Hipcamp host Carl M.
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Super mellow spot with water front access for great paddling, kayaking orfishing. Share this private spot with the closest neighbors, the jersey cows of Organic Valley Diary and other campers.

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

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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 and other campers. 

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

*Please book the number of people after 2, additional charge apply. (Children are people)

*still under construction so there is some construction debris off to the side. 

*No electricity

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
2 bookable sites
RV details
Pull-in site, max length 25ft
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 4 people per site
Potable water available
Spigot
Fires allowed
Fire ring w/ grill
Toilet available
Portable toilet
Pets allowed
On leash
No showers
Bath in river or stream
Pack it out
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Carl a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Wind sports
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at "O! the joy.” Camp in Oregon.

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

Places to see near O' the joy!

Viento State Park
Viento State Park
8 miles way Explore
Memaloose State Park
Memaloose State Park
9 miles way Explore
Columbia Hills State Park
Columbia Hills State Park
21 miles way Explore
Beacon Rock State Park
Beacon Rock State Park
25 miles way Explore
Mt. Hood National Forest
Mt. Hood National Forest
27 miles way Explore
Ainsworth State Park
Ainsworth State Park
27 miles way Explore
Maryhill State Park
Maryhill State Park
33 miles way Explore
Brooks Memorial State Park
Brooks Memorial State Park
43 miles way Explore
Battle Ground Lake State Park
Battle Ground Lake State Park
47 miles way Explore
Milo McIver State Park
Milo McIver State Park
51 miles way Explore
Cottonwood Canyon State Park
Cottonwood Canyon State Park
54 miles way Explore
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
55 miles way Explore
Paradise Point State Park
Paradise Point State Park
57 miles way Explore
Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Gifford Pinchot National Forest
69 miles way Explore
Seaquest State Park
Seaquest State Park
72 miles way Explore
Ike Kinswa State Park
Ike Kinswa State Park
74 miles way Explore
Yakima Sportsman State Park
Yakima Sportsman State Park
76 miles way Explore
Mount Rainier National Park
Mount Rainier National Park
76 miles way Explore
Silver Falls State Park
Silver Falls State Park
82 miles way Explore
Willamette Mission State Park
Willamette Mission State Park
87 miles way Explore
Smith Rock State Park
Smith Rock State Park
97 miles way Explore

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Hipcamper Scott
Scott C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 2nd, 2018

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

Hipcamper Yolanda
Yolanda G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 8th, 2018

A cool private and quiet site. We woke to cows mooing and greeting us by a fence which was cool. The abandoned house/structure may seem creepy to some. Our imaginations ran wild.

Hipcamper Tabitha
Tabitha S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 23rd, 2018

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.

A well loved tree with a rope swing. The view down riverThe view up River
Hipcamper Ranjini
Ranjini R.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 31st, 2018

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.

Hipcamper Bob
Bob M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 31st, 2018

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.

Hipcamper Marcy
Marcy M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 31st, 2018

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!

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Hipcamper dave
Dave A.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 8th, 2018

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!

next door community hallneighborsfront gatewander woman!
Hipcamper Marcus
Marcus P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 11th, 2018

Excellent site, so quiet and hidden away... mostly flat and grassy. Super clean portapotty with sanitizer. We will definitely be back again.

Hipcamper Sean
Sean M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 20th, 2018

Wonderful campsite. Very quiet and serene. I'll be back soon.

Property
O' the joy!
State
Washington
$20/night
2 Sites