Table Rock Wilderness
Guide

Introduction

For your next great RV adventure, consider a trip to Oregon's Table Rock Wilderness. It's a wonderful place to enjoy a relaxing RV stay.

Table Rock Wilderness is located in Molalla, Oregon. A Bureau of Land Management property, this recreational area was designated a national wilderness in 1984. The landmass consists of 5,786 acres of ground that is ripe for exploring. Table Rock Wilderness bears scars from a lava spill that occurred in the Cascade Mountain range years ago. The landscape is rugged and diverse, comprised of dense tree cover and gently rolling hills. The pinnacle of Table Rock reaches 4,881 feet in height, an impressive sight to behold.

Table Rock Wilderness is home to two species of rare and protected plants: the Oregon sullivantia and Gorman's aster. The property is also a haven for several varieties of wildlife including deer, elk, and the northern spotted owl.

There are many interesting recreational opportunities for families to enjoy at Table Rock Wilderness. Four trailheads lead to over 17 miles of trails of hiking fun. These vary in length and intensity with something sure to suit the activity level of every member of the hiking party. Some of the trails are also well-suited to horseback riding.
There are several area campgrounds where families can enjoy RV and tent camping. Reservations are required at some while others are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For an incredible vacation at one of Oregon's most beautiful wilderness regions, plan a trip to Table Rock Wilderness. You'll have an amazing time!

RV Rentals in Table Rock Wilderness

Transportation

Driving

Table Rock Wilderness is quite easy to reach by following Highway 211 to the exit for Molalla. To reach the wilderness, continue along this route in the direction of Feyrer Park. Continuing along this route, travelers will cross a narrow bridge, following along until they reach a fork in the road at Middle Fork and Copper Creek. At this juncture, take a right onto the Old Bridge Trailhead, carefully continuing along and crossing over the bridge ahead. Just past the bridge take a left-hand turn to reach Table Rock Trailhead. The remainder of the journey must be done on foot with all vehicles parked within 30 feet of the main road.

Parking

There are no formally designated parking areas at Table Rock Wilderness. Travelers are advised to leave their vehicles parked within 30 feet of the main road and to proceed to the wilderness grounds on foot.

Public Transportation

There is no public transportation available to Table Rock Wilderness.

Campgrounds and parking in Table Rock Wilderness

Campsites in Table Rock Wilderness

Reservations camping

Feyrer Park Campground

Feyrer Park Campground offers year-round camping to accommodate both RVs and tents. All sites are available by reservation only.

Housed within a public park, this camping facility boasts of 20 campsites. All of them are complete with water and electric hook-ups.

Each of the campsites can accommodate up to eight people. Pets are permitted on the grounds, but there is a maximum of two dogs or cats per site.

Promontory Park Campground

Promontory Park Campground offers RV and tent camping along the banks of the Clackamas River. Alcohol is strictly prohibited at this camping facility.

Among the amenities at this campground include cabins for rent, bathrooms, showers, hiking trails, a playground, a fishing lake, picnic areas, cooking facilities, a picnic shelter, a boat launch, a fish cleaning station, a marina, and a concession stands. Boats are available for rent on the premises as well.

Campsites at Promontory Park Campground are available from May 15th through September 12th. Reservations are required.

Pets are permitted on the grounds but must remain leashed at all times.

First-come first-served

Butte Creek Falls Campground

Butte Creek Falls Campground offers year-round RV and tent camping on a first-come, first-served basis. This camping facility offers primitive style camping conditions for families looking to enjoy the wilderness experience.

There are no on-site amenities provided at this rustic campground. However, pets are permitted to join their families so long as they remain leashed at all times.

There is no potable water supply here. Families are advised to bring drinking water with them.

Seasonal activities in Table Rock Wilderness

In-Season

Feyrer Park

Feyrer Park is a popular public recreational area located in the town of Molalla, Oregon. The park is just three miles outside the town itself and rests along the Molalla River.

Fishing is one of the most beloved activities at this recreational center. The river is the ideal spot for doing some boating, canoeing, or swimming when the weather permits.

The property at Feyrer Park is so picturesque that many families enjoy picnicking during their visit. A packed lunch and some refreshing drinks is a great way to round out a day of fun.

Camping is also permitted on the grounds.

Rosse Posse Acres Elk Ranch

Rosse Posse Acres Elk Ranch is a privately owned working ranch that spans 52 acres in total. The property is home to 70 elk in total.

In addition to the working elk, Rosse Possee Acres Elk Ranch also houses a petting zoo that includes such animals as fallow deer, pygmy goats, miniature donkeys, Patagonian cavy, Wallaby, and chickens.

The ranch is named Rosse Posse as a nod to the owners and caretakers of the animals and land whose family name is Ross.

Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm

Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm is an interesting place to visit during an RV stay at the BLM-managed property known as Table Rock Wilderness. The farm is owned by the Iverson family who purchased the land in 1950. In 1974, the Iversons decided to begin the process of planting tulips on the premises.

Over the years, the property expanded to include over 15 acres of pristine and beautiful tulip gardens. In 2001, the farm was renamed to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm.

Originally, the site of bulb orders, the farm has been open to the public for tours since 1985.

Also found on the grounds are nurseries where plants can be purchased and a gift shop. Throughout the year, events are held on the premises.

Off-Season

Dibble House Museum

The Dibble House Museum rests in a building that was constructed in Molalla in 1859. The property was built by its namesake Mr. Horace Lasalle Dibble and was to be a residence of his family.

The house's construction is particularly unique, resembling a saltbox, a type of residence that was more typically seen on the opposite coast. The house's frame was comprised of timber and consisted of two stories. The inside of the home included substantial rooms with prominent windows and several fireplaces.

Upon Mr. Dibble's death, his home was rented out then later sold to another family that resided there until 1914. In 1968, the home was restored to its original design and was sold to the Molalla Area Historical Society who repurposed the home as a museum.

Pacific NW Live Steamers

Pacific NW Live Steamers was the vision of a gentleman named Mr. Harry Harvey. Mr. Harvey loved trains and wanted to develop a recreational area where people could enjoy spending time learning about trains and going for rides on them.

Shady Dell Train Park was built in 1954. This recreational center bears a substantial railroad that was the first of its kind on the western coast of the United States. In time, the park grew from one acre to four.

There is no fee for train rides at Shady Dell Train Park. However, donations are appreciated and earmarked for continued improvements and operational costs.

Clark Park

Clark Park is a large recreational area in Molalla. There are many interesting things for families to do during a visit here. Among the most popular attractions are a picnic area, a playground, a softball field, a nine-hole frisbee golf course, picnic tables, and a multi-purpose field.

The property is also home to a number of bathrooms for the public to use.

Throughout the year, many different public events and festivals are held on the grounds.

Dogs may join their owners here but must remain leashed at all times.