Originally Posted by digger57
My wife and I are picking up our new trailer in June and are planning a trip thru Washington State and Oregon. We have maps of the two states that show all the campsites but we were hoping that someone might be able to point us to some good campsites. Also should we be booking spots now or do we have time? We will be going down the coast and coming back up somewhere in the middle of Oregon back into B.C..
Campsites we have been to on the Oregon coast and can recommend include:
1. Fort Stevens State Park (http://www.oregonstateparks.org/park_179.php
) near Astoria, Oregon -- great place to camp!
2. South Beach State Park (http://www.oregonstateparks.org/park_209.php
) near Newport, Oregon -- great beach!
3. Nehalem Bay State Park (http://www.oregonstateparks.org/park_201.php
) good base for seeing the coast
4. Honeyman Memorial State Park (http://www.oregonstateparks.org/park_134.php
) near Florence, Oregon -- wonderful dunes nearby
5. Bullard's Beach State Park (http://www.oregonstateparks.org/park_71.php
) close to Bandon, Oregon -- site of the Oregon Gathering which I recommend attending.
Campsites we have been to in the interior of Oregon and can recommend include:
1. Silver Falls State Park (http://www.oregonstateparks.org/park_211.php
) just south of Portland -- wonderful waterfalls and natural beauty
2. Tumalo State Park (http://www.oregonstateparks.org/park_45.php
) near Bend, Oregon in the central desert -- beautiful small campground
3. Champoeg State Park (http://www.oregonstateparks.org/park_113.php
) near Portland Oregon -- great campground
4. Stub Stewart State Park (http://www.oregonstateparks.org/park_255.php
) near Portland Oregon -- great trails
5. Waterloo County Park (http://www.co.linn.or.us/parks/parks/waterloo.html
) near Astoria Oregon --
6. Suttle Lake (http://www.reserveamerica.com/campgr...&parkCode=souh
) near Sisters Oregon
I have posted pictures of some of these sites on Flickr as shown on the links.
We have always found the Oregon State Parks to be great. I recommend reserving campsites -- some are already booked up for busy weekends in the summer. The map that Glenn recommends is a good start to planning an Oregon vacation.