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. 

Registration - Opens March 1

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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:

And ... depending upon your chosen park location, other activities may include:

2018 Summer Season

All events run Friday, 6 p..m - Sunday, Noon.  Dates, locations, and rates are subject to change, and additional trips may be scheduled—check back here or call for the latest information. Trips are held rain or shine.

LGC events were held at these Valleys parks summer 2018:

How do I get more information or register?

Call the Oregon State Parks Reservation Center at (888) 953-7677 for registration information. Please be aware that you may only make reservations for one event.

Registration Fee: $30 per family. You get 2 nights of camping, camping loaner gear, all instruction and materials

Come Volunteer With Us!

Do you have expertise in camping skills and an interest in helping out?

Volunteers assist in teaching sessions and serve as mentors to new campers. Join us and camp for free!

Contact our Information Center for more information.

park.info@oregon.gov  or 800-551-6949