Camp at the beautiful certified naturally grown, Bear Branch Farms, in Stayton, OR. Tree lined dry camping for shade. Great access to hunting, fishing, swimming holes, hiking waterfalls and so much more. Only an hour to Portland. Camping toilet required October through April. We have a Porta potty from late Spril through the end of September. Playground and picnic tables to
Camp at the beautiful certified naturally grown, Bear Branch Farms, in Stayton, OR. Tree lined dry camping for shade. Great access to hunting, fishing, swimming holes, hiking waterfalls and so much more. Only an hour to Portland. Camping toilet required October through April. We have a Porta potty from late Spril through the end of September. Playground and picnic tables to enjoy the farm :) All trash must be cleaned up before leaving. This is family friendly camping atmosphere so we expect respectful behavior from our guests.
- Check in: After 12PM
- Check out: Before 1PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 18 months out Weeknight discount: 5% off
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
A local swimming hole 5 minutes from the farm is bridge jumping, natural waterslides and a great area for families to gather an...Read more
We have lots of deer, wild turkeys and other birds and things that pass through the farm each day.
Natural features you'll find at Tent/RV on Certified Organic Farm in Oregon.
Silver falls water falls and hiking is world class and only 20 minutes from the farm
The vibe at Tent/RV on Certified Organic Farm
Places to see near Bear Branch Farms' Camping
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Bear Branch Farm was there when we needed it after a crazy day on the road on our way to Portland. We met some friends in Salem at a local brewery (complete with food truck), then made the 25 minute drive to the campsite.
Janis had very accurate directions and we were able to find the property without a problem. She also messaged us right away with her contact info and welcomed us. Once you pass the white fence, you turn immediately left and there's a path/driveway cut into a field. We arrived at night so it was difficult to see the lay of the land but we discovered quickly that the ground was very uneven and the SUV with an attached trailer had a little trouble since the tall grass made it difficult to maneuver around dips and stumps and large branches in the grass. Beware if your vehicle has low clearance!
We only went in about a hundred feet and decided we'd just stop and camp there. There are small groves of trees along the path and they make for great tent camping. We had one tent for two of us while the other three shared the trailer.
It was quiet when we got there but around 2:30am a rooster woke most of us. Around 8 am some machinery (maybe chainsaw) started up at the house across the field. We hadn't noticed the house at night but its pretty obvious and relatively close during the day. As we were packing, an older Pyrenees dog wandered by and sniffed our stuff. He wasn't aggressive but he wasn't friendly either....he looked wary for us so we didn't bother him.
We packed up in the morning and enjoyed the Queen Ann's Lace and other wild flowers. We had a bit of trouble getting the SUV and trailer out. There were more holes and stumps than we realized so maneuvering was difficult. We managed it eventually but maybe some leveling of the main path and the turn-around at the end would really help travelers especially if catering to RVs, vans and trailers. Also there were a few wasp nests in the ground and a few of our party got stung as they directed the driver. Nothing serious, thankfully.
We really appreciated the place to stay and it was a very pretty location. I loved the tree groves and the combination of places to put vehicles and tents. There's also lots of space for multiple groups. The noise in the AM and the path/driveway condition could use some improvement for this be a repeatable stay or recommendation for us.
Thank you Janis!
Memorable memorial day weekend
Our two girls (5yo, 3yo) had the time of their life this weekend at Bear Branch Farm. They had chicks and goats that the girls loved to visit and a great playground. Their favorite thing was Madge the dog. Madge followed the girls around the farm and they just fell in love with her. Janis gave us a recommendation to check out Jordan Bridge which was a beautiful park with a perfect creek that the girls could play in. It was a very memorable weekend and we will be back.
Very nice relaxing 3 night stay. Close to santiam for fishing. Nice farm with chickens and a playground for the kids. Also enjoyed the company of the farm dog Maj, very friendly and sweet girl.
Janis was an excellent host and the site is beautiful. I would definitely camp here again!
One thing I will note is there was some noise beginning around 6:00am (it is a farm!) I was up and it didn’t bother me, but I recommend not camping close to the main house if you’re planning to sleep in!
Thanks for hosting me, Janis!
Janis and family are super friendly and accommodating. The site is a close drive to Silver Falls if that’s your plan. Everything about the camp site is as stated correctly in the listing. There is a porta potty, kids playground, and picnic tables for dining, however be aware they are a 5 minute walk to get to from the camp site. My family visited on 4th of July weekend and 3 other families stayed there at the same time. The sites are all adjacent and there is one camp fire area for all camping groups so it may not be a quiet private experience, depending upon who is staying there at the same time. If that’s okay with you, then you will more than pleased with your accommodations.
It was quiet and safe. We camped next to a pile of slash as there was limited camping spots. A good portion of the sites were right next to the entrance road and had no upkeep. We never saw the host.
Even with that it was an ok place to spend a couple of nights.