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Im planning on going camping this weekend with some friends and we want to go some where on the coast. Does anybody have any good suggestions? We are thinking about no more than 3 hours away from Hillsboro. Thanks.
 

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Hike in? RV? Want to fish? Got a boat?
 

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No RV and boat. We will be camping with tents. fishing yes but not everybody thats coming fishes so it would be nice to have some room to play volley ball, soccer or do other activities. Thanks
 

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Call the state camp reservation line and see if you can get into Ft. Stevens State Park. Great facilities, a lake with trout and steelhead, ocean beach and lots of stuff to do close by. Nice camping spots.
 

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Bar view County park, US 26 west to Tillamook, North on 101 10 miles to Barview. You will have the jetty to fish from. A decent camp ground with free showers, restrooms... A fish cleaning station, easy access to the beach, Not far from Garibaldi. Rent a boat and throw traps into the bay, run ashore on the other side and clam, walk the beach with not too many peaople around.
 

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If you want stay away form the campgrounds you can nearly always find some nice spots on the North Fork of the Wilson. If you want directions send me an e-mail. There are lots of camp grounds to choose from. Several on Rivers that are county camp grounds and then there are all of the State Camp Grounds along the coast proper. I like to go down south of Waldport. You will be able to avoid most of the crowds. Beachside is not too bad, and then there is a camp ground called Rock Creek that between Waldport and Florence. It is a bit of a drive but worth it.
 

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Try the Trask River park. Located on Trask River Road about 12-13 miles up. Plenty of grass to play a round and the upper trask runs through the park. The fishing will be a little slow, maybe some summers will be around though. Plenty of deep holes to swim in too. This park is nice because it gets you out of town away from everything yet it is short drive.
 

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Originally posted by Cohodependent:
Beachside is not too bad, and then there is a camp ground called Rock Creek that between Waldport and Florence. It is a bit of a drive but worth it.
<font size="2" face="verdana,arial,helvetica">I love the Central-South coast. One of my favorite places in Oregon. There a couple of smaller forest service campgrounds right off of 101 from Waldport to Florence that are nice. I would say they are definitely worth the driving time. There is also a state park called Carl. G. Washburn, my personal favorite along with Humbug Mountain State Park south of Port Orford for camping. Be careful, though!! This time of year there is a good chance campgrounds are full, especially the smaller forest service ones! Call to confirm there is room!
 

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Good luck in finding a spot. The state parks are full according to "reserve america".

If you do find some open spots, let me know. :grin: I was thinking about camping around the Newport area but I think I'll just do the drive a couple of days.
 

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I would check with the state reservation system for Ft. Stevens availability. It probably is already full. You also could try the KOA campground which is right across the street from Ft. Stevens. This is a real nice campground and would probably still have tent sites available.
 

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BAR VIEW is first come first serve. I do not think it is listed on the Reserve America site. WE got in Friday and set up with no problems. Saturday morning on our way to fish we did see the sign showing the camp ground full. Get there early. FT. Stevens is always a pain to find a spot. Youd think with more then 600 camp sites youd find something. Its very popular.
 

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I politely suggest you find your camp spot first and then go have fun. My daughter and friend set out early Saturday morning to go camping at the beach. They started searching up around Tillamook and finally got a site down near Florence. Seems the coast is a bit popular these days.

Enjoy the cool weather!
 

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I always goto a little place called sunset lake between astoria and seaside just notrth of gearhardt it is a quiet little lake (with fish) about 1/2 mile from the beach witha park just over the road you can swim camp fish and goto the sand to play when you want to. Also it only a few mile drive to that fun city of seaside.
i alittle more info on the site:

Offering 55 RV sites, including 19 on the waterfront. Tents are welcome. Fish from your campsite for trout and perch. Boat and canoe rentals are available. Located a quarter mile from Sunset Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Situated on Sunset (Neacoxie) Lake. Between Seaside and Astoria on Sunset Beach Lane.

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503-861-1760
 

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I think everyone in the state had the same idea as you and myself. I called "reservations nothwest" to grab a site on the coast. They handle reservations for most of the state campgrounds. Every campground on the Oregon Coast that is "reserveable" are full! I couldn't beleive it when the guy told me. We have opted to head to Beacon Rock instead...and get some fishing in at one of the 4 nearby lakes.....and then there's always the big CR just feet away...hope you find something. I think this is going to be a big camping weekend.
 

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There is a nice beach at Nehalem Bay State Park. Lots to do and if you get there early you should find a spot. You can rent a boat for 45 bucks and go out crabbing ( or salmon fishing inside) if you want.
 

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Several good ones but I like the KOA at Devils Lake in Lincoln City. Fishing on the lake, close to Depoe Bay for the ocean, Salmon River (although it is really low now) and Siletz is not far. Plus the added bonus of the Factory Outlet for the women and those that do not like fishing. Another plus for them is the Chinook Winds Casino is only a couple miles away. Your wife can win back (ha Ha) some of the money spent.

The park has grassy areas, play areas for kids and a game room, cabins for rent, store, good bathrooms and showers and even a little cafe for breakfast.

They are not too expensive considering and usually have an opening. :wink:
 

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Just remember that with the reservation system, they are only able to reserve 80% of the sites, so there are a few first come sites available, if you get there early. I think the reserve system sucks.
 
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