There are tons of factoids we bet you don’t know about Oregon.
The state produces 99% of the U.S.’s commercial hazelnut crop — meaning you can make all the homemade Nutella you could possibly want.
Nelphi and Golden Grigg invented the Tater Tot in Oregon. Nope, not in Idaho. Oregon. (Mind blown!)
And, most exciting of all, there are 5,900 camping spots in Oregon, plus 230 state parks and 13 national forests.
With all those campsites, Oregon is the perfect place to go on an adventure any time of the year. You’ll never be too hot or too cold in Oregon, unless you’re in the Cascade Mountains in winter.
Whether you’re backpacking or trailer camping, there are tons of year-round campsites to check out. Here are our top five.
Page Springs Campground
Located in Southeast Oregon, Page Springs Campground is one of the largest managed campgrounds in the area. It includes vault toilets, potable water, and covered and uncovered picnic areas.
The campsite is spacious, although they don’t take reservations. It’s the perfect place for avid fishers, bird watchers, and hikers.
Washburne Memorial State Park
This park is the epitome of Pacific Northwest forests. Pull your teardrop trailer up to your private trailer site and take in the lush forest.
For non-trailer campers, you’ll need to walk to your campsite, but it’s well worth it. You’ll be in an open forest carpeted with soft moss.
The campsite has showers, toilets, potable water, and direct access to the beach.
Wallowa Lake State Park
Further north and slightly inland you’ll find Wallowa Lake State Park which is located at the bottom tip of the titular lake. It’s one of the most popular camping spots in Oregon, especially in the summer.
You’ll have access to showers, an RV dumping station, a marina, and hundreds of miles of camping trails.
Belknap Hot Springs Campground
The Belknap Hot Springs Campground is nestled in the foothills of the Cascades. It’s a large campground with toilets and picnic areas.
Your campground fee will give you access to the tent area which is located across the river from the main campsite. It also gives you access to nearby natural hot springs.
This campsite was once a health resort that attracted movie stars like Cary Grant and even former president Herbert Hoover. The resort has been in operation since the 1870s.
Chimney Rock Campground
Located smack dab in the middle of Oregon is the Chimney Rock Campground. Here you’ll have access to fishing along the Crooked River and dramatic views of the canyons.
Because it’s in the middle of the state, it does get hot in the summer. Luckily, there are swimming holes where you can cool off.
You cannot make reservations at this site; so all sites are first-come-first-serve. You’ll also find vault toilets and picnic areas at this site.
Best Camping Spots in Oregon
There are many more camping spots in Oregon that are worth a visit in your lifetime. Oregon has a varied landscape and amazing geographic features which everyone should get to enjoy.
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