Hipcamp host Taylor S.
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Please, no loud noises allowed. If your a rowdy group you might be told to leave. This location puts you deeper into the Baker River valley. It puts you right beside Lake Shannon and right below Baker Lake, Its closer to hikes like Park Butte, leaving more time in the mountains.  The lake has no development on it except for the boat launch area where you first come in. So th


Please, no loud noises allowed. If your a rowdy group you might be told to leave. This location puts you deeper into the Baker River valley. It puts you right beside Lake Shannon and right below Baker Lake, Its closer to hikes like Park Butte, leaving more time in the mountains.  The lake has no development on it except for the boat launch area where you first come in. So the feel is wild and untamed.  Nature does its thing out here uninterrupted. Beaver, birds, elk, bear, big trees, and moss.   The area borders a non motor vehicle 400 acre elk preserve  Good for a pedal, or jog.  Or ask about an e- bike rental. Each camp is its own area. You dont see other campers unless you pass them on the access roads. All the sites are about 100 yards from each other. They are all on the edge of the lake. So you get your own section of lake.  You can launch you floaty from the campsites but its a bit weedy to swim. The water is clear and healthy. Each campsite has its own open air toilet.  Its a compostable system with wood chips as the medium. These are special fermented wood chips so it creates a no smell environment. There is also a bathroom at the public boat launch. Make sure you have a discover pass to use that one.  The public boat launch is the only swim access area.    The access road is also used by the local power company but their maintenance trucks are few and far between. When its rainy the road going to the camp spots can be muddy. This is a special place and its just now opening up so it has a real pristine, wild feel. 

Whats worse then leaving trash on the ground is leaving any kind of food. Because it attracts animals. so even little pieces from the bottom of the pan is bad to throw on the ground. Also pretzel stix are bad to throw on the ground.  And please use the toilets or a toilet. Be careful of fires. Please close the gate each time you come and go. Be careful about dogs and where they poop. Please, no bush wacking. The lake broadcasts noise easily so please keep the noise down. This isnt a out of control party zone, but please have a darned good time. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
4 sites
Up to 9 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
Laundry present
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Back-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Taylor a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


An epic ride that puts you up on an exposed ridge line and meets up w a blackdiamond bike trail that descends 2800 feet




Fly fishing only


World class hiking within minutes.

Horseback riding

Horseback rides availabe


Bring your own

Wind sports

The lake does get some good gusts. Not really sure though if its an ideal spot for wind sports

Snow sports

Great location to access the back country. If there is snow its a good spot for cross country skiing

Whitewater paddling

The Skagit river is minutes away and the Sauk river is 45 minutes away

Wildlife watching

Elk, Beavers, birds, and more



Natural features you'll find at Baker Lake Downhill in Washington.


At the public boat launch there is a nice beach.

Hot spring

30 minutes up the road

River, stream, or...
Swimming hole

The vibe at Baker Lake Downhill

Places to see near Tater T.’s Land

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Hipcamper celia
Celia S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 30th, 2020

the campsite was great, lots of room for a larger group and the location was beautiful.

Hipcamper Tharen
Tharen M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 4th, 2020

Taylor was a great host, we arrived early at the boat ramp and Taylor let us start our camping time early and made sure we got settled in well he even brought us some kindling for our fire because we forgot some. The outdoor toilet was definitely a new experience but it was still pretty awesome being in the middle of nature! Overall was an awesome place for private camping and calm lake kayaking!

Hipcamper Alexis

Weekend getaway

Alexis C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 5th, 2020

Taylor's spot is awesome. He has a few sites (first come first serve) that are all pretty cool. We had 6 people and it was comfortable. Taylor was very commutative and helpful with any troubleshooting. He also provided extra firewood - we were very greatful. The toilet we clean (and compostable). It's next to a lake so don't forget your bug spray! Thanks for a fun weekend, Taylor!

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Hipcamper Elia

Beautiful scenic camping spot

Elia G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 9th, 2020

Was able to stay at both the river spot and up at the lake during our stay. Great flat spots to pitch tents, awesome fire pits with firewood, toilets at both spots (river spot is indoor plumbing, lake spot is outdoor compostable toilet).

Great wildlife spotting, saw a river otter, bats and lots of birds, including a hawk diving for a fish!

Road up to the lake spot can be a bit muddy so better for 4wd or higher clearance cars, and you'll want to bring shoes that can get muddy if you get out to open the gate.

Bring bug spray for the lake spot, some mosquitoes but not too bad.

Taylor was very responsive and helpful, even carried firewood to the firepit and helped us switch spots when the fireworks were getting to be too much in the valley, definitely a great spot for a little getaway!

firepit and wood at the lake spotTent setup at river spotDusk with fire goingRushing skagit river next to the firepit
Hipcamper Hunter
Hunter L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 12th, 2020

Beautiful spot. Remote and private. Host was super responsive and helpful. Recommend.

Hipcamper Anita

Quiet woodland retreat

Anita P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 14th, 2020

Our host Taylor was super responsive and very helpful. He obviously works hard at making the campsites enjoyable. The open air toilets were the cleanest and nicest I've seen in awhile. One thing to know is that not all of the campsites are on or have view of the lake as shown in the photo. The lake is close, our site had access through a nice wooded trail but the site itself was in a clearing in the woods. There are one or two sites right near the lake so just adjust your expectations. The best part of the location is that it is utterly quiet and there are miles of old logging roads through meadows to explore. Bring your binoculars - lots of birds!

Hipcamper Taylor
Response from Taylor, the Host, on July 15th, 2020

Our work theme for this week was limbing and thinning. So the bright blue lake is ruling the horizons a bit more

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Samuel
Samuel H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 19th, 2020

Great picturesque spot. Highly recommend!

Hipcamper Logan

Amazing all around!

Logan W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 20th, 2020

Place was gorgeous and you were far enough away from other campers to feel completely secluded and like you had your own piece of land! Our expectations were exceeded, will definitely be returning!

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Hipcamper Scott
Scott A.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 21st, 2020

This is a beautiful spot with secluded sites. Taylor was very accommodating and helped us out with forgotten supplies.

Tater T.’s Land
United States
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