Best Places to Camp in Oregon

Camping in Oregon

There are many different types of campgrounds in Oregon, each catering to a specific type of camper. If you love the mountains, forest or riverside but don’t want to sleep on the ground under the stars, here are five great places to camp in Oregon that will make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. These campsites offer everything from hot showers and flush toilets to pet-friendly camping. So grab your gear, pack up the car and head out for an adventure!

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1. Linn County Carousel Park & Campground

When searching for family fun with your canine companion, look no further than Linn County Carousel Park & Campground . This expansive site offers 11 acres of wooded camping right next to the Alsea River where your dog can play and swim to its heart’s content. Thirty five sites, some with full hook ups (electric, water and sewer), are available for nightly (and extended) rental; six of which include an RV slide-out. You can also choose from one of ten large holiday cabins complete with modern kitchens, bathrooms and outdoor decks. Pets are allowed on most of the park grounds outside of public buildings but must be kept on a leash at all times (maximum length is eight feet long). There is even a fenced pet exercise area that includes several trees for shade.

2. Yukwah Riverside RV Park

For some riverfront camping with your dog that includes amenities like full hookups and wireless internet, look no further than Yukwah Riverside RV Park located on the banks of the beautiful Willamette River in Eugene, Oregon. This quiet riverside oasis is pet friendly and offers 30 full hookup sites with water, electric and sewer, available for nightly or extended rental. The sites are situated under tall trees to offer lots of shade during sunny days; most even include patios complete with furniture.

A private boat launch is available to campers, and with easy access off I-5 you can get to the surrounding area in no time. There are also 15 tent sites with water and electric hookups as well as a dump station for those who need it.

3. Baker Beach Resort

For family fun at the coast, you’ll love Baker Beach Resort located on Siletz Bay near Lincoln City, Oregon. This dog friendly RV park offers 80 full hookup sites as well as tent sites for nightly or extended rental. Most of these sites have ocean views which makes watching spectacular sunsets from your own campsite a real treat! Each site includes a picnic table and starter fire ring for grilling hot dogs or marshmallows during those chilly coastal evenings. For your furry friend’s comfort, there is a dog walk area and plenty of open space to romp and play.

4. Pine Point Campground

For waterfront camping near the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area in Florence, Oregon, you’ll love Pine Point Campground located on the banks of the Siuslaw River in Tidewater. With spacious sites available for RV or tent camping nightly or extended stays, this pet friendly campground has everything you need to enjoy the outdoors with your canine companion. Some of these sites are right on top of the river so you can let Fido splash around when he needs to cool off! If you’d prefer more privacy while camping with your pet, you can stay at one of ten large pull-through sites with full hookups.

5. Alsea Falls Campground

For a truly unforgettable stay, we highly recommend Alsea Falls Campground located on the beautiful Oregon coast. This pet friendly campground situated near Lincoln City offers both tent and RV camping as well as luxury yurts for nightly rental. The ten tent sites come complete with picnic tables and fire rings for those cool coastal evenings; two of these even include Adirondack shelters to provide shade and protection from the elements during sunny days. Full hookup RV sites offer water, sewer and electric, while the yurts boast kitchenettes with microwaves and refrigerators along with comfortable beds and linens so you don’t have to rough it all! Dogs must be leashed at all times when outside of your vehicle.

6. Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park

A dog friendly campground that is perfect for all types of outdoor enthusiasts is Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park located in Florence, Oregon. This beautiful state park offers plenty of amenities and activities to keep you and your canine companion busy throughout your stay including a mile and a half long beach complete with sand dunes for sliding down! The miles of trails through tall spruce and hemlock trees are ideal for hiking or mountain biking with your furry friend.

For those looking for RV or tent camping options, there are 150 full hookup sites available as well as over 100 tent sites along the banks of the South Fork of the Coquille River next Sandlake Estuary near Bandon, Oregon. The tent sites provide picnic tables and fire rings for cooler coastal evenings; the RV sites include water, sewer and electric hookups. Dogs must be leashed at all times outside of your vehicle throughout this park.

7. LaPine State Park

For those looking for some great outdoor adventure near Bend, Oregon, look no further than LaPine State Park! This dog friendly campground offers both RV and tent camping options as well as yurts available to rent daily or weekly. With over 100 campsites situated under tall pines along the banks of the Deschutes River you can enjoy beautiful views of nature while exploring nearby trails with your furry friend. Dogs are allowed on these trails provided they are leashed at all times.

8. Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort

If you are looking for a great location to enjoy camping near the Oregon coast, Jellystone Park Camp Resort is perfect! This dog friendly campground situated in Florence, Oregon offers both two bedroom cottages and deluxe six bedroom cabins that can be rented on a nightly or weekly basis. There are RV sites with water and electricity available as well as tent sites without hookups. Dogs must be kept on leash when outside of your vehicle at this park; there are plenty of open grassy areas nearby for playing fetch during the day.

9. Larrabee State Park

Not far from Seattle, Washington is Larrabee State Park where dogs are provided they remain under their owner’s voice control. This park offers plenty of beach area where Fido can take a dip to cool off during the summer months, as well as many hiking trails that provide scenic vistas along wildflower meadows and secluded coves. For those looking for pet friendly RV camping options, there are full hookup sites available with water, sewer and electric; for dog friendly tent camping you are provided picnic tables and fire rings for cooler coastal evenings.

10.  Elk Lake Resort

Located in west central Oregon is Elk Lake Resort – a beautiful location offering fully stocked lakes and miles of rivers and streams for fishing or floating on rafts during the hot summer months! You’ll find over 200 campsites situated high above the lakeshore offering stunning views of the area during the day and at night. Dogs are allowed on these sites provided they are leashed.

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11. Humbug Mountain State Park

Dog friendly tent camping is available year-round at Humbug Mountain State Park near Port Orford, Oregon! The yurts each provide a full kitchen, bunk beds for up to four guests, futon sleeper sofa, heater and air conditioner. There are also 55 RV spaces with water and electric hookups available as well as environmental campsites without hookups for those wishing to get back to nature. Dogs must be kept on leash throughout this park at all times.

12. Crater Lake National Park

We all know how much dogs love being by our sides so not bring them along on your next camping vacation at Crater Lake National Park is definitely not an option! There are 11 campgrounds in this park situated in a pine forest where you can enjoy cool nights and hikes through the forests during the day. Dogs must be kept on leash when in developed areas, in front country campsites or on paved roads. For those looking for pet friendly RV camping options, there are full hookup sites available with water and electric; there are also designated tent only/environmental sites without hookups located throughout the park.

13. The Dalles KOA

Located just outside of The Dalles, Oregon along the Columbia River Gorge is The Dalles KOA offering pet friendly accommodations from cabins to full service RV sites. This campground offers a deluxe dog park for stretching those legs and is situated next to the beautiful Columbia River where Fido can jump in after a day of hiking.

14. Cascade Head Scenic Research Area

One of Oregon’s most scenic spots, Cascade Head Scenic Research Area is located near Lincoln City. Dogs are allowed on this undeveloped research area from October 1st through May 14th as long as they remain on leash! This area provides miles of trails and coastline access along Netarts Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

15. Heceta Beach RV Park

Dogs are welcome at Heceta Beach RV Park – one of three pet friendly campgrounds found near Florence, Oregon. There are 17 campsites available all with full hookups for RV’s as well as tent sites with no hookups available. Dogs are also allowed on the nearby beaches so be sure to pack plenty of balls for fetch time!

16. Beverly Beach State Park

Located near Coos Bay, Oregon is Beverly Beach State Park offering beach camping by permit only. There are fire rings and picnic tables available, however there are no restrooms or showers provided at this location. Pets must remain on leash when in the campgrounds and on the beach year-round. The nearby beach area provides miles of trails for hiking during the day and at night offers excellent stargazing opportunities away from city lights which obstructs views up above.

17. Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

The largest urban national scenic area in the US, dogs are welcome at pet friendly campgrounds found within the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. There are more than 20 developed campsites available in this area with some offering water and electric hookups for RVs while others have only pit toilets.

18. Deschutes National Forest

Located near Tumalo Falls in Oregon is Deschutes National Forest! Dogs are allowed on the trails within this national forest provided they remain on leash during your entire stay here. You’ll find over 250 miles of trails to explore along with 23 developed campgrounds situated among lush green forests filled with pine trees, cedars and firs. The nearby town of Bend also offers plenty of opportunities for shopping, dining out and exploring local attractions like Drake Park Dog Park.

19. Lake Owyhee State Park

Oregon’s largest state park, Lake Owyhee State Park is located near Jordan Valley and offers excellent boating and fishing opportunities along with both developed and primitive campsites which are permitted year-round. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in the campgrounds while those found off-leash will be asked to leave the premises. There are also several miles of trails for hiking or horseback riding! The 532 acre Lake Owyhee provides a great opportunity for swimming, kayaking and canoeing as well. Please note that only dogs under 25 pounds are allowed at this location.

Eddie Foster

I love camping. I've camped in all 50 states and on six continents. One of my more unique camping experiences came in Tibet, where I joined a yak caravan and slept under the stars with no tent (and some really "large" yaks).

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