Hipcamp host Bonnie L.,
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Large graveled spot for tents or two vehicles with excellent view for miles and miles and night star gazing. Juniper forest with sage brush... basically high desert vegetation. We only allow one reservation per night, although there is lodging (reserved) at the log home almost out of sight up above you. 320 acres to hike and roam. Mitchell is 10 miles away with well stocked

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Large graveled spot for tents or two vehicles with excellent view for miles and miles and night star gazing. Juniper forest with sage brush... basically high desert vegetation. We only allow one reservation per night, although there is lodging (reserved) at the log home almost out of sight up above you. 320 acres to hike and roam. Mitchell is 10 miles away with well stocked grocery and feed store, restaurants, small brewery and tire shop. We give directions immediately and are on ranch for emergencies, questions, etc. Dirt Road is wide, but steep at top. 4 wheel drive is recommended. Very Close to the Painted Hills Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National monument, Ochoco National Forest is seven miles. John Day River for swimming, rafting about 20 minutes. If you can book, it means you can drive on up with out contacting us.  As you drive in if at night, you will see a light on the outhouse.

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
RV Information
Campervans and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 23 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Ask about slideout accommodation
No Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, or Class C RVs
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
No toilet
Amenities
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Bonnie a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Hipcamper Timothy

Quiet hideaway near painted hills

Timothy T.
recommends this listing.
June 24th, 2022

We had a really great time tent camping at Bonnie’s site. It was quiet and secluded. Having no noise or light pollution made the star gazing incredible! I will definitely be back.

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Hipcamper Alan
Alan G.
recommends this listing.
June 21st, 2022

What a great spot! Secluded, gorgeous views, basic amenities - a perfect spot to get away and unwind. Close to the Painted Hills and Fossil Beds, beautiful drive in every direction. 10/10

Hipcamper Jeff
Jeff C.
recommends this listing.
June 17th, 2022

Terrific scenery. Bonnie's land is classic John Day country with a beautiful view of Black Butte. I also loved the off-trail hiking (which I wouldn't generally recommend to other campers since it's a scramble.) It would be good to know if the road beyond Bonnie's house is available for walking.

Hipcamper Oleg
Oleg K.
recommends this listing.
May 30th, 2022

We loved on with Bonnie's lands. The view are owesome! The camping site is easy to find and use.

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Hipcamper Miasha

Beautiful spot with fantastic hosts

Miasha N.
recommends this listing.
October 22nd, 2021

Steve and Bonnie had a fantastic site. Beautiful views to start off the day. We ran into some trouble coming out as part of the drive down had turned to a mud pit. Steve spent his morning with a tractor and a jeep wrangler helping us get out of our precarious situation. It was more than we could have asked for and he and Bonnie went above and beyond to get us back on our way.

Couldn’t recommend them more for the next time you visit the Painted Hills.

Peter & Miasha

Hipcamper Jennifer
Jennifer Z.
recommends this listing.
September 25th, 2021

Great location to explore the area. Agree with other reviewers - easy directions, quiet, great views, nice setup!

Hipcamper Sara
Sara G.
recommends this listing.
September 8th, 2021

Incredible view! Super clear directions. The road to the campsite is a bit rough. I went up in my Prius and was a little worried it wouldn't make it, but it did!

Hipcamper Tom

Amazing site!

Tom F.
recommends this listing.
September 2nd, 2021

Very quiet and beautiful! You arent too far from two houses higher in the hills which can provide a better sense of security. The light pollution is barely existent which provides amazing views of the stars. I highly recommend this site to anyone!

Hipcamper Erin

Awesome!

Erin P.
recommends this listing.
August 24th, 2021

We enjoyed the camp here and will definitely return! The views are gorgeous, and we felt isolated which is what we were looking for.
Bonnie was quick to communicate, and we had no problems finding the space from the directions she gave.

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