Hipcamp host Dawn G.,
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Motor Homes only please! (See Camp Tumalo for tents) Country campsite with high desert views. Located in Tumalo, the heart of Central Oregon, almost equal distance between Bend, Redmond, and Sisters.  Located just outside of the Deschutes National Forest and the Cascade Mountain Range, and surrounded by 5 State parks (Tumalo, Smith Rock, Cline Falls, the Cove Palisades, and

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Motor Homes only please! (See Camp Tumalo for tents) Country campsite with high desert views. Located in Tumalo, the heart of Central Oregon, almost equal distance between Bend, Redmond, and Sisters.  Located just outside of the Deschutes National Forest and the Cascade Mountain Range, and surrounded by 5 State parks (Tumalo, Smith Rock, Cline Falls, the Cove Palisades, and La Pine), there is an endless amount of recreational opportunities to be had. This is the perfect Bend base camp. Large gravel driveway for your camper.  Fire pit and charcoal grill. You also have access to an outdoor bathroom you share with Camp Tumalo (tents). Located in a country neighborhood, next to the canal and across the street from a private neighborhood trail system. You'll see hikers, runners, and people walking their dogs. Hunnell Road runs parallel to Old Bend-Redmond Highway and is a popular area for road bikers (See Twin Bridges Scenic Bikeway).  Daytime wildlife include ducks, geese, deer, rabbits, lizards, and quail. Nighttime wildlife include coyotes and a pair of owls. The property itself has 12 chickens, 2 goats, 2 dogs, a cat, and 2 teenage boys. All free range. (Come see how our goats keep the canal clear of weeds!).  Downtown Tumalo is only 2.5 miles away and has Deschutes River access, coffee (both sit down and drive through), food carts, beer and hard cider, fitness/ yoga, and a full service gas station. Within a 5 mile radius is Tumalo State Park, Maston trailhead, Juniper trailhead, the Canal trail and Shevlin Park. 20 minute drive to Smith Rock State Park. Come camp like a local!

RV only area
RV site
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 35 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
Generators allowed
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Hookups: No sewage and TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry present
No showers
No picnic table
Have a question? Send Dawn a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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7 pounds of ice

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Camp site is located just off the Twin Bridges Scenic Bikeway (Road Biking). Close to Maston Trailhead, Juniper Trailhead, Clin...Read more

Boating

Numerous lakes off the Cascade lakes highway; The Cove Palisades State Park

Fishing

2 miles from the Deschutes River

Hiking

Within 5 mile radius of camp: Tumalo State Park, Shevlin Park, Maston Trailhead, Juniper Trailhead, Canal Trail; Cline Butte Lo...Read more

Horseback riding

Maston Trailhead area (see map in photos).

Paddling

Deschutes River (numerous access spots, closest is 3 miles: Tumalo State Park), and the Cascade Lakes (Hosmer is my favorite fo...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)

Cline Butte

Climbing

20 minute drive to Smith Rock State Park

Snow sports

Mount Bachelor, Hoodoo Ski Area, and several snow parks off Cascade Lakes Highway

Surfing

"The Wave" on the Deschutes River! Check out the webcam: Bend Whitewater Park

Swimming

Deschutes River; Tumalo State Park; Cline Falls State Park Cascade Lakes

Whitewater paddling

The Deschutes River ; The Deschutes Paddle Trail; and Bend Whitewater Park (Check out their webcam: Bend Whitewater Park)

Wildlife watching

Everywhere! The property has a family of Blue Jays, a pair of owls, ducks, geese, lizards and quail in the warm months; and dee...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Heart of Central Oregon in Oregon.

Cave

10 minute drive to the Redmond Caves; 30 minute drive to The Lava River Cave south of Bend

Desert

Campsite located in the high desert: Sagebrush, Juniper, and Quail

Mountainous

Cascade Mountain Range

River, stream, or creek

2 miles from the Deschutes River

Suburban

Country neighborhood; frontyard

Swimming hole

Downtown Tumalo river access (2 miles) Tumalo State Park (3 miles)

Waterfall

Close to Tumalo Falls and Steelhead Falls

Driveway

Extra large gravel driveway for RV

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Hipcamper Stephen
Stephen M.
recommends this listing.
April 13th, 2021

This was our second time staying at this great place near the town of Tumalo between Sisters & Bend. Close access to all things outdoors in central Oregon. Great hosts & very accommodating. The fire pit & parking area for our little 18’ trailer is perfect. We’ll be back for another stay for sure. Highly recommend.

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Hipcamper Becky
Becky M.
recommends this listing.
March 27th, 2021

Loved the calm vibe and atmosphere that Dawn has created for campers. Wonderful hospitality and a nice spot.
We will be back.
See you next time, Becky

Hipcamper Rebekah
Rebekah B.
recommends this listing.
March 26th, 2021

Dawn was an amazing host. Site was clean and quiet. We loved waking up to the chickens roaming around.

Hipcamper Oliver
Oliver G.
recommends this listing.
November 13th, 2020

Dawn is the very definition of a thoughtful host. She clearly spent time thinking about how to make our stay more enjoyable and customized the campground to our specific situation (two small kids). I wholeheartedly recommend Dawn as a host and hope to have the privilege of staying with her again some day.

Hipcamper Maria

Perfect spot!

Maria B.
recommends this listing.
November 9th, 2020

We stayed for 3 nigh at Dawn's place. It was a perfect spot for us to explore Bend, Smith Rock, and Tumalo. We stayed in November and had cold weather and snow, but everything was still comfortable and Dawn provided everything we needed. Nice, big and flat spot for our trailer and our son loved the chickens and goats. The set up is really well thought out with everything you might need. Delicious fresh eggs available too! Thank you.

Hipcamper Tim

Awesome time

Tim T.
recommends this listing.
October 31st, 2020

Dawn was a phenomenal host
Had a great time
Place was awesome
Close to great hikes and downtown
Hope to stay again next year

Hipcamper Robyn
Robyn M.
recommends this listing.
October 8th, 2020

Dawns place is beautiful. We parked our sprinter van and stayed for 2 nights. Dawn’s attention to detail was amazing with comfortable chairs, pillows and blankets by the campfire area, plenty of wood and charcoal. She brought us ice and there was drinking water provided. She was helpful when we needed anything and communicated well. Dawn clearly takes pride in her space. :)
What we didn’t expect were additional guests at a tent campsite behind the shower. The shower, as stated, was not private and the toilet bucket was in the shower area, which was a little odd. We had to come up with a system to communicate with the other guests when we would be using the toilet and shower to prevent any accidental “walk-bys”.
The picnic table had been moved out of our site for the tent campers, but luckily we had portable table and chairs we were able to set up from our van.
We would stay there again.

Hipcamper Laurin

Perfect spot with a sublime host

Laurin M.
recommends this listing.
September 19th, 2020

This is my second time staying here and I came back for a reason! Dawn is a wonderful host and the campsite is really great ❤

Hipcamper Kirstin

Great property

Kirstin K.
recommends this listing.
September 13th, 2020

We had a wonderful time at Dawn’s property! Access was easy, the site well kept and lots of amenities (stocked fire pit, outdoor shower, etc). My kids had so much fun with the goats and chickens; excellent place to “free range” and Dawn was extremely welcoming.

The one thing to know, not good or bad just knowledge, is that the site is right next to the host house, and neighbors are within view. This isn’t yourself and 20 acres; you’re staying in a rural neighborhood. Again this isn’t good or bad, just good to know what to expect.

We would stay here again.

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State
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