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Vicky Sosa
by Vicky Sosa
Posted February 2, 2022

The Oregon Coast is rugged, yet beautiful. Stretching for 363 miles (584 km), you’ll find dunes, tidepools, and scenic vistas. You’ll also find charming beach towns, pristine parks and forests, and historic lighthouses. It’s the perfect place to get outside and enjoy nature.

But with so much to see and do, how do you get started? Well, we’ve got you covered. We’ve put together this list of Oregon Coast RV parks so that you can start planning your route based on what kind of activities you’d like to do. RVing along the Oregon Coast is the best way to travel slowly and really get to know what makes this part of the country so special.

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Now, RV camping on the Oregon Coast can cost as much or as little as you’d like it to. If you’re comfortable with boondocking (free camping in places without amenities like sewer, water, or electric hookups) then you’ll be happy to know that there are free campsites in Oregon. However, if you’d prefer more comfort and amenities, there are many RV resorts on the Oregon Coast to choose from.

RV park rates will vary, depending on things like:

  • length of stay
  • location
  • season

But generally, the cost is still a lot lower than staying in hotels.

With all that said, are you ready to check out our list of Oregon Coast RV parks? Let’s go!

1. Harris Beach State Park

When it comes to Oregon beach RV parks, a campground that stands out is inside Harris Beach State Park. It’s considered one of the best places to camp in the area. Open year-round, there are 90 RV sites, including 65 that come with full hookups. If you don’t need a sewer connection, 25 sites come with just electric and water hookups.

Animal lovers will enjoy the wildlife they will be able to see from the park’s many viewpoints. Watch gray whales on their winter and spring migrations, harbor seals, California sea lions, and rare birds like the tufted puffin.

2. Humbug Mountain State Park

Offering year-round camping next to one of the tallest mountains in Oregon is Humbug Mountain State Park. The park’s campground has 95 campsites. 39 of the sites are equipped with water and electricity with 5 pull-through sites and 2 ADA accessible spots. Campground amenities include an RV dump station, picnic tables, hot showers, a fire ring, flush toilets, and potable drinking water. There is no sewer hookup within the campground.

Visitors can hike 5.5miles to the 1,765-foot summit of Humbug Mountain. At the top, they’ll be rewarded with south-facing ocean views. Beachcombing is also very popular at the park because of tidal pools. 

3. Bandon / Port Orford KOA Journey

One of the best Southern Oregon coast RV parks is Bandon / Port Orford KOA Journey. Just a few minutes’ drive from the beach, you’ll be camping beneath pine and alder trees. So you’ll have the best of both worlds. Plus, the resort has amenities like a heated pool, 14-foot-long hot tub, showers, WiFi, and Cable TV.

Nearby attractions include the Cape Blanco Lighthouse, the historic Hughes House, and the Port Orford Lifeboat Station. For the adventurous types, windsurfing at Floras Lake is also very popular. And, of course, you must visit the nearby beaches. There are six ocean beaches within a 15-minute drive to the north or the south of the campground.

4. Oregon Dunes KOA Holiday

Another of the top-rated Southern Oregon coast RV parks is Oregon Dunes KOA Holiday. If you’re RVing with toys like ATVs or ORVs (or would like to rent some) this campground is perfect for you. It’s just ten minutes by car or 2 miles by ATV through the dunes to get to the beach. You’re also less than 15 minutes away from William M. Tugman State Park, a popular spot for fishing and boating.

The campground has fun amenities as well. There is a new zipline that goes over the lake, paddle boats, and a jump pad. They also have complimentary WiFi, a dog park, and a laundry facility.

5. South Jetty RV & Camping Resort

Open year-round, South Jetty RV & Camping Resort is just two miles from the ocean. It has 184 sites, a swimming pool and hot tub, tennis courts, a basketball court, and scenic nature trails. The resort is also known for its arts and crafts offered in the activity lodge.

Outside of the resort, you’ll find Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park. Named after an activist who fought for the preservation of nature in Oregon, the park offers swimming, hiking, boating, and sandboarding. The city of Florence is also nearby, with shops, restaurants, and a Historic Old Town district.

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6. Alder Springs Campground

Located a bit further inland, Alder Springs Campground is on our list for a few reasons. First, it’s a free campsite. Second, it’s inside Willamette National Forest, which is considered one of the best national forests in the US. The site has vaulted toilets, picnic tables, and fire rings.

There’s also a lot to do nearby. You can go rafting on the McKenzie River, tubing along Willamette Pass, or hiking the Lincoln Lake Trailhead. If you’re planning on continuing west, the city of Bend, a top RV destination, is only two hours away.

7. Waldport / Newport KOA Journey

If you’re wanting Oregon Coast RV parks with amazing views, then consider staying at Waldport / Newport KOA Journey. They’ve won awards for their views of Alsea Bay, Waldport’s Historic Bridge, and the Pacific Ocean. They are open year-round and offer WiFi and Cable TV.

There’s a lot to do in the area. You can enjoy the beach and tidepools, or you can head into town. Rogue Brewery is a must, as well as the Oregon Coast Aquarium and Sea Lion Caves. Within an hour’s drive is Siuslaw National Forest, one of only two national forests in the United States situated on the coast. It has one of the largest expanses of coastal temporal sand dunes.

8. Whalers Rest RV & Camping Resort

Located in the city of South Beach is Whalers Rest RV & Camping Resort. This campground is just 150 yards from the ocean! Open year-round, it has 164 sites and offers an indoor pool and spa, billiards, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, and mini-golf.

Nearby attractions include South Beach State Park, Chinook Winds Casino, and Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum. If you’re visiting between December and March, be on the lookout for whales. Gray whales migrate from the northern waters of the Pacific Ocean to the coast of Baja California at this time.

9. Beverly Beach State Park

One of the top Oregon beach RV parks is Beverly Beach State Park. It is located just steps away from miles of sandy beaches along the Pacific Ocean coastline. The campground has 250 campsites, including 53 full hookup sites. Showers and restrooms are within walking distance and there is a dump station located at the entrance of the campground.

The park itself is 135 acres, so there is plenty of space to get out and explore. There are hiking and biking trails in the park. Surfing and kite flying on the beach are also popular activities.

10. Lincoln City KOA Journey

Another of the best RV resorts on the Oregon Coast is the Lincoln City KOA Journey. Full hookup and water/electric sites come with 50/30/20 amp service, some with fire rings, some with a picnic table, and a fire pit. Free WiFi and Cable TV are available. There is also a dog park and on-site cafe.

Nearby is Lincoln City with shops, restaurants, and a historic district. Spend some time saltwater fishing on Devils Lake or visit Yaquina Bay Lighthouse. There are also multiple casinos in the area.

11. Pacific City RV & Camping Resort

Just across the street from the ocean, you’ll find one of the best Oregon Coast RV parks. Pacific City RV & Camping Resort sits high atop rugged bluffs, so no matter where you camp, you’ll have stunning views of the ocean. It’s a large resort, and there are full hookup RV campsites throughout the park. There is a covered pool and hot tub, bocce ball, horseshoes, a basketball court, mini-golf, and scenic trails.

About 30 minutes away is the city of Tillamook. One top attraction there is the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, where you can learn about the first pioneers to arrive on the Oregon Trail and the first native people of the area. Another place to visit is the Tillamook Creamery, where you can take a tour to see how their ice cream is made.

12. Cape Lookout State Park

Another great campground on the Oregon coast is inside Cape Lookout State Park. The campground has 38 full-hookup sites, with some sites accommodating rigs up to 60 feet in length. Amenities include picnic tables, fire rings, and showers.

The park offers nature trails, fishing, and kayaking. It is also a popular place to bird-watch. Some of the birds that frequent this area are the peregrine falcon, western gull, black oystercatcher, gray jay, black brant, and red crossbill. This campground is also a good base if you’d like to eventually make your way east to Portland, as it’s only an hour and a half away.

13. Nehalem Bay State Park

Located on a 4-mile sandspit between the ocean and the bay is Nehalem Bay State Park. There are several wooded hiking trails, including a few that are wide enough for horses. Kayaking, crabbing, fishing, and clamming are popular activities at the park. The nearby town of Manzanita offers shops and restaurants.

The park has 265 electrical sites with water, showers, and a dump station. The campground is open year-round and accepts reservations from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. During the off-season, sites are on a first-come-first-served basis.

14. Seaside RV Resort

RV camping on the Oregon Coast doesn’t get much better than this. Just minutes from the beach and the charming town of Seaside, you’ll find Seaside RV Resort. This campground is open year-round and has 261 sites. There is an indoor swimming pool and spa, as well as tennis and pickleball courts.

Top attractions in the area are the Air Museum, the Seaside Aquarium, and Lewis and Clark historical sites. If you’re RVing with kids, make sure to visit Captain Kid Amusement Park. There is a go-kart track, rock climbing wall, and small roller coasters.

15. Astoria / Warrenton / Seaside KOA Resort

One of the most northern Oregon Coast RV parks is the Astoria / Warrenton / Seaside KOA Resort. Located just outside of Fort Stevens State Park, this resort is close to many attractions. You can even be in Washington state in less than 20 minutes! There are also a lot of outdoor activities to enjoy like crabbing, clamming, fishing, boating, and kayaking.

If you’d like to relax at the campground, there’s also still plenty to do. There are both an indoor and outdoor pool, a minigolf course, basketball courts, arcade games, and a ping-pong table. There’s also a dog park for your furry friend.

RVs around the Oregon Coast

If you want to camp along the Pacific Coast but don’t have your own RV, that’s ok! Oregon has some of the best RV rentals in the country! Below are some of our favorite 5-star options in Oregon:

  • 2016 Pleasure Way Plateau in Portland. Decked out luxury class B with all the bells and whistles. This is the perfect rig for extended time off-grid or a luxury trip to a campground of your choice.
  • 2018 Jayco Baja in Bend. Wonderful rear kitchen, spacious slide out for dining, lightweight towing capacity, electric awning for sunny days and a lot of the little necessities for making camp feel like an oasis.
  • 2015 Keystone Hideout in Redmond. Spacious trailer with memory foam topper to the master mattress for a cozy and restful sleep. The large kitchen and living area are easy to move around in and the heating and cooling system work great.
  • 2019 Starcraft Satellite in Prineville. Queen size bed (with a super comfortable memory foam topper) and dinette conversion that sleeps 3 adults or 2 adults, 2 kids (the setup our family uses). Kitchen area includes a microwave/convection combo with a double burner, sink, and plenty of counter space.
  • 2021 Jayco Baja in Prineville. This is a cute little trailer for those quiet getaways. Pet friendly, can camp at a site with hookups or dry camp.

Ready to camp along the Pacific Coast?

With some of the most breathtaking beaches in the country, Oregon’s coast is just waiting to be explored. Along with beaches, however, there are also lighthouses, sleepy beach towns, national forests, and some of the prettiest state parks you’ve ever seen.

With so many Oregon Coast RV parks, you’ll be able to explore every nook and cranny of this amazing landscape. Now all you have to do is rent an RV, plan your route, double check your camping checklist, and hit the road. The Oregon coast is calling!

Vicky Sosa

Digital nomad and house sitter!


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