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While we are not new to hosting campers, we are new (as of mid-May 2021) to Hipcamp.  Please enjoy our reduced rates as we "beta-test" this novel venture with you all!

Trillium Open Camping allows you to camp anywhere you like on the property, with the exception of the vicinity of private cabins.  Upon arrival, you will be greeted by a resident and toured to the basic


While we are not new to hosting campers, we are new (as of mid-May 2021) to Hipcamp.  Please enjoy our reduced rates as we "beta-test" this novel venture with you all!

Trillium Open Camping allows you to camp anywhere you like on the property, with the exception of the vicinity of private cabins.  Upon arrival, you will be greeted by a resident and toured to the basic facilities and possible campsites.  Our map (in the listing photos) notes the approximate location of the sites most local to facilities (kitchen deck & sinks, composting toilet, showers) in the Kitchen/Lower Meadow.  These are fairly easy to find, with 3 sites over footbridges nestled in the shade, and 2 others just inside a couple of those footbridges, both with shade cover.  We also recommend the east side of the Middle Meadow, traditionally the camping meadow on the property.  For the more adventurous, you are welcome to explore a few spots along the river, or even up on the ridge north of the last switchback in our Ridge Road.  Please note that there is absolutely no pooping in/on the land, so you will want to byo camp toilet for these spots.  If you have opted to indulge in our "extras" of Sauna/BathHouse and CranioSacral Sessions, your Greeter will also tour you to the BathHouse at the southern side of Little Applegate Road.

Trillium has been a community & education center since the 1970's, nestled in a vast valley of the Siskiyou Mountains of Southern Oregon. From 360-degree ridge-top views to basking on the mossy riverside, we are immersed in pristine nature where we have the opportunity to develop unique skills, share knowledge, or simply enjoy this breathtakingly fertile and rugged landscape.

Our 80 acres sits peacefully in privacy amid vast BLM woodlands, with the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail system on our west and northern borders. Our neighbors on the eastern border are out of sight on their own vast acreage. This is one of those places where you wave to everyone as you pass by driving, because we are all neighbors out here. The drive to get here is absolutely gorgeous, passing farmlands and vistas along the entire route from Grants Pass or Jacksonville (depending on your direction). At the conclusion, there is 4 miles of very well-maintained dirt road winding through BLM and privately owned riverfront property. Trillium itself has varied levels of public space (flat meadows - good for groups) and private hideaways, depending on your preference and desire for adventuring. We have open camping, camping on wheels (northern meadow) and some cabins available for visitors, as well as the option to host groups, workshops and retreats. We plan to restore some old cabins and continue to build our infrastructure to allow for more retreat programming and off-season visitors.

TO DO: While many of our visitors are completely content to get their hands into stewarding the land, hiking, swimming and relaxing here at home, we are located within an hour's drive of a variety of fun adventures and sites to see. Local gatherings are common here in our beloved Applegate Valley, including harvest festivals, plays (this is theatre country), workshops, story-telling, Buncom Day etc…. Hiking is literally in our backyard, with our internal trails linking up to the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail system. Further out you’ll find vast vineyards and wineries ranging from casual to fancy, many kid-friendly. Longsword Vineyard is a particular favorite, located in Ruch approximately 20 minutes away, and is home to Wanderlust Theatre Company's summer productions as well as the landing site for world class hang and paragliding at WoodRat Mountain. Also in Ruch is Cantrell Buckley Park, a grocery store, restaurant and bar. Applegate Lake, and Squaw Lake further out, is a gorgeous spot for swimming, kayaking, SUP and boating. Heading towards Grants Pass you’ll find the Applegate Lodge (music shows) and many more wineries, farm stores, restaurants, white-water rafting on the Rogue River and even zip-lining! Heading in the other direction is the lovely historic gold-mining era town of Jacksonville (30-35 minutes), where you can enjoy the Peter Britt Music Festival as well as many restaurants, bars, shopping, and hiking trails. Major shopping & the airport is located in Medford (45 minutes.) Ashland (45-50 minutes) is our local cultural epicenter where you’ll find the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Southern Oregon University, Lithia Park, boutique shopping, galleries and restaurants as well as mountain biking and snowsports at Mt. Ashland. Other notable sites include the Oregon Caves, Klamath National Forest, Crater Lake, Table Rock and Mt. McLoughlin. This entire area is filled with farms of all kinds and abundant outdoor activities. It is Oregon, after all.

ECOSYSTEM: The land encompasses a variety of ecosystems, from the mossy riverside, willow-bordered ponds, cedar forests, maple-lined meadows, massive evergreens rising up towards ridges of oaks and manzanita. The wild plant medicine & food on this land is vast, clean and abundant. You will very likely see deer, turkeys, a myriad of birds, our local duck family and the Western Pond Turtle, a threatened species that love our Farmhouse Pond. This land is home to a variety of other, more private and less cozy species, such as cougar, bear, fox, coyote, raccoon, bobcat and a rare rattlesnake. These critters hide out (we’ve only had couple fox & bobcat sightings personally) and won’t bother you if you don’t bother them.

CLIMATE: With our varied altitudes and tree cover, Trillium boasts a variety of microclimates within its 80 acres. Spring-time is precious here, with blooming apple & wild plum trees in April, mild temps and a good time for campfires in the chilly nights. In the heat of the summer, the river is always a refreshing spot. Rising north through the valley meadows, temps can rise to the 80’s during the summer. Further up the ridge will reach the 90s. If you plan on hiking, it’s good to plan accordingly i.e. start in the morning walking up the ridge, hooking up with Sterling Mine Ditch Trail, and descend through trees late morning/mid-day. Autumn is a vibrant show of color, with more modest temperatures. Rains run October - April approximately.

RIVER & WATERWAYS: Prior to the 70's, the land was home to a trout farm, and thus many ponds and water features were created in Birch Creek, meandering south through the valley to feed the Little Applegate River. Birch Creek is seasonal, and is also our watershed. Please do not swim in the creek unless access is otherwise noted. There is a larger pebbled beach area at the end of Burdock Lane (the trail to the Little Applegate River), where you will find a sandy spot across the river, a kid-sized rock waterslide, and a deep area for a good dunk in the pristine, and cold, mountain water. There are various river access spots, amid camping, and we are also just a short walk away from the Tunnel Ridge Trail swim spot downriver. Please mind our neighbor’s privacy upriver, note the signs. The river smooths out the stones, which can make for some slippery walking. Please do be careful and keep an eye on all children near the waterways.

FIRES: While we do have several designated campfire sites, Oregon Department of Forestry updates us daily during fire season as to what days are ok/not for various fire-related activities. Because of this constantly changing status, Hipcamp fires are not allowed during fire season. The host onsite may take responsibility to have a fire if allowed, and will invite campers to enjoy.

WATER: While we do have potable water and hot showers, our county has declared a water shortage. Due to this, we ask that if you can bring your own potable water, please do. Please be mindful of shower/sink water usage. Feel free to bathe in the river with environmentally friendly soaps… if you can stand the cold!

LEAVE NO TRACE: We ask you to practice radical self-reliance and bring everything that you need with you, and be prepared to pack it out with you as well. Keep your food and garbage packed tight so as not to attract wild animals or insects. Your host is happy to help with anything that you have forgotten as much as they are able to do so.

WIFI/CELL SERVICE: There is no cell service on the property. The intersection of Upper Applegate Road and Little Applegate Road is the last cell service before the property. Phones with wifi compatability (Googlefi) will work via our wifi. In emergencies, you are welcome to use our land-line in the Cedar Barn office.

For more information about our community, reserving the whole property, or any other questions, please visit the TrilliumOregon website or find us on instagram @trilliumoregon

Campsite area
Tent sites
4 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Miranda a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out


    Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

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    Snow sports
    Whitewater paddling
    Wildlife watching


    Natural features you'll find at Trillium Tent Camping in Oregon.

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