??? Camping OUTSIDE the Fair for Radical Faeries

topic posted Sun, April 30, 2006 - 3:31 PM by  Leo
Hi all,

Leo Sunshine here, from the Fabulous Freaky Mumming and Giant Puppet troupe
RISK OF CHANGE!!! I'm very excited about the Fair this year. There have always been a significant number of the players in our troupe who are Radical Faeries like myself. There's also always a number of my NW Radical Faerie friends who visit the Fair for a day or two. I'd like to organize them (like herding cats) to come to the Fair and camp OUTSIDE the Fair in a little Radical Faerie Camping Group. Since I've always had the good fortune to camp in the Fair at Puppetland, I know NOTHING of the private, for profit, campsites outside the Fair.

Can anyone recommend a welcoming camping place for a dozen or so crazy, fabulous, fun, queers, Sacred Faggots, and Radical Faeries? They would come into the Fair and play with us during the day, but need a safe little Faerie retreat site to gather and camp at after the sweep. They camp well with others and are a fun group of guys. I don't even know how one would go about finding an appropriate camp ground, make reservations, how much would it cost, etc....???? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

See you at the Fair, regards, Leo S. Sunshine

P.S. How often do people ask about how to camp OUTSIDE the Fair??? : )
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offline Leo
  • This is off the OCF web site. I've heard the Darling's is OK, I know that it's the closest.
    Good luck

    Campground Information


    Camping is Not Allowed Along Roadways.

    Please respect our neighbors! Do not camp on nearby property or roadways.

    We have listed a few area campgrounds for your reference (prices are subject to change and may be out of date). The OCF does not own or operate these campgrounds. For more information, please contact the campground directly.

    Neighborhood Camping

    Many Neighborhood Campground Tickets are available ONLY through the University of Or egon Ticket Office (541) 346-4363, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm (closed Saturday and Sunday)or the TICKETSWEST Phone Center 1-800-992-8499, Monday-Sunday, 8 am-11pm. For these campgrounds, you must have Oregon Country Fair tickets to get a camping spot. To avoid confusion, purchase both your camping and OCF tickets at the same time.

    Zumwalt Park
    Located off Jeans Road on the west shore of Fern Ridge Reservoir. Open only during Oregon Country Fair. Located near a lake. Swimming allowed. Shuttle bus to and from OCF on Friday and Saturday. Dry camping. Portable bathroom accommodations, drinking water available. Small RV accommodations. Food vendors, mercantile, drumming circle. Campground entertainment. Showers for purchase. Campground traditionally opens 2:00 pm Thursday, closes 12:00 Noon Sunday. $37 per person + service charges (total $41). Kids 10 and under admitted free with paying adult. Must have OCF ticket to enter. No pets, no open fires, no drugs, no tanks, no alcohol, no fireworks.

    Tickets are on sale through the U of O Ticket Office

    Carefree Farms Campground
    24363 Suttle Rd, Veneta (right across from the Bus Entrance, 10 minute walk to Fair admissions.) Quiet, peaceful country setting within walking distance of the Oregon Country Fair. Dry camping...portable bathroom accommodations. On­site food vendors (Tie Dye Café and Barbie's Q). On­site convenience store providing beverages, some food items, ice, etc. Small RV accommodations. Showers for purchase. Four nights of camping (2 pm Thursday, July 7 - noon Monday, July 11). $37.00 per person + service charges ($41 total). Kids 10 and under admitted free with paying adult. Must have OCF ticket to enter. NO pets, NO open fires, NO drugs, NO alcohol.

    Tickets are on sale through the U of O Ticket Office.

    The Darling's Reunion Campground
    24551 Suttle Road (Near Aero Road). Welcome to the Darling Reunion. Family focused campground within walking distance of the Oregon Country Fair. Dry camping, portable bathroom accommodations. Drumming circle, campground entertainment, mercantile. Small RV accommodations. Four nights of camping (10 am, Thursday, July 7 - noon, Monday, July 11). $37 per person and service charges. Kids 10 and under admitted free with paying adult. Must have OCF ticket to enter. NO pets, NO open fires, NO drugs, NO alcohol.

    Tickets are on sale through the U of O Ticket Office.

    Other Camping in the area
    Camp Serene
    91707 Poodle Creek Road, Noti. 541-998-2593, Lots of room, call for reservations...has showers and restrooms. Fire, pets limited. RV hook-ups. 9 miles from Fair.

    Triangle Lake Park
    541-927-6189. 18 sites, $10 per night per family (only one tent or RV per family unit, each additional tent/RV charged separately). 20 minutes from Oregon Country Fair site. Take Hwy 126 west about 15 miles to Poodle Creek Road, turn right on Poodle Creek Road. This road will dead-end at Hwy 36, turn left. Go west on Hwy 36 about 15 miles. Triangle Lake Park is on the left and just past Triangle Lake.

    Call for reservation (541) 927-6189 or check website.

    Quiet Camp
    24580 Suttle Rd. Veneta. @ mile marker 3. Campsites back right up to OCF, and its only a short 10 minute walk to the fair's main entrance. Enjoy music from the OCF mainstage nightly right from your campsite. Dry camping...portable bathroom accomodations and showers for purchase. Onsite convience store providing beverages, ice and food items. Also close to Hilltop market for other necessities. Small RV accomodations. 4 nights of camping (10am Thursday July 7- noon Monday July 11). $37/person + service charges ($41 total). Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paying adult. Must have OCF ticket to enter. Dogs attended to/on leash ok. No open fires. No Drugs. No Alcohol.
    Tickets on Sale through the U of O Ticket Office.

    Whitaker Creek
    31 sites, $4 per night. 17 miles west of the Fair. State Highway 126 west towards Mapleton. Turn left 1 mile past Wildcat Creek Bridge.

    Richardson Park
    88 sites,, 50 are reservable. 3 miles north of OCF. Located north on Territorial Road just past Fern Ridge Reservoir. First come, first served. Lane County Parks information: (541)682-2000.

    Fern Ridge Shores RV Park and Marina
    29652 Jeans Road, Veneta. 541-935-2335. Call to reserve. Quiet family park 12 miles west of Eugene. Waater/electric hookups. $25 per day, $150 per week.

    Eugene Kamping World
    (541)343-4832. 144 sites, 22 tent sites, 120 RV sites. $15 per night. From I-5 exit (north from Eugene), take exit 199 and go 1/4 mile west on Van Duyn Rd. Reservations recommended.

    Archie Knowles Campground
    $8 per night, 4 miles east of Mapleton on Hwy 126.

    Dexter Shores RV Park and Camping
    937-3711. 40 minutes east of Veneta. I-5, exit 188A, Highway 58, 11.5 miles, right turn on Lost Creek Road, quick left into park. Lake view. 15 tent sites, 56 RV spaces, 13 teepees, two rental cabins. Sites start and $18. Visa/MC.

    Premier RV Resorts
    541-686-3152. Exit 199 on east side of I-5, 15-20 miles.

    Delta Campground/McKenzie Ranger District
    541-822-3381. 38 tent sites, 38 RV sites. First come, no reservations. 46 miles from Eugene.

    Pine Meadows Campground
    1-877-444-6777 for reservations. 93 units.

    Campgrounds on the Oregon Coast

    Carl G. Washburne Park
    541-997-3641. 58 sites, $8 tents, $10 full hook-ups. Located 14 miles north of Florence on Highway 101.

    Harbor Vista
    28 sites, $5 per night. Approximately 4 miles north of Florence on Highway 101. Turn left at 35th street, stay left at junction. (541)997-5987

    Sutton Creek
    54 sites, $10 per night, approximately 4 miles north of Florence on Highway 101. (541)902-8526

    Honeyman State Park
    382 sites, $14 tents, $16 full hook-ups. 3 miles south of Florence on Highway 101.

    Siuslaw National Forest
    (Florence area) 541-902-8526

    Further Away but Close Enough

    Cedar Creek Campground
    7 tent sites. No fee. Coburg Hills RV Park
    20 sites, (541)686-3152.

    Delta Campground/ McKenzie Ranger District
    38 tent sites, 38 RV sites. $8 - $16. (541)822-3381. 46 miles from Fair site.

    Mineral Camp/US Forest Service

    Pine Meadows Campground
    93 units, $10. (541)942-8657.

    Rujada Campground
    10 camp sites, (541)942-9616

    Schwartz Campground
    $5 per night, (877)444-6777. Exit 174 from I-5. Cottage Grove. 79 sites, six group sites. Make reservations.

    Lane County Parks

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