Pitch your tent in total privacy along the shores of the River and then kick back and take in all the sights and sounds of Nature. Surrounded by canyons on all sides tucked away in a private Valley is 300+ acres of room to roam along the river.   We have firewood and frozen bottles of water for coolers available for an extra charge And have added 3 outhouses.

Campsite area
Tent sites
6 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 4 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Nearby Lakes... but canoe or kayak on the River


River fishing or Lakes nearby

Off-roading (OHV)

Quads can be ridden on our Forest Service rd that passes through the property

Snow sports

Snowmobiling in Winter and Snow park nearby. Ski area in Joseph..

Wildlife watching

Many.. Deer, Elk, Turkey and the occasional bear, Skunk, Raccoon

Horseback riding
Whitewater paddling


Natural features you'll find at Serenity on the River in Oregon.

River, stream, or creek

We have two miles of accessible River

Swimming hole

Short drive and hike in is the "Blue Hole"


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Hipcamper Shelby

Peaceful stay

Shelby S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 18th, 2022

Long way in but worth it for peace and quiet

Hipcamper Dianne
Dianne B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 20th, 2021

Beautiful place, so much space. Larry and Michelle are great hosts.

Hipcamper Amanda
Amanda M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 10th, 2021

Camping at the ranch was pure enjoyment. We did not see or hear anything but the rushing river and the surrounding woods. The stars at night we’re amazing and there was plenty to explore on the property and nearby.

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Hipcamper Danny

Gem of a spot

Danny M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 29th, 2021

This place is so special. A beautiful river to dunk in, trails to explore, delightful Larry and Michelle give you space but are so helpful as well, clean outhouses, wild turkeys, and deer! We wanted to stay forever!

Hipcamper Megan

Beautiful, quiet & very private

Megan L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 26th, 2021

Pallette Ranch is a beautiful location and hosts are warm & welcoming. We greatly enjoyed our very private camp spot right on the river.

Hipcamper Lisa Mae

Magical private oasis

Lisa Mae O.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 24th, 2021

What a beautiful spot, extremely private and well-located directly on the Imnaha River, which was still high enough to sit/wade in to cool off at mid-July.
We didn’t see a single other person on site unless we wanted to. There’s potable water and gallon jugs frozen for you to replenish your supply available at the ranch house, and you can pay for a shower if you like.
Sites were clean and had a picnic table, River access and a pit outhouse, and everything was amazing. It’s about 40 mins to Halfway and about an hour or more to Joseph to resupply, so plan ahead in terms of food and ice if you’re gonna be there awhile (we were four women and stayed a week).
If you’re into spicy local color type history, Larry will tell you lots of stories about the history of the ranch.
We are 100% coming back, thanks for a perfectly great week of nature immersion!

Hipcamper Erin
Erin D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 16th, 2021

Beautiful, secluded location. Camping next to the river was so peaceful. Hosts were very accommodating and friendly. A place with a lot of fascinating history. Close to great spots to view Hell’s Canyon

Hipcamper DAVID

Beautiful campsite

David M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 16th, 2021

We absolutely loved this spot. Aptly named! Middle of nowhere, which was just what we were looking for. And so many amazing outdoor possibilities nearby. It would be nice to have a water tank/spigot near the camp, but we brought a 5-gallon container and that got us through (plus a few liters of river water purified with a Steripen). Would love to come back here.

Hipcamper Philomène

Beautiful and private

Philomène K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 6th, 2021

Wonderful, private campsite right on the river. The hosts were very kind and helpful. Definitely recommend staying here!

Campsite right on the river
Northern Star Pallette Ranch
United States
6 Sites