Hipcamp host Carissa K.
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If you like to get far away from civilization, where coyotes howl at night and the sky is a bowl of stars falling around you, where you wake to the most glorious sunrises ever seen and the air is scented with sage, then come out to the central Oregon high desert, locally known as "the Outback". With 20 acres of level land around you and a sandy desert floor, you can set up your
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If you like to get far away from civilization, where coyotes howl at night and the sky is a bowl of stars falling around you, where you wake to the most glorious sunrises ever seen and the air is scented with sage, then come out to the central Oregon high desert, locally known as "the Outback". With 20 acres of level land around you and a sandy desert floor, you can set up your tent in privacy, or pull in your RV.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, trailers, RVs, vans and truck campers
3 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Camping vehicle details
Water hookup available
No electrical hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-through site
Max length 40ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Carissa a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing

Ana Reservoir (24 mi.) is stocked and open year round and stocked. Thompson Reservoir (51 mi.) is stocked and open in summer mo...Read more

Hiking

Crack-in-the-Ground, 5 miles to trailhead, 1.5 mile easy hike. Green Mountain, 9 mile drive, various trails and viewpoints. Fre...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)

Largest inland sand dunes on the West coast is just 12 miles from camp. OHV permits and flags available in local town.

Swimming

Ana Reservoir has swimming area and fishing, 24 miles. Summer Lake Hot Springs, indoor and outdoor pools, 60 miles.

Wildlife watching

Hawks, falcons and owls in great variety and number, birds, jack rabbits, coyotes, deer, elk, and antelope abound. Summer Lake ...Read more

Biking
Climbing

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Oregon Desert Stars in Oregon.

Cave

Crack-in-the-Ground is open all year, 5 miles. Derrick Cave is accessible in the summer, 31 miles. Cow Cave has archeological f...Read more

Desert

This high desert acreage is secluded and quiet, with no neighboring properties occupied. With a big open sky and mostly clear n...Read more

Forest

Green Mountain, 9 mi and has trails and viewpoints. Hager Mountain, 52 miles, trails and viewpoints.

Hot spring

Summer Lake Hot Springs, 60 mi. Indoor and outdoor areas, low price.

Lake

Ana Reservoir, swimming area and fishing, 24 miles. Thompson Reservoir (mountain lake), 51 miles.

Prairie, meadow, or plain

Sagebrush open plain with mountains in the distance.

Swimming hole

Ana Reservoir, 24 miles.

Farm

Agricultural land surrounds with fields of alfalfa.

Ranch

Chickens only.

The vibe at Oregon Desert Stars

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Hipcamper Gwen
Gwen S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 13th, 2018

Our stay at Oregon Desert Stars was fantastic. Carissa was very welcoming with her two large dogs (they were so sweet). She showed us around the property and we chose a great spot to pitch our tent. Enough room for several RVs, water and electric hookup too. The night sky was beautiful and we were serenaded by the pack of coyotes in the distance.

Camp amongst sage brush. Our home in the sagebrush. Dusk at camp. Fireside tunes.
Hipcamper Kari

Host's dog barked until 2 a.m.

Kari H.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 20th, 2020

I pulled up to the parking area as directed and was immediately greeted by the host's two large dogs, one of which jumped up onto the door repeatedly, making it difficult to exit the vehicle. The area is mostly dirt/sand, with shrubs and numerous red ant hills, that made it somewhat difficult to place a tent without being in the range of the ants. The biggest issue, and the reason I only stayed one night instead of the two nights I had booked, was the constant presence of the younger of the two host's dogs. The dog does not have proper people manners, constantly jumping up on myself and my 5-year old. The dog attempted to steal food out of my 5-year old's hands and get into my car, looking for food. I did not feel safe leaving my son to play near the tent or the bench, because of the dog. The final straw came when night fell and the dog began barking. It barked and barked and even though I texted the host to ask them to do something about it, after about 10 minutes of quiet, the barking started again and did not stop until 2 A.M.! The dog then began barking again around 6 a.m. and practically tore the screen on my tent, attempting to get in with us! This is unacceptable and not at all what had been advertised. I expect a host to have well-mannered animals when they are allowed to interact with guests and this was very obviously not the case.

Hipcamper Phoebe
Phoebe N.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 31st, 2018

Carissa was such a welcoming host! It was interesting to see the hard work she has pyt into her home! The camp site was peaceful and secluded - except for the occasional greeting from one of her dogs, Buck. The porta-potty was very clean and the water was a welcomed benefit! We had such a great time shooting our guns, letting our dog explore, and listening to the coyotes!

Hipcamper Donna
Donna V.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 24th, 2018

We had a great time. If you want somewhere away from it all, this is the place for you. The host was so nice and accommodating.

Hipcamper Kelsey
Kelsey K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 7th, 2018

Carissa was awesome! She showed us where everything was on site, and even gave us some recommendations on what to do around town. Her dogs were also super friendly and would come say hi every once in a while.

This place is amazing, the sunset and stars at night were out insane. It's a nice quiet place to get away. I would definitely come back!

Hipcamper Shannon
Shannon C.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 4th, 2018

Good things:
It was super quiet. The stars were amazing! Cleanest port-a-potty I've seen! Host was very accommodating when we needed to problem solve.

Bad things:
Didn't find out until we were on the way there the site is completely off grid, and they didn't have enough solar panels to support our trailer, and we didn't bring a generator. Not the best set up for trailers or RV's. Better suited for tent camping.

Hipcamper Brent
Brent W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 17th, 2018

It is the middle of nowhere! Which is nice, Carissa is really nice. The ground is super soft and the sky goes on for days! Beautiful spot.

Hipcamper nathanael
Nathanael M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 26th, 2018

Beautiful location.

Hipcamper Douglas
Douglas J.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 16th, 2018

Awesome spot, spectacular starry night. Super friendly dogs, gentle giant.

Property
Rabbit Dance Ranch
State
Oregon
Country
United States
$35/night
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