you like ...Read more

Wetlands

Multiple beaver ponds and one swamp with a lot of aquatic wildlife including frogs, beavers, ducks, muskrat, etc.

Forest
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Hipcamper Heather
Heather L.
recommends this listing.
August 14th, 2017

The property was easy to find and just as described by the wonderful host, Jack. He met us and showed us the property. It was nestled in rolling hills that reflected the most beautiful sunset. We set up camp, adventured around with our two pups, relaxed and enjoyed the peace and quiet. The property is secluded and therefore you have the joy of hearing nothing but the wildlife. No cars, no people, nothing. It was the perfect getaway!

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Hipcamper Jack
Response from Jack, the Host, on July 16th, 2018

Hello Heather, Now that I've been hosting for a year, I am going back and looking at the photos you posted. I posted a bunch more photos, and there have been some changes. I would appreciate it if you could go through and mark any of the new photos you find helpful Thanks again for being my scout! -Jack

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Hipcamper Michele
Michele S.
recommends this listing.
July 9th, 2018

A great place that felt all to ourselves! Jack included firewood and tools that we might need, which was helpful. Lots of flat spaces to set up the tent.

Hipcamper Melissa
Melissa M.
recommends this listing.
August 27th, 2017

Remote and private is the best way to describe this location. I've been two weeks in a row and love it. I love how quiet it is - hardly any cars pass by, the coyotes howl a few times, and there was a resident owl somewhere not too far away. There is plenty of property to walk and explore. And Jack is a wonderful host!

Hipcamper Thomas
Thomas F.
recommends this listing.
August 27th, 2017

We had a great time at Remote and Private. It is exactly as described. After a brief orientation with the owner, we only saw one other person our entire stay, which was his father checking in to see if we needed anything. There is a good amount of trails to explore that are well maintained. It is very quiet there with a large amount of wildlife activity. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this site to anyone!

Hipcamper Alyssa
Alyssa B.
recommends this listing.
September 1st, 2017

I had a wonderful experience camping at Remote and Private. I was greeted by Jack and his beautiful golden retriever Bella and escorted to the camping area. There are no real amenities, except for a bucket and a shovel to manage the fire pit and Jack filled the bucket with water from the creek and brought it over for me. I had a great fire and a comfortable sleep, and in the morning hiked the paths around the campground for a good forty minutes or so through grassy wooded areas to a lookout at neighboring farms. Jack was really friendly and accommodating, thanks again!

Hipcamper Katie
Katie L.
recommends this listing.
September 4th, 2017

We had a great time! The campsite is very private and quiet.

Hipcamper Jessica
Jessica M.
recommends this listing.
October 11th, 2017

Remote & Private was a great destination after a short 1 1/2 hour drive from Seattle. It was the only camp site on the property so I had a lot of privacy. Jack, host, took the time to show me all the ins and outs of his ATV, which I had a blast driving all weekend, and the layout of the property. His dogs were great and really friendly with my dog.

I was able to reach the camp site with the ATV with all of my gear packed in one trip. I chose to not chance the drive down the trail in my fwd.

I'd highly recommend Remote & Private for a relaxing weekend.

Hipcamper Mike
Mike B.
recommends this listing.
October 30th, 2017

The R&R Retreat is a fantastic piece of land with even better hosts. Jack was incredibly accommodating and everything went off without a hitch! The land is beautiful with looping walking trails, mature forest and so much room for camping. Already planning our next visit. Thanks Jack and Brian!!

Hipcamper Cassidy
Cassidy B.
recommends this listing.
May 15th, 2018

Jack's property was exactly what we needed after a busy week. There's a million places to camp and explore, and we were so thankful to have the place to ourselves! We brought our camper van down Jack's mowed road and were able to park right next to the fire ring. We got in late (after dark) but Jack and his wife still came down to show us where everything is and welcome us. Couldn't recommend Jack's place more! We will be back!

Property
R&R Retreat. Digital Detox.
State
Washington
$35/night
1 Site