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Coos River, OREGON
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Lots of space. Loud motorcycles on the beach

It's a fine place to camp. Nice spots. Lots of motorcycles driving around 24/7

Fishing delight

Very nice staff. Good clean RV Park. Charleston is a major homeless people region and the park has no gates. Hence, the wanders come in a lot. Security is good and do a lot to help. We call twice in the eeek stay. Really good guys. Crabbing g was good on docks close by. Clean showers and rest rooms. Fish cleaning room is awesome! NO RENTAL BOATS IN COOS BAY ORCHARLESTON!

Amazing resort!

Short stay here! All amenities! Cabins, full facilities! Lake access galore

Basic review for basic location

LArgentina open spaces for people who have toy haulers. Tons of noise all day and night. Come here if you have sand toys or horses!

Rest rooms but no showers. Basic fire rings and that's it.

Right next to the dunes!

Quaint location. Great amenities!

We visited this campground for the second time this past weekend and even in late October it is a fantastic location to go on the coast!

It has tent sites, RV pads cabins and is one of the few locations where delux yurts can be rented.

W stayed in a cabin last time, but that loop is closed for construction until 2019.

This time it was the delux yurt, which sleeps up to 9 people, has it's own bathroom with toilet, sink and shower, microwave, fridge, kitchen sink,TV, DVD player and heater that will cook you out if you want it to. Outside comes with a porch, picnic bench and 4 burner gas grill. Fantastic for group rental! We had 5 adults and it was a ton of space!

The yurts are just up the hill from the lake where you can go fishing and hike the approximately 1 mile long trail.

There is also a day use area with benches and a small sandy beach.

Lover this place!

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Great acess for RV and ATV campers

Loop A & B: Sitting right in Winchester Bay, this campground likely got this name because of the wind chills that whip by during the night or stormy days. I would not go tent camping at this site, but RV, trailer, car-camping and ATV use would be great! This site has access to their piers for fishing, access to small local shops, and the dunes are less than 5 minutes away. We enjoyed visiting the Umpqua Lighthouse State Park while in town and recommend trying DD’s pub for fresh oysters caught in the oyster triangle.

This site DOES have bathrooms, showers, and a large playground. There is no privacy between the sites, be forewarned.

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Access to Fishing dock and picnic area

These site are fairly shady and private, covered by trees and foliage. The sites at this campground are large enough for an RV or tent. The sites are set up in a grid and if you are further up on the hill you will need to walk a bit through the pathways/camps to get to the restrooms.

There is acess right across the street to a fishing dock and a few picnic tables for a small family event or outing. If you looking for something extra to do, try driving up the road to the Loon Lake resort and restaurant for a bite to eat. We did not go swimming near this site, but if you were to look around there is a flowing river along the road and walk-in area near the Loon Lake resort that you may be able to sneak into.

There is a site with ADA access. All sites are $15/camping and $5/day use vehicle.

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Recreation sites around Loon lake - across the street

Loon Lake Campground sits on Loon Lake about 40 minutes outside Reedsport Oregon. This campsite is somewhat private with enclosures from plants/foliage and well kept, but also sits right on the roadside across from Loon Lake and you will need to cross the road to get to the day-use and lake acess area. There is enough room for RVs trailers and/or tents and per usual vault toilets and campfire rings. Make sure to bring your own water.

While staying at this site, if you like to day-trip and see the area I advise that you go up the road and eat a meal at the Loon Lake Resort restaurant and possibly rent a boat or go fishing off of their pier. Reedsport is a fun, little town and is the nearest grocery store for forgotten items.

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What a fun place!

There is so much fun to be had here! From the Sand dunes, fun hikes, Woahink Lake and summer activities we highly recommend booking in advance for this family friendly campground in summer! Staff is friendly, Park is very clean, and spots are spacious.

Loved it!

We rent camped and had a great experience

beatiful campground

This campground is super green and pretty. It’s a ways up the river but close to the road. It seemed very secluded even tho it was close to a road. Plenty of spots with picnic tables and a beautiful view of the river. Pit toilets were available. No hookups for rv or trailers. Perfect for tent or truck camping

Great Spot, No OHVs allowed

My go-to spot if i come back to the oregon dunes area. This campground, while central in the dune and OHV area, doesn't allow OHVs in the grounds so it is by far the quietest and most secluded of the campgrounds in the area. Surrounded by trees and right up against the lake with a great loop trail around it. Barely has a bar of cell service (verizon) when there. Has bathrooms and fresh water available as well. And spots are large with good privacy.

Hike and Bike Difficult to Reach on Rainy Days

The hike and bike area is secluded and quiet, but it is also difficult to reach. You must take a dirt trail that can be muddy and slick on rainy days. Nice clean restrooms and showers. Campground can be loud at times from people coming for the nearby dunes. Campground has yurts.

Secluded and Quiet

Hike and bike area is down a short trail near the RV spots, but still quiet. Lots of trails taking you down to a river for canoeing and kayaking. Also within walking distance of the lighthouse. Tent spot has fire pit and table. Firewood, showers and restrooms available.

Nice Scenery

Beautiful coastal areas in close proximaty to the campground. Good facilities for most every type of camping, including hike and bike.

Crowded and Loud

Close RV hookups and lots of traffic. Close to town. Seperate fenced hike and bike area next to garbage dumpster. Nice lockers where you can store valuables and charge batteries. Yurts!

Nice spot

Cozy little campground! A few spots are right on the road of the loop but some are set back into the trees to provide more privacy! Not too busy in the off season. Restrooms available.

Nice wooded campground

National Forest campground with a host in season, good bathrooms. Some campsites provide more tree cover and privacy than others. Fire rings and tables at sites. Great little picnic area as well!

Popular campground for RVs & yurts

Campground with lots of amenities right off the hwy and close to the beach. Trail down to the beach, playground for the kiddos, yurt rentals available. Good facilities. We are tent campers so it wasn't our cup of tea, but great if you have a camper or are looking for a yurt!

Ok place to stay

Sites are on the small side, little privacy. Rained but our tent was under a tree so the only thing that got wet was the fire wood.

Great Beach, trails, surfing, swimming, kayaking, fishing, nice campground.

Close to small fishy village, golf course next door, close to other golf courses, and other state parks, close to sand dunes.

Can't wait to go back!

This place was very popular with RV campers, but there are definitely tent sites too. We ended up staying an extra night even, we just did not want to leave. Showers, flush toilets, gorgeous views of Floras Lake, and the beach. The walk to the beach was a bit long, but it wasn't hard, and still lots of fun. The kids had fun splashing around in the fresh water Floras Lake on the way back from the actual beach.


Loved it eventhough it rained most the time we were theres

Camp with a Lighthouse

I have been camping at Cape Blanco State Park for years. This campground is located on the Southern Oregon coast outside of Port Orford, OR.

The campground does not take reservations and can have low availability during peak summer season. Cabins are available to reserve. The campground has free showers, flush toilets, sinks, firewood for sale, and beach access. The sites have full hookups, fire pits, tables, and very long paved drives. A bikers' camp, group camp, and horse camp are also available.

It is very windy here, but the plants surrounding the sites keep out most of the coastal wind and also provide plenty of privacy from other sites. Be prepared for cold weather and misty air. Dump station is under construction and not open for use right now.

Awesome campground

Has yurts, bathrooms and showers. Right on the North Umpqua River—. Where salmon fishing is the thing to do. Great swimming area

Where is the fantastic John Dellenback Trail?

I'm finding more and more that USFS campgrounds are the best. No, they don't have major facilities. But what they do have is nature. I've been aware of the Eel Creek Campground since I started hiking the John Dellenback trail a few years ago. The trailhead is in Lakeside, OR, off Hwy 101 on the Oregon coast. The trail takes you across the dunes, through a gorgeous coastal forest ending on the most remote stretch of coast you could imagine. Eel Creek Campground is right next door. The sites seem small at first, but they open up as you walk back into them. Lots of natural vegetation makes all the sites very private. This has become my go to local campground when I have a few days off.

Port Orford Fun With Gregory Packs and South Coast Tours

A great place to camp along the gorgeous Oregon coast and everything there is to do in Port Orford. If you are hiking the Oregon Coast Trail, this is a great spot to take a break, or to spend a weekend camping and also enjoying nearby activities. I appreciate the campground has recylxing, and a dog-friendly cabin if you want to stay with your pet. Dogs love the beaches nearby! You are just 17 minutes to fun Port Orford stops like the One Lump Or Two coffee shop (which sells model airplane gear in the front of the shop-- small town quirks!) and Redfish Grill.

One of the hilights of our visit was when we went kayaking with South Coast Tours in the waters off Samuel H. Boardman State Park and you can see some amazing things at low tide, like starfish, sea urchins, harbor seals, and lots of mussels. At higher tides they'll take you through sea caves and some of the arches near Nelly's cove. We also did some really nice hikes. My favorite in the area was down to Secret Beach!


As a Dyrt Ranger, sometimes I get to review camping gear. On this trip, I brought along my new Gregory Juno 3D Hydro Pack. It was really roomy, and in addition to three liters of water also held all the clothes I needed for four days, including warmer, bulkier layers. My sneakers fit nicely in the stretchy front mesh pocket and the generous side mesh compartments were plenty big enough for snacks.

I love how comfortable this pack is, with padded breathable straps and the "vapor span" design to the back that keeps you from getting too sweaty while alao providing cushioning. As a 5'6 size 8-10 gal, I was really pleased with the fit. The bag sits nicely on my hips and stops short of my neck.

The hydro pack is sturdy and easy to use. I do wish this bag had a clearer place to put my laptop for when I'm traveling, but thats really my only complaint. I was pleasantly surprised by how many pockets there are, including an interior zipper pocket with key ring. The pockets are all a bright color that contrasts with the exterior, making it extra easy to look for you things. No dark cavernous interior swallowing your stuff!

Very pleased with my first Gregory pack. Its comfortable and thoughtdully designed in a way that far surpasses my big North Face backpacking pack. I definitely want to get more Gregory products in the future as I replace my older camping gear and invest in new pieces.

Good family campsite

You'd have to be really careful when choosing a campsite because of the size of tent pads, etc. A newbie to camping may overlook that important detail and arrive to a site with barely space for tent, closeness of tent to firepit, etc.

The campground is pretty popular in the Coast so during peak seasons, it will get crowded.

The bathrooms are great and clean - showers are free and open all night. There is a toilet in the bathroom so it was great for families who … multi-task (shower a kid while emptying bladders separately).

Our boys, aged 8 and 6, enjoyed the playground within the campground. The roads are paved so they were able to ride their bikes around the connected loops.

Bring a tent broom because there are pine trees everywhere! You may need to sweep before and after setting up your tent.

We tent-camped and drove an SUV.

Private camping spots

The campsites are secluded, fire pit and picnic tables. A little noise from entrance, but not annoying. Semi primitive, pit toilets unless you head to the day use area where there are flush toilets. Small lake for fishing. Trail through the dunes, we didn't make it to the beach.

Simple and secluded

I loved this campground. Located directly on rock creek, the sound of the river lulled me to sleep. It was very quiet, and very far out of the way. There is a lovely trailhead very close to the campground.