2022 Oregon Trip

Campground Notes

Detroit Lake Campground

  • G42 and G43 are best sites
  • Shooting down lake works well for moonset

Bend/Sister Garden RV

  • This is second best campground we have used. It is like a manicured park with a lake and lots of geese.
  • One day each week car washing is allowed in sites
  • Trillium Lake

  • Dry Camping
  • Sunrise around the lake is still mostly people fishing, but sunset the lake is filled with paddle boarders and kayakers. Sunset is much more difficult to photograph now.
  • Sandy Riverfront RV

  • Site 184 is too narrow for us. Site 191 doesn't work for us either.
  • Full hookups
  • Get sites near creek for shade

Nehalem State Park

  • Water and electric only
  • Dump site just inside entrance
  • Access to beach over a set of grassy dunes
  • Good sunset shot through dune grasses
  • Has horse camp behind Loop F


Premiere RV in Lincoln City

  • Full hookups
  • Right next to Highway 101 in Lincoln City
  • Favorite site is 15
  • Don't get a site anywhere near the upper fire ring!!!!!!
  • 4th of July fireworks visible from campsite

Sunset Bay State Park

  • Some full hookups but they are only down through center of campground and aren't good sites. Rest are electric and water ONLY.
  • Reserve D6, D32 or D33.
  • A Loop road is extremely narrow and very hard to get into A22 - A 32.
  • Rangers only seem to work after 4:00, so if earlier, drive directly to site and check in later.
  • Most sites are spacious and completely shaded. Once you get in, they're great.


Bullards Beach State Park

  • 82 full hookups but nearly all of them are on ends of loops or in the interior circle. Best sights are electric and water only and on the west edge of the loops. We stayed in C-22 which was a very good site.
  • Beach access is from B Loop.
  • Many sites are shaded and most are spacious.
  • Campground has easy-to-use, two-lane dump station.


Harris Beach State Park

  • This is a very nice campground. All sites are very level and tree-shaded.
  • B-41 is the hardest site to get into in the campground. Try not to get sites just below the highway.
  • 63 sites are full hookups
  • Try for B02, B04, B06, B08 for full hookups