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
Tent or RV sites
3 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Campervans and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 20 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
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
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
No kitchen
Pack it out
No hot tub
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: 9 months out

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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 Jeremy

Riverside awesomeness

Jeremy S.
recommends this listing.
(Molallla Ripple Site 2 Orange Sign)
May 15th, 2022

What a great spot. The owner was super responsive and helpful while keeping the camping experience private. I'll definitely be back.

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Hipcamper W

Last minute getaway

W B.
recommends this listing.
(Molalla Ripple Site 1 Orange Sign)
April 24th, 2022

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!

Hipcamper Roberto
Roberto C.
recommends this listing.
(Molalla Riplle Site 3 Orange Sign)
April 24th, 2022

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.

Hipcamper Christopher
Christopher S.
recommends this listing.
(Molalla Ripple Site 1 Orange Sign)
April 18th, 2022

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!

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Hipcamper Danielle
Danielle P.
recommends this listing.
(Molallla Ripple Site 2 Orange Sign)
April 11th, 2022

A great and peaceful stay! You can tell how much thought goes into the property!

Hipcamper Joseph
Joseph S.
recommends this listing.
(Molalla Riplle Site 3 Orange Sign)
April 8th, 2022

James is a great host! My dog and I really enjoyed our time there next to the river.

Hipcamper Kimberly

Great site

Kimberly L.
recommends this listing.
(Molalla Ripple Site 1 Orange Sign)
April 5th, 2022

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.

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Hipcamper Ash

Relax by the river

Ash V.
recommends this listing.
(Molalla Ripple Site 1 Orange Sign)
April 4th, 2022

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!

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Hipcamper Carin

Peaceful

Carin M.
recommends this listing.
(Molallla Ripple Site 2 Orange Sign)
April 3rd, 2022

Beautiful spot, lots of wildlife, quiet and clean

Awards

Best of 2022 Tent Site
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Best of 2022 Oregon
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Best in 2021 Oregon
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Property
Molalla Ripple
State
Oregon
Country
United States
$25/night
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