Hipcamp host James T.,
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Craving family time and need a break? Well we have the room to spread out and enjoy one another while camping along the Molalla River. A reservation at our group space, River Rock, allows for ten people in total. Additional guests, up to a maximum of twenty, are welcomed for an added fee to cover insurance expenses for everyone's safety.  Our group area has room for ten tent


Craving family time and need a break? Well we have the room to spread out and enjoy one another while camping along the Molalla River. A reservation at our group space, River Rock, allows for ten people in total. Additional guests, up to a maximum of twenty, are welcomed for an added fee to cover insurance expenses for everyone's safety.  Our group area has room for ten tents and a couple van campers or teardrop trailers. We provide picnic tables in the group area and one along the river's edge. Have a camp fire in camp or the one along the river with our two fire rings. Group site has it's own private porta potty with hand washing station. Need to do some work while camping we have you covered with our free Wifi on the river. Wake up to birds chirping and trees swaying in the breeze. Stroll along two scenic paths to enjoy the sounds of the river and see hawks or perhaps a bald eagle soaring in the sky.  Check out the working farm with grass fed cows, chickens, ducks, goats and sheep. We also have treats for the animals so little ones can enjoy our animals.  Enjoy a crackling campfire with the stars above and make lasting memories! Two free bundles of wood if you book two night or more.  Need a smaller camp site look up Molalla Ripple site. Our rates change with the seasons. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
1 site
Up to 22 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Back-in site
Max length 25ft
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
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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100% Grass fed beef 1lbs.

100% Grass fed beef USDA inspected. Raised here on the Ranch. Vacuumed sealed...Read more

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Timber Pellet Fireplace

Big Timber patio Heater made in Oregon by Tyson Traeger. Approved to use whil...Read more

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Trash Pickup

Don't have the room to pack out? We can offer taking your trash. We already p...Read more

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EV Charging

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

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Additional cars

Need to bring an extra car we have you covered. Please park in the designated...Read more

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


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


We have Fall and Spring runs. We have many types of fish. Clackamas Soil and water did a steady a few years ago. Most of the st...Read more


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

Horseback riding

Molalla River Corridor has many horse trails fifteen minutes away.


Bring you own canoe, tube or paddle board. We have a four person paddle boat. Please bring your life jackets. No life guard on ...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)

Molalla train Park in Shady Dell. operate every weekend from the first Sunday of May until the last Sunday in October. We are...Read more


Private swimming hole. Ankle to 8' deep. No diving area.

Wildlife watching

We planted 200 trees and 100 shrubs to build a riparian buffer to protect the fish and habitat. In 2012 we won the Conservation...Read more


Natural features you'll find at River Rock in Oregon.


Hidden from the road is our horse shoe bowl behind our tall fir trees.

River, stream, or creek

Your on the Molalla River. Listen to the water flow across the rocks at night. Walk down to enjoy the water. We also have a fou...Read more

Swimming hole

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


Walk around to enjoy the birds. We have chickens and ducks that free range the property.


Jsm Ranch raises 100% grass fed Black Angus. We practice rotational grazing.


We have a graveled single lane down to your camp spot. You will pass through two cattle gates to get to the camp spot.

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Hipcamper Matthys

Your own private park

Matthys H.
recommends this listing.
October 26th, 2021

River Rock was like having our own private corner of a state park. The tent sites are level and wooded, and just up the bank from the river. Facilities were clean, in nice condition, and as-advertised. Jim showed us around and was nearby if we needed him. We all agreed this would be a great place to stay again for a longer camp, in any season.

Hipcamper Katherine

Excellent lowkey group camping

Katherine R.
recommends this listing.
September 26th, 2021

10/10 when you know what you’re getting: this is pasture-adjacent shady riverfront group camping within 40 minutes of SE Portland where your floaties, paddle boards, and river shoes will be key to your stay. Our dogs were SO HAPPY splashing in the shallows while we caught tadpoles and crawdads.

Fire pits are big and well-tended, the portapotty facilities are well cared for and you’ll find rain barrels of water available to you! As a bonus, there are trees suitable to hammock sleeping both on the main campsite area and also overlooking the river AND the picnic tables can be moved wherever you want!

What this site is not: remote, quiet, private, forested.

Hipcamper AIMEE

Perfect group camping on the water!

Aimee L.
recommends this listing.
August 23rd, 2021

Our stay at river rock was pretty fantastic. The site was well taken care of, clean and right on the water. The kids spent all of their time riding bikes, in the water or hanging with the cows and Kevin Bacon (the pig 😂) the host was incredibly responsive and kind.
My biggest reservation when booking was that it seemed expensive for camping. BUT when we originally booked we were trying to find camping for 20 people which is was a huge headache. When I factored in the ease of planning, the savings vs. renting a house, the gas savings (30min from Portland), it became a no-brainer.
We will absolutely go back.

Hipcamper Keleigh
Keleigh N.
recommends this listing.
August 16th, 2021

Fun group spot w/ very helpful host. Would definitely recommend.

Hipcamper Sarah

Fantastic family weekend getaway!

Sarah G.
recommends this listing.
August 1st, 2021

What a great camping weekend! Big comfy sites, with thoughtfully placed picnic tables with their own lanterns hung on trees nearby. Very clean port-a-potty’s. Awesome river access which was so much fun to splash and float in. We loved saying hi to the farm animals and of course the friendly proprietor! Would absolutely come back!

Hipcamper Sarah

So beautiful!

Sarah M.
recommends this listing.
June 20th, 2021

Such a great spot!

Hipcamper Carrie

Sweet riverfront group site

Carrie B.
recommends this listing.
September 15th, 2020

James' site on the Molalla River is awesome. Clean porta, fresh water, assistance when we needed it. The group site was brand new and there's a bit of a walk to the river. But the host is actively improving the site. Great location.

Hipcamper Sarah Jane
Sarah Jane O.
recommends this listing.
August 31st, 2020

We had a group of 17 campers, this spot was really good for a large group, and the host had laid out fresh hay for the tent spots which was a nice touch. Plenty of space for tents to be separated, and the beach and the river is fantastic and has a fire pit down there too. There is also a small paddleboat that the owner lets you use. The host was helpful, brought us firewood (that we forgot to pre-buy) and answered a lot of our q's leading up to the weekend.
The traffic from the road can definitely be heard, so if you're looking for total seclusion this isn't the spot. But it is convenient to have a gas station/safeway a few miles away.
Finally, these are divisive times so just a heads up that you will be met with a trump flag at the front of the house. We all got along so it was not an issue for us.

Hipcamper Rebecca
Rebecca V.
recommends this listing.
August 24th, 2020

We had the group site and it was fantastic. It was very helpful to read the previous reviews which meant we were prepared for dust, water shoes and what not. Kids and parents had a great time. The swimming hole is awesome. Paddle bot was super fun! James was a great host (kind and helpful at all times). We’ll definitely be back!

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Molalla Ripple
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