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Open Year-round
Yes
Reservations possible?
Yes
RV Hookups
Yes
Potable water
Yes
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Located on the 5-mile long sandy spit of Cape Lookout State Park, the campground is a tent camper’s ideal coastal sanctuary and launching pad for numerous nearby hiking adventures, including the incredible Cape Lookout Trail and the hikes to the “Big Spruce” and “Octopus Tree” at Cape Meares.

Unlike many of the Oregon Coast’s other state parks, this campground is better designed for lightweight weekend packers than for RVs, but for those who prefer to travel with some of the comforts of home, the campground does still offer 38 full hook-up (sewer, electrical and water) sites. As for the rest, the campground offers 172 tent campsites, 13 yurts, six deluxe cabins, two group campsites, a large day use and picnic area, along with an amphitheater where interpretive talks are regularly scheduled.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Parking Pass

General Day Use Fee

Pros

Beach access. Access to hikes. Campsites with privacy and sun.

Cons

Big crowds in peak of summer.

Pets allowed

Yes

Managed by

Oregon Parks + Recreation Department

Reservation phone number

18004525687

Address

Unnamed Road
Tillamook, OR 97141
United States

Features

Flushing toilets
Showers
Potable water
Picnic tables
Covered picnic areas
Amphitheater

Recommended Campsites Without Photos

C40, C46, C48

Location

Field Guide + Map

Nearby Adventures

Comments

09.15.16
Spent the weekend camping, hiking, and playing in the ocean! We occupied sites A44, A45 A46. Had 7 humans and 22 Siberian Huskies.

Cons:
Limited shade
All camp sites (at least in A loop) blend together
No privacy (I could see what the campers 3 sites down were eating)
Small sites

Pros:
Very well maintained
Friendly camp host & rangers
Easy beach access
Centrally located for other activities
Clean beach
Surprisingly quiet

Conclusion: Thinking about another trip there, but maybe in the week instead of the weekend.
03.28.16
A Lovely spot for a quick get-away, or nightly stay during a road trip. Enjoyable drive from/to Pelican Brewing and Cape Kiwanda, this location gives you options to explore from home base. The park itself is rich with Oregon greenery, cliffside and beachfront.

Camp Hosts have firewood, bring dry starter as the moisture really seeps in during the Spring months. Campsites are a good medium size, with paved parking spaces for a couple cars or long RV. Tent pitching surfaces range from forest floor to grass to mud. A tarp or footprint is recommended to combat moisture and mud.

Walking West from the campground, drop a blanket and picnic materials once your feet hit sand. The beach itself has some mileage to it, perfect for strolling down at the end of the day for sunset. Views of Netarts and off-coast sea stacks to the North add to the visual pleasure of the beach, which is littered with driftwood, shells and rocks, and whatever the tide happens to bring in besides good vibes.

Oregon Coast weather, unpredictable at times. Prepare for rain regardless of weather forecast in Spring. Expect winds coming up from the ocean during the night year round. The main campground has sites nestled back into tree coverage, as well as some under open sky closer to the beach.

06.19.14
We camped at site C11. We liked how the picnic area was tucked behind a hedge and offered some privacy. It was a little odd to see the chopped tree. We had amazing bird encounters, including a cedar waxwing.
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