Oregon Camping, Nature August 30, 2018
This Fairy Tale Campground In Oregon Is Like Something From A Dream
There’s nothing like immersing yourself in Oregon’s beautiful outdoor spaces to make you feel relaxed and at peace with the world. The best campgrounds allow you to bask in the beauty of your surroundings, and this little campground in northern Oregon offers plenty of opportunities to see wildlife, too.
Oxbow Regional Park encompasses about 1,000 acres in the Sandy River Gorge. You'll find it just southwest of Troutdale - the address of the park is 3010 SE Oxbow Pkwy., Gresham, OR 97080.
The park is open year-round, and is available for day use from 6:30 a.m. to sunset. If you're planning on a day trip to the park, you'll pay $5 per car. Overnight campers pay $22 per site. In order to protect wildlife and habitat, pets are not allowed at Oxbow Regional Park.
Pitch your tent in a quiet spot, surrounded by shady, old-growth trees. The park offers 74 drive-up campsites and 12 RV sites (no water or electric hookups).
Campsites include picnic tables, fire pits, and cooking grills. Pay attention to current fire restrictions - fires may not be allowed when fire danger is high. The campground also has restrooms with hot showers, a welcome amenity after a day of playing and exploring in the park.
The stunning Sandy River flows through this park, providing plenty of opportunities for fishing, kayaking, tubing, and swimming. During the fall season, you can see the salmon spawn.
You'll also want to spend some time exploring the 12 miles of trails here. The ancient forest in this park is so beautiful that you might never want to leave.
You'll likely see a lot of wildlife in this protected park. If you walk quietly, you might see beaver, black bears, raccoons, elk, and other wildlife. Oxbow has a large population of deer as well.
You might even see deer right in your campsite! In fact, you'll want to make sure to keep all food tucked away so that deer and other wildlife won't be tempted to nibble on your snacks.
Oxbow Regional Park is true gem. Please make sure that it stays pristine! Pack out anything you pack in, and discard of trash in appropriate receptacles. We love to tell you about Oregon's most beautiful spots, and we hope that our readers will be good stewards of our wild places.
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this incredible wildlife refuge hidden on Oregon’s coast.
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Oregon Nature Lover’s Group on Facebook. Our members post tons of stunning photos, and you can even share your own! Address: 3010 SE Oxbow Pkwy., Gresham, OR 97080
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