The best camping near Cape Arago State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Cape Arago State Park adventure.

Spot seals and migrating whales along the windswept headlands and remote beaches of Cape Arago.  

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Charelston - Space Bell

24 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents40 acres · Coos Bay, OR
The intention behind naming this land The Cloud, is in honor of the atmospheric connection to land that is provided here. The Cloud, is currently in the process of becoming a retreat and eco village for guest to come experience. While still curating the space, the land is being brought together with a passion for saving trees and their priceless ecological function. The large Spruce trees that cover the land, stand with strong branches covered with magnificent green needles. These needles collect water vapor from the air, offering water droplets onto the ground. This process has provided a vibrant natural habitat. The Cloud is an intentional space, where those on the land are invited to become mindful, and connect not only with the land, but with themselves.
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Sunset Bay Meadows

9 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents101 acres · Coos Bay, OR
Welcome to Sunset Bay Meadows! We have several tent/RV sites, a yurt, and one group camping site. Once a dairy farm and part of the old Simpson estate our property offers mushroom picking seasonally whey you may find Chanterelle & Hedgehog mushrooms. We're close to the beach and the Sunset Bay Golf Course is on the same property. Lots of hiking trails and you can connect with Sunset Bay State Park our neighbor. We have a private, secluded campground that is wind sheltered with approximately 20 acres of space in which to use our covered table, picnic tables, fire pit, fire rings at individual campsites, BBQ, sauna and outdoor propane-fired shower. The camp area is tucked away among large spruce trees and open meadows which lead to endless trails on the property, with the option to buy a round of golf at Sunset Bay Golf Course, which is right next door to the camp area. We’re just short of a mile from Sunset Bay, where you will find kayaking, fishing and a great spot for kids. The Whiskey Run mountain bike trails are a short drive away and are truly world-class trails. The Sunset Bay State Park has a huge trail network that spans the cliff line all the way from Sunset Bay to Cape Arago. Chuck’s Seafood in Charleston is a great spot to pick up local seafood. BBQ some oysters on the grill or pick up some fresh fish and enjoy the bounty of the coast. Charleston, just 3.5 miles away, also has some great restaurants and local shops to truly make your stay memorable. Only friendly dogs allowed and leashed or under voice command.
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Bay Point Landing

160 sites · Lodging, RVs103 acres · Coos Bay, OR
Bay Point Landing is a modern camping and lodging destination, set in Coos Bay and surrounded by the beauty of Oregon's wildest coast. Whether seeking a tranquil getaway or a base for adventure, our curated amenities and accommodations are carefully chosen for you to hurry up and slow down. Luxury camping has never been easier. The Scandinavian-inspired cabins at Bay Point Landing bring you to Oregon's wildest coast with all the amenities of home. With family-friendly Dunes cabins, cozy Kamp Haus and luxurious waterfront Drifts, what's your cabin-type? Iconic in style and memorable in design, nothing calls to the classic camping experience quite like an Airstream. A place to retreat after a day outdoors, they are perfect for relaxing moments and taking in the beauty of our bay. The next level of RV camping is now attainable at Bay Point Landing. With 160 RV campsites, top tier amenities, and over a mile of bayfront beach, you will find a refreshing take on your camping experience. The amenities at Bay Point Landing center around our Clubhouse and elegantly exist to provide you with space to recharge, congregate, or to simply sit back and let the views sink in. Take a dip in the pool, enjoy our fitness center overlooking the bay, or hang out in the kids den or activity room. Outside of the clubhouse there is much to discover, and the sandy beach is always front and center at Bay Point Landing.
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Charleston Forest Ocean Estuary Retreat

4 sites · Tents45 acres · Barview, OR
Charleston is a quaint and vibrant beach community. Just five minutes away is the research center and interactive marine center for the Oregon Institute for Marine Biology. Children and adults delight at the opportunity to touch live marine specimens in touch tanks. Visitors can enjoy delicious fresh seafood along with prepared chowder and smoked goods at the local vendors just minutes away down by the dock. Surfing, Sailing, boating, kayaking, fishing, crabbing and many more sea activites are just minutes away at the popular Sunset Beach and surrounding areas. Our special "cloud" project is a community purchased community campground and art and nature space dedicated to saving trees from clear cutting. You can read more about us, and possible investment opportunities on our website.
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Perpetually Devastated Acres

3 sites · RVs, Tents11 acres · Coquille, OR
Welcome to Perpetually Devastated Acres! We are an 11 acre small farm and goat paradise practicing permaculture and regenerative ag on previously clearcut land. Just 1/2 mile from the boat launch on the Coquille and 13 miles from Bandon, we're the perfectly located HQ for your adventure weekend!
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Foley's River Camp

3 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Coquille, OR
Our house was built in 1913 on 5 riverfront acres. It was one of the original farms in Coquille. During the 1900's most items were delivered by boat,including milk. One of the largest cattle ranches is located across the street.Learn more about this land:Our property is 5 riverfront acres on the bend of the Coquille river. Located directly across from the small town of Coquille Oregon. 15 miles up river from the ocean. Great for fishing, kayaking and paddle boarding or just sit back and watch the river flow by while you relax and enjoy the wildlife. Ocean beaches, Old town Bandon and Coos Bay are only a short drive away. Located 1 hour off I-5 and 20 minutes off Hwy 101 and 5 minutes off Hwy 42. This is a large private site with river access. Great for those looking to get away from the crowded campgrounds. (You will be the only campers) Laundry mat, restaurants. Coffee shops, grocery stores and gas station less than 5 miles away.
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Prosper Bluff

14 sites · RVs2 acres · Bandon, OR
Our beautiful bluff property is close to charming old town Bandon, world class beaches, Bullards State Park, Whiskey Run mountain bike trails, Bandon Dunes golf resort, and more. We're close to all the amenities yet private and peaceful, with a large open meadow surrounded by river, forest, and cranberry bogs. We welcome self-contained campers only (no toilet available), and offer guests potable hose water and a trash bin. Pets allowed but must be kept near your campsite. Our Prosper Bluff with river access site can accommodate groups and vehicles large or small. This open field camp with expansive views of the majestic Coquille River and Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge is perfect for those who prioritize a spectacular view, privacy away from other campers, in proximity to town and recreation opportunities. There is river and dock access (along with more views!) from our hiking trail adjacent to the campsite. You have the entire bluff meadow and trail to yourself, ensuring you and your fellow campers can relax and explore with as much privacy as possible. Please message us with any questions.
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Far Away yet Tranquil and Close

15 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents40 acres · Bandon, OR
Dew Valley Ranch Nature Retreat is a Private Membership Association. We promote a quiet relaxing get back to nature vibe to nurture your mind, body and soul. We specialize in private camping and unique glamping experiences. All our sites are on an acre or more of wooded land each. Each site also has a private potty. Giving you privacy unlike other campgrounds. Face Rock State Beach is a short 10 minute drive away. NO OUTSIDE PET/SERVICES ANIMALS. CHILDREN 12 OR OLDER ONLY.... We have farm animals to meet and trails to walk through the woods. There are games to play, a camp community garden, hot showers, and even a heated dish washing station. We are 10 minutes from the beautiful Bandon by the sea which offers: fun shopping, crabbing dock, world class golfing, Whiskey Run mountain biking trails, West Coast Game park, horseback riding on the beach, Circles in the Sand, restaurants and of course stunning beaches. Come and enjoy a peaceful and relaxing stay. We look forward to hosting you!
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Tyee Farm

17 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · Scottsburg, OR
Private 50 acres on the river and you can fish or swim along our .7 miles of riverfront on the Umpqua River. Multiple fishing access, drift boat ramp, canoe launch and fishing heaven with salmon, sturgeon, striped bass, steelhead, shad, and smallmouth bass. Bring you dogs, kayaks, or drift boat. Pontoon floats available for rent. 2 acres are mowed for camper enjoyment. There is a 30 Amp RV hookup, 2 110v outlets, and water at two sites in the area!
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West Fork Hide-Away

1 site · Tent1 acre · Coos Bay, OR
Welcome to our small private campground nestled along the serene Millicoma River. Situated on an acre of land, you'll find yourself immersed in nature with lush trees, vibrant wildflowers, and abundant wildlife, including deer roaming freely. Bring your tent and a propane tank, and you're all set to enjoy our cozy fire pit and comfortable seating area. Gather around the fire with your loved ones, roast marshmallows, and share stories as you embrace the tranquil surroundings. For some added fun, we have a game of cornhole available for you to enjoy. Take a leisurely stroll down the driveway, and you'll discover the beauty of the Millicoma River. Whether you're an avid angler or simply looking to relax by the water's edge, you'll have the opportunity to fish in privacy and fully immerse yourself in the wonders of nature. At our campground, you can escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and embrace the peacefulness of the natural world. Experience the sights and sounds of the forest, spot wildlife in their natural habitat, and create lasting memories surrounded by the beauty of the Millicoma River.
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Bandon

1 site · Lodging40 acres · Bandon, OR
Surrounded by forest & cranberry bogs, our location is private and peaceful! The land is home to wild beavers, ducks, birds, huge bullfrogs, chickens & bunnies. Cranberry farming has been a family tradition for multiple generations. The land encourages wildlife to make their home here & provides a musical backdrop for your enjoyment. You don't have to go far to get to the amazing shops and gorgeous harbor in Old Towne! Close enough to bike or hop in your car and begin your exploration. Our Farm Stay is for the discerning traveler who wants an experience, even while sleeping!Other family member's farms surround this property, making this truly a private oasis.
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Camp Catching

3 sites · RVs, Tents6 acres · Coos Bay, OR
Learn more about this land: Camp Catching is located on Catching Slough a beautiful tidal water way located in the Coos Sumner area near Coos Bay. Home lands to the Coos and Coquille tribes. Camp catching is a part of Blue Barns Farms, a 6 acres homestead located on Old Wagon Rd. This area is considered a “Banana Belt” as during the summer it is often 15 degrees warmer than “in town” and outside of the fog bank that is often seen daily closer to the ocean. It is a great place to set up camp while exploring other areas of our beautiful community. The Oregon Bay Area ( Coos County) is a True Hidden Gem. You can go from mountain to sea; exploring waterfalls to playing at the beach all in one day. We have 3 camping areas around our little blue barn and surrounding area. Each camp spot has a solo fire pit and picnic table (please note: fires will be permitted based on fire risk.) All 3 camping spots have access to Catching Slough for paddle boarding and kayaking; I have been known to even swim on a hot day. We have two paddle boards, one double kayak and a child kayak (less than 130 lbs) available for camper use. Catching slough is influenced by the tides and contains brackish waters- both add additional magic to this area. This means twice a day the slough empties traveling to the ocean and fills up again. High tide is a great time for paddle boarding and kayaking; low tide is wonderful for watching birds and other animals. Anytime is actually great for bird watching! We have a number of different species of birds that rest here while migrating- the opportunity to see them all depends on the time of year that you visit. You can also watch fish jump in the bend of the slough. Other oddities that we have seen since living here over the last 7 years- swimming deer and even a seal(only once)! Everyone who comes to visit finds the slough mesmerizing and beautiful! For facilities we have an outdoor shower and Porter potties that are emptied regularly. Our little Blue Barn is a communal space offering a refrigerator, kettle and tea house. There is also a barbecue located outside the barn for camps use.
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The best camping near Cape Arago State Park guide

Overview

About

Cliffs and coves look out over the rocky isles of Cape Arago in this state park. Take in the views with a drive around the Cape Arago Beach Loop, which takes in the neighboring Sunset Bay and Shore Acres state parks, as well as Cape Arago Lighthouse. Two hiking trails run through the park—follow the North Trail to spot seals and sea lions around Shell Island or the South Trail to explore tidepools and enjoy beachcombing and fishing along the beach. Camping isn’t permitted in the park, but there are options around Bastendorff Beach, a 10-minute drive north. 

When to go

Cape Arago is accessible year-round, but coastal walks are exposed to the elements, so be prepared for windy weather even in summer. Expect crowds if visiting during July and August or on bank holiday weekends—an early start will ensure you snag a parking spot. Whale watching is best during the annual migration periods from March through May and mid-December through January. The North Trail is closed annually from March through June during the seal pupping season. 

Know before you go

  • Cape Arago State Park is set 15 miles southwest of Coos Bay, or about a 25-minute drive along the Cape Arago Highway. You’ll need your own vehicle, as there’s no public transport, but free parking is available at the trailheads.
  • Facilities within the park include restrooms and picnic tables, but you’ll need to bring everything else with you. Shops and restaurants can be found within a 10-minute drive. Head to Coos Bay to stock up on supplies. 
  • Wildlife watching is a highlight in this state park, so pack your binoculars.

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