Four ways to get ready for summer camping (2013)
Most Oregon State Park campgrounds are open, so take advantage of our warm spring weather!
- Book early. Book often. Reservations Northwest (800-452-5687) says that reservable campsites are filling quickly for the summer. Memorial Weekend is almost booked, although a few reservable tent sites are open at Jessie M. Honeyman, Sunset Bay and Wallowa Lake. The Valley of the Rogue and William M. Tugman campgrounds have a couple of hook-up sites available.
- You can always try our great first-come, first-served campgrounds.
- Visit a new-to-you park & campground. Explore our new Find a Park web feature–you can search by activity (biking, boating, fishing, hiking, horse riding & wildlife and birding) or by camping facility and amenities. Looking for a park within a range of miles from home? Find a Park includes an option to enter a town name and distance, and then the search returns parks within that specific area.
- Take a look at your camping equipment. Murphy’s Law says that something is bound to be missing, torn or shredded by the dog. If you need to replace it, check your newspaper and mailbox. During the weeks leading up to Memorial Weekend, sporting good stores welcome you to their camping equipment sales. Some are deals, others not. However, deals are usually found in local thrift stores!