Hipcamp host James T.,
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Welcome to Molalla Ripple!   

Enjoy the sound of the Molalla River rolling over the rocks.  Wake up to birds chirping and tall trees swaying in the breeze.  The campsites are sixty feet apart for privacy and one path leads to the river with two private beach areas to relax.  The river flow does change after heavy rains so it may not be suitable to swim in the early spr

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Welcome to Molalla Ripple!   

Enjoy the sound of the Molalla River rolling over the rocks.  Wake up to birds chirping and tall trees swaying in the breeze.  The campsites are sixty feet apart for privacy and one path leads to the river with two private beach areas to relax.  The river flow does change after heavy rains so it may not be suitable to swim in the early spring, but fishing is great!  The river flows at its lowest level in July and August which helps our learning swimmers enjoy the water.  Walk out to the swimming hole from the river path to cool down on a hot summer day.   

We work with our local Oregon Department of Forestry to ensure that we comply with all campfire regulations along the river.  When needed they may or may not issue permits to allow burning.  Please respect the neighbors to the north by staying on the same side of the sign reading "END OF HIP CAMP."  

On our 25-acre farm known as JSM Ranch you'll see black angus beef cattle grazing on grass pastures along with free range goats, sheep, ducks and chickens.  Our beef cattle are 100% grass fed with no hormones, antibiotics or grain finish added. We practice rotational grazing on our farm. Sometimes the cattle will not be in the fields next to the camp sites. But your welcome to walk our fields to find them. Your only minutes away from the town of Molalla to grab a bite, groceries or other camp items.  You won't be disappointed for a great breakfast at Tammy D's (Mulino, OR), sandwiches at Humble Pig or pizza at Bear Creek Pizza & Pub.  Please review the rules to ensure everyone's safety and enjoyment as we have electric fences and moving water.  Check out our Group site River Rock for bigger families. Also look at River's Edge. NEW MEMBERS Hip Camp will send out an email with all our info once you book your stay.  We change our rates with the seasons. We are making changes to make your stay easier. Molalla Ripple is taking over River Edge sites. River Edge is now closed, and sites transferred to Molalla Ripple.  We will add the new site number with the old to help. 

Thank you,

James Toops

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
7 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Class B RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 14 feet allowed
Back-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
No Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, or Class C RVs
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
No kitchen
Pack it out
No hot tub
Have a question? Send James a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Five minutes and you will be on back country roads with rolling hills and flat runs.

Fishing

We have fall and spring runs with many types of fish including salmon, coho salmon and trout. A few years ago, Clackamas Soil ...Read more

Hiking

You are ten minutes from the Molalla River Corridor which has many hiking and horse trails to enjoy.

Horseback riding

Molalla River Corridor has many horse trails only ten minutes away.

Paddling

Bring you own canoe, tube or paddle board. We have a four person paddle boat by the entrance to the river available first come ...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)

Pacific NW Live Streamers at 31803 S Shady Dell Rd in Molalla operates every Sunday starting May until the last Sunday in Octo...Read more

Swimming

Private swimming hole ranging from ankle to 8 feet deep. No diving area or lifeguard on duty.

Wildlife watching

We planted 200 trees and 100 shrubs to build a riparian buffer at Woodcock creek located on the southeast corner of our propert...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Molalla Ripple in Oregon.

Forest

The campsites are hidden from the highway behind tall fir trees and along the Molalla River.

River, stream, or creek

The campsites are along the Molalla River where you can listen to the water flowing across the rocks at night. Take a stroll t...Read more

Swimming hole

We have a private swim hole that most people don't know of.

Farm

Walk around to enjoy the sounds of nature like trees swaying in the breeze and birds chirping. You may see our free range duck...Read more

Ranch

JSM Ranch LLC raises 100% grass fed black angus beef with no hormones, antibiotics or grain finish added. We practice rotation...Read more

Driveway

We have a graveled, single lane down through two cattle gates which leads to a dirt path single lane to your campsite. The cat...Read more

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Hipcamper Ashley
Ashley V.
recommends this listing.
(x4 NEW Molalla Ripple Site 4)
October 31st, 2022

Second time here. It's a great spot if you're looking for some peace by a river. And if you happen to be freezing and it's raining—you can get in on that pellet heater and it makes the experience 100% better.

Hipcamper erik

Shower!

Erik S.
recommends this listing.
(Molalla Ripple Site 5)
October 31st, 2022

Stayed for a quick night. James was quick to respond and had firewood waiting for us upon arrival. The Port-a-shower was clutch!

Hipcamper Diane

Beautiful area and farm

Diane M.
recommends this listing.
(x6 NEW Molalla Ripple Site 6)
October 30th, 2022

I've camped at this site before. The host is always kind and very helpful. He goes above and beyond to make sure your stay goes well. The animals are great. Kevin Bacon the pig is awesome! The sites are pretty and have lots of shade and tree cover. And the river is beautiful. Give this place a shot!

Hipcamper Catherine
Catherine W.
recommends this listing.
(x5 NEW Molalla Ripple Site 5)
October 25th, 2022

James’s land was beautiful and he was incredibly kind and responsive. We had a wonderful time and plan on staying here again!

Hipcamper Kellie
Kellie S.
recommends this listing.
(x5 NEW Molalla Ripple Site 5)
October 17th, 2022

Friendly host, clean bathrooms, and a spacious campsite right next to the water. A perfect little one-night getaway from Portland! There were other campers and a bit of street noise at times but the location is beautiful and everyone was kind and respectful. Will be bookmarking this one.

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Hipcamper rachel
Rachel R.
recommends this listing.
(x7 NEW Molalla Ripple Site 7)
October 3rd, 2022

our spot was pretty private, within walking distance to bathrooms and potable water. the creek is very close so a walk next to the water was great! audience t space for 5 campers and 4 pups!

Hipcamper Ashley
Ashley M.
recommends this listing.
(x4 NEW Molalla Ripple Site 4)
September 25th, 2022

What a safe, fun space for the weekend. James and this place is great. Helpful and very mindful of the bathrooms. Never seen a port a potty so clean and smells like vanilla and cinnamon. Great place. Will be back. Thanks!

Hipcamper Justine
Justine V.
recommends this listing.
(x6 NEW Molalla Ripple Site 6)
September 22nd, 2022

James is an excellent host. We will definitely be back

Hipcamper Diane
Diane A.
recommends this listing.
(x7 NEW Molalla Ripple Site 7)
September 20th, 2022

The site was right on the river. We floated on the lazy river. Had a great time there.. Orange #4 was perfect layout. Loved the small tree by tent pad to lean on when putting shoes on and off. The farm was nice to wonder and see Kevin Bacon.

Awards

Best of 2022 Tent Site
Finalist
Best of 2022 Oregon
Finalist
Best in 2021 Oregon
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Property
Molalla Ripple
State
Oregon
Country
United States
$26/night
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