Hipcamp host Dena
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We are 10 min from the little town of Joyce Wa. . . Pitch your tent in a green grassy yard area surrounded by Forest. . . . And come sit around a large communal fire pit with benches and chairs and relax. . . We have standard coolers if needed. . . . And will try to accommodate other small needs. . . . Depending on Occupancy earlier check in or later checkout can be discussed. Continue reading...
We are 10 min from the little town of Joyce Wa...Pitch your tent in a green grassy yard area surrounded by Forest....And come sit around a large communal fire pit with benches and chairs and relax...We have standard coolers if needed....And will try to accommodate other small needs....Depending on Occupancy earlier check in or later checkout can be discussed....We sit on 6 acres with a Small Hobby Farm in Joyce Wa 15 minutes West of Port Angeles on hwy 112....This is a rural primitive camp....We have dogs, cats, chickens, goats and ducks which all free range and are friendly...Also horses which are contained...Campsites are first come first served and are dispersed in a very large grassy yard area.....If you want to pack in there are a few tenting options in the outer wooded areas....This is a farm and woodsy property...Salt Creek Recreation is 10 min away with a Beautiful Beach and Tide Pools, Surfing and Beach Combing.....Lake Crescent is 15 min away and is one the most Beautiful Lakes with Swimming, Paddle Boarding, and Kayaking...Olympic Hot Springs is a half hour drive...There are two local Restaurants and Bars with a few minutes drive...We are in the Heart of Olympic National Park with tons of Hiking Trails and Pure Beauty...Horse Trails Nearby...Also we have The Olympic Discovery Trail and The Adventure Trail nearby for you bikers, hiker and horseback riding....There are many Rivers and more Beaches nearby...The City of Port Angeles is 15 mins away with its Beautiful Harbor, Shops, Restaurants and Entertainment...So come Relax and Enjoy what the Olympic Peninsula has to offer....We ask that you please communicate with us if there are any issue we can resolve...
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
6 bookable sites
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Potable water available
Hose, pump or well
Fires allowed
Firewood provided, fire ring, communal fire ring
Toilet available
Flush toilet, pit toilet
No pets
Showers available
Hot water
Bins available
Trash bin
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Dena a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
Hot spring
River, stream or creek
Suburban or backyard
Mesa or canyon
Prairie, meadow, or plain
Swimming hole
Horseback riding
Wind sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching
Snow sports

The vibe at The Funny Farm Joyce Wa

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Hipcamper Minji
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 1st, 2018

Very nice host with chikens, ducks and dogs running around the yard. Campsites are in the front yard right infront of the house. There is also consturction going on next to the camp sites. Campsites are not marked and it’s first comes, first servce. If there is 8 camps in the places, all the camps would be back to back. They let us use the water in the outside but it’s cloudy and heavy with sulfur odor. Recommend to bring your own water. No shower available outside. You will have to go into host’s home. Great firepit and plenty of chairs.

Hipcamper Dena
Response from Dena, the Host, on August 15th, 2018

Sorry for the construction we should be done soon though we did not do any construction or make noise during camp time...We are on a natural spring well...But we do provide a Brita filtered pitcher that campers can refill and use....There are more remote camp areas on the property but you have to pack in to use those areas...We do sit on 6.5 acres with a very large grassy yard that most people camp on...I understand it's not everyone's cup of tea though...😆

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Hipcamper Gabe
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 8th, 2018

I've been staying at hipcamp locations for the last few months now and Dena was by far the most gracious host I've had to date. I was teaching a class in the area and she made myself and all of my students feel very at home for a couple of nights. We'll be staying with her again during our next class.

Hipcamper Dena
Response from Dena, the Host, on August 15th, 2018

Thank You Gabe it's was a pleasure to have you and your students...Hope to see you again soon😆

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Hipcamper Aaron
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 4th, 2018

Our experience at the Funny Farm was a bit of special case that I don't think most people who choose to visit will (hopefully) experience.
Upon arrival we were told by the host that we could spread out and camp wherever we wanted to, which sounded nice, but when we looked around there were only a few real options, mostly just in the areas around host's house. There was some construction going on elsewhere on the property, and I presume that were this not happening, we would have been able to camp there (and had a little more privacy).
Other items unique to us: host's dogs were VERY attentive to us. This wouldn't have been a problem had we not brought our dog too. Host's dogs eventually got so excited and riled up that we had a small dog fight and our dog was bit twice. This just didn't seem reasonable, so we put our dog in the car after that. These being farm dogs, they are used to roaming the property, and we get that, but we didn't find them to be friendly.
Also on the dogs: one of them barked from about 12-midnight to about 3am, all around the yard and often near to our tent. Again, these are farm dogs, so in a way I understood that this dog was probably used to barking at whatever he heard. But, to my knowledge, this wasn't called out to us in host's description of property. It would have been nice if host had taken action much sooner than 3am.

The rest of our party included 4 more adults, two kids and two other dogs, and we didn't feel this was the right place for us (mostly because we didn't want the kids waking up, and we were concerned about the other dogs and host's dogs).

Hipcamper Dena
Response from Dena, the Host, on September 11th, 2018

Sorry that you did not stay and discuss your concerns with me....But the Description it is clear that this is a a Farm also clearly give a description of the campsites and the environment here...As far as the dogs I believe the issue was that you kept your dog on a leash so they could not do the normal dog thing to get acquainted....I have never had my dogs which are Australian Shepards act like that to any other visiting dogs...They are very friendly and have played with other visiting dogs and campers...As far as the barking...That does not happen all the time...But again this is a farm and rural Olympic Peninsula we have cougar, coyote, bear and bobcat that frequent the area and the dogs do their job well at keeping them at bay...I'm sorry that you did not try to talk to me so maybes we could have penned the dogs up to resolve some of your concerns....

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Hipcamper CJ
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 9th, 2018
Hipcamper Nadine
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 7th, 2018
A Hipcamper
A Hipcamper
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 15th, 2018
The Funny Farm Joyce, Wa
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