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The Best Campgrounds in Oregon for Kids

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Have you ever gone camping with your kids? Camping is such an amazing way to vacation, which is especially true during these times when we can’t seem to do other kinds of travel. If you are in Oregon, or you are planning on a road trip through Oregon, check out this list of the best campgrounds in Oregon for kids to find a great place to take your family.

If you are hoping for an epic camping trip in Oregon this year with your kids, these are some awesome campgrounds for you to check out. We have traveled extensively throughout Oregon have found that these are the best campgrounds in Oregon for kids. We say this based on our experience as parents as well as the feedback that we got from our kids during and after each trip.

These campgrounds in Oregon are full of awesome views, tons of activities, and so much more.

The Best Campgrounds in Oregon for Kids

Bend/Sisters Garden RV Resort

I have a confession. I love the entire Pacific Northwest, but I love Central Oregon the most. It is seriously my favorite area in the Beaver State. Sisters might just be my favorite Central Oregon town. The adorable little western themed town is full of quaint shops and neat things to see. Also, worth noting that although I can no longer eat there due to a gluten allergy, Sisters Bakery has what my family members unilaterally say are the best donuts we have ever eaten. YUM!

If you are looking for a fun place to stay in Sisters, you should definitely check out the Bend/Sisters Garden RV Resort.

This resort is home to a playground, private fishing pond, mini golf course, pool and hot tub! There are so many fun things for the kids to do. 

Bend/Sisters Garden RV Resort

Camp Dakota 

If your family considers themselves adventurous, then you are going to love Camp Dakota! The activities at this camp include zip lines, rock climbing, paintball, disc golf, gold panning, treasure hunting and more! You can even have a pizza delivered right to your campsite. 

You can bring an RV, bring a tent or rent a yurt or teepee. This campground has all of these sites available for you to rent. All of which are a ton of fun!

There are also a couple of really great hiking trails just a couple of miles up the road from Camp Dakota. Abiqua Falls and Butte Creek Falls. Both of these hikes are quite difficult to find and Abiqua falls definitely requires a 4wd or very capable vehicle to get to the trailhead.

  • Abiqua Falls is one of the most beautiful hiking trails in all of Oregon (in my humble opinion), however it is not very kid-friendly. There are some steep areas (several of which require a rope guide to get you down safely. My children have all been on this trail, but they were very experienced. Hike Oregon has a good description of this trail here.
  • Butte Creek Falls – This is an easy trail to hike so it is perfect for inexperienced hikers and those who have little ones.

Does your family like to adventure?  

Camp Dakota

Pacific City RV & Camping Resort

McPhillips Beach in Pacific City (across from the resort)

Pacific City has long been our favorite coastal town in Oregon. If you have not yet been there, you are missing out. There is a giant dune that the kids will love to climb and delicious restaurants, a couple really great coffee shops and an old fashioned ice cream stand that will keep you coming back. 

Now, enough about the town, let’s learn about the Pacific City RV and Camping Resort! This resort is home to awesome beach access (see photo above). Plus, you will find these super fun kid friendly amenities;

  • Basketball courts
  • Swimming pool
  • Mini golf
  • Game room
  • Playgrounds
  • Horseshoes
  • Nature trails
  • And more 

Pacific City RV & Camping Resort 

Astoria/Warrenton/Seaside KOA Resort  

Of all the KOA campgrounds in Oregon, this one might just be the best!

History buffs will love it as it is located close to Fort Clatsop (Lewis & Clark, anyone?) and the Peter Iredale Shipwreck, it is close to the beach (yay!), and as far as kid friendly amenities go, it is second to none. Check out this list of fun activities for the kids:

  • Mini-golf course 
  • TVs with cable
  • Jumping pillow
  • Bike rentals 
  • Playgrounds
  • Movie nights
  • Basketball court 
  • Arcade 
  • 2 swimming pools 
  • And more!

Astoria/Warrenton/Seaside KOA Resort 

Whalers Rest RV and Camping Resort  

If your kids love the beach, head to Newport and check out the Whalers Rest RV & Camping Resort. Newport is another favorite beach town of ours. I don’t know why, we just love the beaches here a little bit more than other places.

Kid friendly activities here include the following:

  • Swimming pool
  • Game room
  • Club house
  • Mini golf course
  • Tennis Courts
  • Nature Trails
  • Horse Shoes
  • Playground
  • Library
  • Disc golf course
  • And more!

Whalers Rest RV & Camping Resort 

Beverly Beach Campground  

Here’s another awesome beach campground that the kids will love! The Beverly Beach Campground is a favorite for many. I’m not kidding, I have at least 20 FB friends (not exaggerating one bit) who spend their vacations here each and every year. 

That’s because Beverly Beach campground is home to an amazing beach that is perfect for all of the fun things that kids love to do on the beach (kite flying, sandcastle building, etc). 

Beverly Beach Campground 

Wallowa Lake State Park 

If you have never been to the Wallowa Mountains, you need to go now! It is seriously one of the greatest destinations in Oregon. 

The Wallowa Lake State Park Campground is perfect for kids too! It is home to playgrounds, lots of kid-friendly activities, a fun junior ranger program, and even an amphitheater. 

Wallowa Lake State Park

Loon Lake Resort

Did you know that Oregon has a Loon Lake? We discovered this a couple of years ago.

Loon Resort is located in the hills east of Reedsport.  There are less kid-specific amenities here, but boy oh boy will the kids love it! Here you will find a volleyball court, a store/deli/ice cream shop and you can even rent a paddle board or peddle boat for lots of fun!

There are also fun hikes nearby and don’t forget, you are just a half hour or so from the ocean! You can explore much of what the great state of Oregon has to offer at just this one place. 

We are typically tent campers, but we love renting yurts at Loon Lake. They have two yurts that are kind of in their own area near the west end of the resort. We like to rent both yurts with friends or family and it’s almost like we have the place to ourselves. It’s awesome! Even with the lack of pools, arcades, etc., my kids have loved Loon Lake Resort the best!

Also worth noting that each time we have camped here, we have found deals at Groupon which saved us some money.

Just down the road from the resort is the state operated Loon Lake Recreation Site which is the home to a campground, a beautiful white sandy beach day use area and a boat ramp. We have spent hours up on hours at the beach, because it is perfect for swimming and playing with the kids. This area received considerable storm damage in 2019 though and has been closed for repairs since then. Some of the areas are open though. Just keep checking back!

Loon Lake Resort 

Is there any campgrounds that I missed? What places would you add to the list of the best campgrounds in Oregon for kids? Introduce me to more places!

If you are planning on camping near the coast, check out this post on how to plan a coast trip on a budget.

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