Out in the Toolies
This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Walton, OR
Max Rig Size
< 25 (ft)
Same Day Requests
Preferred Check-in Time
No special views or things to do; just a quiet parking spot to rest. It is only about 100 feet to the house, but there are a few bushes in between. Two miles up a gravel road. Parking on dirt or grass, light vehicles. Not available in rainy weather. Ground is not level. Motorhomes 22 foot or less have parked ok, and short trailers with tow vehicles are usually ok. No fires of any kind due to fire danger in the woods. Parking is under trees, so solar is not very useful. Trees can drip gunk at certain times of year. Need to arrive in daylight. Animals must be on leash at all times. and not barking. No admittance to any buildings. A very loud train sometimes runs by at varying times--with a very loud whistle, once or twice a day. There CAN be limited use of WiFi, water, and electric, but you would need a rather long extension cord and/or hose, and WiFi doesn't work far away. Suggested Local Attractions:Eugene, Oregon is 30 miles east. The Oregon Coast at Florence is 35 miles west. Old Town Florence is a tourist attraction. Going north of Florence has a scenic rocky coastline, Sea Lion Caves, Heceta Head lighthouse and trails; Devil's Elbow park, Cape Perpetua with Thor's Well, Yaquina Head is at Newport with a great visitor center, lighthouse, birds. Going south, you don't see as much ocean from the road until you go a ways, but Shore Acres State Park is nice near Charleston, though off the beaten path a ways--or Bastendorff Beach County Park. Also south, near Reedsport is an elk viewing area. About 30 miles southwest is Sweet Creek which is a nice stroll along a creek for a mile, a popular place.
Vehicle Suitability Information
Separate Tow Vehicle Parking
Accept the Boondockers Welcome Courtesy Contract Need to arrive in daylight. No smoking, no fires, briquettes, or flames. It is a very woodsy area, and fire restrictions are in effect in summer and sometimes fall. No children under 18 years of age due to safety concerns. Dog/cat must stay on leash at all times. Dogs or cats or birds only for pets. No generators. No admittance to any buildings. Stay at your own risk, there are wild animals ambling through. No dumping of waste or garbage. Please don't ignore rules, it doesn't work well.
Access Road Conditions: Ask for my directions. GPS can put you over a bad road. Coming from the west on highway 126 requires a sharp switchback to turn onto the road. You have to just about stop to make the switchback/turn. Small RV or trailer only. Gravel/narrow road for two miles, one sharp corner; dirt and grass and weeds for parking -- fine for good weather only. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: It depends. One could stay attached to the trailer. I think a tow vehicle plus 20 foot trailer would be ok if you are good at backing up. One could pull through if a very small trailer, like a teardrop size.
Hosted By Wildcat
Retired, love animals, photographer. Details: As the above says, have been retired a few years, photograph wildlife and whatever else-- www.wildcatphotography.com -- travel in Northwest mostly. I am a forever Oregonian and was raised here. Home Town: Walton, Oregon. Favorite Boondocking Locations: None yet. Mostly in the Northwest. Skills or Expertise to Share: I know something about photography, computers, dogs, wildlife, and camping.
Availability for RV Camping
References for this location from other RVers
1 year ago
Lorelei was a wonderful host and being in the woods was peaceful. Getting off OR126 onto Penn Rd can be a little hazardous. Be sure to talk to Wildcat about specifics. I had a single bar on Verizon. Yes I would stay there again 👍
2 years ago
Wildcat was such a joy to meet. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. I feel like we’ve known each other forever. We plan to stay in touch. If ever in the area again, I will definitely visit!!!
2 years ago
Great stay with wildcat. Her setup was perfect for a quiet stay in nature she also had a lot of suggestions for hikes and things to do along the coast!
4 years ago
Our stay with wildcat was our best boondocker stay yet. She is exceptionally accommodating (we got WiFi and a plug in! Wow!), Nice to talk with, and her property is beautiful and quiet. The perfect spot to get away from the noise and enjoy rural Oregon on your way to Eugene or the coast. Thank you!
4 years ago
This spot could not have been better. Deep in the Douglas Fir forest. Hiking trail and a train going by. We really enjoyed ourselves.