Camping on the South Oregon Coast

I grew up camping on the South Oregon Coast. The beaches were warm clear into October and I think this is the most beautiful section of the Oregon Coast.

Umpqua Lighthouse State Park

Umqua Lighthouse

This is a relative new park and is just south of Winchester Bay and within the Oregon Dunes National Park. It is not directly on the beach but is on Lake Marie which is popular for canoeing and fishing. There is a beach set aside for swimming. The park has full hookup sites for RV's, tent sites with water nearby. There are 8 yurts and six of them are delux with bathrooms and kitchenettes. Two cabins are available with beds, seating,lights and heat. The cabins also have covered porches.

For reservations call Reservations Northwest at 1-800-452-5687.




William M. Tugman State Park

Like Umpqua Lighthouse State Park this park is situated on a lake and it is just south of the Umpqua park. Eel lake is popular for fishing, swimming, canoeing, sailing, and boating. There are electrical sites with electricity and water for RV's and 16 yurts. All sites have paved parking, a picnic table, and fire ring. Flush toilets and showers are on site. There is a RV dump station.

For reservations call Reservations Northwest at 1-800-452-5687.

Sunset Bay State Park

This one is south of Coos Bay and it is a short walk from the beach. The sandy beach is protected by high cliffs and this makes it an excellent choice for camping on the south Oregon coast. There are hiking trails and a public golf course is adjacent to the park. The park has full hookup sites and electric-water sites for RV's, tent sites with water nearby and yurts. All sites have paved parking, a picnic table, and fire ring. Flush toilets and showers are on site. There is no RV dump station here.

For reservations call Reservations Northwest at 1-800-452-5687.

Yurt Camping

Bullards Beach State Park

The park is located at the mouth of the Coquille River just north of Bandon. There is a one-mile trail to the beach. The horse camp is primitive and has double and quadruple corrals for horses. There are full hookup sites and electric and water sites for RV's. Yurts are available.All sites have paved parking, a picnic table and fire ring. There is an RV dump station here.

For reservations call Reservations Northwest at 1-800-452-5687.


Cape Blanco State Park

All camp sites here are first come, first serve. The cabins and primitivre sites at the horse camp are reservable. This camp is perched high on the cliffs at Cape Blanco which is as far west as you can go in Oregon. There is beach access. Out on the cape is the oldest standing lighthouse in Oregon. Also within the park is the Hughes House, built in 1898 for a dairy farmer. Both the lighthouse and Hughes House is open for tours April through October on Tuesday-Sunday. From the mid 1800's on up to the 1940's gold was mined on the south beach.

There are electrical sites with water for RV's, log cabins with ocean view, and primitive sites with horse corrals. All sites have paved parking, picnic table, and fire ring. Wood is available for sale. Flush toilets and showers are on site. There is an RV dump station.

For reservations (cabins and horse sites only) call Reservations Northwest at 1-800-452-5687.


Humbug Mountain

Humbug Mountain State Park

From this campground you can hike to the top of 1,756-foot Humbug Mountain. There are electric hookup sites with water for RV's and tent sites with water nearby. There is no RV dump station at this park. All sites are first come, first serve.

Turtle Rock Resort

This is a privately owned RV park located at Gold Beach. Camping on the south Oregon coast in Gold Beach gives you a lot more activities because this is where the Rogue River flows into the ocean. The park has full hookup RV spaces, tent sites, and cottages. Some sites have ocean views and the beach is very close. RV sites are pull through. Amenities are TV, complimentary WiFi, showers and restrooms, on site masseuse, pet sitting, fire rings, free dump station, laundry, store, kayak rentals and video and DVD rentals.

For reservations call 1-800-353-9754.



Harris Beach

Harris Beach State Park

Just north of Brookings and the Californian border, this park has the warmest weather of any park on the Oregon Coast. It is popular for the wildlife viewing and has an off shore island which is a wildlife

sanctuary. The sandy beach has tidepools for marine life viewing. There are full hookup sites and electric and water hookups for RV's, tent sites with water nearby, tent sites with water nearby and yurts. All sites have paved parking, picnic table, and fire ring. Wood is available for a small fee. Flush toilets and showers are on site. There is also a laudromat and dump station.

For reservations call Reservations Northwest at 1-800-452-5687.



I hope you enjoy camping on the South Oregon Coast as much as I have.

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