Oregon State Parks offers more than 50 campgrounds across the state. While the majority of campgrounds accept reservations for campsites, some campgrounds are first-come, first-served seasonally or year-round.
At campgrounds that accept reservations, any unreserved sites are available without a reservation for one night, with the exception of Nehalem Bay State Park and Fort Stevens State Park which require a reservation. Campers who wish to stay additional nights are asked to make a reservation at oregonstateparks.reserveamerica.com, or check with a park ranger on site.
Note: Reservations are accepted for all cabins, yurts, tepees and some group facilities.
Campgrounds that do not accept campsite reservations have a self-registration process. Campers register for their site at the campground booth or by providing payment in a self-registration envelope at a kiosk. You will be asked to provide license plate and zip code on the envelope, and pay the designated rate based on the posted rate sign. For general rates, see our rates page.
Here's a list of campgrounds with first-come, first-served campsites:
Cottonwood Canyon (first-come, first-served November - March. Lone Tree Loop campsites and End of the Road Group Camp reservable April-October)
The Cove Palisades (some first-come, first-served campsites in spring and fall)
Emigrant Springs (mix of first-come, first-served and reservable sites)
Farewell Bend (A Loop first-come, first-served. B and C Loops reservable)
Jasper Point Campground at Prineville Reservoir
Lake Owyhee (mix of first-come, first-served and reservable sites)
Smith Rock (special walk-in bivouac camping)