If you’ve never been to Oregon, you are missing out one of the most gorgeous ecosystems in the world and Oregon’s campgrounds provide some of the best opportunities to explore nature and the outdoors. We love Oregon’s beauty and diversity from it’s lush, green forests, to the snow capped Cascade Range, and of course, for it’s 363 miles of rugged coast line that provide so many opportunities to play and relax.
If you ask us, a trip to Oregon can’t end with just a visit to Portland. Sure Oregon’s most populated city has Voodoo donuts, Powell’s bookstore, Forest Park, and an incredible farmer’s market in front of PSU, but we think the best of Oregon can be found from it’s awesome network of campgrounds.
Oregon has some of the best State Campgrounds in the United States. And that’s saying something, because we’ve stayed at a lot of state campgrounds in the western US. Most Oregon State Campgrounds have free showers and are some of the cleanest and most affordable campgrounds we’ve stayed at. If you love the outdoors, you have to give camping in Oregon a try.
Best Campgrounds on the Oregon Coast
The Oregon coast tends to be pretty wet and cold so make sure you pack layers and good rain gear. We love how rugged Oregon’s coastline is and driving highway 101 from Fort Stevens all the way down to Harris Beach will give you plenty of opportunities to explore lighthouses, cheese factories, a zoo where you can pet baby lion cubs, cool water features like Devil’s Punchbowl, and sand dunes galore.
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Fort Stevens State Park
This is a HUGE campground. It is great if you are looking for a destination to rest and relax.
There are miles and miles of hiking and biking trails. It is a bit of a walk to get to the beach, but it’s a huge beach and there’s even a historic shipwreck you can check out. My kids liked seeing the historic military fort.
Personally, I loved all the blackberries along the trails. There is also a freshwater lake for swimming and tons of wildlife to see. Once you get there you won’t want to leave, plus there isn’t much close by, so come prepared to relax and enjoy the outdoors.
Cost of Site with Full Hookups: $34 (Electricity only $32)
Number of Sites: 535
Max RV Length: 65 feet
Free Hot Showers: Yes