Let's Go Camping

Curious about camping? Don’t have a tent or sleeping bag? No worries. Let’s Go Camping lets you try it out with our gear.

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to offer a summer series of guided weekend group outings for beginning campers of ALL ages. With hands-on lessons, nature hikes and fun family activities, Let’s Go Camping makes camping easy. These events take place all across Oregon and may be coming to a park near you!  Scroll down further for 2014 event listings.

Join our group of expert volunteers who are there to assist you. So what are you waiting for? Let’s Go Camping!

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All events feature these sessions:

Camping basics & tent set-up
Equipment care & maintenance
Leave No Trace (outdoor ethics)
The 10 essentials of safe hiking
Fire building & safety
Campfire and Dutch oven cooking


Depending upon your chosen park location, other activities
may include:

Ranger-led hikes Tide pooling
Kid's programs Disc golfing
Swimming Nature arts & crafts
Fishing Night sky interpretation
Kayaking Owl prowls & bat chats!





How do I get more information or register?

Call Reservations Northwest at (888) 953-7677
or e-mail for registration information.
Registration Fee: $30 per family


Have expertise in camping and interested
in helping out?
Volunteers are needed to teach sessions and
to be mentors to new camper. 

Join us and camp for free!

Contact Volunteer Info
(503) 225-9803

2014 Let's Go Camping brochure

2014 Summer Season

Dates                                       Park Location                                  

June 27-29                              The Cove Palisades (Central Oregon-Madras/Culver area)

July 4-6                                    Wallowa Lake (Northeast Oregon-Enterprise/Joseph area)

July 11-13                                Prineville Reservoir (Central Oregon-Prineville area)

July 11-13                                Silver Falls (Cascade foothills-Silverton area)

July 18-20                                Fort Stevens (North Coast-Warrenton area)

July 25-27                                Cascadia (Cascade foothills-Sweet Home area)

August 1-3                               Cape Lookout (North Coast-Tillamook area)

August 8-10                             Tumalo (Central Oregon-Bend area)

August 8-10                             Champoeg (Willamette Valley-Canby area)

August 15-17                           South Beach (Central Coast-Newport area)

August 22-24                           Milo McIver (Portland/Estacada area)

August 22-24                           Jesse Honeyman (Central Coast-Florence area)


This Let's Go Camping summer series is funded in part through a generous donation from The North Face: Explore Your Parks program.