Oregon’s Private Parks: Horning’s Hideout

Yet another privately-owned and operated Oregon park: Hornings Hideout, about 30 minutes west of Portland. In a sense, the park began in 1958 when Richard and Jane Horning purchased 120-acres in North Plains to make a home and raise a family. But, the land was not hospitable for raising cattle or farming, thus Horning dreamed of transforming his property into a private park and running it when he was retired. That dream lives today. Horning’s Hideout offers camping, fishing, picnicking and disc golf. There are paddleboats, open fields, covered pavilions for barbecuing and an outdoor amphitheater often used for concerts and weddings. Before the end of summer, visit Hornings Hideout and enjoy firsthand the amenities of this private park.