The best in all of washington county too!
Horning's Hideout is a hard place to match as a location to host your next company or family picnic, reunion, party, or gathering. There are picnic areas for both the small or large groups, so we can accommodate sizes from small family groups up to a couple thousand people for your company picnic!
No equipment necessary
Our large, reservable picnic areas feature an abundance of tables, a covered pavilion outfitted with barbeque pits, horseshoe pits and lawns for volleyball and other field games. For reserved areas, gaming equipment is provided, so all you need to bring is you and your friends! And if you need a caterer, we have very good ones we can recommend. The lake is well stocked with trout for fishing fun for the kids, plus paddle boat fun (equipped with super soakers) for everyone. So come on out, play games, have a fishing or volleyball contest, or just soak up the scenic beauty and let us give you a perfect picnic day! Hours for family picnics are from 8 AM till 8 PM everyday (summertime hours)and for a company picnic hours are from 11 AM till 8 PM! For prices or availability call or email.
We have portland's best campgrounds!
Camping is by reservation only so please call or email! We are also a camp ground, not an RV park, so there is no long term camping over 4 days.
Camping is available in this wonderful setting, with either tent or RV sites. Tent camping is either in the woods or in more open areas, group camping or individual, while RV sites have power and water hook-ups, plus we have a septic dump on site. Individual Tent camping is $25 a night up to 3 people, RV camping is $30 up to 3 people. For tent camping over 3 people/group camping is $7 per person, for RVs if you have over 3 people it's $7 per person extra on top the $30. In the summer camping is by reservation so you must call or email.
There are 3 gorgeous wedding sites here that are extremely reasonable and the staff was incredibly flexible and helpful!
very relaxed with an area to fish in, this place is wonderful especially if you are a young family. Plenty of activites and room to run, as well as being close to town. restrooms and cabins available. makes for an excellent wedding venue as well
Fishing gear provided ar this pay to play private lake. It’s literally hard to not catch trout.
Horning's Hideout is a magical place, complete with ponds for fishing, disc golf, and peacocks. Like many places in the PNW, the terrain is hilly, and the trees are beautiful.
We visited Horning's Hideout for Faerieworlds, a large music festival. Camping is very basic, there are lots of sites, many with no auto access and it is very hilly. There is a disk golf course, fishing and lots of peacocks. I would not recommend this site if you have mobile issues, however I have had a stroke, leaving my left side weak, I managed to get around with just a walking stick, there were a few spots where I had to stop and rest. Only a few spots have tables and firepits. There is a large covered site with tables. I think this would be a great spot for groups, reunions or large get togethers. You do have to watch the peacocks as they love to get into food left out. It is out of the way and I would not recommend large RV's as the road down is fairly twisty. They had to close the road out for 2 school buses but it only takes about 10 mins to get there from the main road. If you plan on using a GPS make sure to also print their directions, everyone using their GPS had them taking a road that was actually someone's driveway but the printed instructions are easy to follow.
We stumbled on this random but fun campground nearly on accident while looking for places to camp near Portland. Just outside of town (half an hour) there's a small winding road that brings you to this green, well maintained and fun site. There's peacocks wandering the grounds, including at least two albino ones. Parking right at front, beautiful streams and a great pond for fishing. The kiddos are pretty much guaranteed to catch a fish, which is why we came there, and they offer plenty of help including a "trout shack." They charge for fish by the pound (or hourly if catch and release). There's also lovely covered tables around the pond for lunches and a whole amphitheater apparently for things like Fiddle Fest and Fairy Land festivals. The only two weird things (and the reason for four stars instead of five) is that there's very much a feeling of the whole place being run by a family and/or it being a private campground. There's two or three private houses right in the middle of everything with "keep out/private" signs, which makes it feel a bit like you're trespassing on someone's land, but our interactions with the owner were nice enough that that wasn't much of an issue. They also charge for just about everything, including $4 for parking if you're only staying for a day, and an extra $7 per person beyond the first 3 for camping (so a family of four acutally pays $32 instead of $25 for a site). Worth trying at least once though for the beautiful woods and fields, proximity to Portland, and especially the fishing.