Hipcamp host Angelo R.
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This campsite is primitive though provides the perfect get away from the city in what is considered 'Oregon's Backyard.' You can pull your vehicle right up to this spot within pine, Aspen, and juniper trees. There is an excellent view of the Milky Way every clear night. If your interested in river floating, or fishing you can do this only a few miles from the campsite at

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This campsite is primitive though provides the perfect get away from the city in what is considered 'Oregon's Backyard.' You can pull your vehicle right up to this spot within pine, Aspen, and juniper trees. There is an excellent view of the Milky Way every clear night. If your interested in river floating, or fishing you can do this only a few miles from the campsite at Sprague River. If you're coming from Nevada or California this is a perfect first stop experience in Oregon. The wildlife is diverse as well from the bird population to the migrating antelope, and if you're lucky you might catch a glimpse of the wild horses that roam the area. Since this is a volcanic area there are numerous amounts of huge volcanic rocks that you can climb. Hiking is also plentiful in this area as it borders the Winema-Fremont national Forrest. There are plenty of dirt roads to take your atv's, and motor bikes on. In the winter snowfall is pretty heavy but great for winter sports.

To get here you take Sprague River road east from hwy 97 about 15 miles.

Campsite area
Bring your own vans, trailers, rv & motorhomes
No. of sites
5 bookable sites
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 16 people per site
No potable water
Bring your own water
Fires allowed
Fire ring
No toilet
Dig a cathole
Pets allowed
Off leash
No showers
Pack it out
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send Angelo a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 15% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Oregon's Backyard Experience in Oregon.

Desert
Forest
River, stream or ...

Places to see near Oregon's Backyard Experience

Fremont-Winema National Forest
Fremont-Winema National Forest
16 miles way Explore
Collier Memorial State Park
Collier Memorial State Park
21 miles way Explore
Crater Lake National Park
Crater Lake National Park
42 miles way Explore
Tule Lake Unit
Tule Lake Unit
43 miles way Explore
Willamette National Forest
Willamette National Forest
61 miles way Explore
Umpqua National Forest
Umpqua National Forest
61 miles way Explore
Modoc National Forest
Modoc National Forest
65 miles way Explore
Valley of the Rogue State Park
Valley of the Rogue State Park
84 miles way Explore
LaPine State Park
LaPine State Park
87 miles way Explore
Deschutes National Forest
Deschutes National Forest
89 miles way Explore
Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park
Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park
95 miles way Explore

The vibe at Oregon's Backyard Experience

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Hipcamper Shaun
Shaun M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 8th, 2017

So this place is quite an amazing stay! I got a little lost trying to locate the property but the owners were kind enough to call and text with me to get me to the right spot. First off yes there is a dry creek that runs through the front of their property but I couldn't see it from my car until I had turned onto the property. Once on the property the driveway is really a "natural" one but once you follow the wheel marks up the the main flat you have a nice cleared spot for camping. The spot could fit a nice group of people and the views really are quite amazing out there (although I had a cloudy night so I missed out on most of the stars). Neighbors are far enough away that you cant see them but their dogs knew me and my pup were out there by all their barking. I really enjoyed my nights stay here and will gladly stay again on my next trip up. About an hour and a beautiful drive away from crater lake.

Oregon's Backyard Experienceview from inside my car about to go up the hill towards the rightView of the front of the property. the driveway is on the opposite side of my car, so on the right hand side of the photo follow up the the flat/clearingOregon's Backyard Experience
Hipcamper Aaron
Aaron G.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 28th, 2018

Overall, it was a good experience. The road in is a rough dirt road, but I made it in with my minivan, and we saw a little Nissan Versa going in and out a lot faster than I did. The directions there were decent, but I would suggest going into the map app and dropping a pin in the area that is shown on the web page and following the map directions. They give no address, just the street name. Look for the wooden duck on the fence pole and take a right. Given directions mention extra green near the entrance, but I suppose that is more help when everything else has had more time to die off, so pay attention to the map. There are no signs, but you will notice the tire tracks leading in. You will pass the neighbors, and a few abandoned structures, but you don't see much sign of neighbors from the campsite. There are plenty of good spaces for tents and cars. There are few rocks to move and the dirt smoothed easily. It was a bit dusty at the beginning of summer, but manageable. Pitching a tent required a little creativity, since we chose a spot with rock just a couple inches below the dirt. There was a good breeze that keeps you cool when the temperature starts rising. Trees offered some decent shade and better screening. While the surrounding area is private property, I don't think that anyone would complain if you took a hike through undeveloped and unoccupied land to explore all the nearby rock formations. The only real complaint I have is the previous campers trash was laying in a hard to ignore pile to the side of the biggest open space. Make sure you bring everything, because this place is remote. The area is sparsely populated. The skies are dark and the stars are bright. Wildlife is plenty. We started off using it as a base camp to look at properties in the surrounding areas. By the time we left, we were looking in this area. We'll probably be back to this campsite when we search the place a little deeper.

We had a good time.
Hipcamper Charles
Charles W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 16th, 2018

Amazing view of the stars. Remote private site. The dirt road was ruff. Allow for some extra time to travel the road.

View from our tent.
Property
Oregon's Backyard Experience
State
Oregon
$11/night
5 Sites