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Camp Smith Rock Overlook

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· Terrebonne, Deschutes, Oregon
1 acre hosted by John P.
1 RV site
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Primitive camping
Best for self-contained campers. There are no toilets, showers, or potable water at this Hipcamp.
Welcome to my centrally located Hipcamp view of the world-famous hiking and climbing destination of Smith Rock in Terrebonne, Oregon! Explore all of entral Oregon easily from this stellar location on a cliffside in Terrebonne, Oregon (population of 1,623 in 2020) with a spectacular overall view of Smith Rock State Park! I have two camping locations on my 1/2 acre that is situated in a somewhat residential neighborhood (not on the business area) in Terrebonne. This is for self-contained campers only. Meaning generator, potty and contained water systems. Pack-in/Pack-out garbage. It’s a primitive campsite and a place to park with a great view! Although it is not what I consider wilderness camping 🏕 it is a great place to get a solid reservation. In Central Oregon especially in late spring, summer and early fall it is nearly impossible to get a consistent camping reservation in one spot due to the aggressive online reservation the state parks use. Many folks I talk to are frustrated by this. My 2 spot(s) are a pretty good solution. Spot#1: The topside location offers the best view of Smith Rock with less privacy. All homes are beside parking spot meaning two homes are in your sight from your trailer. One is a neatly organized homestead with a wind turbine and the other is a hippy living in a manufactured home. Your trailer backed in blocks the view of these and mostly you would look out over rooftops to Smith Rock but it so beautiful to wake up to and to watch in the golden hour of dusk to dawn. I believe you can get three self-contained sprinter vans end to end on this camping spot. Outdoor music played low on this is no problem til 9PM but be respectful of the two neighbors if you are partying. There is a dog but he only barks at loud noises and doesn’t seem to bark consistently or for very long. The road to the site is a primitive gravel road. I’ve only seen one or two cars use the end of the road. There is a public staircase as pictured from the residential neighborhood so people use this to walk their dogs and there is all kinds of established walking and game trails. Speaking of the ‘hood I’ll disclose that if you enjoy right politics you’ll see a lot of American flags flying around Terebonne and if you enjoy left of center you’ll find plenty of like-minded hippy/granola climber types. Everyone is friendly but seem to keep to themselves unless you strike up a conversation. My hipcamp sites are literally on the border of a nice $500-800k houses below and then on top there is houses mixed with manufactured homes. My neighbor Tim watches over the campsites for people coming and going at set checkout times. He and his wife are nice and friendly. Spot#2: This amphitheater location is the bigger lot and offers more privacy but less of a view meaning the view is in one parking spot through the trees 🌲 you’ll see much of Smith Rock for sure. But once again only one spot on the grounds offers this view over a fence as shown in pictures. This site could probably accommodate 3-4 self-contained sprinter vans or two travel trailers but you’d have to organize the turning in and out part. There are some chickens 🐔🐓 on this below site that might do the cockadoodle-doing in the morning. They are on the entrance side. I’ve put up pictures and described this as accurately or honestly as possible. I hope you enjoy your stay in beautiful Central Oregon at my Hipcamps 🏕 Bottom line is if you want a true hardcore wilderness campsite this is not it. If you can tolerate a great view in a very small town this is the place to wake up to! In winter ❄️ if snowing it might be hard to get to without traction devices or snowtires. Please feel free to hit me up with questions. Entrance to property is with combo lock 🔒 You assume all liability for injury/death (heavens forbid) as top lot is on a cliff and I haven’t seen rattlesnakes, scorpions etc... Black widows live under rocks here so be aware As far as distances I’ve added a few and then further below a few fun local linked spots with a couple classics in Redmond/Bend that I enjoy: 1/4 mile to downtown Terrebonne, Oregon (Walking distance to coffee, restaurants and groceries) 1.6 mile to Crescent Moon Alpaca Farm 3.2 miles to Rest Area 4.6 miles to Smith Rock State Park 4.6 miles to Maragas Winery 🍷 7.2 miles to Redmond, Oregon 20 miles to Madras, Oregon 21 miles to Prineville, Oregon 24 miles to Bend, Oregon 25 Old Mill District Downtown/Bend 26 miles to Sisters, Oregon 34 miles to Lake Billy Chinook 35 miles to Warm Springs Indian Reservation. 40 miles to Mount Bachelor Ski Area. TERREBONNE Pump House Bar & Grill 8320 US-97, Terrebonne, OR 97760 (541) 548-4990 https://g.co/kgs/AMjTsg Terrebonne Depot 400 NW Smith Rock Way, Terrebonne, OR 97760 (541) 527-4339 https://g.co/kgs/L52XBR 44° North Tavern 8060 11th St, Terrebonne, OR 97760 https://g.co/kgs/NPhRjg Java Rock of Terrebonne 925 Central Ave, Terrebonne, OR 97760 (541) 923-9701 https://g.co/kgs/qukLnc Big Dog Saloon 14217 SW Commercial Loop Rd, Terrebonne, OR 97760 (541) 504-4673 https://g.co/kgs/rKj1S4 Sandbagger Saloon 5165 Club House Rd, Terrebonne, OR 97760 (541) 923-8655 https://g.co/kgs/PJ92ru Redpoint Climbers Supply 8222 US-97 #101, Terrebonne, OR 97760 (541) 604-2115 https://g.co/kgs/2oc92g Terrebonne Coffee Wagon LLC "The Wagon" 8375 US-97, Terrebonne, OR 97760 (541) 279-0863 https://g.co/kgs/iXEgxT Cascade Smokers 11440 SW Peninsula Dr, Terrebonne, OR 97760 (541) 610-3050 https://g.co/kgs/S3kr3d Fergusons Market 8150 US-97, Terrebonne, OR 97760 (541) 923-0729 https://g.co/kgs/7FDucn Oliver Lemon's Terrebonne 8431 11th St, Terrebonne, OR 97760 (541) 548-2603 https://g.co/kgs/1oxsjA Rockhard (Huckleberry Ice Cream Climbing Supply) 9265 NE Crooked River Dr, Terrebonne, OR 97760 (541) 548-4786 https://g.co/kgs/BDduRT REDMOND https://xaliscobarandgrill.com Xalisco Latin Cuisine 3835 SW 21st St STE #105, Redmond, OR 97756 (541) 923-3943 https://g.co/kgs/nYueVT Abby's Legendary Pizza 🍕 1938 The Dalles-California Hwy, S Hwy 97, Redmond, OR 97756 (541) 548-5266 https://g.co/kgs/sUTNgR BEND Bellatazza (Coffee, pastry, tapas) 869 NW Wall St, Bend, OR 97703 (541) 318-0606 https://g.co/kgs/BFQV1L Kanpai (Sushi) 990 NW Newport Ave, Bend, OR 97701 (541) 388-4636 https://g.co/kgs/Q6qMwi Pine Tavern Restaurant 967 NW Brooks St, Bend, OR 97701 (541) 382-5581 https://g.co/kgs/ctdyUz Volcanic Theatre Pub 70 SW Century Dr, Bend, OR 97702 (541) 323-1881 https://g.co/kgs/p7XF9TWelcome to centrally located Hipcamp in Terrebonne, Oregon! Explore all of central Oregon easily from this stellar location on a cliffside in Terrebonne, Oregon (population of 1,623 in 2020) with a spectacular overall view of Smith Rock State Park! I have two camping locations on my 1/2 acre that is situated in a somewhat residential neighborhood (not on the business area) in Terrebonne. This is for self-contained campers only. Meaning generator, potty and contained water systems. It’s a place to park with a great view! Although it is not what I consider wilderness camping 🏕 it is a great place to get a solid reservation. In Central Oregon especially in late spring, summer and early fall it is nearly impossible to get a consistent camping reservation in one spot due to the aggressive online reservation the state parks use. Many folks I talk to are frustrated by this. My 2 spot(s) are a pretty good solution. This amphitheater location is the bigger lot and offers more privacy but less of a view meaning the view is in one parking spot through the trees 🌲 you’ll see much of Smith Rock for sure. But once again only one spot on the grounds offers this view over a fence as shown in pictures. This site could probably accommodate 3-4 self-contained sprinter vans or two travel trailers but you’d have to organize the turning in and out part. There are some chickens 🐔🐓 on this below site that might do the cockadoodle-doing in the morning. They are on the entrance side. The lower lot is not on gps using 1355 F Street, Terrebonne, OR In this case you will need to manually follow these following directions: From HWY 97 turn onto NW Lower Bridge Way Turn left coming from hwy 97 on to morning glory drive Go down to Barberry drive and turn left Follow road all the way to 1355 F Avenue. At the last house on right continue up dirt road towards staircase and then another small road forks to the right. At this point you will see a locked 🔒 green metal gate. I’ve put up pictures and described this as accurately or honestly as possible. I hope you enjoy your stay in beautiful Central Oregon at my Hipcamps 🏕 Bottom line is if you want a true hardcore wilderness campsite this is not it. If you can tolerate a great view in a very small town this is the place to wake up to! In winter ❄️ if snowing it might be hard to get to without traction devices or snowtires. Please feel free to hit me up with questions. Entrance to property is with combo lock 🔒 https://www.acrevalue.com/plat-map/OR/ As far as distances I’ve added a few and then further below a few fun local linked spots with a couple classics in Redmond/Bend that I enjoy: 1/4 mile to downtown Terrebonne, Oregon (Walking distance to coffee, restaurants and groceries) 1.6 mile to Crescent Moon Alpaca Farm 3.2 miles to Rest Area 4.6 miles to Smith Rock State Park 4.6 miles to Maragas Winery 🍷 7.2 miles to Redmond, Oregon 20 miles to Madras, Oregon 21 miles to Prineville, Oregon 24 miles to Bend, Oregon 25 Old Mill District Downtown/Bend 26 miles to Sisters, Oregon 34 miles to Lake Billy Chinook 35 miles to Warm Springs Indian Reservation. 40 miles to Mount Bachelor Ski Area. TERREBONNE Pump House Bar & Grill 8320 US-97, Terrebonne, OR 97760 (541) 548-4990 https://g.co/kgs/AMjTsg Terrebonne Depot 400 NW Smith Rock Way, Terrebonne, OR 97760 (541) 527-4339 https://g.co/kgs/L52XBR 44° North Tavern 8060 11th St, Terrebonne, OR 97760 https://g.co/kgs/NPhRjg Java Rock of Terrebonne 925 Central Ave, Terrebonne, OR 97760 (541) 923-9701 https://g.co/kgs/qukLnc Big Dog Saloon 14217 SW Commercial Loop Rd, Terrebonne, OR 97760 (541) 504-4673 https://g.co/kgs/rKj1S4 Sandbagger Saloon 5165 Club House Rd, Terrebonne, OR 97760 (541) 923-8655 https://g.co/kgs/PJ92ru Redpoint Climbers Supply 8222 US-97 #101, Terrebonne, OR 97760 (541) 604-2115 https://g.co/kgs/2oc92g Terrebonne Coffee Wagon LLC "The Wagon" 8375 US-97, Terrebonne, OR 97760 (541) 279-0863 https://g.co/kgs/iXEgxT Cascade Smokers 11440 SW Peninsula Dr, Terrebonne, OR 97760 (541) 610-3050 https://g.co/kgs/S3kr3d Fergusons Market 8150 US-97, Terrebonne, OR 97760 (541) 923-0729 https://g.co/kgs/7FDucn Oliver Lemon's Terrebonne 8431 11th St, Terrebonne, OR 97760 (541) 548-2603 https://g.co/kgs/1oxsjA Rockhard (Huckleberry Ice Cream Climbing Supply) 9265 NE Crooked River Dr, Terrebonne, OR 97760 (541) 548-4786 https://g.co/kgs/BDduRT REDMOND https://xaliscobarandgrill.com Xalisco Latin Cuisine 3835 SW 21st St STE #105, Redmond, OR 97756 (541) 923-3943 https://g.co/kgs/nYueVT Abby's Legendary Pizza 🍕 1938 The Dalles-California Hwy, S Hwy 97, Redmond, OR 97756 (541) 548-5266 https://g.co/kgs/sUTNgR BEND Bellatazza (Coffee, pastry, tapas) 869 NW Wall St, Bend, OR 97703 (541) 318-0606 https://g.co/kgs/BFQV1L Kanpai (Sushi) 990 NW Newport Ave, Bend, OR 97701 (541) 388-4636 https://g.co/kgs/Q6qMwi Pine Tavern Restaurant 967 NW Brooks St, Bend, OR 97701 (541) 382-5581 https://g.co/kgs/ctdyUz Volcanic Theatre Pub 70 SW Century Dr, Bend, OR 97702 (541) 323-1881 https://g.co/kgs/p7XF9T
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Dana D.recommends
July 9, 2023
Smith Rock View
The property is accurately advertised in the host’s description. It’s a great little spot for self-contained campers (most ideally camper vans). The second spot can be a little challenging to navigate to with the provided GPS coordinates (which take you the upper/first spot). The two spots are not connected by vehicle access.
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Sunny B.recommends
October 30, 2022
Smith Rock View
Privacy with Views of Smith Rock!
Best camping spot close to Smith Rock! Great privacy in a huge spot for the lower lot that’s available, including the neighbors privacy fence since it’s in a quiet residential neighborhood overlooking Terrebonne to the east. Perfect view of Smith Rock! Also, there are a bunch of trails from previous local foot traffic that provide great little walks with the pets, kids or just coffee. Don’t forget to walk up the trails for the sunsets!
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Terrebonne, Deschutes, Oregon, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla, Tenino, and Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs 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 John P.Joined in September 2022
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