Can you camp for free in Oregon state parks?

Savvy searchers won’t have to travel far to find for free camping on Oregon public lands—about 60 percent of the state is made up of public lands, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. If you’re in a pinch you can use the offline maps and campgrounds of The Dyrt PRO to find the free public lands near you.

Can you camp on the Oregon coast for free?

The area near Mount Hebo is home to some of the best free dispersed camping on the Oregon Coast. Located roughly midway between Lincoln City and Tillamook just off Highway 101, Mount Hebo is part of the Siuslaw National Forest which boasts numerous dispersed camping opportunities.

Can you camp on public land in Oregon?

Dispersed camping is allowed on public land for a period not to exceed 14 days within a 28 consecutive day period.

Is it legal to camp anywhere in Oregon?

Thankfully, dispersed camping in Oregon is legal and free on publicly owned land – such as areas under the control of the Oregon Department of Forestry and Bureau of Land Management.

Can you camp in Oregon right now?

Most trails and designated dispersed camping areas remain open year-round, while developed campgrounds are generally open from mid-May through September.

Can you camp anywhere in Oregon right now?

Free camping can be enjoyed practically anywhere on BLM or national forest land, and Oregon has an incredible amount of both. With 15.7 million acres of BLM land and 16 million acres of national forest, almost 50% of the state is covered by public land.

Can I pitch a tent anywhere in Oregon?

Are Oregon state parks open for overnight camping?

At campgrounds that accept reservations, any unreserved sites are available without a reservation for one night. Campers who wish to stay additional nights are asked to make a reservation at, or check with a park ranger.