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Places to Camp near Portland, OR

Nestled between the Willamette and Columbia rivers is some of the best camping in Oregon. Near Portland, OR, campers and RVers can stop in the city to stock up on supplies before heading to campsites near Mount Hood. Surrounded by numerous national forests, parks and recreation areas, explore the many miles of trails on foot, bike, or horseback spread across millions of acres. Animal lovers can visit a nearby hobby farm and rescue, home to pronghorn sheep, mule deer, and more. For campers looking for less rustic accommodations, there are unique tiny houses and cabin rentals with stunning views of the surrounding area. There are also many campground options for RVs.

Best Camping Sites Near Portland, OR (271)

    Camper-submitted photo from Champoeg State Heritage Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Champoeg State Heritage Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Champoeg State Heritage Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Champoeg State Heritage Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Champoeg State Heritage Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Champoeg State Heritage Area

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    Champoeg State Heritage Area

    59 Reviews
    180 Photos
    483 Saves
    Donald, Oregon

    Champoeg State Heritage Area features a rare combination of history, nature, and recreation. Situated south of Newburg along the scenic Willamette River, Champoeg's forests, fields, and wetlands recreate the landscape of a bygone era.

    This is the site where Oregon's first provisional government was formed by a historical vote in 1843. A thriving town of 200 was established, only to be washed away during a great flood in 1861. This rich history earns the park’s placement on the National Register of Historic Places.

    A diversity of activities await. Enjoy walking or biking on the paved trails that pass historical landmarks and hug the river. Play the 18-hole disc golf course under the oak trees, relax at the multitude of scenic picnic areas, or fish or kayak from dock on the Willamette River. For RV's there are 21 full-hookup sites and 54 electric sites with water.

    The ecologically rich landscape is home to more than 130 bird species, including seasonally nesting western bluebirds and acorn woodpeckers.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs

    $5 - $72 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Battle Ground Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Battle Ground Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Battle Ground Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Battle Ground Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Battle Ground Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Battle Ground Lake State Park Campground

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    Battle Ground Lake State Park Campground

    39 Reviews
    175 Photos
    365 Saves
    Heisson, Washington

    Battle Ground Lake State Park is a forested camping park in the Cascade Mountain foothills; its proximity to Vancouver and Portland and its cool green lake make it a great escape from the bustle of city and suburbs.

    Children play in the shallow swim area under the watchful eyes of their picnicking parents, anglers float on the lake, hikers and campers take quiet strolls in the woods. On sunny weekends, laughter fills the playground, lakefront and kitchen areas. Whether you've come for a rest or a family play day, time spent at Battle Ground Lake will leave you refreshed and ready to tackle your life once again.

    PARK FEATURES The 280-acre park offers hiking, biking, horse trails and a primitive equestrian camping area. The spring-fed lake is attractive to swimmers and paddlers and is stocked with trout, making it a favorite of anglers.

    The park has 35 standard campsites, six partial-hookups sites, 15 primitive sites that require campers to hike up to half a mile from the parking lot, two primitive equestrian sites, four cabins, one RV dump station, two restrooms and four showers. Maximum site length is 35 feet (may have limited availability).

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Milo McIver State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Milo McIver State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Milo McIver State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Milo McIver State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Milo McIver State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Milo McIver State Park Campground

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    Milo McIver State Park Campground

    36 Reviews
    109 Photos
    412 Saves
    Estacada, Oregon

    Situated along the scenic Clackamas River, Milo McIver State Park is only 45 minutes from Portland. This beautiful park provides a variety of outstanding recreational opportunities. You can spend a day or a week exploring the river, forest and fields.

    Seasonal Camping (Mid-March – Oct. 31)

    44 electrical sites with water (one accessible). Nine tent sites with water nearby Hot showers and flush toilets Three reservable group tent camping areas with water, flush toilets and fire rings Three hiker/biker campsites with water, lockers, solar charging station and fire pit RV dump station Click here to see a campground map. Water Play

    River lovers can challenge the sometimes wild (but always picturesque) Clackamas River with rafts, canoes or kayaks. For fishing enthusiasts, Estacada Lake offers a boat ramp and an ADA fishing dock, and the Clackamas River has steelhead and Chinook runs.

    The Clackamas Fish Hatchery is located at McIver Park, and self-guided tours of the hatchery guide visitors through the life-cycle of Chinook salmon and steelhead.

    SUP and Kayak Rentals Rentals and guided tours are offered by Clackamas River Outfitters at Estacada Lake through contract with Oregon State Parks. Information: 503-586-3241 or clackamasriveroutfitters.com

    Land Play Prefer to stay dry? You can hike or ride your horse over miles of trails. (Bicycles are allowed only on paved trails and roads, for the safety of all.)

    Milo also sports a world-class, 27-hole disc golf course at the Riverbend Day-use Area. Discs are available at the park office to rent or buy.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $18 - $75 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Oxbow Regional Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Oxbow Regional Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Oxbow Regional Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Oxbow Regional Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Oxbow Regional Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Oxbow Regional Park

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    Oxbow Regional Park

    27 Reviews
    101 Photos
    307 Saves
    Corbett, Oregon
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $25 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Paradise Point State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Paradise Point State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Paradise Point State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Paradise Point State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Paradise Point State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Paradise Point State Park Campground

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    Paradise Point State Park Campground

    30 Reviews
    72 Photos
    111 Saves
    La Center, Washington
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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Barton County Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Barton County Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Barton County Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Barton County Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Barton County Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Barton County Park Campground

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    Barton County Park Campground

    21 Reviews
    43 Photos
    156 Saves
    Eagle Creek, Oregon

    Among our region's most popular park destinations, Barton Park is a recreational gem located on the Clackamas River. This one of a kind park features camping, hiking, multiple day use and event amenities, and a variety of river recreation opportunities.

    112 campsites; 103 with water and electric hookups Up to 8 people and 2 domestic pets allowed per site

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $28 - $81 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Ainsworth State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Ainsworth State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Ainsworth State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Ainsworth State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Ainsworth State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Ainsworth State Park Campground
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    Mt Hood Village Resort

    41 Reviews
    207 Photos
    272 Saves
    Rhododendron, Oregon

    Reaching an elevation of 11,240 feet, and capped with several large glaciers, Mount Hood is Oregon’s tallest peak. It lies just an hour’s drive east of Portland, and beckons locals and visitors alike to enjoy its extensive outdoor recreation opportunities. With more than 1,000 miles of hiking trails on and around the mountain, there’s a path for every ability and interest. Several lakes and rivers around the mountain offer swimming, fishing and paddling. For the adventurous, there’s walls for rock climbing, and guided ascents to the mountain’s summit. In winter, the mountain offers four ski areas and numerous Sno-Parks for shushing, sliding and riding down its snowy slopes. Unique to Mount Hood, there’s even summer skiing on the Palmer Snowfield, which is located above the historic Timberline Lodge. Located on the doorstep of the mountain, Mt. Hood Village RV Resort offers a wide selection of year-round camping and lodging options. The resort offers 300 full- and partial-hookup RV sites, as well as a tent camping area, cottages, cabins, yurts and tiny houses. All sites are equipped with picnic tables and cooking grills, and have access to water faucets, flush restrooms, and shower and laundry facilities. Most sites are shady and wooded; some are situated near small ponds, others are located near the Wild and Scenic Salmon River. The resort also has a small store that sells firewood, treats and essentials, and cafe that offers breakfast, lunch and snack items. Tent and RV sites range from $35–$62/night; yurts, cabins and other accommodations start at $65/night; reservations accepted. For relaxing and recreating in the resort, there’s a wide variety of amenities and activities available, including a kids’ playground, indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness center, and game room. There are also picnic areas, volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, and hiking and biking trails nearby. Guests can also participate in hosted arts and crafts classes, games, karaoke, line dancing and family activities, and meet fellow campers at the community campfire circle. Near the resort are several restaurants, a grocery store and an outdoor gear shop in the town of Rhododendron. Timberline lodge, with its many hiking trails and ski slopes is a 30-minute drive east, just past the village of Government Camp and Mount Hood Skibowl. The popular Mirror Lake hiking trail starts on the west end of Skibowl. Swimming, fishing, hiking, biking and paddling at Trillium Lake is another 15 minutes east.

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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Reeder Beach RV Park & Country Store
    Camper-submitted photo from Reeder Beach RV Park & Country Store
    Camper-submitted photo from Reeder Beach RV Park & Country Store
    Camper-submitted photo from Reeder Beach RV Park & Country Store
    Camper-submitted photo from Reeder Beach RV Park & Country Store
    Camper-submitted photo from Reeder Beach RV Park & Country Store

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    Reeder Beach RV Park & Country Store

    16 Reviews
    23 Photos
    125 Saves
    Scappoose, Oregon

    Located just outside of Portland on beautiful Sauvie Island.  Overlooking the Columbia River with views of Mt.Hood,  Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Adams.  Clean restroom/shower facilities.  Office has a store on site stocked with supplies, food, snacks, souvineers and more.  All sites have 30 amp electrical service, water and sewer.  OPEN YEAR ROUND 7/DAYS A WEEK!

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from L.L. Stub Stewart State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from L.L. Stub Stewart State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from L.L. Stub Stewart State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from L.L. Stub Stewart State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from L.L. Stub Stewart State Park Campground
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    L.L. Stub Stewart State Park Campground

    30 Reviews
    65 Photos
    97 Saves
    Buxton, Oregon
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    • Fires
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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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