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Batwater Station on Columbia River

· Clatskanie, Columbia, Oregon
60 acres hosted by Karin H.
2 lodging sites · 1 RV/tent site · 1 RV site · 1 tent site
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Batwater Station is located halfway between Portland and the Oregon Coast on the Columbia River. A private refuge where river otter, beaver, mink, muskrat, seals, raccoons along with threatened Columbia river white tailed deer can be seen. Property has 1,000 feet of boat docks, river deck, and pier. At the pier is a full kitchen, heated bathroom and shower room. Included are 2 outhouses, a fire pit for summer months, a viewing station overlooking the wetlands along with brick charcoal fired barbecue and another propane barbecue. We are committed to your privacy so guests are limited and spread out. High speed internet through out the property. Batwater worked with several agencies when we breeched a levee and flooded 26 acres for salmon and wildlife habitat. Hike along the wetlands and see beaver dams and dens. Batwater is also home for many types of birds including eagles, osprey, tree swallow, purple martins, barn swallows, wood ducks, common and hooded mergansers, mallards, scoots, scaups, grebes, cormorants, great egrets, blue herons, geese and many types of song birds . In the spring and summer see our returning osprey who have. nested on our dock since 2013. There are now 2 osprey platform since a pair of Canada geese choose that as their nesting site as well. Some bald eagles winter here but we have our resident bald eagles Hep and Hope. They arrived in 2003 to start their nest on Crims Island. They still nest there although there old nest tree collapsed in 2020. Many birds migrate here for the winter. Common mammals are river otter, mink, muskrat, raccoons, nutria, coyotes, black tailed and threatened Colombia White Tailed deer. We also are home to native turtles and frogs. Batwater is a working farm with cattle feeding on lush pastures, 2 retired horses and chickens. When eggs are available, we will share some with you. Batwater is a great place to kayak, canoe, paddle board or row during the summer months. We have windy afternoons for windsurfers or sailors. The Columbia River is well known for salmon, and sturgeon. For an extra fee you can moor your larger boat while visiting. There are a volley ball and badminton set ups along with horse shoes during the summer months. We suggest swimming during the summer months when the tide is coming in or slack. You can also walk or drive down to Mayger beach which is popular with locals. There are sandy beaches on Crims island that you can paddle over too. Check out the pictures for more information.
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103 ratings · 93 reviews
Jaclyn L.recommends
March 28, 2024
Flederhaus Cabin on Columbia River
I was very happy with the quiet solitude of the land. The little marsh was an added bonus that I was not expecting. I love bird watching and thoroughly enjoyed the area. Karin was very kind. I am a solo female hiker and felt comfortable being alone in the little cabin.
Angela P.recommends
March 22, 2024
Batwater RV site
Relaxing getaway
Bat Water Station is a perfect destination for anyone who loves nature and adventure. The hosts, Karin and Mike, are very friendly and helpful, and they offer a variety of amenities and activities to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. We highly recommend Bat Water Station to anyone who is looking for a relaxing and memorable getaway. We can’t wait to come back and bring our parents with us in a few weeks.
Susan C.recommends
March 22, 2024
Flederhaus Cabin on Columbia River
Peaceful and Beautiful
We had a great time - Karin and Michael are thoughtful hosts who have set up their property for great bird watching and privacy for those who want to relax in a quiet setting. Will definitely return!
Leochia L.recommends
March 21, 2024
Batwater RV site
Batwater was a 10/10
My partner and I had a great time camping at Batwater. Karin and her husband were both very kind and accommodating. The land is beautiful and there were tons of wild life. We will definitely be back!
Kait V.recommends
March 15, 2024
Flederhaus Cabin on Columbia River
Awesome Stay, Great Hosts
We had such a lovely time in the tiny house. Karin and Michael were such generous hosts and gave us a tour of the whole property. Even in wet, rainy weather we had a wonderful time.
David H.recommends
March 15, 2024
Batwater RV site
Special - Magical - Fantastic
This is a special place! We spent several nights in our RV by the river. Karin and Michael were fabulous hosts. I could write a book on how much we appreciate the opportunity to share this special place! Thank you Karin!!
Clatskanie, Columbia, Oregon, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla, Stl’pulmsh (Cowlitz), Chinook, Kathlamet, Konnaack, Skilloot, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Karin H.Joined in October 2022
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