Off-grid living at its finest! Along Elliot creek- headwaters to the Rogue River- Only three miles from Applegate Lake, directly on the creek, tucked into the hillside on a gated road, this place is a relaxing, rustic retreat ⛺️ 

With unique cabins, dome greenhouse, treehouse, a converted bus, magical abodes and camping sites, we host a variety of trav


Off-grid living at its finest! Along Elliot creek- headwaters to the Rogue River- Only three miles from Applegate Lake, directly on the creek, tucked into the hillside on a gated road, this place is a relaxing, rustic retreat ⛺️ 

With unique cabins, dome greenhouse, treehouse, a converted bus, magical abodes and camping sites, we host a variety of travelers throughout the year. Our property is totally off-grid, utilizing solar energy for lights, running water, wifi and power. Enjoy our hot solar shower in the summer, Elliott creek baths, and forage in the ever-changing seasonal garden and dome greenhouse! 

We believe in a sustainable lifestyle and are looking forward to sharing our home with likeminded adventurers!

> Creekside Overlook Campsite

Pitch your tent on this perfectly situated custom 12' X 12' wooden deck overlooking the creek or anywhere else along the creek that strikes your fancy! (Aside from the fire pit area). With sweeping views up and down stream and little swimming spots, it's pretty magical!

To get there: Head past the house down to the creekside fire pit. Take a short walk upstream to get to this awesome platform above the creek.

Hipcampers are welcome to utilize the common areas on the deck of the main house for power outlets and wifi, picnic table, creekside areas, garden area, the outdoor solar shower (seasonal), and a simple composting outhouse.

> The Land

Beautiful Elliott Creek is the headwaters of the Rogue River and runs through the property. It is ideal for water playing, floating, and fishing. Applegate Lake is only minutes away, but we are in a private, safe, quiet little community of 6 houses beyond a locked gate*,  surrounded by National Forest land. We're just 5 minutes from Applegate Lake, 45 minutes from Medford, and 30 minutes away from the closest town (Ruch, Oregon).

Our property is filled with moss, ferns, mushrooms, flowers, endless blackberries, and a seasonal organic edibles garden with a geodesic dome greenhouse. The whole place is a catalogue of greenery, each shade blending together in a magnificent, living art piece. 

***Upon booking we send an easy to follow map with the padlock gate code.*** 

> Our Offerings

- We have certified (AMAZING) artisan well water available in all the spigots around the property. 

- Guests are welcome to forage in the garden and greenhouse, snacking on whatever is growing (seasonal). **Please keep the garden gate closed at all times to keep out the pesky deer. Pets are not allowed in the garden, please!! Also, please do not eat anything unless you are 100% sure of what it is! 

- Walk/hike the trails on the forest service land nearby. There are some amazing hikes from the property, including a couple National Forest trails that are in-accessible to the public due to the gate. Our roads also link up with the Pacific Crest Trail and Siskiyou Crest Trails near Bloomfield Pass.

- There are plenty of places to sit, reflect, read, and relax throughout the property. Explore and find your favorite spot!

- Enjoy campfires in the fire pit (see rules below). 

Please Note: There is no cell phone reception anywhere on the property, but we do have reliable wifi and use email and Facebook messenger to stay in contact while out here. Our wifi is not suitable, though, for streaming or downloading. 

> General Rules

- Fires are only allowed in the large communal fire pit on the main property, but are strictly forbidden during peak fire danger season. Firewood is available for purchase upon request. We have a bucket near the pit so that you can fill it in the creek in case of emergency.

- Pets are welcome if they are well-behaved and friendly with other animals. Please let us know if you will be bringing any animals or pets! We have lots of wildlife in the area so we don't recommend letting your dog loose unless you are sure they won't chase. Of course, find a shovel or dispose of pet waste on the property!

The garden space is strictly off limits to animals, besides Pumpkin- the resident cat on the property. This includes all pets -- even if they are well-behaved. If you choose to forage in the garden, be mindful of everything that's growing and only eat plants that you can 100% identify. 

- There is also an incredible 60ft. high tree house on the property which is off-limits to guests at this time.

Pack In, Pack Out. If you forget trash bags, we can offer paper bags for you to pack out your waste.

Eco-friendly soap only, please. We deeply care for the land here and would like to maintain it by keeping toxic products away. 

> About Us

Currently, our friends Jordan and Ryan are living at the property for the year, maintaining the garden and greeting guests. They will respond to your requests, messages, and will be your point of contact (unless, of course, we pop on to say hi!). They are happy to give you a tour of the land and garden whenever they are home. When we are here, we stay around the main house. We also host occasional WWOOFers and work/trade volunteers on the property. 

We like to give visitors their privacy but we can give guidance to surrounding hikes, best fishing spots, etc!

We absolutely love this place and are grateful to Johan, who has loved and landscaped this property for over 10 years. The land here is so rich, which is why we want to share it with guests who respect nature as well!

> Information Regarding COVID-19

These are unprecedented times and we are doing our best to offer our natural retreat mindfully and safely. With that, we ask that guests maintain social distancing, leave no trace, and focus on restoring your health and heart while staying in this beautiful place. We will be disinfecting common areas (i.e. the outhouse) daily to do our part in being conscientious during this time. 

Let us know if you have any questions or suggestions that would make you feel more comfortable during your stay.

Happy Camping!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
No kitchen
Pack it out
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 80%


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Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Creekside Camping @ Applegate Haven in California.


Applegate Lake is a 5min drive from the property!!

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Hipcamper Shay

Rustic awesomeness!

Shay S.
recommends this listing.
July 8th, 2019

We loved this spot and will definitely return! They rent several options on the property, but the creekside deck was the best. Perfectly placed, very private, but you could roll up to the main house to chat with others if you desired. Easy, short drive to Applegate Lake which is beautiful. You sleep to the sound of the creek and the deck didn't get too warm until later in the morning (hot summer day).

The owners were not on site while we were there, which was no big deal, but might be nice to have a guide to locate a few of the things like the solar shower and water (maybe i missed that?) Also some folks pitched their tent right in the middle of the communal fire area which was a bit strange as we had to walk through to get to the deck and meant no fires since their tent was like 2 ft away. Again, not a big deal, just unusual. Id also consider weed whacking the path just a touch since it takes several trips to get your gear into that part of the property and you get caught up in some of the branches. Not ideal for anyone that's mobility impaired as the path is rooty and rocky, but fine for active people.

All in all, I look forward to going back and would definitely recommend if you want rustic and out of the fray of local campgrounds. I miss it already.

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Hipcamper Brian

Unique site!

Brian A.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
July 14th, 2019

This was a very unique camping site. I would highly recommend getting there before dark as the roads to the site and the path to the camping site could be confusing at night.

Hipcamper Randy

Perfect weekend!

Randy H.
recommends this listing.
August 19th, 2019

A Great spot to escape the noise of life. Host was generous and welcoming.

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John Y.
recommends this listing.
June 28th, 2020

Actually had a mixup with the booking but they were super accommodating!

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John W.
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August 16th, 2020

Our three days at Applegate Haven were purely magical and healing in so many ways. I could not have been more pleased with our stay. The creek is absolutely beautiful and such a welcomed refuge during the hot afternoons. The hosts were very open, welcoming and kind. Added bonuses were the hot solar shower in the afternoon, incredible stars at night and freshly picked blackberries in the morning.

Hipcamper Anna T.
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June 30th, 2020
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June 9th, 2020
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July 5th, 2019


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