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Batwater Station on Columbia River

· Clatskanie, Columbia, Oregon
60 acres hosted by Karin H.
2 lodging sites · 2 RV/tent sites · 1 RV 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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129 ratings · 116 reviews
Janet Z.recommends
July 5, 2024
Batwater Van/ tent site
A gem
Truly unique, special destination in total, and each site expresses a wise design to enrich your experience. With gratitude and respect, thank you Karin.
Manja B.recommends
June 29, 2024
Batwater Tent Site/ summer only
Beautiful camping
The kids and I had the nicest time and made the best memories. We explored, saw so many animals and relaxed. We will look forward to coming back. The hosts were the sweetest people ever and felt like long time family friends by the time we left.
Abby H.recommends
June 27, 2024
Houseboat on the Columbia River
The houseboat was an amazing experience! Great views, amenities and location. The hosts are very accommodating and very friendly. Highly recommend!
Mary S.recommends
June 24, 2024
Batwater Van/ tent site
Is more than 5 stars allowed?😊
Karin and Mike are the best. Compassionate, giving, and able to talk to anyone. Wonderful, restorative place for me, but great fun also if you like water sports. Gorgeous place. Full kitchen with free coffee. What more could you want.
Alyssia T.recommends
June 23, 2024
Batwater RV site
Relaxing and beautiful
We were in the rv campsite along the river. It was lovely! The most noise was from all the wildlife. All the other campers and hosts were super friendly. Kids enjoyed looking for frogs and fish.
Dawn J.recommends
June 22, 2024
Batwater RV site
The camping site was great! We loved the views and watching the birds. It was very quiet and peaceful.
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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