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***PLEASE CLICK "SHOW MORE" AND READ EVERYTHING BEFORE BOOKING OR ASKING QUESTIONS. TLDR -- we are an AWD/4WD required, pack out what you pack in (no trash service), dog friendly (unleashed dogs are allowed) property***
Hi! We're Lauren and Jeremy (and Juno).
We met through a van life community, and fell in love on the road, camping at different national parks and Hipcamp sites from Jeremy's RAV4 (our first month dating was spent traveling up and down the west coast). We are now the proud new owners of Camp Cedar Creek, an incredible 37-acre property that was built from the hands of the owner before us over the last 40 years. We're so honored to carry on his vision of this magical place, and share it with as many people exploring the Pacific Northwest as we can. We hope your stay here will bring you a deep sense of peace, inspire creativity, give you whatever it is you're in need of at this moment in time.
Take a stroll down Cedar Creek, sit and read by one of the seven ponds, get your heart pumping on the hilly trails on the north side of the property, pick as many blackberries as you can find if in season. We can't wait to host you!
Learn more about this land:
Located right off Hwy 26, directly in between the city of Portland and the peak of Mt. Hood, you'll find the most peaceful corner of the Pacific Northwest for you to pitch your tent or park your van. We are conveniently located just 7 minutes from downtown Sandy, known for its food trucks, outdoor gear shops, and the famous Joe's Donuts. Though we are right off a busy highway, all you'll hear are the tranquil sounds of Cedar Creek's flowing waters and the chirping birds who live in the cedars overhead. The small clearings throughout the property provide natural privacy for our campers, and the 37 acres sprinkled with trails and ponds offer exploration and a sense of wonder we hope you'll enjoy. Please note: we have a vanlife community that utilizes the barn up on the hill (check out kift.com if you're a nomad or vanlifer looking for an awesome community on the road) and we also live up on the hill in the house next to the barn.
PACK OUT WHAT YOU PACK IN, aka leave no trace - our most important campsite policy. We have no garbage cans or trash services. The trash you create will be your responsibility to take with you when you leave. And please don't place it at our neighbors house (yes, this has happened). If you leave your trash for us to clean up, we will charge a $100 cleaning fee.
4WD REQUIRED. Due to the traffic we've experienced recently, the steep gravel roads can be tough for some cars and rigs (particularly on the way out) so for everyone's safety, we are restricting access to only vehicles equipped to handle the terrain. We're sorry for the inconvenience. If you've been here before and know you can get by with your car, feel free to book again, but please do not message us asking us to advise on the vehicle you have. If we have to dig you out, we will charge a $200 fee.
DOG FRIENDLY. We are as dog friendly as it gets here. Unleashed dogs are allowed on this property. If you have a fear of dogs, or have dogs that are not friendly with other people or fellow dogs, this probably isn't the right campsite for you. Of course, we expect all dog owners to keep an eye on their pets so they don't disturb other campers.
NO FIREARMS, FIREWORKS OR ILLEGAL SUBSTANCE USE. This is not a late night party campsite. This property is best in the daylight and we encourage campers who want to take full advantage and will abide by the quiet hours.
QUIET HOURS: 11pm-8am. While our individual sites are quite private we ask that you still keep the noise to a minimum between 11pm and 8am. We live onsite and will enforce these if we have to (please don't make us).
CELL SERVICE. There is an AT&T tower on our property so that gets the best service by far. Verizon is pretty good. T-mobile does not get reception here.
BATHROOMS. We have one porta-potty onsite during the summer season (late May through September). It's serviced every week.
Sandy, Clackamas, Oregon, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla, Cascades, 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 Lauren N.Joined in May 2019
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404 ratings · 226 reviews
November 15, 2023
I loved camping on Lauren’s land, the views are beautiful, and in my experience it was very quiet and peaceful. It was the perfect spot for a getaway, my dogs would agree too. I will definitely be returning.
October 30, 2023
Great spot on the creek! Probably the best place to camp near Portland.
October 29, 2023
10/10 - no notes
That is exactly what a Hipcamp site should be. I was honestly hesitant to review because I don’t want it to get overrun. Great communication from the hosts, clear directions, private site, truly special property. Normally, on the drive home, we’ll critique the site and say something to the effect of “That was great, but…”. No buts here. No notes.
October 27, 2023
This is a great spot to stay close to Portland and everything on the mountain. I needed a last min getaway and the trailer made it easy and also it was great to not have to pack all my camping gear for a wet weekend! Would definitely return to the trailer or to pitch a tent at a campsite here!
October 21, 2023
Views and trails were beautiful and felt very private even with campers in adjacent sites
October 16, 2023
Creek sounds for sleeping
An absolute great stay! Planned a spontaneous and last minute trip to Camp Cedar Creek and did not disappoint. We came late in the afternoon and did a quick set up of our tent. We availed of their Blue Barn access where owners are very considerate to let us use the showers even after 6pm since we came late. We also purchased some firewoods which smells good! Lauren was very responsive and answered promptly to my questions which greatly helped and led us that decision to leave and be with nature for a short getaway. Appreciate it a lot! The portable potty is conveniently located across the bridge, near Morel Campsite. We went on a short hike around the property and got to the secret passage view of Mount Hood. That was a wonderful scenery! I love the serenity and boldness of the place. There were very few people camping, hence, it feels we got the place to ourselves and added to privacy. Just the sounds of the creek water running is so relaxing and peaceful, we got a very good sleep all the way through. It gets cold at night and we did not get enough sun but we thought the weather is perfect. We enjoyed our stay so much, thanks for the owners Lauren & Jeremy for sharing their amazing place. The presence of Porta potty and being able to shower is a plus for us! It would have been a greater plus though to have a picnic table in each site for convenience. Overall it’s outstanding! Thanks.