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 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 2017 event listings.
REGISTRATION opens Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Join our group of expert staff and volunteers who are there to assist you. So what are you waiting for? Let’s Go Camping!
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
|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 the Oregon State Parks Reservation Center at (888) 953-7677 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 Park Info
2017 Let's Go Camping brochure coming soon.
2017 Summer Season
L.L.Stub Stewart (Portland / Banks / Vernonia area)
June 30-July 2
Deschutes River (Columbia River Gorge - The Dalles area)
Cascadia (Willamette Valley - Sweet Home area)
Willamette Mission (Willamette Valley - Salem area)
Silver Falls (Willamette Valley - Silverton area)
Prineville Reservoir (Central Oregon - Prineville area)
Ainsworth (West Columbia River Gorge)
Milo McIver (Willamette Valley - Estacada area)
Champoeg (Willamette Valley - Newberg area)
Memaloose (Columbia River Gorge - The Dalles area)