Oregon’s seasonal campgrounds all have two things in common:

  • All are great places to camp and fish; and
  • All are exclusively open to first-come, first-served primitive camping.

What is primitive camping?  Primitive campgrounds are designed for tents and have no utility hookups. Most can accommodate self-contained RVs.  All have flush or vault restrooms, but none have showers. Several sites usually share one water faucet. All sites have picnic tables and fire rings. Some campsites you walk into.

Fall Creek State Recreation Area on Fall Creek Reservoir and the new campground  atNorth Santiam State Recreation Area open May 1. Cascadia State Park campground on the South Santiam River will open mid-May.

The gates to four other seasonal campgrounds east of the Cascades opened this week:

Government Island State Recreation Area, in the Columbia River, is open year round.

Follow the links for more information and directions.



One Response to “Oregon’s Seasonal State Park Campgrounds Open in May”

  • Jerry Henderson:

    We stayed at Loon Lake Lodge & RV Resort, one of the more scenic Oregon coast RV parks that offers camping, boating and fishing near the coast. It’s an excellent Oregon campground that makes a good basecamp for deer and elk hunting! The lodge also offers cabin and yurt rentals. The Loon Lake Lodge and RV Resort is located about 45 minutes from Reedsport. It offers year-round resort Oregon coast lodging in cabins, yurts and motel rooms, or waterfront camping in scenic tent or RV park sites with full-hookups, satellite TV and Wi-Fi – all on one mile of lake frontage on the scenic Loon Lake. The marina offers jet ski rentals, boat rentals and pontoon boats.

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