Oregon is all about diversity — both in its people and its geography. With abundant bodies of water, forests, deserts and valleys, Oregon has it all. There are even the resident volcanoes to admire and be aware of. The Columbia River separates Oregon from Washington and is a sight to see with the sea-going barges regularly making their way up the river towards the Idaho seaport of Lewiston. Oregon is unofficially known as the “Beaver State”. It may be unofficial but the beaver is the state animal and it has made its home on the state flag. Check out some of the most popular Oregon RV camping spots and see this beautiful state for yourself.
10 Popular Oregon RV Camping Spots
Bend/Sisters Garden RV Resort – Sisters
In easily one of the prettiest areas of Oregon, the Bend/Sisters Garden RV Resort is the perfect home on the road. There is no lack of things to do and see in nearby Bend or the town of Sisters. With plenty of biking and hiking trails along with unforgettable scenery, you’ll want to spend most of your time outdoors. When you’re in the mood for some good food, the numerous local eateries will not disappoint! Shopping for original artwork, crafts and jewelry is another top pastime in Sisters. Sightseers will enjoy the many nearby state parks and monuments.
Pull-through sites allow easy access for even the bigger big rigs. Full hookups included 30 & 50 amp power, water and sewer. Pets and kids are welcome and have their own play areas to stretch their legs. Nice restrooms with hot showers and a full laundry facility are on site. The well-stocked camp store has your necessities including propane. A nice pool, hot tubs and a scenic walking trail provide as much exercise as you want. Miniature golf and trout fishing are also available on the property for a small fee.
Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site – Mt Vernon
Located in the gorgeous John Day Valley, the Clyde Holliday State Rec Site is the perfect place to plan your base camp. The John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is only about a half an hour away and should not be missed. The Strawberry Lake wilderness area is in the opposite direction from camp and provides scenic hikes and plenty of room to explore. If hiking isn’t your thing, the town of John Day has its share of fine eateries (including the 1188 brewery) and great museums for the history buffs.
Being a first come, first serve campground means you will want to plan on arriving early and you may even want to have a backup plan (pun not really intended). This park is one of the most popular Oregon RV camping spots that fill up quickly on weekends, especially during the busy season. The park is on the smaller side with only 31 sites that include power and water hookups. There is a sewer dump station at the entrance to the campground. Restroom facilities include flush toilets and hot showers. Pets are allowed on leashes, kids are welcome too – leashes optional.
Farewell Bend Campground – Brownlee Reservoir
Managed by the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department, this historic park on the Rogue River is a favorite of locals and visitors alike. With the majority of the RV sites being right on the edge of the river, there really isn’t a bad location in this popular Oregon RV camping spot. Boating, fishing and skiing are popular pastimes on the Brownlee Reservoir. Learn the area’s history as part of the Oregon Trail and enjoy nature. Wildlife is abundant in and around the camp.
While one of the three loops are first come, first served campsites, it is recommended that you make reservations. The campground is open for camping from March to November and is quite popular. Over 90 sites have electricity available, some with water hookups. The rest of the camp has water readily accessible and available. There is a convenient dump station on site. Pets and kids are all welcome but you need to keep a careful eye on them.
Harris Beach State Park – Brookings
The largest island off of the Oregon coast resides inside Harris Beach State Park. Bird Island (aka Goat Island) is a National Wildlife Sanctuary. Sandy beaches fight for your attention along with rocky outcroppings that house numerous tidepools. The opportunities for viewing the various sea life and area wildlife are unlimited. There really isn’t a wrong time of the year to visit this gorgeous park. Each season has its own beauty and its own natural attractions.
Harris Beach State Park has over 60 full hookup sites available as well as some that are electrical only. There is also a sewer dump station on the property. The impeccably clean restroom facilities boast flush toilets and nice hot showers. Pets and kids are allowed and welcome. Firewood is available for sale from the hosts. Nice walking trails are throughout the area with great beach access.
Lewis & Clark Golf & RV Park – Astoria
Astoria will be your RV base camp for visiting more points of interest than any other Oregon RV camping spots. There is no lack of activities to be had in this historic and scenic area. Numerous museums (including an amazing Maritime museum), a riverfront trolley, and dozens of art galleries will keep you moving. Antique hunters will be in their element as they shop to their heart’s content. Nature and outdoors lovers are blessed with the Lewis & Clark National Park, phenomenal hiking trails and world class fishing in the immediate area.
The RV park is right on the edge of the golf course. The sites are advertised to accommodate up to 90 feet of rig! They are long and wide and nicely spaced apart from each other. The landscaping and park amenities are all well-maintained. The full hookups also include multiple power options including 30/50/100 amp service. A full conference room, laundry facilities and full bathrooms with hot showers are there for your convenience.
Olde Stone Village RV Park – McMinnville
There is no shortage of fun and interesting things to do in the lovely community of Olde Stone Village RV Park and nearby McMinnville. The park is directly adjacent to the Evergreen Space and Aviation Museum which houses the infamous “Spruce Goose”. A newly opened water park, nearby golf courses and the Spirit Mountain Casino are all close by. Nature lovers will delight in seeing Mt Hood, the Columbia Gorge and the stunning Oregon Coast. You won’t want to miss the wineries tucked into the rolling hills surrounding the area.
Clear, wide driveways lead to the cement pads at each RV site, many with pull-through access for big rigs. A paved patio area is adjacent to each of the spots with full hookups available. Spacious and sparkling clean bathroom and laundry facilities are a nice convenience. A kiddie playground and large pet area welcome your two and four-legged little ones. The entire family will enjoy the rec room and numerous trails throughout the area.
Oregon Trail RV Park – Irrigon
Located just a few minutes off of I-84, this RV park is a great place to stop and relax for a while. The city park and a nice swimming beach are just a short walk away along the river. The area is famous for being where the Oregon Trail meets up with the Columbia River. There are a lot of places to learn more about the Lewis & Clark expedition in the Tri-Cities area. Several museums and historical interest points will guide you in learning more about this momentous journey. Don’t miss the Bechtel National Planetarium for great presentations on the local night skies.
A newer park on the list, the Oregon Trail RV Park is a real gem. This well-designed and well-maintained campground is across from a nice grassy area where kids and pets can stretch their legs. It offers 14 very large pull-through sites for short term stays and over 60 back-in sites that have grassy areas with trees. Each site has a lighted power pedestal that includes water and sewer hookups. The paved roads in and out of the park allow easy maneuvering for even the largest of rigs. A rec/TV room is open to guests as are the clean shower and laundry facilities.
Pacific Shores Motorcoach Resort – Newport
One of the premier Oregon RV camping spots on the West Coast, this extraordinary campground is only for motorhomes of at least 25 feet in length (no 5th wheels, campers or tents). It is big rig friendly only! Located on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, you can hear the waves crashing on the shore from almost every spot. The views are breathtaking, especially from the upper sites. It’s a steep trek down to the beach but it is well worth it. The resort makes a great base for exploring up and down the coast and visiting the many small, artisan towns.
All sites are back-in only but they are plenty big enough to maneuver almost any large rig. Full-hookups are available at all sites with paved roads leading to the solid surface sites. Pets and kids are welcome with the pets having their own play area. There are swimming pools, saunas, hot tubs and a fun pickleball court. Private beach access allows you to beachcomb in solitude. A rec room completes the entertainment while a shower building and laundry facility provide home comforts.
Phoenix RV Park – Salem
You will want to plan at least a two-night stay or more when visiting the Salem area. With close proximity to I-5, the Phoenix RV Park makes a great base camp to coordinate your day trips from. Garden and nature lovers will enjoy themselves with the many places to visit. Nearby Silverton is home to the Oregon Gardens with the Iris Gardens just a bit further north up the interstate. Many local gardens and museums offer walking tours to give you an up-close and personal view. With the many small towns dotting the local area, you’ll never run out of things to do or great places to eat.
This park offers all of the amenities of your home town, possibly even more. A well-designed weight room offers a great way to burn the calories you’ve added checking out the local eateries. The state of the art laundry facilities and exceptional bathroom and shower buildings are a lovely convenience. The park has propane fill-up, an RV/camp store and RV repair available on-site. Full hookups include 30/50 amp power, water, sewer and cable TV. Propane hookup is available at selected sites. Large rigs are easily accommodated with over half of the sites being pull-through access.
Wild Horse Resort & Casino RV Park – Pendleton
Famous worldwide for their traditional Native American woolen products, The Pendleton Mill is one of the biggest attractions in this area. Another notable event that draws crowds both local and international is the Pendleton Roundup in September. This week-long event draws the best cowboys in the world for the rodeo and PBR bull riding. Indian pow-wows and pageantry, top-rated concerts and numerous parades provide non-stop entertainment for the entire week. The Umatilla National Forest is nearby for those who are craving a bit more nature after a week of fun and excitement at the Roundup.
Asphalt roads lead to nicely leveled asphalt pads at each site in this park. Each site has its own picnic area with plenty of space for you and your rig. Big rigs are easily parked in wide spaces that are plenty long. Full hookups are offered with sewer and water included. The adjacent casino provides lots of adult entertainment as well as a great buffet. Clean shower facilities, as well as a substantial laundry room, are available to guests. Kids and pets are welcome but must be monitored at all times.