RV parks on the Oregon Coast abound. Planning our first RV trip to this scenic destination thoroughly overwhelmed Joel and me. If you feel the same way, have no fear. After spending over 4 months along the coast, we’ve nailed down some of the best things to do in the area and the best Oregon Coast RV parks to stay at.
Whether you’re looking for a luxury RV resort, a rustic state park getaway, an oceanfront stay, or even an RV park with a swimming pool and fun things for the kids, Oregon’s coast won’t disappoint.
Best Oregon Coast RV Parks
There are plenty of RV parks on the Oregon Coast. Some are amazing and some you’d be better off avoiding. If you decide to stay at a different Oregon Coast RV park beyond those recommended here, I recommend using Google Street view to check out the area. There are some RV parks we have seen along our travels that were downright dumps. Fortunately, you’ll still have plenty of great RV resorts to choose from up and down the Oregon Coast.
Oceanfront Oregon Coast RV Resorts
If you want to snag a vacation at an oceanfront Oregon Coast RV resort, look no further. Here are some of the best ones.
Fort Stevens State Park
Address: 1675 Peter Iredale Rd., Hammond, Oregon 97121
About Fort Stevens State Park: This Oregon Coast RV park is one of the largest public campgrounds in the country. With 4,300 acres to explore, you’ll have plenty of things to do without even leaving the park. You can make reservations up to 6 months in advance for one of 174 full hookup and 302 electrical with water hookup sites that are open year-round. If you aren’t confident backing up your RV, there are 47 pull-through sites you can book.
Top Attractions Nearby: One of the coolest things to see at Fort Stevens State Park is the skeleton of a shipwreck that washed up along the shore. When Joel and I visited, we had the place pretty much to ourselves. There are also plenty of hikes and beachcombing available. You can bike, fish (obviously, I mean it is the Oregon Coast after all), play disc golf, kayak, and more. Pets are also allowed, so bring your furry friend along for an adventure.
While you’re staying at Fort Stevens State Park, it is also worth making a drive to Astoria. The Astoria-Megler bridge, which spans the Columbia River to connect Oregon and Washington, is a pretty iconic view and a definite photo op.
Sea and Sand Oregon Coast RV Park
Address: 4985 N US 101, Depoe Bay, Oregon 97341
About Sea and Sand RV Park: As the name implies, Sea and Sand RV park is filled with well… sea and sand. This oceanfront RV park on the Oregon Coast is as close to the ocean as you can get without getting wet. The terraced layout also means there are more ocean-view sites. Sea and Sand can accommodate rigs up to 40 feet long and has full hookup sites with 30 amp electricity. They allow campfires in the forest sites, while the oceanfront RV sites only allow for propane fire pit use.
Top Attractions Nearby: Depoe Bay is one of the best destinations for whale watching along the coast. There are several resident whales that you can spot all year round if you’re lucky. Joel and I went on a whale-watching tour and didn’t get lucky that time, but it was still a fun experience and we got to see some seals up close and personal.
Sea and Sand is also close to Lincoln City, which is a cute beach town overflowing with restaurants and shops. You’ll also want to check out Devil’s Punchbowl, which I’ll discuss more later.
Bullards Beach State Park
Address: Bullards Beach State Park, Bandon, Oregon 97411
About Bullards Beach State Park: This RV park in Oregon Coast territory is at the mouth of the Coquille River and just 2 miles north of Bandon. There are 103 full hookup sites and 82 sites with electricity and water. Just steps from this Oregon Coast oceanfront RV park you’ll find 4.5 miles of beach to stroll.
Top Attractions Nearby: Bandon, or as the locals fondly call it, Bandon by the Sea, is one of the most popular destinations on the southern Oregon Coast. Shopping, dining, and art await you in town. You also can’t go wrong just strolling Bandon Beach.
Harris Beach State Park
Address: Harris, Beach State Park Road, Brookings, Oregon 97415
About Harris Beach State Park: This oceanfront RV Park in Oregon Coast area has 65 full hookup sites and 25 electrical with water sites. There are miles of beach to walk with sea stacks to see in every direction. From this area, you can also see Bird Island, which is a breeding site for rare birds, including the tufted puffin.
Top Attractions Nearby: You’ll definitely want to take some day trips from Harris Beach State Park to see more of the Oregon Coast. RV Parks in this area are often just an excellent home base for getting out to see everything else in the area. While you’re here, you have to drive along the Samuel H. Boardman Scenic Corridor. There are several beautiful places to hike in the area as well.
Lone Beach Ranch is another superb location for tide pooling. Arch Rock Viewpoint, Natural Bridges, and the town of Brookings should also be on your list.
Oregon Coast RV Parks with Swimming Pool
Even if you are visiting the ocean, you might enjoy staying at one of these Oregon Coast RV parks with swimming pools. The Pacific Ocean is gorgeous, but even in the height of summer, it is pretty darn cold. Also, did I mention the sharks?
Personally, if I’m going for a swim, it is going to be in a pool. Luckily, there are some excellent RV parks you can stay at that provide easy ocean access and a pool. Talk about a win-win.
Cannon Beach RV Resort on the Oregon Coast
Address: 340 Elk Creek Road, Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110
About Cannon Beach RV Resort: This RV resort is open year-round and has 99 full hookup sites. It also has an indoor pool and a hot tub. Sign me up for that! A short ½ mile hike from this Oregon Coast RV park is all that stands between you and one of the most popular beaches in Oregon. Being able to walk to Cannon Beach is a huge plus, especially in the summer, because things can get really crowded. Not having to navigate the parking situation at the beach is a huge plus.
Top Attractions Nearby: Cannon Beach is home to the often-photographed Haystack Rock. There are some tide pools to explore at Cannon Beach, but if you want to find the best tidepools around, southern Oregon is the place to be. Plan your beach adventure at low tide for the best chance to see tide pools.
When Joel and I visited, Cannon Beach was beautiful, but it was also the most crowded place we stopped along the coast. Its proximity to Portland means you’ll get lots more people coming out on the weekend. So, for more peace and quiet, plan to book a midweek stay at this RV park on the Oregon Coast.
If you want the absolute best views with basically zero crowd (at least when we visited), you’ll want to drive to Ecola State Park. It is almost impossible to pick one favorite place along the coast, but if I had to choose, Ecola State Park would rank near the top. You will get unmatched views and can even see Haystack Rock from above. It is the perfect place to pack a picnic lunch or dinner and just relax.
Cape Kiwanda RV Resort on the Oregon Coast
Address: 33305 Cape Kiwanda Dr, Pacific City, Oregon 97135
About Cape Kiwanda RV Resort: If you’re looking for an Oregon Coast RV park with a pool, this resort is a superb choice. It has an indoor pool and a hot tub. If you have kids, you’ll also love the onsite playground. There are 50 and 30-amp full hookup sites and plenty of pull-throughs to make getting in and out a breeze. The park can accommodate rigs up to 45 feet long. Leashed dogs are also allowed and won’t cost you any extra.
Top Attractions Nearby: This RV resort on the Oregon Coast offers easy access to most of the same sights as Cannon Beach RV Resort. You can also explore all that Pacific City offers.
Whalers Rest RV Resort
Address: 50 SE 123 Street, South Beach, Oregon 97366
About Whalers Rest RV Resort: Whalers Rest is a lovely place for people of all ages to enjoy. There are 164 sites to choose from, all of which are located just across Highway 101 from the beach. Whalers Rest is an Oregon Coast RV park with a pool, adult and family clubhouses with games like billiards and ping-pong, a playground, and frisbee golf. The sites are wooded and have hedges to offer some privacy.
Top Attractions Nearby: The Oregon Coast Aquarium is just north while Seal Rock is just south of Whalers Rest RV Resort. The location of this park means you can make a simple day trip to nearly anywhere along the entire Oregon Coast.
Luxury RV Resorts on Oregon Coast
If you want a more exclusive or high-end stay, you’ll want to consider these luxury RV Resorts on the Oregon Coast.
Turtle Rock Oregon Coast RV Resort
Address: 28788 Hunter Creek Loop, Gold Beach, Oregon
About Turtle Rock RV Resort: Turtle Rock has 100 full-hookup RV sites on 24 acres with unrestricted ocean access. If you’re feeling extra luxurious, there are even 6 sites that have their own private hot tub. Sounds absolutely lovely!
You can also rent e-bikes, scooters, and paddleboards. At the end of a day at the beach or soaking in the hot tub, you can grab a meal onsite at Tortuga Mexican Bar and Grill or hit up Arch Rock Brewery just across the street.
Top Attractions Nearby: You can easily access anything along the southern Oregon coast from Gold Beach. However, one nearby attraction you won’t want to miss is Otter Point State Recreation Area. Going for a cruise up the Rogue River with Jerry’s Rogue Jets also lets you view the remote wilderness of this area from a unique vantage point.
Pacific Shores Motorcoach Oregon Coast RV Park and Resort
Address: 6225 Oregon Coast Hwy, Newport, Oregon 97365
About Pacific Shores Motorcoach Resort: Talk about luxury RV resorts on the Oregon Coast. This park has it all and then some. Of course, you can also enjoy ocean views! The landscaping is lovely and you won’t have to worry about having an unlevel rig as each site is perfectly paved. Amenities include beach access, billiards, outdoor and indoor heated pools and spas, saunas, basketball and pickle ball courts, and a fitness center. The park HOA also plans many events throughout the year so you can enjoy getting to know your neighbors.
Pacific Shores Motorcoach Resort, as the name implies, accepts only Class A and Class C motorhomes that are longer than 29 feet and in “like new” condition.
Top Attractions Nearby: If you can’t get enough marine life in the ocean, you’ll want to visit the Oregon Coast Aquarium during your stay in the area for a closer look. You’ll also be close enough for a visit to Seal Rock when you stay at this luxury RV resort.
Premier RV Resort, Lincoln City, Oregon
Address: 4100 SE Highway 101, Lincoln City, OR 97367
About Premier RV Resort, Lincoln City, Oregon: This location is a great option for Luxury RV resorts on Oregon’s Coast. There are 92 sites featuring a mix of pull-through and back-in sites with ocean views. There is also a clubhouse with a game room, two full kitchens with dining areas, a fitness center, an indoor hot tub, and two propane fire pits with ocean views. Premier RV Resort also offers live entertainment depending on when you visit.
Top Attractions Nearby: Can’t-miss things to do near this Oregon Coast RV park include strolling through Lincoln City, visiting Devil’s Punchbowl, and of course walking along and playing at the beach. Lincoln City also hosts a super awesome program called Finders Keepers. Throughout the year, volunteers place glass orbs created by local artists along the beach. If you find one, you can keep it!
Best Long Term RV Parks in Oregon Coast Areas
When Joel and I visited Oregon, we knew we wanted to be along the coast for an extended period. There is just so much to see and do that trying to cram it all into a week or two is a real challenge. There are many long-term RV parks available along the coast. If you want to stop for just a few days, though, don’t rule these parks out. They all also offer short-term stays.
Be cautious when booking a long-term RV park stay along the Oregon Coast. In some places people essentially live full time and there are some pretty run-down parks. I recommend reading reviews and doing a Google Street view scout of the area before you book anything not on this list.
At most parks, you’ll have weekly or monthly lot rates. Some long-term Oregon Coast RV parks also charge for metered electricity.
Devils Lake Oregon Coast RV Park
Address: 4041 NE West Devils Lake Road, Lincoln City, Oregon 97367
About Devils Lake RV Park: This RV park has an outstanding location right on the shores of Devils Lake and within walking distance of the Pacific Ocean. Devil’s Lake RV Park offers both short-term and long-term RV park stays. The sites aren’t the most spacious or private, but there is so much to explore in the area that you won’t be spending a lot of time at the park itself, anyway.
Pull-through sites can accommodate rigs up to 80 feet. However, driving along Highway 101 with such a rig could pose a real challenge as the road is quite windy, hilly, and narrow in places.
Top Attractions Nearby: One can’t miss sight in this area is Devil’s Punchbowl. It is just a short drive from the RV park. Visiting at high tide and low tide will give you two totally different experiences. At high tide, you’ll see the water crashing into what looks like a giant punchbowl. At low tide, you can kayak into this collapsed sea cave for an up close and personal experience.
You might also enjoy spending some time in Lincoln City. Plan to arrive to town early if you visit in the summer or you likely won’t find a parking space in this cute beach town.
Seal Rocks RV Cove
Address: 1276 NW Cross Street, Seal Rock, Oregon 97376
About Seal Rocks RV Cove: Seal Rocks RV Cove is a hidden gem RV destination you won’t want to miss if you’re looking for the best RV resorts on Oregon’s Coast. You can stay here for up to 1 month. That isn’t as long as some long-term RV parks in Oregon Coast areas, but still gives you plenty of time to explore.
The Oregon Coast RV resort offers beautiful views and easy access to the beach, which is just across Highway 101. Only some sites have ocean views directly from your rig, but you can clearly see these sites on the map when you book your stay. Seal Rocks RV Cove has 30 and 50-amp hookups and all sites have water and sewer as well. There are several big rig RV sites, too.
Top Attractions Nearby: Just walk across the street and the beach awaits you! There are tidepools to explore, agates to find, and clams to dig for. The rocky shoreline is beautiful and you can also spot wildlife, including sea lions and seals (no surprise there — it is Seal Cove RV Park, after all).
You’ll also be close enough to drive to an exceptional feature called Thor’s Well, which is best viewed at high tide. The sinkhole-type rock feature right along the coast fills up with water as the waves roll in and then the water rushes back out, leaving behind a cascade deep into the tube when the tide recedes. Watch out for sneaker waves as one could easily sweep you out to sea from this location.
More Oregon Coast RV Parks
There are even more amazing RV resorts on the Oregon Coast. Just because they don’t have ocean views or a pool, you won’t want to rule these Oregon Coast RV parks out.
Cape Lookout State Park
Address: 3000 Whiskey Creek Rd., Tillamook, Oregon 97141
About Cape Lookout State Park: Cape Lookout has amazing ocean views nearby and 38 full hookup sites. Although you can’t see the ocean from the park, it is still a fantastic place to stay.
Top Attractions Nearby: Going for a drive along the Three Capes Scenic Route is a must-do when you’re staying at this RV park. You can also hop onto the Oregon Coast Trail to hike around in the area.
Darlings Marina and RV Park
Address: 4879 Darlings Loop, Florence, Oregon 97439
About Darlings Marina and RV Park: You’ll be close to the ocean and right on the shores of Siltcoos Lake, the largest coastal lake in Oregon. In fact, every site has a view of the water! You can rent a boat, paddleboard, or kayak. Darlings also features an onsite craft pub and cafe. Some sites accommodate larger RVs, so if you drive a big rig RV, you’ll be able to find a spot here.
Top Attractions Nearby: One of the most popular destinations along the entire Oregon Coast is the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. We rented ATVs from Steve’s ATV Rentals twice and had an enjoyable experience both times. Other awesome things to see nearby to this Oregon Coast RV park include Thor’s Well, Siuslaw National Forest, and the Sea Lion Caves.
Sunset Bay State Park
Address: 89814 Cape Arago Hwy, Coos Bay, Oregon 97420
About Sunset Bay State Park: Sunset Bay is an RV park on Oregon’s Coast with 30 full hookup sites and 35 electrical sites with water. Just across the road, the ocean awaits! The best thing about this RV park is all the amazing things to do nearby.
Top Attractions Nearby: This area is my absolute favorite place along the Oregon Coast. RV parks abound nearby but Sunset Bay is one of the prettiest and closest to the ocean. There are three fantastic state parks within minutes of each other. Sunset Bay State Park is a small beach area, with some tidepools that is just across the road from the RV park.
Cape Arago State Park has the best tidepools around and beautiful towering cliffs, mountain views, and crashing waves surround them. You’ll also want to check out Simpson Reef. You’ll know you’re in the right spot because you can hear the seals barking as you pull up! Finally, a stop at Shore Acres to see the out-of-this-world rock formations and stunning gardens is an absolute must.
I also recommend visiting Bastendorff Beach. You’ll have the place to yourself and can even explore some sea caves and a tunnel at low tide.
Good Sam RV Parks on the Oregon Coast
Good Sam is a popular RV membership program that offers discounts at Good Sam Member RV Parks. There are several Good Sam RV Parks on the Oregon Coast to choose from. Here are a few worth mentioning.
Bandon RV Park
Address: 935 2nd St SE (Hwy 101), Bandon, Oregon 97411
About Bandon RV Park: This Good Sam RV Park on the Oregon Coast lets you see all that Bandon, Oregon, and the entire southern coast offer. The park has 44 sites, including some pull-through sites and 30 and 50-amp electric sites. Bandon RV Park can accommodate rigs up to 50 feet long.
Lucky Loggers RV Park
Address: 250 E Johnson Ave, Coos Bay, Oregon 97420
About Lucky Loggers RV Park: Don’t miss all the highlights of the southern coast discussed earlier during your stay. Cape Arago, Shore Acres, and Sunset Bay state parks are all close to Lucky Loggers, as are plenty of other outdoor activities. Since it is a Good Sam RV Park on Oregon’s Coast, you can enjoy all the benefits of the ocean with a 10% discount on your short-term stay if you’re a Good Sam member. Coos Bay is also a fun town to walk around. There are shops, restaurants, and a boardwalk along the river that will keep you busy. There’s no shortage of fun to be had near this Oregon Coast RV Park.
Logan Road RV Park
Address: 4800 NE Logan Rd Lincoln City, Oregon 97367
About Logan Road Park: The park has 51 sites, some of which are full hook-up and pull-through sites. The maximum length is 40 feet. Best of all, this luxury RV park has many amenities, including a heated pool, hot tub, sauna, game room, exercise room, and a casino and gold course right nearby. You’ll also get a 10% discount at this RV park with a Good Sam Membership.
Netarts Bay Garden RV Resort
Address: 2260 Bilyeu Ave W, Tillamook, Oregon 97141
About Netarts Bay Garden RV Resort: This luxury RV resort on the Oregon Coast has 83 sites. You’ll have access to Netarts Bay right from the park. You can spend a day crabbing, kayaking, or just strolling the sandy shores. The park is nicely manicured and has a mix of 30 and 50-amp full hookup sites. Since it is a Good Sam RV Park, you’ll save 10% while staying right on the Oregon Coast.
Even More Good Sam RV Parks on the Oregon Coast
There are tons more Oregon Coast Good Sam RV parks. If you choose to continue your adventure in the state, there is a list of all the Good Sam Parks in Oregon. The interior of Oregon is no less stunning and should definitely be on your bucket list. Bend was one of our favorite stops and Crater Lake is absolutely stunning as well!
Can I RV Camp in Oregon Year Round?
There are some RV parks in Oregon that close during the winter months. This is especially true in the state’s interior and at high elevations. Along the Oregon Coast, though, the climate is more temperate. There are many places to RV camp in Oregon year-round. Be sure to check with the parks you plan to stay at. Some may not have all their sites open all year round.
Also keep in mind that in the winter and spring it will be cold. Last May I saw someone I can only characterize as an “Instagram Influencer” take her shirt off and pose in front of the ocean in a bikini top. Meanwhile I was wearing what you see below and was still cold. So pack accordingly and don’t believe everything you see posted online. Even in August Joel and I were in long pants, coats, and shells most of the time.
Best Time of Year to Visit Oregon Coast RV Parks?
Although you can RV camp year-round at many Oregon Coast RV Parks, the winter and spring are definitely not the best time of year to visit. Joel and I spent April and May on the coast and it hailed almost every day for 2 weeks straight. The others days, rain was very common.
While winter and spring aren’t the ideal time to visit, it is certainly less crowded and easier to find an RV park than at other times of the year. Just make sure you pack your raincoat and don’t let the dreary days get you down.
The best time of year to visit Oregon Coast RV parks is definitely the summer. We also visited in August and September and the weather was much better. June and July are the best months to visit because the weather is the warmest but still not overly hot thanks to the Pacific Ocean.
Although you might like to swim in the ocean on your visit, it’s important to be prepared. Even during the summer, the Pacific Ocean is much, much colder than the water you’ll experience at say a Gulf of Mexico beach. We saw some kids swimming in August in wetsuits.
Another thing to keep in mind during the late summer and early fall is that this is “wildfire season” on the west coast. During our trip, Joel and I had a few days that were incredibly smokey because of fires in California. It got to where we had to stay inside the RV for a few days because breathing the outside air was definitely messing with our lungs (and we are both young and healthy). There was also a fire near Lincoln City that derailed some of our plans. Earlier summer is usually better when things are less hot and dry along the coast.
How Long to Spend at each RV Resort on the Oregon Coast?
It’s tough to know how long to spend at an RV resort on the Oregon Coast. There are so many things to do along the entire coast that you probably could spend a lifetime and still find something new.
Joel and I have spent 4 months at Oregon Coast RV resorts so far and would still love to return someday. We opted to stay at several long-term RV parks on the coast and then took day trips from there in our car versus constantly moving the RV. However, if you are retired or on vacation (I was working during this time), you might enjoy moving your RV to some of these wonderful RV parks.
If you want to really hit all the highlights, it is best to spend at least 2 weeks RVing on the Oregon Coast. But if you ask me, the longer the better!
Where Can I Park My RV on the Oregon Coast
If you don’t have a tow vehicle, you’ll have a really tough time finding a place to park an RV on the Oregon Coast. Parking is limited in many places. Unless you have a tiny rig, you’ll likely have trouble exploring many of the top destinations without a tow vehicle.
Is there Free Camping on the Oregon Coast?
One question many RVers ask before setting out is, “is there free camping on the Oregon Coast?” Unfortunately, the answer to that is “not really”. There are a few places we saw along the road that didn’t have “no overnight parking” signs, but most of them did. Most beaches along the Oregon Coast don’t allow free camping or overnight parking either.
Other Things to Know About RV Trips On Oregon’s Coast
Before you embark on what is sure to be an epic adventure, there are some other tips Joel and I would like to share with you after our time on the Oregon Coast.
First of all, during the summer and in some RV parks all year round, there are often burn restrictions. These are in place to prevent wildfires. Since wildfire season lasts nearly 6 months now, it is best to prepare for this. One of the RV parks we stayed at allowed charcoal fires but not wood fires.
If you plan to spend any amount of time RV camping out west, you should really invest in a portable propane fire pit. It makes a great RVer camping gift (in case you need an excuse) and will ensure you can enjoy cozy fires by the beach wherever you RV on the Oregon Coast.
Most of the Oregon Coast is also part of a tsunami hazard zone. While rare, tsunamis along the coast have happened in the past, and you’ll notice the evacuation routes posted along the main roads. It is smart to be prepared and know your evacuation route just in case you should ever have to use it.
Final Oregon Coast RV Tips
Use caution when driving an RV on the Oregon Coast. It is important to drive a safe RV speed and know that the roads are windy, hilly, and often windy along the entire coast. Be sure that you feel confident driving your RV before venturing to the coast for a trip. The roads aren’t horrible and we have passed hundreds of RVs on our travels up and down Highway 101, but just be smart, so you have the best trip possible. You should also scout for RV-friendly gas stations as they are few and far between along the coast.
All in all, these RV parks on Oregon’s Coast are must-stay resorts that will give you access to one of the most beautiful areas in the country.