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Camping on the Oregon Coast

From a luxury RV Park in Neskowin to tent camping in Barview, there is no shortage of camping on the Oregon Coast. Here are just a couple of examples to get your vacation started in Tillamook County.

Tillamook Coast Camping


Barview Jetty County Campground

One of the best-kept camping secrets is Barview Jetty County Campground on the north side of the jetty. This Oregon coast campground offers plenty of tent sites surrounded by native forest and sand dunes, RV sites, hot showers, and trails through the woods to the beach.

There is a brief two-minute walk to Barview’s dramatically amazing beachfront, which is only half a mile long but very broad, creating a welcoming sandy shoreline. Things to do at Barview include skin-diving, surfing, hiking, scuba diving and, of course, fishing!

Looking for a unique place to park your RV?

Try Neskowin Creek RV Resort. Set within a forest on a coastline, this campground is unlike any other. It is a fully gated community with 24-hour security. Even the most prestigious motor coach will feel safe and sound. Within the enclosed gate you will find tons of fun, including a basketball court, tennis court, heated indoor pool, Jacuzzi, shuffleboard, game room, and a playground for the kids.

Another option is the Big Spruce RV Park and Boat Rental in Tillamook. It’s pet-friendly, with WiFi and laundry available to make your stay comfortable. And you’ll be close to town, so you have easy access to restaurants, museums and historic sites—without giving up the sounds of nature and the ease of traveling in your RV.

Other RV parks in the area include Big Barn Marina & RV Park, Cape Kiwanda RV Park, RV Park and Thousand Trails.

Want to pitch a tent camping on the Oregon Coast?

Some popular county parks to pitch a tent include Barview Jetty Park, Kilchis River Park, Trask River Park, Webb Park, Whalen Island Park and Woods Park.

Additional camping sites on the Oregon Coast are located at Cape Lookout State Park, Nehalem Bay State Park and Oswald West State Park.

When you’re camping, you experience nature in a way that just can’t be replicated. And it affords you plenty of time to be active and explore. Oregon’s North Coast is full of great opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Gear up to go hiking and biking along the beaches and mountain trails here. Take out a kayak or paddleboard on one of the lakes or bays. There are plenty of rental options, even if you don’t have your own equipment! The county’s famous water trails offer a fantastic way to see the shore.

When it gets cold, you can chill here…

Winter can offer some of the most peaceful camping experiences to the well-prepared explorer. With a little extra gear—some insulating layers, a waterproof tent cover and a sleeping bag equipped for cooler temps, for starters—you can still hike, paddle and sleep in nature, no matter the weather. Without as many people around, many adventure-seekers have a better experience in the winter, when they can enjoy more seclusion on the Coast.

Check out the Tillamook Coast RV/Camping directory for more great choices for camping on the Oregon Coast.

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