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
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.**
- 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
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at East Creek Art Retreat Camping in Oregon.
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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
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.
Vibrant working art farm
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.
This place is so amazing! fun find
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.
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 👽
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