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Bar UK River Ranch Camp & Ride

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· La Center, Washington
200 acres
5 sites
5 RV/Tent
My Swedish parents Ulf and Petsy Kahn purchased the Ranch in 1969, raising horses and cattle (200 head at one time). We rode the trails, tended the cows, and had great times fishing, swimming and camping.  Campers can enjoy Kayaking, Horseback Riding ...and Swimming at our beautiful riverside location!  Camp by river with tent, trailor or RV,  RV "Boondockers" are welcome. Tour the beautiful Lewis river valley by horse back and ride into town for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Perfect first experience with horses for the kids, Erik is great with the little ones and makes sure everyone is comfortable and has a wonderful time. Kayakers and Paddleboarders  will love the location, camping right on the 32 mile John Pollack water trail. The Quaint town of La Center can be your destination, an easy paddle, about four miles of natural wetlands and wildlife along the way. Visit The new IIani Casino  15 minutes away, offering  entertainment and five star restaurants. We are really excited to share some of the most beautiful areas by creating a few private campsites overlooking the river. We want it to be everything the crowded campgrounds are not!
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Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
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Beach
Forest
River, stream, or creek
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La Center, Washington, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Erik K.Joined in January 2019
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300 ratings · 228 reviews
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Jamie J.recommends
October 24, 2022
Site 5 - Bar UK River Ranch Camp & Ride
The site was kept up well. Gorgeous location, sites are right by the water and they did an amazing job with privacy between sites.
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Casey M.recommends
October 9, 2022
Site 1 - Bar UK River Ranch Camp & Ride
A great spot to keep coming back to
We had a wonderful time, AGAIN! We found this little gem earlier this summer and had to go back again. The hosts are friendly and helpful, and the campsite is clean with great views and access to the river. Thank you so much again, we’ll be back! Can
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Cheryl M.recommends
October 3, 2022
Site 2 - Bar UK River Ranch Camp & Ride
Beautiful River Camping
Excellent camp right on the river. Well spaced, we’ll cared for and beautiful! Hosts were outstanding as well.
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Erin F.recommends
October 2, 2022
Site 1 - Bar UK River Ranch Camp & Ride
Campsite #1 is THE best. We have stayed here twice already and it is in our top 3 spots local to PDX. So easy to get into, beautiful views, a rope swing and a tree perch, plenty of space…the list goes on. Highly recommend!!
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Kevin G.recommends
October 2, 2022
Site 5 - Bar UK River Ranch Camp & Ride
Great getaway!
Amazing experience. Hosts communicated in a friendly, prompt and helpful manner. Beautiful property right on the river bank. Took my son with another father son duo. The boys practically lived in the kayaks! Will be back 100%.
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Olaf S.recommends
October 2, 2022
Site 3 - Bar UK River Ranch Camp & Ride
It’s beautiful, clean, privat and Michelle is very nice. So definitely one of my favorite camps in the area
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Susan H.recommends
October 1, 2022
Site 4 - Bar UK River Ranch Camp & Ride
Beautiful and Relaxing
Site 4 was a beautiful riverside experience. It was clean and quiet with a cute little picnic table, fire pit and 2 comfortable chairs. In the evening we sat and listened to the sweet sounds of nature, including coyotes, frogs, birds and crickets. The hosts were extremely attentive and eager to make sure our experience was a great one…. And it was!!
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Cory A.recommends
September 25, 2022
Site 5 - Bar UK River Ranch Camp & Ride
It was a wonderful experience for the family. Great sites on the river. They were well thought out. Kayaks available for use and we were able to see several fish and turtles. Finished the trip off with a guided horseback tour with Eric. That was the highlight for the kids.
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Erica H.recommends
September 15, 2022
Site 1 - Bar UK River Ranch Camp & Ride
Best Hipcamp I've been to. 10/10
This is by far the best Hipcamp I've been to. You can tell the owners really care about making it a great experience for everyone. The location is beautiful and easy to get to, it was so nice being on the water, and each camp spot is set up with a firepit, chairs, and a table––plus there was LOTS of space for each site. And it was nice and quiet out there! There were 2 porta potties that get cleaned every week––SO nice having a proper toilet. We also saw frogs, turtles, fish, and caterpillars. I just can't recommend them enough!
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Donna P.recommends
September 6, 2022
Site 4 - Bar UK River Ranch Camp & Ride
Clean, quiet, limited # of camp sites, close to Portland.
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Lydia B.recommends
September 5, 2022
Site 5 - Bar UK River Ranch Camp & Ride
A beautiful and peaceful setting
This was our second year coming here. It’s a really beautiful and peaceful property and feels like a true getaway even though it’s so close to Portland. We stayed in camp site #5 and it’s very large so was great to split with one other family. That site borders neighbors on a different property and they hosted a very disruptive party with loud music one of the nights which was a bummer, but the hosts were responsive and did everything within their control to intervene and checked in with all the guests and us the next day which was nice. They said it’s never happened before so we must have just been unlucky. It’s a risk you take when sharing camp grounds which we understand. Otherwise we have no complaints and would recommend and plan to return. The extra touches are much appreciated (trash can, picnic table, potty, wild flowers, water pump, and communal kayaks).
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Laura O.recommends
September 5, 2022
Site 1 - Bar UK River Ranch Camp & Ride
Beautiful site
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Maria B.recommends
September 5, 2022
Site 1 - Bar UK River Ranch Camp & Ride
This was our third year visiting the camp and we will be back again!
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Hana B.recommends
September 2, 2022
Site 1 - Bar UK River Ranch Camp & Ride
Gorgeous. Heavenly. Quiet and peaceful
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Eric G.recommends
August 30, 2022
Site 4 - Bar UK River Ranch Camp & Ride
Sweet, quiet, and great spacing and privacy between the camp sites. A great, mellow river that my kids (10 & 13) could safely explore on their own.
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Jaki W.recommends
August 29, 2022
Site 5 - Bar UK River Ranch Camp & Ride
Great space with nice views and amazing river access. The hosts were very responsive and friendly. Would love to stay here again!
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Casey M.recommends
August 28, 2022
Site 2 - Bar UK River Ranch Camp & Ride
Bar UK is one of the best campsites I’ve ever stayed at!!! The sites were large, super clean, and the access to the river was amazing! We had a bunch of kids in our group and they all had a wonderful time, as did all the adults! I cannot recommend this place enough and we’ll be back again!
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Caitlin C.recommends
August 16, 2022
Site 3 - Bar UK River Ranch Camp & Ride
Gorgeous and so fun for kids!
Absolutely gorgeous spot! The dock is so convenient; we basically lived in the river and kayaks during our time there. Excellent hosts and fantastic location, we will be back!
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Amy R.recommends
August 16, 2022
Site 1 - Bar UK River Ranch Camp & Ride
Great series of sites
We booked sites together with friends we have not seen in years, the spacious sites allowed everyone to space out as needed yet enjoy time together as well. The easy river access was fun for both kids and adults.
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Lyndsey V.recommends
August 15, 2022
Site 2 - Bar UK River Ranch Camp & Ride
An experience unlike any other
Our group booked all five sites and very quickly it became a camping experience quite unlike any other. This spot was like a scene from any coming-of-age story set in the country. The children spent endless hours swimming, swinging from the rope swing, and playing on the sandy beach. Adults enjoyed the peace from knowing the kids were in a safe space and enjoying themselves. The sites were quaint and charming with plenty of shade, fresh-cut flowers set out on the tables, fresh cold water access, and port-a-potties close by. The river views and starry-filled skies were breathtaking. The one-hour horseback ride closely rivaled the entertainment provided by the river. We will definitely be coming back!
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Jj H.recommends
August 12, 2022
Site 2 - Bar UK River Ranch Camp & Ride
River fun!
Hosts were awesome, sites were beautiful right on the river, couldn’t ask for a better week of rest and relaxation. Kids and dog had a blast playing in the river, which was extremely swim friendly. I didn’t ride horses but everyone else in the group did and had a great time. The rope swing into the water was a hit, and if you are daring there is a ladder to launch from much higher.
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Kristen L.recommends
August 11, 2022
Site 4 - Bar UK River Ranch Camp & Ride
Wonderful spot on the Lewis River!
We loved this place! It’s an idyllic spot perfect for families. We l had a great time and can’t wait to go back.
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Cathy A.recommends
August 9, 2022
Site 4 - Bar UK River Ranch Camp & Ride
Camping and riding
My family, teens and adults, had a lot of fun camping and horseback riding at Bar UK River ranch. The campsite had a nice river view, they had complimentary kayaks available to go up and down the river. They were very friendly too. Erick was fun and instructive. He was able to accommodate a large group made up of riders with different experience levels. It was a great experience!
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Stacy R.recommends
August 8, 2022
Site 4 - Bar UK River Ranch Camp & Ride
We loved it! The sites were perfect! They left out beautiful flowers for us on our picnic tables. Loved having the Adirondack chairs and being right on the water is magical! We will be back next year for sure.
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Rae C.recommends
July 30, 2022
Site 3 - Bar UK River Ranch Camp & Ride
Amazing hosts, beautiful well maintained campsites right on the river. Loved seeing the horses too. Will camp there again
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Sophia P.recommends
July 29, 2022
Site 1 - Bar UK River Ranch Camp & Ride
We love camping at Bar UK and look forward to going back next summer! Thank you Erik & Michelle!
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Shannon E.recommends
July 29, 2022
Site 5 - Bar UK River Ranch Camp & Ride
We camped in Site 5 and were very happy with our spot. It was private with a field for our kids to run around in. In the photos, it shows a rope swing, but it wasn't there. Just a rope to climb down to the water, which would have been awesome if our kids were older and could swim independently (it looked deep). Michelle kindly came out to greet us and there were some wildflowers in a vase waiting for us on our picnic table. We paid for the 1-hr horseback riding session and set it up with Erik via text before we arrived. However, when the time came, we had to wait well over an hour because they didn't have the paperwork necessary to ride. Would have been nice to have been able to complete the forms digitally before arriving. This was a bit frustrating since we have small impatient kids and it ate into our plans for the rest of the day. But once we finally got going, it was a really special ride on horses Diego and Smokey. The farm was breathtaking. Kim was our guide and she was super friendly and knowledgable. She even took a bunch of photos of us, which was very sweet of her. We got back and the kids enjoyed some time playing in the river and mud. Note: if your kids can't yet swim, you have to kayak from the dock across the river to get to the little beach side. Overall it was a wonderful camping experience and we'd love to come back one day!
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Bill B.recommends
July 28, 2022
Site 2 - Bar UK River Ranch Camp & Ride
Hipcamp needs more like this...
Another great weekend campout- no mosquitos was a blessing. Erik and Sarah were both the best hosts and very easy to work with. Doing the horse ride next time!
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Darla P.recommends
July 20, 2022
Site 4 - Bar UK River Ranch Camp & Ride
We love how beautiful and peaceful it is. Michelle and Erik are 2 of the nicest people you will ever meet! We plan to keep going back!!
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Ginny K.recommends
July 17, 2022
Site 1 - Bar UK River Ranch Camp & Ride
Absolutely wonderful and perfect in every way!! This was my second time here with friends and it’s definitely going to be an annual trip. Maybe more than once a summer now! We love that we can put our paddleboard’s in right from camp, always love meeting super cool other campers and dealing with Michele and Eric is always a breeze, they are so wonderful and gracious
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