Someone who enjoys the natural beauty of the woods and the simple things in life. Strong coffee, a good book, a wood burning stove, and the company of dogs are all I need to be content. Occasional conversation is welcome, as I never cease to enjoy learning about the ways other people enjoy their lives.
I have Collies, and always will. There is a big orange cat who patrols the property and keeps critters at bay.
Rapid River, Michigan
Jeep Grand Cherokee towing a 2018 nüCamp [email protected] 320S Teardrop Trailer, Boondock Edition. It is a fully self-contained unit, with inside kitchen and wet bath. It's just me traveling with 2 Collies, 8 and 12 years old. They're very well-mannered, and get along with other dogs. We don't need much room at all!
KampKarma, Spot and Dylan were such great guests, not only WOULD I have them stay again, I DID have them stay again! Welcome back anytime!
What a great guest, no fuss, no muss. Wonderfully well behaved dogs, I wouldn't know they were there if I didn't seek them out to give them some pats and scratches. KampKarma is welcome back any time, and I hope to get up north to Michigan's U.P. so they can return the hosting favor!
We had a very short visit with Tracy, but really enjoyed it. Sure hope to meet with her again. She has two very well behaved traveling companions. Glad she stopped at the Loose Moose.
We stopped at her place and now we got to pay her back. Nice time, good conversation and really neat dogs. Hope to get to her place again soon.
This is a great location. It is easy to find, when you follow the hosts directions, and provides a very nice location for exploring the Upper Peninsula. Less than an hour north is Picture Rocks National Lakeshore. You have a easy drive to see Lake Superior and Lake Michigan.
The host provides super suggestions for what to see and do, oh and waist expanding eating tips.
Quiet and dark location with a fire ring, firewood, and a pitcher pump with fresh water.
We will request again when in the area and very highly recommend to others.
If you have not had a chance to boondock at KampKarma, well your boondock experience is lacking. What a wonderful Host, what a wonderful site. Thank you KampKarma for a memory to hold forever........jim & joyce
Tracey was exceptionnal to us. she gave us good spots to pick blueberries and place for ice creams which were loved by the kids!
camp is wonderful. so quiet in the forest. very convenient with water and firepit.
would come back any time
Camp karma is a great place to stay. The site is private and level. Fire ring and wood provided! Super host to show you to your site. Even a hand pump with super cold water.
If you go in bug season, be forewarned, Michigan mosquitoes and black flies are no joke. Just sayin.
Google maps took us almost to the hosts home on the correct roads from Rapid River. If it drops you at a red gate, go a few hundred yard more and you’ll be there.
We had a wonderful stay! The site was quiet, pretty, and well thought out. The fire pit and water pump were great. It is also situated away from the road and houses so it was very private.
The host was lovely and kind...even brought us a treat💜 She was also very helpful and gave us some great tips and resources.
We really enjoyed our 3 nights at Kamp Karma. Prior to our arrival, our host was super responsive and flexible, and that continued when we arrived; we were a bit lost and she was kind enough to meet us a short distance from her house and escort us to the site.
The site is secluded and well maintained. As a seasoned RV’er, our host obviously put great thought into making the site comfortable and functional. We had no trouble setting up our 36’ 5th wheel. She also had great recommendations for things to do in the area.
This was our first BW experience, and Kamp Karma set the bar very high!
Tracy welcomed us, visited with us, and like so many other Boondockers hosts,has become a friend. She went way beyond the expected to share her beautifularea with us. Until we meet again, Tracy, thank you!
This is the perfect place too get away! Gorgeous spot. Great host. Pretty much perfect!
Also a Big Thank You from April's Mom for the kind words and giving our girl a safe place to stay!
our host was the most kind (even when we blew up expected arrival time due to not realizing a time zone change), ensuring our safety before a lightning storm and after, or offering some fantastic ideas for things to do. I wish we could have stayed here longer.
This was our second visit. It was beyond amazing. Karma was made for this. What a fabulous host who is BEYOND AMAZING! Not only is the property perfect for BW. Our host made it perfect. Karma was engaging, a wealth of local knowledge, funny, accommodating ( beyond expectations), truly the perfect host, always concerned for our comfort and wellbeing. As we left today at 6am I got a text from Karma, coffee is ready for you stop by, WOW! Just a sample of her beautiful soul. I will never forget this experience and hope to visit again soon.
On top of that, fellow RVers Kathy and Clint just add the perfect ingredient for a stay that was beyond amazing. Ty Karma for everything and being a BW host♡♡
Tracy was a perfect host from the first time we contacted her to our reluctant goodbye. She was great at communicating, and so welcoming when she greeted us at the gate. Our parking space was in a mowed area of her property, with trees all around but plenty of sun for our solar panels. We enjoyed an early evening get together with her as well as with the other Boondockers Welcome couple staying here. It happened to be my birthday, and I had no problem eating dessert first when Tracy appeared with a birthday cake! We will definitely be back! Thank you Tracy for sharing your special part of the world with us!
What a beautiful place in the forest with a host who is charming, accommodating, cheerful and of course Delightful! This BW Spot is in the forest and has room for 3 rigs, very spacious. Our host is available and engaging and just darn, did i mention, delightful 😀 You won't be disappointed here. Beautiful fire pit and a wonderful picnic table, and plenty of fire wood. Pack in and pack out. Enjoy this very delightful BW stay.
Tracy was very nice and welcoming. It's isolated but quiet and in the woods with a great fire pit. We got to pick wild blueberries. She gave us recommendations for a good dinner and how to get to picture rocks and other area of interest. Great place to stay.
Tracy is the ideal person to be a host. She has a true love for her beautiful, very rural location deep in the beautiful forest of the UP Souther coast in the Hiawatha National Forest.
Tracy is a gracious person that loves her solitude lifestyle & she works very hard to improve her beautiful home along w the nearby of her property that she is willing to share w her RVing or tent guests. She gives you privacy but is usually available for coffee or just share her knowledge of her adopted homeland.
This Campsite is truly Boondocking wo any hookups & based upon my experience, very poor cell service w Verizon (MIFI streaming TV) & Sprint or T Mobile on my Project Fi phone. I do not currently have a cell signal booster or external antenna, my next big purchase.
The Campsite is located several miles off a paved road but on a very good maintained dirt road, access to the site is excellent & it is large enough for any type of RV. I believe that Tracy will consider a small group camping together and/or coordinating more than 1 Guest at a time.
Tracy has worked very hard to make this site very nice, please do not take advantage of my newest friend or leave any trash in the fire pit, etc. You bring it in, you pack it out.
Enjoy this wonderful place.
PS: Tracy, thank you very much for hosting me & for becoming my newest friend.
Safe travels to you!
From our first communications, to the day we left, our host was so kind. Her property sits back in the forest, in a sparsely populated area. Because of this, we were afforded total seclusion, in an absolutely beautiful setting.
There is more than enough room for any size rig, and the acreage where the site is, is very well maintained. She has a nice large rock fire pit that can accommodate a good early morning or late evening fire. And in thinking of the comforts of her guests, she has laid out a long, wide, rubber "runway." This allows you to park your door right on the mat, in case you don't have a mat of your own.
While we were there, the highest temperature was in the mid 80's, with temps at night in the high 40's to low 50's. This meant we didn't need to run our generator very often, and simply let the breeze cool our rig. The way the site is laid out, you still have shade for part of each day. With so many things accessible by day trip from the location, you'll never be at a loss for things to do. But, what's so great is that if what you're looking for is downtime away from it all, you can simply hang out in the woods by the fire all day.
Our host knew all the best places to visit, and eat, and even helped me find a dentist when I lost a crown. She was available, but not intrusive, and gave our family space to just hang out. It was a great stay.
If you're in the UP and you need a nice, secluded place to stay for a few days, this is the place.
Easier to find than it sounds, and the gravel roads were good, so no problems. Beautiful secluded spot in the forest. The mosquitos were out when we were there, but hearing the Whip-poor-will made up for it! Would definitely stay again.
Even though we were late, Tracy was as nice as they come. If there is such a thing as “the perfect camping spot”, this would be it. Thanks, there will be a next time.
Communication seemed reasonable and appropriate. However, it's unfortunate to see a host make an assumption that we were not considerate.
As many know in the RV world, sometimes you get off the grid, and have no cell phone towers or Internet service... this would be our location for the last week. Communication was made ahead of time to request a date and the first day we had available service we responded letting her know when we would arrive.
Early afternoon of our expected arrival, our parents who were visiting us at a nearby cabin had a huge unforeseen change of plans. This led us to working with them on many details and cancellations. By the time we finalized everything we decided the three hour drive was more than what we could do. We then notified this host with this change "Hello just wanted to give you an update. We had a few huge unexpected changes. I'm so sorry we will not be able to come by. I'm so sorry for any convenience. Thank you for being so welcoming."
Unforeseen changes happen. How disappointing it is to hear a host jump to a conclusion also that our kids are the source of us making a change. I would hope, and honestly expect that both hosts and guests would understand that life happens and some things are out of our control.