Oregon has a wonderful variety of RV camping sites. The famous Oregon Coast region lures RVers with stunning scenery and comfortable Summer weather. The Cascade Mountains and National Parks offer RV camping opportunities as well. Eastern Oregon has vast areas of BLM (Bureau of Land Management) administered lands available for RV camping with an emphasis on solitude.
Free RV camping is available throughout Oregon on public lands administered by the BLM (Bureau of Land Management), and the USFS (US Forest Service). Our Boondocking Section has information about finding free RV camping locations.
USFS (US Forest Service) and BLM (Bureau of Land Management) have geographical offices that administer public lands. BLM's are called Field Offices, while USFS calls theirs Ranger Districts. Both BLM and USFS offer fabulous dispersed RV camping locations, but finding them is the tough part. A good way is to ask the folks in the local Field Office or Ranger District to recommend a place for dispersed camping. In every case we've done this, we have been pointed to good RV camping sites.
RV camping in
Oregon is great for RVers looking for varied outdoor experiences. BLM
(Bureau of Land Management) and Oregon State Parks offer RV camping,
and the same is true for many County and Community parks. USFS (US
Forest Service) campgrounds offer cooler locations to escape
the Summer heat. Amenities range from dry RV camping with
only trash and pit toilets to RV camping sites with full RV hookups.
This is only a partial listing of RV camping opportunities at public
campgrounds. There is a nominal camping fee in most cases. State and
National Parks are higher priced. This list is
intended to show you just some of the RV camping locations in
Oregon. Do your research and you will find great campgrounds
just right for you and your family.
20 miles southwest of Baker City is the popular Union Creek Campground. Swimming, boating, fishing, hiking and 80 campsites.
RV camping is available at the lovely Cove Palisades State Park. 82 full hookup sites.
50 amp electrical hookups and new restrooms are available at Pass Creek Park. This campground and park is operated by Douglas County and is perfect for the RV traveler.
East of Salem is the Detroit Lakes State Recreation Area. Offering RV camping on the lake.
Just 3 miles from town is Lane County Harbor Vista Park. 38 year round water and electric campsites with great coastal views.
34 water and electric campsites as well as 10 dry sites are available at River Bend County Park. Nicely secluded RV camping sites.
RV camping is available at Valley Of The Rogue State Park. Offering 98 full hookup sites with another 48 electric only.
A few miles west of Hood River is the Viento State Park. First come first serve camping with 57 electric campsites.
East of John Day is Clyde Holliday State Recreation Area. RV camping, and numerous outdoor recreational opportunities.
Just south of Joseph is Wallowa Lake State Park. RV camping with 121 full hookup campsites surrounded by mountains on the lake.
Numerous RV camping opportunities await you near La Pine...
Click Here for information about these three campgrounds and their recreational opportunities.
Not too far from Prineville is the Haystack Campground. Very nice area for RV camping with room for any size RV.
Not far from Prospect is Crater Lake National Park. RV camping with spectacular scenery nearby. Limited season due to snow. Flush toilets, water, RV dump. First come first serve, but sites usually available.
South of town 6 miles is William M. Tugman State Park offering RV camping both with and without camping reservations. 50' RV length and electric campsites with RV dump.
15 miles east of Roseburg is Douglas County Whistler's Bend Park. 23 non reservable campsites with showers
15 miles east of town is Whitcomb Creek county park. 39 campsites with camp host.
RV camping as well as fishing, hiking and birdwatching are available at Unity Lake State Recreation Area.
Public lands offer great free camping in Oregon, and Federal, state, and private campgrounds have basic service camping such as picnic tables and fire rings, to full hookup RV resorts. Use the links to the public lands websites above for specific information about camping and public lands access. Research and explore, and you should have no trouble finding the best campsites.
The location map images for finding RV camping locations in Oregon are derived from Topo USA 8.0 National Edition and used with their exclusive permission.
These map images only display a very limited area. DeLorme's Topo 6.0 covers the entire USA with highly detailed maps that can be zoomed in or out, moved, printed, and interfaced with GPS units. 3-D views, tracking and route planning, as well as map annotation ability are included. BLM administered lands are available free with registration of the program.
USFS (US Forest Service) - Describes USFS policies and rules about RV camping. Information about dispersed camping, and tips on how to find great free RV camping sites.
NPS (National Park Service) - General information about RV camping and campgrounds in US National Parks. With campgrounds in the most historic and scenic places in the country, the NPS offers some of the best places for RV camping.
USACE/COE (US Army Corp of Engineers) - USACE (perhaps better know as COE) manages water recreation areas throughout the USA. Information about finding USACE lakes, RV camping possibilities, and rules and policies for use of these water based recreation areas is included.
BLM (Bureau of Land Management) - Located throughout the western USA, BLM managed lands offer great camping locations. Developed campgrounds, and almost unlimited dispersed camping opportunites await you.
Here's a list of places to consider when looking for a free overnight RV camping or parking location in Oregon. We always recommend asking for overnight RV parking permission when looking for a free spot to spend the night. The smaller your RV, the better chances you will have finding places to stay if you choose not to ask permission. If you don't ask permission, you end up "sneaking" into places and hoping nobody bothers you or issues you a trespassing ticket before you move on.
Be smart and Be Safe...Ask Permission.
As you can see, there are a lot of free RV camping and parking possibilities in Oregon. If you are not asking permission, it's best to keep a very low profile. If your RV has slide outs, jacks and TV antennas, don't use them so as not to draw attention to yourself. Consider your surroundings carefully and if you feel uncomfortable with the area, move somewhere else.