Hipcamp host Daniel L.
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Park your RV/self-contained trailer in our private woodlands steps away from the 6-acre Turtle Pond where ducks, geese, sand cranes, owls, turtles and frogs reside.  (This is a DRY/no amenities/no hookups/no toilet site).

Enjoy the tranquility of the Cascade Mountains in this beautiful rural setting. Great for travelers who prefer a private place to park their home on

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Park your RV/self-contained trailer in our private woodlands steps away from the 6-acre Turtle Pond where ducks, geese, sand cranes, owls, turtles and frogs reside.  (This is a DRY/no amenities/no hookups/no toilet site).

Enjoy the tranquility of the Cascade Mountains in this beautiful rural setting. Great for travelers who prefer a private place to park their home on wheels while traveling to Crater Lake National Park and the scenic Rogue-Umpqua area of the Cascades. Only 26 miles from the Crater Lake NP south entrance on the desirable Prospect side of the NP and most likely the closest private RV spot. Two miles outside of the little town of Prospect, along the waterfalls Hwy, 2 miles to the Rogue River (fishing and rafting), 2 miles to 3 waterfalls, 6 miles to Lost Creek Lake (boating and recreation), plus an abundance of serious hiking trails in nearby local area.

This serene and quiet spot consists of an open space nestled in beautiful mixed woodlands of mature doug fir, cedar, pine and madrone on our 100 ranch. (You won’t see our house or barn since this RV spot is on the other side of the property and away from the Ranch activity). It’s DRY, no power hookups, no toilets. Your RV must be fully self-contained. You must have your own toilet. “Pack in, pack out” is a must since this is a protected wilderness area. There’s a mix of sun and shade depending on the exact spot (within the designated area) you choose and the time of day. At approximately 2700 ft elevation, a fresh gentle breeze significantly cools the late afternoon and evening summer temperatures. Star-gazing is amazing. Most cell service carriers do get reception at this location, however, there is no WIFI.

This can be a pull-through-and-around area depending on the size of your vehicle. A long RV/trailer may need to make a y turn. Short distance nature trails in the adjacent woodlands can be enjoyed in the immediate area. 

You will be alone in this no-frills spot. Just you and nature and your RV home. There are only two completely private designated RV spots (separated by acreage) on our property. Check out our other site as well "Meadow Dry RV site..."

Campsite area
Bring your own
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Pets allowed
No campfires
No toilet
Amenities
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Daniel 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: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Biking on nearby hwy 62 plus Ride the Rim at Crater Lake NP, check the NP newsletter for dates when the Rim is closed by biking.

Boating

Boating and other recreational water activities at nearby Lost Creek Lake (6 miles away), rafting at nearby Rogue River (2.5 mi...Read more

Fishing

Fish the Rogue River and Lost Creek Lake

Horseback riding

Ask us if you would like to bring your own horses. We can occasionally acommodate horses. Fee applies.

Paddling

Paddle boarding at nearby Lost Creek Lake (6 miles away).

Off-roading (OHV)

OHV specified trails and maps can be found at nearby Rogue Ranger Station

Snow sports

Snow mobiling, snow-shoeing, and snow-parks for sledding and tubing nearby.

Swimming

Swim in nearby Rogue River or better yet, be daring and swim in the really cold Crater Lake.

Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Turtle Pond DRY RV n/Crater Lake in Oregon.

Waterfall

3 waterfalls within 2 miles of property. Drive to the trail heads, moderate 15 hikes to Barr, Mill, Pearsoney, and Giant Boulders

Forest
Mountainous
Field

The vibe at Turtle Pond DRY RV n/Crater Lake

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Hipcamper Lexi

Beautiful location and warm hosts

Lexi S.
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July 7th, 2020

Barbara and Dan’s property was absolutely gorgeous, with a pond, hiking trail, and forest. And they are exceptional hosts - responding to every request we had and doing everything possible to make sure we were comfortable and had a good time. We felt safe and comfortable, and will definitely book here again!

Hipcamper Daniel
Response from Daniel, the Host, on July 8th, 2020

Thanks so much, Lexi. We were happy to host you and your husband. Thanks for taking such good care of the ranch property. You were the best of guests!

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Hipcamper Troye

Camping in a monet painting!

Troye B.
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July 12th, 2020

Morning yoga pond-side with dappled sun on lily pads and chorus of frogs; Gentle winds cooling us in the evening and whispering through the various tall swaying pines; Privacy, security and having it all to yourself away from it all. This place was phenomenal, we couldn't stop reflecting on the way home what a total reset it was from all the craziness in the World. I almost don't want the World to know about it. Daniel and Barbara were such gracious hosts. We will be back!!

The pond right at the camp site!Falls about a 15 min drive then walk from camp
Hipcamper Daniel
Response from Daniel, the Host, on July 12th, 2020

Thank you for your beautiful description of the Turtle Pond RV site. We are always happy to share this paradise with others like you who appreciate nature and find it restorative. We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed it and look forward to seeing you again.

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Hipcamper Rob

Peaceful private basecamp

Rob A.
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August 23rd, 2020

Lovely private spot by the pond. Nice breezes and wildlife. Peaceful as can be!

Hipcamper Daniel
Response from Daniel, the Host, on August 25th, 2020

Thank you, Rob. So glad that you enjoyed the peaceful spot and wildlife.

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Hipcamper Nate
Nate S.
recommends this listing.
August 27th, 2020

We loved our stay. The site is private and we appreciated the extra touches of Adirondack chairs, picnic table, and hammock. This is a great base camp to explore Crater Lake and surrounding area. We can’t wait to come back soon.

Hipcamper Daniel
Response from Daniel, the Host, on August 29th, 2020

We were happy to host you, Nate. Thanks for taking good care of our woods and we hope to see you again soon.

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Hipcamper Tracy

Idyllic summer afternoon

Tracy C.
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August 30th, 2020

Loved this spot! Very peaceful and private, with only the sounds of the birds and the pond frogs. Clear directions, welcoming & responsive host. Nice flat parking spot, with benches here and there among the cedar trees and berry bushes. Options for being in sun or shade. Wandered down to the pond to see the bullfrogs on their tiny lilypads. Cute picnic site set up under the big cedar trees- picnic table, hammock, two comfortable chairs - perfect place to enjoy the afternoon sun lowering across the pond!

Hipcamper Daniel
Response from Daniel, the Host, on September 11th, 2020

Thank you so much, Tracy, for the great descriptive review. And thanks for taking such great care of our woodlands.

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Hipcamper Maddie

A hidden gem!

Maddie J.
recommends this listing.
August 30th, 2020

This place is a gem! But shh! I don’t want anyone to know! My husband and I stayed here to celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary and it was magical. So magical, I booked another stay on the ride home. It was very private, quiet, and relaxing. Please never change a thing about this place. I will be coming here again and again :)

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Hipcamper Daniel
Response from Daniel, the Host, on September 5th, 2020

Thank you, Maddie. We love that you love the Turtle Pond site. Hope to see you again and again. We also love great guests like you!

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Hipcamper Audrey

Nice and secluded - cute frogs!

Audrey C.
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September 8th, 2020

Lovely private spot in the woods, with a picnic table, adirondack chairs, and hammock. Surprisingly good phone signal for a place that feels so remote. Great communication and directions from the hosts!

Hipcamper Daniel
Response from Daniel, the Host, on September 11th, 2020

Thank you so much Audrey. We appreciate your review and thanks for taking such good care of our woodlands and pond site.

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Hipcamper Maddie J.
recommends this listing.
September 16th, 2020
Property
Crater Lake RV Getaway
State
Oregon
Country
United States
$45/night
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