Named for Oregon's state animal, the tiny community of Beaver services Tillamook County residents and visitors alike with a small grocery shop, an automotive shop, and a gas station. It's not much of a destination in and of itself, but it's nearby plenty of great camping areas along Nestucca River and is a great spot to pick up supplies. Beaver is also just a short drive from the rugged Oregon coastline and is just down the road from the city of Tillamook, known around the world for its cheese and dairy products.
A short drive from Beaver, Tillamook is home to a number of museums as well as a forest center and a popular creamery offering tours and plenty of cheese samples. The coastal city also has plenty of great dining options where seafood takes center stage.
Along the Oregon Coast
Camping in and around Beaver gives you easy access to miles of beautiful Oregon coastline. Nearby highlights include Tierra Del Mar and Cape Lookout State Park.
The Van Duzer Corridor
South of Beaver lies the Van Duzer Corridor, a beautiful stretch of forest part of the greater Willamette Valley AVA. Here you'll find a handful of tasting rooms and wineries serving up the local specialty: Pinot Noir.
If beautiful views are what you are after, the Oregon Coast is fantastic any time of year, but the late spring and summer months are generally best, when it’s less likely to be rainy. Summer in particular is ideal for camping in the region, although it’s important to note that campsites fill up quickly and first-come, first-served sites can be difficult to secure, particularly during summer vacation. Things calm down a bit after Labor Day.