The Best Camping in Oregon: Our Top 50 Places for Rest and Relaxation

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Page Springs Campground near Frenchglen in Eastern Oregon. / Image via / The Author / thePDXphotographer

Camping season is right around the corner. Whether you’re an experienced Oregon camper or aren’t quite sure how or where to pitch your tent, That Oregon Life has you covered. Discover new places for your nightly campfires right here, or see if your favorites made our list of the best camping in Oregon. Scroll to the end of the article for a clickable map of every spot mentioned in this story.

The Very Best Camping in Oregon

We tried to hit every base with this list. From primitive backpacking to cushy RV Resort camping, there’s a little bit here for everyone. Some spots are still closed for the season, but be sure to check back on your favorites as they will be opening back up in the weeks and months to come.

Please remember as you’re out there in our State Parks, campgrounds, and wild lands: Leave No Trace at all times. Keep Oregon beautiful for generations to come by packing it out, disposing of trash, and cleaning up after pets.

Let’s move (somewhat) West to East and begin with:


The Best Camping in Oregon: The Oregon Coast


1. Fort Stevens State Park

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Close to: Astoria, Hammond

Amenities: Flush Toilets, Hot Showers, Hiker/Biker Camp, Some Electric Hookups, ADA Accessible

Type: Tent, RV, Yurts, and Cabins

What’s Awesome: A Historic Old Military Base to Explore, Peter Iredale Shipwreck, Kayak Tours, Local Elk Herd

Information: Fort Stevens State Park

2. Nehalem Bay State Park

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Close to: Tillamook

Amenities: Flush Toilets, Hot Showers, Boat Ramp,

Type: Tent, RV, Yurt, Horse Camp

What’s Awesome: Sand Dunes, Biking Paths, Bay View, Clamming, Crabbing, Fishing, Life Jacket Station, Kayaking, Sand Lake ATV Site

Information: Nehalem Bay State Park

3. Tillicum Beach Campground

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Close to: Yachats, Waldport

Amenities: Flush Toilet, Water, Some Electric Hookups

Type: Tent and RV

What’s Awesome: Whale watching, Cape Perpetua, Tide pooling, Old Growth Sitka Spruce

Information: Tillicum Beach Site


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4. Wright’s For Camping

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Close to: Cannon Beach

Amenities: Restrooms With Showers, ADA Accessible, Onsite Services

Type: Tent

What’s Awesome: Family Owned and Operated Since 1959, Haystack Rock, Ecola Creek Forest Reserve, Resident Elk Herd

Information: Wright’s Website

5. Sunset Bay State Park

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Close To: Coos Bay

Amenities: Water, Flush Toilets, Electric Hookups, Firewood

Type: Tent, RV, Yurt, Group Sites

What’s Awesome: Wildlife Viewing, Geology, Shore Acres, Cape Arago, Seasonal Wildflowers, Beach Cliff Hiking

Information: Sunset Bay State Park

6. Honey Bear By The Sea

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Close To: Gold Beach

Amenities: Bathrooms With Showers, Laundry, Free WiFi, Games, Onsite Store

Type: Tent, RV, Long-Term

What’s Awesome: Family Friendly, Everything Onsite, Resort Setting, Whale Watching, Rogue River Jet Boats, Windsurfing, Biking Trails

Information: Honey Bear By The Sea


The Best Camping in Oregon: Southern Region


7. Loon Lake

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Close To: Scottsburg, Elkton, Reedsport

Amenities: Restrooms with Hot Showers, Electric Hookups, Equipment Rental, Onsite Store

Type: Tent, RV, Cabins, Yurts

What’s Awesome: Swimming, Boating, Fishing, Paddleboats, Tubing, Oregon Dunes

Information: Loon Lake Lodge and RV Resort

8. Squaw Lakes Campground

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Close To: Jacksonville

Amenities: Vault Toilets, Hand-Pump Water

Type: Tent Only Walk-In

What’s Awesome: Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Hiking, Fishing, Seclusion, Lake-Front, Swimming

Information: Squaw Lakes

9. Crater Lake National Park

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Best Camping in Oregon: Crater Lake / Image via / CEBImagery / Flickr CC2.

Close To: Klamath Falls

Amenities: Drinking Water, Restrooms, Hot Showers, Onsite Store, Firewood, Laundry, Tesla Charging Station

Type: Tent, RV

What’s Awesome: Oregon’s Only National Park, Pristine Natural Beauty, 6,000 ft. Elevation, Only Open in Summer Months, Hiking

Information: Mazama Campground


RELATED: Crater Lake Camping – Where To Stay When Visiting Crater Lake National Park


10. Emigrant Lake

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Close To: Ashland

Amenities: Restrooms, Hot Showers, Electric Hookups

Type: Tent, RV, Group

What’s Awesome: Minutes From Downtown Ashland, Open Year Round, Water Slides, Boat Ramps, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing, Gorgeous Views, Rock Climbing

Information: Emigrant Lake Sites

11. Natural Bridge Campground

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Close To: Prospect, Crater Lake

Amenities: Vault Toilets

Type: Tent, RV, Horse Camp, Group, Dispersed

What’s Awesome: Day Trip to Crater Lake, Pristine Water, First Come First Served, Rogue Gorge, Private Campsites, Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway

Information: Natural Bridge Site


The Best Camping in Oregon: Willamette Valley / Portland Area


12. Champoeg State Heritage Area

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Close To: St. Paul, Newberg

Amenities: Flush Toilets, Hot Showers, Electric Hookups, Ice, Firewood, ADA Accessible

Type: Tent, RV, Cabin, Yurt, Group

What’s Awesome: Serious Oregon History, Onsite Museum, Disk Golf, Biking, Wineries, Willamette River, Bird-Watching, Kayaking, Fishing

Information: Champoeg State Park

13. Silver Falls State Park

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Close To: Silverton. Salem

Amenities: Flush Toilets, Water, Hot Showers

Type: Tent, RV, Cabin, Group, Horse Camp

What’s Awesome: “Crown Jewel” of Oregon State Parks, Waterfalls for Days, Biking, Horseback Riding, Scenic Beauty, 35 miles of Backcountry Trails

Information: Silver Falls State Park

14. Promontory Park

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Close To: Estacada

Amenities: Water, Hot Showers, Onsite Store, Marina, Fishing Area Just For Kids

Type: Tent, RV, Cabin, “Yome”

What’s Awesome: Family-Friendly, Alcohol-Free, Wild and Scenic Upper Clackamas River, White-Water Paddling, Fishing, Motorboat and Kayak Rentals, North Fork Reservoir

Information: Promontory Park

15. L. L. Stub Stewart State Park

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Close To: Vernonia, Banks

Amenities: Flush Toilets, Water, Firewood, Electric Hookups, Playground

Type: Tent, RV, Cabin, Horse Camp

What’s Awesome: Banks-Vernonia State Trail, Mountain Bike Trails, Equestrian Area, Logging History, Disc Golf

Information: L. L. Stub Stewart

 


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16. Milo McIver State Park

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Close To: Estacada

Amenities: Water, Flush Toilets, Electric Hookups

Type: Tent, RV, Group, Hiker/Biker

What’s Awesome: River Rafting, Fishing, Floating the Clackamas, Disc Golf, Canoeing, Kayaking, Horseback Riding

Information: Milo McIver

17. Oxbow Regional Park

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Close To: Troutdale, Sandy

Amenities: Heated Restrooms with Flush Toilets, Hot Showers, Boat Ramp

Type: Tent, RV

What’s Awesome: Old Growth Forest, Wildlife, Wild and Scenic Sandy River, Tubing, Kayaking, Hiking, Watch Salmon Spawn

Information: Oxbow Regional Park


The Best Camping in Oregon: Eugene Area


18. Alsea Falls Campground

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Close To: Junction City

Amenities: Vault Toilets, Water

Type: Tent, RV (no hookups

What’s Awesome: Alsea Falls, South Fork Alsea National Back Country Byway, Fishing, Relaxation, Old Growth Forest, Hiking

Information: Alsea Falls Site

19. Whittaker Creek Recreation Site

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Close To: Veneta

Amenities: Vault Toilets, Water, Play Area

Type: Tent

What’s Awesome: Old Growth Ridge National Recreation Trail, Whittaker Creek Watchable Wildlife Site, Swimming Hole, Hiking, Fishing, Siuslaw River, 30 Miles From The Ocean

Information: Whittaker Creek Site

20. Black Canyon Campground

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Close To: Oakridge

Amenities: Vault Toilets, Water

Type: Tent

What’s Awesome: Middle Fork Willamette River, Spacious Campsites, Swimming, Hiking, Lookout Point Lake, Boating, Old Growth Forest, Mountain Biking and Horseback Riding Trails

Information: Black Canyon Site

21. Belknap Hot Springs Resort

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Close To: Vida

Amenities: Electric Hookups, Access to Hot Springs

Type: Tent, RV, Cabin

What’s Awesome: Resort-Like Setting, Natural Mineral Baths, Gardens, Nature, Swimming Pool, Lodge, Old Growth Forest, McKenzie River, Waterfalls, Hiking, Lava Beds

Information: Belknap Hot Springs

22. Cougar Crossing Campground

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Close To: Vida

Amenities: Vault Toilets, Hot Springs, Firewood

Type: Tent, RV

What’s Awesome: Terwilliger Hot Springs, McKenzie River, Three Sisters Wilderness, Cougar Reservoir, Willamette National Forest

Information: Cougar Crossing Site


The Best Camping in Oregon: Mt. Hood Area


23. Lost Lake

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Close To: Government Camp

Amenities: Pit Toilets, Water, Firewood, Onsite Store

Type: Tent, RV, Yurt, Horse Camp, Group

What’s Awesome: Rugged Wilderness, All Kinds of Watercraft Rentals, World-Class Fishing, Hiking, Biking, Berry-Picking, Birdwatching, Swimming, Waterfalls, Mountain Views

Information: Lost Lake Resort

24. Trillium Lake

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Close To: Government Camp

Amenities: Vault Toilet, Water

Type: Tent, RV

What’s Awesome: Family-Friendly, Stunning Views, Sno-Park, Barlow Road History, Kayaking, Summer Educational Programs, Timberline Lodge, Fishing, Boat Launch

Information: Trillium Lake Campground

25. Twin Lakes

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Close To: Government Camp

Amenities: None

Type: Tent, Primitive

What’s Awesome: Wilderness, Backpacking, Solitude, Pacific Crest Trail, Swimming, Hiking, Huckleberries

Information: Upper and Lower Twin Lakes Loop

26. Nottingham

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Close To: Parkdale

Amenities: Pit Toilets

Type: Tent, RV (No Hookups)

What’s Awesome: Highly Rated, Solitude, Tamawanas Falls, Hood River, Peace and Quiet, River Exploration

Information: Nottingham Campground

27. Tilly Jane Campground

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Close To: Parkdale

Amenities: Vault Toilet

Type: Tent, Cabin

What’s Awesome: Historic Cabins, Wilderness, Solitude, National Forest, Hiking, Snowshoeing, Cross-Country Skiing, Snow Camping

Information: Tilly Jane Campground, Tilly Jane Cabin, Tilly Jane Guard Station

28. Paradise Park

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Close To: Timberline Lodge

Amenities: None

Type: Tent, Primitive

What’s Awesome: Backpacking, Wildflower Meadows, Solitude, Mountain Views, Zigzag River, Pacific Crest Trail, Wilderness, Horseback Riding

Information: Paradise Park Trail


The Best Camping in Oregon: Columbia River Gorge


29. Wyeth Campground

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Close To: Cascade Locks

Amenities: Flush Toilets, Water, ADA Accessible

Type: Tent, Group

What’s Awesome: Local History, Waterfalls, Hiking, Scenic, Family-Friendly, Easily Accessible, Biking, Wildlife Viewing, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail

Information: Wyeth Site

30. Beacon Rock State Park

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Close To: North Bonneville, Washington

Amenities: Vault Toilets, Water, Showers

Type: Tent, RV, Group, Horse Camp

What’s Awesome: Bonneville Dam, Boat Moorage, Hiking, Hamilton Mountain, Pool of the Winds, Pierce National Wildlife Refuge, Horseback Riding

Information: Beacon Rock State Park, WA

31. Eagle Creek Overlook Group Campground

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Close To: Cascade Locks

Amenities: Flush Toilets, Water

Type: Group

What’s Awesome: Forested Bluff, Accommodates Up To 90 People, Eagle Recreation Area, Bonneville Dam, Civilian Conservation Corps History, Eagle Creek Trail, Punch Bowl Falls, Tunnel Falls, Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness, Biking, Hiking

Information: Eagle Creek Overlook Group Site

32. Memaloose State Park

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Close To: The Dalles, Mosier

Amenities: Flush Toilets, Water, Hot Showers

Type: Tent, RV

What’s Awesome: Memaloose Island, Indigenous History, River Views, Rowena Plateau, Wildflowers, Tom McCall Nature Preserve, Biking, Hiking, Windsurfing, Mosier Twin Tunnels

Information: Memaloose State Park

33. Viento State Park

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Close To: Hood River

Amenities: Flush Toilets, Water, Hot Showers, Electric Hookups

Type: Tent, RV

What’s Awesome: Lush Forest Hiking, Windsurfing, Paddleboarding, Biking, Hiking, Waterfalls, Shellrock Mountain, Mt. Defiance, Fishing, Kids’ Playground, Hood River Fruit Loop

Information: Viento State Park


The Best Camping in Oregon: Central Region


34. Paulina Lake and Little Crater Campgrounds

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Close To: La Pine

Amenities: Flush Toilets, Electric Hookups, Nearby Cafe

Type: Tent, RV

What’s Awesome: Boat Launch, Ancient Lava Flows, Gorgeous Lake Views, Swimming, Hiking, Fishing, Birdwatching, Large Sites, Newberry National Volcanic Monument, Paulina Falls

Information: Paulina Lake, Little Crater

35. Crescent Lake

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Close To: Crescent, La Pine

Amenities: Flush Toilets, Hot Showers, Water, Electric Hookups

Type: Tent, RV, Yurt

What’s Awesome: Family-Friendly, Fishing, Cascade Mountains, Restaurants Nearby, Swimming, Sandy Beaches, Snowmobiling, Hiking, Biking, Diamond Peak

Information: Crescent Lake Site

36. Deschutes River State Recreation Area

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Close To: The Dalles

Amenities: Flush Toilets, Hot Showers

Type: Tent, RV, Primitive

What’s Awesome: Lower Deschutes Wildlife Area, Hiking, Biking, Horseback Riding, Oregon Trail History, Deschutes River Trail, Heritage Landing, Boating, River Floating, Swimming

Information: Deschutes River State Recreation Area

37. Cottonwood Canyon State Park

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Close To: Wasco, Condon

Amenities: Vault Toilets, Water, Hot Showers

Type: Tent, RV (No Hookups), Primitive, Group, Cabin

What’s Awesome: John Day River, 8,000 Acres to Explore, Backpacking, Remote, Rugged, Canoeing, Kayaking, Diverse Wildlife, The Pinnacles, Fishing, Horseback Riding

Information: Cottonwood Canyon

38. The Cove Palisades State Park

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Close To: Madras

Amenities: Flush Toilets, Water, Hot Showers, Electric Hookups

Type: Tent, RV, Group, Cabin

What’s Awesome: Incredible Views, Crooked River, Metolius River, Fishing, Boat Rentals, Hiking, Flat-Water Paddling, Wetlands, Marina, Kids’ Playground, Tam-a-láu Trail, Petroglyphs

Information: Cove Palisades State Park

39. Junipers Reservoir RV Resort

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Close To: Lakeview

Amenities: Flush Toilets, Hot Showers, Laundry, Well Water, WiFi

Type: Tent, RV

What’s Awesome: Five-Star Reviews, Family-Owned and Operated, Fishing, Angling, Biking, Rockhounding, Hiking, Volleyball, Working Ranch, Off-Leash Dog Park, Warner Canyon Ski Area

Information: Juniper’s RV Resort


The Best Camping in Oregon: Northeast Region


40. Wallowa Lake State Park

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Close To: Joseph

Amenities: Flush Toilets, Water, Hot Showers, Firewood

Type: Tent, RV, Yurt, Primitive

What’s Awesome: Indigenous History, “Oregon Alps”, Eagle Cap Wilderness, World-Class Fishing, Onsite Store, Tramway Rides, Horseback Riding, Hiking, Mt. Howard, Iwetemlaykin State Heritage Site, Nez Perce National Historical Park, Boating

Information: Wallowa Lake State Park

41. Minam State Recreation Area

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Close To: Elgin, LaGrande

Amenities: Vault Toilet, Water, Pay Phone, Firewood

Type: Tent, Primitive

What’s Awesome: Quiet, Lots of Wildlife, Boat Launch, Nearby Store, Wallowa Whitman and Umatilla National Forests, Minam and Wallowa Rivers, Remote, Raft Rentals, Fishing, Blue Mountains, River Rafting

Information: Minam State Recreation Area

42. Jubilee Lake Campground

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Close To: Elgin, Weston

Amenities: Flush and Vault Toilets, Water

Type: Tent, RV

What’s Awesome: Fishing, Hiking, Sprawling Lake Views, Umatilla National Forest, Fully Wheelchair Accessible, Swimming, Popular in Summer, Off the Beaten Path

Information: Jubilee Lake Site

43. Anthony Lake Campground

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Close To: North Powder, LaGrande

Amenities: Vault Toilets, Water

Type: Tent, RV (No Hookups), Yurt, Group

What’s Awesome: Elkhorn Mountains, Anthony Lakes Ski Area, Ghost Towns, Boating, Mining History, Blue Mountains, Nearby Resort, Gunsight Peak, Mountain Biking

Information: Anthony Lake Site

44. Copperfield Park

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Close To: Halfway, Oxbow

Amenities: Flush Toilets, Water, Electric Hookups, Hot Showers, Pay Phone, Electric Vehicle Charging Station

Type: Tent, RV

What’s Awesome: Gateway to Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, 12 Acres of Manicured Lawn, Snake River Access, Lush and Green, Fishing, Swimming, Family-Friendly

Information: Copperfield Park

45. Union Creek Campground

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Close To: Sumpter, Baker City

Amenities: Flush Toilets, Water, Firewood, Ice

Type: Tent, RV

What’s Awesome: Wallowa Whitman National Forest, Ghost Towns, Mining History, Mountain Biking, Phillips Reservoir, Elkhorn Mountains, Fishing, Angling, Boating, Swimming, Hiking, Kayaking, Jet-Skiing, Sumpter Valley Railroad

Information: Union Creek Site


The Best Camping in Oregon: Southeast Region


46. Leslie Gulch, Slocum Creek Campground

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Close To: Jordan Valley, Ontario

Amenities: Vault Toilets

Type: Tent, Primitive

What’s Awesome: Incredible Geology, Stunning Views, Stargazing, Off the Beaten Path, Rockhounding, Remote, Quiet, Owyhee Reservoir, Wildlife Viewing, 4X4 Recommended, Hiking, Paddling, Swimming

Information: Leslie Gulch, Slocum Creek

47. Crane Hot Springs

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Close To: Burns

Amenities: Flush Toilets, Water, Hot Showers, Communal Kitchen, Onsite Store

Type: Tent, RV, Teepee, Cabin, Sheep-Herder’s Wagon

What’s Awesome: Private Baths, Natural Mineral Hot Springs, Soaking Under the Stars, Steens Mountain, Wild Horses, Alvord Desert, Birdwatching, Diamond Craters, Pete French Round Barn, Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

Information: Crane Hot Springs

48. Lake Owyhee State Park

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Close To: Nyssa, Ontario

Amenities: Flush Toilets, Water, Hot Showers, Firewood, Ice

Type: Tent, RV, Cabin

What’s Awesome: Remote, Desert Canyon Reservoir, Rockhounding, Fishing, Wildlife Viewing, Interesting Geology, Peaceful, Boating, Wild Horses, Climbing, Stargazing

Information: Lake Owyhee State Park

49. Page Springs Campground

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Close To: Frenchglen

Amenities: Vault Toilets, Water, ADA Accessible

Type: Tent, RV

What’s Awesome: Donner und Blitzen River, Birdwatchers’ Paradise, Frenchglen, Swimming, Fishing, Family-Friendly, Steens Mountain Wilderness, Wild Horses, Alvord Desert, Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

Information: Page Springs Site

50. Rock Springs Campground

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Close To: Burns, Seneca

Amenities: Vault Toilets

Type: Tent

What’s Awesome: Old Ponderosa Pine Forest, Birdwatching, Relaxation, Peaceful, Hiking, Poison Creek Reservoir, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Silvies Valley Ranch, Malheur National Forest

Information: Rock Springs Site


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Are you a primitive camper or a Glamper? Did your favorite spot make the list? Let us know in the comments.

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