Oregon

State Park Campground Guide

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Local and out-of-state visitors alike are drawn to Oregon’s more than 300 miles of ocean shoreline, spectacular mountain ranges, waterfalls, and the mighty Columbia River Gorge. The natural beauty and diversity of its ecosystems make Oregon a perfect destination for all campers, from solo adventurers to families with small kids. Oregon state parks provide a wide range of ways to experience this abundance with a mix of remote, rustic camping and more modern sites with full hookups.  

With less expensive nightly rates than neighboring Washington and California, Oregon’s state park campgrounds are one of the best deals on the Pacific Coast. However, they are growing in demand, having seen record-setting attendance in the past few years. Some of the more popular parks are raising their rates to respond to the demand and to keep up with maintenance. Oregon’s warm, dry weather in July and August are ideal for camping, and weekends can sell out as soon as they are available to book. Still, Oregon state park campgrounds offer great value and are one of the best ways to vacation in this beautiful state.

Silver Falls State Park

Reservations

Reservations can be made online at oregonstateparks.reserveamerica.com and by phone at 800-452-5687. More than half of the 43 RV-accommodating campgrounds in the state park system accept reservations year-round; the rest are first come, first served.

Typically, reservations are available up to 9 months in advance. 

Campsite sizes

Oregon state parks are generally big rig friendly, with most campgrounds able to accommodate RVs over 40 feet. However, site lengths vary greatly even within the same park and can be limited for larger RVs.

The reservation system provides the length of each specific site at the time of booking. Keep in mind that you must be able to fit your tow vehicle on the site too. For example, if your RV is 30 feet long, and your tow car is 20 feet, you’ll need at least a 50-foot-long site.

Accessibility

The reservation system allows you to select and reserve ADA-accessible campsites. Proof of eligibility is required upon check-in. 

Hookups

Partial or full hookups are available at most campgrounds that accommodate RVs and can be searched for on the reservations website. 

Connectivity

A few parks offer free WiFi at their office or lodge. Many parks are in remote areas without cell service. If connectivity is a priority, check the details on the reservation website and call the campground to ask about WiFi and cell service.

Maximum stay

The maximum stay is 14 nights in a 17 night period. Campers must vacate for at least 3 days before returning to the same campsite.

Additional facilities

Potable water, restroom facilities, playgrounds, and picnic tables are available at most campgrounds. Additional campsite and campground details—like fire pits, ground cover type, showers, dump station—can be found under the campground details on the reservation site. And, for the kids, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department offers a Junior Ranger program. 

Cost

Pricing for specific campsites and dates is dynamic and must be searched for on the reservation website. The average cost per night for a site with full hookups at an Oregon state park is $33. Note that due to demand, fees have increased by a few dollars at the most popular campgrounds and sites. 

Some campgrounds charge $7 for an extra vehicle. This will be specified at the time of booking if applicable.

Additional Fees:

Nonrefundable reservation fee: $8 

Change fee: $8

Be sure to read

Pet policies

Pets are allowed as long as they are kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet, unless in a designated off-leash area. And of course, campers should always pick up after their pet.

Additional regulations

  • Maximum occupancy per site: 8 people.
  • Check-in time: 4 p.m. Check-out time: 1 p.m.
  • Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Alcoholic beverages: Permitted in parks, unless specifically prohibited.
  • Generator use: Check rules under each campground on the reservation site.
  • Campfires: Allowed only in provided campfire pit or ring at the site, following local restrictions.
  • Drone use: Allowed, subject to local rules protecting sensitive plants and animals and public and private property. Park rangers have the discretion to request drone use be stopped or moved to another area.
Harris Beach State Park

Featured Campgrounds

Silver Falls State Park

20024 Silver Falls Highway Southeast, Sublimity, OR 97385

You won’t necessarily beat the crowds at this Oregon state park, but it’s popular for a reason. Silver Falls boasts the spectacular Trail of Ten Falls—four of which you can actually walk behind. If you’re not up for the full 7-mile loop hike, many falls offer shorter access points. If hiking is your thing, the park has more than 35 miles of backcountry trails. With a historic lodge, exhibits, ranger programs, playgrounds, and horseback rides, there is something for everyone at this enchanting state park. Note that partial hookup sites are a maximum of 60 feet for both your RV and tow vehicle.

Harris Beach State Park

U.S. 101, Brookings, OR 97415

Because Oregon’s renowned coastline has plenty of camping options, everyone has their own opinion on the best spot. It’s hard to go wrong with any of the state park campgrounds located along the coast, but Harris Beach State Park offers a quintessential Oregon experience. Walk from your campsite under a grove of spruce and fir trees to the wide, sandy beach with dramatic rock formations, tide pools, and wildlife viewing. The Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor stretches just north of the park and boasts some of the most spectacular views in the state. This is a large campground, so the experience can vary by site location, but the approximately 90 RV sites are paved and offer full or partial hookups.

L.L. Stub Stewart Memorial State Park

Nehalem Highway, Buxton, OR 97109

Opened in 2007, L.L. Stub Stewart Memorial State Park is home to the newest campground in the state park system since 1972. With more than 70 easily accessible full-hookup sites and a location just over 30 miles from Portland, this is a convenient base to visit the city, coast, and regional wineries. If you need to stay connected, cell service is uniformly reported to be excellent, especially compared to many other Oregon state parks. Enjoy acres of serene woodland and miles of hiking and biking trails that make this state park a popular destination for locals.

Oregon state park campgrounds that accommodate RV camping

Ainsworth State Park

Alfred A. Loeb State Park

Beachside State Park

Beverly Beach State Park

Bullards Beach State Park

Cape Blanco State Park

Cape Lookout State Park

Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park

Catherine Creek State Park

Champoeg State Heritage Area

Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site

Collier Memorial State Park

Cove Palisades State Park

Deschutes River State Recreation Area

Detroit Lake State Recreation Area

Devils Lake State Recreation Area

Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area

Fall Creek State Recreation Area

Farewell Bend State Recreation Area

Fort Stevens State Park

Goose Lake State Recreation Area

Harris Beach State Park

Humbug Mountain State Park

Jasper Point State Park

Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park

Joseph H. Stewart State Recreation Area

L.L. Stub Stewart Memorial State Park

Lake Owyhee State Park

LaPine State Park

Memaloose State Park

Milo McIver State Park

Nehalem Bay State Park

Prineville Reservoir State Park

Silver Falls State Park

South Beach State Park

Sunset Bay State Park

Tumalo State Park

Umpqua Lighthouse State Park

Unity Lake State Recreation Site

Valley of the Rogue State Park

Viento State Park

Wallowa Lake State Park

William M. Tugman State Park

For more information on Oregon state park campgrounds, visit stateparks.oregon.gov.

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