Super mellow spot with water front access for great paddling, kayaking or fishing. Share this private spot with the closest neighbors, the jersey cows of Organic Valley Diary.
Long ago this spot serviced locals and water bound travelers as a local market, the steam ship would make daily runs to this location to drop off passengers here as well as goods. As there were no roads in this area pre 1900, all travel was by water then.
Enjoy the privacy, quietness and beautiful valley views. Easily launch your kayaks or small fishing boat at the boat ramp next door at the old Rosburg Community Hall. Good launch at high tide muddy at low tide, but still deep in the channel for shallow draft vessels. Great location at the beginning of a 10 mile dead end road for those wishing to explore Pillar Rock Road and the once thriving community of Altoona. Whether by bicycle or car: rich history of the thriving Salmon canning industry of the late 1850's - 1910, Is still evident today. As is Pillar Rock at the end of the road as it was when Lewis & Clark camped near this location on Nov 6, 1805. Pronouncing O! the joy" as they felt they finally had the ocean in view. They celebrated that day by having a big party at camp that night.
*Port A potty at site
*2 camp fire rings, but bring wood as not enough available
*still under construction so there is some construction debris off to the side.
- Check in: After 1PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
The vibe at "O! the joy.” Camp
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Was a great first experience with hipcamp the site was new and is still having improvements being made which so only make it better host Carl was very friendly and helpful very nice camping spot
The site was easy to find and there was plenty of room. If you don’t mind cows as your neighbors, the site was quiet and comfortable at a reasonable rate. The host stopped in our second night and asked if we needed anything. The port-a-potty was clean. Remember to bring water. Would definitely recommend.
Location was somewhat convenient to the coast if you're looking for a campsite close to the coast. The campsite itself could use some maintenance, mainly removing the scrap/junk around the abandoned structure. There are enough picnic tables and benches as well as fire pits. Clean port-a-potty on the site as well. The ground could be more even to be able to pitch a tent and sleep comfortably.
We had a pleasant stay except for on Sunday morning at 10am, a man came by without explaining who he was and questioned our presence demanding us to explain who we booked the campsite with in a somewhat hostile manner. He then proceeded to use a gasoline weed trimmer for over an hour right next to our campsite as we were trying to cook and enjoy our breakfast in a calm serene location. This was truly a disruption of our stay, he should have waited until we checked out. To top it off, when he was done an hour later, he said that there was no rush to get the grass trimmed. As paying guests, this is something that is unacceptable. The host needs to do a better job of providing a relaxed environment and only have maintenance work done when there are no guests at the campsite.
What an excellent little spot you have there! I assume it is in the beginning stages as I saw on-going work related projects. It is nice and secluded, and quiet as a church mouse after sunset.
We had the added bonus of viewing a river otter going about his business around twilight. The facilities were clean.
Thanks, we figure we might be back to get some more blackberries next year.
The site is right next to the river where we sat on the high bank and watched a river otter doing river otter stuff. Great location for exploring the Altoona / Pillar Rock area. Though the site is a work in progress, it had everything we needed and felt quiet and secluded. Great blackberry picking!
O! The Joy! Is a cool camp 30 minutes from Astoria. Carl was there working on the property while we were there and we witnesses the first water on the property, nice work Carl!. He has super cool and has a good vision for the camp and is working hard toward making it an even nicer place to be. The Grey River boarders the property and would be a quiet kayak spot. Keep in mind the River level rises/lowers with the tides.
Great little structure to throw a tent if weather rolls in.
Comfortable and quiet spot.
Enjoy the Joy!