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Molalla Ripple

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· Molalla, Oregon
25 acres
8 sites
8 RV/Tent
Welcome to Molalla Ripple! Enjoy the sound of the Molalla River rolling over the rocks. Wake up to birds chirping and tall trees swaying in the breeze. The campsites are sixty feet apart for privacy and one path leads to the river with two private beach areas to relax. Jsm Ranch started in 2004 when we moved from Oregon City. This once was a working farm with two chicken barns and a meat locker barn. All had been fallen into disrepair before taking owner ship. In 2007 we planted 200 tree's and 100 shrubs to build a new fish and wildlife habitat along Woodcock Creek. We then focused on building fence along the Molalla River to protect water quality. From there, we started raising Black Angus in 2008 after spending four years cleaning up the fields to make it safe for animals. We strive to be good stewards with our land as we continue to work with Clackamas Soil and Water to make better working lands. You're only minutes away from the town of Molalla to grab a bite, groceries or other camp items. Also have Molalla Rodeo just 3 minutes away on July 1-4th. You won't be disappointed for a great breakfast at Tammy D's (Mulino, OR), sandwiches at Humble Pig or pizza at Bear Creek Pizza & Pub.
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Molalla, Oregon, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by James T.Joined in August 2018
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347 ratings · 318 reviews
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Matthys H.recommends
January 22, 2023
River Rock
Lovely time!! The Big Timber stove in the new River House was a lifesaver. Thank you James for a fun time.
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Kevin M.recommends
December 17, 2022
Site 2 MR
James. Classy as always.
Great stay as always! The sunsets here are awesome. James us a class act! Winter stays are usually what we do, and this is a great place for it!
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Ashley V.recommends
October 31, 2022
x4 NEW Molalla Ripple Site 4
Second time here. It's a great spot if you're looking for some peace by a river. And if you happen to be freezing and it's raining—you can get in on that pellet heater and it makes the experience 100% better.
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Erik S.recommends
October 31, 2022
Site 4 MR
Shower!
Stayed for a quick night. James was quick to respond and had firewood waiting for us upon arrival. The Port-a-shower was clutch!
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Diane M.recommends
October 30, 2022
x6 NEW Molalla Ripple Site 6
Beautiful area and farm
I've camped at this site before. The host is always kind and very helpful. He goes above and beyond to make sure your stay goes well. The animals are great. Kevin Bacon the pig is awesome! The sites are pretty and have lots of shade and tree cover. And the river is beautiful. Give this place a shot!
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Catherine W.recommends
October 25, 2022
x5 NEW Molalla Ripple Site 5
James’s land was beautiful and he was incredibly kind and responsive. We had a wonderful time and plan on staying here again!
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Kellie S.recommends
October 17, 2022
x5 NEW Molalla Ripple Site 5
Friendly host, clean bathrooms, and a spacious campsite right next to the water. A perfect little one-night getaway from Portland! There were other campers and a bit of street noise at times but the location is beautiful and everyone was kind and respectful. Will be bookmarking this one.
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Rachel R.recommends
October 3, 2022
x7 NEW Molalla Ripple Site 7
our spot was pretty private, within walking distance to bathrooms and potable water. the creek is very close so a walk next to the water was great! audience t space for 5 campers and 4 pups!
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Angel H.recommends
September 26, 2022
River's Edge
Beautiful place!
I love camping here right a long the river on one side and farm animals on the other. It is nice, quiet, and clean campground. It is the perfect place to go unwind. I recommend the sunset tubs. TONS of trout in the river. I didn't catch any of them, but I will next time. James and his family are the perfect hosts. I also recommend trying some of their ground beef. DELICIOUS! I will definitely be a regular out there.
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Ashley M.recommends
September 25, 2022
x4 NEW Molalla Ripple Site 4
What a safe, fun space for the weekend. James and this place is great. Helpful and very mindful of the bathrooms. Never seen a port a potty so clean and smells like vanilla and cinnamon. Great place. Will be back. Thanks!
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Jenga O.
September 25, 2022
River's Edge
Spider city
So let's start with the good. The hosts are great and really friendly. They have a porta potty nad pota shower. They have beef, ice, fire wood etc for sale. I feel like there's some slight misrepresentation of the sites. There is a river bank and the sites are on that, there is a dirt road and on the other side of that the rest of your very small camp spot rests. Our site was the furthest in and private but the rest are very close. Our site was overgrown . The bees were in full force. We had to eat in the car to avoid them when food was out. I mean like 40 bees. The Spiders. I mean the 100s of spiders ..I think it's purely from the overgrowth, and the entire site is covered in straw. So when I woke in the night there were 100s of spiders on the ground, the tent, inside the tent etc. We dealt with it, but it was a lot. This is a camp spot if you need something for a night and your way through. This isn't a destination spot.
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Brooke M.recommends
September 24, 2022
River's Edge
Hidden gem. ❤️
It was beautiful and very peaceful. We loved the farm feel. James was very personable and friendly. Definitely hoping to return soon. Thank you!!
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Justine V.recommends
September 22, 2022
x6 NEW Molalla Ripple Site 6
James is an excellent host. We will definitely be back
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Diane A.recommends
September 20, 2022
x7 NEW Molalla Ripple Site 7
The site was right on the river. We floated on the lazy river. Had a great time there.. Orange #4 was perfect layout. Loved the small tree by tent pad to lean on when putting shoes on and off. The farm was nice to wonder and see Kevin Bacon.
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Austin S.recommends
September 18, 2022
x5 NEW Molalla Ripple Site 5
Great chill campsite
Great spot to camp. Park bench, grill, and back in parking spot are great!
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Angel H.recommends
September 18, 2022
River's Edge
This place is well kept. James is an amazing host and very responsive. The river is beautiful. The sites are spread out. It's so cute! I went for my first time this weekend, and just booked for next weekend! Love it!
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Michael R.recommends
September 17, 2022
x7 NEW Molalla Ripple Site 7
I booked last minute and can't wait ti return! Cows were super cool and beautiful and peaceful location. Water was great as site was right along river. Water, bathroom/ shower and fire pit with grill was very convenient. Highly recommend!
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Gabriel H.recommends
September 14, 2022
x7 NEW Molalla Ripple Site 7
River was beautiful!
Beautiful camping location. It is very well setup and has clean bathrooms and a shower room. Each campsite has a fire pit and a picnic table. I’d recommend getting the fresh hay since it really cuts down on the dirt. With the hay you can just walk around barefoot and not track anything into your tent
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Rae G.recommends
September 14, 2022
x4 NEW Molalla Ripple Site 4
Dry camping with benefits!
This was a wonderful spot to camp. The host was always really nice and beyond helpful. Our kids had so much fun, and we all really enjoyed our time. The “hot tub” on the river is a really nice “glamp” addition, I cannot recommend this place enough. Be sure to go say hello to Kevin Bacon, we found he was very fond of the “ladies”. I gave him a pink lady apple and he would follow me on his side of the fence. Haha.
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Jared P.recommends
September 12, 2022
x7 NEW Molalla Ripple Site 7
The place was amazing! Jim and his dad, super nice. Plenty of space, felt super safe! Will be back for sure!
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Christian D.recommends
September 11, 2022
River's Edge
Great location, very well organized and run!
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Cesar A.recommends
September 11, 2022
River Rock
Group camping on river oasis
Everyone enjoyed their stay this spot was amazing and the reviews and pictures don’t do it justice. Calm oasis with sound of crickets and river. Jim is an amazing host and takes care of the spot and his guest. We stayed as a big group of 9 and although it was a quick camp this spot was perfect.
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Tim C.recommends
September 11, 2022
x4 NEW Molalla Ripple Site 4
James is by far one of the best host we have had. His live stock was awesome to watch and the free range chickens would make their rounds. James' land is well taken care of. We have been here 3 times now and every time it seems like improvements he is making are better. We will definitely be returning next summer for your family camping trips.
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Angela K.recommends
September 8, 2022
River's Edge
Enjoyed the stay! Everything was great. Very clean and enjoyable.
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Tammy Y.recommends
September 5, 2022
x5 NEW Molalla Ripple Site 5
This was a wonderful experience. James and his family were so kind! Wish we could have stayed longer and we will definitely be going again in the future! Thank you Toops family
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Teri R.recommends
September 3, 2022
River's Edge
The river was great, lighting etc
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Carly L.recommends
August 31, 2022
x6 NEW Molalla Ripple Site 6
Camping/swimming close to Portland
Great swimming hole, lots of wildlife, so many amenities. Close to the city. Some sites have their own water access, for those that don't there is a shared access area. Shallow for kids and dogs, but then deep enough in some points for swimming and paddling. Calm current.
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Paul B.recommends
August 30, 2022
x5 NEW Molalla Ripple Site 5
A babbling brook and a cozy fire.
The camping experience here was amazing. You can really tell that the host put a lot of time and effort into making this a very relaxing place to stay. The sounds of the river and the starts make this a must stay place if you're in the area.
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Miguel M.recommends
August 30, 2022
River Rock
First time camping with the kids
My family did our very first camping trip at River Rock and we had a great time. We wanted our first camping experience with our children to be easy and fun for everyone and this spot was perfect. James was so welcoming and gracious I highly recommend this location. We will definitely be back.
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Flor Mari C.recommends
August 29, 2022
River's Edge
My daughter and I absolutely loved rivers edge! We were a few yards away from the river and a short walk to the very clean porta potty. Loved the hot shower! We got in at 2am and slept in our car, but James gave us great directions to find our site. Our site was a really sweet spot, away from other campers. We needed a fire starter and ice and all we had to do was ask. Wonderful host and really awesome camping experience. The fire pit was extra nice too!
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