We have traveled the Oregon coast once a year for the last 20 years and wanted to share a couple of our favorite state parks to camp at.
These are all in the southern to middle coast area. I've added links to each, some allow reservations, some are first come, first served.
Know the length restrictions before you turn into any campground.
Most of the Oregon coast is a major "destination" area so if traveling without reservations, you'll need to start looking for a camp by noon or know where the Walmarts are!
Bullards Beach State Park / 2 miles north of Bandon
Nice clean park, good sites with trees. Good for families. Coquille River Lighthouse is nearby. With flush toilets and showers.
Port Orford, Oregon
Cape Blanco State Park / 9 miles north of Port Orford
Secluded camp about 5 miles off the highway, about a 3 minute walk to the ocean, tall trees and bushes around most sites for maximum privacy. Very peaceful & quiet. Cape Blanco Lighthouse is nearby. Clean with flush toilets and showers.
Jesse M. Honeyman State Park / 3 miles south of Florence
Our favorite. Absolutely beautiful... but lots of families with kids if that bothers you. Has an area of sand dunes that reach 500 feet high, Cleaxwox lake is inside the park with paddle boat rentals, swimming beach, bike riding trails. Use this campgound as your 'base'... so much to do and see within 30 miles each direction: "Old Town Florence", Sand dune buggy rides, Sea Lion Caves, Newport Aquarium, Heceta Head Lighthouse tours and much more.
Beachside State Park / 4 miles south of Waldport
Right on the beach, not too much privacy, very popular. Flush toilets and showers. I'm adding in here that I don't think this park can handle a large RV....I'd be very cautious about this park.
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Edited by - D and M On The Road on 08/30/2003 1:14:47 PM