Camping in Oregon

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About Oregon Camping

With a strong reputation for adventures in nature, Oregon sits high on many hikers’ and campers’ outdoor bucket lists. And with over 50 percent of state land declared public, camping in Oregon is literally everywhere. To help you get started, here’s some of the best spots to pitch a tent and catch a view!

While the Cascades mountain range used to be a major obstacle for settlers riding the Oregon trail, it has now become an outdoor adventurer’s playground. Mt. Hood, the fourth highest peak in the Cascades and just two hours outside of Portland, is home the most popular park for campers looking for a taste of Oregon’s natural diversity. Aside from the snowy mountain top, the old-growth forests and flowing water features make this a prime location for camping in Oregon. 

Lake lovers might appreciate the serene views of the Wy’east at campsites around Trillium Lake. Waking up to the fog that drifts on the lake and Mt. Hood standing tall behind it is a picture-perfect moment every camper dreams of. Rent yourself a boat, canoe or kayak and spend the day gliding around the 63-acre lake or angling for local trout.

If you’d like to ditch some of the crowds around Mt. Hood while also getting a hike in, make your way through a canopy of old-growth forest on the Old Salmon River Trail. The backwoods sites along the trail offer a natural escape to some of the best camping in Oregon.

If you’re looking for a more active natural beauty, venture about three hours south from Mt. Hood to Silver Falls State Park outside of Salem. People call it the “crown jewel” of the Oregon State Parks system, and once you visit, you know why. The scenic waterfall hike offers a 360-degree view of a 178-foot cascade (where else can you hike behind a waterfall?) With sites a hike away from the falls, anyone looking for camping in Oregon can’t miss this spot. Throughout your exploration around Oregon, you can find all the best campsites with The Dyrt.

Recent Reviews In Oregon

6099 Reviews of 1935 Oregon Campgrounds

J
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2021

Quiet, easy check in

Drove in, no reservation, two sites available. Friendly owners, nice camp spot, very quiet, seems like a popular place to stay, all sites taken except the one we got.

Site17
Month of VisitDecember
s
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2021

Rv camping

This would be our first stop as a RV camper. KOA in needles ca and I would have to say we loved it ! Friendly staff nice clean swimming pool , and the amenities and facilities clean . The park overall I would say a 10 out of 10

Month of VisitSeptember
PThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2021

Great park and staff

We have been at this park for three weeks and have enjoyed our stay here. Park is quiet with great staff.

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Month of VisitDecember
Darren N.
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2021

Little slice of paradise!!

Great beautiful place to stay! Once we found it that is. The road getting there is terribly rough as well.

Month of VisitAugust
Darren N.
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2021

Power went out!!

We lost power for most of the night. But for the time while we did have power, the amenities were great! Pool table, restaurant, and an alcohol store a short walk away!

SiteCabin
Month of VisitMay
Darren N.
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2021

Fun adventure park

There's plenty of paved trails to explore, a short walk to the beach, and a friendly atmosphere. Only downside is most campsites have little to block headlights at night.

Month of VisitJuly
Darren N.
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2021

Wonderful for the whole family!!

A wonderful place to stay with plenty of things to do! There's a reason they call it a resort, with a playground, outdoor and indoor pool, hiking trails, yard games, and more. Will definitely bt staying again.

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Month of VisitSeptember
Sarah W.
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2021

Quaint on the river

Nice campground- 3 Dry RV sites open year round. Great tent camping also.

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Month of VisitDecember
franki A.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2021

Good wifi

This is a nice campground with friendly staff. The wifi was strong and I was able to work during my four-day stay. But if you're looking to be immersed in nature, why not go across the street to Fort Stevens State Park? The restrooms could have been cleaner, and some of the showers didn't have a…

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Month of VisitDecember
franki A.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2021

Very nice, but also huge

This is the largest RV campground west of the Mississippi! The location is beautiful. But you will have to walk or drive at least a mile to get to a trailhead or to the beach or day-use areas. O-Loop is reserved for walk-ins, so you don't need a reservation. Just enough AT&T service to send…

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Month of VisitDecember
trisha Y.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2021

Great spot for fishermen

Cool place if you’re fishing or crabbing. Concrete jungle but still had a good time.

Month of VisitNovember
Beth L.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2021

Quiet and Simple

We spent one night here and it was great! It's a small place, maybe 6 sites but we had it to ourselves. There is no fee to camp but there are no toilets and no trash barrels. Some road noise, but it's a sweet, out of the way spot.

Month of VisitDecember
Beth L.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2021

Beautiful Spot

We spent one night at Chimney Rock, as planned, but we can't wait to go back! It's a small but well maintained campground. There was only one other site occupied, but of course it's November.

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Month of VisitDecember
Dave W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2021

Nice state park near Portland

Really nice park with access to lots of trails. Great for late season camping. We loved the camp host.

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Month of VisitDecember
D
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2021

Lovely

Campsites are staggered so they don't seem too close. We were here the 2nd week of November and practically had the while campground to ourselves. Full hook up, good Verizon service. Love it

Site11
Month of VisitDecember

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