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     Hello Hipcampers.  Please read the whole description and understand the car/trailer length limits before booking.  32' (thirty-two feet)  means car and trailer, not just the trailer.   Smaller trailers like the teardrops or fifteen footers can be backed in easily, but if you're over 32 feet with vehicle the space to maneuver is too small.

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     Hello Hipcampers.  Please read the whole description and understand the car/trailer length limits before booking.  32' (thirty-two feet)  means car and trailer, not just the trailer.   Smaller trailers like the teardrops or fifteen footers can be backed in easily, but if you're over 32 feet with vehicle the space to maneuver is too small.

     Your camp site is under tall fir trees on fairly level ground. The site is next to a county road (see pictures), but traffic is very light. Next to your camp site is a 12x20 foot deck by a clear pond with beautiful trout and a running creek. A large picnic table is provided. It is a semi private location as the owners (us) also enjoy the pond and creek, and use the driveway. You can see the main house from the campsite but it's very quite.  There is absolutely NO fishing allowed in the pond!  The large trout in the pond are for your viewing enjoyment.

     There is a clean privy; it's not fancy but it works and we use it when we're working outdoors.   We think you'll find it quite acceptable.  It's only a few yards from your camp site.

     There is a fresh water spigot between the main house and the privy to fill water bottles or water for cooking.  Just lift the handle for water to flow.  Please use creek water for dishes.  Pour gray water in bushes away from the camp site.

     Hipcampers are welcome to visit and view our gardens.  Simply walk past the privy, over the wooden bridge and through the white gate to see some of the most beautiful flowers and features.  There are benches beside ponds and spaces to unwind. 

     Children:  This is a wonderful and fun place for children, but the waterwheel and ponds deserve your attention.  Keep children safely away from the waterwheel, and be next to them when viewing it.  You must be diligent if your children don't have experience with open water.  Please do not allow them to throw our landscaping rocks into the ponds as I have to dig them all out later.  For some reason kids love to throw rocks into ponds!  Just down the road only 100 yards, is a school playground with swings, basketball courts, tennis courts and a huge field to play on!  So bring your frisbee, soccer ball or any other field toys.

     Don't leave food out at night!  That could attract unwanted furry visitors.  There is a healthy population of bear and cougar in this area.  These animals generally stay away from humans, but you should carry a horn or bear spray when hiking in the woods of the Columbia Gorge.  

     Go right to your camp site.  We may come greet you when you arrive if we're home, but then leave you alone to your own peace and quiet.   If you are musicians, please let us know as we play professionally and love jamming with new people!   Guitars around the campfire is so much fun.  

     There is parking at the campsite for two vehicles side by side, or a car and trailer.   We may accommodate a third vehicle with prearrangement.

     Camper Trailers:   The driveway is circular, so you can pull in at either entrance, get out  and take a look at how best to back your trailer into its spot.

     Live music at your campsite is an experience we offer.  Great for kids!

     We have Sit-on-top whitewater kayaks for rent at $25/day including paddles and life vests.  There are local rivers and lakes for beginners to experts.  Guided trips are available by host with prearrangement. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Remove your rubbish
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical connection
No water connection
No sewage dump point
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 30ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

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Hipcamper Kim
Kim C.
recommends this listing.
September 21st, 2021

Sweet little spot among the trees with trout in ponds and the sounds of burbling water, so relaxing. The Waterwheel is located close to Hood River but out of the fray and that we appreciated. There is also an amazing overlook onto the Columbia River and Mt Hood on the way to the ranch if you’re driving there from Hood River. There was more traffic on the road than we expected but overall it wasn’t a bother and it died down dramatically until there was almost none by the time we went to bed. We enjoyed our stay!

Hipcamper Dawna

Perfect base camp!

Dawna A.
recommends this listing.
September 19th, 2021

What a nice place! Conveniently situated near an abundance of activities and attractions. Underwood Heights wineries, Picturesque rivers and water sports. Hiking trails, fishing! Not far but feels like a world away! A great base camp, beautiful property, thoughtful touches. Nicest quaint bathroom accommodation I have seen in a pit/composting privy. Oh, and the waterwheel…super cool! We will return!

Hipcamper Kyle

Beautiful, spacious

Kyle S.
recommends this listing.
September 18th, 2021

Scot and Rebecca were super kind and helpful throughout our stay. Their beautiful property and kind hearts made us feel at home!

Hipcamper Alison

A peaceful place to unwind

Alison J.
recommends this listing.
September 14th, 2021

Beautiful camping spot with great water features. Loved the smell of evergreens and the sound of the flowing water.

Hipcamper Leslie
Leslie K.
recommends this listing.
September 12th, 2021

A magical place for an overnight. Beautiful and peaceful. Thanks so much!

Hipcamper Sarah

Perfect spot!

Sarah C.
recommends this listing.
September 1st, 2021

We were lucky to book at Waterwheel at just a day's notice. This is one campsite situated in a secluded spot down from the residence near a country intersection- some local cars passing by and a huge streetlight on all night. It's on a gorgeous private 'homestead'. The owners are friendly and you can explore the property.

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Jacob E.
recommends this listing.
August 31st, 2021

Absolutely lovely space, better people! The place was as described and we loved it. Road proximity/noise wasn’t a bother. Nice and shady. Outhouse is close and the space felt private. Their kayak bonus offer sure is a bonus. We will definitely be back and would 100% recommend.

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Hipcamper Roos
Roos R.
recommends this listing.
August 31st, 2021

Lovely campsite in the woods! Like the other reviewers have stated, it is close to the road (and so maybe not great for small children or escape-artist-dogs). However, it’s a very quiet road and I barely saw any cars go past in the two nights/three days that I was there. Will be back again in future!

Hipcamper Piper
Piper B.
recommends this listing.
August 20th, 2021

Wonderful spot to set up for the night! Very quiet and peaceful. They are friendly and invited us to walk through their amazing garden! Such a gem

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