Hipcamp host James T.
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Craving family time and need a break? Well we have the room to spread out and enjoy one another while camping along the Molalla River. A reservation at our group space, River Rock, allows for ten people in total. Additional guests, up to a maximum of twenty, are welcomed for an added fee to cover insurance expenses for everyone's safety. Wake up to birds chirping and trees s


Craving family time and need a break? Well we have the room to spread out and enjoy one another while camping along the Molalla River. A reservation at our group space, River Rock, allows for ten people in total. Additional guests, up to a maximum of twenty, are welcomed for an added fee to cover insurance expenses for everyone's safety. Wake up to birds chirping and trees swaying in the breeze. Stroll along two scenic paths to enjoy the sounds of the river and see hawks or perhaps a bald eagle soaring in the sky.  Check out the working farm with grass fed cows, chickens, ducks, goats and sheep. We also have treats for the animals so little ones can enjoy our animals.  Enjoy a crackling campfire with the stars above and make lasting memories!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 20 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: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out

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Additional cars

Need to bring an extra car we have you covered. Please park in the designated...Read more

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EV Charging

We have Stage one charging for Molalla Ripple and River Rock.

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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 River Rock 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 River Rock

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Hipcamper Ariana
Ariana G.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
August 3rd, 2020

We stayed at the group site, called River Rock. The site was really big with plenty of space for a group. James did a nice job creating tent sites and spreading fresh hay out to keep the dust down. We enjoyed our family weekend.

The river was so refreshing and easily accessible from the site (slippery rocks though, bring river shoes!)
Private, very clean porta-potty for our site & good hand washing station
Campsites were spread out enough to feel safe

Can hear the traffic from the highway
Site is right on the driveway, so no privacy from incoming/outgoing traffic and people walking by
"Beach" space in front of the group site was really dusty, not really a beach for kids to play on

Hipcamper Ann

Perfect group spot

Ann M.
recommends this listing.
August 5th, 2020

So happy to have found Molalla Ripple available for our girly group camping trip. The space was perfect for us. We had multiple vehicles and a camper van. Other people have mentioned the gate and I would also agree that it is tight but my 19 ft van made it just fine. The group site is on one end of the “camping area” it was perfectly private with a couple of trails to take you to the river. There is a good swimming hole down the river a little and hanging out at the river was perfect. This time of year the water level is low so swimming in the “hole” felt safe. The site was clean, garbage cans and bags were provided. (pack out your own garbage) There is a clean port a potty and a big barrel of water for washing, potable water is also available. We had a great trip without the hassle of being in a noisy crowded campground.

Always nice to bring flowers. Perfect place to get your feet wetPretty shallow this time of year, and super slippery rocks. Warm water and the swimming hole is up to the right.
Hipcamper Brooke

Beautiful, spacious, and private

Brooke F.
recommends this listing.
August 7th, 2020

The site was great with lots of room for our group to spread out and put up several tents. Easy access to the river where the water was shallow (due to the time of year) but warm, clear and beautiful. The host drove by to check on us each day and asked if there was anything we needed which we didn’t because he had thought of pretty much everything. We had a great time!

Hipcamper CURTIS
Curtis B.
recommends this listing.
August 12th, 2020

James was very helpful. Couldn’t have asked for more.

Hipcamper Lauren

Everything we hoped it would be!

Lauren F.
recommends this listing.
August 23rd, 2020

River Rock was everything we hoped it would be for an August group camp trip. Easy access to a very kid friendly river. Great camp accommodations including trash cans, potable water - plenty even for hand washing, and a clean -potty just for our site. James was welcoming and helpful. We enjoyed our trip so much we didn’t want to leave and intend to book again!

Hipcamper Rebecca
Rebecca V.
recommends this listing.
August 24th, 2020

We had the group site and it was fantastic. It was very helpful to read the previous reviews which meant we were prepared for dust, water shoes and what not. Kids and parents had a great time. The swimming hole is awesome. Paddle bot was super fun! James was a great host (kind and helpful at all times). We’ll definitely be back!

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Hipcamper Sarah Jane
Sarah Jane O.
recommends this listing.
August 31st, 2020

We had a group of 17 campers, this spot was really good for a large group, and the host had laid out fresh hay for the tent spots which was a nice touch. Plenty of space for tents to be separated, and the beach and the river is fantastic and has a fire pit down there too. There is also a small paddleboat that the owner lets you use. The host was helpful, brought us firewood (that we forgot to pre-buy) and answered a lot of our q's leading up to the weekend.
The traffic from the road can definitely be heard, so if you're looking for total seclusion this isn't the spot. But it is convenient to have a gas station/safeway a few miles away.
Finally, these are divisive times so just a heads up that you will be met with a trump flag at the front of the house. We all got along so it was not an issue for us.

Hipcamper Carrie

Sweet riverfront group site

Carrie B.
recommends this listing.
September 15th, 2020

James' site on the Molalla River is awesome. Clean porta, fresh water, assistance when we needed it. The group site was brand new and there's a bit of a walk to the river. But the host is actively improving the site. Great location.

Hipcamper Laura F.
recommends this listing.
August 20th, 2020
Hipcamper Joy D.
recommends this listing.
August 17th, 2020
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