Looking for a cost-effective way to have a coastal vacation in the Pacific Northwest? Consider staying at one of the many coastal state parks with campgrounds!
In Washington, Cape Disappointment State Park is an over 1,800-acre park on the Long Beach Peninsula. The park offers two miles of ocean beach, two lighthouses, and 60 full utility RV spaces. Full utility spaces are $28. Heading South into Oregon, RVers can find Ft. Stevens State Park. Ft. Stevens was an operational fort for 84 years, from the Civil War to the end of World War II. Summer months, visitors can tour a nearly century-old underground gun battery, view fortifications form the Spanish-American war, and tour a military museum. Ft. Stevens boasts 174 full hookups at $27.
If you’re looking for a few quiet days to enjoy the scenic Pacific, look no further than Beverly Beach, whose forest-like campground leads to miles of pristine beach. Full hookups, $26. Elsewhere on the central Oregon coast is Jesse Honeyman State Park, which leads to Oregon Dunes National Recreation area. Honeyman is just outside the charming coastal town of Florence, which features a quaint “Old Town”. 47 full hook ups at $27.
Much like Washington, Oregon takes great pride in their lovely historic lighthouses. As you wind your way down the Southern coast, don’t miss the Umpqua Lighthouse State Park, which sits at the mouth of beautiful Winchester Bay. There are only 20 full hookups (maximum length of 45 feet), so make your reservations early! Full hookups, $24.
A postcard-worthy northwest coast excursion is easy and affordable in an RV. Try out one of these State parks this summer- you’ll be glad you did!
For more information, visit parks.wa.gov or oregonstateparks.org.