If you’re planning a camping trip this summer and are looking for a tried and tested family-friendly spot, these are all great options! Tons of activities for kids, not so rustic that everyone comes home filthy and covered in bug bites, but enough to feel like you are enjoying nature.
Some of these may be just around the corner from you and would make for a fun “staycation”. Sometimes it can be a great change of pace to get away from home without spending a fortune or traveling too far!
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We also have a great list of kid-friendly campgrounds in Washington state!
Does your family like adventure? Then Camp Dakota near Scott Mills will be for you! Camp Dakota has yurt rentals (less stuff to pack!) or you can even rent a teepee. Amenities that your kids will love include paintball, zip lines, rock climbing, disc golf, treasure hunting, gold panning, and you can even have pizza delivered to your campsite!
Pacific City RV & Camping Resort
Have you ever climbed the giant dune at Pacific City? Kids love it! If you want to camp nearby, this awesome natural fun zone, the Pacific City RV & Camping Resort features super fun, kid-friendly amenities such as playgrounds, a game room, basketball courts, mini golf, a swimming pool, super easy beach access and more.
Astoria/Seaside KOA Resort
Have you ever stayed at a KOA resort before? This one isn’t like all the rest. The Astoria/Seaside KOA resort is located near Fort Clatsop (for all my history buff friends), it is close to the beach, and has so many kid-friendly amenities! This resort features a mini-golf course, TVs with cable, a jumping pillow, bike rentals, playgrounds, movie nights, a basketball court, an arcade as well 2 separate swimming pools (1 indoor and 1 outdoor) and more!
Loon Lake Resort
Loon Lake Resort is a hidden gem among the hills west of Reedsport. While you won’t find an in-ground swimming pool here, you will find a beautiful white sandy beach and a roped off swimming area. Unlike many mountain lakes in Oregon, you will find that the water temperature is quite pleasant.
Other fun, kid friendly amenities include boat and paddle boat rentals, a volleyball court, playgrounds, a cafe (with an ice cream stand), free wifi and more! Plus, you are just a half hour or so away from the ocean if you want to have a secondary adventure while you are there. If hiking is your thing, you can find a short, waterfall hike just up from the swimming beach!
Bend/Sisters Garden RV Resort
Sisters is a great little western-themed town in central Oregon and the Bend/Sisters Garden RV Resort is a great place to stay if you want to check it out! Here you will find a pool and hot tub, a private fishing pond, a playground, a miniature golf course and more. If you love a good donut or other baked goods, be sure to stop at Sister’s Bakery while you are there, it’s delicious!!
Whalers Rest RV & Camping Resort
If you want to head toward the fun beach town of Newport, Whalers Rest RV & Camping Resort is a fabulous camping destination for families. Kid friendly amenities here include, mini golf, a clubhouse, disc golf, a game room, a swimming pool and more! The Oregon Coast Aquarium in nearby Newport has some really excellent exhibits and is great fun for the kids!
Beverly Beach Campground
The Beverly Beach Campground between Lincoln City and Newport is a favorite for many people for many reasons. You won’t find too many fancy amenities here, but you will consistently hear how great this campground is for families. They have playgrounds, and one of the best beaches in Oregon perfect for kite flying, walking, hiking, building sandcastles and riding bikes. This spot is also close to the Oregon Coast Aquarium!
Neskowin Creek RV Resort
If you desire a beautiful forested campground located near the ocean, the Neskowin Creek RV Resort north of Lincoln City is for you! For the kids they have a game room, an indoor hot tub and pool, as well as a playground, sport courts, and planned activities.
Silver Falls Campground
If your family loves to hike, this campground is for you. Silver Falls Campground near Silverton is located inside one of Oregon’s largest parks. This campground features miles and miles of hiking trails with 7 different beautiful waterfalls, bike trails galore, a 177 ft waterfall that you can walk behind, playgrounds, horse trails, an amphitheater for entertainment, a swimming area, and more.
Wallowa Lake State Park
The Wallowa Mountains are one of Oregon’s great tourist destinations, so it’s no surprise they would have a great campground to go with it! The Wallowa Lake State Park Campground in Joseph features a fun junior ranger program, an amphitheater, a playground, planned activities and events and more. Just outside the park, you’ll find mini golf, horseback riding, go-karts and a tramway ride up to the top of Mt. Howard.
We would love to hear from you! While these are mostly camping resorts, do you have any “off the beaten path” campground suggestions for families?
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