Oregon is well known for its breathtaking coastline. From rugged cliffs to sea stacks and tide pools, there is much to see up and down the coast. And our 21 Best RV Campgrounds Along the Oregon Coast are no exception.
The citizens of Oregon made a thoughtful decision in years past to keep their coastlines public. Many state parks with campgrounds are located along the beaches making it a perfect place for traveling with your RV. While there are some private campgrounds along the coast, most of these parks are located a few miles away from the beaches.
- How Do We Find Great Campgrounds?
- North Oregon Coast RV Campgrounds
- Central Oregon Coast RV Campgrounds
- South Oregon Coast RV Campgrounds
- FREE RV Camping along the Oregon Coast
In the summer, temperatures along the coast are mild and the views along the beach are awe-inspiring. In the winter months, the Oregon Coast is a great place to watch storms, look for treasures along the beach and even view whales. No matter what time of year you visit Oregon, our list of the top 21 RV campgrounds on the Oregon Coast will help you find the best place to enjoy your trip.
If you don’t own an RV or camper, you can always rent one for your RV beach campground vacation. RVshare and Outdoorsy have thousands to choose from all over the Oregon Coast.
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North Oregon Coast RV Campgrounds
1. Fort Stevens State Park
If you love the beach and maritime history then this is the campground for you. Fort Stevens State Park is a 4,300-acre park that is home to Fort Stevens- a fort that was in service from the Civil War to World War II. While visiting, you can tour the fort and even take an underground tour of a World War II command center. Volunteers share the history of the park and its service with visitors.
In addition, Fort Stevens is home to a shipwreck as well as six miles of hiking and nine miles of biking trails. Nature lovers will be right at home with freshwater lakes to explore along with lots of wildlife. Elk roam the trails and the bird watching will keep you busy for hours.
The park’s location at the mouth of the Columbia River provides amazing views and opportunities for recreation. Swimming, fishing, canoeing, boating, and beachcombing are all popular activities at Fort Stevens. If you have a four-wheel drive vehicle, you can even drive right on to the beach throughout the park.
The campground has 174 full hookup sites, 302 electric and water sites, as well as cabins and yurts. During the summer months, the park can book up so make your reservations early to secure a spot.
2. Astoria/Warrenton/Seaside KOA
Just across the street from Fort Stevens State Park is the Astoria/Warrenton/Seaside KOA. While not directly on the beach, this campground still makes our list of great campgrounds in Oregon due to its proximity to so many excellent beaches. Fort Stevens is close by and Cannon Beach is just a short drive away.
Goonies fans will love checking out the town of Astoria, where the movie was filmed. History buffs are just a quick drive from the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park at Fort Clatsop. Also be sure to check out the Columbia River Maritime Museum, which has a variety of exhibits on the history of the region and the impact of the coast and river on Oregon’s development.
With an indoor and outdoor pool along with sites large enough for even the biggest rigs, the KOA is a great place for your Oregon Coast vacation. Other amenities include a hot tub, mini-golf course, bounce pillow for the kids, a game room, rec center, and indoor basketball courts.
3. Nehalem Bay State Park
The sound of the ocean echoes throughout the campground at Nehalem Bay State Park. Located on a four-mile long sand spit, the campground is nestled between the dunes and a pine forest.
This campground is unique in that it has a small airstrip and fly-in camp! It is also popular with horse riders who will find primitive horse campsites along with miles of beach and trails perfect for riding. There is an outfitter that will take you horseback riding around the beach as well.
Hikers and bikers flock to the area where you can bike or hike around the bay and observe wildlife. Kayaking, clamming, crabbing and fishing are all great activities that can be done right at the park.
The campground has 265 sites with electric and water. There are no sewer hookups but there is a dump station on site along with showers and flush toilets. This campground is a popular one so book in advance to guarantee a spot.
4. Pacific City RV and Camping Resort
For peace and quiet near the shore, check out the Pacific City RV and Camping Resort. This resort offers tons of amenities just a short walk from the beach. While not directly on the beach, the campsites are nestled in a nature preserve with easy beach access.
The campground is a great place for viewing wildlife and is known for the bunnies that roam the area. Huckleberries and blackberries are also located on the property making for family fun in the fall.
The beach in the area is perfect for tide pooling and whale watching is a popular pastime. Other activities at the campground include clamming, crabbing, and fishing.
For those looking to enjoy the amenities of the campground, Pacific City offers an indoor and outdoor pool, hot tub, Wi-Fi, playground, mini-golf and many other outdoor sports.
Pacific City is a Thousand Trails resort, making it an affordable choice for members. However, everyone is welcome at the campground. There are 305 sites at the park that can accommodate rigs of all sizes.
5. Cape Lookout State Park
For great views and easy beach access, Cape Lookout is a popular spot in northern Oregon. There are more than eight miles of trails in the park, perfect for hiking. There is also an old-growth forest along with access to the beach and bay. Keep an eye out for glass floats as you beach comb along the shore.
The campground only has 38 full hookup sites so be sure to book early to guarantee your spot. Hot showers, flush toilets and a dump station are all located on site.
Central Oregon Coast RV Campgrounds
6. Sea and Sand RV Park
Nestled between Newport and Lincoln City, Depoe Bay is located along seven miles of sandy beach perfect for RV camping. Sea and Sand RV Park features campsites with amazing ocean views. There are also forested sites just a quick walk to the beach.
There is a lot to do at the RV park itself. Beachcombing can really pay off here with agates, shells and even Japanese floats washing up regularly. Depoe Bay is also a great place for whale watching during the grey whale migration season.
For those wanting to explore the area, Depoe Bay will not disappoint. Salishan Resort is less than one mile away and is known for its excellent shopping and golfing. Charter boats are ready in Depoe Bay to take you out on the adventure of a lifetime, whether you would like a whale watching trip or deep-sea fishing adventure. Between Lincoln City and Newport you can find outlet shopping, aquariums, casinos and more.
One important thing to note at Sea and Sand is that there is a maximum stay of 14 nights in an ocean site during their high season from July to September. At other times of the year, there is no maximum stay. If you are a Good Sam member or active duty military, be sure to ask about a discount!
7. Devil’s Lake State Recreation Area
This campground is not directly on the ocean but it makes our list because it is close to the beach with a bonus: it is on a lake! Devil’s Lake State Recreation Area is a small, quiet campground located in Lincoln City. The campground gives you the peace and quiet of a state park campground with the convenience of being just a few minutes from all the amenities of town.
Boats are welcome and boating, skiing and swimming are all popular activities on the lake. Wildlife is plentiful and the beach is just a ten-minute walk away. There are only 28 full hookup sites in the park so definitely book your stay in advance.
Lincoln City has a lot to offer vacationers. From top-notch seafood to outlet shopping and even a casino, there is plenty to do both on and off the beach.
While you are beachcombing be sure to keep an eye out for the gorgeous, one of a kind glass floats that are left along the beach in Lincoln City each year. Called the “Finders Keepers” program, these floats are placed along the beach for people to discover and take home.
8. Premier RV Resort
Located just across the 101 from the beach, Premier RV Resort in Lincoln City offers easy beach access with great amenities. Full hookups along with long pull thru sites make it a favorite for big rigs.
The resort also features free Wi-Fi, a hot tub, newly renovated bathrooms, and showers, along with rally rooms and regular activities. Beachcombing is phenomenal in the area and the restaurants and attractions of Lincoln City are just a short drive away.
9. Whaler’s Rest RV and Camping Resort
If you are looking to fall asleep to the sound of the waves, be sure to stay a few days at Whaler’s Rest in Newport. Just 150 yards from the ocean, you can hear the sounds of the shore at most campsites. Some campsites have partial ocean views so if you are interested in a site with a view, be sure to ask when booking.
The campground is open year round and is a great starting point for an exploration of the Newport area. Newport is home to the Oregon Coast Aquarium, one of the nation’s best. The variety of marine life found at the aquarium will not disappoint. Newport is also home to the Rogue Brewery, a great place to stop in for a pint or some pub grub.
At the campground, you will find an indoor pool, spa, billiards, tennis courts, and mini-golf. Bike and nature trails wind throughout the park and will lead you down to the beach.
Whaler’s Rest is a Thousand Trails campground that is open to everyone. There are 164 sites at the park that can accommodate rigs of all sizes.
10. Port of Newport Marina RV Park
If you are coming to the shore to go fishing or crabbing, the Port of Newport Marina RV Park is the perfect spot for you. While it does not have the amenities of many private campgrounds it does have a very special feature- it is located directly on Yaquina Bay. Yaquina Bay is the perfect spot to launch your boat or hop on a charter for a day at sea.
The park is very basic but does have 144 spaces with room for big rigs. There are full hookups, including cable, available along with showers and laundry.
If the full hookup sites are booked, there is also dry camping. Boats are welcome and there is an RV repair center less than one mile away. Visitors can crab or fish off the public fishing pier adjacent to the campground.
The campground is located right in downtown Newport within walking distance of the Rogue Brewery, Oregon Coast Aquarium, Newport Marina Store and Charters and the Hatfield Marine Science Center. Other points of interest including lighthouses, Agate Beach and Ripley’s Believe It or Not are just a short drive or bus ride from the campground.
11. Beverly Beach State Park
For beach camping with lighthouse views, check out Beverly Beach. The campground is located in a forest just off of the beach giving you some privacy and shade. Beachcombing and kite flying are popular here. Fossils, agates and more wash up on the coast regularly.
Beverly Beach is also really close to the attractions of Newport and the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, a great place to spend the day exploring.
In addition to the beach, the campground has a children’s playground and Visitor Information Center with souvenirs and firewood. There are 53 full hookup sites and 76 sites with electric and water. There is also a dump station in the campground.
12. Tillicum Beach Campground
Another great campground directly on the beach is Tillicum Beach Campground. Many campsites have beachfront views and the campground is perfect for whale watching. Hiking, swimming and tide pooling are all great ways to spend the day at Tillicum.
There really is no reason to leave the campground but if you do decide to venture out, Cape Perpetua is only 6 miles away. This area is great for tide pooling and taking a whale-watching trip. Just a few miles north, crabbing, clamming and shrimping are popular in the Alsea Bay and River.
One thing to keep in mind is that the beachfront sites do not have water and electric hookups. If you can go without these amenities for a few days, it will be well worth it. Campsites do book up quickly and reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance.
13. Beachside State Park
Located between Waldport and Yachats, Beachside is a great mid-trip stop for those exploring the entire Oregon Coast. There are more options for day trips in the area than you can imagine. From aquariums to lighthouses, tide pools and fishing, there is something for everyone in this part of the state.
The campground itself is popular with kite flyers, beachcombers and storm watchers. You can even spot whales here. The campground is small with only 32 sites with electric and water. There are flush toilets and hot showers on site.
South Oregon Coast RV Campgrounds
14. South Jetty RV Park
Looking for a beach getaway with some high intensity fun? Florence, Oregon may be the spot for you. Florence is home to some of the largest sand dunes in the United States, which makes it the perfect place to rent a dune buggy or try your hand at sandboarding.
While in Florence, South Jetty RV and Camping Resort makes a great home base. While not directly on the beach, the resort is adjacent to the sand dunes and the beach can 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.
Pacific City is a Thousand Trails resort, making it a great choice for members. However, everyone is welcome at the campground. There are 184 sites at the park that can accommodate rigs of all sizes.
15. Humbug Mountain State Park
If you are looking for the classic rocky Oregon Coast, look no further than Humbug Mountain State Park. This state park covers a variety of terrain from beaches to canyons and mountains. The campground itself is in the canyon’s sheltered microclimate, which means warmer temperatures throughout the year.
From the campground, hiking trails abound. Whether you want a quick walk down to the beach or a 3-mile hike to the summit of Humbug Mountain, this park has you covered.
Beachcombing, scuba diving and surfing are all popular here. Historic homes and lighthouses are easy day trips from the park.
The campground is small, with 39 electrical sites. There are no water or sewer hookups. Hot showers, flush toilets, and water are all available at the campground. Because of its small size and popularity, you will need to make a reservation at this park. Sites can be booked up to nine months in advance.
16. Heceta Beach RV Park
Another great option in the Florence area is Heceta Beach RV Park. If you are looking for hookups within walking distance to the beach then this is a great place to stay.
The campground has both pull thru and back-in sites with full and partial hookups. Wi-Fi is available and you have access to a gym and mini-mart. There are also restrooms, showers and laundry facilities at the campground. Good Sam members be sure to ask for a discount at this park.
17. Cape Blanco State Park
For great views of the rugged coastline along with lighthouses and history, Cape Blanco can’t be beat. The park has more than eight miles of trails with some leading to the beach while others take you to amazing ocean views, the lighthouse and even fishing spots on the Sixes River.
There are two historic sites in the park- The Cape Blanco Lighthouse and the Historic Hughes House. The Cape Blanco Lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse on the Oregon Coast. You can tour it from April through October for $2.
The Hughes House was built in 1898 for ranchers in the area. Check out the house to learn about farm life in the area from volunteers. Tours are offered from May 1 through October.
There are 53 sites with water and electric at the campground along with flush toilets and hot showers.
18. Umpqua Lighthouse State Park
For a lakeside setting just a short walk from the beach, Umpqua Lighthouse is just the place. Situated in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area near both the ocean and Winchester Bay, the campground at Umpqua offers a unique camping experience.
Lake Marie is perfect for fishing and kayaking. There is also a beach for swimming. The dunes offer lots of recreational opportunities including off-road driving and even sandboarding. While you are there, be sure to check out the Umpqua River Lighthouse, which is still in use.
There are 12 full hookup sites and 8 water and electric sites at Umpqua. There are also yurts and log cabins for rent. Hot showers and flush toilets are available as well.
19. Bullards Beach State Park
Bullards Beach offers a large, family friendly campground in the heart of the “storm watching capital of the world.” A trail of less than one mile will take you past the Coquille River and down to the beach. The campground is nestled in a pine forest, which offers protection from the ocean breezes along with privacy.
Popular activities here include biking on the beach and trails, fishing and viewing wildlife in the nearby Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge.
Shoppers will love Bandon by the Sea, which offers shops, galleries, and restaurants. You can also visit the Coquille River Lighthouse, which is open from mid-May through September.
There are 103 full hookup sites at Bullards Beach along with 82 sits with electric and water. A dump station is also located on site.
20. Sunset Bay State Park
Sunset Bay is one of those classic Oregon beaches, complete with sandy shores and looming cliffs. Hikers will love exploring the numerous hiking trails in the area that connect Sunset Bay with two other state parks. The trails wind through coastal forests and provide amazing views from the headlands.
In addition to hiking, there is a public golf course adjacent to the park along with lots of places to go crabbing, clamming and fishing.
Sunset Bay has 30 full hookup sites and 35 sites with water and electric. Flush toilets and showers are also available.
21. Harris Beach State Park
If you are interested in checking out tide pools and the variety of marine animals that live along the Oregon Coast, Harris Beach is a great place to visit. Many harbor seals, California sea lions, and birds make their homes in the area. You can also view gray whales during their migration.
The campground has great views of the rugged coast, complete with sea stacks and even a large island. Tide pools are excellent in this area and there are sandy beaches as well. If you are traveling with kids, there is a playground at the park in addition to the kite flying and sandcastle building fun of the beach.
The campground has 65 full hookup sites and 25 sites with electric and water. Flush toilets, hot showers, and a dump station are all located on site.
FREE RV Camping along the Oregon Coast
RV Camping on the Beach
If you are looking to camp for free during your stay in Oregon you do have options but they are limited. Overnight camping is allowed on sections of the beaches, but there are restrictions. You cannot be adjacent to a state park or within the city limits of Cannon Beach, Lincoln City, Seaside, Newport, Bandon, Gold Beach, Rockaway Beach and Manzanita. If you can find somewhere outside of these areas where you can drive onto the beach then you are welcome to camp there. Keep in mind that these areas are few and far between and may not be accessible by vehicle. In other words, this is not a great option for most RVers.
Oregon has fairly liberal boondocking laws and you are allowed to stay up to 12 hours at a rest area or public parking area that does not have restrictions posted. Be sure to check for signage prohibiting overnight stays before trying this.
National Forests and BLM Land
The best option for free camping near the beach is in the many national forests along the shore. The Siuslaw, Rogue-River Siskiyou, and Tillamook State Forests are all located along the coast. There are a few dispersed camping sites within these areas. Camping is also allowed along the forest roads if you can find a pullout suitable for your rig.
Another option is the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land in the area. Bastendorff Beach on the southern coast is a popular overnight spot with RVers. Camping is free and you need to limit your stay to 14 days or less.
Chinook Winds Casino
Perhaps the most fun free camping in Oregon is at the Chinook Winds Casino in Lincoln City. RVers can stay up to 3 nights if they are actively gambling in the casino (you have to earn a minimum of 40 player card points for three nights). While not entirely free, this is a great option for folks already planning to check out the casino. For more information, call the casino or visit their website. The Oregon Coast truly has something for everyone. No matter where you choose to stay, you will be sure to come back with great pictures and memories of this incredible coastline.