Destinations

5 Campgrounds for the Ultimate Oregon Road Trip

by CampspotterJan 19, 2022

Calling all road warriors! Ready to take on one of the BEST states to road trip in and camp? We’re talking about Oregon. But ugh, you say. All of the planning and organizing that comes with it—it’s just too much! We hear you, and we’re here for you. Below are five campgrounds for you to use as your basecamp while on the ultimate Oregon road trip. It takes you from the Columbia River, through the Cascades, to the epic Crater Lake National Park, over to the Pacific, and ending in the fun and weird city of Portland. We even threw in some things to do and see in each area. Let’s go!

1. Gorge Base Camp in White Salmon, Washington

An aerial view of Gorge Base Camp in White Salmon, Washington, that looks out to the Columbia River, a popular camping destination for those on an Oregon road trip.

Yes, we realize that the first stop on this Oregon road trip isn’t in Oregon, but hear us out. Gorge Base Camp is right on the Columbia River and next to the Hood River Bridge. Staying here, you’ll be minutes from Hood River, Oregon, Mt. Hood, and the Columbia River National Scenic Area. True to its name, it’s an excellent basecamp for all your Columba River adventures.

RVs are parked at the Gorge Base Camp RV park and campground in White Salmon, Washington that's right on the Columbia River, a popular camping destination for those on an Oregon road trip.

Gorge Base Camp Site Options:

  • River Row Back-In RV Site, 45 feet, FHU with cable, wifi, 20/30/50 amp
  • Premium Back-In RV Site, 45 feet, FHU with cable, wifi, 20/30/50 amp
  • Premium Pull-Through RV Site, 45 feet, FHU with cable, wifi, 20/30/50 amp
  • Standard Back-In RV Site, 38 feet, FHU with cable, wifi, 20/30/50 amp
  • Standard Pull-Through RV Site, 45 feet, FHU with cable, wifi, 20/30/50 amp
  • Primitive Tent Site

Things to Do and See Near White Salmon, Washington

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

The bridge connecting White Salmon, Washington, to Hood River, Oregon that goes over the Columbia River, a beloved camping destination on an Oregon road trip.

Hood River, Oregon

Children playing at Hood River Waterfront Park in Hood River, Oregon, a popular destination on an Oregon road trip.

Mt. Hood

Mt. Hood surrounded by clouds and evergreen trees. Mt. Hood is a great destination for those on an Oregon road trip.

Multnomah Falls

The upper and lower Multnomah Falls is an excellent destination for those  on an Oregon road trip.

2. Crown Villa RV Resort in Bend, Oregon

An Airstream RV parked at a paved site at the Crown Villa RV Resort in Bend, Oregon, a great destination for an Oregon road trip.

Treat yourself at Crown Villa RV Resort in Bend, Oregon. After a day shopping at Bend’s Old Mill District, fishing in the Cascade Lakes, or trekking the Lava Lands, kick back and relax at the resort’s spa and clubhouse. Minutes from downtown Bend or an hour away from some of the most epic Cascade Mountain Range excursions, you can’t really beat the location of Crown Villa.

The Crown Villa RV Resort in Bend, Oregon, has plenty of amenities for guests such as their hot tub, available for private reservations.

Crown Villa RV Resort Site Options:

  • Park Model Vacation Rental
  • Pull-Through Paved RV Site, FHU with cable, wifi, and 20/30/50 amp
  • Private Platinum & Hill Paved RV Sites, FHU with cable, wifi, 20/30/50 amp
  • Gold RV Site, FHU with cable, wifi, 20/30/50 amp
  • Bronze Gravel RV Site, FHU with cable, wifi, 20/30/50 amp
  • Copper Water & Electric RV Site with cable, wifi, 30 amp

Things to Do and See Near Bend, Oregon

Oregon’s Cascade Lakes

A person in a red kayak glides across one of Oregon's Cascade Lakes with the Three Sister Mountains in the background. The Cascade Lakes is a great destination for those on an Oregon road trip.

Lava Lands

Lava Lands located near Bend is a fun way to explore the volcanic terrain of the Cascade Region and a terrific stop on an Oregon road trip.

Cascade Waterfalls

Salt Creek Falls located in the Cascade Region is a beautiful waterfall surrounded by lush evergreens.

3. Diamond Lake RV Park in Diamond Lake, Oregon

Diamond RV Park in Diamond Lake, Oregon is a great basecamp to explore Oregon's Cascade Region, a stop on an epic Oregon road trip.

Diamond Lake RV Park is the closest RV park to Crater Lake National Park, just seven miles from the north entrance. Open year-round, the RV park has plenty of on-site activities such as fishing Diamond Lake, hiking, ATV riding, snowmobiling, and much more.

An example of an RV site at Diamond Lake RV Park located in Diamond Lake, Oregon.

Diamond Lake RV Resort Campsite Options:

  • Pull-Through RV Site, FHU with 50 amp
  • Pull-Through RV Site, FHU with 30 amp
  • Standard Back-In RV Site, FHU with 20/30/50 amp
  • Standard Back-In RV Site, FHU with 50 amp

Things to Do and See Near Diamond Lake, Oregon

Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park with Wizard Island on a sunny day. Crater Lake National Park is a must-visit stop on an Oregon road trip.

Umpqua or Toketee Hot Springs

Umpqua or Toketee Hot Springs located in the Cascade Region is a great place to relax on an Oregon road trip.
Image Courtesy of Soak Oregon

4. 2022 Campspot Award WinnerOceanside RV Resort & Campground in Coos Bay, Oregon

An aerial view of Oceanside RV Resort and Campground in Coos Bay, Oregon. The campground and RV resort offers waterfront camping right on the Pacific Ocean.

At Oceanside RV Resort & Campground, campers experience the sounds and smells of the Pacific Ocean from every tent and RV site or vacation rental. On-site, guests can enjoy surfing, crabbing, fishing, wildlife viewing, picnicking, and more on the pet-friendly beach.

A surfer waxes their board while going out to the Pacific Ocean from the Oceanside RV Resort and Campground in Coos Bay, Oregon.

Oceanside RV Resort and Campground Campsite Options:

  • Cottage with Loft, no pets
  • Cottage with Loft, pet-friendly
  • Seaside Shanty, no pets
  • Seaside Shanty, pet-friendly
  • Premium Pull-Through RV Site, 95 feet long, FHU with cable, wifi, 30/50 amp
  • Deluxe Pull-Through RV Site, 80 feet long, FHU with cable, wifi, 30/50 amp
  • Premium Beach-Access Back-In RV Site, FHU with cable, wifi, 30/50 amp
  • Standard Back-In RV Site, FHU with cable, wifi, 30/50 amp
  • Standard Pull-Through RV Site, 40 feet long, FHU with cable, wifi, 30/50 amp
  • Oceanfront Tent Site
  • Oceanview Tent Site
  • Standard Tent Site

Things to Do and See Near Coos Bay, Oregon

Cape Arago State Park

A foggy lookout from Cape Arago bear Coos Bay, Oregon, a town located on the Oregon Coast and a stop for those on an Oregon road trip.

Thor’s Well

Waves swell through Thor's Well, a popular tourist destination for those on an Oregon road trip.

Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area

Cobblestone Beach at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural area along the Oregon Coast.

Samuel H. Boardman Scenic Corridor

Visitors walking the beach at Samuel H. Boardman Scenic Corridor in Southern Oregon.

5. Columbia River RV Park in Portland, Oregon

An aerial view of Columbia River RV Park in Portland, Oregon.

Located right in Portland, Columbia River RV Park is a unique urban campground to call home while bopping about Portland. Minutes from downtown, the PDX International Airport, and the various Portland neighborhoods, Columbia River RV Park offers the following campsite options:

  • Premium RV Site, 62 feet, FHU with wifi, cable, ADA accessible, 20/30/50 amp
  • Premium RV Site, 80 feet, FHU with wifi, cable, ADA accessible, 20/30/50 amp
  • Pull-Through RV Site, 58 feet, FHU with wifi, cable, ADA accessible, 20/30/50 amp
  • Small, Medium, and Large Back-In RV sites, FHU with wifi, cable, ADA accessible, 20/30/50 amp

Things to Do and See Near Portland, Oregon

Cannon Beach

A man walks along the sandy Cannon Beach with the Needles and Haystack Rock in the background.

Milo McIver State Park

Mt. Hood as seen from the Milo McIver State Park in Oregon. Mt. Hood is a popular destination on an Oregon road trip.

An Oregon road trip is an adventure you’ll never forget. Staying at these five campgrounds covers a lot of ground and positions you near the best things to do and see in Oregon. Happy and safe travels, everyone!