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Crater Lake Private Woodlands

· Prospect, Jackson, Oregon
100 acres hosted by Daniel L.
1 lodging site · 2 RV/tent sites · 1 tent site
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Private and protected forest woodlands, trails, wildlife, ponds, wildflowers, old growth timber and views. Unspoiled nature at its best! We are located in southern Oregon near Crater Lake NP, just off of hwy 62, part of the Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway, more commonly known as the "highway of waterfalls" and near the little town of Prospect on what is known as the beautiful side of Crater Lake NP. Three waterfalls, the Prospect Cafe, and the Historic Hotel are all within a two-mile radius. If you're after that famous pie at Beckie's Cafe, you are 10 minutes close. Our 100 acre ranch allows us to host guests in their own RV's, at camp/tent sites, or in our new A-frame Cabin all located in private, and even secluded, sites. Several well maintained trails wind throughout the property and can be enjoyed by guests. Nature enthusiasts enjoy the hiking, wildlife viewing, and the beautiful ponds and woods. Crater Lake Woodlands is part of the historic Katydid Ranch. Once owned by Boise Cascade who used it both for growing seedlings to replant logged mountain sides and as a vacation getaway for their executives, the story of Katydid Ranch goes back to the early 1900's when it's owner named "Katy" used it as the "half-way" overnight lodging for horse & buggy guests traveling to Crater Lake from the Rogue Valley. Leaving the valley at the crack of dawn, they could arrive at "Katy's" by nightfall, in time for a meal and sound mountain sleep. They'd hitch up at dawn and make it to Crater Lake by nightfall. Historically, the first residents were the Rogue River Takelma and Latgawa native Americans. Latgawa lived in the Rogue Valley of interior southwest Oregon. In their own language "Latgawa" means "those living in the “uplands," though they were also known as the Walumskni by the neighboring Klamath tribes. Specifically, Ha-ne-sakh. The Latgawa were one of two peoples who spoke the Takelma language. They were hunters, gatherers, weavers and fished the Rogue River. They were known to have a stationary settlement and trading post at the Katydid Ranch location. Their tribes lived in the upper Rogue River area extending beyond Prospect and Union up to Crater Lake. Since we've owned the Ranch, we've maintained the custom of welcoming overnight guests and at the same time, we continue to honor the protected wildlife designation given to it back in the 50's. Wildlife viewing is one the delights we share with our guests. Please be mindful of native wildlife keeping dogs on leash so as to avoid chasing and barking at wildlife. Thank you. The animals here include, but are not limited to black tail deer, elk, fox, coyote, ringtailed cat, raccoon, skunk, and also typically farther up the mountain are the elusive mountain lions and black bear which we have never spotted on our property. The ponds and surrounding area are home to migratory to the Oregon Pond turtle, Canada geese, quail, wild turkeys, various owls including the great horned owls, hawks, cranes and eagles. Our pond bird watcher friends spotted Common Mergansers, Ring Necked Ducks, Canada Geese…and a Loon. The bull frogs orchestrate the evening and can be heard at times throughout the day. Katydid Ranch is a wildlife sanctuary. The flora and fauna of the forest is abundant and diverse. This land is home to many native grasses, ferns, and berries, wild flowers, as well as many other edible and medicinal plants and numerous varieties of mushrooms. If you are visiting during blackberry season, feel free to pick, pick, pick and indulge. Katydid trees include old growth Douglas Fir, Ponderosa, Sugar, and Jeffrey Pine, various Cedar tree varieties, Incense Cedar, the majestic Pacific Madrone, Alder, Big Leaf Maple, Black and White Oak, Dog wood, and Vine Maple. You may also spot the prolific wild hazelnuts. As Forest Stewards, we are committed to maintaining a well balanced and diverse forest ecosystem.
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Eileen F.recommends
July 7, 2024
Meadow Mini/Dry RV/tent site
Immersed in Nature, and Private
I had stayed in Crater Lake National Park (Mazama Village) the night before, but this was a much better experience. It is a gem for nature lovers seeking peace and tranquility. I slept very well and woke up to many different types of birdsongs. The property is big and beautiful with wildflowers, towing trees and a pond. I was able to take a morning walk and enjoy all the beauty. The hosts are kind, responsive and have thoughtfully created serene spaces with the basics (chairs, picnic table, toilet ). It's a no-frills experience, but the beauty of the surroundings and the privacy it offers make it a truly special place. I can't wait to return for more starry nights and peaceful mornings.
Vinay K.
July 6, 2024
Elk & Kin A-frame
It’s a beautiful place to stay for a couple for night. Little scary when none of the other campsite are filled and you staying alone. However we enjoyed the stay here could have few more amenities. Come early so you can see sunset. Enjoyed the night stars too.
Stephanie R.recommends
July 4, 2024
Deer Ridge tent camping
We loved it!
We really enjoyed our time at Daniel's camp! We had a large site that offered privacy, even with other campers around. The turtle pond was a highlight. It offered beautiful views, especially around sunset. The frogs would start croaking around that time. Great sound to enjoy!
Dan M.recommends
June 25, 2024
Deer Ridge tent camping
Tent camping here was awesome! Easy to find and great communication from host. Also, props for having the cleanest porta potty I’ve ever seen. One of the best hipcamp stays I’ve had 🙂
Lark W.recommends
June 24, 2024
Turtle Pond DRY RV/Crater Lake
Relaxing and beautiful
What a lovely place to spend a couple of days. Daniel’s land is beautiful and very relaxing. Birdsong and the croaking of the bullfrogs fill the air. It was hot in the day but cooled down with a nice breeze at night. Super base camp for our explorations! Thank you for sharing your beautiful property. Lark and Terry
Molly K.recommends
June 22, 2024
Elk & Kin A-frame
Pretty much perfect
Gorgeous spot, clean and comfy beds, solar lanterns to light the path towards the cleanest port-o-potty I've ever encountered, and incredibly easy check-in/check-out! Plus, the location meant we were up and into Crater Lake National Park well before the crowds arrived from further afield. It was wonderful!
Prospect, Jackson, Oregon, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla, Takelma, Cow Creek Umpqua, Modoc, 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 Daniel L.Joined in March 2020
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