About Teal Creek Camp
Come and enjoy the beautiful Oregon Country Side. Our farm is nestled right in the heart of wine country and is conveniently located a little over an hour from both the coast and Portland. Set up your get away empire in our magical 15 acres of forest, bordered by a year round creek. We are a small farming community, so you will have the option in getting in on any project we have going on as well as harvest from our garden for you own farm fresh dinner!
Please note the campsites are just a formality for the listing and is first come first serve. Our forest is open to your group to pick the spot that works best for you!
- Listing type: Private
- No. of sites: 6
- Accessible by: Drive
- Accommodation: Tent, Vehicles & RVs
- Check in after: 8AM
- Check out before: 9PM
- Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
The vibe at Teal Creek Camp
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Great Location. Sara (Land Owner) was gracious and kind. If you camp and want to bring a dog think twice. Hip Camp says dogs are allowed however Teal Creek Camp posts No Dogs. Sara took great care of us, offered us a family dinner and fresh farm eggs for breakfast. Book here and you will have an unique experience.
Sara is awesome! She is very welcoming and friendly. The farm has a nice forest at its edge that you camp in. There is a small creek nearby as well. The best part of our stay was the farm animals - Loretta the llama, the three goat kids and a playful wild cat. I loved our stay here. A must visit!
Teal Creek Camp at Turning Earth Farms is a great escape from the city, only about 40 minutes southwest of Salem, and 2 hours from Portland! Off of Kings Valley Hwy heading south, turn right (west) on Gardner Road, and drive about 1 mile up the dirt road, and on the right hand side you will see a driveway with the Turning Earth Farms sign. Stay to the right and go down the driveway to the second house. This is where Don the camp host met us and led us further down the road, through a gate and into the field and animal grazing area. From there we drove past all the happy little goats, chickens and a lama, and into a large plot of acreage comprised of a fully grown tree farm- which created a magical forest in the middle of the neighboring flat fields! It was dreamy and moody and offered great shade and exploring and had multiple campsites within it. We navigated down the cleared forest road to the end where the trees gave way to Teal Creek and it's local fauna. We camped at the head of one little trail to "Dog Beach" and reveled in the warm glowing water of the creak all afternoon (after going and playing with the baby goats for too short a time). In the evening we met Don back up at the house as he was heading to the neighbors land to help pick and collect apples for pressing. We met so many awesome people from all over who happened to be there helping out, forming a fun hardworking little community. We cut, mashed, and pressed apples for cider into the night, until Don hosted us for a quick dinner after which we went back to camp and slept peacefully. In the morning we found awesome little creatures at the creek like frogs and crawfish while sipping coffee. It was such an easy going, fun, and full experience at Teal Creek that we will definitely be heading back through the next chance we can!
What a great camping experience!! The camp area is beautifully maintained and the farm animals are a hoot. Love the goats!! It was fun to help press the apples for apple cider and learn to milk a goat. And the communal dinners were a great way to tie it all together. Thank you so much Sara and Don!
This is a beautiful property. The camping area is nicely wooded, close to the creek and flat. The goats and chickens were out to greet us when we arrived. As we were headed into the canopy of the woods, Loretta the llama was hanging out just watching us go by. We brought our bikes with us and went on short little rides across the property. The hostess was super friendly and welcoming too.
This place was great! Big area to camp in the forest, lovely farm to walk around. We really enjoyed checking out the garden and petting the goats. The goats ended up following us into the forest where we took them on a walk all around, highlight of the trip! Only ran into one person on the farm who was very happy and friendly.
Camping in the meadow at Teal Creek was a magical experience. We setup shop near the creek in the back of the grounds and slept with the fly off of our tent to view the stars. Its a somewhat barebones site, but you still have everything you need. Loved the friendly goats, lamas, cows and chickens! All the firewood you can chop.
Super magical place! Sara was a wonderful host and made me feel very welcome. The camp spot was really peaceful, nestled among the old growth trees. Highlight was definitely the roaming llama and being able to go and pick fresh greens for my dinner. Oh and taking a nice dip in the creek.
Would highly recommend for anyone looking for a quiet and serene camping experience.
Sara and Don have created something truly magical at Teal Creek. I wish we could have stayed longer. The goats were super friendly, and our twin three year olds loved walking and talking with their goat friends. The white llama was also a highlight. The garden is brimming with delicious food, which we didn't pick, but Sara and Don seem open to sharing. The whole place is about sharing and working together. The campsites are beautiful and the creek is darling. We brought along our own table and chairs which was essential in our cooking/prepping. Would definitely go back for another visit.
Turning Earth Farms was a beautiful, unique place to go. Sarah was so welcoming and the host of volunteers in residence were all kind. The farm dinner was excellent!!! My two 12 year old boys had a wonderful time exploring and getting to know the goats. I can't wait to come back!
Teal creek campground is a charming, special little place down in the Willamette valley. We loved camping in the private forest and exploring Teal creek and the farm. The daily excursion through the campsite by the farms goats and the resident Llama were kinda magical. Great for kids who love animals and love to explore a kid-sized creek, a beautiful patch of land and working, organic hand-tended farm with the goats and chickens. Not for the campers who likes their creature-comforts. More for the explorer who wants a more private place to get away from the world for a few days.
I really enjoyed my time at Teal Creek. Everyone was nice and friendly. I had access to the main house where they served meals and one could shower, use the bathroom. I also had access to port a potties. The campsites were nice and perfect for hot days since they were heavily shaded in a beautiful forest. I also spent the day at one of their beaches laying on a hammock over their running creek. They have farm animals and a productive gorgeous garden. All the meals were prepared from the garden for the most part. It was great getting really good home cooked meals while camping. Nice surprise. Also, I was able to join a yoga/pilates class in the morning I was leaving that was held in the forest. Magical. An overall, beautiful experience. Loved every minute.
Awsome stay at Teal Creek. My husband and I with our 4 year old daughter camped for a night. We loved the fact there was a lama hanging out with us in the woods and a whole bunch of friendly goats. Sara the host was super nice and even took the time to help us pick a ripe Mellon from the vegetable garden to eat for breakfast. she also gave my daughter some sunflower seeds to take home and plant, which was special. We also had a wonderfully refreshing splash around in the creek. We will definitely be back.
Thanks for a great experience!
Absolutely loved our stay here! A magical place built with love. We look forward to our next trip back. Our little one year old loved the animals and my husband and I loved learning about the garden (we were even sent on our way with a bundle of fresh goodies for the road). Very thankful places like this exist. Looking forward to staying longer next time.
Nice space not too remote but feels private. Pleasant location near creek for bathing. Many good tent sites. Most campsites accessible only by foot, which make packing/unpacking take longer (1/4 mi walk at most) but in the end it was much nicer without cars in the tent camp area. Garden offered veggies for donation, very nice. It was very busy for the eclipse weekend but I understand this is atypical.
We stayed at Teal Creek Camp for the Eclipse, and it was absolutely wonderful. Friendly people, great sites, and overall very laid back vibes. Loved the communal garden! You can pick fresh veggies and leave a small donation in return. There's also a plethora of blackberries around the property, which made for a nice snack on a hot day! Loretta the llama was a hoot :) 100% recommend this place, thank you Sara for letting us stay at your farm!
Teal Creek Camp was as truly magical place for our family of three. We got to hang with the goats, play in the creek (almost always by ourselves), and walk around in the garden (even picked a ripe cantaloupe).
The host Sara was very kind and generous and it was nice to be able to car camp in a setting that wasn't so packed full of people and cars much like other car campgrounds are.
We will definitely be back!
We absolutely loved our stay here. The woods are beautiful and secluded—and the hosts are gracious enough to provide water and even firewood. The beach and creek are refreshing and fun to explore. But, what makes this place unbelievable are the friendly animals that you will be sharing your time (and campsite, on occasion) with. We will definitely be back.
What a neat place! We stayed just one night here, with our two young kids (22mo and 4.5yo) and between the farm, the animals, the forest and the creek, we had a bounty of experiences to fill our weekend. Sara was gracious, all the residents we met were lovely and helpful, there were fresh wild berries everywhere, and the property was nicely maintained. We would definitely stay here again.
We decided on a whim to go camping over the weekend. Teal Creek Camp was a winner campsite pretty much in our backyard!!! (10 minute drive from our house.) There was a small creek for endless hours of water playing, rock skipping and blackberry eating. The camp is located next to a farm that had a huge garden with a "pick eat donate" policy AND our kiddos favorite part...a llama named Loretta and six very friendly goats just roaming the camp grounds. They followed them EVERYWHERE!!! I think it was a camping win for us!