Hipcamp host Lori B.,
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Campsites are gravel parking with park-like lawn, well kept, and surrounded by a small picnicking area with extra parking, porta potty, garbage receptical, BBQs, tables and chairs on sprawling grassy lawns shaded with 100 year old large trees. Perfect for a large group. We have a big tree swing and an adult size teeter totter for you to enjoy. There is a horseshoe area. Th

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Campsites are gravel parking with park-like lawn, well kept, and surrounded by a small picnicking area with extra parking, porta potty, garbage receptical, BBQs, tables and chairs on sprawling grassy lawns shaded with 100 year old large trees. Perfect for a large group. We have a big tree swing and an adult size teeter totter for you to enjoy. There is a horseshoe area. The camping sites are back in only, so if you have trouble backing in, I am happy to help. Each spot has a fire pit with first firewood supplied, (additional be purchased) and a picnic table. Surrounding area is sagebrush, 2 miles from Wallowa National Forest with miles and miles of wilderness trails, lakes and Mountain fishing, ATVs, hiking, biking. You can ride your ATVs right from the camp. There is huckleberry and mushroom picking in early summer and late spring. Local wildlife consists of deer, elk, eagles and owls, pheasants, quail, wild turkeys, all kinds of birds, (even an occasional farm chicken may wander by) and coyotes and frogs calling at night. My friendly labs like to come say hi. Campsites are for tents or RVs. Our electric is shared among the campsites. Our water is from a wonderful deep cold well that’s piped to a shared outlet in the middle of the RV camp. Bring a hose to hook up, we have one if you need one. Guest Wi-Fi if you’re close to the store. Cell service is limited. I do allow generators if you are not sharing the park with anyone else. If you’re the only ones, no quiet time, if others are camping, quiet time is from 10:00 pm - 7:00 am. Site 1: largest fire pit, close to the power hook up, the most shady spot but still sunny, closest to the park. Site 2: A bit of shade, most of the day in sun. Closest to water hook up. Site 3: A Sunny site, a little late afternoon shade. A little more privacy as it’s the last spot. Site 4: Glamping Yurt Tent. No tent or RV? No problem! Stay in our little Yurt Tent! It is furnished with a queen bed and a couple chairs. It’s wind and water proof and has a battery powered lights and a charcoal BBQ. To reserve the Yurt Tent, email or contact the store. 541-853-2351. Our little store has items you may need if you run out or forget something. We also sell regular gas.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
3 sites
Up to 13 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
Wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 34 feet allowed
Back-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Electrical hookup available
Hookups: No water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Lori a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Hipcamper Sylvia
Sylvia M.
recommends this listing.
(Big Firs Site 1)
May 16th, 2022

Beautiful road leading to the camp. Hosts are very friendly and helpful. Horses, owls, songbirds-a peaceful experience away from the crowds.

Pondosa, OR. 100 yr old Ghost Town
Hipcamper Elise

A wonderful pit stop

Elise W.
recommends this listing.
(Big Firs Site 1)
March 26th, 2022

What a cute little place! This was worth the extra stop. The hosts were so friendly and welcoming when we pulled in late last evening after a long day of driving. The site has water, an electric hook up (which were pleasant surprises to us!) and an outhouse. We enjoyed a fire in the pit provided this am (wood was also provided!!!). What a wonderful piece of property with some very interesting history too! We had a restful, quiet stay and would recommend to anyone passing through. Lori and her husband are wonderful. Thank you for your kindness during our stay!

Pondosa, OR. 100 yr old Ghost Town Pondosa, OR. 100 yr old Ghost Town Pondosa, OR. 100 yr old Ghost Town
Hipcamper Amanda
Amanda E.
recommends this listing.
(Big Firs Site 1)
March 25th, 2022

Super cute spot & beautiful area :) I would totally stay there again & recommend it to others

Hipcamper Carrie
Carrie M.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Sunny Site 3)
October 29th, 2021

I arrived much later than anticipated. It was much further off I-84. With that being said, Lori's father met me and helped get me set. He actually backed in my camper! Very thoughtful!
As I mentioned, it was late (almost 9:00pm) by the time I arrived, the sky was filled with stars and it was windy as heck! I heard the call of the wild throughout the evening and in the morning a rooster from a neighboring farm.
I got up and out for a walk around property and unfortunately, what I saw did not equal the experience of evening before...its a graveyard full of old machinery, junked vehicles, appliances etc... my dog wanted to explore...I did not. It bummed me out. Such a beautiful part of the country, friendly and generous host(I actually didn't meet Lori) but she was very responsive via text. Her dad was present and stopped by the next morning to check in before he left for the day.

other than the back forty, I felt safe, the porta potty was clean, fresh water and electric, plenty of fire pits and no city lights to spoil the night sky.

Hipcamper Michael

Loved it!

Michael L.
recommends this listing.
(Sunny Site 3)
September 26th, 2021

Lori and Dennis were absolutely lovely hosts. Great knowledge of the area and it history. The site itself was fantastic, stocked with dry firewood for the excellent firepit, which we enjoyed while watching the wildlife wander by.

Hipcamper Nick

Great spot

Nick G.
recommends this listing.
(Big Firs Site 1)
September 15th, 2021

Great spot outside of Baker City, OR. Clean and well kept. Provides water and power if needed. Firepit with wood ready for you when you arrive. Hosts are very nice and accommodating. History of the site and area are a real bonus if you like that kind of thing. Check out the pictorial history book of the mill and Mineral Springs in the store.

Hipcamper Amanda

Wonderful

Amanda H.
recommends this listing.
(Big Firs Site 1)
September 10th, 2021

Great hosts. I had a very difficult trip especially starting out and when we got to the site to set up, the hinge on my tent broke. Was in no position to buy a new tent or just go home.

The kind older gentleman in the store helped me fix something to temporarily work while we were there. Had the campground to ourselves which was nice. Only two things that werent good 1. Bees, got bit by two within ten minutes of getting there. 2. Colder than anticipated.

Really the best option for camping if you're in the area.

Hipcamper Phil

A model hip camp!

Phil M.
recommends this listing.
(Big Firs Site 1)
September 8th, 2021

What a tremendous night sky! No light pollution, lots of stars and shooting stars. Very helpful camp host and a lovely drive to the camp.

My navigation software wanted me to go down a side road, don't. Stay on the highway and you can easily find the camp.

I plan to return on my next trip down that way.

Hipcamper Helen
Helen L.
recommends this listing.
(RV or tent Site 2)
August 16th, 2021

It's a charming setting with a unique history as a former lumber mill camp. Trees, grass, patio. Go have a beer on the store's porch and enjoy!

Awards

Best of 2022 Oregon
Finalist
Property
Pondosa, Oregon. Old mill town.
State
Oregon
Country
United States
$23/night
3 Sites