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Oregon Trail Powered Camp Spot

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· Meacham, Oregon
1 acre
1 site
1 RV/Tent
Camp on the Oregon Trail. Space #1. Water and Power on site Learn more about this land: We are in Meacham, Oregon and close to everything outdoors. About half way between Pendleton and La Grande. Not far from Starkey, Ukiah, Umatilla with national forest just minutes away. This spot has an outhouse for your use. This is also a 1 minute walk to The Oregon Trail Cafe. You will hear trains as they are across the intersection. Some nights more than others.
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Meacham, 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 Dave B.Joined in November 2019
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42 ratings · 36 reviews
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Ryan S.doesn't recommend
December 25, 2022
Oregon Trail Powered Camp Sites
We stayed in December and unfortunately the spots were plowed in with snow so we needed to park off property. The host was not present. The porta potty was clean which was nice.
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Jerry B.doesn't recommend
September 16, 2022
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Overbooked smart to overlook
When we got there at three thirty our reserved spot was taken and all the others were filled one by a pickup so luckily we were able to find a spot. The spot looked really rough and way to close to each other and kind of broke down looking. I would not recommend this site to anyone
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Tam D.
August 18, 2022
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Beautiful setting. Lovely campsite on the grass. Restaurant and owners were awesome! Food was amazing. But if you want to sleep, no chance. Railroad tracks are nearby and train comes by about every half hour blowing its horn through the intersection so that’s what you get all night long.
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Amber G.recommends
July 17, 2022
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Great Stop-Over!
This was a great stop over on a long trip over I84. Right off the highway. The food in the cafe was amazing and unexpected. We just needed an inexpensive, safe place to park and have power so we could sleep with AC and carry on down the road, Dave’s place was perfect. The trains did not bother us at all.
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Cheryl P.recommends
May 26, 2022
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It was as described. The trains didn’t bother us but I can see how they might. Cute cafe with good food!
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Romeo M.recommends
March 3, 2022
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Great spot to pitch/park
Dave is a wonderful and kind man whom I met briefly but felt Ive known always. My car got stuck in the snow during my stay and Dave was compassionate and eager to help in any way he could. This is a great spot if you want: 1.) a place to pitch/park, 2.) a chance to interact with super down to earth locals, 3.) get some delightful Country breakfast and coffee right after you wake up The only downside is the spot is next to a busy railroad. The horns are loud as hell and will wake you up if you sleep early. Thankfully, the trains stopped rolling through around 9PM and I would guess this is usually the case aswell.
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Forrest C.recommends
September 27, 2021
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good communication, as described
great communication, even know booked late in evening for the same day, the host checked in with me and made sure we were OK. if you want a simple place to spend the night, and have power, it works perfect.
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Colleen C.recommends
September 16, 2021
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Great location! And really nice folks at the cafe next door.
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Margaret W.recommends
August 29, 2021
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Easy to find
It was very easy to find and I loved having power
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Maureen M.recommends
August 21, 2021
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Easy, in a beautiful setting, with a friendly restaurant right next-door.
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Rex V.recommends
August 3, 2021
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Great spot! Easy access from 84. Woke up to some delicious French toast, pancakes and biscuits and gravy! Definitely recommend!
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Melissa C.
August 2, 2021
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Not the best.
A minimum of 12 trains came thru. Right outside of our tent blowing loud whistle each time. We paid for water, no water near our spot. Clean porta potty. Hand sanitizer empty.
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Amy H.recommends
July 29, 2021
Oregon Trail Powered Camp Sites
Great place to stop on a road trip. Great food at the cafe. Cleanest port o pot I’ve ever used.
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Matthew J.recommends
July 25, 2021
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We had a great stay here for a quick overnight. We were sad to miss dinner by a half hour, but the breakfast in the morning was great (and you can't beat the one minute walk to good food). Nothing like some 30 amp service and some biscuits and gravy!
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Cherish A.recommends
May 13, 2021
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Simple enough...pull up off the side of the road, park and plug in if needed. It is a bit loud however I was able to sleep so all worked out.
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Russ W.recommends
May 1, 2021
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I enjoyed my stay at Oregon Trail Powered Camp Site. Very nice and helpful host. They prepare great food at their café as well. If you are looking for a place to just slow down I would recommend it.
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Maggie C.doesn't recommend
April 26, 2021
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Quick and eady
Dave was kind and accommodating. It was great to have electrical hookup and a toilet. The site was close to the road so did not feel real safe for a single woman.
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Christina V.recommends
January 11, 2021
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A GEM
A wonderful simple place to lay your head for the night.....it was snowing and I had all the heat I needed and felt safe and cozy in my Casita....just a word of caution, if you don't love trains and their horns, then I would consider choosing another place but if you love trains then the sound is comforting. Also, great little cafe next door. A gem of a place.
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Mary A.recommends
November 25, 2020
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Thanks to other comments we were prepared for the trains. Parking was a little muddy but it is winter after all. If we weren’t in Covid I would’ve liked to visit the cafe, maybe next time.
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Douglas S.
October 18, 2020
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No frills railroad-roadside pul off
Conveniently located, not far from Immigrant Springs State Park which is on the highway, this is off the highway but right next to an active railroad track.
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Bethany D.recommends
September 19, 2020
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Easy, cheap, no fuss for roadtrip
Perfect quick layover on a road trip—simple, easy drive-up access, nice grassy sleeping area. It’s basically a giant lawn they divided into camp spots. We heard cows, elk bugling, and trains, all of which was actually comforting for a late-night layover.
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Greg D.recommends
September 10, 2020
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Good spot for quick layover
Dave greeted us upon arrival, made sure we had all we needed. Invited us over for “Taco Tuesday”, food was great. Only downside is close to RR tracks and a few trains passed in the night. Didn’t bother us too much as we live near tracks and are used to it.
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Leighann C.recommends
September 6, 2020
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Dave was very responsive despite coming in around 9/930pm. The site is an open gravel space with about 4-5 electric hookups (from what I saw). There is a barn, house, and the Oregon Trail Store next to it with some houses scattered along the drive. About 3-4 mins from 84 exit depending which direction you’re coming and close to train tracks so you will hear the train at night and early morning, but I didn’t really lose any sleep. Besides that, the restaurant (Oregon Trail Store) has all you need for camping —including a hose for portable water—and a delish breakfast before the hustle out. We did not stay for lunch but do yourself a favor and try the Bundaberg soda (amazing)!
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Marta A.recommends
August 26, 2020
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Nice people, convenient stop off!
This is a convenient stop off for overnight! Cafe and store are convenient for basic needs and something to eat. Closed on Wednesdays. Has the potential for great long term sites with some work, Dave has only had the place for two years. Very reasonable rates. Good for RV’s or tents, great grassy area. Dogs welcome!
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Jomar F.
August 24, 2020
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Easy, safe overnighter
Easy spot less than 10 min from the main highway. Nice mowed lawn with parking right at the site. Flood light was helpful for nighttime camp setup but detracted from stargazing. Trains are loud but bring some earplugs and understand the expectations. Perfect for a quick, safe rest stop on the road. Portable toilet hasn't been serviced in quite some time (dry mound of solids).
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Vaughan A.
August 16, 2020
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Did the job
A cute spot in an old railroad town. Surrounded by a few trailers on both sides. In a really nice grassy patch but not a lot a privacy and a loud train that comes through every few hours. Good for a stop along the interstate but not for much else.
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Lili I.doesn't recommend
July 27, 2020
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The directions to the site was correct but it didn’t look like a campsite it looked like a parking area with grass next to it. The campsite it’s self was fine. I just didn’t think about the freight train and the disturothat that would cause especially during the night.
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Theresa L.
July 26, 2020
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Close to highway but Cold temps.
The site is convenient and it’s right off the freeway. I’m not familiar with the area and I didn’t know that it gets really cold at night even in summertime. But the host came down to bring firewood. I had some that I brought cause we came late and the store was going to be closed. The firewood he brought burned amazingly hot! We stayed about 4 hrs and put on all our warm clothes but just didn’t pack for those Cold temps. So after we had dinner we packed up and drove to Pendleton nearby and it was warmer there. Just a note bring your winter sleeping bags if you are tent camping here. The spigot at the camp site wasn’t working so we used a hose from the store to wash our dishes. The people here are very nice and accommodating, You probably should get to camp early and have a hot meal from the store rather than cook as I didn’t see a picnic table nearby so I set up my stove in the back of my car and we sat in our camp chairs to eat. Also if you are a light sleeper the train passes nearby, something to consider. I would say stop here to take an afternoon nap and stay for dinner then get back on the road if you don’t have cold weather gear.
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Stephen M.
July 24, 2020
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Woo. Woo. Toot. Toot
Dave is a great host and the burgers served at the store rock!! Hope you like trains & the whistle blowing during the night while you’re trying to sleep.
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David H.recommends
July 13, 2020
Oregon Trail Powered Camp Sites
Really comfortable spot. Train noise, but that’s how it goes.
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