Hipcamp host Travis  F.
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Come visit us on our 28 acres of forest & farm land located on the Nehalem river! Enjoy fishing for trout, catching crawdads, swimming in the river, looking for rocks like agate, carnelian, crystal, and even the occasional Fossil along the river. Get a workout hiking through our mountainside woodlands where you can find wild mushrooms or berries. Or just enjoy the view in the p
Come visit us on our 28 acres of forest & farm land located on the Nehalem river! Enjoy fishing for trout, catching crawdads, swimming in the river, looking for rocks like agate, carnelian, crystal, and even the occasional Fossil along the river. Get a workout hiking through our mountainside woodlands where you can find wild mushrooms or berries. Or just enjoy the view in the peace & quiet. 

There are plenty of wild birds, deer, elk & other wildlife roaming the woods around the area, along with our very friendly large dog. We are only 5 miles away from the Banks-Vernonia trail, where you can ride your bikes or walk along miles of scenery. There are many parks along the trail most well known is the Stub Stewart park where there is a disc golf course and many other attractions. 

The small rustic town of Vernonia is less than 10 miles away. We are 1 hour from Portland or 1 hour from Seaside if you want to visit local areas on your camping vacation. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
6 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 40ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Travis a message!
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

You know what would make this trip even better?

Take advantage of these offers available to add to your trip to Awesome Acres River Retreat


Firewood bundle

Start your trip off right with a bundle of firewood waiting for you at your c...Read more

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


The Banks-Vernonia trail is less than 4 miles away. This trail is super popular for biking and connects to miles and miles of t...Read more


The Nehalem flows through Awesome Acres and is full of trout and crawdads. You must have license to fish. Crawdadding requires ...Read more


Awesome Acres has 26+ acres of hiking enjoyment.

Horseback riding

You're more than welcome to bring your horses. We however have no stables or hitching posts currently.

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Awesome Acres River Retreat in Oregon.


We have around 20 acres of forest that connects to hundreds of acres of beautiful forest scenery!


We live in the mountains and the trails that lead up them open up to amazing vista's!

Prairie, meadow, or plain

We have a 5 acre field that guests can enjoy for all kinds of outdoor activities!

River, stream, or creek

The beautiful Nehalem flows right through Awesome Acres. The Nehalem is one of America's few living rivers, which means it's u...Read more

Swimming hole

There are 3 swimming holes located along Awesome Acres little patch of the river. None are very deep in the summer and are safe...Read more


Most of western oregon has wetlands and so do we.


We currently have a greenhouse, wild and domesticated fruit trees, wild and domesticated berries, a few terrestrial gardens, an...Read more

The vibe at Awesome Acres River Retreat

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Hipcamper Justin

Beautiful spot on the river

Justin S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 2nd, 2019

Had an amazing time staying here with a buddy for the weekend. The address is marked on the road so it was pretty easy to find and I was pointed to the location of my campsite when I arrived. There's a property dog or two that'll stop by from now and then to say hi, both were friendly.

It's a beautiful piece of property with a section of the pristine Nehalem river running through it and the river area itself is very private. There's some small to decent sized rainbow trout littering the shore if you like to fish and a ton of small crawdads that are sure to grow into a pretty healthy size soon enough. The river also has a bunch of crystals and minerals if you know what to look for.

The host was extremely accommodating and made sure we had an amazing time on his property. Good amount of kindling for fires in the forest and if you select the option to add firewood he'll have some at your campsite.

5/5 will be visiting again!

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Hipcamper Arlene

Not my cup of tea

Arlene F.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Site 3)
September 2nd, 2019

Perfectly nice host with good dogs and great river access, but I like privacy when I camp and there was none here. I didn't end up staying because all attempts to nap by the campfire were thwarted. I usually go to much more remote places to camp, so it definitely isn't my speed. I think this would be great for groups and or families, though.

Hipcamper Dana

You’ll love it!

Dana T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 19th, 2019

Lovely hosts, idyllic setting, loads of river frontage to roam. We’ve made several visits to Awesome Acres and loved every minute, every time. Campsites are dispersed with private fire pits and are close to the river. For a quick getaway from town, I couldn’t think of a better spot. Ideal for families, people with dogs, swimming hole aficionados, and rock lovers. Hesitant to write too glowing a review so this little gem doesn’t become too popular!

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Hipcamper Mike

Wonderful spot for relaxing evening

Mike F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 28th, 2019

My partner and I stayed one night at Awesome Acres Riverside Retreat with our two dogs. We found Travis mowing and cleaning up the sites when we arrived, and he graciously showed us around the property with his little girl and their super friendly and sweet dogs. After we saw the lay out of the sites, we asked if we could switch to site 3 instead of the one we initially booked, not a problem on Travis' end! We chatted later in the evening and got to know a bit more about Travis, he is a great guy!
The trail to the river is short, and it was amazing to be able to walk up and down the river, catch a few crawdads and a small trout, and let the dogs run and swim. He even told us it was fine to have a fire by the river, so we did that and cooked dinner down there, it was great! The camp sites each have a small card table and fire pit, but not much else. Port'oPotty easily accessible from any camp site. While the camp sites themselves don't have a ton of privacy or space from other sites, our time, besides sleeping which was nice due to plenty of flat ground, was spent wondering the property and the river so didn't mind not having 100% privacy.

Hipcamper Michael
Michael H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 20th, 2019

I very much enjoyed Travis as a host. I hope to come again soon. Thank you for making me feel like family.

Hipcamper MARC

Great spot and awesome hosts.

Marc T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
August 25th, 2019

Wonderful spot along the nehalem will definitely be back. Travis the host is the man and now consider him a friend.

Hipcamper Takashi

Great weekend fun!

Takashi T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 25th, 2019

Host was very approachable and came to the site when we came in, made sure we had all we needed. Showed me around where to go fishing with kids. Place was very clean, quiet and anybody looking for quick weekend camping should definitely come here. Added bonus = stargazing during the night is absolutely recommend to do it. Will come back again for sure.

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Hipcamper Rachel

Fun times at awesome acres

Rachel F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
September 3rd, 2019

Travis, the host was very friendly and attentive. The site is very fun and great for kids and dogs. The river area is pleasant safe for kids. We had a wonderful time and hope to come visit again next year!

Hipcamper Luca

Labor day weekend

Luca D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 3rd, 2019

Not what I expected at first, but we had a great time! The host Travis went above and beyond to make sure we had enough room and worked hard to clear up more space. The River was fun to swim in and the host provided some tubes and a big floating Island. All the kids from all the sites were all playing together in the river. I even caught a nice trout of the banks of campsite 1. This is his first year but the property has alot of potential and he has a lot of great ideas. He came down with his wife and kids at night to check in on everyone. The real host is Sheeba the German Shepard that patrols the whole area.

Awesome Acres Riverside Retreat
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