Synopses & Reviews
From rocky coastlines to sagebrush deserts, camping in Oregon has never been better. The Best in Tent Camping: Oregon is a guidebook for tent campers who like quiet, scenic, and serene campsites. It's the perfect resource if you blanch at the thought of pitching a tent on a concrete slab, trying to sleep through the blare of another camper's boom box, or waking up to find your tent surrounded by a convoy of RVs.
Inside you will find:
Detailed campground locator and layout maps
Key information such as fees, restrictions, and dates of operation
Ratings for beauty, privacy, quiet, security, spaciousness, and cleanliness.
If you subscribe to the opinion that televisions, Japanese lanterns, and electric guitars are not essential camping equipment, The Best in Tent Camping: Oregon should be your constant companion.
"This is a great resource for families looking for scenic, secluded locations where they can easily take the kids, or for those folks who don't have the time or the inclination for a full-scale backpacking trip."
The Pacific Northwest is a prized destination for outdoor adventurers. In a region of awesome beauty and diversity, "The Best in Tent Camping: Oregon guides readers to the very best campsites in the state, away from concrete slabs and convoys of RVs. From the rocky coastlines in the western part of the state to the sagebrush deserts of the east, Oregon has hundreds of campgrounds, but only the quietest, most beautiful and secure sites were selected for this guide. Whether campers prefer the lush vegetation of Cape Blanco State Park, the unparalleled views from Marys Peak, or the rugged wildwater backcountry of Beavertail Campground, "The Best in Tent Camping: Oregon pinpoints attractions and outdoor recreation near each campground.
Offering essential details on facilities, reservations, fees, and more as well as accurate, easy-to-read maps, The Best in Tent Camping: Oregon
guides campers to the 50 best sites in the state.
From rocky coastlines to sagebrush deserts, camping in Oregon has never been better. The Best in Tent Camping: Oregon is a guidebook for tent campers who like quiet, scenic, and serene campsites. It's the perfect resource if you blanch at the thought of pitching a tent on a concrete slab, trying to sleep through the blare of another camper's boom box, or waking up to find your tent surrounded by a convoy of RVs. Whether you are an Oregon native in search of new territory or a vacationer on the lookout for that dream campground, this book will help you unlock the secrets to the best tent camping that Oregon has to offer.
About the Author
Jeanne Louise Pyle
is a transplanted Marylander who has lived in the Pacific Northwest for nearly 30 years. She has worked exclusively in the book and magazine publishing industries, wearing many hats--from publisher to sales rep to author. Her love of the outdoors led to authoring the first edition of The Best in Tent Camping
series 10 years ago, and she is proud that this unique guide continues to lead campers to new and interesting discoveries in Washington and Oregon. She currently resides in Bellingham, Washington, conveniently equidistant between her two favorite cities--Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia.
Table of Contents
(1) Introduction OREGON/WEST (2) Canal Creek (3) Cape Blanco State Park (4) Cape Lookout State Park (5) Cape Perpetua Scenic Area (6) Dovre/Elk Bend (7) Eagle Creek (8) Eel Creek (9) Elkhorn Valley (10) Elk Lake (11) Frissell Crossing (12) Hideaway Lake (13) Illahe (14) Marys Peak (15) Oswald West State Park (16) Oxbow Park (17) Paul Dennis (18) River Bridge (19) Rujada (20) Saddle Mountain State Park (21) Sand Prairie (22) Summit Lake (23) Thielsen View (24) Trail Bridge (25) Umpqua Lighthouse State Park (26) Yellowbottom OREGON/EAST (27) Anthony Lake (28) Badger Lake (29) Beavertail (30) Crescent Creek (31) Deschutes Bridge (32) Devil¿s Lake (33) Fish Lake (34) Fourmile Lake (35) Head of the River (36) Hidden (37) Irish & Taylor (38) KeepsMill (39) Lost Creek (40) Mallard Marsh (41) Minam State Park (42) Mottet (43) Oriental Creek (44) Page Springs (45) Riverside (46) Saddle Creek (47) Strawberry (48) Timpanogas (49) Tumalo State Park (50) Two Pan (51) Wildcat