The best camping near Cape Lookout State Park

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

The best camping near Cape Lookout State Park

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

Camping near Cape Lookout State Park

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

Camp or glamp with easy beach access at this wooded state park on a sand spit.  

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Top-rated campgrounds near Cape Lookout State Park

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The Lake Pasture

4 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Pacific City, OR
Welcome to our tranquil campground nestled amidst the stunning Oregon coastline. Our campground boasts four primitive sites, each offering a serene retreat into nature's embrace. Surrounded by lush greenery and towering trees, our campground provides a rustic escape for those seeking solace and adventure. With access to a shared private lake, guests can unwind by the water's edge, kayak, or simply soak in the beauty of the natural surroundings. Conveniently located just two miles north of Cape Kiwanda, our campground offers easy walking access to the pristine shores of Tierra Del Mar Beach. Situated between the charming coastal towns of Tillamook and Lincoln City, our campground serves as the perfect basecamp for exploring the wonders of the Oregon coast. Whether you're craving a peaceful getaway or yearning for outdoor exploration, our sites provide an idyllic setting for creating unforgettable memories amidst the rugged beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
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Hurlys Hideaway

5 sites · RVs, Tents19 acres · Tillamook, OR
A very nice location located approximately 2 miles from the town of Tillamook. Very close to the beach Sand Lake various Rivers for fishing kayaking swimming Etc. Approximately 4 MI from Netarts Oceanside area , Netarts Bay, Cape Mears. A very nice location to be able to access all of these activities in Tillamook County. My land is Timber , some clearings, we'll see how this goes I'm just getting started.
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Tillamook - Trask River

3 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents52 acres · Tillamook, OR
Welcome to a premier Texas Longhorn ranch where you will be staying right next to the Trask River with access to fishing, boating and kayaking. If you are needing a little sensory-deprivation from everyday life. You have found it!! We invite you to experience a relaxing, calming atmosphere on the riverbank of the Trask River. Pitch your tent or bring your RV and embrace mother nature. Please contact me by phone 503-812-0630, as you can see we have closed our sites. However, i'm willing to work with folks around time frames. Thank you, Carmen
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Powder Creek Campground

16 sites · RVs, Tents362 acres · Beaver, OR
Powder Creek Ranch is 362 acres, nestled into a valley, surrounded by forest in the Oregon Coast Range. The campground is in a secluded meadow next to Powder Creek, a pristine year round stream, perfect for wading and playing in. If you're looking to unplug and escape from the chaos of city life, we are all about peace and quiet and connecting with nature. Each of our 13 large campsites offers access to the creek, a picnic table and campfire ring. All sites accommodate RVs as well as tent camping. One of the campsites is next to the beaver pond, where you're likely to see a variety of wildlife. Our property also has 1/2 mile of Nestucca River frontage where you can swim or fish, whichever floats your boat. Niagara Creek/Pheasant Creek falls is a nearby hiking trail and there are deer and elk trails to explore all over the ranch. If you feel like venturing further, the beach is 23 miles away in Pacific City. We also offer pasture raised pork for sale. A variety of sausages (breakfast, chorizo, Italian, Bratwurst and Kielbasa), bacon (when available), pork chops and roasts.
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Timber Sands

5 sites · RVs, Tents52 acres · Cloverdale, OR
CLOSED FOR THE SEASON - CHECK BACK NEXT YEAR! Timbersands is an up and coming 52 acre organic farm on the Oregon Coast, I started this project in 2022 with the goal of growing fruits and vegetables year round, with the help of greenhouses and the temperate coastal climate. The property has a long history as an original 1910 homestead that began as a cranberry farm and later a blueberry farm. Now it is mostly a natural coastal forest with some sunny pastures, gardens and winding creeks. Located 6 miles north of Pacific City and less than a mile from Sand Lake beaches and recreation area. Enjoy a dispersed camping atmosphere without the hassle of neighbors right next door. Please note there are free range chickens and other farm animals, as well as wild elk and deer. If you have pets that chase or attack animals they need to be on leash at all times, but they are always welcome. Filtered and UV treated spring water for fill ups. Brand new weekly cleaned portable toilet. Please pack out any trash. Firewood available on request. Busy weekends bring distant noise of ATVs on the sand dunes! Please follow on instagram: @timbersands
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Rock Crick Acres

7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents2 acres · Grand Ronde, OR
This hidden gem is only 1/3 of a mile off the highway yet all you can hear is the flow of the water from Rock Creek which flows along the 2 acres. There is plenty of spots to toss your tent. Personally, I prefer the bank overlooking the stream. Cool your feet on a hot summer day in Rock Creek (the main attraction). Enjoy the evenings around the fire pit. Complimentary 2 bundles of firewood, BBQ, table, chairs to use are available. Did you know the coolest porta-party in the galaxy awaits your visit? Attractions: Spirit Mountain Casino is only 4 miles away, The Oregon coast is a 25 minute drive as well as plenty of vineyards. Also enjoy 100+ miles of hiking trails. The trail head is only 1 mile from camp. I'm available to answer any questions you have and look forward to your visit. We ask if the ground is wet you keep your car on the gravel driveway and not drive in the grass (causing ruts). Don't be a turd. Respect the Hideaway. If you plan on partying and/or staying up late around the campfire, don't book this. I have neighbors and respect them. Go do your party booking elsewhere, please. Lastly, if you are bringing dogs, you'll most likely get quite a bit of barking from the dogs to the east. I just want to be honest and warn you. Those east dogs don't like other dogs for some reason.
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Riverside/Riverwood

3 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Lincoln Beach, OR
Spring is finally here and we are happy to be drying out some. This is the Oregon Coast so it is still unpredictable and can rain into early July. Our campsites are easily accessible by vehicle and we have room for tents, small trailers and camper vans too. The sites are grassy and relatively level, situated under large spruce trees. We are still in tidewater here so both sites sit above the river (about a 15' river bank at high tide). The Riverside site has a fire pit and a deck for viewing the river. **Clarification for the situation that brought a negative review: There is a deck at this site that used to have wood steps that lead to an old dock. Both the dock and steps have washed away many years ago, we won't be replacing them. We do have the steps roped off so no one tries to go down them and it doesn't look great when you are standing there looking at it but, this shouldn't deter from our experience camping on this lovely river. The Riverwood site is away from the river bank about 100' and sits under beautiful, large spruce trees. It is a short walk from both sites to our ramp and dock to be on the river. There are signs on site to help you find your way. We have indoor bathroom facilities for our guests, Yay! It is about 150' walk from both campsites. It has a kitchenette with a barista bar, microwave, small fridge, a small living area, private toilet and shower.(bring your own towels, soap etc.) All areas are cleaned and sterilized after each guest. It is a shared space with other campers so if you use the space to eat breakfast, drink your coffee or get out of the rain we ask you put everything back where it was. We also offer our little Bunkie, the Glass House for an extra fee. PLEASE NOTE.....We didn't realize how popular our Bunkie would be so to avoid double booking and disappointing our guests, we will keep you posted on the availability. The Glass House IS currently AVAILABLE these dates: AVAILABLE: September 4th on into fall... The Bunkie sleeps two comfortably. It has a nice mattress (Please bring your own sleeping bags), a comfy bench, a coat rack, remote control lights and a nice electric heater. There are curtains all around for privacy. You'll use the bathroom facilities in the apartment. Bring your Kayak or SUP to explore the slow moving river (or rent ours!). Enjoy a wide variety of wildlife; migrating and resident birds, Beavers early in the morning and evenings. Our resident River Otters have been very active the past couple of years. You'll see them in the morning and evenings swimming, playing and munching on Crawdads. There are Deer although we seldom see them on our property but, they are across the river. There is a huge heard of Elk down river. Our property is about a 10 minute drive to the Ocean/Hwy 101, just south of Lincoln City. There is hiking close by and miles of coastline to explore. We are happy to help you have the best experience at the coast...Just ask! A little about the process and the property: Once you reserve a camp site you'll receive a welcome message with the physical address to the property and the instructions on how to navigate the property once you are here. There is a HIPCAMP sign with an arrow to direct you to the 2 camp sites. There are also "END HIPCAMP" signs on our property lines to preserve our neighbors privacy. Check-in is 2pm or later, check out is 12noon or before. To be respectful of other campers that are excited to get outdoors (and to allow us to clean the bathroom and make sure the property is ready for the next campers) we need to adhere to these times. FIRE RESTRICTIONS - There are no fire restrictions currently but, we want you to extinguish fires when you leave the property. We have bottles of water at each site to do so. Also, we provide fire extinguishers if there is an emergency grass fire. A little about the property and us: We purchased this property 10 years ago. Our Hipcamp sites sit on bare property adjacent to our house. The property and house had sat vacant for 3 years prior to us finding it. It was a mess, all overgrown with blackberries, moss, etc. We spent the first 3 years cleaning up the house, apartment downstairs and clearing the property so it was usable. We had only dreamed of having a place on a river...somewhere...when we came across this property. We both love the outdoors and have always loved camping with our kids. Rick is an avid fisherman/hunter while Debbie enjoys kayaking, gardening, reading and watching the river go by. Thanks for checking us out! Debbie and Rick and our two Cattledogs, Luna and Piper
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Celestine Fields

8 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Carlton, OR
Learn more about our land: In the heart of Willamette Valley AVA and on a breezy 20-acre lot of land we provide a space for you to set yourself up and enjoy life's natural bounty. We offer a small shared space with a wood fire stove and some essential items, many games (such as horseshoes), and lots of picnic areas and tables sprinkled throughout the property. The location is central and half an hour to just minutes away from water bodies Hagg Lake, Nestucca River, Yamhill River, little Niagara Falls, Mill Creek, Baker Creek, Rainbow Lake and more… Such as the Carlton public pool. If your looking to jaunt from camp a little further, we are located a little over an hour and a beautiful drive to the Pacific Coast and about an hour from Portland. Although in the middle of the country woods, we are surprisingly only two and a half miles from the adorable and quaint town of Carlton. So beside the views, you’ll be alongside some fantastic eateries and outstanding winemakers.  Being raised in the community, and over ten years of experience in the local food and wine industry, I can give recommendations aplenty.   ꕥ  The property has been in our family since the late 60’s and has recently been transferred in ownership to the next generation! It’s been a large adjustment with many precious memories in tow. In hopes to carry on the legacy we opened up camp mid-summer 2021, and it’s a work in progress (as work normally is!), but has been a beautiful experience being in a position to share. There are two family homes on the property with people who truly admire this land we have been given so we do ask you to respect our process in this adjustment, as we miss our grandparents and parents who have worked their entire lives for us to be here. With the work of these past couple seasons, and thanks to our fellow campers, we have been able to lay more gravel, get a more fluid bathroom situation established, and have purchased a 20ft stargazing tent that is in the works of being listed this season! So thank you for your support in this venture and in any form, I’m excited to be apart of your adventure and hope to see you in our neck of the woods soon! ❊ ❁ ❊  - Whitney
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Rockaway Falcon - Rockaway Beach OR

3 sites · Lodging1 acre · Rockaway Beach, OR
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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Short Sands / Oswald Group Site

1 site · RV, Tent80 acres · Neahkahnie, OR
Welcome to Timber Canyon Ranch! A rustic tree farm with ocean views on the Oregon Coast. Experience a variety of epic group camping locations just above the iconic surf spot, Oswald State Beach, also known as Short Sands. Whether you're set on catching waves, hiking Smugglers Cove or exploring the charming towns of Cannon Beach and Manzanita, our picturesque property provides the perfect basecamp for your adventures. Abundant fun awaits you at one of our several different expansive 80-acre group sites; accommodating anywhere from 5 to 50 people. Revel in the variety of our ocean views, creek access/frontage, and unparalleled privacy. With this unique setting, why settle for a traditional campsite ever again? Embrace the extraordinary at our exceptional location and enjoy waking up to the sound of the surf and majestic ocean views. Disclaimers: Although Short Sands Beach / Oswald State Park is close, it’s not really walkable. However, it’s only half a mile North on Hwy 101 to the parking lots from our gate. Most of the campsites are about a half mile up the hill from our main entrance. So a total of about a mile to the beach. Each of our campsites are very rugged: not super flat and have jagged rock. The roads getting to each campsite are STEEP, NARROW, and have very FEW TURNAROUND OPTIONS. We recommend ONLY EXPERT drivers with 4x4 rigs. Lastly; there are no bathrooms! Please make sure you bring your own bathroom!
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Kitten Creek Adventure Camp

9 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents84 acres · Grand Ronde, OR
Are you ready to escape to a spacious, beautiful, quiet and relaxing camp in the heart of Oregon's Coast Range? Kitten Creek Adventure Camp has it all, and so much more! Just Three hours from Central Oregon, 90 minutes from Portland and 45 minutes West of Salem, Kitten Creek Adventure Camp is the perfect base for mid coast adventure!!!!! Kitten Creek is the perfect place for your family reunion, group camp, or just a quiet getaway. Located on the Eastern edge of Oregon's Coast Range, Kitten Creek Adventure Camp was designed for families, friends and groups to share special times together in a beautiful natural environment.. Situated on the Western edge of Oregon's award winning wine country, and just an hour from Newport Aquarium, 45 minutes from Tillamook, Salem, and McMinnville, 40 minutes to Lincoln City, 30 minutes from Pacific City, Tierra Del Mar/Sand Lake, and 20 minutes from the Nestucca Wildlife Refuge and Hebo! It is not a destination for drunken parties, or late night revelry. Respect for other campers is paramount. We are currently a rustic camp in an incredibly beautiful setting. You must be self contained, and carry away all garbage, and any solid human waste.  We do have Toilet Buckets with Liners available for rent. The campgrounds are widely spaced, private and bordered by two creeks with a wonderful wading/swimming hole for warm days. RV's are allowed, but must be self contained. There are several excellent and fairly level sites available. In each designated camp you will find a picnic table with an umbrella, fire pit, water bucket and shovel (to put campfires out), space for tents and cooking in a beautiful setting. Beginning in August of 2022, private group camping will be available in "Maple Meadow", our own special private meadow hideaway. Three Glamping Style tents with queen beds, on decks with everything you need but sleeping bags and your food/cooking gear will be onsite! Bring your 100 closest friends or relatives and enjoy your own private park. Please contact Charlie for special group rates. All that is missing is you! Lincoln City Pacific City Sand Lake Tierra Del Mar Dolph Junction Grand Ronde Willamina Sherdan Pelican Brewery Tillamook Cheese Factory Sand Lake Cape Kiwanda Cascade Head Newport Aqaurium fishing hiking camping Glamping adventure crabbing clamming
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Coastal Boho Bungalow

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Lincoln City, OR
Welcome to the Oregon Coast!  We've spent the past year renovating this bungalow to fit my boho style.
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The best camping near Cape Lookout State Park guide

Overview

About

Set on the Netarts Spit beside Netarts Bay on the Oregon Coast, Cape Lookout State Park attracts campers (and day-trippers from Portland) with its Pacific Ocean views, miles of hiking trails, and ample opportunities for beachcombing and whale-watching. The North Trail and South Trail segments of the 425-mile-long Oregon Coast Trail also run through the park and are accessible from the day-use area. For especially spectacular views, it's worth hiking the five-mile (round-trip) Cape Lookout Trail, which leads through old-growth forest all the way to the edge of the cape. The Cape Lookout Campground offers traditional tent sites and full hook-up sites for RVs, as well as yurts, deluxe cabins, picnic tables, flush toilets, and hot showers. 

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. You can reserve one of the park's 200-plus tent sites, RV spots, cabins, and yurts in advance using the Oregon State Parks' online reservation system.
  2. Online reservations open six months in advance (at 6am each day) and can be made up to a day before your arrival.
  3. If you aren’t finding dates that work for you, you can set up an online alert to be notified in case of cancellations.
  4. Last-minute reservations are occasionally available on a walk-up basis at the state park campground.

When to go

Cape Lookout State Park is open throughout the year, though the best time to visit is in late summer, when the weather is pleasantly warm. Opt for weekday stays, if possible, to avoid crowds. The best times for whale-watching are in late March until early June and again mid-December through January, when grey whales make their annual migrations between Alaska and Mexico.

Know before you go

  • Cape Lookout is a 10-minute drive to the community of Netarts and a 15-minute drive to the Tillamook (of Tillamook cheese fame). Both towns have restaurants and supermarkets selling food and camping supplies, while firewood is sold right at the campground.
  • The campground has one ADA-accessible cabin, two accessible yurts (with ramps), and two accessible campsites.
  • Leashed dogs are welcome at the campground, and three of the cabins and six of the yurts are pet-friendly. Leashes are not required at the beach just north of the campground.  
  • Due to wildfire risk, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department sometimes puts temporary bans on campfires and even the use of fire rings and propane stoves, particularly in summer months.

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