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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.  NO PETS please.  Wildlife is c


     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.  NO PETS please.  Wildlife is constant.

     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.

     We have a HUGE Great Pyrenees dog here named Hans.  He's suppose to always be in a fenced area but he has a knack for escaping occasionally.  Don't be afraid if you see him,  he's very friendly and loves people.  He may bark when you arrive but he's very used to campers.   

     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!    

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Pop-up campers, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 30 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Generators allowed
No Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, or Class A RVs
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Toilet available
Fire ban in effect
No pets
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
  • 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 Becki
Becki Y.
recommends this listing.
September 24th, 2022

Loved it. Safe, clean, and smells like nature.

Hipcamper Lauren

Private spot in the trees

Lauren H.
recommends this listing.
September 19th, 2022

Loved our stay at the Waterwheel! There is only one camping spot so feels quiet and private even though you can see the house. Scot and Rebecca were very kind to let us wander through their lovely garden. The bathroom is very clean. Fun to feed the trout and hang out on the deck by the ponds!

Hipcamper Adrienne
Adrienne B.
recommends this listing.
September 12th, 2022

Such a lovely area. Easy to find, comfortable and quiet.

Hipcamper Peggy
Peggy W.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
September 8th, 2022

The 2 stumps in front and to both sides of the picnic table gave us less ability to maneuver our motorhome into a position where we could open our slideout. Also the property is not very level for a motorhome to get level on. We had our front tires way off the ground and it still wasn't completely level.

Also we feel that asking us to be super frugal on water usage is a bit severe. $40 without any hookups is a pretty high price to pay.

But your place is beautiful. We enjoyed walking around your gardens. We have a large vegetable garden/orchard also.

Hipcamper Faith

Pleasant time

Faith V.
recommends this listing.
September 5th, 2022

We had a great experience! We were greeted with a warm welcome as soon as we arrived. Everything was easily accessible and it was a beautiful location. Would most definitely stay again.

Hipcamper Luc

Even better than the pictures!

Luc B.
recommends this listing.
September 5th, 2022

Gorgeous garden, and great landscaping! It felt like a fully loaded camp site. We got very lucky as the stars were out in full force during our stay.

Photo of the deck and waterwheel next to the campsite. Also able to feed the fish for a quarter!
Hipcamper Angela
Angela M.
recommends this listing.
August 7th, 2022

Great camp. Quaint and peaceful. The near road was truly not busy at all. They appropriately warned us of the Pyrenees on the property, who is a lover and hilarious. The pond setup is impressive and relaxing. Great place for a weekend getaway, family or couple.

Hipcamper Zuleka
Zuleka B.
recommends this listing.
August 6th, 2022

Scot and Rebecca were so friendly and their property was lovely - great spot!

Hipcamper Nikki

Can’t wait to come back

Nikki C.
recommends this listing.
July 24th, 2022

This place was beautiful! The people were warm and welcoming, and we had the best time. Their compound is IDYLLIC. Some serious housing goals. The campsite itself was quiet and secluded. Technically on a road, but we rarely saw anyone. We even had the best camp visitor - the friendliest cat I ever met joined us the whole weekend! Overall, I would recommend to anyone, and will probably come back simply to visit our new bff cat.

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