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 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 2015 event listings.

REGISTRATION opens Monday March 2, 2015.

Join our group of expert staff and 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 the Oregon State Parks Reservation Center 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

2015 Let's Go Camping brochure coming soon.

2015 Summer Season

June 19-21

Joseph Stewart (Southern Oregon - Medford / Grants Pass area)

Beverly Beach (Central Coast - Newport area)

June 26-28

Alfred Loeb (South Coast - Brookings area)

The Cove Palisades (Central Oregon - Madras / Redmond area)

Milo McIver (Portland / Estacada area)

July 10-12

Memaloose (Columbia Gorge - Hood River area)

July 17-19

Cascara - Fall Creek (Willamette Valley - Eugene area)

Prineville Reservoir (Central Oregon - Prineville area)

July 24-26

Silver Falls (Willamette Valley - Silverton area) Closed for registrations.

July 31-Aug 2

LL Stub Stewart (Portland / Banks / Vernonia area)

Wallowa Lake (Eastern Oregon - Enterprise / Joseph area) Only 2 spots left!

August 7-9

Tumalo (Central Oregon - Bend area)

August 14-16

Champoeg (Willamette Valley - Salem area) Only 3 spots left!

August 21-23

Red Bridge (Eastern Oregon - La Grande area)

August 28-30

Sunset Bay (South Coast - Coos Bay area)

Collier Memorial (Southern Oregon - Klamath Falls area)

September 11-13

William M. Tugman (South Coast - Reedsport area)