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.
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 "unfurtunately", Pit Bulls and Rottweilers are prohibited. Call ahead with any questions about the pet policy.
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.
South Beach State Park may be two and a half hours from 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 "glamp" 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.
William M. Tugman State Park is three and a half hours southwest of Portland. But once Sparky sees the off-leash park and dog-friendly swimming areas, 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.
Looking for a dog-friendly campground near Portland that's open year-round? Set a course for Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area, three and a half hours east. 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!