Hipcamp host Brad K.,
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Pitch your tent (sites 1-4) or park your RV (site 2) on our 20 acres of forested land just outside of Portland on Highland Butte just past the Hamlet of Beavercreek. Enjoy the seasonal spring fed Cedar Root Pond. Huge trees and wild salmon berries welcome you, only 25 minutes from Portlandia.  4 sites to discover. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
4 sites
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
Water hookup available
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Back-in site
Max length 34ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Brad a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Shallow spring fed pond for wading or floating. get low in summer months.


Spring fed pond is low during summer months but great for cooling off.

Wildlife watching

Coyote, deer and owls are often in the area.



Natural features you'll find at Cedar Root Portland Escape in Oregon.


Small pond with salamanders and some trout.


Enjoy the sunset at the meadow where we have planted new cedar seedlings.

Swimming hole

Shallow spring fed pond for wading and floating.


The vibe at Cedar Root Portland Escape

218 Reviews

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Hipcamper Sara
Sara S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 5th, 2017

We had a great stay at Cedar Root Portland Escape. It was the perfect city escape. Close and convenient, yet remote. Brad was a great host, he was extremely easy to communicate with and was there for any questions we had. There are multiple places to set up your tent on the property. All have flat ground, and each with their own style. One is located near a small pond and sauna. The other is nestled in the trees and one is located next to a playground set which would be great for kids. There are fire pits, although they can only be used when there aren't any burn regulations. There is a pond near the sauna that you can swim in, and there is an outhouse on site. Milo McIver State Park is located close and is a good spot to hike, bike, horseback ride, play disc golf and fish. Definitely, recommend staying here. We will be back.

Just about ready to relax for the night. Headed down to place our feet in the water. Quite a good perch. Secluded pond.
Hipcamper Emily
Emily N.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 28th, 2017

Our family enjoyed a wonderful camping trip here! I was a little bit nervous to see how it would go as this was our first experience with Hipcamp. Brad was very easy to get in contact with and he answered all of my questions and set my mind at ease. His property is beautiful and private, but easy to get to and not too far from our home in the Portland Metro area. Our kids had a wonderful time and they were busy the whole time playing and exploring all the fun things to do on the property. We will be back!

Hipcamper Cheryl

2 nights, a pup, 9 and 19 year old.

Cheryl F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 3rd, 2020

I’d like to say this place is terrible because I don’t want other folks finding out about it. But I won’t because the host is so amazing and probably advertised it so that you would come. So here’s the true story. It’s close to Portland, has two beautiful hidden sites near the pond surrounded by lush forests, two other sites in more open area good for tents or vamping. We had a van. Our puppy loved the open field and playing with other off leash dogs. You can stroll around some short paths but it’s not hiking. We played frisbee and bocci ball and spent one day at Milo McIver Park. My young adult kid wished it were a little more isolated—the host’s house is close by, but my 9 year old and I loved it. Brad is probably the BEST Hipcamp host you will ever find. We forgot our coffee pot so he made us some and brought it to us!!!! He also checked in on us and the other campers to make sure everything was going well. I would highly recommend this place for a quick get away from the city. Wait! Forget I said that. It’s really terrible. (Not really).

Hipcamper Brad
Response from Brad, the Host, on June 24th, 2020

Great to meet your family and thanks for coming up to Cedar Root!

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Peter
Peter G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
September 25th, 2017

Brad was super accommodating! After showing us around the property and introducing us to his incredible cat Waldo (who entertained us for hours), he hooked us up with all the firewood we needed for the night and multiple sauna sessions.

The property was gorgeous and we had fun walking around and exploring to get a good look at the stars.

Hipcamper Elena
Elena L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 21st, 2017

What a beautiful property! We camped here the night before the eclipse. There are some beautiful campsites tucked away from it all - only 40 min from Portland! Brad was super helpful and great communicator. Thanks again!

Hipcamper Erik
Erik E.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
August 22nd, 2017

We stayed here for the eclipse and it was a perfect spot for comfortable car camping. The host was really responsive.

Hipcamper Amanda
Amanda R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 6th, 2017

My son REALLY wanted to camp with a friend. The problem was that it was Sunday afternoon of Labor Day weekend- there was nothing available! Well, I went on Hipcamp and we booked this site and it was perfect. It met the goal of sleeping outside, the boys messed around at the pond, we walked the dog around the property and he had a great time, the hosts were gracious and helpful. We went to Mil McKiver state park in the AM, had a nice break from town.

Hipcamper Kayla
Kayla S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
March 28th, 2018

Great place to stay! The host was really nice and the property is beautiful!!

Hipcamper Nupur
Nupur P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
April 7th, 2018

Had an amazing time at Cedar Root! We booked last minute but the owner Brad was extremely accommodating and made us feel very welcome. The family has a massive property that was fun exploring on foot. The camping area is lush, near a pond and generally beautiful. Great escape into the woods close to Portland.


Best in 2021 Oregon
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Best of 2019 Oregon
4th place
Cedar Root at Highland Butte
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