Top Dog Campgrounds near Portland, OR

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Introduction

Portland is pet-friendly and proud! Boasting more than 30 off-leash areas for our four-legged friends, in addition to countless dog-friendly breweries and restaurants, it's no wonder why P-Town is a "pawpular" vacation destination for dog lovers.

Many of Oregon's state parks welcome pups with dog-friendly campgrounds, cabins, yurts, beaches, and even off-leash exercise areas. Whether you're looking for a place to park the RV in the heart of the city, or you plan to brave the elements with your canine camping compadre, this part of Oregon offers no shortage of dog-friendly places to see and stay! Read on to discover some of the best dog-friendly campgrounds near Portland.

#1. Columbia River RV Park

Conveniently located 10 miles north of downtown, this RV park comes with all the creature comforts of home. RV road trippers will enjoy access to full hookups, cable TV, Wi-Fi, restrooms, and showers. The park is also a stone's throw from big-ticket attractions like the Owens Sports Complex, Columbia Children's Arboretum Park, and Portland International Raceway. Pets are welcome, but "un-fur-tunately", Pit Bulls and Rottweilers are prohibited. Call ahead with any questions about the pet policy.

#2. L.L. Stub Stewart State Park

Located 34 miles from Portland, this 1,800-acre outdoor oasis is one of Oregon's newest state parks. Explore more than 25 miles of trails, then let your pal loose in the park's fenced off-leash area. If your buddy gets a little muddy, don't worry — there's a convenient pet wash station right on-site. All 4 campgrounds here offer pet-friendly accommodations, including full hookups for RV campers, primitive hike-in sites, and even three Fido-friendly cabins.

#3. Jantzen Beach RV Park

Looking "fur" a dog-friendly campground right in Portland? Jantzen Beach has got you and your buddy covered. On-site activities include a fitness center, heated pool, sports courts, and so much more. The standard amenities are available here, too, including full hookups, Wi-Fi, and cable. You're also close to Portland's most popular attractions, including Pioneer Courthouse Square and Washington Park. Pets are welcome, but no pet policy is listed on the park's website; call ahead with any questions.
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#4. South Beach State Park

It may be 2.5 hours southwest of Portland, but this postcard-perfect park on Oregon's stunning coast is worth the drive! Choose from over 270 pet-friendly sites for tents and RVs, or camp in comfort in one of the park's 14 pet-friendly yurts. Once you've set up camp, there's only one thing left to do: hit the beach! The nearby Gleneden Beach allows four-legged friends to frolic in the surf and sand off-leash.

#5. Bayport RV Park and Campground

Bayport RV Park and Campground is just a bone's throw from downtown, just over 25 miles north. You and Fifi will enjoy the best of both worlds here: the convenience of a full-service RV park and the recreational activities of a natural area. Scappoose Bay is right next door, offering a prime place to fish, paddle, and do a little wildlife watching. Leashed, well-behaved pets are welcome. Just clean up after your pal.

#6. Cascade Locks / Portland East KOA

Situated 45 miles east of Portland, along I-84, this KOA is the "ultimutt" family-friendly destination. The kiddos can go zip lining, scavenger hunting, bike riding, and so much more from May to September. Canine kids can let loose in the KOA's dog park. After exploring the surrounding Columbia River Gorge Natural Scenic Area, the adults can relax and unwind in the hot tub and sauna, or watch their favorite show courtesy of complimentary cable and Wi-Fi.

#7. William Tugman State Park

This park is a little further afield at 3.5 hours southwest of Portland. But once Sparky sees the off-leash park and dog-friendly swimming areas at this hidden gem, you'll be glad you made the trip! Trek the trails, splash in Eel Lake, and play to your hearts' content, then curl up with your canine in one of the park's 8 pet-friendly yurts. "Pre-fur" a more primitive camping experience? Book one of the 93 sites for tents and RVs.

#8. Cottonwood Canyon State Park

Just over 2 hours east of Portland lies the perfect place for hike-loving hounds and humans to "ruff" it in nature. This 8,000-acre expanse features awe-inspiring cliffs, miles of backcountry hiking trails, stargazing opportunities, and excellent bass fishing. The park's primitive Lone Tree Campground offers just 21 sites allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Alternatively, dogs are allowed to stay in style in 2 of the park's 4 cabins.

#9. Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area

Looking for a dog-friendly campground near Portland that's open year-round? Set a course for Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area, 3.5 hours east of the city. The park's 4 pet-friendly cabins welcome guests all year long, and 5 tent and RV sites also remain open in the winter. Leash up your pup and hit the hiking trails, or take a fun tubing trip in the snow. Don't "fur-get" to explore the historic Oregon Trail while you're here!

#10. LaPine State Park

Last but most definitely not least on our list of dog-friendly campgrounds near Portland is LaPine State Park, a wooded wonderland which attracts more than 60,000 campers each year. Fly fishing, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing are just a few of the exhilarating activities on offer here. Set up camp at over 120 sites for tents or RVs, or keep warm in the park's 5 pet-friendly cabins. Then, head to the off-leash dog area to let loose!