Small family farm of just over 10 acres . Extreme low chemical use, which means I have weeds and nothing looks like the picture perfect sterile factory farm . If you eat wild weeds, then this is the place to go. I also grow a variety of crops including raspberries, strawberries, apples, and hay. Often these cops are available for upick. Some are sold on my self service, and set your own price fruit st.and out front. Located next to Historic Gallon House bridge on a slow country road. But only 2 miles away from Silverton.
Several acres are what I call wild. Planted and wild trees give lots of beautiful shade and privacy. The creek/river flows alongside the property. It does get low late in the summer. It's popular for local swimmers. But, a private entrance is available that the public can't use. (Invited guests such as campers can.
I'm pet friendly, as long as campers and pets are respectful. Across the bridge I have neighbors with chickens, sheep, and cattle. Please don't let dogs that could harm them off leash. Other pets are welcome. >Parking for cars or RVs is not a problem. But please be respectful to land. Please be respectful to my my neighbors!!! You have access to acres of an land on my property. I can show up and show up and show you safe places to park. Just a call away. There are multiple entrances, so any size vehicle can enter. But I do share one of those driveways with a neighbor. Please be respectful to them and don't try to park on their land.
- Check in: After 12PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
The vibe at Farm Near Gallon House Bridge
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Upon Arrival I followed the directions to the listed address which was actually the home of the owner, I was informed that I would be going down the road to their pastures. The road bridge is nice and pretty. I drove down the dirt road after the gate a few feet and set up camp. It would be nice to have more access to the river. the area is super beautiful with a view of mount hood in the distance.
Besides the occasional noise of the highway 214 behind you where you camp, river nearby, and sprinklers on crops from time to time. Ground is a little uneven in places, even as you drive in, but it's doable. I did it in a front wheel.l drive with a manual transmission.
Keep in mind that the grass does make things look smaller than they actually are. Entrance through the gate is a little narrow and more easily approachable from the opposite direction. Enter in with it on the left, not the right. Follow the path to the back of the property and the site will fit many people. The ring is perfect for the fire. The irrigation pipes are marked with little flags so you can see it.
It's otherwise a fantastic property.
This spot is not suitable for RV's and trailers as the listing makes it out to seem. The main entrance is such where it's challenging to navigate larger type vehicles through it. I do not recommend taking anything larger than a Sprinter van there. Also, the ground is very uneven and with lots of ruts making it challenging to drive on. The rutted uneven ground also seems challenging for setting up a tent except for one area just beyond the entrance. Another thing, the creek advertised is impossible to access due to plant overgrowth. We had an experience where we ended up parking on the edge of the lot as directed due to the challenge of getting our camper trailer through the front entrance and the difficulty in driving more into the middle of the property. We were told initially we were ok but then hours after we set up camp then told we might not be. Later that night close to midnight we were awoken to the sound of a person yelling at us that we were trespassing and that we needed to move our camper otherwise they will the call the cops. We ended up explaining to this random person in the middle of the country about our hipcamp reservation and why we had to park there. She calmed down and left. Needless to say, when we woke up that morning, we wanted to get the heck out of there.