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This camp site offers some shade from the heat and a great view of the Milky Way bands of stars. This camp site is beautifully landscaped by nature filled with Juniper,White sage, and wild Orchids.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 19 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No showers
No wifi
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Hipcamper Anthony
Anthony H.
recommends this listing.
August 16th, 2018

Wonderfully warm and welcoming hosts. They went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. Plenty of space an privacy. When we needed suggestions on where to go during the day they had all the inside information on hidden swimming holes and other local secrets. We would totally stay here again!

Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah S.
recommends this listing.
August 18th, 2018

We had a lovely stay on Christopher’s property! Our group consisted of three adults, eight children, and a dog.. we came out see the meteor shower, and this sweet hilltop was just perfect. It was far from any town (great for stargazing!), but easy to find. We had a large campsite with multiple spaces for pitching tents. Sweet kitchen and dining area, a privy, fire pit, lots of roaming space and junipers (and chipmunks!).. they provided plenty of potable water.. and the common areas included a solar-powered bath-house (hot shower), a little “saloon” with plenty of games and puzzles, and fresh, hot coffee in the morning. Christopher and his daughter are very comfortable and knowledgeable and made us all feel at home.

Hipcamper jessica
Jessica M.
recommends this listing.
August 27th, 2018

we had an awesome time camping here and will certainly be back. chris was a great host with lots of stories to share. we could have talked to him all day. he gave us privacy but was incredibly helpful and full of knowledge about the central oregon area and beyond. the campsites are maintained and clean with awesome handmade structures all around. there’s a clean outhouse nearby, a warm shower, communal fire pit, and even a saloon. theres books and games available, obsidian chunks for collecting, chipmunks for chasing, and a big sky full of bright stars. thanks for having us!

Star Gazer @ Aurora Outfitters NW
Hipcamper martin
Martin K.
recommends this listing.
July 28th, 2019

Quiet, secluded, relaxing, with great hosts.
Close enough to Bend and all the fun that it makes a great base camp. Already planning our next visit.

Hipcamper Celeste

Secluded star gazers paradise!

Celeste A.
recommends this listing.
July 29th, 2019

The stargazer site was amazing! We ended up showing up around midnight due to work running late but we were still able to find it, and once we got there we saw the milky way, planets, shooting stars, and meteorites! The sote was clean and very private, i was shocked at how quiet it was as i am used to camping in state parks! The shower was warm and had a view of the stars out the big windows (they do have curtains if youre shy) the bathroom pit toilette was not bad, better than county park pit toilets! They had geo caches all around and everywhere you looked there was something new to see! I highly reccomend this site and we will be back again!

Hipcamper Elliott
Elliott W.
recommends this listing.
August 20th, 2019

Absolutely wonderful experience. Chris was an excellent host and I'm gonna try to get my friends to go again next year!

Hipcamper Ryan
Ryan H.
recommends this listing.
April 15th, 2020

It was a great experience with some beautiful views

Hipcamper Kieran

We had a great stay at the aurora..

Kieran S.
recommends this listing.
May 10th, 2020

We had a great stay at the Aurora... the wildlife, land, and most of all hosts were fabulous and we’ll definitely be going back! My boys had a great time watching the abundant lizards and chipmunks. They also were thrilled searching out geocaches. Coffee and hot chocolate. Lovely! Thanks Windance and Mariah!

Star Gazer @ Aurora Outfitters NW
Hipcamper Shannon

Western, rustic and comfortable

Shannon T.
recommends this listing.
May 20th, 2020

This is our second time camping at Aurora Outfitters and we feel like each time will always be amazing and unique in their own ways. The property is full of breathtakingly stunning views every which way you look- wild juniper and pine forests, the cascade mountains, epic sunsets, and the brightest stars I’ve ever seen.

We experienced a rainstorm that brought thunderstorms one of the nights we were there and the energy in the air was just magical. We purchased firewood from the hosts that burns amazingly and we just weathered it out and had a great time. The first night was exceptionally clear and we enjoyed stargazing the quiet night skies.
There’s something about this place that makes you want to stay for awhile, and return again. We brought our friend from Finland to explore the area and she particularly enjoyed the campground. She kept saying that every time she looked around, she would notice something new and interesting. The hosts are very amicable and easygoing and super helpful with giving out local travel info. Winddance and Moriah are a fun father-daughter duo who are super easy to communicate with. We spent our days exploring Smith Rock and The Painted Hills. Winddance recommended we travel via the crooked river scenic route which google would have not taken us and we are thankful we did because it too was gorgeous and many stops along the way to recreate on the water or just stare at the awe of this beautiful river.
There’s a saloon, coffee/tea breakfast area , and awesome bathroom with hot water to boot. The sites have toilets and cool Desert structures to hang around at that remind me a little of a western cowboy Style. This place feels both remote and rustic and comfortable and cozy at the same time. We are hoping to return there again soon.

Our two dogs enjoying the sun Bonfire on a rainy night Cute little chipmunk White Sage flowers
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