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 07, 2022

"Small forest campground - not really on a creek"

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We had reservations here for a few nights in late June of 2022, but had some tire / axle issues, so had to head to La Pine after one night. Nice pull-thru dry camping site for a great price - site #4. Check the length of the sites on the online reservation site - seems a couple were a bit on the smaller side. Small garbage cans, some road...
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Prineville, OR

Ochoco Divide Campground

Dec 06, 2022

"Right price - pretty & green & great place to base from to visit John Day Painted Hills"

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We camped here in early July of 2022. Great spot to base from to visit John Day Painted Hills. We had a nice pull-thru site - the bushes in front of our site could have used some trimming in order to easily access the picnic table / tent area. A few of the sites are "backwards pull thrus" where your trailer door would face the road, not the...
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Idleyld Park, OR

Susan Creek Campground

Dec 06, 2022

"Beautiful spot!"

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Way behind in posting reviews... we stayed here for 3 nights in June of 2022. Our nightly rate was averaged with our senior discount and any reservation fee. Site #7 was beautiful and large! Our truck is long & our trailer is les than 22' - seems several of the sites would be tight (although we saw a couple of large RVs). Definitely check...
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Ashland, OR

Old Highway 99

Dec 05, 2022

"Easy To Find, Pretty Level, Nothing Special"

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I stopped here for the night driving from LA to Seattle. Coming from the south this is the second turnout on the right just off Old Hwy 99. If you go more than 1000 feet past the first you have gone too far. Coming from the north it’s the first turnout. There was some freeway noise but there were only a couple of cars on the road. I can’t...
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Anne-Marie
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Dec 04, 2022

"Our favorite Oregon coast Spot"

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The park is beautiful, clean and well maintained. The sites are angled for easy back in. It is a short walk to the beach from most sites. If you have any physical disabilities the walk might be a bit challenging as it is slightly up hill and sand. The nearby town of Manzanita will make you want to move there if you like the Pacific North West...
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