Recreation

​​C​ampgrounds are more than just a place to hang your hat for the night. They're a place to share, learn, and relax with friends and family. A place where you can leave a busy week behind and settle into nature. Their rustic feel allows you to turn off and tune in to the rich forests surrounding both drive-up and walk-in sites, and the scenery reintroduces you to everything we love about Oregon.

ODF offers three types of camping opportunities: developed campgrounds, designated campsites outside of regular campgrounds, and dispersed camping. See the designations below for more information. 

Most campgrounds are first-come, first serve, however, the group campsites in the Tillamook State Forest require a reservation. To reserve group campsite in the Tillamook State Forest visit the Group Campsite Reservation​ page.​

Please note: Group Campsite Reservations for the Tillamook State Forest are CLOSED for the 2018 camping season. Any remaining open dates on the calendar are available first-come, first-serve. Group Campsite restrictions still apply.

For more specific information about recreation on the Tillamook State Forest, visit the Tillamook State Forest blog.

Fee Increase: Effective May 2018​

Please note: The "Recreation Guides" linked through the clickable maps are in the process of being updated and do not have the current, correct camping fees.

Please review the information board at your favorite campground to learn about fee increases and any other rule changes.

  • Drive-In Campsite:        $20 per night (includes two vehicles)
  • Walk-In Tent Site:         $15 per night (includes two vehicles)
  • Group Site:                   $50 per night (includes number of vehicles designated by managing district)
  • Designated Campsite:  $5 per vehicle per night

Temporary Site Closure: Santiam State Forest

The Rock Creek Recreation Area will be closed to the public during the following time periods for a special use permit:

    • July 13 - 15, 2018
    • August 6 - 10, 2018

Camping information

​As general rules:

  • Don't camp within 25 feet of a river or stream.

  • Check open fire restrictions​ during fire season.

  • Don't clear your own campsite or disrupt the natural environment.

  • Take all garbage with you when there are no garbage recepticles.

  • Don't deposit human waste within 100 feet of any campsite, trail or body of water.

  • No fireworks.

  • Animals must be on 6 foot leash at all times and animal waste must be disposed of properly.

  • Limit of 8 people and 2 vehicles per campsite​ (except in designated group campsites).

​See OAR 629, Division 25​ for a complete list of rules and regulations affecting camping on Oregon State Forests.​​​​

Camping in Fee Campgrounds

ODF offers several developed campgrounds in Northwest Oregon. These campgrounds offer amentities like picnic tables, toilets, potable water, and fire rings, and charge a fee for staying overnight.

2018 ODF Camping Information

Camping in Designated Campsites

Designated campsites are those that are signed and numbered and have been improved by installing a metal fire grate. Unless prohibited by the Forester due to fire danger, campfires are permitted in these areas during fire season. Campers are required to completely extinguish all campfires before leaving the site. Never leave a campfire unattended.

Dispersed camping

Dispersed camping is allowed in Oregon State Forests year round. There are no fee or permit requirements. Campers are required to adhere to ODF regulations regarding placement of campsites, campfires, sanitation, and stay limits. Campfires and charcoal barbeques are not allowed in dispersed campsites during the Regulated Use portion of fire season. There are no maps for dispersed campsites.

See the map below for a list of all fee campgrounds and designated campsites.​​​​​​

​​Find a campground

Click on an icon below to see campground information. 

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