Cove Oregon, aka Nelson State Park
This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Cove, OR
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Pull through Site large enough for 2 40' end to end or when the ground is dryer, a lighter rv (or more) can sit on the grass. We have had 9 rv's on the property. Enough power for one 50a or two+ at 30a and lots on 20a. Electricity is free. Fresh water from the house 150' and I have enough clean hose that is dedicated for rv guest. Grey can go into the ditch. If your black water fills, time to move on. Nearest dump station is 16 miles. We recommend your next stay be Eagles Hot Lake RV Park, between La Grande and Union..... Incredible views both E and W. Deer often, and occasionally we see elk, coyote or cougar... Have only heard a wolf twice, but they have been sighted within a mile of property Picnic table and fire ring next to site. Small pond on property with campfire ring. Winter might find snow up to 3' Suggested Local Attractions:All of NE Oregon. A long day trip to Hells Canyon overlook. If you own a Northwood or Outdoor RV Industries product, both plants are about 20 min away and they gladly give tours.
Vehicle Suitability Information
Electric Hookup: 50A
Offleash Area for Pets
Separate Tow Vehicle Parking
Campfire Ring Provided
Outdoor Cooking Allowed
Covid. Vaccine not mandatory, but preferred.... We will not socialize with non vax visitors. Please mask up when near us. We prefer to not be around smokers.. medical issue. Property is not fences, just to keep horses / mules on their own side. Dogs are welcome, as long as they do not chase cows, horses, mules... Deer ok... if a dog chases an elk, then it's the dogs problem and natural selection might apply... Friendly old people live here.
Access Road Conditions: Paved road. Valley floor is 2800' and property is at 3250. Site is gravel with a deep sub-base. Often have 40' coaches. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: 2 acres... can park lots of stuff
Hosted By BobBetsyNelson
Both of us are very retired Details: Please get your covid vaccinations... One of the enjoyable parts of hosting people is the social interaction... that way we can socialize by the campfire, have a beverage with you, and maybe invite you for dessert on our back porch... Unless you 'get shot', we will keep our distance... We are retired and live in NE Oregon. Bob is a former search manager for Union County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Retired Navy in 1984. Betsy is a double lung transplant recipient. UW Apr 2012 and a Retired Administrative Specialist We are non smokers and prefer to keep that association... Medical issue. If you need to smoke, please keep it at your rv and no butts on the ground. We often beverage with wine and / or good beer... Bob is a rugby fan. We do not follow American Sports such as football, soccer, basketball, baseball , tennis, etc. American sports is a topic we avoid. Rugby is here to give football players a role model. We try to avoid politics and religion in discussions with guest. Home Town: Cove, Oregon, a quiet town with no stop lights. One store/ gas station/ laundry/ a great Tavern / Steak house. / post office, hair salon, and a 6 door fire station with medic unit. We are in the NE part of the state and 16 miles east of La Grande. We are originally from the Willamette Valley in Oregon. Gas and Diesel are usually 2-3 cents cheaper in Cove. 1897 farm house... remodeled a hundred times... Shop, and separate pole barn Favorite Boondocking Locations: Any place out of the big cities and off the interstate's. Skills or Expertise to Share: Small shop available, but our truck is inside it when not in winter use.. Basic to intermediate tools... RV lives in the barn when not in use. Bob is just enough of a mechanic to fix some stuff. Betsy is an amazing cook and has a large sewing room. We built the shop and barn on our own, and did most of the 1897 house remodel.
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References for this location from other RVers
3 months ago
Bob, Betty and pup Bernadette were lovely and welcoming. Bob was more than willing to help this newbie with setting up and helped explain some things that were confusing. Just fabulous people!
4 months ago
Absolutely delightful host, lovely personality, accompanied by amazing sunset views and a peaceful space to recharge. Very grateful and would highly recommend them!
5 months ago
I can’t say enough about this place. Bob is the perfect host. He helps to get you settled and enjoys getting to know you. The view is beautiful. I would recommend staying if you are nearby. Can’t wait to stay again.
5 months ago
This was our most memorable stay on a two month trip. We visited on our way to Montana, then planned our trip to visit again. The views, the amenities and the wonderful hots, Bob and Betsy. Leaving was hard, felt like saying goodby to family. May plan our next trip just visit them.
5 months ago
Bob and Betsy and dog Beatrice are fantastic hosts. stayed three nights, we had the grass parking spot with a wonderful view if the hills and farms nearby. it was such a quiet getaway, beautiful sunsets, great hosts, evening social with Bob and Betsy and fellow rv guests. picked up a few RV tips too! will definitely return 😊