By Adam Lee-Smith
Published: 08/10/2021, edited: 08/10/2021
Oregon's lush wilderness is "pawfect" for your next adventure with your canine compadre. Whether you're looking to help keep Portland weird or fancy hiking up the sublime Mt. Hood, Oregon offers endless opportunities for a memorable vacation with Fido in tow.
And there's no better way to round off an adventure than camping under the stars with your best bud. Struggling to find the "ultimutt" dog-friendly Oregon campground? Here are the top 5 Oregon campgrounds to visit with your pup this summer!
If you're looking for somewhere to camp in the wilds of Central Oregon, look no further than Redmond/Central Oregon KOA Holiday. Located just southeast of Culver, this campground is a "woofderful" spot for doggos and boasts an on-site off-leash dog park.
You and Bella are sure to love exploring the surrounding area, with superb natural attractions like Smith Rock State Park and Oregon's famous Painted Hills. There's plenty to do around camp too, with a swimming pool and lots of outdoor games. There are padded grassy sites for tents, as well as cozy cabins for you and your canine to enjoy.
Nestled along the serene Mackenzie River, Armitage Park Campground is one of the best dog-friendly campgrounds in Eugene. RV and tent sites are available for pet parents and fur-babies, complete with picturesque riverside views.
Armitage Park also has some "grrreat" activities for doggos, including a 2-acre off-leash dog park with water and shade. There's also the Crilly Nature Trail if you want to take Scoob for a stroll through nature. And as Armitage Park is just 5 miles from Eugene, you'll be within touching distance of hiking areas like Mount Pisgah and Spencer Butte.
Oregon state parks are "pawsome" for puppers, and one of the best is Cape Lookout State Park. Located on a sand spit between Netarts Bay and the Pacific Ocean, this campground offers pet-friendly tent and RV sites, as well as deluxe cabins and rustic yurts in case you fancy glamping with your Golden Retriever.
One of the best features is the off-leash beach north of camp, where Tucker can make a splash and dig to their heart's delight. Dozens of miles of hiking trails also weave through the nearby woods, which means you and your mutt won't be short of opportunities to explore. You'll also be just an hour and 30 minutes from Portland in case you fancy a doggy day trip to the big city.
Mt. Hood Village RV Resort is one of the best-equipped campgrounds near Oregon's tallest mountain, Mt. Hood. Campers and their canines can choose from traditional tent and RV sites or a tiny house and cabin for added comfort.
This campground has a seemingly endless number of on-site activities, from hot tubs to golf courses to games rooms. The campground is also wedged between 2 rivers, making it an ideal spot for avid anglers. When you're not lazing around camp, take Bailey for a hike on the slopes of Mt. Hood and a dip in Trillium Lake.
Discover the largest coastal sand dunes in North America at the Oregon Dunes KOA Holiday. This KOA is super dog-friendly and welcomes all breeds. One of the best features is the off-leash pup play area, which includes agility equipment and enough space for your hound to run free! Pets are welcome on tent and RV sites, but not inside cabins.
You and your furry friend will love taking an on-leash walk across the dunes, which are within walking distance of camp. There's also "pawlenty" to keep campers entertained around camp, including fishing, paddle boats, outdoor games, and much more.
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