Hipcamp host Clay M.,
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Just down the road from the historic Oregon Country Fair grounds, there is a moss covered forest with friendly folks welcoming you to stop off and rest. Nights are quiet with faint to no road noise or light pollution. The dirt road may have some pot holes so drive slow, driveway is flat with gated parking space for cars/vans and small-med sized trailers, tents etc. It is our

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Just down the road from the historic Oregon Country Fair grounds, there is a moss covered forest with friendly folks welcoming you to stop off and rest. Nights are quiet with faint to no road noise or light pollution. The dirt road may have some pot holes so drive slow, driveway is flat with gated parking space for cars/vans and small-med sized trailers, tents etc. It is our pleasure to offer you a safe space to stop and relax.

More about this land: 

Ridiculous Ranch is on 5 acres of mostly forested land, there's usually a project going (or three). We've recently finished felling some of the southern facing fir trees to make space for our long term goal of a perennial food forest with fruit trees, berries and native edibles. We have 2 ducks who keep our garden slug population in check, (Bonnie & Clyde) they mostly hide out but you may hear them laughing, don't take it personally. No dogs or cats to worry about, just squirrel, birds, and the occasional wild turkey procession or coyote. There is a large garden, and when growing season is on, we may send you packing with some fresh greens or veggies! If you see us out and about, feel free to come say hello or ask questions. We love sharing good conversations and ideas about how to live well and stay excited about all things.

Towns/Activities nearby:

Veneta/Elmira are charming small rural towns with all the basics less than 10 min drive: Grocery Outlet, Bi-mart, Ace hardware, Auto parts, some decent restaurants. Fern Ridge Lake is 10 minutes down the road for walking trails, boating and paddling, plenty of other outdoor activities nearby. Eugene is 25 min, and the beautiful Oregon coast is 45 min drive if you want to smell the ocean air and visit Florence. 

 

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
2 sites
Up to 7 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
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
Pull-in site
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Water hookup available
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Hookups: No electricity, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Showers available
Wifi available
No potable water
No kitchen
No picnic table
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Clay a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Mossy Forest Acres in Oregon.

River, stream, or creek

There's a small seasonal creek in our forest, and there are several larger rivers not far away.

Driveway

Please drive slow, it's maybe a third of mile on a gravel driveway, keep an eye out for potholes when you turn off the main road.

Forest
Lake
Wetlands
Farm

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Hipcamper Mike
Mike M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 18th, 2022

Great woodsy spot to unplug and unwind just a short drive from Eugene!
Clay is a warm and accommodating host .

Hipcamper Mary
Mary R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 27th, 2022

We had a great stay on Clay’s property. Super welcoming, and fun to see the projects he’s working on. Lovely setting near Eugene. Really appreciated the composting toilet! Thanks, Clay!

Hipcamper Jeff
Jeff P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 22nd, 2022

Very quiet and peaceful property. Clay was super friendly and helpful.

Hipcamper Patrick

A wonderful forest

Patrick W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 8th, 2022

My group went tent camping on Clays property with 3 doggos. The entire experience was easy and rememberable. Clay is a great host and the property was fun!

Hipcamper Kennidi

Last minute rescue

Kennidi K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 24th, 2022

Clay responded helped my mother and I very last minute! His land was perfect for what my mother and I needed for the weekend! Clay is super thoughtful in the directions upon arrival and made us feel very welcome. Thank you!!

Hipcamper Robert
Robert A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 12th, 2022

We were met by Elenore who was very kind and provided a brief tour. The property was as described. The site was perfect for our needs. Would stay here again.

Hipcamper Clay
Response from Clay, the Host, on June 15th, 2022

Thanks for the visit and feedback! It's a work in progress at this moment for sure, and exciting to see the transformation! You're welcome back any time, best wishes. Clay & Eleanor

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Hipcamper Chad
Chad M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 8th, 2022

Nothing fancy, just a nice quiet place to sleep for the night. The compost toilet was great and super clean. Clay was swell too.

Hipcamper Michaela

Example: helpful host!

Michaela K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
April 24th, 2022

Clay was a great and helpful host! The campground was comfortable and a great location for our weekend exploring Eugene.

Camping with little dog.
Hipcamper Agathe
Agathe P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
March 27th, 2022

Clay was very nice and welcoming! We came in pretty late but he came out to show us our camping spot. The spot was beautiful and the bathrooms were a very nice thing to have.

Property
Ridiculous Ranch
State
Oregon
Country
United States
$30/night
2 Sites

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