Oregon’s beautiful, rugged coastline is nothing less than spectacular. Stretching for over 360 miles from the Columbia River in the north to the California state border in the south, the coastline is home to small bays and inlets, quiet coves, and beautiful beaches which are freely accessible to the public.
And what better way to explore the coastline of Oregon than on a camping trip? Whether you want to escape for a weekend with the family or spend a few days enjoying watersports and lazing on the beach, here are some of Oregon’s top coastal RV parks for spending some time next to the ocean.
North Oregon Coast RV Campgrounds
Fort Stevens State Park
Fort Stevens State Park is a 4,300-acre park named after the American military installation that was built near the end of the American Civil War to guard the mouth of the Columbia River. The fort was named for a slain Civil War general, Isaac Stevens, and part of a three-fort, Harbor Defense System at the river along with Forts Canby and Columbia in Washington.
Fort Stevens State Park offers a variety of recreation adventures, including camping, hiking, mountain biking, freshwater lake swimming, and wildlife-watching, and visitors can explore the historic fort and a shipwreck.
The campground features 174 full sites with water, electricity, and sewerage, 302 electrical sites with water, six tent sites with water nearby, 15 yurts, and 11 deluxe cabins, five of which are pet friendly. Campground facilities include restrooms with flush toilets, showers, and an RV dump station.
100 Peter Iredale Rd, Hammond, OR 97121, Phone: (800) 551-6949
Nehalem Bay State Park
Located near the communities of Nehalem and Manzanita on the four-mile-long Nehalem Spit, Nehalem Bay State Park has a lovely campground bordered by rolling dunes and shore pines that is within a short walk from the beach.
The campground has 265 electrical sites with water, 18 yurts, nine of which are pet-friendly, an equestrian camp with 17 primitive sites, and a fly-in camp with a 2,400-foot airstrip. The park boasts a forested 1.8-mile-long hiking and biking trail that runs along the coastline offering breathtaking views and offers activities such as kayaking, crabbing, clamming, fishing, and beachcombing.
Two-day-use areas provide access to the ocean and have modern restrooms and picnic areas with fire rings.
34600 Gary St, Nehalem, OR 97131, Phone: (800) 551-6949
The Astoria/Warrenton/Seaside KOA is within proximity to many beautiful beaches and within walking distance of the town of Astoria, where the famous movie, The Goonies, was filmed. Located across the road from Fort Stevens Park, the campground has large sites with full hook-ups for RVs, as well as sites for tents and trailers, and an indoor and outdoor swimming pool.
Other amenities include a hot tub, mini-golf course, bounce pillow for the kids, a game room, rec center, and indoor basketball courts, and the campground is a short drive away from the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park at Fort Clatsop, and the Columbia River Maritime Museum for rainy days.
Clatsop County, 1100 NW Ridge Rd, Hammond, OR 97121, United States, Phone: +1 800-562-8506
Cape Lookout State Park Campground
Nestled in a dense coastal forest on a sand spit between Netarts Bay and the Pacific Ocean, Cape Lookout State Park is an outdoor lover’s paradise that boasts a harmonious blend of nature and recreation.
A popular destination for hikers, campers, beachcombers, and sightseers, Cape Lookout State Park features a large campground with 35 full campsites with water, electricity, and sewerage hookups, as well as restrooms with flush toilets, showers, and a dump station.
The campground also has over 170 tent sites with water nearby, one electrical site with water, 13 rustic yurts, six of which are pet-friendly, six deluxe cabins, and two group tent camping areas. Two campsites and one cabin are wheelchair accessible.
13000 Whiskey CR RD W, Tillamook, OR 97141, Phone Number: (503)842-4981
Pacific City RV and Camping Resort
The Pacific City RV and Camping Resort is nestled in a nature preserve just a short walk from the beach and boasts plenty of amenities. The nearby beach is perfect for clamming, crabbing, fishing, tide pooling, and whale watching, and a campground is a great place for viewing wildlife and picking blackberries and huckleberries.
Pacific City amenities include 305 sites with full hook-ups that accommodate all sizes of RVs and rigs, modern and clean facilities, an indoor and outdoor pool, a hot tub, a playground, a mini-golf, and more.
30000 Sandlake Rd, Cloverdale, OR 97112, United States, Phone: +1 503-965-6200
Central Oregon Coast RV Campgrounds
Beverly Beach State Park
Located five miles north of Newport, Beverly Beach State Park has a lovely forest-sheltered campground just a few steps from the ocean that offers full RV hookup camping, and tent camping and has several yurts for those wanting a bit more space and luxury.
Strung along the banks of the pebbly Spencer Creek, campsites include 53 full-hookup sites, some of which have cable television, 76 electrical sites with water, 128 tent sites with water nearby, and 21 yurts, 10 of which are pet-friendly.
The campground also has three seasonal group tent camping areas and bathrooms with hot showers, sinks, and flushing toilets. Campground amenities include a Visitors Information Center, which sells firewood and souvenirs, a children’s playground, and a protected grassy day-use picnic area.
198 NE 123rd St, Newport, OR 97365, United States, Phone: +1 800-551-6949, http://oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkPage&parkId=164
Tillicum Beach Campground
The Tillicum Beach Campground is a charming seaside campground in the Siuslaw National Forest that offers spacious campsites with beachfront views, modern restrooms with flushing toilets, and an array of facilities.
The campground boasts 60 single-family campsites, 18 of which have electric and water hookups, and 22 walk-in sites offered on a first-come, first-served basis, along with picnic tables, fire rings, and grills. Campground facilities include an RV dump station, firewood, and picnic tables, and recreational activities include beachcombing, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, swimming, surfing, and wildlife viewing.
8199 Hwy 101 N, Yachats, OR 97498, Phone: (541) 547-3679, http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/siuslaw/recreation/camping-cabins/recarea/?recid=42443&actid=31
Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park
The Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park is a state park near Newport and Waldport in Lincoln County that boasts a wide white sandy beach that offers a variety of activities ranging from hiking, camping, beachcombing, kite-flying, and whale-watching.
The park has a beachside campground with 41 full-hook-up sites with water, electricity, and sewerage hook-ups, 14 electrical sites with water, seven seasonal walk-in tent sites, and two yurts, one of which is pet-friendly.
Campground facilities include restrooms with flush toilets, showers, an RV dump station in the day-use area, and several hiking trails in the park leading from the campsites to the beach, forests, and wildlife viewing areas.
Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park, Florence, OR 97439, Phone: (541) 547-3416, http://oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkPage&parkId=85
Beachside State Recreation Site
Beachside State Recreation Site is a seasonal state park located a few miles south of Waldport on the central coast that boasts miles of broad, sandy beach that makes for outstanding beach camping. The campground offers thirty-two electrical sites with water, forty-two tent sites with water nearby, two yurts, one of which is pet-friendly, and modern restrooms with hot showers, sinks, and flushing toilets.
The park’s beach is ideal for outdoor activities such as kite-flying, whale-watching, beachcombing, and swimming, and other outdoor activities include hiking, mountain biking, and bird and wildlife watching.
5960 SW Pacific Coast Hwy, Waldport, OR 97394, United States, Phone: +1 800-551-6949
South Oregon Coast RV Campgrounds
Cape Blanco State Park
Located at the state’s westernmost tip on the Cape Blanco peninsula with spectacular ocean views, Cape Blanco State Park has a comfortable campground with 52 electrical sites with water, a reservable horse camp with 12 pipe corrals, and four rustic cabins, two of which are pet friendly.
The park features more than eight miles of hiking and horseback riding trails that lead to the beach, great fishing spots along the Sixes River, the historic Cape Blanco Lighthouse, and several viewpoints with spectacular panoramic ocean views.
There is also a 150-acre open riding area opposite the horse camp, and the 19th-century Cape Blanco Lighthouse and historic Hughes House are open to the public for guided tours during the week.
Curry County, Oregon, Phone: Park: 541-332-6774, http://oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkPage&parkId=44
Sunset Bay State Park
Situated in one of the most picturesque areas on the Oregon coast just outside the town of Charleston on Coos Bay, Sunset Bay State Park boasts towering sea cliffs, protected sandy beaches, pristine coastal forests, and spectacular ocean vistas from atop headlands.
The park has a large campground with sites for tent camping and RVs, including 30 full-hookup sites, 35 electrical sites with water, and 65 tent sites with water nearby, as well as eight cozy and comfortable yurts and two group tent camping areas.
Day-use and picnic facilities can be found along the bay, and activities include beachcombing, fishing, swimming, and boating. A network of hiking trails runs between Sunset Bay, Shore Acres, and Cape Arago State Parks.
Coos Bay, OR 97420, Phone: (800) 551-6949
Bullards Beach State Park
Bullards Beach State Park is a large, family-oriented state park two miles north of Bandon with a protected campground spread out beneath shore pine trees with easy access to the beach. The park boasts three campsite loops that are equipped with water and electrical hook-ups, as well as 13 yurts, six of which are pet friendly.
The park also features an equestrian camp with eight primitive sites and easy access to the beach and dunes and a refurbished hiker and biker camp with solar-powered USB charging ports and modern restrooms with hot showers, sinks, and flushing toilets.
The park is also home to the Coquille River, the Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, which has a wide variety of wildlife, and the historic Coquille River Lighthouse.
Bullards Beach State Park, Bandon, OR 97411, United States, Phone: +1 800-551-6949
Harris Beach State Park
Harris Beach State Park is an Oregon State Park north of Brookings that is named after Scottish pioneer George Scott Harris who settled in the area in the 1880s.
The park is home to the largest island off the Oregon coast known as Bird Island or Goat Island, which is a National Wildlife Sanctuary and breeding site for rare birds. The park offers a wealth of recreational activities, including camping, hiking, mountain biking, and picnicking with a day-use area offering picnic tables and modern restrooms.
The park has a year-round campground with 65 full-hookup sites, 25 electrical sites with water, 59 tent sites with water nearby, six yurts, three of which are pet-friendly, and a children’s playground. Campground facilities include restrooms with flush toilets, showers, and an RV dump station.
U.S. 101, Brookings, OR 97415, Phone: (800) 551-6949, http://oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkPage&parkId=58
Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park
The Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park is a beautiful, versatile coastal park three miles south of the city of Florence on the Oregon coast that is home to the second-largest Oregon state park campground and an array of facilities.
The large campground has more than 350 campsites featuring 47 full-hookup sites, 121 electrical sites with water, 187 tent sites with water nearby, ten yurts, and six seasonal group tent camping areas. Campground facilities include restrooms with flush toilets, showers, and an RV dump station, and recreational opportunities in the park include hiking, mountain biking, swimming, canoeing, and pleasure boating.
Florence, OR 97439, Phone: (800) 551-6949, http://oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkPage&parkId=95
South Jetty RV Park
South Jetty RV and Camping Resort is located right next to Florence, which is home to some of the largest dunes in the country, making it the perfect base for campers who love outdoor sports like dune buggying, sandboarding, and beachcombing.
The resort is adjacent to the dunes and the beach can easily be accessed through the state park. The resort offers a swimming pool, hot tub, nature trails, tennis courts, and a basketball court along with lots of planned activities.
5010 S Jetty Rd, Florence, OR 97439, United States, Phone: +1 541-997-8296
Humbug Mountain State Park
Humbug Mountain State Park is located on the rocky Oregon Coast and is home to a variety of terrain from beautiful beaches to deep canyons and rugged mountains. The campground in the park is nestled within a canyon and is sheltered from inclement weather. It also means warmer temperatures throughout the year.
The campground is fairly small with just 39 basic sites that do not have sewer or water hookups. Comfortable restrooms have hot showers, flushing toilets, and potable water, and it is advisable to reserve your place early as the small campground gets booked up quickly.
Outdoor activities in and around the campground include several excellent hiking trails, a three-mile hiking trail to the summit of Humbug Mountain, beachcombing, scuba diving, and surfing. There are also some beautiful historic homes and lighthouses within a short drive from the park.
Port Orford, OR 97465, United States, Phone: +1 541-332-6774, https://stateparks.oregon.gov/index.cfm?do=park.profile&parkId=40
Heceta Beach RV Park
Heceta Beach RV Park is a family-friendly RV park in Florence that offers easy access to the beach and both pull-through and back-in sites with full and partial hook-ups. Located on the north side of Florence, the park is peaceful and quiet and close to a beautiful beach where campers can walk for miles along the coast.
The RVs have sites that accompany all sizes of RV, as well as tents, and facilities at the campground include clean restrooms, hot and cold showers, laundry facilities, picnic tables, and fire rings. There is Wi-fi available for guests, who also have access to a gym.
4636 Heceta Beach Rd, Florence, OR 97439, United States, Phone: +1 541-997-7664
Jill Miller is the founder of Your RV Lifestyle. Trading corporate America for the open road, Jill, along with her partner Jose, began their RV journey, making an unconventional start by wintering in New Jersey. A natural adventurer, she was motivated by a desire to explore the USA and beyond, embracing the varied landscapes, communities, and cultures across the country.
For Jill, the allure of RV living was not about material accumulation, but rather the pursuit of an adventurous, fulfilling lifestyle. A lover of golf, bicycling, hiking, and line dancing, she has carried her passions across the country, engaging with them in diverse settings. Jill’s commitment to the RV lifestyle came after years of careful research, numerous consultations with RV owners, and personal trials, including living in a rental RV.