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North Central Oregon Coast Campgrounds

North Central Oregon Coast

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The North Central stretch of the Oregon Coast is often the most crowded - especially on holiday weekends due to its proximity to Portland.  The other reason that it is crowded so often is because of what it has to offer travelers.

This section of the Oregon stretches from Otter Rock, to the city of Tillamook and includes Depot Bay, Lincoln City, and Pacific City.  The State of Oregon campgrounds include Beverly Beach, Devils Lake, and Cape Lookout.  All are crowded during the summer months and holidays, but reservations are available.  Plus, the State of Oregon intentionally makes lots of tent camping and RV camping sites non-reservable so that openings are often available up until 3 in the afternoon.

Along this stretch of the Oregon Coast there are too many things to do to count.  Among the most popular are Devil's Punchbowl, the Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge, the Lincoln City Outlet Mall, the Cascade Head National Scenic Area, and the WWII blimp hangers in Tillamook.

The Forest Service offers a great web site that suggests more outdoor adventures than you'll ever be able to complete.  The section of adventures available from Newport to the south to Tillamook can be found here: US Forest Service Activities Guide - Newport to Tillamook

If you are a fisherman or woman, there are hundreds of small streams teeming with rainbow trout as well as bigger game fishing on the major rivers.  Deep sea charters are available in almost every costal town, but river guides may be a better idea if you want to really explore the rivers.

Astronomy camping is limited by the typical evening fog, but on clear nights the views are spectacular.

You will find golfing everywhere along the Oregon Coast.  Par 3 to expansive 18 hole courses, you'll find it all.

Bring your fishing pole, golf clubs, telescope, a camera, or just your favorite lawn chair and be prepared to be amazed by the natural beauty and diversity offered near RV camping and tent camping sites throughout coastal Oregon.


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