Hipcamp host Joe R.
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East Creek is a 20 acre community art studio and retreat in the coastal mountains of Oregon, about 60 miles SW of Portland. The property is set up like a camping hostel and can accommodate up to 100 people in tents, tiny cabins, and a bunkhouse. A 5,000 square foot studio building houses art making (focusing on ceramic pottery) and shared bathroom facilities. A shared outdoo

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East Creek is a 20 acre community art studio and retreat in the coastal mountains of Oregon, about 60 miles SW of Portland. The property is set up like a camping hostel and can accommodate up to 100 people in tents, tiny cabins, and a bunkhouse. A 5,000 square foot studio building houses art making (focusing on ceramic pottery) and shared bathroom facilities. A shared outdoor kitchen, shared seating areas, and shared fire pan on large gravel area is available. Due to fire danger, no individual fires are permitted. **NOTE: most camping is in a central area. Parking is closeby but it's not set up like a national park where there are drive-in spots.**

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers
6 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Kitchen available
Showers available
Bins available
No potable water
No picnic table
No wifi
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 30ft
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Have a question? Send Joe a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at East Creek Art Retreat Camping in Oregon.

Forest
River, stream, or...

The vibe at East Creek Art Retreat Camping

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Hipcamper Tara
Tara B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 7th, 2019

We loved staying at Joes spot! He was incredibly communicative and accommodating, easily adapting to our last minute change in plans. The grounds were intimate and exciting, and we enjoyed getting to know the other people hanging out at camp. Would definitely stay at Joes place again.

Bring your own water and food - it’s quite a drive into town

Hipcamper Nate
Nate S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 9th, 2019

The East Creek Studio and campground was awesome. The property has plenty of places to camp, and you have the option of being close to the studio or out in the forest.

Joe was a super nice and accommodating host. The closest town is a short 15-minute drive where you can grab dinner or groceries if needed. I'll definitely check this place out again.

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Hipcamper Micheal

Vibrant working art farm

Micheal L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 15th, 2019

I booked with Joe instantly relatively last minute to accommodate a quick overnight van camp on a road trip. His communication was prompt and clear. He greeted us directly - being friendly and gregarious, which helps getting settled quickly. We selected as less private spot in the art yard, but he has more private sites available. The atmosphere is friendly and creative and we really enjoying seeing the art resident's works in progress. Joe, the host, provided a communal evening fire which is much comfort on damp chilly northwest forest evenings. Access to a toilet and shower is always nice on the road, but be aware that they are working amenities, not glamorous, overlapping with a vibrant working studio. I'd recommend the stay, and look for to coming back for some kiln firing events.

Art Farm!
Hipcamper Mark

This place is so amazing! fun find

Mark D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 4th, 2019

So fascinating to see this place and it’s kilns and ceramics studio. So excited to go back and participate in more wonderment. Joe and Amanda were so great and hosted us very well.
Definitely go check this place out.

Hipcamper Antonio
Antonio D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 26th, 2019

Loved every second spent here. Generous camp host with a great attitude. The camping grounds were beautiful, and unlike anything I'd seen before. 10/10 would recommend 👽

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Hipcamper Logan
Logan L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 2nd, 2019

This campsite exceeded my expectations! Great facilities, and lots of fun. You can go into town, or even just play in the creek across the road. Very kind hosts, and fellow residents

Me in the 40 year old pottery kilnTrip the dog on my friend’s lap at the communal campfire fireTrip, the owner’s dog, in our car. Wish we could’ve taken him home :’)
Hipcamper Ashton
Ashton R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 2nd, 2019

Joe was a super cool and friendly host! He was full of awesome information and knowledge of the history of the property. Will definitely stay there again!

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Hipcamper Prakash
Prakash P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 4th, 2019

Joe was super friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this site.

Hipcamper Sue

Beautiful welcoming spot

Sue A.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 9th, 2020

We had a great time and Joe is an awesome host! Would definitely recommend.

Property
East Creek Forest Art Retreat
State
Oregon
Country
United States
$25/night
6 Sites
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