About Peaceful Woods
Pitch your tent in our Evergreen Valley and have access to a picnic table and fire ring. Feel free to explore the trails on the property and pick blackberries when in season. If you enjoy Motorcross, one of the most famous parks in the country is just a 10 minute walk up the street. If you prefer to relax by the water, the Washougal River is just a short 2 minute drive away (approx. 1.5 miles if you prefer to walk). There's a public fishing spot about 3-5 minutes from camp, and plenty of hiking trails. We're minutes from the Columbia River Gorge, about 15 minutes from a big grocery store (Safeway) and restaurants, and if you forget anything you can always run into the Mercantile which is about 5 minutes away. We look forward to hosting you and sharing our private woodland oasis!
- Listing type: Private
- No. of sites: 3
- Accessibility: Park at listing
- Campsite area: Bring your own Tents, Cars
- Check in after: 2PM
- Check out before: 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at Peaceful Woods
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Located less than an hour from downtown Portland, the campsites at Peaceful Woods are a great escape from the city. The Washougal River is just a short drive or walk from the property... as well as a Motocross Park! The Columbia River Gorge is also very close by, making this a great basecamp for all sorts of adventures. There is also a general store about 10 minutes away that has every single supply that you forgot to bring.
The campsites are large and have plenty of room for multiple tents without becoming overcrowded. They are also a good distance away from each other so you'll have plenty of privacy. A stream runs along the property which provides a nice background to fall asleep to, along with the numerous birds in the forest.
There is a communal fire pit on the property, and Campsite #1 includes a charcoal grill. If you stay during the summer there are TONS of blackberry bushes circling the property! There are also hiking trails currently being built on the property.
We had a blast staying at Peaceful Woods and definitely recommend it!
The location of this campsite is wonderful: a few minutes' drive to the Washougal River and swimming in Dougan Falls or Naked Falls. We set up camp and then drove over to swim. We came back and made a fire and dinner at the communal fire pit. This site is essentially someone's really big backyard in the woods. The family's home is visible from everywhere in the meadow, and three campsites are scattered along the edges of the meadow. There's a fire pit and a charcoal grill to share. We saw the owner only to check in, and he was friendly and offered us the run of the place. They do have a large dog who greeted us, but was inside the rest of the time. The home is tucked away down a gravel road off a slightly larger gravel road off a country road off a larger country road. You'd never guess it was there! Nice trees surround the area, but there weren't a lot of options for going potty, as everything that was accessible is either blackberry brambles or seems to be part of a trail; side areas were hard to find. The fire pit was very nice and there was a stack of chopped wood nearby with plenty of kindling available for gathering. Also know that it is a walk to the campsite: there is a parking area next to a neighbor's horse corral with a trail that goes through the woods, over a quaint stream to the meadow... or you can park temporarily in the family's driveway and haul your things down (and later, back up) the large hill. Your car will not be near you, which is both pleasant and slightly inconvenient when you realize you forgot xyz (or when you're trying to pack out in the rain the next morning). We booked the site because the large meadow would make watching the meteor shower easy; we got rained out of that, but it would have been perfect if the weather had cooperated. There was another group of campers on the other side of the meadow, and their conversation until 2am made it difficult to sleep; sound carries out there. However, if we'd been at a state campground, they would have been a couple feet away instead of across a field, so we didn't mind too much. I could see this being a fun site for three families to book together, with lots of room in the meadow for running and playing. It also makes a good place to crash after a long day on the river.
This was honestly a great campsite. Upon arrival, we met the wonderful host Sarah who gave us a map of the area and a run down of the facilities and the fun things to do around the area--and let me tell you, there's quite a lot of things to do. The grounds consisted of a large field at the base of a hill with a fire pit and a charcoal grill. They were clean and plenty of wood was provided to get a nice fire going. It's a nice wooded area that allows for privacy and a quite, relaxing time. I can't overstate how much of a good time I had here. If I'm ever in the area again, I would definitely stay here.