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North Fork Retreat

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· Alsea, Oregon
10 acres
4 sites
1 RV/Tent
2 RV
1 Tent
North Fork Retreat is peaceful and serene, with the breeze sighing above you. We have several camping options, and some changes have been made this year, so please read our descriptions carefully. Swim or sunbathe at the natural swimming hole just a short stroll upstream. Sightings of a bald eagle, great blue heron, or river otters at play are common. Steps to the steelhead/ trout hatchery and fishing in the river. It’s quiet and peaceful here. This property is a "farm site" and some normal farm sounds and smells should be expected. Some of our sites accommodate RVs, while others are for tents only. Please be sure to review listing before booking. Pets are allowed at all of our sites, camp fires (outside of burn ban) at some of our sites. Amenities also vary from site to site. COVID-19 vaccination required for all guests over 5. Guests love staying here: "Gorgeous spot right next to the Alsea River. Close access to two magical places in Alsea Falls and Mary's Peak. We had a big bright full moon, which unfortunately reduced our stargazing opportunities, but I'm sure that would be spectacular otherwise."
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Biking
Boating
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Hiking
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Forest
River, stream, or creek
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Alsea, 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 Bill H.Joined in May 2018
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259 ratings · 204 reviews
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Susan P.recommends
October 10, 2022
Stargazer Meadow at North Fork
Directions were perfect. Location was described well and set up was a breeze.
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Cha C.recommends
September 24, 2022
Riverside
Camping with a 1 year old and a pup
Loved everything about this site!! The hosts were great and answered any questions. The space is lovely the bathroom situation was clean and wonderful! The river/creek was full of fish.
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Ian R.recommends
September 16, 2022
Garden Grove
We loved our time at Bill's place in the beautiful day forest grove. The pigs down the road were delightful. Beautiful weather and surroundings, with a particular shout out for the fish hatchery down the road. Exceeded expectations!
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Steve L.recommends
September 7, 2022
Riverside
Wonderful campsite by the river and Bill was a wonderful host. We will definitely be staying again.
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Jim J.recommends
August 28, 2022
Garden Grove
We love this spot. Close to the North Fork of the Alsea, large field great for playing any number of sports, nice shady grove of trees perfect for hammocks. And we love the farm animals next door too.
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Andrew C.recommends
August 19, 2022
Stargazer Meadow at North Fork
Serenity in the mountains
I had a lovely time at Bill’s place! Warm and caring hosts in a beautiful location - who could ask for more?
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Aaron S.recommends
August 3, 2022
Riverside
This was our second time staying here. The whole family had a great time playing in the river which is right by the camp site. Bill and his wife greeted us when we arrived and gave us the rundown. I definitely recommend and we’ll be back again :)
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Cameron L.recommends
July 22, 2022
Riverside
Camping with kids!
Best campsite ever especially for kiddos!
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Alyson N.recommends
July 16, 2022
Riverside
We had such a great time during our stay! Our hosts were so helpful and nice. We really enjoyed the beautiful, well maintained site with river access and loved the swimming hole right up the road. We definitely hope to be back in the future!
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Sheila H.recommends
July 15, 2022
Stargazer Meadow at North Fork
The meadow was a great spot very quiet until we got there with all my grandkids but they had room to play and be kids without being told to be quiet because you worry about disturbing others. Swimming hole was just about right for young ones also everyone wished there was more time to spend there
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Michael K.recommends
July 10, 2022
Riverside
Great experience!
Tent camping here was great. Right by the river. Plenty of space. Would return! And hosts were very nice and helpful ')
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Wendy S.recommends
July 10, 2022
Stargazer Meadow at North Fork
4th Stay!
We keep coming back because: -Bill and Pam are wonderful hosts. -We love the convenience of so many things to do, Alsea Falls, Mary’s Peak, the coast. -if you are lucky enough to get a clear night, the stars are truly incredible! -the space with no neighbors nearby is the best.
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Bryan K.recommends
July 4, 2022
Riverside
Great place to camp, good privacy from the road and lovely river sounds. Second time there and would go again.
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Amber S.recommends
July 4, 2022
Riverside
Water dogs wanting
Great private river access. Very private, even being close to the road.
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Melissa H.recommends
July 4, 2022
Riverside
The perfect place to get away! The river was gorgeous and falling asleep to the sound of rushing water was so peaceful! We appreciated the outhouse setup and large jug of water left for us. The space was clean and easily accessible. Although it sits next to a road, the traffic is minimal and doesn’t affect the quality of the camp site. Will definitely camp here again!
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Oliver C.recommends
June 19, 2022
Riverside
Peaceful Riverside was exactly that! Bill and family were very pleasant and just a short distance away had we needed anything. The site is right on the river and is perfect for a family of four or five to enjoy the calming sound of a stream and the serenity of nature.
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Shannon T.recommends
June 17, 2022
Riverside
Amazing spot to get away from the city and be alone. Very peaceful
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Kathleen S.recommends
June 12, 2022
Stargazer Meadow at North Fork
Great camp spot near Corvallis
Bill and his wife were so nice - they greeted us when we arrived and showed us around. We ended up only being able to stay one of the two nights we booked, but it was a quiet and peaceful setting.
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Kevin S.recommends
June 7, 2022
Riverside
Loved the river sounds and morning birds. The giant cedar tree is great. It rained 4 of the 5 nights so it got a bit muddy but we enjoyed ourselves non the less.
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Matt G.recommends
June 6, 2022
Riverside
Loved the serenity and river sound!
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Danielle P.recommends
April 11, 2022
Riverside
Great cute location! Loved the suggestion of Deb's Cafe! Great hike to Alsea falls. The pups and us enjoyed the creek. Composting toilet was clean and easy to use for us newbies. Thank you!
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Travis F.recommends
December 8, 2021
Stargazer Meadow at North Fork
A great HipCamp spot to stay in Oregon! About an hour from the ocean and a half hour from Corvallis; so whether you need a bit of nature with hiking and clean country living, or a bit of the city life with shopping and restaurants, you have easy access to it all. The site is clean, level, and well maintained. Bill is an excellent host as well! He is full of information about the area. I was fortunate to have a couple of conversations with him; he can tell you where to fish, where to sightsee, where to hike, where to find BLM land, and more. I would definitely stay here again and I would highly recommend this place to anyone!
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Simon P.recommends
October 10, 2021
Stargazer Meadow at North Fork
Bill and his family were super welcoming and I had a great stay. The place was beautiful, kind of bummed it rained on us but I would totally come back in the summer to star gaze in the field!
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Kaylee K.recommends
October 4, 2021
Riverside
Nice
Nice spot, crawfish in the river! Close to the road but it's not busy
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Rebecca H.recommends
September 13, 2021
Garden Grove
We had a great visit here! It's a lovely pastoral setting. Pam was a generous host, sharing veggies from the garden and letting our kids visit with her piglets and chickens. Our dog had space to run in the field, and the kids picked blackberries. The facilities were great. We made day trips to hike at Alsea Falls and just down the street to the neighborhood swimming hole pictured in the listing, which was beautiful and fun to explore. Great stars at night! I had been slightly worried when I saw a couple of recent negative reviews, but we did not have the trouble they mentioned. It is true that the (friendly to us) neighbors have a small farm, including a rooster or two, but the sounds and smells of the farm were mild for us. Really, it was kind of an unexpected bonus, since our 4 year old was fascinated with the big pigs, and both kids loved meeting the kitten!
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Leslie C.recommends
September 13, 2021
Riverside
It IS Peaceful, 5/5 stars!
Site is lovely, right on the creek and down the dead end Fish Hatchery road, so there is little traffic. There is no power but there is water across the road. The 'composting' toilet/outhouse is a nice touch and we appreciated the cleanliness. There is a nice fire ring for use in season (there was a fire ban during our stay). Check out Mary's Peak nearby, the hike from the meadow is better than the short one from the top parking lot. We saw a mink across the creek and the sound of the rippling water was the best part.
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Wendy S.recommends
September 11, 2021
Stargazer Meadow at North Fork
Great hosts!
Our third trip this year. We love the openness. Stars were spectacular. Best part though is the helpfulness and concern of the hosts.
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Jeya A.recommends
September 8, 2021
Garden Grove
This was the perfect set up for our group of 5 which included 1 RV and a conversion van. We loved having the privacy under the trees and the open field for morning sun and night time star gazing. Bill and Pam were kind and they answered our questions promptly. We had seen earlier reviews so we knew to expect the rooster. We came prepared with earplugs and he didn't bother us. For the international travelers in our group, it felt like being in a village in places we have lived. I spoke with the neighbors and they were a nice family. We could occasionally smell the livestock but it was not pervasive throughout our 3 nights. We would strongly consider going back next summer.
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Christopher S.recommends
September 8, 2021
Stargazer Meadow at North Fork
Had a nice peaceful stay here. Watched the hawks fly around, and did some stargazing. Excellent viewing conditions if you get a clear night. The treeline blocks a bit of the sky but generally it's a nice field of view. I wasn't expecting it but I had 2 bars of Verizon LTE (I don't think other carriers will work if you need cell service). Having a bathroom and water provided also nice! One tip, watch out for random holes in the field when walking around at night!
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Cindy H.doesn't recommend
September 3, 2021
Garden Grove
Disappointing and not “Serene“
We were welcomed warmly by Pam upon our arrival. The site was clean and easy to locate. It might be helpful for others to know that directly on the other side of the pictured cedar fence is the neighbor’s house, yard, and livestock. When we arrived at the camping spot, their dogs barked, howled and whined for over an hour. We were told by our hosts that there was nothing that could be done about this. They barked, howled and whined again several other times throughout our stay. At 4:30am the rooster, also directly on the other side of the fence, crowed pretty continuously, as roosters do, until about 9am and then again in the evenings. The kids started playing loudly at 6:15am, a loud atv was driven around their yard at another point. There was some yelling at the animals. When the animals were quiet, this was a peaceful place to camp. However the frequency and uncertainty of when and for how long we would listen to barking, howling, whining, and crowing, plus the neighbors out in their yard makes the campsite description and name (Serenity Cove) misleading and disappointing. It was an unpleasant experience and the hosts were not receptive to resolving the problem.
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