Some of the Best Campgrounds In Oregon
There are many different campgrounds in Oregon, some on the vast expanse of the Oregon coast, others far inland. There are state parks, federal as well as many privately owned campgrounds. Oregon has much to offer, from the Cascade and Coastal mountain ranges, to the wonderful Oregon Dunes, as well as many lakes and streams. There is an abundance of outdoor activities available, shopping, dining, and sightseeing. This state is smaller but just as laid back as California is.
There are over fifty different state parks in Oregon, some open year round, others just during the summer. There are campgrounds that you can make reservations, others are filled on a first come basis. Most of these have a small fee to camp, but the nice thing about camping in state park campgrounds is that you can buy an annual pass, and for one low fee you can stay at as many as you want to.
The Umpqua State Campground is one of the many state campgrounds in Oregon. It has tent and RV camping sites, as well as two one room camping cabins, two rustic and six large deluxe Yurts available. It features showers, and restrooms, as well as many activities. Nestled in within a towering stretch of sand dunes in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, there is hiking, access to beaches, horseback riding, and even off road vehicle adventures to be had. In addition, you can get a tour of the Umpqua River Lighthouse, a sixty-five foot tall lighthouse sitting above Winchester Bay. There is also a small museum and gift shop. This is one of the lesser-known campgrounds, but still just as beautiful.
There are a number of National Park Campgrounds in Oregon as well. One that you should definitely see is the Mazama Village Campground, just inside the South entrance of Crater Lake National Park, and only seven miles from the rim. This campground has more than two hundred RV and tent camping sites. Some of these have electricity, and there are such amenities as picnic tables, fire rings, clean showers and restrooms, a dump station, as well as laundry facilities. There is a store, with gas as well as propane available. There are many hiking and biking trails, sightseeing, and even a number of scenic tours around this ancient and extinct volcano. Also in the park is the visitor's center, with a number of interactive exhibits, photos of the lake at different times of the year, and a full service restaurant.
There are a number of privately owned campgrounds, and if you want one that provides the most amenities, then KOA is always a favorite. They have full as well as partial hook ups, tent sites, as well as a number of camping cabins. These campgrounds have dump stations, fully operating bathrooms and showers, as well as convenience stores and laundry. These campgrounds also have a number of different activities available, both in the campground itself as well as nearby. There are KOA campgrounds located near Pendleton, Redmond, and Grant's Pass, just to name a few.