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.
- 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 rides availabe
Bring your own
The lake does get some good gusts. Not really sure though if its an ideal spot for wind sports
Great location to access the back country. If there is snow its a good spot for cross country skiing
The Skagit river is minutes away and the Sauk river is 45 minutes away
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.
30 minutes up the road
The vibe at Baker Lake Downhill
Places to see near Tater T.’s Land
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
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!
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!
Beautiful scenic camping spot
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!
Quiet woodland retreat
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!
Amazing all around!
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!