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
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.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 9 months out
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Take advantage of these offers available to add to your trip to Molalla Ripple
Ice 7lbs. bags
Fresh local Ice
Matches and Fire starter
Wood matches and one 10 minute Eco fire starter.
30 Minute Fire starter!
Not sure how to get a campfire started? Let us help with this new fire starte...Read more
Firewood & Matches, fire starter
Box of wooden matches and one bio-friendly fire starter that burns for ten mi...Read more
Provide yourself the extra insulation from mother earth. Sleep on a bed of st...Read more
Timber Pellet Fireplace
Big Timber patio Heater made in Oregon by Tyson Traeger. Approved to use whil...Read more
Don't have the room to pack out? We can offer taking your trash. We already p...Read more
Start your trip off right with a bundle of firewood, fire starter and matches...Read more
Molalla River Hot Tub
Listen to the river while relaxing in your private hot tub. Comes with five-p...Read more
Need to bring an extra car we have you covered. Please park in the designated...Read more
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Five minutes and you will be on back country roads with rolling hills and flat runs.
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
You are ten minutes from the Molalla River Corridor which has many hiking and horse trails to enjoy.
Molalla River Corridor has many horse trails only ten minutes away.
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
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
Private swimming hole ranging from ankle to 8 feet deep. No diving area or lifeguard on duty.
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
Natural features you'll find at Molalla Ripple in Oregon.
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
We have a private swim hole that most people don't know of.
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
JSM Ranch LLC raises 100% grass fed black angus beef with no hormones, antibiotics or grain finish added. We practice rotation...Read more
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
Places to see near Molalla Ripple
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Last minute getaway
There was some vehicle noise at night, and each Ripple campsite is only a stone's throw apart, but the river was really nice and sites 1-3 are pretty separated from each other. Site 1 is closest to the entrance and bathrooms, Site 3 is furthest at the end of the property.
The cows are pretty cool and some great dogs/chickens/ducks greet you when you arrive, but there isn't much in the way of hiking: we pretty much hung out at our picnic table and played cards during the day. The river flows pretty fast in spring but we saw an osprey fishing and plenty of songbirds in the trees. Straw laid on the site was appreciated since otherwise it would be pretty muddy. Overall it was the quick nature getaway we needed, and the host was pleasant even though we booked just hours before showing up!
Beautiful property with a beautiful campsite right on the Molalla river. Water available at the campsite, shower and bathrooms. Everything you need for a quiet night of camping. Highly recommend.
My wife and I really enjoyed our Easter weekend stay here with the pup and would love to come back here. Site 1 was great. Very large with lots of space to set up and about a 15 sec walk to the bathroom. Bathrooms were extremely clean, and the shower looked awesome as well. Walking down by the river is so peaceful and there are so many birds around, it really is beautiful. Sites are fairly spread out. We did wish there was a little more shrubbery blocking your view from the second campsite but we lucked out with it being vacant during our stay. We might try Site 3 on our next stay as it is on the end and probably the most private. James was also very friendly, and quick to drive down and bring us some firewood when our supply had run out. Beautiful camping site and very well maintained, we can't wait to come back!
The site is beautiful. There is nothing better than spending the day looking at the river. There were many thoughtful thoughts that went above and beyond our expectations.
Relax by the river
The Ripple was a great little escape away from the city. There are only a few campsites along the river, so that can be a concern for campers with the proximity of neighbors. In this case, my specific site was not terribly close and other campers were quiet families and couples, so it delivered on my specific needs for downtime and reasonable privacy.
River access is just a walk away, so it's great for enjoying the water and sunset. I also booked the hot tub add-on, because it seemed like the perfect bonus for the shifty Springtime weather. We had some technical difficulties with it, but James was responsive, helpful, and tried to make things right.
Although it's a working farm with cute animals you can both see and hear, and is fairly close to a trafficked country road, it still manages to strike a balance between remote and recreational. It was also nice to see a camp with ample solar-lit pathways, well-kept bathrooms, and a shower (if you need one). Will surely be back for another go!