Centrally located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range between Portland and Salem, The Falls at Elk Prairie is a small, private, ADULT ONLY campground with a waterfall and pond that has newly opened in the fall of 2021. This isolated and remote campground will provide the quiet, peaceful and semi private camping experience you're looking for. Currently there are th
Centrally located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range between Portland and Salem, The Falls at Elk Prairie is a small, private, ADULT ONLY campground with a waterfall and pond that has newly opened in the fall of 2021. This isolated and remote campground will provide the quiet, peaceful and semi private camping experience you're looking for. Currently there are three camp sites located at the base of a forty foot waterfall and pond. Each site has it's own primitive picnic table, seating and fire ring. The rest room is conveniently located nearby for privacy. The camp sites are accessible by a short walk, approximately 250 yards from the parking area and taking only a few minutes. Enjoy swimming and wading in the pond at the base of the waterfall. A variety of activities are close by, such as hiking, mountain biking, swimming, fishing and nature watching. The Molalla River Corridor, Table Rock Wilderness Area and Silver Falls State Park are all close by.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out
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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Public Lands have designated trails for Mountain Biking nearby. Private timberland roads are close by and available for Bicyc...Read more
The Molalla River is minutes away and has Bass, Trout, Steelhead and Salmon
Table Rock Wilderness Area is minutes away and has several trails for hiking. Table Rock and Pechuck Lookout are Popular hiking...Read more
The Molalla River is minutes away and provides sections of river that are calm for paddling.
Swim and wade in the pond at the base of the Waterfall located at the camp sites. The nearby Molalla River also has numerous sw...Read more
Natural features you'll find at The Falls at Elk Prairie in Oregon.
A rather large cave is located behind the waterfall. A portion of the cave is high enough to stand in.
Public and Private Forestlands are all local to the area. Access to Port Blakely property is within walking distance of the Cam...Read more
Excess Butte Creek canyon and lower Falls creek canyon from Port Blakely property. Note that Port Blakely property is currentl...Read more
River, stream, or creek
A small year round creek is within the campground. Nearby Butte Creek and Molalla River are minutes away.
The Waterfall flows into a damned pool that provides a Four to Five foot deep swimming hole.
The waterfall at the camp site is forty feet high and has a damned pond for swimming and wading.
The campground is a mile in from the road. Following the forking in the driveway to the right, you'll enter through a locked ch...Read more
Places to see near The Falls at Elk Prairie
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First hipcamp outing, so worth it!
Having that waterfall view was AMAZING! What a perfect way to spend my birthday. Plenty of firewood, cool near the river and shaded, not a far walk to the compostable toilet. There were a total of 3 tent sites all in a row, we were the closest to the falls and didn’t really even hear the other folks due to the falls peaceful sounds.
Perfect waterfall and swimming hole
A perfect spot to escape to on a hot summer day! Why go to a crowded river or beach when you can have your own waterfall and swimming hole? My jaw dropped when I saw the 40' waterfall! The swimming hole was large and you can swim right up to the waterfall. It was easy to build a fire to dry off after swimming using the unlimited wood and kindling provided (for a small fee). The ground is soft and there's plenty of flat ground for setting up a tent. There is an outhouse with a composting toilet. I'm definitely coming back and bringing friends on the next 90-degree day!
A stunningly tranquil experience
Such a beautiful and unique camping experience! Clint has done a wonderful job making this space inviting and is an excellent host. I could not have asked for a more tranquil weekend providing a much-needed escape from the city and a high-pressure job.
The sites are reasonably sized and level, the fire pits are well kept and the firewood is easily accessible. Clint has provided multiple stumps to sit on or use as a "table". The outhouse is clean, well kept, and pretty darn adorable for an outhouse.
A few things to note:
1. You are at the base of a waterfall which means it is a damp environment so plan accordingly! Think mud, mist, and puddles. Bring things like extra socks and/or waterproof shoes.
2. The turn-off from Elk Prarie can be a bit tricky - but the coordinates do drop you off several yards before the turn.
3. The 3 sites are pretty close together and nothing really separates them - something to keep in mind if you are wanting solitude.
4. If camping during the rainy season the center site is the easiest to tarp. Tarping the other two sites is doable but does pose more of a challenge.
5. The outhouse is a wee bit hard to find. Keep an eye out for the rock steps that head up on your right as you head down into the camp. The toilet paper does get a bit damp (as it would be hard to keep it totally dry in such an environment - so if that bothers you, bring your own!).
6. Service can be spotty to non-existent at times (Verizon) so don't rely on having any signal.
This was an incredible spot. The site is set up really well, and the waterfall is right there (and it’s a decent size too). Definitely one of the most unique campsites we’ve camped at, we would highly recommend staying here!
Fun at the falls!
We had a fabulous time during our stay at The Falls! Clint was a very friendly host and the location was absolutely breathtaking. If you are looking for a true getaway, surrounded by lush forest and a roaring waterfall, The Falls is the place to be! Clint provided plenty of dry firewood and checked on us during our visit. We definitely plan to return!
The camping spot was absolutely gorgeous! Having the waterfall close to camp was great. Clint was very helpful on getting us to the site and providing firewood for us. The campsites were plenty big enough and the fire rings, wooden seats, and wooden table were great features as well. Was very secluded and serene. We would absolutely stay again!