Hipcamp host Mel L.
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Dense wilderness forest tent campsites. Each site has fire rings, picnic tables and level tent pads. There is an outhouse nearby. This is an Archery Park, bring your gear if you want to shoot, (rentals are available). Activities in the area include, Lake fishing/boating/paddling. OHV/ATV rentals and riding in the Sand Dunes is within 4 miles. Ocean beaches and seafood is wit

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Dense wilderness forest tent campsites. Each site has fire rings, picnic tables and level tent pads. There is an outhouse nearby. This is an Archery Park, bring your gear if you want to shoot, (rentals are available). Activities in the area include, Lake fishing/boating/paddling. OHV/ATV rentals and riding in the Sand Dunes is within 4 miles. Ocean beaches and seafood is within minutes. There are many Trailheads close. There are restaurants, groceries and fuel nearby. We are 420 friendly, kids and dogs must be managed. There is firewood available at the camp clubhouse.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
5 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No showers
No wifi
Have a question? Send Mel a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Off-roading (OHV)
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Wilderness Tent Sites in Oregon.

Coastal
Forest
Mountainous
Farm

The vibe at Wilderness Tent Sites

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Hipcamper Farrah

Perfect!!

Farrah K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
July 6th, 2020

From the moment we pulled up, we felt very welcome with the hosts hospitality. Site was nicely secluded, clean and spacious for 3 tents and our group. Bathrooms were kept clean and the views are breathtaking!! Had an amazing time! We will definitely be going back in the future :)

Hipcamper Mel
Response from Mel, the Host, on July 8th, 2020

Thank you Farrah! We look forward to seeing you again! Mel and Doug

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Hipcamper Stephanie

Secluded and scenic

Stephanie T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 19th, 2019

First time using hipcamp, wasn’t sure what to expect. Site was clean and secluded which was great. It was nice to wake up to the sound of birds. The camp host was very helpful and accommodating, gave spot on directions. Would definitely go to this site again.

Hipcamper Mel
Response from Mel, the Host, on July 24th, 2019

Thank you so much for the great review Stephanie! I'm so glad you enjoyed your camping experience with us. Please come again and we will make sure the birds are singing for you! The berries will be ripe in August! Keep on Hipcamping!

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Hipcamper Emma

Great!

Emma M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 19th, 2020

Mel was nice and helpful! Beautiful area

Hipcamper Mel
Response from Mel, the Host, on July 8th, 2020

Thank's Emma Mel

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Hipcamper Marilyn

Beautiful and secluded

Marilyn C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
June 2nd, 2020

Our expectations were high from the pictures and description of the property but they were met and exceeded! My fiancee and I reserved a spot on Sunday FOR Sunday night, not giving much warning for the host. Mel(the host) called me to make sure I found my way to property ok, Doug was on the grounds to help us get into our spot safely, there was firewood cut and on site(HUGE bonus), and the site was beautiful! Well taken care of and gorgeous views. I could go on and on. It was absolutely perfect! Thank you Mel :)

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Hipcamper Mel
Response from Mel, the Host, on June 5th, 2020

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are glad you had a good time! Mel and Doug

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Hipcamper Marla

Perfect camping spot!

Marla M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
June 15th, 2020

This was my first HipCamp experience and it exceeded my expectations. We stayed in the #3 site which was spacious and had complete privacy and quiet nestled in the forest.
Mel provides both a cook table and a picnic table. He provided firewood and there is spring water available up in the shop (requires driving, so be sure to bring jugs). He also allows you to wash you dishes in the shop, which I was grateful for.
He stretched a large tarp in the trees which made a huge difference when it rained and we could move the tables under it. The porta potty was clean & the site was clean. Mel is super helpful and friendly and available. Some carriers get service - Verizon and Sprint but not T-Mobile or AT&T.
Perfect location close to the coast, lakes, and dunes.
Favorite spots we enjoyed were the trail around Eel Lake in Humbug State Park and Sunset Bay beach just South of Coos Bay.
We will definitely be back! Thank you Mel!

Hipcamper Mel
Response from Mel, the Host, on July 8th, 2020

Thank you for a great review Marla! Keep on Hipcamping! Mel and Doug

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Hipcamper Owen
Owen S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
July 13th, 2019

Site is very close to Dunes, but away from the crowds. Campsite was really private and secluded with great views. Camp site is newly developed, but Mel has put a lot of care and thought into developing this site. We had a 12-man tent, 5-man tent, 2-man tent, a 10’ canopy and shower tent all set up there with plenty of space. Although the site is on a hillside, the entire campsite is on level ground. Fire pit and picnic table are provided for convenience. Mel is developing a couple of other campsites nearby, but each site will have complete privacy. Vehicles will not be able to pull right up to any of the campsites, but will be a short walk from the parking area to each campsite. On #3, we were able to park within about 30’ with some technical vehicle maneuvering. Porta-John was central to all three campsites, so entailed a short walk. We had a great stay and felt lucky to find this campsite!
Do check out the archery range and trail there; Doug was very helpful and our kids had a great time.

Hipcamper Mel
Response from Mel, the Host, on July 15th, 2019

Thank you Owen for the wonderful review! It was our pleasure to provide you with a great campsite. You have a great family and we hope you will visit us again someday! Keep On Hipcamping! Mel

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Hipcamper Emily
Emily S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
August 19th, 2019

We needed a last minute camp spot and found this site and Mel’s land. We couldn’t have been happier that we did, the camp spot was gorgeous and so secluded. There was a small trek to unload but not too bad. Very large sites we stayed in #3 and can’t wait to come back next year!!!

Hipcamper Hailey

Quiet and beautiful place to stay!

Hailey M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
May 26th, 2020

We stayed three nights at Mel's. Mel was out of town so our host was Doug, who was friendly and showed us around. Our campsite was great (I think we had #1). There was a picnic table, table, area for our tent with a tarp canopy and plenty of trees so we were able to set up the hammock we brought with us. Each campsite is very private so you may hear others but you don't see them from your spot. You won't be able to be right next to your vehicle but you can get close to the campsite to load and unload. It was really nice there was some firewood provided. The view was beautiful, so we had wonderful mornings and evenings.

An outhouse is available for all campsites or you can walk up to the shop to use indoor plumbing (maybe a 5-10 minute walk). We didn't use the shower but there is one available for $10.

I highly recommend this area to other campers. I do recommend to pet owners to possibly bring flea collars or be proactive in treating their dogs. When we returned home I found out or dog had fleas. Please be aware this may not be from the property as we also went to the beaches nearby and other areas. We rented a dune buggy from Spinreel which is only a 12 minute drive away. If you're in southern Oregon I suggest staying at Mel's!

Hipcamper Mel
Response from Mel, the Host, on July 8th, 2020

Thank you Hailey for the great review! Mel and Doug

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Hipcamper Pepe

Beautiful campsite, terrific host.

Pepe F.
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(Site 3)
May 29th, 2020

My wife, 9-year old son, two dogs and I had a wonderful experience. The pictures just don't do this place justice. We stayed in campsite 3 which had a gorgeous, panoramic view of the forests and valley. And the campsite layout was terrific (e.g. picnic table, cooking table, chairs, etc.). I will add that Mel is also the consummate host. He went out of his way to prepare us for the trip and gave us a warm welcome when we got there. And because it had been raining (Oregon in May) before our arrival, he was kind enough to hang a tarp in the trees right above the tent site. So it was nice and dry when we arrived. We appreciated the fact he checked in on us regularly to make sure we had everything we needed, and also gave us great recommendations on things to do and places to visit while we were there. We absolutely loved our stay here and look forward to coming back.

Hipcamper Mel
Response from Mel, the Host, on June 5th, 2020

Thank you so much for the wonderful review, we enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again! Mel and Doug

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Property
Mel L.’s Land
State
Oregon
Country
United States
$35/night
5 Sites

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