"Roughing It" in Astoria & WarrentonThe natural beauty of Oregon’s North Coast has been revered by natives and travelers alike for centuries. Today, an abundance of camping options in Astoria and Warrenton, from campgrounds to cabins to yurts, allow you to experience the area in all of its natural splendor. Not only will you sleep closer to nature, but you’ll wake up in the midst of a world of outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, swimming, beach-combing, paragliding, lake fishing, wildlife-viewing and more.
Coastal Tent and RV Camping in Astoria and Warrenton
Image courtesy of Astoria/Warrenton/Seaside KOA
The two largest campgrounds in the area are located adjacent to each other near the mouth of the Columbia River: Fort Stevens State Park and the Astoria/Warrenton/Seaside KOA (which boasts an indoor and outdoor pool). Both are just a short drive from the end of the Columbia River South Jetty, where kids can play on the beach, watch for wildlife from the Jetty Observation Tower and see the Peter Iredale Shipwreck – one of the most photographed landmarks in the region. If you prefer still water to waves, Fort Stevens State Park has the option for lake swimming, canoeing, paddle boarding and fishing, along with other activities available for overnight or day-users, if staying outside the park.
Prefer your lodging on wheels? Fort Stevens, KOA, and a number of additional RV parks in the area welcome big rigs and small campers alike. Each park offers a variety of options for RV guests from full hookups to self-contained sites, from resort-like options to minimal amenities for budget travelers. Some parks offer community meeting spaces perfect for family reunions, RV rallies or other groups.
In addition to Fort Stevens and KOA, you can find camping options at our other local parks:
- Hammond Marina RV Park, a small park located adjacent to the boat launch and a prime spot for fishermen to stay
- Kampers West, located on Youngs Bay with RV, tent and cabin sites and fish cleaning and cooking facilities for guests
- Lewis and Clark RV Park, located near Fort Clatsop and on a golf course with RV sites and cottage rentals
Astoria and Warrenton “Glamping” – Cabins and Yurts
Image Courtesy of Oregon State Parks
Cabins and yurts help extend the camping season, so crisp autumn mornings or a light drizzle won’t rain on your parade! Amenities vary but in general, rustic yurts and cabins may include: bed and/or futon with vinyl-covered mattresses, table and chairs, lighting and electricity, and an outdoor barbecue, and deluxe cabins may include: linens, TV and DVD player, a full kitchen with refrigerator and microwave, and private bathroom. When booking any cabin or yurt, check with the facility to find out what items you need to pack and what they will supply. And don’t forget your flashlight for late-night trips to the bathroom if you don’t have one in your unit!
Find more information, and view layouts and interiors of Fort Stevens yurts and cabins here, Astoria/Warrenton/Seaside KOA cabin options here, Lewis and Clark RV Park cabins here, and Kampers West cabins here.
Image courtesy of Fort Stevens State Park
See You At the Campfire
Now it’s time to choose your degree of “roughing it” and get going! While lucky walk-ins are accepted all of our campgrounds and parks, popular campsites, yurts and cabins tend to fill up months in advance, so start planning your trip and make your reservations to stay soon.
Most importantly, have fun! Explore family-friendly outdoor adventures like water activities, hiking and biking, and other things to see and do in Astoria and Warrenton.