Hipcamp host Erik K.
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Campers can enjoy Kayaking, Horseback Riding ...and Swimming at our beautiful riverside location!  Camp by river with tent, trailor or RV,  RV "Boondockers" are welcome.

Tour the beautiful Lewis river valley by horse back and ride into town for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Perfect first experience with horses for the kids, Erik is great with the little ones and m

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Campers can enjoy Kayaking, Horseback Riding ...and Swimming at our beautiful riverside location!  Camp by river with tent, trailor or RV,  RV "Boondockers" are welcome.

Tour the beautiful Lewis river valley by horse back and ride into town for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Perfect first experience with horses for the kids, Erik is great with the little ones and makes sure everyone is comfortable and has a wonderful time. Non-riders too, can relax and enjoy the quiet and beauty of your private campsite.

 Kayakers and Paddleboarders  will love the location, camping right on the 32 mile John Pollack water trail.... The Quaint town of  La Center  can be your destination, an easy paddle, about four miles of natural wetlands and wildlife along the way.  Two complimentary basic Kayaks are onsite for paddlers of all levels, firsts come first serve. 

Visit The new IIani Casino  15 minutes away, offering  entertainment and five star restaurants  

We hope to meet you this Summer!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
4 sites
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No showers
No wifi
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 25ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Erik a message!
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking

SWIMMING and HIKING ... A sandy beach for kids is across river from your camp...also a good one in La Center... Go into La cent...Read more

Horseback riding

The trailriding is separate and scheduled with Erik..at LEAST a day in advance..much better a week or more. Its about a 2 to 2....Read more

Paddling

We have 2 loaners for your use..good little kayaks that do the job...but if your serious about it..consider bringing your own! ...Read more

Boating
Fishing
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Bar UK River Ranch Camp & Ride in Washington.

Forest
Prairie, meadow, ...
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
Wetlands
Farm
Ranch

The vibe at Bar UK River Ranch Camp & Ride

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Hipcamper Johanna
Johanna M.
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(Dispersed site)
May 27th, 2019

Great!

Hipcamper Erik
Response from Erik, the Host, on May 28th, 2019

Thanks so much for riding with us..looking forward to having your family back soon!!

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Hipcamper Noah

Idyllic base camp on the lewis rive

Noah R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 31st, 2019

Bar UK is idyllic. We slept by the gazebo and could see the river from our camp. Behind us on the other side was a beautiful lake full of cattails, wild iris, and cedar waxwings. Having access to showers, toilets, firewood, and a fire ring made camping very comfortable. We brought our canoe but Erik also has kayaks to borrow. The Lewis river is slow moving and easy paddling to bring kids on. It was so quiet (aside from birds and frogs) and beautiful, this is one of the best car camping experiences I have had.

Erik was really helpful making sure we had whatever we needed. And the little thoughtful touches, like leaving fresh towels for us, were great. Going on a 2 hour horse back ride with Erik was definetley the high point of the weekend. The horses were quite docile and the view through the bottom lands was gorgeous. I can't recommend camping at Bar UK Ranch enough!

Hipcamper Nicole
Nicole K.
recommends this listing.
June 17th, 2019

A short 40 minute drive from Portland and we were out in the country on a peaceful horse ranch. The camp sites are down in the horse pastures near the river. We were at site #1 right on the edge of the Lewis River. We had wonderful campfires by the light of the full moon. We borrowed the kayaks and had an easy paddle on the gentle river. They have 2 flush toilets and a hot water shower a short walk away. Erik and Melissa were great hosts. Hoping to return for a horseback ride sometime soon!

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Hipcamper Nicole

Peaceful pasture camping

Nicole K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 19th, 2019

Peaceful site (site#1) right on the Lewis River. Borrowed Erik's kayaks to explore the gentle river. Bath house with 2 flush toilets and a hot water shower. The sites are in a horse pasture so you need to be able to deal with some horse poop and rough scrub. Site 1 was wonderful and we sat by our fire and watched the sunset and moon rise over the river. The ranch is an easy 40 min drive from Portland and has cell service as well. So feels country like but not super remote!

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Hipcamper Erik
Response from Erik, the Host, on January 25th, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review Nicole! You were one of our first campers...so a few refinements were in order..We really groomed all camp areas well after your early stay..so no horsepoo..or scrub to deal with now. Want to note that a closeby super clean porto potty was added in place of bathhouse ...which was some distance from camps. Hope you return this year ! Michelle and Erik ..

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Hipcamper Stephanie

A picturesque horseback experience

Stephanie D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 1st, 2019

My fiance and I had such a good time. Both Erik and Michelle made sure to make us feel at home and comfortable at their ranch. The location is perfect, right on the Lewis river. We had privacy and overall enjoyed our campsite. The most special thing was going on the horseback adventure. It was so picturesque and just a great escape from city life. Erik is a wonderful guide and very patient. We definitely want to come back again.

Hipcamper Ian

Perfect spot 40min from portland

Ian P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 2nd, 2019

The camp was in a gorgeous setting on the river. Erik and Michelle were excellent hosts and struck up the perfect balance of hospitality and privacy. The site had a picnic bench and chairs, firewood, and garbage. Water and Porta-Potty were about 100yrds away. Absolutely will be back to this place. Mosquitos got us on the second night - they must have sensed were enjoying ourselves too much!

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Hipcamper Lynette

Serene and private getaway

Lynette G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 3rd, 2019

We had a lovely time staying at Erik’s camp on the river. Our camper spot was peaceful, tranquil, and very beautiful. It’s a great place for bird watching and for a kayak on the river. Our hosts were gracious and very easy to communicate with. Thank you for the lovely stay!

Hipcamper Marianne
Marianne K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 5th, 2019

We loved it!!! So lovely!

Hipcamper Erik
Response from Erik, the Host, on July 8th, 2019

Hi Marianne! Erik and I really appreciate your review...you were wonderful and we hope you and Megan come back!

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Hipcamper Jade

Best first kids camping trip

Jade F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 8th, 2019

Erik + Michelle are not only lovely host but they are lovely people. My wife and I felt safe and at home on their beautiful well kept camp ground. When the neighbor camper had left their great dane off leash and the dog was growling at our little kids they jumped right in and handled with diplomacy so that we felt cared for and heard. If you want to experience horseback riding, they will take you on a guided tour of their beautiful river...at your pace. We can't wait to come back.

Friendly neighborsHorseback riding at the Bar UKA boy's first fishing trip

Awards

Best of 2019 Washington
Finalist
Property
Bar UK River Ranch Camp & Ride
State
Washington
Country
United States
$60/night
4 Sites
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