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11 Places to Camp in the Pacific Northwest with a View

Filled with lush forests, stunning beaches, and towering mountain ranges, the Pacific Northwest is the perfect place to get out into nature and sleep under the stars. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite places to camp in the Pacific Northwest, all surrounded by stunning scenery and breathtaking views. Check out these 11 places to camp in the Pacific Northwest with a view, curated by ROAMERICA.

Places to Camp in Oregon with a View

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1. Camp Sherman Campground

Located close to Bend, Oregon, the Camp Sherman Campground is situated on the Metolius River. There are sites for tent and RV camping, but no electrical hookups. Many of the sites have great views of the river itself. Surrounding views are mainly of forest.

2. Nehalem Bay State Park

The Nehalem Bay State Park is located just a few hour’s drive west of Portland along the Pacific coastline. The State Park is situated between the bay and the Pacific Ocean, providing prime camping views all around. There are more than 250 electrical sites bordered by rolling sand dunes.

3. Beachside State Recreation Park

Farther south along the coast near Waldport, Oregon, you’ll find the Beachside State Recreation Park. With 32 electrical sites located just steps away from the beach, you’ll have beautiful ocean views and that refreshing ocean breeze to make your stay extra special.

4. Sunset Bay State Park

Continuing even farther south along the coast, you’ll eventually end up at Sunset Bay State Park. The campground is just a short walk away from the beach and has about 30 full-hookup sites plus more with electric hook-ups.

5. Harris Beach State Park

Getting close to the California border near Brookings, Oregon, you have the beautiful Harris Beach State Park. Here, you’ll find the nearby Bird (or Goat) Island, which is a National Wildlife Sanctuary for rare birds. There are 65 full-hookup sites.

6. Lost Lake Resort and Campground

Within the Mt. Hood National Forest, east of Portland, lies the Lost Lake Resort and Campground. RV sites are non-electric, but the great views of the valley, Lost Lake, and Mt. Hood will make the stay worth any inconvenience.

Places to Camp in Washington with a View

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7. Lopez Islander Resort Camping

The Lopez Islander Resort Camping area is located on Lopez Island, Washington, which is part of the San Juan Islands. The area itself overlooks Fisherman Bay. There are some sites with electrical hookups.

8. Cape Disappointment State Park

The Cape Disappointment State Park lies at the Southwestern tip of Washington and sits on 2,023 acres of land. You can explore beaches along the Pacific coastline and/or marshes near the Columbia River. There are 50 full-hookup sites here.

9. Kalaloch Campground

If you want to camp in Olympic National Park then a great option would be the Kalaloch Campground. This year-round campground has 175 campsites and sits on the southern coast of Olympic National. Views include the surrounding wooded area and the nearby beaches.

10. Sol Duc Hot Springs RV & Campground

The Sol Duc Hot Springs RV & Campground is one of the only areas you’ll find full hook-up sites within Olympic National Park. Views here are all about the lush greens you’ll find in the surrounding forest.

11. Cougar Rock Campground

Located on the southwest side of Mt. Rainier National Park, the Cougar Rock Campground is an ideal spot for exploring the area. There are thick forest views and the Nisqually River nearby. There is also a lookout point for viewing Mt. Rainier. RV sites are non-electric.

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