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A perfect springboard for day trips.   Come and enjoy beautiful Oregon countryside at its finest. Whether you're road tripping through Oregon or looking to explore,  Camp Black Rock is the perfect stop.   We are  nestled on a 20-acre small working farm/homestead/rabbitry  with grassland and  wooded areas to select that perfect campsite for Hipcampers' delight.   Relax, Continue reading...

A perfect springboard for day trips.  Come and enjoy beautiful Oregon countryside at its finest. Whether you're road tripping through Oregon or looking to explore,  Camp Black Rock is the perfect stop.  We are  nestled on a 20-acre small working farm/homestead/rabbitry  with grassland and  wooded areas to select that perfect campsite for Hipcampers' delight.  

Relax, rejuvenate, unplug.  Listen to the frogs and crickets at night, and to your campmates' gasps as a shooting star streaks through the night sky.  There is quite a bit of wildlife, so the howls of coyotes and owl hoots are a nightly event, as well as the crow of the rooster in the morning.

Grill and lounge in our communal fire pit and barbecue area with friends and dance under the stars.  There are large empty spaces between each campsite. The farm has multiple places where you can set up gear and comes equipped with  picnic table, a pile of fire wood, and fire ring (prohibited during wildfire season under high extreme) with cooking grate.   

We have obtained from the Department of Forestry a waiver during fire season to allow for communal campfire in the 2018 season.   This could change during "Extreme" fire threats.  Smoking, driving in the fields or 4 wheeling is  prohibited during this time of year.

You'll drive up to the pond parklet nearby to unload your gear and use wheel barrels to bring them to your campsite.   We recommend bringing tent and sleeping bags for added warmth at night. Headlamps are a must and sturdy shoes.  We are a working farm with uneven grounds for walking.  For those who have RV's travel trailers or 5th wheels, enter through two farm gates to pick the best location for dry camping.  Easy turn around so no worries.

Campsites are just three minutes walk from a porta-potty/out house and Hot and Cold outdoor shower.  If you need electricity to plug in your phone or charge up your speakers before hitting your day's adventure, you can plug in at charging station at the barn where you'll find potable water and sink for cleaning dishes.  

Laundry and hot Shower available upon request at the main house for additional charge.

Looking for excitement:  Swimming Holes, Drones, or Biking?  We are conveniently located  minutes from the famous Black Rock Mountain Bike Trails - a world famous trail system located on  Mt. Brown, which has 4 mountain bike trails for beginners to advanced riders and includes a sessionable skills area. The trails have been around since the late 80's and is a much loved mountain biking paradise.

Swimming Holes are within ten minutes at Michael Harding Park in Falls City and Dallas City Park.  There are also two Aquatic Centers, Skate Parks, Gold Golf,  and Tennis Courts.  Motorized Boat launches can be found at Independence Riverview Park, Wallace Marine Park and Minto-Brown Island Park.  For paddles, Luckiamute Landing State Natural Area  is a 615 acre tract for wildlife viewing, fishing, and hunting for turtles!  Baskett Slough national Wildlife Refuge is a 2,558-acre refuge offers excellent wildlife observation areas, trails that meander through wetland etc. Definitely make time in your schedule to explore these beautiful areas.   

If you want to take to the sky's and have a drone, bring it! Open fields aplenty for playing games. You choose the adventure for those Kodak moments. The secluded location will provide all the right ingredients to relax and soak in the beauty of the area.  We also have an on-site professional photographer available to capture those  fun and spontaneous moments and are happy to set up location shoots.

Our fields can be rented for special events - destination weddings, parties, corporate gatherings - you name it.  Give us a call and we can block off a field or the entire property for privacy.

If that wasn't enough and you're interested in starting your own rabbitry?  Spend the afternoon on the farm. Learn the ins and outs of rabbit husbandry. We are ARBA registered, passionate about raising rabbits and sharing our knowledge with others.  At this time we breed, sell, and show Continental Giants, Flemish Giants, Checkered Giants, Belgian Hares, Rhinelanders, American Chinchilla, Cinnamon and New Zealands.  Learn about nutrition, getting started, cages, feeding, breeding, nest boxes, butchering, health, equipment, record keeping and much more.

Best of all - Camp out after your day's adventure, telling the latest tales and sharing stories around the fire pit toasting S'mores, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Camp Black Rock welcomes you to experience something extraordinary.  

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
50 bookable sites
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Potable water available
Spigot, hose, bottled water or jugs
Fires allowed
Firewood provided, fire ring, fire ring w/ gril...
Toilet available
Portable toilet
Pets allowed
Off leash
Showers available
Cold water only
Bins available
Compost bin, recycling bin, trash bin
Picnic table available
Wifi available
No RV hookup
No RV sanitation
Have a question? Send Susan a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 18 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off
Wind sports
Snow sports
Wildlife watching
Horseback riding
Whitewater paddling

The vibe at Camp Black Rock

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Hipcamper Christina
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My friends and I just stayed here during the week and it was so nice, more than we expected! Susan (the host) is extremely hospitable, accommodating and sweet. She came down a lot to check on us and just chat, which was nice. She provided my friends and I with a list of fun things to do around town, homemade muffin tops the first morning we were there and fresh corn on the cob that we cooked in the provided barbeques. Her property is great for camping, there is so much open space, you don't have to worry about feeling cramped ever. Her and her husband created outdoor compostable toilets and showers and they have a cute little outside area where you can sit with your friends and other campers around a campfire and make s'mores! Also, camping here is a must if you love to stargaze, my friends and I saw a total of about 5 shooting stars the first night we were there. During the night we could crickets and coyotes howling, while in the morning we were naturally awakened by their rooster. If you like rabbits, this is also a great place because Susan has a rabbitry on the property. The experience as a whole was amazing and I would recommend this camping site for anyone and everyone. My friends and I will definitely be coming back in the future!

Hipcamper Susan
Response from Susan, the Host, on August 7th, 2018

So very happy you had such a wonderful experience. Keep watching for those shooting stars!

Hipcamper Martha
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My experience at Camp Black Rock was exceptional! Susan was such a gracious host. She really went above and beyond to make us feel cared for and at peace. I left camp feeling rejuvenated and calm.

Thank you for everything!

Hipcamper Susan
Response from Susan, the Host, on August 6th, 2018

It makes us so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. Our main goal is to make each and every person who visit have an exceptional experience!

Hipcamper Kelsey
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Camping at Camp Black Rock was an amazing experience! When we first arrived and checked in, Susan showed us around the property and around the areas that we would be able to camp and set up our tent. Susan provided us a very helpful list of fun activities and spots that we could visit that was near to the campsite. The camping areas were clean and well maintained, the showers and compostable toilets were fantastic and beautifully made. Susan showed us her rabbitery and welcomed us to eat some of the fresh plums and pears growing from their trees. When dinner time came around, there was a beautiful common area that included chairs, tables to store food, hay that could be used as extra seating, and a fire pit in the middle. My friends and I had a great time and we’re already planning our next camping trip to Camp Black Rock before our first trip was even over. Susan was amazing and extremely helpful and accommodating and a big part of why we had such 5 Star experience!

Hipcamper Susan
Response from Susan, the Host, on August 9th, 2018

Kelsey thank you for such kind and thoughtful words. We are so happy your experience was everything you wanted. Our goal is always to make you have an exceptional experience while visiting. Best of luck!

Hipcamper Erin
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truthfully, I do not even know where to start with this location. Susan is the host here, and she is such an amazing one that I don’t think any others will compare. I am sure I won’t even remember everything that this site included on this review but I will try. My friends and I arrived and were greeted by her friendly face and given a tour of the property, and which was beautiful. She is very eco-friendly, using composting toilets. Right next to them is a sink to wash dishes and three Coldwater showers, with dish soap and a sponge, a dish rack, mosquito repellent spray, and bath towels. While there were not many mosquitoes, there were wasps, but she also provided wasp and bee spray as well. She has a friendly cats, tons of rabbits that she sells and shows, and plum and pear trees with ripe fruit to pick too! There is plenty of space to camp without being cramped by other campers, And we got to choose where we set up. After seeing the showers she showed us the fire pit, the firewood provided each day, two barbecues, charcoal, barbecuing utensils like tongs and a big metal spatula, and pot holders. She said that she and her husband were planning on building an open air gazebo, but even without it, it is a beautiful set up with quite a few comfortable chairs, a dinner table, food table, blankets, and also bales of hay to sit on. She even provided marshmallow roasting sticks! On top of telling us to call or text if we needed anything, she also provided us fresh corn from the produce stand nearby and it was absolutely delicious. We woke up to homemade carob pumpkin muffins to have for breakfast too! We got to sit by the fire with her and have a wonderful conversation, and then she painted us rocks and decorated that said camp black rock on them. I am leaving this review because, initially, I was nervous to come here because it had not been reviewed yet and was relatively new. I am so impressed and will definitely be back soon! Thanks for everything Susan!

Hipcamper Susan
Response from Susan, the Host, on August 7th, 2018

It was such a pleasure to host all of you. Wish you much success this college term. Come back again soon and listen to the rooster crow!

Hipcamper Nathan
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Amazing experience! I would definitely recommend Camp Black Rock. It was beautiful and quiet, and Susan was so caring, nice, and generous to us.

When we arrived, Susan showed us around to the places we could park our camper bus, to the shower, to the composting toilets, to the wash sink, to the charging station, and to the camp fire / shared cooking area. When she said she got a special permit to have a shared camp fire (even though its fire season) we joked that we forgot our marshmallows for s'mores, and she texted her husband to pick up marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers for us. And he actually bought them and they just gave them to us (no charge). I wouldn't even expect that hospitality from a friend; Susan is amazing.

We stayed at Camp Black Rock for 2 nights, and our entire experience was filled with Susan's care and generosity. She forgot the password to the WiFi, so she let us tether off of her phone all day. She baked us muffins. She showed us around her rabbit breeding farm, and let us pet them. She provided fire wood (1 bundle per group per night). She encouraged us to pick the blackberries, apples, and plums from their trees (the grapes weren't ripe yet). She provided a bunch of lawn games for us to play. She even ran an extension cord closer to our site so we could plug in some electronics.

We were thoroughly amazed with the experience at Camp Black Rock and with HipCamp. This was actually our first time using HipCamp, and it was a great experience, so we will definitely use it more in the future. The other guests at Camp Black Rock said that they had never been to such a good camp. Honestly, I think they should charge more for this site, it was amazing, and better than any park campsite I have ever been to.

Hipcamper Susan
Response from Susan, the Host, on August 6th, 2018

You guys were the best. Wish you all the luck in your travels. Thanks for choosing Camp Black Rock as it was certainly our pleasure to have you.

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