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Explore one of the prettiest stretches of Oregon’s North Coast at this beachfront state park.  

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HolisticLifeFarm Clatskanie OR

7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents17 acres · Clatskanie, OR
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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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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Favorite Creek Campground

15 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents100 acres · Westport, OR
Come and explore this 100 acre wood. Play in small creeks and waterfalls. Walk the trails. Take in the view from top end of property. Watch elk deer and other wildlife. Enjoy your campfire roast Hotdogs, marshmallows and make some-mores. Camp is just 10 minutes from The small town of Clatskanie. There you can find just about anything you need. Jones beach/ Columbia river is only about a 10 minute drive, fishing and popular wind surfing spot. This property is a work in progress. We are still cleaning up from prior owners. We also have our sawmill operating on the property so you might see messes , junk, trash, ext… And you might hear working noises machine is running, etc. we try to be courteous about it but we ask that you understand that we do have to work.
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Moore Farm

1 site · RV, Tent12 acres · Seaside, OR
Hello, we are right at the bottom of the saddle mountain area. We have a little piece of heaven, there are four ponds and a creek that runs through our property. We have open fields as well as some areas with timber. We see lots of wildlife, elk and deer mostly but also bald eagles, falcons, hearing and others. Feel like you're in the middle of nowhere while being just a few minutes from town and the beach.
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Williams Park campground

27 sites · RVs, Tents56 acres · South Bend, WA
Open June to August 16th for Hip Camping. A private club only fishing destination August 17 thru September this campground is open to Hip Camp in 2023 for the 2nd year. I'm accepting only 10 campers per night. What a wonderful experience my campers have discovering my quiet, lovely landscape! I've enjoyed sharing this incredible property with some extraordinary travelers. If you like a camping area with green grass and ample space....book here Tenters and RV's with full or partial hookups are available. Exclusive river sites for tenting and traditional full hook- ups with water and sewer. The tidal water of the N. Nemah River allow for kyacking to Willapa Bay or just in River at high tide. Searun cutthroat fishing in summer and King Salmon starting August 1st. Located 25 minutes from Long Beach or Astoria there are fun places for day trips. The tiny town of Nemah has zero commerce only a few scattered farms and homes. Eagles and Elk grace the sky and the property for added visual fun. Georgous restrooms paneled in cedar with showers are available. I accept RV's of all sizes Laundry is free. Central campfire on the river available. individual campfires allowed when fire bans are lifted in select sites for safety and fire prevention.
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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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Dwell Seaview

26 sites · RVs1 acre · Ilwaco, WA
Dwell Seaview is a relaxing vacation spot on the Long Beach Peninsula. Located right in the middle of Ilwaco, Long Beach, and Cape Disappointment. Dwell Seaview is the place for you to enjoy your next vacation. There are 20 full hookup sites with a majority of them being 50/30/20 amp services, water and sewer is at each site!
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The Rock On The Columbia

1 site · RV1 acre · Chinook, WA
Welcome to our RV site nestled along the picturesque Columbia River! Awaken to the calls of sea lions, the melodies of birds, and the majestic sight of eagles soaring overhead. As the day unfolds, bask in the glory of stunning sunsets painting the sky behind the iconic Astoria-Megler Bridge. Situated just across the river from Astoria, our property offers the perfect blend of tranquility and accessibility. A quick five-minute drive will take you to Astoria, while the charming shores of Long Beach await just 15 minutes away. Immerse yourself in outdoor adventures with hiking trails, historical sites, and the Discovery Trail all within a 10 to 20-minute drive. Please note that our site provides electrical hookups only; there is no potable water or bathroom facilities available onsite. We kindly ask that you carry out any trash with you. While amenities such as picnic tables and fire pits are currently in the works and coming soon, rest assured that your stay promises to be a memorable one filled with natural beauty and riverside tranquility.
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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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Batwater Station on Columbia River

10 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents60 acres · Clatskanie, OR
Batwater Station is located halfway between Portland and the Oregon Coast on the Columbia River. A private refuge where river otter, beaver, mink, muskrat, seals, raccoons along with threatened Columbia river white tailed deer can be seen. Property has 1,000 feet of boat docks, river deck, and pier. At the pier is a full kitchen, heated bathroom and shower room. Included are 2 outhouses, a fire pit for summer months, a viewing station overlooking the wetlands along with brick charcoal fired barbecue and another propane barbecue. We are committed to your privacy so guests are limited and spread out. High speed internet through out the property. Batwater worked with several agencies when we breeched a levee and flooded 26 acres for salmon and wildlife habitat. Hike along the wetlands and see beaver dams and dens. Batwater is also home for many types of birds including eagles, osprey, tree swallow, purple martins, barn swallows, wood ducks, common and hooded mergansers, mallards, scoots, scaups, grebes, cormorants, great egrets, blue herons, geese and many types of song birds . In the spring and summer see our returning osprey who have. nested on our dock since 2013. There are now 2 osprey platform since a pair of Canada geese choose that as their nesting site as well. Some bald eagles winter here but we have our resident bald eagles Hep and Hope. They arrived in 2003 to start their nest on Crims Island. They still nest there although there old nest tree collapsed in 2020. Many birds migrate here for the winter. Common mammals are river otter, mink, muskrat, raccoons, nutria, coyotes, black tailed and threatened Colombia White Tailed deer. We also are home to native turtles and frogs. Batwater is a working farm with cattle feeding on lush pastures, 2 retired horses and chickens. When eggs are available, we will share some with you. Batwater is a great place to kayak, canoe, paddle board or row during the summer months. We have windy afternoons for windsurfers or sailors. The Columbia River is well known for salmon, and sturgeon. For an extra fee you can moor your larger boat while visiting. There are a volley ball and badminton set ups along with horse shoes during the summer months. We suggest swimming during the summer months when the tide is coming in or slack. You can also walk or drive down to Mayger beach which is popular with locals. There are sandy beaches on Crims island that you can paddle over too. Check out the pictures for more information.
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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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Riverberry Retreat Camp

21 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Nehalem, OR
Riverberry is the perfect setting to get outside and connect with nature. Relax on the riverfront, go for a swim under a waterfall, fish, hike, rockhound, and explore old growth rainforest, located on the beautiful and pristine North Fork Nehalem River. There is plenty of room for private or group camping. Sites are secluded and firewood, ice and fresh eggs are for sale on site; shared portable toilets for camp guests and potable water is available at the homestead for filling your containers. The North Fork Nehalem river is home to some of the best salmon and steelhead fishing around. It is still a wild place and not uncommon to see deer, elk, beaver, bald eagles, coyotes and a very rare bear sighting. You will be a 20 minute drive away from the coast in Manzanita for beach beach combing, farmers market, unique shops, epic hikes and local cuisine. Just past Manzanita, another 10-20 mins further, are Cannon Beach and Seaside. Check-in is from 2-7pm. If you need accommodations outside of that time frame please give us at least 24 hour notice. Rsvp are subject to cancellation without 24 hour notice of late arrival. We are happy to offer suggestions or answer any questions you have about your stay, just ask!
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The best camping near Ecola State Park guide

Overview

About

Just north of Cannon Beach on a nine-mile stretch of the perpetually windswept Oregon Coast, Ecola State Park offers a mix of viewpoints, wooded hiking trails, and sandy beaches. The most popular spot in the day-use park is Ecola Point, right at the southernmost parking area, which offers fantastic views of the beaches to the south and easy access to miles of trails. A second parking lot sits a bit further north at Indian Beach, where you’ll find picnic tables, a vault toilet, and easy access to the sea and sand.

When to go

Ecola State Park is beautiful no matter when you visit, and even cloudy skies give this stretch of coastline a mystical ambiance. While winter isn’t the most popular time to visit, it is ideal for spotting migrating gray whales.  Sunny, rain-free days are ideal for hiking and exploring, and the likelihood of good, clear weather is highest from July through September. Sunsets are particularly enchanting, when oranges and pinks light up the sky and the sun appears to drop into the Pacific Ocean.

Know before you go

  • Bring layers and raingear. The weather at the Oregon Coast can be unpredictable, and just because it's sunny in Portland or in other inland destinations doesn't mean the same will hold true at Ecola State Park.
  • While Ecola is a day-use park, there is a small hikers' camp with primitive camping for those hiking on the longer Oregon Coast Trail. However, this camp is designed as a stopover, not a destination.
  • Parking is free for those with camping receipts from other area state parks.
  • If you can’t find a parking spot at Ecola, head north to Tillamook Head Trailhead, where there are additional spots.

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