Hipcamp host James T.,
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Welcome to Molalla Ripple!   

Enjoy the sound of the Molalla River rolling over the rocks.  Wake up to birds chirping and tall trees swaying in the breeze.  The campsites are sixty feet apart for privacy and one path leads to the river with two private beach areas to relax.  The river flow does change after heavy rains so it may not be suitable to swim in the early spr

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Welcome to Molalla Ripple!   

Enjoy the sound of the Molalla River rolling over the rocks.  Wake up to birds chirping and tall trees swaying in the breeze.  The campsites are sixty feet apart for privacy and one path leads to the river with two private beach areas to relax.  The river flow does change after heavy rains so it may not be suitable to swim in the early spring but fishing is great!  The river flows at its lowest level in July and August which helps our learning swimmers enjoy the water.  Walk out to the swimming hole from the river path to cool down on a hot summer day.   

We work with our local Oregon Department of Forestry to insure that we comply with all campfire regulations along the river.  When needed they may or may not issue permits to allow burning.  Please respect the neighbors to the north by staying on the same side of the sign reading "END OF HIP CAMP."  

On our 25 acre farm known as JSM Ranch you'll see black angus beef cattle grazing on grass pastures along with free range goats, sheep, ducks and chickens.  Our beef cattle are 100% grass fed with no hormones, antibiotics or grain finish added. We practice rotational grazing on our farm. Some times the cattle will not be in the fields next to the camp sites. But your welcome to walk our fields to find them. You're only minutes away from the town of Molalla to grab a bite, groceries or other camp items.  You won't be disappointed for a great breakfast at Tammy D's (Mulino, OR), sandwiches at Humble Pig or pizza at Bear Creek Pizza & Pub.  Please review the rules to ensure everyone's safety and enjoyment as we have electric fences and moving water.  Check out our Group site River Rock for bigger families. We change our rates with the seasons.

Thank you,

James Toops

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
3 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Hot tub available
No kitchen
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 20ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send James a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

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Molalla River Hot Tub

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EV Charging

We have Stage one charging for Molalla Ripple and River Rock.

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Five minutes and you will be on back country roads with rolling hills and flat runs.

Fishing

We have fall and spring runs with many types of fish including salmon, coho salmon and trout. A few years ago, Clackamas Soil ...Read more

Hiking

You are ten minutes from the Molalla River Corridor which has many hiking and horse trails to enjoy.

Horseback riding

Molalla River Corridor has many horse trails only ten minutes away.

Paddling

Bring you own canoe, tube or paddle board. We have a four person paddle boat by the entrance to the river available first come ...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)

Pacific NW Live Streamers at 31803 S Shady Dell Rd in Molalla operates every Sunday starting May until the last Sunday in Octo...Read more

Swimming

Private swimming hole ranging from ankle to 8 feet deep. No diving area or lifeguard on duty.

Wildlife watching

We planted 200 trees and 100 shrubs to build a riparian buffer at Woodcock creek located on the southeast corner of our propert...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Molalla Ripple in Oregon.

Forest

The campsites are hidden from the highway behind tall fir trees and along the Molalla River.

River, stream, or creek

The campsites are along the Molalla River where you can listen to the water flowing across the rocks at night. Take a stroll t...Read more

Swimming hole

We have a private swim hole that most people don't know of.

Farm

Walk around to enjoy the sounds of nature like trees swaying in the breeze and birds chirping. You may see our free range duck...Read more

Ranch

JSM Ranch LLC raises 100% grass fed black angus beef with no hormones, antibiotics or grain finish added. We practice rotation...Read more

Driveway

We have a graveled, single lane down through two cattle gates which leads to a dirt path single lane to your campsite. The cat...Read more

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Hipcamper Shannon

Farm stay right on the river.

Shannon M.
recommends this listing.
(Molalla Ripple Site 1 Orange Sign)
November 14th, 2021

So great to have a place to stay right next to the river! I have a medium camper van and was able to park at a spot. Cows, sheep, pig and chickens. Good wifi. You have to pack out the trash, but cans are provided. Staying in the Fall, midweek I was the only one there. Great communication from the host which I never met in person. Very peaceful and quiet.

Hipcamper Nick
Nick S.
recommends this listing.
(Molallla Ripple Site 2 Orange Sign)
October 16th, 2021

This was a great spot to escape the city without having to drive too far. All the space you need while surrounded by beautiful scenery. We will be back.

The view from site #2
Hipcamper Brittany
Brittany H.
recommends this listing.
(Molallla Ripple Site 2 Orange Sign)
October 4th, 2021

Beautiful view of the river! Super nice hosts who came by to check on us. Thanks again!

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Hipcamper Rebecca
Rebecca G.
recommends this listing.
(Molalla Ripple Site 1 Orange Sign)
September 26th, 2021

Molalla Riple Campsite #1 was great. The campsite was well maintained with partial views of the river through nice trees. There was also a water pump next to the site that sounded like a nice water fountain - very soothing! While it's technically private, you can see the adjacent campsite...and if anyone had opted to rent the hottub it would have been right next to us. James was a great, responsive host and brought us wood when we asked for more and gave us tips for where to walk to see the full property. We also enjoyed a very nice, lazy afternoon on paddleboards in the river which was pretty relaxing.

Would recommend and return again

Hipcamper Brad

Super fun!

Brad S.
recommends this listing.
(Molallla Ripple Site 2 Orange Sign)
September 26th, 2021

Very fun, I was on site 2, for 4 days 3 nights. Path right down to the river great sunset and sunrise. There are many craw dads and fish, and frogs. Right next to the cows and the big old piggy. Had a great time with my 2 German shepherds they loved the water. I would recommend this camp to anyone! Will definitely be staying here from now on!

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Hipcamper Robin
Robin F.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Molalla Riplle Site 3 Orange Sign)
September 18th, 2021

Booked site #3 for two nights and added huddle of firewood. Cons: site was smaller than expected and no wood when I arrived. The ground was uneven and only one real option to place my tent. Site 3 was private as advertised but could tell the other two were not. Pros: gorgeous scenery, quite since I was the only spot occupied, but probably quite regardless. Waking up to the sound of the river was as relaxing as you’d expect. Site 2 had straw laid out, which made my spot a bit of a downer. Overall, I’d recommend the camp and a spot I’d go back to during hot weather

Hipcamper Jake

River getaway

Jake W.
recommends this listing.
(Molalla Riplle Site 3 Orange Sign)
September 13th, 2021

Campsite 3 was a great spot on the Molalla river with access to the water right from the campsite. Everything was well kept up and the bathrooms were kept very clean! Was a great weekend getaway to enjoy the water and relax.

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Hipcamper Ellie
Ellie M.
recommends this listing.
(Molallla Ripple Site 2 Orange Sign)
September 12th, 2021

Site#2 Great place to relax and unwind from hectic work schedules. And just a hour away from Portland. Beautiful view of the river. Close by bathrooms and water supplies if needed. I enjoyed the quiet surroundings listening to wild life. Will definitely return. Thanks again James for opening up your property for us to relax from day to day life!!

Hipcamper Doug

Quiet nature getaway on river

Doug P.
recommends this listing.
(Molalla Riplle Site 3 Orange Sign)
September 8th, 2021

Our stay was great! The place exceeded our expectations by far: very secluded private camp grounds right on the river and the hosts are very attentive and accommodating. We would love to stay there again and will definitely recommend to friends and family.

Awards

Best in 2021 Oregon
Finalist
Property
Molalla Ripple
State
Oregon
Country
United States
$30/night
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