Sherrie B.
Jefferson, OR
Joined September 2018
Right on the beach - thus the name

Between Waldport and Yachats on 101. Always full - reserve early. The beach is right there. Sites are separated by trees. Hosts on site. One big bathroom with showers. One smaller bathroom. Tent and trailer/rv hookups. No sewer dump on site. Closes for the winter.

Oregon Caves just down the road

Uncrowded, riverside, close to the caves. Rustic - no hookups. Big sites. Forest service park. Host on-site.

Something for Everyone

Located in the far northeast corner of Oregon, this state park has something for everyone. Wallowa Lake is known for it's natural beauty, fishing, and water sports. The surrounding mountains and wilderness area are spectacular. Ride the tram to the top of Mt Howard (not cheap, but worth it). Take advantage of the amusement spots. Stop by the lodge for a meal, a night's stay, or a beverage. Nearby Joseph is a fun spot with shopping, a brewery, galleries and eateries. If history is your thing, you can follow the trail of Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce. The Snake River canyon is a quick day trip.

Now on to the campground. It's large with all the amenities you expect from a great state park. The sites on the outside if thre loops are large. There's a marina on one end. Deer are generally present. Several hosts and rangers are in-site.

The ice cream truck cones by, and you can get a pizza......still, it's nice

The ice cream truck threw me until I figured out they also sold ice. This is a really big (150 sites plus yurts snd hiker/biker spots) campground just off 101. Reservations are needed during the summer. Be sure to pay attention to site length. Some tent sites are ginormous, others not. Nice bathrooms with showers. Some sites on the outside edge have ocean views. There are cable tv (really full hookups) and wi-fi. Beach is easily accessible. 2 miles ftom Brookings.

Heavily used, close to Bend

This is the closest campground to Bend coming from the west, so make reservations early. One section is open all year with limited services. Trailer/rv, tent, and group sites available as are yurts. Updated restrooms and showers. Day use area across The road with river access. Lower loop is next to the river but doesn't have fancy restrooms. The campground can be noisy with trucks on the nearby road. The sites are large. Hosts on site, rangers enthusiastically enforce 10 pm quiet time. No sewer dump station - closest are in Sisters and Bend.

One of our favorites on the Oregon coast

Not reservable, full hookups, easy access. Walk from the campground to the generally deserted beach, hike the trail to Heceta Head, or kick back. Several camp hosts are always on site. Open all year. Large restrooms with showers. Yurts, hiker/biker area. Located between Cape Perpetua and Florence. The day-use area and dump station are across hwy 101 from the campground.

So much to do once you're there

First and foremost, it's all about the waterfalls - all 10 of them - linked by paved hiking trails. Not a fan of sharing the trail with hikers when on your bike? There are miles of mountain bike trails. Have horses? They have trails too. Big group? Gotcha covered. Need a snack or gift? They're here. The campground is large and well-maintained. Sites are reservable. This is a park for all ages and all seasons.

Perfect location for coastal exploration

Your perfect home-away-from-home to explore all that the central Oregon coast has to offer. Miles of beaches are within walking distance or a short drive. The Oregon Coast Aquarium (fee charged), Hatfield Marine Science Center (free), Rogue Brewing and Distillery, restaurants, shops, and a marina are only a mile or so down the road, all accessible via bicycle path from the campground. Newport has several neighborhoods to explore. Reservations are necessary during the summer. Open year-round. Sites for rv's, trailers, tents, yurters, and large groups Dump station on site. Restrooms with showers. Multiple campground hosts.

Good spot if you're passing through

Between the John Day River and the highway outside of John Day, this campground is beautifully maintained. The lawns are green, the bathrooms spotless. There are full hookup rv/trailer sites, tent sites, and hiker/biker sites. The restrooms include free individual shower rooms. There is some traffic noise but it isn't too bad. This is a first-come campground so no reservations are available. Get there early during the summer months.