Safari tents near Camas

Rivers, lakes, and hiking trails abound in this Columbia Gorge gateway community.

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Riverwild Glampground

4 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents8 acres · White Salmon, WA
Our backyard might be the most serene you've ever been to! Eight acres of meadow and forest, surrounded by orchards, fields, and the roaring White Salmon River is the getaway that surrounds you with nature but has the comforts of home. The four lodging sites include 3 glamping tents and 1 gravel parking area with hookups for an RV or trailer (20' or less). To enhance everyone's comfort level, we have two plumbed restroom buildings and an outdoor kitchen. There is a large meadow with lawn games and two propane fire pits - and of course, heckling the rafters and kayakers from the riverbank is probably the best entertainment! They love waving and yelling "helllooooo" back! The property is only 15 minutes from Hood River (to the south) and about 25 from Trout Lake (to the north). Outdoor activities are endless in the Columbia Gorge - we have two superior rafting companies located nearby that can take you on a white water excursion down the White Salmon, and if wine is your thing, there are multiple opportunities for local tastings and tours. Waterfalls are abundant in this area and there are a ton of hikes to see them, ranging from easy to difficult. Many of our guests comment on how peaceful it is here and that they've never slept better - so, in order to keep this space as relaxing as possible, I do not allow children unless all three tents are rented by the same party. Children are allowed if staying in an RV or trailer that is hard-sided (ie, nobody will hear the tantrums - whether it's from a child or their parent!) Unfortunately, I do not allow pets. I'm sorry!!! We have 5 of our own who live onsite and I don't want to risk any unwelcome interactions. Our cats (Daisy, Marabelle, and Baby Meow Meow) are friendly and social, so if you have allergies, please just be aware that they might come up to you for a quick visit! We also have two young dogs (Blue who is Husky/Black Lab and Rooster who is Corgie/Blue Heeler). I try to keep the dogs at our house when we have guests but should they come down to the meadow, just know that much like the cats, they are super friendly and love to hang out. While we are located on the river, I do not allow put-ins or dips from our property due to liability - the current is quite strong and the water is glacier-cold. There is a kayak/raft drop-in at BZ Corners, a quick 3 mile drive up the road from us, or at Northwestern Park which is just down the road from us, and there are swimming holes all over the Gorge (just not right here!) Please do not venture past the rock divider at the edge of the riverbank, as doing so could subject you to poison oak that lives along the river's edge. If you want to try your hand at fishing, there is a small trail that leads down to the water's edge near the River House - just beware of the poison oak. Our propane fire pits are communal - one is located next to the kitchen, and one is next to the river. Both have igniters, just read the directions for lighting. We do not allow individual fire pits, nor wood-burning fires due to the county-wide burn ban that is in effect every summer. Our kitchen has a microwave, refrigerator/freezer, toaster, coffee maker, Keurig, electric skillet, 3 propane skillets and a grill, blender, cooking utensils, sink with running water, breakfast table, and extra seating. If you're bringing substantial amounts of food/beverage, you should bring a cooler, as space in the fridge is limited. All food will need to be kept either in the refrigerator bins, or in your own cooler or bin that animals can't get into. I do not provide food products such as coffee, creamer, seasonings, oils, butter, etc - basically anything that could spoil. I do provide a limited number of k-cups for the Keurig, in case you just want a quick (if not that great) cup of coffee in the morning (please limit your use to 2 per person). I offer a 15% discount when all three tents are rented by the same party, so just send me a message if you're interested in bringing friends. I'm also open to hosting small weddings/events of 50 or less - we host our own events here every summer and it's been a hit so I'm offering it up to others as well. Thank you for checking out our unique space!
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Miranda's Farm and Recreation

4 sites · Lodging5 acres · Molalla, OR
We are thrilled to welcome guests from around the world to Miranda’s farm and Recreation. It’s just the kind of place that we want to stay if we were visiting the Portland-Molalla area! We enjoy meeting interesting, creative, and passionate people from near and far and sharing our camping ideas off the grid. You are relaxed and welcoming. Staying on our private resort farm is like staying with friends or family. Me and my husband, Sotero, are from different continents. We met in Portland, Oregon, over 25 years ago. Being able to communicate in five languages gave us the opportunity to interact with people from various cultures, try new foods, and learn about new history and experiences. We love seeing the world, with our favorite destinations being Mexico, Dubai, and Canada. Also, we love camping and decided to create a little private camping ground and farm lodge for people who wish to camp without huge expense. We try hard to make each guest’s stay wonderfully memorable. Owner will be close by to answer any questions but gives you a space and privacy. Please text your time off arrival, make sure we open gates.
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Safari tents near Camas guide

Overview

Within commuting distance of Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington, Camas is a good base if you want to visit area attractions without staying in a big city. Many people stop here for snacks and supplies on their way out to the hiking trails of the Columbia River Gorge or on their way to the nearby Yacolt Burn State Forest. That said, there's plenty to do in and around Camas, particularly in the warm summer months. Area highlights include the Washougal River, which is dotted with freshwater swimming holes fed by glacial melt, and Lacamas Lake, an excellent spot for fishing and birdwatching.

Where to go

The Columbia Gorge

Just outside of Camas, on both the Washington and Oregon sides of the Columbia River, the Columbia River Gorge is celebrated for its many viewpoints and great hikes. Popular hiking areas on the Washington side include Hamilton Mountain and Dog Mountain, both of which offer expansive views for those willing to trek up to the top. 

Mount St. Helens

Less than a two-hour drive from Camas, Mount St. Helens is best known for its 1980 eruption, which blew its pointed tip straight off. Visitors can learn about the eruption and about volcanoes in general at the mountain's visitor center or explore the Ape Cave, the longest continuous lava tube in the continental United States.

Mount Hood

On the Oregon side of the Columbia, Mount Hood is among the most popular ski destinations in the Pacific Northwest, with slopes for all skill levels along with snow-tubing hills and a summertime alpine slide. It’s also a great place for summertime hiking. Cinema fans won’t want to forego a visit to the mountain’s Timberline Lodge, where The Shining was filmed.

When to go

Camas is at its warmest and driest in the summer months, particularly if you want to go swimming in the nearby Washougal River. July and August are almost always hot and dry, but it’s always wise to be prepared for rain or overcast days. If you plan to camp in the area, but don’t want to deal with crowds, September’s a great time to do it, as most schools in the area start up right after Labor Day.

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