Hipcamp host Shawn K.
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Pitch your tent or stay in one that is provided. Relax while soaking your weary feet after a long days hike in the frigid waters of the big Quilcene river. Enjoy the short stroll through the old growth Cedars as you get closer to the rivers edge.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
2 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
No potable water
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Shawn a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


The salmon start running in September. Be sure to grab a license.


There are many hikes close by. Ask and I shall share some of my favs.


Swim at your own risk.


Natural features you'll find at Tranquil Acres in Washington.


Walk through the cedars and fir Forrest to the tranquil river of Quilcene.

River, stream or creek

This property is located on the Big Quilcene River. It’s beautiful and most of the time secluded.

Swimming hole

Only if you dare. It’s COLD!

The vibe at Tranquil Acres

Places to see near Shawn K.’s Land

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Hipcamper Kaelyn
Kaelyn M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 21st, 2018

My friends and I loved our stay at Tranquil Acres. The land is about 7 acres with options of camping in the woods under the trees or along the Quilcene river. We decided to camp close to the river.

The host met us when we arrived and kindly loaded all of our belongings in her car to take them down to the campsite. My car is not equipped to handle the steep, unpaved hill that leads down to the campsites and river. It's about a half a mile down to the river, so be prepared to walk and travel light, or have a car that is 4wd. Even a car with 4wd may have a hard time coming back up the hill as it is very steep.

GPS directions guided us correctly to Shawn's property - just keep your eyes peeled for the small house number sign off of Highway 101.

Staying at Tranquil Acres was an awesome way to finish out the summer. We enjoyed sitting by the the fire pit, listening to the soothing sounds of the river, and watching the wildlife. Our stay was during the salmon's spawning season. It was incredible to watch the salmon fight to swim upstream - they are troopers! Fishermen were near the river periodically, but they are were all friendly and very respectful of our campsite. Otherwise our campsite was secluded.

Pro tip: I highly recommend checking out the great atmosphere and delicious cider of Finnriver Farm & Cidery before or after you stay. It's about 20 minutes away from Quilcene. We had a great brunch at the 101 Brewery at Twana Roadhouse just down the road from Tranquil Acres when we were on our way home.

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Hipcamper Shawn
Response from Shawn, the Host, on September 21st, 2018

Thank you Kaelyn. It was a pleasure meeting you and your friends. Hopefully next time I’ll be more available to provide coffee and morning breakfast. Cheers.

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Hipcamper Emily
Emily C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 22nd, 2018

Tranquil Acres was a lovely spot along the river in Quilcene. There was plenty of room near the river for a few tents and accompanying campers. There was also a spot nestled in the trees away from the river, providing a more sheltered option for a campsite.

The path/road down from the hosts home to the campsites is pretty steep in the beginning, and about 1/4 to 1/2 mile walk. Pack efficiently and wear good shoes, or have an SUV to get you and your gear down to your campsite.

Shawn was responsive and welcoming as a host. There were fishermen along the bank of the river both when we arrived and in the AM, so depending on fishing season, it may not be 100% private. However, watching the salmon swim upstream was a highlight of visiting this spot in Mid-September.

Overall, beautiful land, and welcoming host!

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Hipcamper Jen
Jen M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 25th, 2018

You will see fisherman coming through and if you park your car by the house it is a steep steep trek down. The fisherman mind their own and the walk down (and eventually back up) is worth it. Great location for camping.

Hipcamper Katie
Katie C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
October 19th, 2018

Absolutely loved staying in this magical little bit of forest. I was greeted upon arrival by my sweet host, she showed me the tent that was set up for me to camp in and then took me down the trail to the river. The campsite provided a table, sitting area, and bon fire pit but there is also one available down by the river. Perfect spot to watch salmon come through during salmon season, or just build a bon fire and cook some dinner while hanging out with friends by the fire.

It was only a bit chilly out, thankfully and by nightfall a slight rain snuck in. I started a fire in the rain but soon felt silly, so I decided to call it a night. The tent available was spacious, two cots inside with plenty of space for additional cots or sleeping bags. I stayed warm and cozy during the night. Lots of lovely birds sang through the forest and I just loved how secluded I was tucked away into the woods back here.

I drive a honda CRV AWD (all wheel drive) and was able to drive down the steep hill to the camp area. Driving up was tricky since it was wet, so I suggest if you are out here in the rainy season, stay parked at the top! There is not a toilet here, so make sure to pack it out. There is a shower just minutes down the road at the Quilcene marina, just make sure to bring a few quarters for hot water.

If you feel like exploring outside of the property, you're in luck. You're right there at the backdoor of the Olympic National Forest. I went up on a short drive to a mountain overlook and it was absolutely gorgeous. There are hiking trails galore!! It is gorgeous. In town, you can always go down to the marina and put a boat in or fish, whatever suits your fancy.

Overall, this is just such a wonderful spot, I can't recommend it enough!! Very peaceful and relaxing as well as gorgeous and engaging. Check it out :)

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Hipcamper Shawn
Response from Shawn, the Host, on October 19th, 2018

Thank you so much Katie for your company. It was great meeting you. I wish you the best of luck on your travels. Cheers

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Hipcamper Mark
Mark T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 27th, 2019

Shawn was lovely to interact with and the site was gorgeous and secluded despite not being far from 101. You couldn’t hear anything but the river and birdsong. She brought us down to the site in her SUV, and I wouldn’t recommend going down the steep dirt road without a high clearance 4wd vehicle. Great experience and restful night before our backpack trip to Mt Townsend.

Hipcamper Pat

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Pat K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 2nd, 2019

Had a great stay at a beautiful location. Isolated and private, and that was exactly what we were looking for. We stayed at site 2, and it was located on a beautiful river. Shawn was courteous and very hospitable, and made us feel right at home. Can’t wait for another opportunity to visit.

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Hipcamper Shawn
Response from Shawn, the Host, on June 6th, 2019

Thank you Pat!! It was wonderful to meet you and your family. Thank you for leaving your site clean. I couldn’t even tell you were ever there. Way to go on leaving no trace. Cheers

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Hipcamper GLORIA
Gloria C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 16th, 2019

A dreamy, beautiful spot right on the river! The site was spacious and well-maintained. We loved being lulled to sleep by the sound of the water and had a gorgeous, sunny breakfast followed by some fly fishing practice. There's a prep bar, stump seats and big fire pit right by the river, making for easy meals and hangin' out.

Shawn was lovely and proactive with communication, making it an easy arrival. We drove down the rugged path in our Subaru Crosstrek just fine! We stayed here for just one night, but look forward to coming back soon. :) Thanks again, Shawn!

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Hipcamper Colleen
Colleen K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 22nd, 2019

Very quiet by the river got to see three deer walk within 20 feet of me. Caught a batch of trout and had them for dinner. Nice view of stars by the river.

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