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Camp Colton

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· Colton, Clackamas, Oregon
85 acres hosted by Camp C.
12 lodging sites · 2 RV sites · 4 tent sites
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Creature comforts
Enjoy the comforts of home at some sites—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
One of rural Oregon's hidden gems, Camp Colton is a retreat and event center tucked away on 85 acres of forest about an hour Southeast of Portland. Enjoy hiking our trails, walking our creeks and swimming or canoeing in our creek-fed pond. This is a truly special setting to unplug and relax. Our listings offer something for everyone, including tent camping, RV sites, a tiny house, forest yurt and a cottage that sleeps up to six! All of our listings are pet friendly and allow campfires (burn ban permitting). Amenities for each listing vary from bare-bones to full kitchen and bath, so be sure to read each description carefully and choose according to your needs. ****PLEASE NOTE: IN ADDITION TO OUR ACCOMMODATIONS, WE ARE A WEDDING AND EVENT VENUE, SO YOU MAY HEAR MUSIC AND JOYFUL VOICES ACROSS THE CREEK LATE INTO THE EVENING DURING OUR PEAK SEASON (ROUGHLY MAY 1 - OCTOBER 31). If you prefer only to stay when there is no event on our large site, please inquire before requesting to book. Our guests love staying with us! Check out these comments from past guests: "This place was absolutely amazing! We cannot wait to come back!" "The host thought of everything - every little touch and comfort to make it feel so cozy and glamping-perfect." "The fire pit and chairs outside were excellent, and the stove inside kept it so cozy and warm in there. Plenty of firewood, lighter, blankets, water & lights - we wanted for nothing!" "It felt very remote and we could hear the water all night, but it’s actually not remote and so we appreciated that the camp was gated at night." "Such a great place!! We are going to recommend it to all our friends and can’t wait to get back. Thanks to Neal for being an excellent host when we arrived!!"
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Kevin J.recommends
April 15, 2024
Tiny House By the Forest Pond
Camp Colton is an amazing place. Such a beautiful plot of land and the facilities are top notch. The tiny house was so fun for me and my family to stay in. We were not disappointed and we look forward to going back!
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Kevin J.recommends
April 15, 2024
Camp Colton Tent Sites
Camp Colton is an amazing place. Such a beautiful plot of land and the facilities are top notch. My family and I were not disappointed and we look forward to going back!
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Lucas B.recommends
April 14, 2024
South RV Site
Amazing Pacific Northwest wonders
The entire camp is a Pacific Northwest Forrest wonderland that combines art and nature, and has all the creature comforts. We were in awe of the immaculately maintained forest with trails and bridges all over, but even more so at how Neal has intertwined his metalwork throughout the place in both functional architectural and art. He was very welcoming and met us at the gate and showed us to our site. Other than that though, we didn’t see another person in the very large campgrounds until we chatted with Neal on our way out. There are two RV sites together that are next to TWO amazing waterfalls. Our campsite was completely private as no one else had rented the other RV site. There are multiple fire pits scattered around Camp Colton, including a covered one that highlights some of Neal’s metalwork. That’s in addition to the large fire ring at the campsite. There are two sets of bathrooms for campers that are both clean and welcoming, and a gender neutral bathhouse with hot showers within private individual bathrooms. There are also cabins throughout the property, some which you can rent on HipCamp, and others that they’re fixing up. Several of the cabins are on the pond. There’s a large chapel and large lodge in the middle where they host weddings and other events posted on their website (several which we plan to come back for). They also produce maple syrup for the trees on their land! I can’t say enough great things about this place. 5-star HipCamp for sure!
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Gus L.recommends
April 10, 2024
Camp Colton Tent Sites
Creekside camping!
We got the tent site closest to the creek. It was perfect for just a quick night out of town. Bathrooms were very nice, enjoyed just wondering around the property. Would definitely return.
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Brooke P.recommends
April 8, 2024
"Chanterelle" Cozy Forest Yurt
BEST NIGHT WITH THE PUPS!!!!
SO WONDERFUL!!!! I wish we could live here, forever. Absolutely beautiful and SO much to do and explore 🤠 The yurt was so nice, very warm and the twin bunk beds were honestly such nice beds. Bathroom was literally 1 minute walk away and really nice, tbh nicer than the bathrooms in our house. They have like organic tampons there for you? Like what the heck 😅 The whole camp had so much to do, our two dogs had the time of their lives, jumped in the pond, swam in the creek, found big sticks, romped around.
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Annette W.recommends
April 6, 2024
South RV Site
We’re pretty sure that fairies & elves inhabit this magical place. Everywhere you walk, there’s an incredible piece of original metal art, a creek, a waterfall, a bridge, a bench, a meadow, etc. We absolutely fell in love with Camp Colton. Other than one other couple, we had the place to ourselves. Which we loved. The RV sites are definitely the least sexy sites of this place, as there is significant road noise. However, we would go back again. We loved having a campfire, the bathhouse was divine, and we could not have had a better experience in this hidden gem. We appreciated that wood for campfires is included. We definitely want to come back when the sugar shack is in full production. My favorite part was looking at the poetry on the wall. Any place that displays Mary Oliver poetry is my kind of place. It’s tempting, not to leave a good review so that we can keep this place secret, but all the work that the team has put into refurbishing this camp and artist’s/poet’s/nature lover’s dream, deserves to be recognized. We can see why people get married here. We can also see why people return again and again.
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Colton, Clackamas, Oregon, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla, Molalla, 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
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Hosted by Camp C.Joined in September 2020
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