Road tripping with stays at Oregon coast RV parks and campgrounds is a dream trip. The coast that stretches on for more than 350 miles is breathtaking. And the best way to see it is with an RV. Imagine stopping at high cliff overlooks, spotting sea lions on the rocky shoreline, and relaxing on undeveloped beaches. Are you ready? Let’s look at nine Oregon coast campgrounds.
Table of contents
- 9 Best Oregon Coast RV Parks and Campgrounds
- Are There Any Free Beach Campgrounds on the Oregon Coast?
- Staying at an RV Park on the Oregon Coast Is an Experience You Won’t Forget
9 Best Oregon Coast RV Parks and Campgrounds
We’re bringing you nine of the best Oregon coast RV parks and campgrounds. Find out where they are and their top amenities. We also let you know why we love each of them and provide our “Morton Road Trip Rating.”
1. Pacific City RV and Camping Resort
Address: 30000 Sandlake Rd., Cloverdale, OR 97112
About: Pacific City RV and Camp Resort is open year-round and has full hookup RV sites. The resort has an indoor pool, a hot tub, laundry facilities, bathrooms, showers, miniature golf, and more. You can also hike on nature trails, fish, explore the beach, and surf.
Be prepared for narrow roads due to the trees and foliage as well as poor cell service in the campground.
Why You’ll Love It: The resort has an indoor pool and several activities that make your stay a destination in itself. You’ll love the views of the Pacific Ocean from the resort. Access to the beach, whale watching in the winter months, and hiking adventures are great reasons to stay here.
Dog Friendly: Pets are allowed. Pets in their rentals are charged $10 per pet, per night.
Morton Road Trip Rating: 8/10. It’s hard to beat the location and the cute little town of Pacific City nearby, but we just wish there was better cell or Wifi.
2. Cape Lookout State Park on the Oregon Coast
Address: 13000 Whiskey Creek Rd., Tillamook, OR 97141
About: Cape Lookout State Park’s campground is open year-round and has 38 full hookup RV sites. There are also more than 170 primitive tent sites. While it is located near the beach, none of the campsites have ocean views.
In addition, the campground has a dump station, bathrooms, showers, drinking water, a recycling station, and a junior ranger program.
For non-RVers and tenters, there are yurts and deluxe cabins for rent as well. Many of the amenities at this park are also ADA compliant for universal accessibility.
Why You’ll Love It: The state park exudes raw oceanside beauty. It’s located on a sand spit between Netarts Bay and the Pacific Ocean that is popular for beachcombing. There are miles of hiking trails that lead through forests and the beach.
Dog Friendly: Dogs are allowed on the beach but must be on a 6′ leash. They are permitted off-leash on the beach north of the campground. 6 yurts and 3 deluxe cabins are pet-friendly as well.
Morton Road Trip Rating: 9/10 – we would have given it 10/10 if there were ocean views!
3. Fort Stevens State Park
Address: 1675 Peter Iredale Rd., Hammond, OR 97121
About: Fort Stevens State Park campground is open year-round and is a HUGE campgrounds! It has 174 full hookup RV sites and 302 electric-and-water-only sites, including 47 pull-through sites.
In addition, the campground has a dump station, showers, bathrooms, a boat ramp, a bike path, disc golf, hiking trails, and more. It also has beach access and designated swimming areas.
For non-campers, there are 15 yurts and 11 deluxe cabins available for rent.
Why You’ll Love It: The state park sits just below the Washington and Oregon border. Fort Stevens was once a military installation used to guard the mouth of the Columbia River. You can view the remnants, a museum, and a historic shipwreck during your stay at this Oregon coast RV park. In addition to being close to the beach, it has access to its own freshwater lake called Coffenbury Lake.
Dog Friendly: Dogs must be leashed and picked up after at all times. Roughly half of the yurts and cabins are pet-friendly as well.
Morton Road Trip Rating: 8.5/10
4. Whalers Rest RV & Camping Resort
Address: 50 SE 123rd St., South Beach, OR 97366
About: Whalers Rest RV & Camping Resort is a open year-round campground that is a part of the Thousand Trails network. It has 164 campsites including some full hookup RV sites. It has an indoor pool and hot tub, bathrooms, showers, laundry facilities, a fitness center, a business center, nature trails, and bike trails. And if you need to leave your RV for a bit, they offer RV storage.
Whalers Rest is just 150 yards from the ocean where you can beach comb, fly a kite, surf, or swim. Chinook Winds Casino and Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum are also nearby attractions.
Why You’ll Love It: Whalers Rest RV & Camping Resort is an excellent stay along the Oregon coast for any age. There are countless things to do here, including swimming, scuba diving, whale watching, and fishing. Plus, it has an indoor pool and hot tub, a great escape when the weather is chilly or rainy.
Dog Friendly: Pets are allowed on all sites and in designated rentals. Pets in their rentals are charged $10 per pet, per night, with a $50 maximum charge per stay. Two pet maximum limit (per pet-friendly cabin).
Morton Road Trip Rating: 9.2/10
Pro Tip: Oregon has tons to offer. From amazing hikes, to stunning coasts, this is how to take in all of The Oregon Coast by RV.
5. Sea & Sand RV Park
Address: 4985 N, US-101, Depoe Bay, OR 97341
Amenities: Sea & Sand RV Park has full hookup sites with cable and Wi-Fi. The campsites are in terraced rows with gorgeous views of the beach. There are steps down to the beach if you’re on an upper level. For an RV park on the coast, the rates are very reasonable year-round from $49-$92/night depending on season and site type. Just be sure to book in advance.
Sea & Sand RV Park honors Good Sam & Active Duty Military discounts. They allow campfires in the forested sites, however, you can still have fires on the beach, BBQ, or use your own propane firepit on any of the sites.
A couple of other rules to note are that tents of any kind are not allowed, and truck campers are not allowed to be removed from trucks.
Why You’ll Love It: The RV park sits next to Highway 101 and offers ocean views. You’ll love that the park is on the beach. It’s perfect for a summer stay. And in the winter, you might get a glimpse at whales passing by.
Dog Friendly: Yes, but not all breeds are allowed and there is a 3 pet/RV rule. No pit bulls, rottweilers, or mixes of these breeds are allowed. Pets are required to be on a leash at all times and cannot be left unattended in your RV or vehicle.
Morton Road Trip Rating: 8.5/10 – beautiful campground with amazing campsites, just be ready to adhere to all the rules.
6. RV Resort at Cannon Beach
Address: 340 Elk Creek Rd., Cannon Beach, OR 97110
About: Cannon Beach RV Resort has 99 full hookup sites. The resort is open year-round and includes an indoor pool and hot tub. It also has bathrooms, showers, laundry facilities, propane, and gas and diesel fuel. They do not allow tents, and this includes car camping tents (e.g. rooftop tents, pickup tents).
Rates are as low as $51/night in the low season and $68/night in the high season. They honor Good Sam and Military discounts. All their rates are based on two-person occupancy, and they charge $3.00 per day additional per extra person over the age of 5. Children 5 and under stay free. There is also a limit of two vehicles per site.
Why You’ll Love It: The RV resort is about half a mile from the beach. Nearby is the quaint coastal community of Cannon Beach, with art galleries, shops, and restaurants to add to your getaway experience.
Dog Friendly: Their site claims that they are pet-friendly with no listed restrictions.
Morton Road Trip Rating: 7/10
7. South Beach State Park on the Oregon Coast
Address: 5580 SW Coast Hwy., Newport, OR 97366
About: The South Beach State Park’s campground is a great camping spot for enjoying the Oregon Coast. It has 60 tent sites and 227 RV sites with either electricity and water or no hookups. Note that the no-hookup sites also don’t allow generators.
For non-campers, there are 27 yurts available for rent as well.
It’s open all year and you can make your reservations up to 6 months in advance. There’s a dump station, bathrooms, and showers, as well as a meeting hall and Hospitality Center.
Why You’ll Love It: South Beach State Park is directly on the Pacific Ocean for magical views and breathtaking sunsets. You can get in as much beach time as you want and explore walking paths throughout the park. A playground area, horse-shoe pits, and a 9-hole disc golf course are also on-site, so there is plenty to do with the whole family!
Dog Friendly: Yes, pets are allowed as long as they are physically restrained and under control. Dogs are allowed on the beach as long as they are not harassing other people or wildlife. Some restrictions apply at some times of years due to nesting wildlife.
Morton Road Trip Rating: 9.5/10
8. Tillicum Beach Campground
Address: 8199 Hwy 101 N., Yachats, OR 97498
About: Most of Tillicum Beach Campground’s 61 sites have beachfront views! However, be prepared for some dry camping because they lack hookups. Some of the interior sites have electric and water hookups, however. The campground is open year-round and has flush toilets and drinking water but no shower facilities.
All sites come with a picnic table and fire ring, and reservations are recommended due to this campground’s popularity.
Rates are $28/Night for a single unit without hookups, and $36 for electric hookup sites. There is also a $8/Night charge for an extra vehicle and a limit of 8 people per campsite. Day use fees are $8/Day/Vehicle (The Interagency Annual Passes and the Northwest Forest Pass are also accepted).
Why You’ll Love It: You’ll love the location. The campground is in the Siuslaw National Forest. So there’s lots of hiking across dunes and lush woodlands right at your fingertips. Surfing, swimming, whale watching, and playing in the sand are some of the favorite pastimes of campers at Tillicum Beach.
Dog Friendly: Yes, pets are allowed as long as they are physically restrained and under control. Dogs are allowed on the beach as long as they are not harassing other people or wildlife. Some restrictions apply at some times of years due to nesting wildlife, specifically the nesting snowy plover.
Morton Road Trip Rating: 8.8/10
9. Harris Beach State Park
Address: U.S. 101, Brookings, OR 97415
Amenities: Harris Beach State Park Campground has 65 full hookup RV sites and 25 sites with electric and water only. Hookup sites have 50/30/20 amp electric hookups. They also have 6 yurts. The campground is open year-round and has a dump station, recycling station, bathroom, and drinking water. There’s a boat ramp within 10 miles of the park.
Why You’ll Love It: You can walk to a beach full of rock formations, including Arch Rock. The state park provides picturesque beachcombing, hikes, and picnics, making it an excellent option for Oregon coast campgrounds. Bird Island off the coast is a sanctuary for the rare tufted puffin. Depending on the time of year, you can also see whales, sea lions, and harbor seals playing in the waves.
Dog Friendly: Yes, as long as they are on a leash. Three of the yurts are also pet-friendly.
Morton Road Trip Rating: 9/10
Are There Any Free Beach Campgrounds on the Oregon Coast?
Free beach camping on the Oregon coast is hard to come by, but you can find free options near the coast. For example, the Blue Heron French Cheese Company in Tillamook allows you to stay in a grassy area near their parking lot. Just remember to go inside and buy something tasty!
You can also stay for free at Three Rivers Casino in Florence for up to four nights. Both of these options are within a short drive of the coast.
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Staying at an RV Park on the Oregon Coast Is an Experience You Won’t Forget
Staying in Oregon coast campgrounds is a memorable experience. You’ll likely want to return year after year. From potential whale sightings to the fantastic beaches, the Oregon coast draws people of every age in for the long haul.
Which of these campgrounds appeals most to you? If you’re like us, you may want to try each of them. Spending several weeks RVing in Oregon will not disappoint.
Plan Your Oregon Coast RV Trip Like A Pro
Your road trip getting to the Oregon Coast requires some planning, too. We recommend checking out RV Trip Wizard to help you plan your rest stops, fuel stops, overnight stays, and routes, so you arrive at your RV Park ready for adventure!
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