Pitch your tent by our pond in the middle of our 80 acre pasture surrounded by field and trees. And property is located just 5 miles from a major horseback riding park (Elijah Bristow) and just 15 short miles if you want a little more difficult horseback riding trail or hiking trail at (Mount Pisgah). for the boater or fisherman we are minutes away from Dexter Lake and Dexte
Pitch your tent by our pond in the middle of our 80 acre pasture surrounded by field and trees. And property is located just 5 miles from a major horseback riding park (Elijah Bristow) and just 15 short miles if you want a little more difficult horseback riding trail or hiking trail at (Mount Pisgah). for the boater or fisherman we are minutes away from Dexter Lake and Dexter Dam and only 28 miles from a large shopping mall. and if that's not enough you can head East on hwy. 58 for 60 miles and you will find yourself at the Willamette Pass Ski Lodge.
You will get off I-5 onto hwy 58. Go through the town of Pleasant Hill and then as you are leaving town (past the school's) you will come to a flashing yellow light. In a couple more miles you will see a second flashing yellow light. On the right at the second yellow light is Rattlesnake Road. Turn right in Rattlesnake and go about 4 miles. Lost Valley Road will be on the right. (Just as you come down off a Hill you will hit a little straight stretch.... if you come to Parvin Road on the left and the sharp turn that goes to the right then you went too far). After you turn right onto Lost Valley you will see a white covered bridge on the left. Anthony Creek Road is directly across from that on the right. It is a gravel road. As soon as you turn on Anthony Creek you will be bordering my pasture. The first two double gates you come to on the right is where you enter. If we are done haying and the gates are closed then the horses are out there so be sure to close the gates back up. There is a mild ditch but just take it at an angle and you should be okay. I drive through there with my big horse trailer.
Once in the pasture stay to the left and along the fenceline to the trees then turn right and follow the trees until you see an opening in the trees on the left and turn through the opening then an immediately right. You will see the pond. The small creek should be dried up by then, but if it isn't it is okay to drive through.
You can access the river under the white bridge, and there is a small boat at the pond that you are welcome to use and if you leave my field and turn right you can follow the road to the end and there are several old logging roads to hike on (not accessible by car). You are also only about 2 miles from Dexter reservoir and Dam.
And if you have pets or go walking around be mindful that there are wildlife in the area (Cougar, Coyote, Bear). Although they don't bother you be mindful that they are present and keep your pets in with you at night.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
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Camping by the pond
We loved this spot! It was beautiful and very secluded and quiet. Would recommend an SUV vehicle since you drive through the field to set to the pond. The little boat was super cute. Make sure you bring everything you need to be comfortable! Joni had awesome communication.
We had such an amazing time here. Joni was a wonderful host - very helpful and accommodating. The site had all we needed - a fire pit with a Santa Maria-style grill, camp chairs and multiple tables. The site itself was right next to a beautiful pond and wandering horses. Would come back in an instant.
This site is indeed beautiful with the pond, field, and horses nearby. However, there are not many amenities if you’re looking for that. I’d recommend bringing all the gear you’ll need to make this an enjoyable stay.
Joni’s land was something out of a dream. A bird watchers paradise. There is plenty of seating, tables, and a great fire pit to cook on. I would recommend bringing a shade structure as there is not a ton of shade. The pond was beautiful, our friends pup had a ball swimming in it. Joni was so sweet and accommodating. Can’t wait to go back.
Joni was very helpful and welcoming! We only stayed for a night but enjoyed the expansive views of the property during sunset as well as the peace and quiet. The land was a bit wet from recent rains so we opted to car camp, but really it’s the environment that counts here and we had a lovely time!
I had such a good time here with my pup. The day that I went, there were four more campers besides me, but I still had enough privacy to enjoy camping by the pond. People who reserved the spot by the pond(first come first serve) have access to the one big fire pit and a bench table, but Joni was able to find me a portable fire pit and a side table that I could borrow for the night. Joni was very helpful in every way. The view was very quaint and beautiful. Highly highly recommend it!
A large pile of excellent firewood was supplied at the large fire pit. The pond is teeming with bird, fish, butterflies and dragonflies. Very scenic, peaceful meadow. The nearby creek beneath the covered bridge is a hidden gem. The horses and border collies are sweet and friendly.
Camping by the pond was perfect! We got there early so we were able to grab the spot with the fire pit and tables. Another group showed up and hung out at the other end of the pond, so Joni brought them down tables and a fire pit to use as well so we could respect social distancing. The property was beautiful and I highly recommend walking down to the river under the white bridge. I would recommend bringing canopies to provide shade in the heat but overall it was a great experience!