Oregon's Best Camping Spots


General statewide

  • Reservations are a good idea for popular parks on weekends. It’s not too late, especially for June. Go online at oregonstateparks.org or call 1-800-452-5687 at least two days in advance.
  • Try places you’ve never been, especially for first-come, first-served parks and holiday weekends. Many better-known parks are nearly fully reserved for popular summer holiday weekends, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go camping.
  • Some state parks are first-come, first-served. Arrive as far in advance of the weekend as you can, and have a backup plan – know other nearby campgrounds – just in case. Check with our information center (1-800-551-6949) for help deciding on a park.
  • Check-in time is 4 p.m., but if a first-come, first-served site is empty, it’s yours no matter what time it is. Many people leave a park just before or after lunch, so aim for that time to have the best pick of a site.
  • Check our online events calendar at oregonstateparks.org for special day and evening wildlife prowls, history walks and talks, tidepool adventures, wildflower hikes, even camp cooking tips.
  • Take a little time this summer for fun and relaxation. Your Oregon state, county, and metro parks are nearby.


Specific statewide advice for 

Tent camping:

  • Hike-in camp at Stub Stewart.
  • Cascadia near Sweet Home.
  • Our cluster of primitive parks in NE Oregon (Hilgard, Red Bridge, Catherine Creek, Minam, Ukiah-Dale, Unity Lake).
  • Farewell Bend near Ontario.
  • Joseph Stewart on Lost Creek Lake near Medford.


RV camping:

  • Stub Stewart, our newest state park campground in western Washington County between Banks and Vernonia.
  • Humbug Mountain and Cape Blanco near Port Orford.
  • Washburne State Park near Florence.
  • Emigrant Springs near Pendleton.
  • Collier near Klamath Falls.
  • Farewell Bend near Ontario.
  • Joseph Stewart on Lost Creek Lake near Medford.


Special things …

Let’s Go Camping

  • Shows you how to tent camp with weekend sessions all summer long, all over the state.
  • For families who aren’t sure how to start camping.
  • We provide whatever gear you don’t have and the know-how to use it.
  • Show you how to cook (you bring your own food), set up tent.
  • Special light hikes and other fun stuff planned at each session.
  • Great for families.
  • $20 for the weekend (1 night, 2 days).
  • Locations all over the state: Memaloose, Bullards Beach, Cascadia and others
  • Call to reserve a spot now! 1-888-953-7677.


Follow us on Twitter for late-breaking tips and news

  • Go to oregonstateparks.org and look for our Twitter link.
  • We send tips, do virtual treasure hunts and more.


Summary of important numbers and addresses

  • Website: oregonstateparks.org
  • Reservations: 1-800-452-5687 or oregonstateparks.org
  • Information: 1-800-551-6949
  • Let’s Go Camping: 1-888-953-7677


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