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Dancing Creek Farm

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· Oakland, Douglas, Oregon
170 acres hosted by Ron R.
3 RV/tent sites
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In 1948 a wildfire came thru what then was a mixed forest of spars old growth conifers, evergreen and deciduous broadleaf trees burning intensely enough to render the entire area to primarily grassland. Today it is quickly returning to primarily mixed forest, recovering the ability to hold water at cooler temperatures as it once did. Nestled on the south slope of Dickinson Mountain it offers plenty of sunshine yet some of the best cool freshwater to be found anywhere. Although much of this paradise is considerably steep there are ample cow and goat trails to make exploring extremely enjoyable. Bachelor Creek which runs thru approximately 1/2 mi of the Southeast portion is home to beaver, cutthroat, western pond turtles, great blue heron, and many other wildlife. There is a pair of resident Redtail hawks, wild turkeys, deer, bobcat, coyote, cougar, mink, flying, silver grey, and pine squirrels, owls (sawhete, screach, Pigmy, barred, and great horned), and many others. There are also many swimming holes on Bachelor Creek and a tributary we call Dancing creek, although they are all somewhat small the water is nice and refreshing for a quick dip on a warm day. This is a working farm raising cattle, and chickens. There is a small farm dog named Cocoa and a livestock guardian dog named Yeti. They are both extremely friendly and Yeti takes it upon herself to guard everyone on the farm from any predators. Feel free to give her a pat on the head or little pet but she has a job to do and after meet and greet she needs to move on. On that note please don't feed any of the animals as they could become a real nuisance. If you are going to be leaving your camp for a hike or swim etc. please secure any food items to avoid a potential disaster. The farm is 170 acres (a half mile by a half mile) and there is a fence all the way around it. Feel free to hike wherever, as long as you don't cross any fences you are still here. You can take a dip in the creek where it comes out of the culvert below the road and there is a picnic table at each site as well as at the dipping hole.
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Sasha D.recommends
May 26, 2024
Site 1 - Dancing Creek Farm
Great spot. Grounds and outhouse were clean. Ron was very nice and helpful.
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Bella C.recommends
November 17, 2023
Pleasant spring
Very lovely experience! Ron waited for us at the driveway although it was dark when we arrived (winter) & made sure we knew where everything was! Lots of mushrooms, slugs, & beauty! Outhouse for toilet but kept clean! Would recommend!
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Christal S.recommends
September 24, 2023
Site 2 - Dancing Creek Farm
Loved it here
Wow Ron’s land is so beautiful. It is tucked far back in the forest so there is no road noise. Both sites are well kept and clean and include a table with a nice fire pit. There is a solar shower which is pretty cool and a super clean outhouse. He has taken such good care of his land. It is lush and green at site 2 which is right near the creek. Site one is up on a hill and has a little lookout of the valley. Ron was so accommodating, helping me get a fire going and bringing me produce from his garden. I enjoyed chatting and meeting his herd of unique cows. There are two sweet dogs that like to come over for visits too. Such a cool place to stay.
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Terry T.recommends
September 17, 2023
Site 2 - Dancing Creek Farm
Ron’s property is very secluded and peaceful. The site was tidy and ready for set-up upon arrival. The nearby outhouse and running water spigot were a very short walk and very convenient. Chatted with Ron briefly shortly after arrival and he’s very friendly and enjoyable. I certainly felt that if anything came up that we needed any assistance with he would be happy to make sure we were well taken care of. Once we were left to our own, there was no other signs of human activity our entire stay. Just what we wanted… that feeling of getting away from it all!
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Cielo B.recommends
August 2, 2023
Site 2 - Dancing Creek Farm
Beautiful land!
Ron’s place was the perfect stop over for us on our way from Northern California to Portland. The Creekside campground was beautiful and private—shaded with the sound of the creek while you sleep. There were also lots is blackberries for the picking!
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Gracie S.recommends
June 20, 2023
Dancing Creek Farm
Great!
I really enjoyed the campsite! Ron was very nice. I will say it is about 20 minutes from i5 so if you are looking for a quick stopover you might be driving a bit further than you want to be after a long day of driving.
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Oakland, Douglas, Oregon, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla, Cow Creek Umpqua, Kalapuya, Yoncalla, 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 Ron R.Joined in October 2018
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