Welcome to Ffynnon!
TEMPORARY GUIDELINES DUE TO COVID-19:
Beginning May 8th, we are opening our HipCamp sites on a very limited basis with only half our sites available. Being 80 acres, there is plenty of space for social distancing. Each site will have its own dedicated toilet, fire pit, picnic table, and bench. We require that you only camp w
Welcome to Ffynnon!
TEMPORARY GUIDELINES DUE TO COVID-19:
Beginning May 8th, we are opening our HipCamp sites on a very limited basis with only half our sites available. Being 80 acres, there is plenty of space for social distancing. Each site will have its own dedicated toilet, fire pit, picnic table, and bench. We require that you only camp with your own household and do not interact with or use the facilities of other campers. Maintain at least six feet of distance from others when walking common trails. Each site will be thoroughly sanitized after each visit and we will have spray and wipes available to use on surfaces that we ask you utilize during your stay.
Ffynnon is a forested 80-acre retreat and farm located in the Nehalem River valley just south of Vernonia, Oregon. Our unusual name, Ffynnon (Welsh, pronounced FIN-un) means 'source,' or 'spring.' It is a place for returning to harmony, a place of restoration and inspiration for our guests. Parts of what is called Ffynnon now was at one time fallow land, completely logged and in some areas, used as a dump site. Over many years, our efforts have helped restore the forest to its natural beauty.
Camping at Ffynnon is close to nature and the elements, so campers will want to bring plenty of the necessities to ensure their stay is comfortable and relaxing. Campers will enjoy getting-away-from-it-all in a private forested retreat and farm setting. We have many shrines and quiet spaces, two meadows, two large gathering circles with fire pits, and many lovely sites for camping, all connected by our several mile trail system. Ffynnon is minutes from the Banks-Vernonia trail and about halfway between Portland/Hillsboro and the coast - the perfect place to camp on your way there.
We have 6 sites available that can hold up to 3-4 tents and 8 campers from the same household at each location. Each site has a designated parking area, please refer to our site map in photos for specific information. The Hipcamp map is for booking only.
Sites 1 - 5 are accessed via our main gate. Look for the posted sign with our 'F' and 'South Gate'. The site map is posted at the kiosk at the edge of the meadow.
Site 1 is a large open area in the South Meadow with full sun and is a tent only site.
Sites 2 and 3 are large open areas in the South Meadow with full sun and can accommodate tents, pull-in trailers, or an RV.
Site 4 is under the tree canopy at the perimeter of the South Meadow and is a tent only site.
Site 5 is further in at the New Camp, closest to the outdoor hot showers, and is also a tent only site.
Site 6 is in the North Meadow - the most private site - but furthest away from the showers and potable water spigot. It can accommodate tents and pull-in trailers. Access to this site is by our second entrance up the hill from our main entrance. Look for the posted sign with our 'F' and 'North Gate'.
Our mission is to provide a private sanctuary where Art, Spirit, and Nature meet!
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 1PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 30% off
You know what would make this trip even better?
Take advantage of these offers available to add to your trip to Art, Spirit, & Nature - Ffynnon!
Propane Fire Pit One Night Rental
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Half dozen eggs
We've had our flock of chickens for more than 8 years now and quickly learned...Read more
Start your trip off right with a bundle of firewood waiting for you at your c...Read more
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
We are moments away from the Banks-Vernonia State Trail. This is a fantastic biking trail and well worth the effort. Enjoy a da...Read more
We have 3+ miles of great trails at Ffynnon. The Perimeter Trail goes around our 80 acres with over a 200’ elevation gain. The ...Read more
We are in constant amazement at the variety of animals we share Ffynnon with. Easily a hundred different species of birds live ...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Art, Spirit, & Nature - Ffynnon! in Oregon.
Ours is a mixed canopy forest. Along the ravine's waterway grow our abundant Western Red Cdars, perhaps our favorite tree. Doug...Read more
We’re in the Nehalem Valley of the Coastal Mountain Range. Elevations from 600 to 800 feet.
Prairie, meadow, or plain
We have two beautiful meadows at Ffynnon, perfect for outdoor activities and games, animal watching, and basking in the sun, s...Read more
River, stream, or creek
A seasonal tributary of Swamp Creek runs through the center of our land. The ravine trail loops about a lovely portion of this ...Read more
Most of our farm activities happen on the south side of the property and will not impact your stay.
The vibe at Art, Spirit, & Nature - Ffynnon!
Places to see near Ffynnon Oregon
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
My girlfriend and I have been coming to Ffynnon since the spring for various workshops, and were delighted to find out that we could also camp here anytime we want! We've always found a private tent site, there are bathrooms and hot outdoor showers nearby, and the meadow even has a large fire ring for under-the-stars s'mores roasting. We've wandered the meadows and forest trails for hours, and have seen many deer. I must add that Michael is the most congenial and helpful host one could wish for! Also, when you're here, visit nearby Vernonia, an old logging town with many shops and some pretty good food.
I had a great time while camping at Ffynnon! I was on a bike adventure with friends all on bicycles! We began our journey in Portland and then took the max to Hillsboro. From there, we biked to the Banks-Vernonia trailhead and biked the trail to Vernonia where we got dinner from the food carts from the Vernonia Jamboree. From Vernonia, it was only between 3 or 4 miles to bike to Ffynnon. During my journey there, Michael and I were in communication via HipCamp messages. All the communication was very helpful! We were able to easily find the campsites.
On this particular day, we were the only campers there and they informed us that we could choose any spot to set up camp. They had port-o-potties and a hose with potable water. They are also 4 amazing outdoor hot showers! This was so nice to enjoy after all the 38 miles of biking we completed. They also set up a propane fire pit for us to cook over and enjoy which helped since there was a fire ban in the area when we camped there. He even brought us a dozen fresh farm eggs! We definitely used them for breakfast.
Overall, we had a relaxing time at Ffynnon. If I had more energy, I would have explored more of the trails on the property.
We had a wonderful stay at Ffynnon. We camped here to stargaze in the meadow, and it was fantastic! The property has several individual areas to explore, and a nice walk through the nearby woods. Our host, Michael, was very friendly and accommodating. Everything was spotless and well stocked. It felt secluded, it was very quiet, and the whole place is beautiful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
We showed up pretty late, but Michael was there to greet us and show us to our site. We were the only ones there that night. The sites were very spacious and we were surrounded by trees.
The outdoor shower is amazing!!
Overall a great stay for a quick overnight. You can tell he takes pride in the property and it looks like it will only get better around there.
Enchanted forest getaway
Would highly recommend and personally can't wait to return. Not only did our site feel safe and sanitized (during covid19 times) but the property itself felt so beautifully tended to and the connection to nature so spiritually powerful that we fell immediately in love with the entire space and energy. Truly Magical.
First private campground experience
Fantastic stay. Great short trails, intertwine with destinations, relics and symbols. Campground has been updated to current pandemic situation. Host michael is a good mix of giving your own space to enjoy nature, and extremely attentive when asked. Thank you Michael.