Off Grid Field Camping

Have you ever wanted to sleep near the cows?

**Closed for the Winter**


You’ll “sleep with the cows,” but not literally. This area is perfect for those who want a bit of an adventure from the comforts of your RV.

Enjoy the beautiful landscape and make memories you can treasure forever. The camping field is blissfully quiet, while the cows are resting nearby. You will have panoramic views of the mountains and the berry fields nearby.

This site is for those who can do without electricity and fancy facilities. But a short little walk will bring you into the campground, where if needed, there are the bathrooms, outdoor shower, and all the other amenities that come with the campground.


The Facilities

Yes, it is field grass, however.  It is not lush but dry and rocky.  Just roughing it on the pasture.


If you wish to be on grass or have power and water, even sewer,  you can book a site here:

Yes, we kindly ask that you phone us or text us 20-30 minutes before arrival.  Please do not just show up.  It may result in sitting in your RV until we have time to park you.

We do have a shop, we can open it when you arrive, or you can pre-purchase your  items here:

Yes, we do allow generators, but be respectful of your fellow campers. We will still require quiet time from 10 pm until 7 am. So no generators during the night and only when it is necessary.

 You must be self-contained.   You may upgrade to use our facilities. 

To book your site go here: Oostema Farmstead Family Owned Campground in Lynden

No, we do not provide each site with a picnic table.  You may upgrade to the campground for these amenities. 

To book your site go here: Oostema Farmstead Family Owned Campground in Lynden

You have access to the Farmstead Laundry Area, which is located in the Farmstead Barn Office and offers both a washer and dryer. Each machine is $1, and on the honor system.

No, this is off-grid.  If you need wifi, be sure to bring your own.

The Campground is pet friendly so feel free to bring your pooch. All pets must be on a leash at all times. Off-leash area available.

Yes, any guest who is staying more than 2 nights in a nonseptic hook-up can use the dump station for free, when you depart.  

Quiet time around the Farmstead is from 10 pm until 7 am. Please use soft voices during this time and respect your fellow guests.

You can check into the site anytime after 1 pm. We kindly ask that you check out on the day of departure before 12 pm 

The campground is a shared space with other campers and there may be up to 4 RVs on the field. IN addition, you can also enjoy shared use of the garden with both other guests and the owners (who you will often find tending and working in the garden). 

Yes, you can purchase a crate of firewood for $6.  We do provide a ring if needed.

Yes, we do offer longer stays. Yes, only at the Campground and for up to 2 weeks.

  You can book a site by going to our webpage here>>Oostema Farmstead Family Owned Campground in Lynden

We do have portables and a shower, they are located in the main campground.  There is a walk to get to the campground from the field. 


Dry Camping Only


No Power or Water


Max Size of RV 

40 ft


Dry Camping Only


No Power or Water


Max Size of RV 

40  ft

The barn is home to our animals, and here you will find our Wagyu herd and a few other breeds of cows. You will discover our calves, Cash (Holstein), Ruby (Shorthorn), Sylvia (our Kune Kene pig), and Cher (our Boar goat) in their pens. 

  • Treats for the animals: We provide a limited amount of treats for the animals. You can find some for Sylvia and Cher near their pens in red Folgers Coffee Tubs.

  • Alfalfa cubes can be found in the front of the Big Gabrel Yellow Barn; again, please limit the amount so others can also enjoy this activity.
  • We ask that you spaciously feed them treats so there is some for the other guests to enjoy providing them, and DO NOT FEED or throw any hay, grain, or anything else for them to eat. This can make them very ILL! AGAIN DO NOT FEED THEM ANYTHING ELSE. 

  • Caution and Child Supervision: Children or minors are not allowed in the barn alone. They MUST have an adult with them at all times.

  • Please supervise all children with you AT ALL TIMES. The property is a working farm with electric fences, machinery, sharp tools, livestock, and other items not present at a typical camping facility. Parents are responsible for ensuring their children’s safety and the safety of any other children that belong to their group and assume all risks associated with staying on the Farmstead.  

To Join our Tour, sign up here: CLICK HERE>>>>> Farmstead Tours

To Join our Tour, sign up here:  Click here>>>>  Farmstead Tours

Yes, we have a community BBQ for everyone to share in the campground, not in the field.

In the check-in stand,  you will find a restaurant guide for local eateries, maps, and information about the wonderful area we call home. You can also read more in our Local Guide found here: Local Guide 

Nearest Shops:

Northwood Market and Thirsty Badger: A small family-owned convenience store, located at the corner of Northwood and E. Badger Rd. 1501 E. Badger, Lynden

Groceries, toiletries, meds, Beer, and Wine, are available for purchase.

Nearest Bank / U.S. Bank ATM – Address: 218 Front St, Lynden.

Nearest Post Office: Address: 600 Front St, Lynden.

Nearest Pharmacy: Rite Aid Address: 8090 Guide Meridian Rd, Lynden.