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The Enclave

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· Mitchell, Wheeler, Oregon
10 acres hosted by Dickse F.
1 RV site
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Nomadic camping
Best for self-contained campers. There are no toilets, showers, or potable water at this Hipcamp.
55’ RV spot with electricity located on a 10-acre plot with stunning views of basalt rimrocked mountains and lush green fields that extend from the John Day River. One mile from the Twickenham Bridge, a dropping-off or arriving point for floaters of the John Day River. Also close to the Painted Hills, John Day Fossil Beds, and Blue Basin which rank as some of the most interesting and beautiful sites in the Northwest. If you’re looking for a mind-blowing stargazing experience, Twickenham is the place. The Oregonian designated the area of the John Day Fossil Beds as one of Oregon’s 8 best stargazing spots. The fossil beds lie under some of the darkest skies in the state, which also includes Twickenham. It's a place where darkness brings the universe to life. If you have never seen a clear, starry sky from a place devoid of light pollution then you’re in for a real treat. With the naked eye alone, from a dark site, on a clear night you’ll see thousands of stars, meteors, the zodiacal light, airglow, satellites, the milky way, nebulas, and occasionally auroras, comets and UFOs. You’ll find Twickenham in the darkest sky zone by using the Dark Site Finder. The John Day Fossil Beds is a complex of incredible natural attractions that burst with color in the daylight. The Painted Hills (one of the Seven Wonders of Oregon) and Blue Basin (a Seven Wonders runner up) rank as some of the most interesting and beautiful sites in the Northwest. Have a fun day floating the John Day River or sightseeing at the Painted Hills, and then come stay in Twickenham for an evening of stargazing that’s out of this world! Enjoy the wildlife. Guests frequently hear coyotes and see deer, elk, and all kinds of birds including pheasants, quail, chuckers, magpies, hummingbirds, and resident long horned owls, Oswald and Amelia. Electricity is provided via a solar and wind turbine generator. The generator includes a 12V Port (up to 240 watts of power), a 120V 30amp AC outlet, two USB ports, and three 120V AC outlets. Please bring any adapters that you might need. Dogs are welcome but must be leashed at all times as there are cats that roam the property. The property also features a 6,120 sq ft fenced-in garden space. Fresh produce is available during the summer season. Workstays are available. Please inquire.55’ RV spot with electricity located on a 10-acre plot with stunning views of basalt rimrocked mountains and lush green fields that extend from the John Day River. Electricity is provided via a solar and wind turbine generator. The generator includes a 12V Port (up to 240 watts of power), a 120V 30amp AC outlet, two USB ports, and three 120V AC outlets. Please bring any adapters that you might need. Water from a hose is available upon request. Dogs are welcome but must be leashed at all times as there are cats that roam the property. You might be able to tap into wifi from a certain part your campsite. The property also features a 6,120 sq ft fenced-in garden space. Fresh produce is available during the summer season. Workstays are available. Please inquire.
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Karetha P.recommends
July 3, 2024
The Enclave Campground
Will definitely come back
I loved tent camping on D's property. It was beautiful and well laid out. D was a phenomenal host. She reached out immediately to give me the best directions and guidance to get there, and gave us scenic backroads, routes, and shortcuts so we could get the most of our travels around John Day National Park. D was also abundantly kind and thoughtful. It was a fantastic trip and we plan on returning!
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Stephen V.recommends
June 15, 2024
The Enclave Campground
Thank you Dickse! Great spot for a quick overnight and then float trip on the John Day. Super close to Twickenham bridge put in. Easy to get into and out of. Nice spot!
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Jean W.recommends
June 5, 2024
The Enclave Campground
Simply Beautiful
Located about 16 miles from the nearest town, Dickse's property is a beautiful oasis of green. We boondocked there overnight and in the morning were treated to a tour of the schoolhouse where Dickse (Dee) lives now and where both her grandmother and mother taught. Wonderful history, wonderful dark sky and wonderful host.
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Mitchell, Wheeler, Oregon, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla, Nüümü (Northern Paiute), Tenino, and Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs 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 Dickse F.

Joined in May 2024
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