We snagged a no-show site here on the 4th of July. The grounds are well kept and the bathrooms/showers are really nice. There is a pretty lake trail and lots of recreation in the area. We had a nice night for the most part but it definitely wasn’t our style. Too many people, sites too close, lots of noise, lots of rvs and atvs. To be fair, it was a holiday weekend but I don’t think we’d like it much more if it wasn’t. If you have kids or an rv, it would be great. If you’re an adult and like to have some quiet time, not your spot.
Tugman is a great park for families. The campsites are big and the bathrooms and showers are always clean. They have reader boards that show activity’s that are going on. There is a lake on grounds that is a short walk or bike ride. They have a huge field and playground also hiking trails.
We flew into Oregon and drove down the coast from Portland. Tugman is more towards the southern end of the Oregon Coast but in and around the Oregon Dunes area. Very nice facilities and we stayed in a yurt there. It was a nice mix of tent and rv camping. Nice and shady spots. The yurts were awesome:)
pro tip—we made our reservations way in advance. I would highly recommend that if you know you’re going to book as soon as possible, 6 months out if possible. We got the last yurt available for the time period we were out there.
Notice the asphalt spaces were not very level. Most RV/Campers had to use blocks to level out. Very woods sites and all spaces shaded. This site is close to the Eel Lake for boating, and across the highway101 is access to the dunes. But this State park is not gear up for ATV riders. A must to RSVP for the summer. Can get cel service and mobile data service. Park Host clean up sites quickly. On the East side of HwY 101. About 6 miles North to Winchester Bay, and a few more miles to the beach. Pay day use parking of $4 to Douglas County for beach access.
Have 16 yurts, 8 yurts pet friendly.
Have a hiker/biker camp
Shower and restrooms, very clean (no spider webs)
RV dump site, ask for a $3 donation.
The rv sites are so well protected from the wind. Lake is usually pretty warm during the summer. Great sites and amenities.
We have been to Tugman a few times, but this most recent trip was Father's Day weekend. Several local activities, but we went for the Chainsaw Festival.
Tugman is a nice, clean, and quiet campground. Park staff was actually being very proactive in making sure park rules were followed, and helpful if we had any questions. They even came by in the morning offering to collect our garbage, and dispose of it for us. Bathrooms and Showers were all clean and water was hot.
We will plan another trip soon.
If you're quick enough on the draw, you can rent a yurt from most Oregon state campgrounds. These sell out fast though so if you want a bit of glamping, plan it out in advance. The dog we were watching loved it and I think the yurt was best for him since he'd have been scared of the tent. Only a couple of the yurts are designated pet friendly. A short walk leads to a kids play area and the beach isn't too far away.
We love camping by or near the coast. This place was pet friendly. Has some trails to walk on. Friendly park staff. Spaces were definitely good size.
Stayed in space B5, which was a good spot. C loop looked nice as well. Campgrounds were nice, showers were well maintained. Lots of loops for Sam to ride her bike, trails around Eel Lake to hike (beautiful!), kayak and paddleboard rentals (didn't get a chance to do that), a dock to fish off (lots of fish to catch there), and a nice kids' playground. It's also, of course, close to Winchester bay, where we rented a RAZR, which Sam totally loved (so much she wants top go again for her birthday), and we put a crab trap out on the pier (accidentally threw out the only keeper crab -oops!). We also went to the Art Faire and bought food goodies there. Back at camp, we had some incredibly noisy neighbors, but I'd still rate it a 9!
We really liked how roomy the campgrounds were here. Spaced and set up well. Trails to walk around in the woods. Nice staff.