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5 Epic Spots for Camping in Oregon to Close Out Summer

Oregon may actually be the adventurers dream.

If you love camping, Oregon is an adventurer's dream. Over 30 million acres in the state is forests—nearly half the state—divided between national forest land and Oregon state parks. In addition to breathtaking views of the Cascades and lush greenery, the state is also rich with rugged coastlines and an amazing amount of biodiversity that changes dramatically as you drive east to west.

Whether you're looking to camp on the coast with views of Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach; near Portland, Eugene, or Bend; or simply getting away from it all to hit hiking trails along the state's unique and fascinating landscapes, there are many extraordinary places for camping in Oregon.

I've lived in Oregon for five years and, as an avid camper and traveler, I've pitched a tent and huddled around campfires all over the state in campsites good and bad. Here is my take on the most epic locations to camp this summer in Oregon.

And, as always, no matter which incredible Oregon camping spot you choose, remember to leave no trace!

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