Best Camping in Oregon

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

Dec 01, 2021

"The beach so close and has super easy to access!"

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This campground is great! We were luckily enough to get a spot in the B loop which is the closest loop to the beach. Cross over a small bridge and you are at the beach. There are quite a few spots that have full hook-ups. There is a nice trail that loops around the campground. Situated between Lincoln City and Newport, this is another...
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Kelli Johnson
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Nov 30, 2021

"Nice Spot"

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A great quiet overnight spot to stop for the night. It was a bit hard to find a level spot but not too bad and we had a nice view of the river. Easy on and off the road and the only negative would be the goat heads.

Jennifer Sexton
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Nov 29, 2021

"Gun range and rocky is some spots "

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have a travel trailer and went all the way back to the water where the cows are because there’s supposed to be no shooting there. We found a little spot to take away but all day and into the night people are shooting, we couldn’t walk around because he didn’t know where you get hit by accident. And then folks at all also come to the back where...
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Medford, OR

Marashah Arabians

Nov 29, 2021

"Great Place To Stay! "

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We had a great stay at Marashah Arabians! It’s very quiet, private and the property/horses are beautiful. Trish, Allyssa, their employee Randi, and everyone we interacted with/met there were so kind and hospitable. Would definitely recommend staying here and will definitely stay again whenever we’re in the area!

Jorden Jones
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Nov 28, 2021

"Right on the beach!"

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This was such a great spot, just a couple of minutes walk to the beach, where you could walk forever in either direction. We full time, and this has been one of our favorite spots yet!

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