Ryan R.
Portland, OR
Joined September 2017
Black Sand Beach Camping

Amazing little spot right before Hana! Fall asleep listening to the waves with a ocean breeze to cool you at night. Parking is limited and you do need a permit before you go. There is a small parking lot and short walk to the lawn where you set up your tent. Some people set up hammocks to camp in. We rented a van so had to park next to the parking lot.

First to Review
OHV Park Behind Promontory Park

This was the closest place I could find to review. If you are looking for some more off the grid camping you can take the NF4610 up the hill from Promontory Park and continue till you find a good cut off near Whiskey Creek for some good camping. It is an off road park so its very helpful to have an off roading vehicle.

Nice quite camp site near the beach!

Humbug was great, it is between two mountains so protected from the ocean winds with a creek and short walk to the beach. The facilities were nice and camp sites clean. The best part though is the short walk to the beach. Took camp site 17 or 18 when we went it is right on the creek and one of the closer ones to the beach.

A great hike in with hot springs

We back packed into Paulina Crater from a camp ground further out which ended up being a 12 mile hike in. From there we found cleared site on the west side of the west lake which had beautiful views of the volcano itself. From there the next day you can hike to the north side of the lake for the hot springs which are hand dug out. If you really want some services there is a camp site on the east side of the west lake and in the east lake there is some boating and services. Beautiful place would love to go back.

Very popular park, still beautiful

The park is great for having bike trails and being close to the beach and fort but can be pretty busy in peak time. While your close to the ocean your not close enough to hear. Your likely to have a lot of neighbors close in and sound travels. Overall a nicely maintained park and if you do car camping or have an RV it's probably a good spot but if your looking for a little more roughing it probably not the spot.

Rock jumping and nature

A long dirt road in and nice hike, once you get there it's all worth while with tons of cliffs to jump off and creeks to cool off by. It's all back pack in for the best spots and first come first serve. It can get pretty busy at the trail head so get there early.

A great spot right near the beach!

Looking for a great spot where you can camp and hear the waves this is it. I went in the cooler time so it was pretty empty which was nice. Still pretty foresty though has yurts as well. Nice facilities and a short walk to the beach. Also a great place to start before doing the cape lookout hike. Seems like a place that would be busy in summer.

Off the beaten path and worth it

Kumu Camp is a homestead with tentalos which are basically framing with canvas over and beds with an outdoor shower. They are a little hard to get in touch with but once you do nothing beats the value on Kauai. You open your door and there is the beach! Call, don't email. They never responded to my email.

Quite and easy to get to

This spot is easy to pass as you cruise along route one but pulling off and scoring a camp site on the right fork on the creek is a great way for some privacy and relaxing water sounds. The sites closer to the beach are kinda crammed in there with less privacy so while the others are further for the beach they offer more of a Forrest feel. Easy short walk to the beach and easy on and off of route one.

Crowded but right on the beach

Great place to camp right off the dune though can be crowded and has many spots that are not on the beach. The sites are not ocean view with the sand dunes but a short walk over and your there. Also a very easy walk on the beach to downtown. It can get crowded and their is a security booth where you have to sign in, little annoying when they tired to charge our two motorcycles as two cars but they let's us by.

Amazingly Peaceful, Clean Camp Ground right off Ave of the Gods

Stopped here twice once on the way down doing the PCH and once on the way back up both in May mid week. The first way down we got a site that backed up to Ave of the Gods which was not as noisy as one would expect it was peaceful. Nice bathrooms and a fun little exploration to the river. The way back we we spotted a camp site we wanted so traded the reservation for a non-reservable site. #14 in Burlington has a burnt out redwood you can actually put your tent inside of which was incredible. Would stay here again and again, maybe try a different loop.