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Hobo's Host Location

Space for 2 Rigs
Any size
5 nights maximum

Notice Required
Same day is okay
2 months max
Response Rate
100%
Usually Responds In
9 hours

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Suitability

  • Slideouts Allowed
  • Generators Allowed
  • Barbecues Allowed
  • Lawnchairs Allowed
  • Pets Welcome

Amenities

  • Pull-Through Parking
  • Tow Vehicle Parking

Description

The Authentic Hobo Jungle. An undeveloped quarter acre industrial zoned lot on the Puyallop River in down town Tacoma. Next to a RR bridge built in 1919, the river is on one side and RR tracks are on the other three sides. It's a rare occasion when a train isn't passing by. No hook ups, no power, no water except the river, rustic dry camping only.

Access Road Conditions

Good roads, the last 500 feet is well graded gravel.

Tow Vehicle Parking Details

No problem, if you can tow it then bring it on.

Availability

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This is a lot we use to camp on, it's available when we're not here, email for details. We've been traveling allot so the chance its available is very good.

Location

Tacoma, WA, United States of America

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Member Since
August 8, 2016
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References for Hobo's Host Location

BigFamilyAdventures

July 2020

Didn't work for us

We were super excited to stay here with all the great reviews but unfortunately we felt our 39.5 ft coach and tow vehicle were a little big for the area. If we had a small class c or a sprinter van it would of been perfect! The other concern was it seemed to have been taken over by squatters and there was a huge pile of trash adjacent to Hobo's property. Hobo wasn't there but ended up calling us in regards to the messages we sent and he was very helpful in trying to find another place to stay.


msanche1

May 2020

Marc

Awesome stay


msanche1

May 2020

By the river

Great place!
And a Quick same day response.
Will be back for sure.


lindseycurtis

May 2020

A unique and pleasant hideaway

I love staying at this spot- hearing the trains roll by is soothing, the aesthetics are interesting and cool, and it's a nice spot to spend the night in my van not too far from everything. Hobo is a very accommodating host and made sure I could easily find the place. I will definitely stay again!


CherylAndSteve

October 2019

Good communication & a unique near downtown patch to park

We had an engagement in downtown Tacoma and the proximity was why we picked the place. It isn’t your typical BW type spot but a Hobo was responsive in answering my questions. During our stay there was construction just past Hobo’s property and of course trains and highway noise will be ongoing so keep that in mind. At night it was nice and dark and as another reviewer stated the trains really weren’t a problem and I slept right thru them. Follow Hobos directions to get there without too much angst, our navigation got whacky tracking us through the multiple overpasses. Google maps worked well too. If you miss his property turn, it may be difficult to turn around if the construction is still in process.


Atravelingman

August 2019

My First Time

This was my first time using BW and it went without a hitch. The property is well off the beaten path but very close to the Tacoma Dome and LeMay Auto Museum, the latter of which was my reason for staying in the area. While I didn't meet the host we did exchange a few texts and he was very nice to deal with.


Magna

August 2019

secluded...in town

Hobo was very helpful.... although the site did not fit our needs it appeared to be good for a sprinter van or something of that size


johnnypositive

August 2019

Our stay at the authentic hobo jungle in Tacoma

The Hobo Host was not able to meet us at his Tacoma location but he gave us his phone number with a welcome note to contact him if we had any questions or concerns.
The location is very close to railroad tracks where trains run all night but it actually put us to sleep!
As soon as we arrived, a railroad constructed supervisor was driving through (at this time there is some kind of railroad maintenance being done).
He stopped to see what we were up to. When I explained how we arrived and that we would be camping overnight he seemed humored. He was very nice and gave us a cautionary warning of the homeless camp not too far but said we shouldn't have any problems.
We got there early morning and stayed until late morning the next day. In that time we only saw a few people walking individually by the river (downtown Tacoma isn't too far away).We felt safe and enjoyed our stay. There is a paper factory smell that took a little getting used to.
We are full time RV'ers and when we're back in this area we would definitely request this location again.
I personally thought it was really neat to be nearly smack dab in the middle of the city and feel so far away from it all. The actual RV spot has grass on the ground and good coverage from the many trees.


ejpatty

August 2019

Very Helpful

We found the host to be most helpful. On the way to the host location we had a few setbacks. By the time we got back on track it was apparent that our schedule was too far behind to make use of the stop. I was sorry to miss this area but we had a school age child with us and we needed to stay on schedule so we could reach the airport on time for his flight back home. From our point, we were disappointed but this was part of RVing and not anything the host could affect. I thank him for his understanding. Stuff happens on the road.


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