Oregon is perfect for camping trips
Camping in Oregon

There are a lot of options available for people that are interested in camping in Oregon. The state is home to one of the most diverse topographies that you can find in the continental United States. During your trip to Oregon, you can camp on the coast, visit the ragged peaks of the Blue Mountains, climb the forested mountains of the Cascades, wander through the lush rainforests of central and western Oregon, or set up camp in the remote badlands of the east. There really is something for everyone in this state.

Popular Natural Areas

The whole of Oregon is absolutely covered with popular camping locations. However, some of the most popular in the state are located around the Portland, Oswego and Clackamas areas. This area acts like something of a hub for people wanting to explore the best of what Oregon has to offer. From here, you can go west to the coast, or east to the beautiful Blue Mountains and some of the biggest waterfalls in the country. The following areas are all within a few hours of the Portland metro area by car or RV.

Tillamook Forest

The Tillamook forest is home to a host of different camping opportunities. There are parts of the forest that are inaccessible to anyone but the hardiest of hikers. However, there are a lot of great places for once-in-a-while campers and RV users.

Browns Camp

This camp is set up as a multi-use camping area. You will find everything from tents to camper-vans here. The camp is a popular spot for people that want to see the river, see the forest, and just get away from the hustle and bustle of life for a while. This spot is also great for anyone that has a toy hauler with an ATV or motorcycle. There is access to many multi-use trails from the campground to Tillamook forest.

The Oregon Coast

The coast of Oregon is dotted with a surprising amount of campsites and hiking opportunities. This area is generally considered to be the most accessible to motorized travelers and is a popular RV destination as a result.

Cannon Beach

Cannon beach has been called the most famous beach in Oregon by a number of different publications. The beach is easily accessible to people in RVs and there are loads of campgrounds here to indulge in. There are also a lot of opportunities for whale watching and seal watching here as well. The whale watching really starts to hit its peak in the spring and late fall during the yearly grey whale migration. These migrations create a spectacle that draws a lot of people to the coast. People can camp at one of the many RV campgrounds here or they can make their way to some of the more remote and secluded forests lining the coast.

Mt. Hood National Forest

Mt. Hood is the tallest mountain in Oregon and the forest surrounding it creates a number of unique camping opportunities for those that are interested in taking in a genuine slice of wilderness during their time in Oregon. There is quite a mixture of RV and backpack camping opportunities for anyone that is interested in checking out the forest.

Mt. Hood Village

With a breathtaking view of Mt. Hood, Mt. Hood Village is a very popular campground for people visiting the forest. The campground offers a full range of amenities for RV campers or tent campers and has a number of great buildings on hand for events.

Ainesworth State Park

Ainesworth is a very popular spot for RV campers and tent campers alike. It is nestled within the largest concentration of high waterfalls in the world and that is a large reason for its popularity. Multnomah falls is easily accessible from the campground and it is the largest waterfall in the state.

Renting an RV

If you don't live in Oregon, then you may want to rent an RV to get around. This can be a great option for people that plan on visiting a lot of places in the state and who want to save money on constant hotel stays. You can rent an RV in many locations throughout the Portland area. It is best that you search online for "Portland RV rentals" since it would be difficult to create an exhaustive list of options for anyone looking for an RV.

To rent an RV, you will need to show identification and proof of eligibility to drive in the state of Oregon. Larger RV rentals will require you to have a class "C" license due to their weight and size. The rentals can sometimes be priced for blocks of time and are generally priced by the amount of days you plan on keeping the RV.

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