Hipcamp host Michelle P.
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Private and secluded all-season camping on a family-friendly "community homestead" within easy reach of Portland, Salem, Corvallis and Eugene. Rustic but well marked trails take you through 80 acres of forest and meadows with multiple points of access to Crabtree Creek. You can bring a tent and hike 5-10 min to a secluded site near the creek in the forest, or set-up camp in

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Private and secluded all-season camping on a family-friendly "community homestead" within easy reach of Portland, Salem, Corvallis and Eugene. Rustic but well marked trails take you through 80 acres of forest and meadows with multiple points of access to Crabtree Creek. You can bring a tent and hike 5-10 min to a secluded site near the creek in the forest, or set-up camp in a meadow near the main house and amenities. There is also space to park an RV or 5th wheel near the main house (no hook-ups). 

This is a perfect spot if you are seeking somewhere beautiful to recharge in nature, rest a spell on your way to another adventure, undertake a spiritual retreat or vision quest, practice your bushcraft and survival skills, or experience a permaculture farm stay. One Saturday a month there is a free, drop-in plant walk, herbal medicine skill share and wildcrafting event on the land, inquire for dates. A LGBTQAI+ welcoming spot in the backcountry. Se habla español. Naturist hiking and skinny-dipping in designated clothing-optional areas. 

Please plan to arrive at least an hour before sunset if possible, as we've found that makes for the best settin' up camp experience. Check-out at noon just means to break camp by then - you're welcome to stick around and enjoy yourself until sundown on the last day of your stay. 

Hope to see you soon!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
4 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
No campfires
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Michelle a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing

Pursuant to ODFW regulations

Hiking
Paddling
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at The Homestead on Crabtree Creek in Oregon.

Forest
Mountainous
Prairie, meadow, ...
River, stream or ...
Swimming hole
Wetlands
Farm
Ranch

The vibe at The Homestead on Crabtree Creek

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Hipcamper Dan
Dan F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 10th, 2018

A friend and I stayed here as the first day of a 12 day trip up the PNW coast. After arriving in the Eugene airport, we went straight to Michelle's property, and everything was perfect for a first night stay.
The grounds were huge, with more space than we could explore in a day. The area we set up our tents in was soft and mostly flat - surrounded by plum trees and blackberries. Thick forests everywhere, visually reminding me of that scene from Star Wars where Yoda teaches Luke to lift rocks. While we were walking along the creek running through their property I'm pretty sure I saw a school of salmon run upstream (a bit too far away to get a photo though). Seriously an amazing introduction to the area. The hosts couldn't have been nicer people either.
All in all, I wouldn't hesitate to come back and spend a whole day walking along the river.

The plum/blackberry orchard we set up our tent in. It was a short walk to the car from here, but Mariah offered use of a wheelbarrow to move things around with.Coming from Florida, we were pretty constantly in awe of all the vegetation.Super friendly dog on the property as well.By far, our favorite thing about The Homestead was the creek, and hopping along it.
Hipcamper Michelle
Response from Michelle, the Host, on September 11th, 2018

Now I have to go watch Star Wars again. We're making a space to practice some lumberjack games...now you've got me thinking we may need to add Jedi rock lifting! Wishing you many more happy travels in the future.

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Hipcamper Krystal
Krystal R.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 1st, 2018

Infinite blackberries! Yum! We arrived and our hosts asked us what we were looking for in a site. Which is appropriate if there were designated sites. They had ample acreage, unfortunately it was all wild and overgrown with grass and thorns. We ended up pitching our tent in the middle of a pathway worn a bit from walking, but we still had to clear space for our tent to fit. Even so there were thorns that poked holes in the tent, and impossible to walk to and from. The family is very nice and eager to help, but in my opinion there should be designated or at least mowed and ready areas to camp.

Hipcamper Michelle
Response from Michelle, the Host, on August 15th, 2018

Hi, Krystal. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Hope the rest of your road trip was fun! We really enjoyed meeting you.

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Hipcamper Nolan
Nolan B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 31st, 2018

Really enjoyed this spot. Wild blackberries everywhere! There is a beautiful creek and a bunch of trails to enjoy. We camped underneath a thicket of plum trees! Michelle and her lovely family graciously provided snacks and waters after they heard whow far we had been traveling.

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Hipcamper Michelle
Response from Michelle, the Host, on September 11th, 2018

So glad you enjoyed your stay! The PNW is a wonderful place to explore!

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Hipcamper Diana
Diana S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 12th, 2019

Private and relaxing! Eric helped guide us around the property when we first arrived, and from there, let us explore.
We loved being able to walk the property and take in all the different views, from the creek to the family's chickens, ducks, pigs, and rabbits. We really appreciated the shelter that we could hitch our tent in, and it came in handy during the rainy nights. The outdoor shower was a lovely feature, as well as the outdoor kitchen where we could prep. The bonus of course, is all the blackberry picking!

The animalsThe shelter, by the creek, where we were able to set up our tent
Hipcamper Teresa

Peaceful camping on homestead

Teresa S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 1st, 2019

We loved our stay! Eric was a very thoughtful host and the farm was very peaceful. Exactly as described - transforming an aging homestead property into a permaculture area at one with nature. One of the most relaxing weekends in a long time. We set up the tent without a rain fly in a field area with old growth apple trees surrounding us, went to sleep listening to crickets and star gazing. There is also a creek with beautiful large river rocks that made a nice walk or there’s a tent spot there too. Come here to ground yourself with nature and the land.

Hipcamper Christine C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 26th, 2018
Property
Crabtree Creek Com'ty Homestead
State
Oregon
$25/night
4 Sites
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