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5 Hidden Gem Campgrounds to Visit in the Pacific Northwest

Oct 20, 2016

If you're looking for adventure, you'll have to check out our picks for the areas most unique and hidden campgrounds. Some you may already know about or you may be discovering them for the first time. Let's get right to it!

5 Hidden Gem campgrounds in the PAcific Northwest

Camp Sherman - Deschutes Forest off Hwy 20 by Black Butte Ranch a few hours outside Portland. What's so special about this place? It's open year round in one of the most scenic and picturesque places in the state. Pets are allowed. Sites are next to the Metolius River in the middle of the forest with an abundance of recreational activities. Hiking, fishing, biking, and backpacking will send you out on a great day of adventure. When you're ready to retire, come back to the warmth of your RV, start up a roaring fire and kick back under the stars.

Diamond Lake - Located in Southern Oregon at an elevation of over 5,000 feet, this unique lake provides a multitude of recreational activites including fishing, boating, biking and hiking. There are lots of trails to explore and the campground is in the middle of the Umpqua Forest. There are over 200 sites here with restrooms, water, picnic tables and campfire rings. The famous Pacific Crest Trail is also accessible near the campground.

Fort Stevens State Park - Looking for more man-made adventure? Check out the bunkers at the Fort Stevens State Park in Hammond Oregon. Over 4,000 acres make up this unique park full of history and nature. Get lost in the dark bunkers and play a game of hide-and-seek in places no one would dare go! They have camping spots, a beach, cabins, beautiful scenery and much more! 170 full hook up sites, 15 yurts, bike rentals, and restrooms with hot showers.

Kayak Point - Lets go about 4 hours straight north to the small coastal town of Stanwood Washington. Kayak Point is about an hour north of Seattle and offers a beautiful beach setting. The campground features a boat launch, picnic shelters, playgrounds, restrooms, swimming and even a vacation house. This saltwater beach park is along the shores of Port Susan and offers a rich setting perfect for fishing, windsurfing, crabbing, hiking and boating. There are only 30 campsites though but all have hook-ups and water as well as a lot of privacy.

Paradise Creek Campground - Located in Carson Washington on Wind River Road, this out of the way camping spot receives excellent ratings. Nestled in the national forest under a blanket of oversized firs and cedars, the park offers a good mix of privacy, lush undergrowth, or a spacious site perfect for mingling and entertaining. The river offers great fishing and there are stunning views of Mt. Adams with great hiking, biking and trail exploration.

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