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Camping in Oregon

If you are craving time in the Pacific Northwest, there is no better way to truly experience it than camping in Oregon. Pack your camping gear and see all the natural beauty this state has to offer.

Oregon State Parks

With 256 state parks, Oregon has one of the most robust state park systems in the United States. While not all of these locations have camping available, 58 of the parks offer it, so you certainly have options when it comes to camping in Oregon.

For those who want an ocean-front view, several state park campgrounds are located on the Oregon coast. A few of the most popular options include Cape Lookout State Park and Fort Stevens State Park.

Those who are just getting started with camping may appreciate staying in a cabin or a yurt. These circular structures are a great stepping stone between the standard tent and a more upgraded cabin. These are often what people think of when they hear the term “glamping.”

Learn more about Oregon State Parks.

Oregon National Parks

When it comes to Oregon national parks, campers have three to choose parks to add to their bucket list. Perhaps one of the most popular places to go camping in Oregon is at Crater Lake National Park, where campers can choose between two campgrounds. Both are only open in the summer months.

There are two other National Parks in Oregon. Oregon Caves National Monument and Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. While Oregon Dunes doesn't have a campground in the park, many private campgrounds are located a short distance away.

Oregon RV Parks

Many travelers prefer camping in a recreational vehicle. This can allow for an even more relaxing adventure as you can bring many of the comforts from home with you.

Oregon offers dozens of RV parks located throughout the state, from the southern border to the Oregon coast and beyond. Most parks offer partial hookups (electricity and water) or full hookups (electricity, water, and sewage).

Learn more about RV Parks in Oregon.

Oregon National Forests

If your dream camping trip includes plenty of time in the forest, you’re in luck! Oregon has quite a few national forests in the state, some with the most scenic views in the pacific northwest.

Many of these forests offer several different types of camping. Cabins are often available to rent within the forest. These structures range from primitive to luxurious. Additionally, some of the forests also have yurts available to rent.

Of course, the national forests in Oregon are an excellent place to pitch a tent. There are campsites available at or near all national forests within the state. Many offer reservations in advance, which campers should take advantage of whenever possible.

Free Camping in Oregon

Those who have a low or even no budget available for recreation can still take advantage of camping in Oregon.

Dispersed camping is a popular option for campers who want to get off the beaten path and find a bit of solitude. This type of primitive camping is permitted in the national forests outside of a designated campground.

Campers who take advantage of this must follow the rules and regulations surrounding campfires, trash, and waste.

Learn more about free camping in Oregon.

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Recent Oregon Campground Reviews

Grants Pass, OR

Jacks Landing RV Resort

Apr 09, 2021

"Clean and easy on and off I5"

We stayed here one night while travelling from California to Washington. It's really convenient to I5, but there is quite a bit of highway noise as you are right next to the freeway. You can walk to In and Out Burger and a Mexican restaurant. Sites are small, but a great place to pull off for a night.

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April Bjorkman
2 reviews
Apr 09, 2021

"Hidden gem on the Oregon coast"

This was our second time staying here and is one of our favorite OR State parks. Typically well maintained park by OR State. Almost all sites are in excess of 30 feet long and are well spaced apart. With this spacing and the foliage between sites the privacy is outstanding. The trail leading to the lighthouse is amazingly beautiful and there...
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Stephen Carow
9 reviews
Apr 09, 2021

"Well organized campground "

this is a large, well organized campground in a forest near the beach. It has everything you’ll need... hookups, dump station, clean restrooms, trash bins, paved trails to the beach, firewood for sale, tent camping.

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Dan Nevill
2 reviews
Bend, OR

The Camp

Apr 08, 2021

"Great!"

We enjoyed our stay! Very clean sites, well maintained grounds. We enjoyed the gas fire pit, corn hole boards. We used the laundry and that was very handy. The spaces are spendy however it’s worth it for the location!

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Mel Durward
2 reviews
Apr 08, 2021

"Wonderful"

We stayed two nights March 29th and 30th. I highly recommend RV site #9 full hookup it sits above and looking down at the hot springs. Great jumping off spot to check the wildlife refuge and the Steens Mountain area. The hot springs are so wonderful and we can't wait to return.

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Tim Cullum
1 review

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