Are you interested in learning more about where to go camping in Portland, Oregon? If so, you’ve come to the right place! In our last blog post, we provided you with several camping locations in the Portland area, in this article, we will provide you with a list of camping locations that you should consider along the Oregon Coast.
Fort Stevens State Park: Bike trails, a shipwreck, an old military fort, and a long beach where the Columbia River crashes into the Pacific make this a family-friendly campground. It’s big, too, with over 500 sites, including yurts and cabins, so it’s usually easy to find accommodations.
Nehalem Bay State Park: This campground has beach access to the Pacific on one side and sandy Nehalem Bay on the other; bike and hiking trails make it easy to get around.
Cape Lookout State Park: At the base of a secluded sand spit, with easy access to hiking on Cape Lookout–one of the coast’s top hiking trails–this campground has popular yurts and cabins.
South Beach State Park: Just south of Newport, this large campground has easy access to the beach. It’s a great base camp for a guided paddle trip up the nearby Beaver Creek estuary.
Carl G. Washburne State Park: On the central coast between Florence and Yachats, camp on the inland side of the highway in a thicket of huge salal bushes. Pile your gear into a wheelbarrow (provided) and trundle it to one of the great walk-in campsites, then hike along the Hobbit Trail. There are also plenty of standard spots for car and RV camping.
Honeyman State Park: A few miles south of Florence, this large campground is a playground for sandboarders and dune riders. Two miles of sand dunes separate the park from the ocean. The two freshwater lakes within the park’s boundaries are popular places to boat and swim.
Source – Moon.com
Oregon’s Campgrounds Still Only Partially Opened in June
Even though everybody is eager to go camping in Oregon, one important thing to remember is that the state’s campgrounds are still only going to be partially opened during the month of June.
What does this mean for you? It means that when you’re ready to hit the campground, you should be prepared with all the supplies that you need because some camping locations might not have showers and bathrooms available.
Hopefully, all of Oregon’s campgrounds will be opened towards the end of summer, guaranteeing that everybody can go camping and move past the memories of having to be locked down at home during coronavirus 2020.
What are your thoughts on going camping in Oregon? Leave us a comment below and let us know where you want to go camping!