Come hike and enjoy the beautiful views of cougar mountain in Mitchell Oregon. There is a lot of a lot of juniper on the property and you can also see john deer river canyon
PLEASE CALL me to confirm details 2 days prior to your booking / before you arrive so that I can greet you and show you around.
- Check in: After 7AM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at Bucking Horse Ranch in Oregon.
The vibe at Bucking Horse Ranch
Places to see near Robert’s Land
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
I didn't get to stay there because the campground is up a very steep hill and our car wasn't able to make it up. There should definitely be a warning that you need a car with all wheel drive and/or a crossover or SUV in order to make it up. I did walk up the hill to the campground and it seemed beautiful. Just a warning to only go if you have the vehicle for it.
Bucking Horse Ranch was at a beautiful location and very close to Painted Hills, Mitchell and Ochoco National Forest. It is the ideal location. Our host, Robert, was friendly and accommodating. Also, Robert was very helpful in helping us find places to go.
After booking with Hipcamp, go ahead and call your host to go over your camp details. He has limited cell phone service out there and wants to go over driving instructions and other details before you arrive. If you don’t call after booking or at least a couple days before arriving, you may not get ahold of him. After chatting on the phone with our host a few times before arriving, we had the information we needed to arrive there with ease. Try not to arrive after dark, for that will make it a bit more difficult when trying to find the place. If you aren’t used to driving out in the mountains or back country roads, you are going to feel like you have been driving for FOREVER, but that is normal - keep going, you’re almost there. There are green trail markers all along the way and they help tons in reassuring you are on the correct path. We have a 2WD Honda CRV 2002 model and drove it up the dirt path all the way to the top of the mountain without an issue, if you know how to drive your car, you can surely make it up here without an issue.
After many twists and turns and green markers, we found ourselves pulling up to the top of the mountain where we were told to camp anywhere. We drove up to the tip of the top and set up our camp there. We pulled some old volcanic rock together and formed a fire pit and in the distance looked out to mountains and valleys as far as the eye could see. The chilly October air gently danced around us as we set up our tent and got our fire started. We made tea and sat down together to watch the sunset. A lovely set of pastel pinks and purples painted the evening sky. In the distance a prominent volcanic type mountain stood, mesmerizing us with its’ beauty. Besides the cackling of our campfire, there were no other sounds in the night. As the pastel shades of pink and purple turned into deep violets and indigo, the sparkles from the night sky started to shine through the atmosphere. The night sky was so crisp and clear, the Milky Way and a few shooting stars decided to make their presence known, we wish we would have brought a telescope.
A short walk down the hill, you will find two triangular structures jutting from amidst the earth. Upon further investigating, these intriguing futuristic structures are the outhouses. Super rad. I rate these as 5 star outhouses. There is not a sink or water spout, so bring in your own water or hand sanitizer. There is a large trash can available for use near the toilets, as well as a table area. There are no showers available here either, so if you are picky about cleanliness, bathe beforehand.
We did not have any cellular reception here, so make sure you write down your driving instructions before arriving and take care of anything else you need to get done using internet before coming to camp! Once you are here, you will love that you can be so disconnected from your phone/technology/social media - it’s a serene place to go with a sweet heart or with friends.
*Call camp host after booking or call at least 2 days before arriving — He wants to make sure to go over everything with you and if you wait last minute, he may not have phone service at that time and won’t be able to go over everything with you before arriving to camp.
- Try not to arrive after dark so that you will not get lost upon arriving
- Follow the green markers - they’ll lead you up to the campsite
- -Great 360 degree views.
- Wonderful secluded mountain camp spot
- Nice little rocky fire pit area on top of mountain
- Great aesthetic design on the toilets
- No sinks or water spout // bring hand sanitizer if you are wanting to wash hands
- Table available for use
- Trash can available
- No showers
- No phone service
I enjoyed my stay at this campsite last night! I'm pretty new to solo camping and I felt very safe. It's secluded, really quiet, and gas great views. I called Robert after I booked for directions, as advised on the site, and he gave me some good tips and things to look out for on the drive up. I had the place to myself but even if there were other campers, there's plenty of space and flat ground to spread out and not see anyone else
Tried to call several times like the site says. Got a spotty reception call with Robert. After finding the confusing landmarks given to me by Robert (no signs). Made it up the trail (we were in a trailblazer) and saw a confusing sign just past a house saying that we were going the wrong way (I believe it said "Danger") so asked the people in the house for directions/if we were going the right way. She allowed us to stay on her property for the night so we didn't have to keep trekking up the steep, unsteady hill. So I can't comment on the site itself, but make sure you have a car/suv that can traverse steep, narrow, gravel roads and get clear directions from Robert.