China Hat Road

Deschutes National Forest

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China Hat Road
Bend, OR 97702
541-383-5300
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GPS: 43.9842, -121.305

Last Price Paid: $0
Elevation: 3977 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
Learn more: Boondocking 101

7 people have reviewed this location.

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16 airstream bambi
2014 toyota 4runner
20 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
“Do NOT stay here! ”

Reviewed May 28, 2018

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Our planned boondock spot didn’t work out so last minute we drove here because it was close to town. Arrived at night, saw another rv and car so we felt safe. Then morning arrived. Tons of trash. Turns out that car we saw was stolen and stripped down. As we were getting our stuff together the couple at the other rv had an epic fig... more

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2 reviews
Days stayed: 0
“Did not feel comfortable here”

Reviewed Mar 25, 2018

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Thought we would give this place a try since the most recent review said it wasn’t that bad. Still full of trash, homeless tents and animal carcasses. A serious case of the icks.

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1bars
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4 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
“Close to town, woodsy area. ”

Reviewed Aug 14, 2017

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Although there was a bit of garbage around and some animal bones, this was an overall acceptable place to stay the night. There were definitely other people in the woods but there are so many roads you can go down to find an empty area that hasn't been partied in, not sure if the other people live out there or were also camping in thei... more

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1bars
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0bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE
0bars
T-Mobile 3G
0bars
T-Mobile Voice Only

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Van-Tramp
Longmont, CO
27 Airstream International
198 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 0
“Sickening”

Reviewed Oct 14, 2016

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One of the worst areas I have ever seen. The place has clearly been overrun for years by local vagrants. It is a trash dump like you would not believe. Dead animal carcasses every few feet as well. Not only would I not feel safe here, I would be grossed out at all times. Just not worth it, find another spot.

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remember to explore

26 Fleetwood Euroway
2001 Ford Excursion
27 reviews
Days stayed: 0
“We did not stay overnight”

Reviewed May 23, 2016

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We ended up not staying there because it was just too dirty. There are maybe 3 spots in total that would fit a rig like ours and all of them were covered in animal carcasses (seriously covered, we counted almost 20), plus half a car (oil pan, tires and stuff) and various other trash. I don't mind cleaning up a campsite that much, but w... more

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3bars
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Denise K.
Kalispell, MT
27 Airstream Flying Cloud
2014 Ford F-250 Diesel
38 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4
“Nice boondocking site”

Reviewed Sep 27, 2015

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We read other reviews and thought we would give China Hat a try and are glad we did. Overall it was quiet and dark and close enough to town and other things in the Bend area. The main access point is in National Forest and is dirt and sand with a lot of trees. Large class A's may have difficulty getting in to some spots here because... more

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Currently Wandering

27 Airstream International
2006 Dodge Ram 1500
112 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4

Currently Wandering would stay here again

“Peaceful & Quiet!”

Reviewed Sep 08, 2014

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We had heard there was problems with homeless in this area, but we saw all of 2 people out bow hunting. It was perfect! GPS coordinates are pretty accurate, we just pulled our bikes off and scouted around the area until we found a spot we liked. We did end up picking up bags of garbage to haul out as there was quite a bit around. If we... more

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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Sep 06 2014 Wandering Update: Lava River Tubes in Oregon We recently spent some time exploring the Lava River Tubes outside of Bend, Oregon. While we’ve visited quite a...

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