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 Esther
Esther K.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Sunny Site 3)
June 29th, 2022

Beautiful area and friendly host! A little close to the other sites, but a great spot. Would have loved to see more of the ghost town part of the camp

Hipcamper Debra
Debra B.
recommends this listing.
(Big Firs Site 1)
June 23rd, 2022

Site was beautiful and Lori waited up for us, showed us to our site and gave us a bit of history! Site is roomy with water and electrical hookups. Beautiful drive in and a beautiful area!

Hipcamper Kristina

We will be back!

Kristina N.
recommends this listing.
(Sunny Site 3)
June 19th, 2022

Lori was so incredibly welcoming! We really enjoyed chatting with her and learning the history of the town and seeing what survived after 100 years. Her dogs were friendly with ours and her horses were right outside our RV in their pasture when we woke. Their store had essentials which was handy. Firewood was provided and the tree swing was fun. It’s a bit off the beaten path but a beautiful drive. Well worth it!

Hipcamper Adrian & Kevin

Great place!

Adrian & Kevin C.
recommends this listing.
(Sunny Site 3)
June 12th, 2022

This place is awesome! Would recommend it for anyone. Lori and Dennis were perfect hosts. Very interesting local history.

Hipcamper Cheryl

There is something for everyone

Cheryl F.
recommends this listing.
(Big Firs Site 1)
May 29th, 2022

The owners were gracious and friendly. There is lots of history in this property and they love sharing. It is a labor of love as they work to restore parts of the property to be enjoyed and appreciated. The property is rural with spotty cell service and no wifi at the sites. Consider it an unplugged trip. With that said there is wifi at the store and they have an extra large deck patio area with tables and chairs that can catch the wifi. It's great to sit and have morning coffee catching up on the morning news or evenings with a growler of brew or bottle of wine from the local winery. If the weather is not cooperating the store provides tables and chairs if you really must do a bit of remote work. There is so much to do in the area it was a blessing to be even partially unplugged for the week. You are midway between Baker City and La Grande and a few miles from Catherine Creek State Park, The Oregon Trail, Elkhorn Scenic Bypass and so much more. It is a great central hub for your activities, remote enough to be quiet, have deer outside your windows or enjoy the pond at the back of your site. Hospitality at its best - we had a gorgeous fire pit with provided wood, charcoal grill if we wanted it, picnic table and plenty of seating around the campfire. We will definitely use this place again when in the area!

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Hipcamper Nick
Nick F.
recommends this listing.
(Sunny Site 3)
May 25th, 2022

Lori was great and the spot was exactly what we were looking for!

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

Awards

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