Camping in Oregon with wildlife watching

With quiet beaches, vibrant cities, and massive expanses of forest, Oregon has something for everyone.

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12 top campgrounds in Oregon with wildlife watching

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Cedar Bloom

157 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents100 acres · Cave Junction, Josephine
Cedar Bloom was purchased in the spring of 2017 by Spirit Weavers Gathering as a place of peace and healing, for all walks of life. Spirit Weavers is an annual women's gathering which happens once a year each June. We host over 1,200 women in just two weeks on the land. Our beautiful forested land is located in Southern Oregon, in a small town off the 199 Redwood Highway. The land which we call home is 100 acres of beautiful protected forest and sits upon a mile of the Illinois River. We are very fortunate to be surrounded by a widely diverse population of flora and fauna. As caretakers of this sacred land, we feel a strong responsibility to honor our plant and animal allies by not only protecting them and their habitat, but also to help educate others about what lives and grows here by providing people with opportunities to experience the beauty of these plants and animals for themselves. For this reason, We are honored to host the many different groups who will gather here on this land for learning and communing with the nature that flourishes here. We feel very fortunate to be involved in this process of helping promote a sustainable and abundant future for all living things on this planet by sharing knowledge and skills from the human past that can make a sustainable lifestyle a reality for everyone everywhere. This is our home and we are happy to share it with you!
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Peace & Solitude

5 sites · RVs, Tents121 acres · Newport, Lincoln
Our Private Land is located in Newport Oregon. Daily you can hear the ocean roar and smell the fresh air off the water. It is a forest area accessible by trails that all link together. There is also a very nice trail off our land to a nearby city trail that will lead you to Agate Beach. You will see coastal evergreens and deciduous trees with all sorts of other bushes and flowers that you typically find along the Oregon Coast. Some of the wildlife on the land such as blacktail deer and many species of birds are seen and heard on most days. You will see breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, the Yaquina Bay Bridge, the Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and Big Creek Reservoir. These landmarks can be seen randomly throughout your walk on the trails and from the campsites. There are beautiful sunsets and sunrises. On a clear night you can see the constellations, undisturbed by city lights. Our property provides a lot of room to be by yourself. Hammock, book, write, read, and my favorite... take a nap. A place of peace and solitude away from the public.
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Action Sports Roamer Sites

28 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents28 acres · Sandy, Clackamas
Attention... Skiers/Snowboarders, MTB'ers, Hikers, Skaters, Adventurers, all outdoor enthusiast. Our outdoor sauna is open and ready for you to heal all your mountain soreness. The year 1989 birthed the renowned Windells Camp and High Cascade Snowboard Camps at Mt. Hood, Oregon. What resulted today is a 28-acre action sports mecca that serves as the pathway for nearly every action sports professional and these special Roamer Sites give you a sampling of that experience. Nestled at the foot of Mt. Hood and its year round lift-accessible snow, these adventure rigs sites for #vanlife, roamer trucks, and nimble RVs place you on the campus of one of the world's premiere destinations for actions sports. We also offer glamping tents. With Sandy Ridge mountain bike trails within a mile, and over 40,000 sf of skateboard park, there is something for everyone. Your Roamer Site one of 18 featuring a communal campfire and picnic tables. From 5-7pm M-F and 7-10AM Sat/Sun you'll have access to our private indoor and outdoor skateboard parks, mountain bike trails, and fitness center. Want coaching and more? We have that! (additional fee and reservation apply). Guests love it here "Great camp setup with RV sites and tent Glamping site in nice big canvas tents. I had a quick in and out one night stay and enjoy the big trees and peace and quiet. Located next to an actions sports camp, and the hills which allow for lots of hiking and relaxing"
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Elk Moon

1 site · Lodging20 acres · Gales Creek, Washington
Elk Moon is a single yurt perched in a open clearing above the forest. Overlooking Mt Hood, Mt St Helens, Mt Adams and on the clearest days-Mt Jefferson. It’s a lovely open space where we’ve been joined by deer, elk, bald eagles, osprey and more. There’s an intimate relationship with the clouds here-sometimes wrapped in them, sometimes sitting on top of them-but everyday is dramatic and stunningly beautiful.Learn more about this land:Relax and rejuvenate your senses in a comfy, cozy and spacious 20 foot off-grid yurt. Wake up to the sunrise out your window and the site of Mount Hood and three other mountains on a clear day. Fall asleep to the site of the rising moon and the stars, enjoy the sounds of wildlife mixed with interesting sounds from the farm. Even the clouds feel dynamic and special here.This space has everything you need to enjoy time away from the city. Elk Moon has a secluded feel in a meadow at the top of a mountain surrounded by forest, but w/ neighbors not terribly far away. Enjoy coffee and meals inside on a basic two-burner camp stove or drive a short distance to town. A charming and clean composting toilet is located a few yards from the yurt. It is always cleaned in between campers. With hiking right outside your doorsteps and fantastic mountain views, Elk Moon is ideal for nature lovers. 
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HolisticLifeFarm Clatskanie OR

7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents17 acres · Clatskanie, Columbia
Welcome to Holistic Life Farm! We are a working homestead and delight in sharing our daily experience and offer visits with our sheep, cows and chickens. Holistic Life Farm offers a 1 dry tent site for up to 12 people, a quaint hideaway cabin, and a glamped out 16x20 canvas tent with a wood stove. We also offer 1 RV site in our parking area. Stop on your way to Astoria and the coast and make this your destination. Find us about 30 minutes off I-5 freeway across the Longview bridge or 45 minutes east of Astoria. Our farm sits about 5 miles off Highway 30 to the north. We can direct you to hiking and mountain biking trails in the area (Beaver Falls trailhead is 5 miles from our farm). There is a motor boat launch in the town of Clatskanie, with access to Columbia River. There is also a launch in the city park for kayaking. The Zen Monastery is just 5 miles away. Long Beach, WA is across the Columbia River via the Astoria Bridge. Lounging about the homestead works too.
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Owl Creek Cabin Mountain Getaway

1 site · Lodging5 acres · Ashland, Jackson
Owl Creek Cabin is a secluded mountain getaway in the Southern Cascades east of Ashland Oregon. It's a perfect place for a creative retreat where solos or couples can leave the distractions of their everyday world behind. You'll be greeted when you arrive, walk a short trail to the cabin, and be shown how to use some of its features such as the outdoor firepit, grill, and attic sleeping loft. In snow season (December to May) you'll need all-wheel drive or front-wheel drive with all-weather tires. The roads and driveway to the cabin are plowed and kept in good shape but there will be packed snow on the road at our elevation - 4600 feet. Enjoy a glass of wine or mug of cocoa around the fire pit (NOTE: September through May we provide a propane fire pit), a great way to unwind, relax and appreciate the nature around you. The cabin is stocked with dishes, and a mini kitchen with a toaster oven, microwave, refrigerator, electric kettle, and coffeemaker. A picnic table and gas grill with a skillet and saucepan allow outside cooking and dining. The outdoor soaking tub is open June thru Oct. The cabin is equipped for comfort and is surrounded by forestland with miles of trails. Nearby Howard Prairie Lake and Lake of the Woods offer boating, kayaking, paddle boarding, and fishing with hiking trails around. It’s a scenic drive to beautiful Lake of the Woods on the way to Crater Lake National Park. Situated on five wooded acres, the cabin is next to a seasonal creek and adjacent to open BLM forested lands. You can hike out the door or drive 10 miles to catch the Pacific Crest Trail, or the trailhead to Grizzly Peak with views of the Rogue Valley and the Siskiyou Mountains. Trail maps are provided. Owl Creek Cabin offers beauty, solitude, fresh air, and plenty of wildlife. The cabin accommodates up to 4 guests.
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Lake Labish Farm

8 sites · RVs, Tents72 acres · Keizer, Marion
Convenient rest area less than one mile off of I-5 near Keizer Station. Pull off the freeway, park your truck, trailer or RV and get some rest. Want to stretch your legs? Take a walk around the acres of farmed land for local Farmers Markets including beautiful flowers, plants and produce. This land is an active farming operation that has been going on, since 1850s. You might even catch a glimpse of some chickens running around...Walk a little further and enjoy watching horses frolic and graze in pastures. Most are thoroughbred horses that have impressive bloodlines, some even have Kentucky Derby Winner lineage. Make sure to catch the sunset or sunrise with an almost unobstructed view. Feel free to walk around the 72 acres of land just ensure you stay on the developed paths and keep any dogs on a leash. One special perk, if you have your own horses, we can accommodate you! We have stalls or pastures available for your horse to also stretch its legs. We are located less than a two-minute drive from Keizer station for all your shopping needs including: Target, Lowes, Starbucks, In-N-Out, Chick-fil-A, McDonalds, a gas station and many more.
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Rockaway Falcon - Rockaway Beach OR

3 sites · Lodging1 acre · Rockaway Beach, Tillamook
A cottage on edge of forest, access to the whole comfortable 3 bedroom/2 bath home with deck, hot tub and fire pit or explore forest and make your own campsite. Ocean is nearby as well as the quaint small town of Rockaway Beach for supplies. Hike through moss covered giant trees, hundreds of years old. Find your own little fairy garden and commune with nature.
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Akitaaru Forest Camp

1 site · Tent5 acres · Bethany, Multnomah
***Akitaaru Homestead was named one of 2023's BEST PLACES TO PITCH A TENT. Thanks to all of our campers and to Mother Earth for sharing this beautiful place with us humans! *** We run a small active homestead with livestock, gardens, dogs, and free range children. We are happy to share our five acres of beautiful PNW forest with intrepid campers Learn more about this land: Have you ever wanted to have an entire campground to yourself?  Planning a romantic getaway, private group trip, or getting your feet wet with your first trip of the year (or ever!?) We have got the perfect place for you! Camp on the edge of Forest Park and sleep underneath an evergreen canopy of Douglas fir and big leaf maple. We have one large forest glade with room for several tents. We book only one group at a time, so you are guaranteed the place to yourselves. We can accommodate up to 12 people, with a max of 4 vehicles (parking is tight). The campground features:  -Fairy lights strung among the tress to create the perfect magical ambiance -Large fire ring with cooking grate and seating for two -Newly built "glampy"  composting latrine (commune with nature!) - A huge clearing with multiple flat tent spots -1/2 mile of trails with hidden surprises - A parking area suitable for car camping or van camping during the rainy season. -Only 20 minutes from downtown Portland, 15 from I5, and minutes from gas and groceries *COMING SOON* Giant disk swing and swinging loveseat Parking is separate from the campground! It is a brief but steep 1/4 mile hike to get to the main campground and latrine. Bring hiking shoes and pack light. It takes most people 5-15 minutes to hike up, depending on fitness level and load size . If you want to car camp, you will be next to a road and separate from the latrine and fire pit. Enjoy several short trails on the camp's property before heading to Forest Park's Wildwood Trail, which is just up the street, or check out all of the incredible natural and urban nearby attractions in Portland. We are about 20 minutes away Portland's International Rose Test Garden , The Oregon Zoo, and Pittock Mansion Or just swing lazily in a hammock under the trees and enjoy the sound of the forest coming to life. Inquire about a tour of the homestead and the chance to play with our tiny herd of goats who think they are dogs.
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Full Hookup RV lot on Quiet Street

1 site · RV1 acre · Portland, Multnomah
This is nice rv pad at our house where we live when we are not traveling. When we are gone, we rent the main house as a furnished rental when are traveling. We also rent our furnished studio apartment above the garage on airbnb or furnished Finder. This is a nice neighborhood only 10-15 minutes to downtown Portland!
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New Hope Homestead

3 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Grants Pass, Josephine
1927 farm house acreage with original milking house across the street. At that time, there was only a dirt road leading to the property. 5 acres remains, but original property lines were considerable and reached all the way to Williams highway. House was remodeled and a new septic was installed in 2019. Original 1920s hilled acreage homestead with mature fruit trees, garden area, sloped pasture, seasonal pond, and friendly chicken neighbors. RV driveway parking spot is close to main road and the land owner's family home. Dispersed tent camping available in the pasture (New composting toilet added 2023!) Located mere minutes from the city of Grants Pass, with convenient access to amenities, shops, grocery stores, and outdoor recreational activities; yet far enough out of town for all those lovely rural nature vibes. Applegate and Rogue River fishing, paddling, rafting, hiking, wine tasting, etc within a short commute. Covered car/truck parking negotiable. Guests love staying here: "Beautiful views from this location. Miranda is a perfect host. She met us upon arrival & showed us the ropes. She left us fresh eggs from her flock of adorable chickens & even shared her garden with us. Grants Pass is a beautiful little town located close to the Rogue River. We were there in the fall & I was in awe of the beautiful trees every time we ventured out."
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Carsners Tree Farm (CTF)

9 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents8 acres · Lebanon, Linn
Come and enjoy an 8 acre tree farm located near Lebanon, Oregon. We purchased this property in 2019. This is a tree farm with 800+ planted Christmas trees. We put in campsites, a cabin, a barn loft, and a fire pit. We offer these to guests when not being used by our family and friends. Wildlife includes deer, turkey, and quail & 3 active beehives.  Guests are welcome to fresh eggs from the chicken coop. We are fully fenced and gated for your family and pets protection. South Santiam River is less than 1 mile for fishing, kayaking, or rafting.  Foster reservoir is 30 minutes away and Green Peter Reservoir is 45 minutes away for boating, swimming, and fishing. There is a loop exercise trail that circles the property and offers 30-degree climbs. You can also play games inside or basketball outside.We thought it would be great to have family gatherings and get togethers here and think of this as our slice of heaven, and hope others enjoy it as well.
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Camping in Oregon with wildlife watching guide

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