Camping Oregon


The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. Camping is by far my favorite thing to do during the summertime. I absolutely love getting a group of friends or family together and spending a few nights in a tent camping at one of my favorite campgrounds. As a Willamette Valley native, I prefer to stay within a few hours of Eugene, but Oregon’s vast sceneries provide for various opportunities to immerse yourself in its beautiful nature.

  1. Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park (84505 U.S. 101, Florence, OR 97439)

Area: 2 lakes, with 2 miles of sand dunes separating the campground and ocean

Amenities: Clean restrooms, hot showers, hiking trails, boat ramp, swimming, fishing

Things to do nearby: Heceta Head Lighthouse, Sea Lion Caves, Mo’s, BJ’s Ice Cream

Price: $21 a night or $44 a night for a yurt


  1. Big Lake Campground (13100 U.S. 20, Sisters, OR 97759)

Area: Wooded, located on the western side of the lake

Amenities: Vault toilets, no showers, swimming, hiking, fishing, boat ramp, water skiing

Things to do nearby: 22 miles outside of Sisters

Price: $22 a night

**Open season 5/27/2016-10/10/2016


  1. South Beach State Park (5580 SW Coast Hwy, Newport, OR 97366)

Area: Beach Access

Amenities: Clean bathrooms, hot showers, hiking, biking, fishing

Things to do: Oregon Coast Aquarium, Yaquina Lighthouse, Hatfield Marine Science

Price: $21 a night or $44 a night for a yurt


  1. Cascara Campground/Fall Creek State Recreation Area (Fall Creek, OR 97438)

Area: Wooded, on Fall Creek Reservoir

Amenities: No flush toilets, no showers, swimming, boating, fishing

Things to do nearby: Dexter Lake, Fisherman’s point, Lowell/Fall Creek Bridges

Price: $19 a night


  1. Wapiti RV Park (211 S. Drift Creek Rd. Lincoln City, OR 97367)

Area: Wooded, no beach access

Amenities: Clean restrooms. hot showers and wifi

Things to do nearby: Lincoln City Outlet Mall, Mo’s, Candyland, Devils Lake

Price: $20 a night

I encourage each of you to get outdoors and go tent camping this summer. Get a group of your closest friends and/or family and go spend some quality time hiking, fishing, swimming and eating hotdogs and smores. Have a great summer break everyone, and congratulations to the class of 2016!



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