The campsite area sits below a towering rock face, along almost 1,000 feet of river access. Pitch a tent or stretch a hammock and watch the wide open sky from the mountains of Southern Oregon.
We do not have RV access to the campsite area. The river camp sites are located about 1/4 mile from car parking. If you have a 4-wheel drive vehicle you can drive right up to the river camp sites. We can offer rides to and from the campsite to haul gear down and then back up. Check out the pictures for a better idea of the road conditions. If you prefer to camp on the cliff edge you can camp without having to get down to the river camp sites. Getting down to the river camp sites after dark for the first time can be a bit hard, we recommend setting up camp before nightfall if possible. Remember, we are in the high desert and even on a 90 degree day, night time temps can drop to the 40's
Great swimming, fishing and boating at the campsite. Docking site for canoes and small boats, as well as a great place to jump in and cool off.
Every Friday night we host an open jam and pot luck with other mountain folk in our 800 sq ft music/game room. Social drinking is allowed, and social smoking is also allowed. No tobacco use is allowed in any of the buildings.
Less than an hour's drive from refreshing, steaming hot springs. Crater Lake National Park (25 miles to the rim of Crater Lake from the campsite) is less than 35 miles from the campsite. The area features thousands of miles of State Forest land that is open to the public for hiking and exploring. Several fresh water streams in the area (5 within 30 miles) provide excellent Trout fishing.
The homestead is also a functioning small farm, there are free range chickens that may be found roaming around from time to time eating bugs. We have a cow and calf that are fenced, but do get to range on occasion. If your pet gets along with chickens, they are welcome to roam the farm freely.
There is water access at the well near the main buildings 24 hours a day, and in the main house during daytime hours. A bathroom is available for use in the auxiliary building (band room). We have full bathroom facilities available in an emergency. We are in the process of installing guest showering facilities at the farm.
Open fires are NOT allowed after mid June. Depending on the weather, this could come earlier or later in the season. Do not plan on being able to burn anything other than a gas grill unless you have verified with us that burning will be allowed during your stay.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 25% off
The vibe at 420 on a Mountain River!
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We had a great time camping at 420 on a mountain river. What we loved was the family and their warmth and hospitality, that was the real high ;) It wasn't what we expected but better in many ways because of that. The location was close by car if you wanna go to hot springs or the amazing Crater lake.
Jacob and his family are amazing hosts. It was an amazing pleasure living on their land for a few days. They are super friendly, a blast to hang out with and the home brewed beer was spectacular. I plan to come back next time I am around the area.
Visitors. A few things to note: The camping is down the side of a hill with a dirt road. 4x4 vehicles will have no problem. Cars can make it up and down, but might be challenging for lower vehicles (i made it down and up in a kia soul). Do keep in mind if you make it down in a car, if you have too much car weight from gear you may have issues coming back up. But NO WORRIES! If you need help, Jacob's boys will gladly drive one of their trucks down to help bring gear back up (or down). Also, bring something you can shade yourself with if it is hot out, there is little shaded area currently.
I can't say enough good things about this place and the family who lives on it. They are wonderful people, and the farm is so well run.
P.S. Of all the chickens, there is a brown/red chicken that will make sure you know the land is hers. After all the chickens went into the coop for the night, she ran up to us and made a bit of noise, then ran around the entire greenhouse to the other side of us to make sure to tell us she runs this place again before scurrying off to the hen house. The next morning she came to the edge of the hill and made a bit of noise in the morning down to our campsite to make sure we still knew it was her farm. So freaking cute she was!
We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. The camp site was extremely private and we set up down by the river. We were also able to float in the river down steam to a shallow area, wonderful for little ones to play. We also didn’t encounter any mosquitoes although we did see an eagle and water snake. The bathroom is located at the top of the hill, a ways away but the hosts are extremely accommodating and happy to show you around their exciting homestead. Their children are also super friendly and happy to tell you all about their gardens and animals. It’s quite sunny down by the water but we had umbrellas and it worked out well. My favorite part was the night sky. I saw three shooting stars and have never seen the Milky Way so clear. No light pollution that I could
find. It was incredible. We will definitely be returning to this little private slice of heaven.