10 Best Oregon Coast Campgrounds + Advice to Help You Plan Your Next Adventure

Cape Blanco State Park | Image by @edosanvpl

The Oregon coast is 363 miles long, punctuated by unique sandy beaches, dramatic sea cliffs and rock formations, tide pools, sand dunes, and historic lighthouses. With so much natural beauty and geographic diversity, you’ll want to take your time exploring this area — there is so much to see and do! Aside from simply taking in the stunning scenery, there are endless opportunities for hiking, paddling, and other outdoor pursuits. Plus, there’s Oregon’s incredible craft brewery scene and plenty of adorable coastal towns to explore!

Camping on the Oregon coast is one of the best ways to experience everything the legendary Pacific Northwest has to offer, (especially if you’re planning an Oregon coast road trip!). Whether you prefer good old fashioned tent camping on the beach, “glamping” in a campervan or RV, or something in between, you’re sure to find the perfect fit at one of these Oregon coast campgrounds.

Psst! If you’re planning a PNW trip, you’ll want to check out this list of the best campsites in Washington state as well!

Northern Oregon Coast campgrounds

Fort Stevens State Park

Fort Stevens State Park | Image by @hartland_adventures

Fort Stevens State Park | Image by @hartland_adventures

This campsite near Astoria (the oldest city in Oregon, well worth a visit in and of itself!) is one of the largest in the state and was once a military facility. 

  • Location: Situated on Oregon’s northwesternmost peninsula, about 10 miles from Astoria
  • Type of campground: Tent and RV sites, plus yurts and cabins
  • Facilities: Hot showers, running water, and flushing toilets, playground, and RV dump station. Sites have picnic tables and fire rings. 
  • Cost: $11-34/night
  • Best things about this campsite: This Oregon coast campground has several historic military facilities, including the beached Peter Iredale shipwreck. There are also 15+ miles of hiking and biking trails, and the Columbia Shore Disc Golf Course.

Things to do nearby:

  • Go clamming on the beach
  • Visit nearby Astoria for great restaurants and breweries, plus the Astoria Sunday Market
  • Head to Coffenbury Lake for swimming, kayaking, and fishing

Nehalem Bay State Park

Nehalem Bay State Park Image by @wolfmanmac69

Nehalem Bay State Park Image by @wolfmanmac69

Situated on a sand spit separating the ocean and Nehalem Bay, this State Park is one of the most unique Oregon coast campgrounds. 

  • Location: On its own sand spit 2.5 miles from Manzanita
  • Type of campground: Primitive and electric/water-hookup sites (no sewer), and 18 yurts
  • Facilities: Showers, flushing toilets, dump station, fire pits, picnic tables, playgrounds, wi-fi, and market
  • Cost: From $31/night
  • Best things about this campsite: Outdoor recreation abounds at Nehalem Bay State Park, plus the setting is extremely unique, with beach, pine forest, and sand dunes.

Things to do nearby:

  • Go crabbing or clamming
  • Utilize the hiking trails or bike paths along the bay, or explore it on horseback
  • Grab a meal in the adorable town of Manzanita, where you’ll likely catch some live music 

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Wright’s for Camping

Oregon Coast Campgrounds | Wright's For Camping

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Wright’s for Camping is one of only a handful of small, family-owned Oregon coast campgrounds and is just half a mile from Cannon Beach. 

  • Location: Just off Highway 101 in Cannon Beach
  • Type of campground: Dry sites primarily for tents, but a few can accommodate trailers
  • Facilities: Restrooms, free showers, coin-operated laundry, picnic tables, and fire rings
  • Cost: $42-57/night
  • Best things about this campsite: Cannon Beach and iconic Haystack Rock are within walking distance, and the campground is heavily forested with plenty of shade.

Things to do nearby:

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Central Oregon Coast campgrounds

Devil’s Lake State Recreation Area

Oregon Coast Campgrounds | Devil's Lake State Park

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Uniquely located in the heart of Lincoln City, Devil’s Lake State Recreation Area offers the slow pace of Oregon beach camping and convenient city amenities. 

  • Location: The campground is on the west side of the lake, just minutes from downtown Lincoln City
  • Type of campground: Tent and RV sites, plus yurts
  • Facilities: Showers, flushing toilets, fire rings, and picnic tables
  • Cost: Tent sites $21/night, RV sites $31-38/night
  • Best things about this campsite: The coast is within easy walking distance and the campground is right on the lake, offering endless recreation opportunities.

Things to do nearby:

  • Rent boats or personal watercraft on the lake
  • Walk to the beach at D River State Recreation Site, the Kite Capital of the World
  • Drive 40 minutes to Newport to the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse or Oregon coast Aquarium

Rock Creek Campground

Oregon Coast Campgrounds |Rock Creek Campground Image by The Dyrt

Rock Creek Campground | Image by The Dyrt

This National Forest Service-operated dry campground known as Rock Creek sits within the Siuslaw National Forest on the central coast.

  • Location: 14 miles north of Florence off Highway 101
  • Type of campground: Dry sites for tents or trailers
  • Facilities: Vault toilets, potable water, fire pits with BBQ grates, and picnic tables 
  • Cost: $23.26/night
  • Best things about this campsite: A short paved walking trail provides direct beach access, and sunsets from this area are incredible. 

Things to do nearby:

  • Hike or fish in the surrounding Rock Creek Wilderness
  • Drive a few minutes to Cape Perpetua for tide pools and some of Oregon’s best views
  • Look for migrating whales in the early spring months

Psst! Be sure to pop into Yachats, Oregon, just north of Rock Creek Campground to check out the small town that’s overflowing with charm and things to do.

Tahkenitch Campground

Tahkenitch Campground Image by Recreation.gov

Tahkenitch Campground Image by Recreation.gov

A tent camping-only site, Tahkenitch Campground is situated within the Siuslaw National Forest and Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area offers proximity to the beach, dunes, and coastal forest. 

  • Location: Eight miles north of Reedsport off Highway 101
  • Type of campground: Tent only
  • Facilities: Restrooms with flush toilets, drinking water, picnic tables, and fire rings
  • Cost: $22/night
  • Best things about this campsite: Off-highway vehicles (OHVs) aren’t allowed inside these Oregon coast campgrounds, so campers enjoy being close to the dunes without the noise and traffic. 

Things to do nearby:

  • Walk to Tahkenitch Lake and fish for wild coho salmon or largemouth bass
  • Hike to Threemile Lake
  • Hike the Tahkenitch Dunes Trail, which provides direct beach access

Umpqua Lighthouse State Park

Oregon Coast Campgrounds | Umpqua Lighthouse State Park

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Umpqua Lighthouse State Park has one of the best locations of all Oregon coast campgrounds, with proximity to Lake Marie and Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.

  • Location: 28 miles north of Coos Bay between the dunes and Lake Marie
  • Type of campground: Tent and RV sites, plus yurts and rustic cabins
  • Facilities: Showers, flushing toilets, potable water, picnic tables, and fire pits 
  • Cost: Tent sites $19/night, RV sites $28-31/night
  • Best things about this campsite: The dunes and beach are both a short five-minute drive, and Lake Marie is within easy walking distance. 

Things to do nearby:

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Southern Oregon Coast campgrounds

Cape Blanco State Park

Cape Blanco State Park | Image by @edosanvpl

Cape Blanco State Park | Image by @edosanvpl

As the home of Oregon’s oldest standing lighthouse (built in 1870!) and the state’s westernmost point, Cape Blanco State Park is a must for Oregon coast camping. 

  • Location: 46 miles north of Gold Beach off Highway 101
  • Type of campground: Tent and RV sites, plus rustic cabins
  • Facilities: Showers, flushing toilets, picnic tables, and fire pits 
  • Cost: Walk-in tent sites $7/night, horse sites $18/night, RV sites $29/night
  • Best things about this campsite: One of the least-crowded Oregon coast campgrounds, Cape Blanco State Park allows you to truly “get away from it all.” Note that this a first-come, first-served campground; reservations are only accepted for the cabins.

Things to do nearby:

  • Hike the park’s many miles of trails 
  • Tour the Cape Blanco Lighthouse and historic Hughes House
  • Walk to the black sand beach

Harris Beach State Park

Harris Beach State Park | Image by @onlytherocks

Harris Beach State Park | Image by @onlytherocks

Beautiful Harris Beach State Park is just one-quarter mile from the beach and has stunning views of Bird Island (also called Goat Island), the largest island off the Oregon coast.

  • Location: Just north of Brookings off Highway 101
  • Type of campground: Tent and RV sites, plus yurts
  • Facilities: Hot showers, flush toilets, RV dump station, coin-operated laundry, playground, fire rings, and picnic tables
  • Cost: Walk-in tent sites $8/night, tent sites $20/night, RV sites $30-32/night
  • Best things about this campsite: Harris Beach State Park has a paved pedestrian path with some of the best views on the Oregon coast. Watch Bird Island, where you’re likely to spot rare birds and gray whales. 

Things to do nearby:

  • Hike or drive the Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor (Thunder Rock Cover and Arch Rock Viewpoint are musts!)
  • Walk to the beach and bird watch or go tidepooling
  • Kayak or paddleboard along Brookings’ coast or the Boardman Corridor

Honey Bear by the Sea

Oregon Coast Campgrounds | Honey Bear by the Sea

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One of the largest Oregon coast campgrounds, Honey Bear by the Sea offers a little something for everyone in a gorgeous natural setting. 

  • Location: Just off the 101 on the east side in Gold Beach
  • Type of campground: Tent and RV sites
  • Facilities: Showers, restrooms, laundry, complimentary wi-fi and satellite TV, fire rings, picnic tables, country store, and Bear’s Den game room
  • Cost: From $45/night
  • Best things about this campsite: Honey Bar has a beautiful, secluded setting with plenty of space between sites, plus a restaurant, bar, and store onsite. 

Things to do nearby:

  • Enjoy hiking and biking trails, and pick fresh berries along the way
  • Walk to the beach (¼ mile) for crabbing, clamming, or tidepooling
  • Take a half-day trip to Coos Bay (1.5 hours)
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