Hipcamp host James T.
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Welcome to Molalla Ripple!   

Enjoy the sweet sound of the water rolling over the rocks. Site's are sixty feet apart for privacy. Early morning sounds of the birds singing.  Path to river for all campers. Two private beach areas to relax. The river does change after heavy rains so it may not be able to swim in early Spring but fishing is great. July and August have the


Welcome to Molalla Ripple!   

Enjoy the sweet sound of the water rolling over the rocks. Site's are sixty feet apart for privacy. Early morning sounds of the birds singing.  Path to river for all campers. Two private beach areas to relax. The river does change after heavy rains so it may not be able to swim in early Spring but fishing is great. July and August have the lowest water flows for younger people to enjoy the water. USGS maintains a flow meter in Canby just North of us. Walk out to the swimming hole from the river path. We work with our local Oregon Department of Forestry to insure we comply with all camp fire's along the river. When needed they may or may not issue permits to allow burning. We ask that you respect the neighbors to the North that has the sign End of Hip Camp.  Enjoy the view and sounds of horses running. Cows calling for the next meal. Ranch life on the JSM Ranch. We have a small 25 acre farm on the Molalla River with goats and sheep. Ducks and chickens run freely on the farm. We raise 100% Grass fed Black Angus. Your just minutes from Molalla town to grab a bite or stock up on food. Two of our favorite places to eat is Tammy D's and Hubble Pig you won't be disappointed!  But please review the rules and ask your guest to do the same. We have electric fences and moving water. 

Thank you,

James Toops

Campsite area
Bring your own
3 sites
Up to 7 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Have a question? Send James a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Five minutes and you will be on back country roads. Lots of rolling hills and flat runs.


We have Fall and Spring runs. We have many types of fish. Clackamas Soil and water did a steady a few years ago. Most of the st...Read more


You are ten minutes from the Molalla River Corridor that has may hiking and horse trails to enjoy.

Horseback riding

Molalla River Corridor has many horse trails fifteen minutes away.


Bring you own canoe, tube or paddle board. We have a four person paddle boat. Please bring your life jackets. No life guard on ...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)

Molalla train Park in Shady Dell. operate every weekend from the first Sunday of May until the last Sunday in October. We are...Read more


Private swimming hole. Ankle to 8' deep. No diving area.

Wildlife watching

We planted 200 trees and 100 shrubs to build a riparian buffer to protect the fish and habitat. In 2012 we won the Conservation...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Molalla Ripple in Oregon.


Hidden from the road is our horse shoe bowl behind our tall fir trees.

River, stream, or creek

Your on the Molalla River. Listen to the water flow across the rocks at night. Walk down to enjoy the water. We also have a fou...Read more

Swimming hole

We have a private swim hole that most people don't know of.


Walk around to enjoy the birds. We have chickens and ducks that free range the property.


Jsm Ranch raises 100% grass fed Black Angus. We practice rotational grazing.


We have a graveled single lane down to your camp spot. You will pass through two cattle gates to get to the camp spot.

The vibe at Molalla Ripple

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Hipcamper Hiromi
Hiromi H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
May 9th, 2020

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The spot is beautiful and the hosts were great! Would definitely return.

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Hipcamper Alexandria
Alexandria K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
May 17th, 2020

We loved spending the weekend at Molalla Ripple. James was a wonderful host and had everything prepared. The bathroom and hand washing station were clean and in close proximity to our site. We also enjoyed the views and sounds of the river! I would highly recommend choosing this site for your next weekend getaway!

Molalla RippleBeautiful view from site #2
Hipcamper Mikaela

Exceeding our first hipcamp experie

Mikaela E.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
May 24th, 2020

This exceeding our expectations! This was our first hipcamp experience. Jim and Mary were so welcoming and their space is gorgeous. The sites are very private, the outhouse is sparkling and there’s a hand washing station right outside it. The sites are right on the water which is great to fall asleep to. We ordered firewood to get started and purchased more from Jim during our stay. Beautiful trails to walk and explore. The boys did some fishing but the water was high so we’ll be back once it’s drops a bit to get in some fishing and see the swimming hole. We stayed in site #3.

Friendly livestock welcoming committee Beautiful river stones on a path to the left of the river access point. River access point Camping right on the river (site #3)
Hipcamper Jessie
Jessie W.
recommends this listing.
May 29th, 2020

I stayed two nights at Molalla Ripple camp site #3 with my pup! And it was pure joy! Quite, peaceful, clean & safe. The swimming hole was also private and easy to lounge in and around. The sounds of the birds compete with the sound of the water some hours of the day, couldn’t ask for better music for a get away soundtrack. Thank you for opening up your land for others to enjoy! I’d love to come back!

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Hipcamper Brenda

Exceptional spot!!!!

Brenda B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
May 29th, 2020

James was a exceptional host and the camp site was stunning. Highly recommended.

beautiful swimming spot
Hipcamper Alice

Serene family-friendly river camp

Alice P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 1st, 2020

Serene riverside camping, just what we needed! With fresh water and clean toilets we enjoyed a dreamy weekend, with cute cows checking in on us as we played by the river. Can't wait to come back when it's swimming season.

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Hipcamper amie
Amie B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
June 8th, 2020

Great spot right on the river! Good spacing between sites allows for privacy. We had a great time!

Hipcamper Kevin
Kevin M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 16th, 2020

Nice location along the river. Site was bit small and not very level (site 1). Access was toght for a full size van. James and his daughter, Sam, were great hosts and are actively making improvements.

Hipcamper Kristal
Kristal B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 17th, 2020

We had a wonderful two nights at Molalla Ripple. We switched over to Site 2 and were the only campers so we had space to relax and play with our dogs. Loves the cows grazing, the sound of the river all day and night, and watching the bats come out at sunset over the river. Site 2 has the best view of the river, but the other sites have a little more privacy. The fire pit was awesome as it has an attached grill. Pottapotty and hand washing station next to camp and pretty clean! Thanks for a great time, James!

Molalla Ripple
United States
3 Sites
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