Open Year-round
?
Reservations possible?
Yes
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
Yes
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Located within Oxbow Regional Park and right beside the Sandy River, the Oxbow Campground is one of Portland’s most accessible and beautiful campgrounds. That being said, Metro, who runs the park, does not take reservations for any of the 57 camping sites, so get in early because campsites are available on a first-come-first-served bases. Firewood is available for purchase ($5/bundle) and there are showers, but bring your quarters, as one $0.25 coin will get you only 2.5 minutes of hot water. Note that all of the RV sites are reserved for RV’s only, however there are no potable water or electrical hook-ups.

To fully explore the park, a few of the river's swimming holes, and its impressive grove of old-growth Douglas fir, western red cedar and western hemlock, hop onto the Oxbow Nature Trail at the north end of the campground.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Parking Pass

General Day Use Fee

Pros

Proximity to city. Park amenities. Swimming in Sandy River. Hiking trails.

Cons

No dogs allowed.

Pets allowed

Not Allowed

Managed by

Metro

Reservation phone number

503.663.470

Features

Flushing toilets
Showers
Boat ramp(s)
Swimming holes
Potable water
Picnic tables
Covered picnic areas
Horseshoes
Playground

Location

Field Guide + Map

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