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Immerse yourself in nature by making use of some of the many campsites that surround the city of Eugene, Oregon. You could camp on the banks of the cascading McKenzie River, enjoy the calming waters of one of the many lakes of the area, or rough it in the wilderness of the Siuslaw, Umpqua, or Willamette National Forest.

There are options for everyone, from primitive tent camping to glamping. We have a mix of camping in Eugene and some cool spots within an hour or so of driving because after all, camping is often better the further out you go.

Camping Near Eugene

1. Richardson Park Campground

Located on the banks of the Fern Ridge Reservoir, Richardson Park is one of the most popular places to go camping in Eugene, Oregon. There are 88 campground sites open in the summer months, available for both RVs and tents, and has facilities for volleyball, an amphitheater, picnic shelters, and more.

The campgrounds are ideal for watersport enthusiasts, with short-term moorage, boat ramp and boat trailer parking available. Once you have had enough of the great outdoors, it is also a great base to delve into Oregon wine country and sip on some of the very best wines of the region.

Price: $35

More info: Website

2. Tipi Village Retreat

Located in the Mohawk Valley, Tipi Village is a little piece of tranquility tucked away within a stone’s throw from the city of Eugene. Located in the secluded woodland setting are five tipis and a master bedroom suite, all of which are furnished ‘zen’ style.

Picture stone floors, plush beds, and down comforters, with a gourmet breakfast served down by the creek.

Although chances are you won’t want to be leaving the retreat any time soon, there are plenty of day trips nearby. The Lava Fields are an easily reached geological feat of nature; alternatively, you could take the trail up to the spectacular Lilian Falls.

Price: Depending on the time of year, a tipi is charged at around $150 a night, including breakfast.

More info: Website

3. Belknap Hot Springs Resort

A real gem on the shores of the McKenzie River is Belknap Hot Springs, offering a large range of accommodation options for camping near Eugene, Oregon. For a glamping experience, you can stay in a comfy cabin, or there is also woodland RV and tent camping.

Belknap Hot Springs Oregon

Belknap Hot Springs | Photo credit by Don Hankins via Flickr

The great thing about this campsite is there are two mineral fed swimming pools and a stunning secret garden to explore. Within easy reach are plenty of hiking trails and rafting adventures within the Willamette National Forest.

Price: RV camping $30

More info: Website

4. Port of Siuslaw Campground

Right on the waterfront of Historic Old Town Florence, you can’t get much better than the full-service campground of the Port of Siuslaw. By pitching up a tent in these Campgrounds at Eugene Oregon, you’ll be within walking distance of plenty of shops, museums, and restaurants.

Many sites are right up to the waterfront, with moorage slips and boat ramps just minutes from the campsite. Overall there are 101 sites with wifi service nestled into the trees.

Price: $31-$38

More info: Website

5. Armitage Park Campground

As both a tent and RV campsite, Armitage Park is a good choice when visiting the Eugene area of Oregon. Located on the banks of the McKenzie River, it is only 5 miles north of Eugene.

As well as 37 campsites, the park features the Crilly Nature Trail, a river path, sports facilities, and a boat ramp.

Price: $40

More info: Website

6. Eugene Kamping World

In the beautiful Willamette Valley is the full-service campground of Eugene Kamping World, just 7 miles north of downtown Eugene. From award-winning local wineries to hiking trails and cultural attractions, there is plenty to explore on the doorstep of these campgrounds near Eugene, Oregon.

Amenities include both hookup sites and tent camping, with complimentary wifi, showers, a laundry room, and more.

Price: $40

More info: Website

7. Black Canyon Campground

With 75 campsites surrounded by Douglas fir and Western Red Cedar, the campsite offers a cool woodland retreat near the Willamette River when camping in Eugene, Oregon. There are a few riverside sites available, with each site coming with a picnic table, campfire ring and grill.

Vault toilets and drinking water is available. Within the campsite, there is a mile-long nature trail, and the stunning Lookout Point Lake is less than a mile away. For some more advanced hiking, the site is within the Winberry Trail Area, with trails such as the Tire Mountain Trail within easy reach.

It is a great option for camping near Eugene, Oregon.

Price: $22

More info: Website

8. North Waldo Campground

This is one of the most popular campsites for camping near Eugene, Oregon, with 58 sites for both tents and RVs available. The campground has several amenities, including toilets, a boat ramp, picnic area, fire rings, picnic tables, potable water, and more.

Waldo Lake is one of the largest natural lakes in Oregon, offering a peaceful setting to set up camp for the night. The campsite is ideal for exploring the lakes and taking one of the nearby trails, such as the Rigdon Lakes Trail, Wahanna Trail, or Shoreline Trail.

Price: $24

More info: Website

Waldo Lake mirror water

Waldo Lake | Photo Credit by U.S. Forest Service via Wikimedia

9. Baker Beach Campground

If you are looking for a simple place to go camping in Eugene, Oregon, for the night, surrounded by nature, look no further than the Baker Beach Campground. Cheap and cheerful, this rustic campsite has no electric, water or sewer hookups, but each site does come with a table and fire ring, so nights can be enjoyed dining al fresco.

The campsites sits near some trails, including those that will take you directly to the beach.

Price: $13

More info: Website

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