Lakeside camping near Cottage Grove

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Umpqua's Last Resort

33 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents4 acres · Idleyld Park, OR
Umpqua’s Last Resort is nestled along the North Umpqua River in the Umpqua National Forest. This region of the Oregon Cascade Mountains is commonly referred to as “Oregon’s Emerald-Jewel Gateway” to Crater Lake National Park. Spectacular marble river views, volcanic formations, thundering waters, and towering firs are just the beginning… the North Umpqua River is World Class! Settled in the community of Dry Creek, 27-miles east of Idleyld Park [Idle-wild Park] on the North Umpqua River, Umpqua's Last Resort hosts fifteen 50/30/20amp Full Hook-up RV Sites, Glamping Tents, Camper Cabins, a Tiny Home, RV Experiences, heated shower house & restrooms, mountain Wi-Fi, access to the North Umpqua River & Dry Creek. Umpqua’s Last Resort is a privately owned recreational vehicle park & campground located on exclusive private-property deep in the heart of the Umpqua National Forest. As a proud equal opportunity recreation provider we thank you for your interest.
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Royal Heart Hill

2 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Cottage Grove, OR
Please read in full before booking!!! The private and peaceful 'Royal-Heart Hill' property consists of - Oak Savanna, mixed conifer woodland and meadow, with a small pond and undulating hills. At the Heart of Royal, Oregon (in Cottage Grove proper) we are at the very end of a Dead-End road, which means no sound or light pollution from passing cars or nearby residences. Surrounded by BLM and Timber properties (please be aware of clearly marked private property/no trespassing signs at the end of the public road), while still being just under 6 miles outside of downtown Cottage Grove-the town of Covered-Bridges- with many options for shopping, dining, breweries and live music! Nearby access to wineries and two large lakes (Cottage Grove and Dorena) with swimming, boating, fishing, as well as hiking and biking trails. We are 35 minutes/27 miles from the heart of Eugene. All campsites are a short walk away from a small pond (no swimming), and epic sunset views from the meadow! **The timber acreage that borders our property- to the west and north of Overholser Road- was just harvested as of winter 2024.** Although somewhat of an eye-sore, it is an example of what the logging industry does to our forests here in Oregon. I hope this will not put a damper on your camping experience, but it is unfortunately out of my control... On Royal-Heart Hill, we do our best to mitigate any negative impact on the forest with our practices of sustainable thinning and habitat restoration. If you have any questions about our forest management practices, please do not hesitate to ask! **Poison oak is present! Please know how to identify, or ask and I will show you** I have done my best to clear it away from main camping areas and trails, but be cautious. Tecnu is provided in the outdoor shower if needed. **LEAVE NO TRACE//PACK IN, PACK OUT//NO DUMPING! A trash bag/bucket is provided, but please check the site for micro-garbage before leaving and take all of your trash with you. We provide buckets for food compost and *deposit* recycling (bottles/cans), which you may leave.** **All guests have access to the outdoor shower, which is located by the Dome.** **COMPOSTING TOILETS- There is a composting toilet at each site; however, only the toilet near the dome and shower has a urine diverter. If one feels uncomfortable urinating outside, this toilet can be used. At the other two sites: PLEASE, poop only! Urinate outside and throw TP in trash or composting barrel (around back of toilet). Before use: Make sure bucket is lined with sawdust. After use: Cover waste with sawdust and dump bucket in the composting barrel around back. Replace bucket and line with sawdust. Be Courteous! Thank you!** For humanure to break down properly, urine and feces must be kept separate. This is because the urea present in urine degrades into ammonia and kills the microbes that would otherwise break down the waste. Campfires are allowed within local regulation. **Absolutely no illegal activity of any kind or you will be asked to leave immediately with no refund. NO HARD DRUG USE!** Site Descriptions- The 'Platform' site has a large fire pit, composting toilet (for #2 only), potable water via hose, and electric via extension cord. It is a short distance from our outdoor shower, and is accessible with 4WD during the rainy season and 2WD during the dry season (the site is not accessible with a camper/trailer). From this site one can see the top of the monolithic Dome-Home, which makes it a little less private. **If camping with a vehicle that cannot take the steep road to the site, one can park on our gravel driveway (or at the top of the hill) and walk down via steps or road.** The 'Tent/Trailer' site is our more secluded/private site and is available amongst our Madrone and Chinquapin tree zone. The road to this site is flat and accessible by car/camper/small trailer. There is a turn-around (somewhat tight), but trailers larger than 17ft may have difficulty using it. There are many level spaces to park or pitch a tent. Hipcampers have access to electric via extension cord, a small cooking-fire-pit and composting toilet (#2 only); however, potable water, and outdoor shower are all located by the Dome, which hipcampers will have to walk (short distance) or drive to. There is currently an old (being renovated) trailer on site (out of the way), which is off-limits to hipcampers.
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Lost Valley Education Center

13 sites · Tents87 acres · Dexter, OR
We are a 501c3 non-profit, an education and event center and intentional community educating adults and youth in the practical application of sustainable living skills. We've occupied this land since 1988, but the buildings were constructed in the 70's by the previous organization called Shiloh Youth Revival Center. The land was once inhabited by the Kalapuya Indians as an oak Savanna - the meadow area was a sacred space for them, and we continue to honor that by not building or putting designated camping spots there. The lost valley area was named for a group of settlers that were almost "lost" on their journey here. People have described us a "destination all it's own" and come to learn and take their lessons to all areas of the Earth.
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Mosswood Forest

4 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents5 acres · Veneta, OR
Just down the road from the historic Oregon Country Fair grounds, there is a moss covered forest with friendly folks welcoming you to stop off and rest. Nights are quiet with faint to no road noise or light pollution. The driveway and grounds are flat with safe gated parking space for cars/vans and small-med sized trailers, tents etc. It is our pleasure to offer you a safe space to camp with your friends and family. Learn more about this land: Mosswood is on 5 acres of mostly forested land, there's usually a project going (or three). We've recently finished building a barn workshop, a covered timber frame deck in the meadow, and a very unique woven tree net that you'll be sure to enjoy! No dogs living here, just one friendly cat, otherwise it's squirrel, birds, and the occasional wild turkey procession or coyote. There is a large garden, and when growing season is on, we may send you packing with some fresh greens or veggies! If you see us out and about, feel free to come say hello or ask questions. We love sharing good conversations and ideas about how to live well and stay excited about all things. Towns/Activities nearby: Veneta/Elmira are charming small rural towns with all the basics less than 10 min drive: Grocery Outlet, Bi-mart, Ace hardware, Auto parts, some decent restaurants. Fern Ridge Lake is 10 minutes down the road for walking trails, boating and paddling, plenty of other outdoor activities nearby. Eugene is 25 min, and the beautiful Oregon coast is 45 min drive if you want to smell the ocean air and visit Florence.
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Peaceful Retreat

5 sites · RVs, Tents11 acres · Culp Creek, OR
Covered Bridges, mining, Row River Trail bikepath. Film locations for Buster Keaton the general, Stand By Me, and Animal House.Learn more about this land:Douglas Fir forest, with blackberry hedges for privacy. Mowed groundcover, wildflowers. Numerous waterfall hikes, bike trails fishing, river, gold panning, rock hounding, wildlife viewing, canna friendly.
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Paradise In Noti

4 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Veneta, OR
Noti used to be called Portola, but was changed when the mail was mixed up with Portland. There is a cute story/fable we can share with you about the Indian and the cowboy. We don't have neighbors very close. Noti Proper is a post office, Store/has station and Pub. It is walking distance but far enough away. Great for when you need it out here. The town of Veneta is 5 miles away where you will find Ray's, Dairy Queen, BiMart, Taco Time, Subway, Pizza, Autoparts store, Ace Hardware and more. It is a small town. 14 miles farther up the road on 126 will be Eugene. The Lake is in between.Simple and peaceful. Can watch the train access the street and up the hill in the trees when it goes by. Listen to the birds singing daily. Nights are dark, as there are no city lights. Small store, gas station, and pub near by. Organic small gardens going on. Apple and elderberry trees. Surrounded by the Noti Creek. Currently we offer outdoor sink with cold running water attached to the hose. Portapotty We have milk jugs with frozen water available for coolers,  so people don't have to buy ice.  ( As long as we can keep up with the demand.) We will also have extra coolers on-site for campers use. ______________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ OREGON COUNTRY FAIR:               NO FAIR 2021  :(   During the Oregon Country Fair Weekend, Please add $10.00 per person. Contact us to find out what extra accommodations will be available for this weekend.  We will have tents to rent, some spaces inside some buildings also to rent. Additional for the Oregon Country Fair:  Saturday and Sunday mornings: Breakfast with pancakes, waffles, and fruit.........$5.00 adult/child $2.50 12 and under Coffee available daily for $1.50/$2.00.  (Fresh ground REAL coffee)  No Folgers here....lol
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The Aloha Ranch

14 sites · RVs, Tents19 acres · Cheshire, OR
5-2023 Update: Empty Tipi is now available to rent . Just text me details 🙏🏽🌺🤙🏽 We are working cleaning up forest for safety in fire season. Clearing dead and unhealthy trees and brush. Also looking to improving the land and making it healthy for the wild critters and more enjoyable for everyone. Apologies for any inconveniences it may cause while land is being restored and grass grows back in some spots. We've opened up a bigger space to the creek and going to Make bigger and better ponds and swimming holes. It's much needed. Thank you having patience with us as we are making improvements. It will make camping experience more enjoyable as well for the future. Also, We are putting up a 20' Tipi this weekend and we plan on fixing up the inside proper and will be renting it out to those interested in sleeping in a Tipi. It will most likely sleep 6-8 depending on bedding I can fit inside. Until then I'm happy to rent it out empty like a big tent. Sleeping 6-8 but you will need to bring your own cots, bedding etc. Just text me for details. Mahalo so much for your patience while we do these improvements. 🤙🏽🌺 25 years I’ve been here on this secret land Located in the Willamette Valley. We have tons of wildlife as well as animals here on the land. We have we have drum circles, sweats, gatherings, group bonfires where you can sit out around the fire and see every star in the sky . This was a Christmas tree farm years ago, and I have let it go natural. I’ve planted new trees and now we live amongst our own forests . We hope to one day have tree houses, earth ships, Tipis and log cabins to rent. We are open to RVs and fifth wheels but no plug-ins yet. We’re a work in progress So it’s tent camping for now . Hope you come and visit us There are Rv and 5th wheel spots but you must be self contained. This is our sacred and safe place we hope you come to visit and see the beauty we see every day. Learn more about this land: Please keep safe distance with everyone on the land. Respect any and all other Campers and space. Fire pit burning depends on regulatory requirements and conditions and could change daily. Inquire with land owners before burning. Please ware mask when approaching the front porch in respect for the Senior who is vulnerable to illnesses. Bring your oun sanitizer and respect all Common area's. Lets all stay safe and enjoy the quiet and peacefulness of what we love here....Nature and Tranquility... Checkin is after 10am and no later then 9pm. Thank you for being respectful of hours... We are almost 20 acres of county and forests, about 24 miles NW of Famous Eugene Oregon, And we are nestled in between Fern Ridge reservoir and triangle Lake, headed to the Florance coast. We have 2 year round running creeks and 3 beautiful forests.  We are a work in progress, but we have a year-round working farm. We grow our own food, flowers and animals. We are currently working on a big outdoor kitchen, where we will have pizza ovens, canning facilities and a beautiful place to gather in the woods. Again still a work in progress. Some spots have fire pits. Again depending on time of year and heat conditions. Because we have so many trees, we have to make sure no fires are to close to any tree's. Again, please Ask before burning. No random burning unless oked by land owners. Thank you for for helping to keep everyone safe.   We have numerous ponds throughout the property and swimming holes. We turned the 4 stall barn into a music room where we gather and host events. Soon we will have designated Spots, equipped with fire rings. We will have teepees, tree houses, glamping tents. As of now we have room for numerous big groups spots for tent camping. Soon we’ll have plug-ins for RV and fifth wheel travelers.  We have alot of space to camp and still have your privacy. Currently we have an out house and hose shower and you can also use the potty Under the Star's. We provide Toilet paper and try to keep stocked but, just ask if outhouses are out of paper. There are lovely walking trails throughout the property and tranquil sitting areas. We will update our progress as it happens. Hope to see you soon.. Remember to bring your own cooking equipment like grills. There's a cleaning station near shower. Water is straight from the well and beautiful drinking water. Aloha Remember, Pack in Pack out any and all trash. Also please Use designated compost areas of only compostable foods. No Meats or meat grease. Please leave your camp site better then you found it and pick up any trash in your area.
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Moon Shadow Meadows

54 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Westfir, OR
Nestled atop a hill, our secluded 40-acre property at 2200 feet offers a unique retreat. Accessible through two gates and a scenic 2-mile drive up our gravel winding road, you'll traverse a 450-acre ranch teeming with wildlife and a few cows, providing excellent opportunities for observation. Enjoy a breathtaking view of Diamond Peak along the way. For outdoor enthusiasts, we boast a professionally built 1.5-mile mountain bike trail suitable for hiking, running, and wildlife viewing. Located just outside Westfir/Oakridge, Oregon, we offer proximity to fantastic Mountain Biking and recreational opportunities. Two charming towns, are a mere 5 miles away, featuring a great pub, The Willamette Mercantile, two mountain bike shuttle companies, Cog Wild & Trans Cascadia, A few restaurants, fast food, gas stations, grocery store, coffee shops all designed for a relaxed getaway.
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Below the Falls Lodge

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Coos Bay, OR
Relax and revive in this artistic 'cabin' with wonderful views of historic Glenn Creek from every room. An architectural dream, you enter this lodge style home through a pivoting hobbit style front door with hardware from the 1800's. Highlights of this original home include a gourmet kitchen with labradorite granite counters, 800 year old juniper tree spiral stair case, huge beams and exposed rafters, a sauna, and a romantic wood stove. Also each upstairs bedroom has a hanging bed with three 8 foot skylights above for indoor star gazing. Original artworks from local artists are throughout the home. Many pleasantries await the curious such as embedded fossils in the cracked mud walls.Nestled amongst towering fir and cedar trees, with windows everywhere, you'll feel and see nature's presence. This home site has a remarkably peaceful way about it. Recently featured in Southern Oregon Magazine and KCBY 11 TV's ~In Focus~ 'Goin' Green' and Oregon's Solar Home Tour, this is a unique 'green' home. This home was built with environmentally friendly materials. Building with little impact on the surroundings was very important to us during construction. The myrtle hardwood floor in the kitchen and living room was milled on site which came from trees that stood where the house is now. Same story for the beautiful maple flooring in the ½ bath. All of the large beams and fir flooring came from two 4' thick 104 year old douglas fir trees which also stood and were milled where the house is now. The fir trees sprouted after the last forest fire that came through the canyon. One of our neighbors fell a sixty five year old redwood that was over six feet thick! We used some of it as a wonderful wainscot paneling throughout the house. All of the finishes used are no or low VOC. Surrounding the house is native vegetation, huge trees and a few herbs and spices for cooking. You'll enjoy the fully equipped kitchen with labradorite granite counters. The kitchen island has a new five burner gas stove with a convection oven and warming oven. The island has plenty of granite and wood counter space. Hanging from the exhaust hood are stainless, non-stick, and cast iron cookware. We also provide shade grown fair trade coffee and a grinder, espresso machine, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, utensils, chef knives, glasses and frosty cocktail glasses in the freezer. The dining room table has a river view and can seat six comfortably. There is also seating for three at the island bar. From the kitchen you can visit with the folks in the living room thanks to the open floor plan. Beside the wood stove are two chairs and the futon couch with reading lamp. A CD changer, TV with a DVD player and VHS machine are in the downstairs bedroom. Bring your favorite videos or browse our selection of movies. The property has 150 feet of creek frontage with great views of Glenn creek, the forest and distant cliffs. Enjoy wildlife viewing with River Dippers, Chipmunks, Kingfishers, Great Blue Herons, Screech Owls, Pileated Wood Peckers, Elk, an occasional Bald Eagle or River Otter and other wildlife from the house and back deck. Build a fire and have lunch on the nearby picnic table and benches.
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Lakeside camping near Cottage Grove guide

Overview

Set on the edge of the Umpqua National Forest in Oregon's Willamette Valley, just a short drive down Interstate 5 from Eugene, Cottage Grove has two lakes within easy reach of its town center—Dorena Lake and Cottage Grove Lake—both of which are popular with campers and day-use visitors alike. On the southern shores of Dorena Lake, the county-run Baker Bay Park offers campsites, restrooms, a boat ramp, a swimming area, a dump station, and picnic areas. The US Army Corps of Engineers-managed Cottage Grove Lake sits on the Coast Fork of the Willamette River and offers a primitive campground just north of Wilson Creek Park, and the more developed Pine Meadows Campground a bit further up the shore. Pine Meadows offers standard campsites with fire pits and picnic tables, but they lack hookups. Private lake camping options in the area are likely to range from those within easy reach of these lakes to Hipcamps with their own private lakes onsite near tent sites and RV campsites.

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