Hipcamp host Dawn G.
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Motor Homes only please! (See Camp Tumalo for tents) Country campsite with high desert views. Located in Tumalo, the heart of Central Oregon, almost equal distance between Bend, Redmond, and Sisters.  Located just outside of the Deschutes National Forest and the Cascade Mountain Range, and surrounded by 5 State parks (Tumalo, Smith Rock, Cline Falls, the Cove Palisades, and

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Motor Homes only please! (See Camp Tumalo for tents) Country campsite with high desert views. Located in Tumalo, the heart of Central Oregon, almost equal distance between Bend, Redmond, and Sisters.  Located just outside of the Deschutes National Forest and the Cascade Mountain Range, and surrounded by 5 State parks (Tumalo, Smith Rock, Cline Falls, the Cove Palisades, and La Pine), there is an endless amount of recreational opportunities to be had. This is the perfect Bend base camp. Come camp like a local! Large gravel driveway for motor homes.  Fire pit and charcoal grill (1 large bundle of wood, and charcoal on us!)  You also have access to a large picnic table and an outdoor bathroom you share with Camp Tumalo (tents).  Communal outdoor shower available! Located in a country neighborhood, next to the canal and across the street from a private neighborhood trail system. You'll see hikers, runners, and people walking their dogs all day long. Hunnell Road runs parallel to Old Bend-Redmond Highway and is a popular area for road bikers (See Twin Bridges Scenic Bikeway).  Daytime wildlife include ducks, geese, deer, rabbits, lizards, and quail. Nighttime wildlife include coyotes and a pair of owls. The property itself has 12 chickens, 2 goats, 2 dogs, a cat, and 2 teenage boys. All free range. (Come see how our goats keep the canal clear of weeds!).  Downtown Tumalo is only 2.5 miles away and has Deschutes River access, coffee (both sit down and drive through), food carts, beer and hard cider, fitness/ yoga, and a full service gas station. Within a 5 mile radius is Tumalo State Park, Maston trailhead, Juniper trailhead, the Canal trail and Shevlin Park. 20 minute drive to Smith Rock State Park. 

RV only area
Vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry present
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
Generators allowed
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 35ft
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Have a question? Send Dawn a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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North Face Sleeping Bag

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North Face Expedition Tent

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River Float Tubes

Brand new river float tubes to enjoy the Deschutes River!

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Beach Chairs

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Goods

Extra Ice

7 pounds of ice

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Coleman Sleeping Bags

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Cots

Cots for tents, or sleeping under the stars!

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Tent- 4 person Coleman, 3 season

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Inflatable SUP

Inflatable SUP with paddle and backpack.

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Kids bikes

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Pro Yoga Mats

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Experience

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Camp site is located just off the Twin Bridges Scenic Bikeway (Road Biking). Close to Maston Trailhead, Juniper Trailhead, Clin...Read more

Boating

Numerous lakes off the Cascade lakes highway; The Cove Palisades State Park

Fishing

2 miles from the Deschutes River

Hiking

Within 5 mile radius of camp: Tumalo State Park, Shevlin Park, Maston Trailhead, Juniper Trailhead, Canal Trail; Cline Butte Lo...Read more

Horseback riding

Maston Trailhead area (see map in photos).

Paddling

Deschutes River (numerous access spots, closest is 3 miles: Tumalo State Park), and the Cascade Lakes (Hosmer is my favorite fo...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)

Cline Butte

Climbing

20 minute drive to Smith Rock State Park

Snow sports

Mount Bachelor, Hoodoo Ski Area, and several snow parks off Cascade Lakes Highway

Surfing

"The Wave" on the Deschutes River! Check out the webcam: Bend Whitewater Park

Swimming

Deschutes River; Tumalo State Park; Cline Falls State Park Cascade Lakes

Whitewater paddling

The Deschutes River ; The Deschutes Paddle Trail; and Bend Whitewater Park (Check out their webcam: Bend Whitewater Park)

Wildlife watching

Everywhere! The property has a family of Blue Jays, a pair of owls, ducks, geese, lizards and quail in the warm months; and dee...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Heart of Central Oregon in Oregon.

Cave

10 minute drive to the Redmond Caves; 30 minute drive to The Lava River Cave south of Bend

Desert

Campsite located in the high desert: Sagebrush, Juniper, and Quail

Mountainous

Cascade Mountain Range

River, stream, or creek

2 miles from the Deschutes River

Suburban

Country neighborhood; frontyard

Swimming hole

Downtown Tumalo river access (2 miles) Tumalo State Park (3 miles)

Waterfall

Close to Tumalo Falls and Steelhead Falls

Driveway

Extra large gravel driveway for RV

The vibe at Heart of Central Oregon

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Hipcamper Drake
Drake H.
recommends this listing.
May 24th, 2020

We stayed for one night and were very happy with the experience. Dawn is a fantastic human being and made us feel welcome immediately. The area was well equipped and accommodating. Would stay here again 100%.

Hipcamper John

Peaceful.

John B.
recommends this listing.
May 25th, 2020

It's a campsite next to the house with a firepit, some chairs and a BBQ. It was level and quiet. The property is close enough to town to ride bikes and there's a trail you can walk just across from the campsite.

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Hipcamper Moira

2 peaceful nights

Moira L.
recommends this listing.
May 30th, 2020

My Fiance and I enjoyed a 2 night stay at Dawns wonderful and peaceful property. The campsite was lovely with many thoughtful touches-guidebooks, fire wood for the fire ring, even a bucket with water next to the fire. The chairs set up by the fire ring were very comfortable for relaxing. My dog enjoyed his time there as well. Dawn had some back up dog supplies just in case we forgot ours. My dog had his first sightings of goats while at the campsite, he was intrigued and just watched them. He liked the chickens as well. My suburban dog has never these before. We loved waking up to the peaceful setting, nice places to walk our dog as well. The location was convenient. Close to Tumalo State Park and The Bite, food carts. We would most definitely stay here again. And look forward to having the opportunity again.

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Hipcamper Susan
Susan M.
recommends this listing.
June 7th, 2020

Great location and loved the setup. Very quite neighborhood.

Hipcamper Robert

Awesome campsite!

Robert H.
recommends this listing.
June 16th, 2020

Great spot! Clean and well stocked with everything we needed!

Hipcamper Jessica

Such a great spot!

Jessica H.
recommends this listing.
June 21st, 2020

This campsite went above and beyond what we expected. It wasn’t quite as private as what we were expecting, being that it was right next to the owners house, and there were some people doing yard work til about 8pm. But aside from that the campsite was very quaint, had EVERYTHING that you would need and more! The host was very accommodating and thought of lots of little touches. It was also in a great location, just 5 minutes off the highway from Bend. Would definitely stay here again

Hipcamper Laurin

Wonderful, relaxing atmosphere!

Laurin M.
recommends this listing.
July 2nd, 2020

I loved staying here. The site is good and Dawn, the host, is incredible. She was very hospitable and informative about things to do in the area. Plenty of firewood for the pit and a great little seating area around it for prolonged enjoyment. Definitely will come again!

Hipcamper Hailey

Great location and hospitality!

Hailey M.
recommends this listing.
July 6th, 2020

My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our stay here. The location is great as it's just a few minutes from downtown Bend and not too far from Sisters. The campsite is quiet and we loved the hammocks and chairs around the fire. It was fun to see the goats, chickens, and dogs. The toilet in the teepee is unique and clean. Dawn was a great host and provided ice, some firewood and a couple of beers for us. She was available to answer any questions we had and made us feel comfortable during our stay.

Hipcamper Ryan
Ryan C.
recommends this listing.
July 12th, 2020

Dawn is awesome and the property is gorgeous, clean, and easy to find. We had a great time and it helped convince me to move to Oregon

Right before I took this picture the goats were doing some sick kick flips.My dog wanted to play with the chicken, but the chicken was mostly smart enough to keep its distance.
Property
Dawn G.’s Land
State
Oregon
Country
United States
$49/night
1 Site

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