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  • The Deschutes River and Paulina Peak (7,989 ft) from La Pine State Park.- Let's Go Camping
  • Cabins at LaPine State Park Campground.- Let's Go Camping
  • The view north across the upland prairie at Champoeg State Park.- Let's Go Camping
  • A yurt at Champoeg State Park Campground.- Let's Go Camping
  • Cape Lookout State Park Campground.- Let's Go Camping
  • Cape Lookout State Park Campground cabins.- Let's Go Camping
  • View from the trail north of Cape Lookout.- Let's Go Camping
  • Lower South Falls at Silver Falls State Park in autumn.- Let's Go Camping
  • Lone Pine Campground in Cottonwood Canyon State Park.- Let's Go Camping
  • Yurts at Wallowa Lake Campground.- Let's Go Camping
  • Walk-in campsite area.- Let's Go Camping
  • View looking west down the Crooked River at Smith Rock State Park.- Let's Go Camping
  • Beachside campsite at Beachside State Recreation Site Campground.- Let's Go Camping
  • Humbug Mountain State Park Campground.- Let's Go Camping
  • Yurts at Tumalo State Park Campground.- Let's Go Camping
  • Deschutes River in Tumalo State Park.- Let's Go Camping
  • Mossy surroundings at Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park Campground.- Let's Go Camping
  • Ainsworth State Park Campground walk-in campsite.- Let's Go Camping
  • South Beach State Park's interpretive boardwalk.- Let's Go Camping
  • Typical state park campsite along Detroit Lake shoreline.- Let's Go Camping
  • Detroit Lake and Mount Jefferson (10,495 ft) from the campground.- Let's Go Camping
  • Clackamas River at Milo McIver State Park.- Let's Go Camping
  • Typical campsite at Nehalem Bay State Park Campground.- Let's Go Camping
  • Looking north toward Neahkahnie Mountain and Oswald West State Park from Nehalem Bay State Park.- Let's Go Camping
  • Milky Way over Harris Beach and Goat Island.- Let's Go Camping
  • Sunset Bay State Park.- Let's Go Camping
  • Fish cleaning station at Sunset Bay State Park Campground.- Let's Go Camping
  • Cape Blanco State Park Campground is a great place to watch for whales and sunsets.- Let's Go Camping
  • Memaloose State Park Campground.- Let's Go Camping
  • Looking out over Spencer Creek under Highway 101 at Beverly Beach Campground.- Let's Go Camping
  • Open car/tent campsites at Deschutes River State Recreation Area Campground.- Let's Go Camping
  • Cabins at Fort Stevens State Park Campground.- Let's Go Camping
  • The shipwrecked Peter Iredale at Fort Stevens State Park. - Let's Go Camping
  • The Chetco River flows right by the Alfred Loeb State Park Campground.- Let's Go Camping
  • Camas Creek runs alongside the Ukiah-Dale Forest State Park Campground.- Let's Go Camping
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Simply put, Oregon is a land made for camping. Those who have explored the state's public coastline or expansive stretches of wilderness, national forests and BLM land making up much of Oregon’s interior know that a person could easily spend a lifetime discovering new places to spend the night outdoors in the Beaver State. Thanks to this healthy allotment of public land, the camping options in Oregon are seemingly infinite. From quiet riverside sites tucked away in lesser-known mountain ranges to ocean-adjacent campgrounds hidden among verdant rainforests, the scenery and access to a wealth of outdoor activities afforded by camping in Oregon are nothing short of world class.

Most of us don’t have endless time to explore all the unpaved backroads and hundreds of campgrounds peppered throughout the state, so starting a search for the perfect Oregon campsite can feel daunting. A great place to start is with Oregon State Parks. Oregon stands out as a state that has invested in nourishing its state park network. Aside from being situated in stunning locations and offering a variety of amenities and easy access to nature, Oregon State Parks boast an impressive set of well-kept campgrounds and a diverse offering of educational programs to the public. And with over 50 state park campgrounds located around the state, there is truly a setting and a campsite (or a cozy cabin or yurt) for everyone.

As the third video in a three-part series highlighting the exceptional diversity of outdoor recreation opportunities awaiting you in Oregon, and in honor of the state treasure that is Oregon’s State Parks, we are thrilled to share Let’s Go Camping. Created in partnership with Travel Oregon, Outdoor Project, Outlive Creative, Oregon State Parks and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Let’s Go Camping takes viewers on a cinematic excursion featuring a diversity of state park camping options throughout the state.

Whether Oregon's coast, lakes, rivers or mountains are your camping calling, Oregon State Parks has you covered. Discover one of the state park campground options from the list below and visit Oregon State Parks Find a Park page for more options. Reservations are recommended during the summer season. If you're new to family camping or to Oregon camping altogether, check out Oregon State Parks introductory program, Let’s Go Camping, to start your camping adventures on the right foot. Happy trails!  

Oregon State Park Campgrounds: Interior

Cottonwood Canyon State Park. Photo by Tyson Gillard.

Oregon State Park Campgrounds: Coastal

Cape Blanco State Park. Photo by Denis LeBlanc.

 

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So you're interested in Oregon. Chances are you're ready to hike the trails, sip craft beer and chow down on a farm-fresh feast. But let’s not get too caught up in the hype: When you dig a bit deeper, you learn there’s even more to this wild and wonderful state. Start exploring and plan your next trip at Travel Oregon.

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