Hipcamp host Julie M.
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Come Camp along the bank of the enchanting Salmon Creek River beneath towering cedar and fir trees whilst songbirds chatter all around!  Sit with your toes in cool water beneath the dappled light of the big leaf maple or find a sunnier spot on our tiny bank to relax.  This piece of HEAVEN is the perfect river for children of all ages because of the varying depths, abundance

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Come Camp along the bank of the enchanting Salmon Creek River beneath towering cedar and fir trees whilst songbirds chatter all around!  Sit with your toes in cool water beneath the dappled light of the big leaf maple or find a sunnier spot on our tiny bank to relax.  This piece of HEAVEN is the perfect river for children of all ages because of the varying depths, abundance of wildlife and scenic views. You can wade, take a dip in the small swim 'n' splash hole, kayak, fish or catch crawdads for supper. There is also a magical forest to wander through plus chickens and goats to feed! 

This oasis is secluded except between the hours of 1 and 8 unless our family and friends come down to play in the creek. Aside from that, it's all yours to laugh and sing the night away.

The main camping area and tent site are almost completely out of view of our neighbors across the way.  This camp on the bank of the river is a pretty good size clearing that comfortably accommodate 2 tent sites, has a picnic table and firepit.  More can be set up in the forest nearby if needed. There is also an option for a smaller but more private camp in the forest. 

There is garden cart to transport any gear down the 2-3 minute walk to the creek. After you pass through the garden there is a decent slope as you descend so If you need help with the cart, we'd love to be of assistance.  

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 12 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
No showers
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Julie a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 80%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Our road is a beautiful senic route that attracts a large volume of bikers.

Fishing

Fishing is available in the Salmon Creek River. Campers who would like to fish should familiarize themselves with current regul...Read more

Hiking

There is a short but lovely trail on through our forest and other trails nearby! Please follow "Leave No Trace" principals and...Read more

Paddling

There are a bunch of lifejackets, 4 youth kayaks, a paddle board, a kayak, a blow up rowboat and a blow up kayak. All are avai...Read more

Swimming

Take a dip in our little smimming hole. It is around 4 ft deep.

Wildlife watching

We have seen deer, coyote, eagles, heron, malard ducks, hawks and many other types of birds. This is a great property for birdw...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Salmon Creek Riverside Retreat in Washington.

Forest

If you want to borrow any plant/mushroom/bird identification books let me know!

River, stream, or creek

Enjoy quiet time by the river before 10 am and after 8. Our neighbors across the river seldomly come down but it's a small poss...Read more

Suburban

We are on the outskirts of town. It feels like the country but shopping is 6 minutes away!

Swimming hole

There is a great little spot in the creek that is around 4-5 ft deep .

Wetlands
Farm

The vibe at Salmon Creek Riverside Retreat

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Hipcamper Molly

Creekside escape

Molly E.
recommends this listing.
July 8th, 2019

We really enjoyed our impromptu stay with Julie. The spot was down a hill and quite a ways from the house and almost completely surrounded by trees and foliage, making for a secluded escape. We loved being right next to the creek, not just for the lovely sound, but wading and washing up. The campfire circle was great (bonus: they had chopped wood for us!), and the toilet situation was just as described--and also very secluded. ;)

Julie was super responsive when I was booking and very friendly in person. She and her family were ready to help if we needed anything. Note that they have 2 friendly dogs, but they were quiet and not a problem at all. I wish I had taken more pictures, but we just set up camp and got down with relaxing! :D

I only took two pictures as we were relaxing too much! This is the campfire before sunset.Campfire after sunset.
Hipcamper Julie
Response from Julie, the Host, on July 9th, 2019

You are incredibly sweet! You guys were so awesome and helpful. I truly appreciate it and I am glad that you got the R&R you were seeking! You'll just have to come again so you can take more pictures! :) :) :)

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Hipcamper Kate
Kate D.
recommends this listing.
July 29th, 2019

Our spot on the creek was awesome! I will definitely be back. When I do, I'll be sure to get a Radio Flyer wagon for the trips from the car since you have to park on the road and walk through the garden. It was very peaceful and relaxing — retreat is the perfect word.

Hipcamper Julie
Response from Julie, the Host, on August 5th, 2019

I am so glad you loved the site! I'm going to get a cart dedicated to that site so you won't need to bring your own next time. ;)

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Hipcamper Sumie
Sumie K.
recommends this listing.
August 12th, 2019

First time ever using hip camp. Julie was super funny, her kids and husband were so helpful with everything from unloading to loading.. this camp site is also super great for kids! I also loved waking up to the birds chirping.

Advice for future campers
Don't come if you arent a big fan of kids
Dont come if you cant share your site. This site os the only acess to the creek so people will come and go untill 8. Then its all yours. Nobody likes a dummy downer

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Hipcamper Julie
Response from Julie, the Host, on August 13th, 2019

Thanks for the compliment and tip! The kids really enjoyed how you welcomed their help bringing your stuff down! It's a great experience for them and they really loved their first tip so thank you! :) :) :) For others reading this: During the summer when it's hot we spend time in the creek and invite friends too on occasion! If you want to know if we plan to be down there we will let you know! And yes, other campers do walk past this site to hang out in the creek 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Our property has 3 and somtimes 4 other sites. I hope this helps!

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Hipcamper Nathaniel

Short distance from town getaway

Nathaniel S.
recommends this listing.
August 14th, 2019

Salmon Creek Riverside Retreat is a peaceful getaway just outside of the city. If you need a breather from everyday life, I recommend pitching a tent, cooking food over the fire pit, and taking a soak in the river. You won’t regret it!

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Hipcamper Mikah
Mikah A.
recommends this listing.
August 21st, 2019

It was a great stay that easily fit my 12x18 foot, 10 person tent. The river was sweet and quiet, making for an incredible wake up.

Hipcamper Julie
Response from Julie, the Host, on August 21st, 2019

That's one big tent! I should have come to see it! :) :) :) It was great to host your large group. Everyone was lovely!

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Hipcamper Israel
Israel M.
recommends this listing.
August 27th, 2019

this was a Nice place to stay

Hipcamper Julie
Response from Julie, the Host, on August 28th, 2019

It was nice to have you and your family!

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Hipcamper Christina

Kid paradise

Christina B.
recommends this listing.
August 9th, 2020

It is a great place for kids to play in a shallow creek, run around in the woods, and roast marshmallows around a fire. The creek is really lovely. Great place to cool off...water and shade. Lots of boats and paddles for kids to use. The outhouse was brand new and clean! You do have to walk down a hill to the campsite, and back up to unload your car, but thankfully they had a large wagon that is available for use. I do recommend bringing earplugs as they have roosters and other animals in a fenced area near their house, and the roosters are loud in the early hours of the morning. The site seemed mostly private with trees surrounding, but the owners' house is just up the hill, and occasionally their kids came down to splash in the water. They were respectful and kept their distance. Wanted to mention, in case you wanted complete privacy. Overall, it was a great place to escape the city without being too far from town, and enjoy nature- big trees and a creek. Kids will love it!

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Hipcamper Dan
Dan X.
recommends this listing.
August 10th, 2020

It is a beautiful, clean and private campground off a homey, rustic farm. Julie and her boys did their best at communicating and making our stay comfortable. Our family had the most relaxing camp experience. We had the section of the creek to ourselves and it was a good shallow depth throughout for our kids to safely play in. The composting toilet shed was new, well-planned and comfortable to use. It is a bit of a legwork hauling our camp stuff with the cart, up and down from the driveway and down to the creek but it doesn’t deter us from wanting to come back again!

Hipcamper Melissa
Melissa C.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
July 15th, 2019

We enjoyed spending the day at this campsite, cooling off by the river and enjoying the sights and sounds, however we ended up having to leave that same evening as the owners dog got loose and attacked both of our dogs, injuring one. I would not recommend bringing any dogs to this site.

Hipcamper Julie
Response from Julie, the Host, on August 13th, 2020

I am heartbroken that you senior dog was hurt and I am so sorry it happened!!! I hope the full refund and willingness to make it right offers some consolation. She should not have been down there to begin with but she has NEVER "attacked" a dog before. That will never, ever happen again as our air dale terrier, Lizzy was rehomed today as I told you would be happening already because she escapes and kids leave gates open. I am so sorry. :(

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Property
Wild Sage Permaculture
State
Washington
Country
United States
$35/night
1 Site
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