Camp walking distance to Pappy & Harriets

Best $10 camping site in funky old western faux town. Next to one of best small music venues. We stayed here for a concert and walked to and from the show avoiding the traffic in and out. Friendly host. It’s basically a gravel lot but you can park anywhere along the fence and have access to running water and a real bathroom. Plus you’re super close to JT NP and funky 29 Palms. Can’t beat it.

OHV only

Parking lot with no space in between spots. Lots of vehicles. No privacy. Plus is it’s dog friendly. Avoid weekends and check to see if races are coming up. We made mistake of dropping in right before one…people were up late on their OHVs or tinkering around on ‘em.

Great beach, crowded place, rude staff

Would give the beach 5 stars but the way they cram people into spots and treat customers isn’t worth it, especially when you can access the beach for free on the other side of the creek.

Large camp near the surf

One of the few places we were able to walk-in late in afternoon and find a great spot. Friendly staff helped us pick a quiet spot perfect for us and the pups. Clean facilities and grounds. Potable water. Token showers. Quiet hours were enforced. It is a large park with a lot of spots but nearly as cramped as some of the other state parks in Oregon. We loved our stay and would definitely go back next time we’re in the area. We stayed in a site without utilities so maybe those bad reviews were from people who were looking more for a glamping experience. For us dirtbaggers…it was perfect considering we normally try to avoid large parks if we can help it. Make sure to check out the fun learning/kiosk trail that explains the sand dunes and ends at a great view of the ocean.

Dispersed spots near town and great MTB trails

NF dispersed camping along Derby RD. Multiple sites along the road…make sure to look for signs as there are some pullouts marked “no camping.” No amenities but super quiet. Great place when you need to escape.

Historic stop on the Snake River

Gorgeous state park campground along the Snake River. Spacious sites, clean bathrooms, friendly camp hosts, and dog friendly. Campground is walking distance to a winery and the Oregon Trial crossing off the river (watch our for that dysentery and tie up your oxen!)

Dog friendly open space near Seaside

Large RV campground just south of town. Very quiet. Friendly staff. Dog friendly including a fenced off dog run! The pups were happy to stretch their legs. Clean bathrooms and warm showers. Laundry on site. We stayed on the grass over in boondock side. Level sites. If you need power/water…those sites looked large and had decent amount of space between. We showed up after office hours and we’re still able to snag a spot.

Huge camp near the beach with lots of amenities

Huge state park camping across the street from Beverly Beach. Reserve ahead of time…all state parks require 24hr ahead and no walk-ins during COVID19. Clean bathrooms. Potable water, big sites with decent privacy. Very crowded. Definitely place for families and not those wanting to get away and enjoy quiet and solitude.

Convenient is about it

Probably lot nicer in the winter. September was still 100+ degrees with nasty wind. Pros: super convenient off the HWY, nobody else here, pet friendly, right on the lake, flat spots, free Cons: noisy road traffic, no amenities (pit toilet was closed), hot and windy, oh and super buggy including mosquitos, fire ants, and a ton of black widows in the grassy bushes.

Beautiful respite on the Beach

Staff went above and beyond to get us and our pups a place to stay during COVID19 when all state parks require 24hrs notice and no walk-ins. They have full-hook up RV spaces, tent camping on the beach, and a lot next door for tents as well which is where we stayed in our truck camper. Super clean and spacious bathrooms and showers. Security on site. Water at every site. Very quiet. We could hear the waves from our site. Short walk to the Ocean…you’re on Bastendorff Beach…great for surfing and long walks with the pups.

Last minute stop

Friendly staff and super dog friendly. $25 without hookups. Don’t book online, just show up. Tons of space. Office open until 8. Security there until 10. Had entire boondock area to ourselves. Place is old and probably used to be really cool back in the day…dilapidated and abandoned 1950s hotel and restaurant on site. Other side of park is a trailer park. Area’s seen better days but they maintain the grounds and keep things clean.

Quick over night

Huge spots with great views of the water. We arrived super late and snagged a spot no problem. Clean facilities and very quiet. Only downer was the crazy amount of bugs and the skunk nearby

Quick stop in Tucson

Great camp with lots of privacy, space, and views. Pet friendly. Nice restrooms. Streams and trails.

Joshua Tree

Great campground near some amazing climbing and hikes. Beautiful sunset views and spots are very specious but fill up by early afternoon. No big rigs! Very noisy and crowded and bathrooms and garbages get overrun quickly.

Nice spot on the river and near quarry

Few miles into Dinosaur NP is a large but spacious and very green camp on the Green River. Friendly camp host, nice bathrooms, and potable water. Camp spots are large and flat.

Walking distance to Angel Fire Bike Park

Small little campground with basic amenities including port-a-potties (well lit at night), garbage cans, and a few picnic tables and benches scattered throughout. Nice flat spots…dog friendly. No fires or RVs longer than 19ft. Not reservable so get there early to get primo spot. Walking distance to coffee, shops, and restaurants but still tucked away in quiet enough location.

Large Campground with lake front camping

Great state run campground with options from primitive to full hook ups at great prices. The primitive camping is all along the lake so you can park and walk right in with your canoe or SUP. Playground for the kiddos, lots of areas to explore with the puppers, and plenty of bathrooms and Ramadas available for day use. Boat ramp for those so inclined and good fishing for any anglers out there. The staff running the camp were so enthusiastic and friendly, you’ll want to plan a trip back ASAP.

Reopened gem

Went for a night to get out of the city and found a newly opened campground that had a lot of charm and amenities. The camp hosts are extremely friendly and have lots of tips for the area.

Quick jaunt into the wild

Quick overnighter. Great facilities and ample space

Amenities and surf

We were in the area to watch some friends compete in the longboard contest. They snuck us in the corner despite being full. Lots of bathrooms with super hot showers. Literally across the street from Pelican Brew and rad surf.