5 Perfect Fall Camping Spots in Oregon

5 Perfect Fall Camping Spots in Oregon

Fall camping in Oregon is as good as it gets. Enjoy the natural splendor of the changing seasons, the reds and greens and golds of the fall foliage while communing with nature. Check out the following five perfect fall camping spots for an unforgettable experience among the foliage. 

1. Silver Falls State Park

Silver Falls State Park in Marion County is known for its staggeringly gorgeous 10 waterfalls, and it very well may be that fall is the best time to get a good look. The cooler weather means attempting the Trail of Ten Falls, a nine-mile loop with the best views of the falls as its reward, is much more manageable. 

2. Cape Blanco State Park

Cape Blanco State Park offers sheltered campsites within walking distance of the Cape Blanco lighthouse and historic Hughes House. In addition, campers can take advantage of eight miles of trails with ocean vista views and spectacular woodlands. 

3. Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park

Come early to the first-come-first-served campsites in the Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park. The Memorial Park is popular in part because of its diverse landscape—it offers easy access to hiking trails, walking trails, and a five-mile sandy beach, as well as a lighthouse and creek. 

4. Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge

Search for arrowheads, petroglyphs, and other artifacts at the Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge (take note: Artifacts are not to be removed!). Claim one of 30 primitive camping spots at the hot springs camping area. The Refuge is in the desert, so make sure to properly prepare ahead of time and bring the correct equipment. 

5. Fort Stevens State Park

This historic state park once served as an important military defense installation. At the campground, you’ll find 174 full hookup sites (36 pull-through), 302 electrical sites with water (11 pull-through), six tent sites with nearby water, 15 yurts (seven of which are pet-friendly), 11 deluxe cabins (five pet-friendly), a hiker/biker camp, flush toilets and hot showers, an RV dump station, and adult bike rentals.