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Old 03-15-2013, 11:51 AM   #1
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Camping in Tent Sites

This week I belatedly was trying to find a campsite at Tumalo State Park in July and found all the serviced sites were already reserved and a search for a trailer site showed no result, however I noticed that tent sites were still available. I wrote to Oregon State Parks asking if it was permissible to use one of these sites since our vehicle and trailer would fit on the driveway. I received a quick reply:
Campsites in the Oregon State Parks are multi-purpose if:

1. The campsite driveway is long enough for both the trailer and truck that is towing it.

2. There are no site alerts indicating no RV's or trailers allowed or the site is angled or otherwise not suitable for a trailer or RV.

3. Tents must fit on the tent pad area of the site.
Based on this I made a reservation without difficulty. I was impressed with the speed of the answer from Oregon State Parks!
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:47 PM   #2
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That is good information to know. Nothing like more options with a small trailer.

Last summer we got into the tenting area in the Whistlers Campground in Jasper National Park with our 15A. There were trailer sites available but we liked a tenting area that we had tented in the previous summer and asked if they would put us in there. We arrived mid week without having reserved ahead. Not sure what the official National Park policy is but we had a great time. Maybe the person at the gate was just being nice to us and they could see the small trailer. Some tents are bigger than a 15' in plan view area but not as tall!

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Old 03-15-2013, 01:19 PM   #3
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Last summer I stopped at Goblin Valley State Park in Utah & all the RV sites were filled. They had a couple of walk in tent sites available, but not accessible with the trailer. At the office they mentioned that there were 2 parking places for each tent site & if my trailer was short enough I could set up in the parking area. Luckily, by the time I checked that I'd fit (I would have) and went back to the office, someone moved out of a standard space. Still, nice to know!
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:43 PM   #4
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Last summer we got into the tenting area in the Whistlers Campground in Jasper National Park with our 15A. There were trailer sites available but we liked a tenting area that we had tented in the previous summer and asked if they would put us in there. We arrived mid week without having reserved ahead. Not sure what the official National Park policy is but we had a great time. Maybe the person at the gate was just being nice to us and they could see the small trailer.
Our experience last September long weekend at Jasper National Park was similar to yours. We were in the tenting area and a fellow that was with us brought a smaller 5th wheel along. They told him that if it would fit on the parking pad, it was ok for him to stay in the tenting area.

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Old 03-16-2013, 12:55 AM   #5
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KOA's are similar, they will not turn you away because they always have tent sites available.
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