If you and your buddy are looking for a place to pitch your tent in Oregon’s Horsfall Area, you’d be barking mad not to consider camping at Bluebill Campground! That’s if you don’t mind "ruffing" it -- facilities at Bluebill are pretty primitive, which means no RV hookups, flush toilets, or showers.
But sacrifice a few creature comforts and you can reap the benefits of Bluebill’s furrific location. Just a bone’s throw away from the lovely Bluebill Lake, the campground is well-shaded by pine, huckleberry, and myrtle trees. Not only that, but you’re also under a mile away from some stunning Pacific Coast beaches! Bluebill has been designated a light-usage campground by the US Forest Service, so it’s ideal for pups and people looking to enjoy a little solitude. Still, as always, it’s best to make your reservation early. Nightly rates start at $22, and there's no entrance fee to the area.
You and your buddy will find no shortage of outdoor recreation op-paw-tunities to keep you busy during your stay! Keen anglers are in luck -- Bluebill Lake is home to a significant population of rainbow trout. If you’d prefer to get your exercise close to camp, the one-mile trail around the lake makes for a nice, sedate stroll.
But while you’re in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, it’d be a real faux-paw not to check out the seashore! While some areas are closed to puppers to protect local widlife, others are actually off-leash, so your salty sea dog is free to splash about in the water. You’ll also find some gorgeous routes running through coastal forest. Be sure to look up a map before you go, and watch out for off-road vehicles on your wanders!
If you prefer a little urban entertainment or just need to head into town to pick up some supplies, the town of North Bend is just two miles away, putting you in the pawfect position to explore everything this scenic part of Oregon has to offer!