Hipcamp host Lori B.,
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Camp sites are rustic but well kept and surrounded by a small park picnic area with shady large trees, green grass lawns. They are back in only, so if you have trouble backing in, I am happy to help. Fire pits with wood, picnic tables at each site. Large swing and unique teeter totter for your enjoyment. Weber or gas BBQ are also available. Surrounding area is sagebrush, 2 m

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Camp sites are rustic but well kept and surrounded by a small park picnic area with shady large trees, green grass lawns. They are back in only, so if you have trouble backing in, I am happy to help. Fire pits with wood, picnic tables at each site. Large swing and unique teeter totter for your enjoyment. Weber or gas BBQ are also available. Surrounding area is sagebrush, 2 miles from Wallowa National Forest with miles and miles of wilderness trails, lakes and Mountain fishing, ATVs, hiking, huckleberry and mushroom picking. Local wildlife consists of deer, elk, eagles and owls, pheasants, quail, wild turkeys, all kinds of birds, (even an occasional farm chicken may wander by) and coyotes and frogs calling at night. My friendly labs like to come say hi, but I'll keep them at the old hotel as best as I can.  Campsites are for tents or RVs.  As of 6/30/21 : **ALL CAMPFIRES are prohibited at this time due to extreme heat and dry weather conditions. Gas flame or contained charcoal cooking is still allowed. Our electric is shared among the campsites. It's possible that it may not be able to handle a full campground with everyone running full AC. Our water is from a wonderful cold well, but it comes from a shared outlet in the middle of the park. Bring a hose to hook up, we have one if you need one. NO Wi-Fi, Cell service is limited, and I do allow generators if you are not sharing the park with anyone else. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
3 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Back-in site
Max length 37ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Lori a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

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Hipcamper Michael

Loved it!

Michael L.
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(Site 3)
September 26th, 2021

Lori and Dennis were absolutely lovely hosts. Great knowledge of the area and it history. The site itself was fantastic, stocked with dry firewood for the excellent firepit, which we enjoyed while watching the wildlife wander by.

Hipcamper Nick

Great spot

Nick G.
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(Site 1)
September 15th, 2021

Great spot outside of Baker City, OR. Clean and well kept. Provides water and power if needed. Firepit with wood ready for you when you arrive. Hosts are very nice and accommodating. History of the site and area are a real bonus if you like that kind of thing. Check out the pictorial history book of the mill and Mineral Springs in the store.

Hipcamper Amanda

Wonderful

Amanda H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 10th, 2021

Great hosts. I had a very difficult trip especially starting out and when we got to the site to set up, the hinge on my tent broke. Was in no position to buy a new tent or just go home.

The kind older gentleman in the store helped me fix something to temporarily work while we were there. Had the campground to ourselves which was nice. Only two things that werent good 1. Bees, got bit by two within ten minutes of getting there. 2. Colder than anticipated.

Really the best option for camping if you're in the area.

Hipcamper Phil

A model hip camp!

Phil M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 8th, 2021

What a tremendous night sky! No light pollution, lots of stars and shooting stars. Very helpful camp host and a lovely drive to the camp.

My navigation software wanted me to go down a side road, don't. Stay on the highway and you can easily find the camp.

I plan to return on my next trip down that way.

Hipcamper Helen
Helen L.
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(Site 2)
August 16th, 2021

It's a charming setting with a unique history as a former lumber mill camp. Trees, grass, patio. Go have a beer on the store's porch and enjoy!

Hipcamper Steven
Steven T.
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(Site 2)
August 15th, 2021

We really enjoyed our stay! The family shared some stories and history of the place with us. We would definitely be back! Very spacious site and comfy...
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Hipcamper Helen

Great little place

Helen L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 14th, 2021

Lovely setting, great hosts, we really enjoyed. Couple of headsup- when coming from the south (Baker City) you should pass the camp, go round the curve and pull into the big fire station lot just to the north to turn around - the backins are facing the "wrong way" when you go into the driveway from the south and it's difficuly to turn around within the parking lot. Also don't try to turn around via the road behind the park, there's 2 bridges that are not too sturdy on that "road" and several really narrow pass throughs, and it's technically private property. We really enjoyed the history of the Pondosa, that Lori was expert in, and sitting on the porch with beers purchased from the little store, which has an amazing array of things one might need despite it's tiny size. The highlight was "Grampa", Lori's 98 YO father who was a delight, helped fix up a few connection issues we had with electric hookup and rode around the property on his quad like a 16 year old. Thanks for the experience Lori, we really enjoyed.

Hipcamper Lori
Response from Lori, the Host, on August 17th, 2021

Thank you and safe travels!

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Hipcamper David
David L.
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(Site 3)
August 11th, 2021

Very nice quiet place with friendly hosts.

Hipcamper Lori
Response from Lori, the Host, on August 13th, 2021

Come back again!

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Hipcamper Linner

Definitely worth the 16 mile drive❣️

Linner M.
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(Site 2)
August 10th, 2021

What a delightful stay. Our host, Lori, was very helpful in guiding us for backing in to the camp sites. We learned that Pondosa is actually a ghost town with some remnants of buildings. Big Creek runs through the property, a short distance from the camp sites. Being somewhat remote there was minimal light pollution allowing for a spectacular night sky. Grizz, the large lab is the sweetest dog ever.

Pondosa, Oregon. Old mill town.Pondosa, Oregon. Old mill town.Yes! They sell gas - using this pump!It has been certified as the Geologic center of ALL of the United States - including Alaska and Hawaii!!
Hipcamper Lori
Response from Lori, the Host, on August 17th, 2021

Thank you! Come again!

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Lori B.’s Land
State
Oregon
Country
United States
$22/night
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