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20 Best RV Campgrounds in Oregon By Location

| Updated Dec 5, 2023

The best RV campgrounds in Oregon organized by location: Southern, Coastal, Central, and Northern.

Known for its gorgeous topography, the Beaver State attracts thousands of RVers every year.

It is a great place to hike in old-growth forests, walk along sandy beaches, or spend time in a high desert escape. It is sure to have an RV park that is just right for you.

The following is our list of the best RV Campgrounds in the great state of Oregon, organized by region…

The Best RV Campgrounds in Oregon

Best RV Campgrounds in Oregon
Oregon has everything

Oregon is known for its national forests and gorgeous state parks. But its freshwater lakes, waterfalls, coastal regions, and hot springs offer some of the finest water-rich activities in America.

Whether you are fishing for rainbow trout in the summer months or enjoying the great views in the winter months, Oregon has something for every season. Never be stranded when traveling with my list of great campgrounds in Oregon…

Southern Oregon

Southern Oregon is home to many things, including the Crater Lake National Park. This gorgeous deep-water lake is awe-inspiring.

7,700 years ago, Native Americans witnessed its very formation, when a volcano erupted and collapsed a tall mountain peak.

Now fed by rain and snow, Crater Lake is one of the purest lakes you can find in North America. It is the deepest lake in the United States, and boasted as one of the purist on Earth.

You won't want to road trip through southern Oregon and miss this spectacular sight!

1. Crater Lake RV Park

Just a short drive from the national park, Crater Lake RV Park offers 57 RV sites paved, widely spaced spots for RV campers. This is a great option if you plan to spend some time at the lake.

They have BBQ pits, fire rings, horseshoe pit, hiking trails, Wifi access, and television and telephone access.

2. Ashland's Creekside Campground

Situated alongside Neil Creek and only a quarter-mile from Emigrant Lake, this RV campground offers its guests many amenities. It is the perfect place to rest up after a long day of outdoor play!

Pop into town to shop or dine at one of the many shops and restaurants. Or, participate in their annual Oregon Shakespeare Festival!

They have Wifi access, a general store, hot showers, potable water, pet areas, laundry facilities, swimming pool, playground, horseshoes, basketball court, dump station, and a rec room.

3. Southern Oregon RV Park

Located in Rogue Valley, Southern Oregon RV Park is a prime location near various lakes and the Rogue River. It's also in close proximity to the Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, and the Britt Music & Arts Festival in Jacksonville.

For those with e-bikes, this park also connects directly to the Bear Creek Greenway, a 20-mile, paved trail that connects nearby cities, including Ashland and Medford.

All sites are paved with two different size slips. The park has 20-30-50 amp service, water sewer, restrooms, an off-leash dog area, and more.

4. Shady Trails RV Park 

Located in Shady Cove, right outside Medford, you can make a comfortable temporary homestead at this park. It is located on the beautiful Rogue River and has three community parks.

You can also take advantage of the dog run, playground, clean bathrooms, community garden, and on-site laundry facilities. 

5. Joseph Stewart County Park

Jackson County manages the Joseph H. Stewart Recreation Area. While visiting, you can enjoy hiking, fishing, cycling, and swimming. During the summer, the park hosts a variety of evening programs. 

It sits on the Rogue River, about 40 miles from Crater Lake National Park. It is also about 35 miles northeast of Medford, Oregon. 

Coastal Oregon

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Oregon Coast

The Oregon coast is a wonder to behold! Pine tree cliffs towering over craggy rocks that dot sandy beaches is what you can expect on this part of the pacific ocean.

From Brookings, Cannon Beach, Tillamook, and Astoria, there is so much for you to enjoy on this coastline.

6. Sea and Sand RV Park

One of my favorite RV parks is the Sea and Sand RV Park. That is because of its wonderful, beachfront location, which is within walking distance from the beach.

Let the crashing waves lull you to sleep each night. You can also take a short walk to find shells, agates, and even Japanese fishing floats along the sandy shores. Or, try to spot whales from the ocean views.

7. Thousand Trails Whalers Rest

This campground is a good example of why Thousand Trails is one of the best RV campground memberships. It's located just 150 yards form the Pacific Ocean.

Amenities include shuffleboard, an indoor pool, a fitness center, a dog park, bike trails, mini golf, and more. Not to mention beach activities like scuba diving, surfing, whale watching, and fishing.

You can enjoy this Oregon campground and its stunning views year-round.

8. Harris Beach State Park

Harris Beach has miles of trails, rocky shorelines, and sandy beaches located near Brookings, Oregon. 

Harris Beach State Park features 65 RV sites with full hook-ups and 25 with electric and water hook-ups. They even have six rentable yurts if you want to meet up with friends who do not have an RV! 

Bird lovers can take advantage of the park’s proximity to Bird Island (also called Goat Island). It is a National Wildlife Sanctuary and breeding site for the Tufeted Puffin and other rare birds. 

9. Honey Bear By the Sea

This campground is on the Pacific Ocean, nestled in old-growth redwoods, spruce, and pine forests. The 50-acre campground offers beach access, free Wi-fi, hiking, and biking trails, and is pet friendly.  

10. Fort Stevens 

Fort Stevens is one of the nation’s largest public campgrounds and is located on a one-time military installation protecting the Columbia River's couth. 

Today, it is a 4,300-acre park with beach features, a freshwater lake, a historic shipwreck, and lots of wildlife viewing.

Central Oregon

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Three Sisters area

From wine tasting to college life, central Oregon is filled with good times.

Hikers or other outdoorsy people, love to take advantage of the Three Sisters area, as well as all of the other hiking trails available. These three closely-spaced volcanic mountains are breathtaking, and part of the Cascade Mountain range.

11. Deerwood RV Park

When traveling through, check out Deerwood RV Park. Located in a secluded forested area atop lush green lawns, Deerwood RV Park offers you a relaxing spot to park your RV.

This 10-acre RV park offers many amenities. They have full hookups, picnic tables, laundry facilities, WiFi, Cable, sewer hookups, and private showers. And a fire pit to enjoy s'mores every night.

12. Bend Sisters Garden RV Resort

The Rv park boasts many amenities for its guests to enjoy. They have level, paved RV sites, full hookups, laundry facilities, fire rings, dog runs and pet walks, landscaped sites, a BBQ rental area, a general store, picnic areas, and a pool and hot tub.

It is a great place to relax after a long day of enjoying nature.

13. Paulina Lake

The Paulina Lake campground is located in the Newberry National Monument and offers incredible views and many things to do. It is an exciting park because it sits 6,350 above sea level inside the caldera of Newberry Volcano. 

This is one for the geology buffs out there!

14. Belknap Hot Springs

Belknap Hot Springs offers the best of both worlds: forested wilderness and a place to soak at the end of the day. Located right on the McKenzie River, this central Oregon campground is beautiful. 

The hot spring pools are open year-round. You can also enjoy acres of gardens to explore. 

15. Crane Prairie Campground

Crane Prairie Campground in Deschutes, Oregon is known for its outstanding fishing and top-tier wildlife viewing. There are many sites on the water, with the others located within a one to two-minute walk. 

Northern Oregon/Greater Portland Area

While you can still find wide open forests and gorgeous river valleys, like the Columbia River Gorge, northern Oregon is also home to the state's capital, Salem, and the bustling metropolis of Portland.

Portland is known for its “artsy” vibe. There are excellent restaurants, theaters, museums, and quirky stores to check out. You can also stay or take a day trip to the Columbia River Valley to hike or see Multnomah Falls.

16. Silver Falls State Park

Another popular destination is Silver Falls State Park. Known as the “crown jewel” of the Oregon State Parks, Silver Falls State Park offers hiking galore.

It is even home to a 177-foot waterfall (part of the Trail of Ten Falls). This place truly is a hiker's dream!

Families have gathered here for years for family reunions, potlucks, and weddings. Use the park's horseshoe pits, playground, picnic tables spacious lawns, and barbecue stands and table areas to host your next large family gathering.

Consider wildlife viewing while horseback riding through this gorgeous, lush landscape from the Howard Creek Horse Camp.

The campground has 48 electrical sites with potable water, as well as 43 tent sites. They even offer pet-friendly deluxe cabins, hot showers, and flush toilets!

17. Willamette Wine Country RV Park

Reserve a spot at this wine country favorite. Or rent a trailer that is already set up.

Known for its quiet and friendly atmosphere, this park is a great jumping-off point if you love wineries, historic small towns, aviation museums, casinos, live music, or golf.

18. Silver Fox RV Park

Use this RV park as a home base when in the northern part of the state. Located just across the street from the marina six miles south of Estacada, they have pull-thru sites, allow pets, electric hookups, and WiFi.

19. Grande Hot Springs RV Resort

Located in Northwest Oregon, the Grande Hot Springs RV Resort is located in the scenic Grande Ronde Valley. The campground draws water from Hot Lake (which is aptly named) to heat all the buildings and for soaking.

RV guests can soak seasonally in the soaking pools from May to September. Depending on the weather, they may be open longer.

The facilities include 100 grassy, pull-through sites, 30 & 50 amp service, and resort-style restrooms. The park is only a short drive from downtown La Grande and Union. Plus, a great base to explore Anthony Lakes and Eagle Cap Wilderness Area.

20. Dundee Hills Resort 

The Dundee Hills Resort is nestled at the base of Dundee Hills. This is another excellent resort for wine lovers, located in the heart of wine country. 

The resort features an on-site tasting room featuring Archer Vineyards wines, full hook-ups, and laundry and shower facilities. You can also access Wi-fi for your convenience! 

Your Vote on the Best RV Campgrounds in Oregon

We'd love to hear about your experiences at any of these campgrounds and your recommendations for others. Please share in the comments what you think are the best RV campgrounds in Oregon.

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Mike Wendland

Published on 2023-12-03

Mike Wendland is a multiple Emmy-award-winning Journalist, Podcaster, YouTuber, and Blogger, who has traveled with his wife, Jennifer, all over North America in an RV, sharing adventures and reviewing RV, Camping, Outdoor, Travel and Tech Gear for the past 12 years. They are leading industry experts in RV living and have written 18 travel books.

7 Responses to “20 Best RV Campgrounds in Oregon By Location”

December 04, 2023at1:10 pm, Bryant Payne said:

While all of these spots are great, they are all west of the Cascade Crest, which leaves out some excellent places in the eastern part of the state, especially if you like uncrowded wide open spaces. The Steens Mountain/Alvord Desert area is one of those places.

You do, however, name one place in Northeastern Oregon by putting it in Northwest Oregon. The Grande Hot Springs Resort is indeed located near La Grande, which is in the Northeast corner of Oregon in the foothills of the Blue Mountains and close to the Wallowas, some of the most scenic places in the state.


December 05, 2023at3:56 pm, Team RV Lifestyle said:

Excellent points, Bryant – thanks for sharing this and adding more to the conversation! Team RV Lifestyle


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September 14, 2021at1:27 pm, Olivia Ava said:

Love this article. Pictures are stunning❤️?


September 12, 2021at10:49 pm, Kent said:

Although we don’t live in Oregon, We love the Oregon state parks. Have never had a bad experience.
NehAlem Bay SP south of Cannon Beach and Bullards Beach SP near Bandon Oregon are our coastal faves.


September 12, 2021at7:52 am, Lynne Whitmire said:

Bellknap hotsprings and resort is an amazing place. The McKinsey River runs right through the middle of it. They have several hot spring pools, a lodge, cabins, tent camping and full hookups for RV. We had a family reunion there and had a fabulous time! White water rafting, gardens, hikes fire rings, they have it all.


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