Low Cost Campgrounds in Washington & Oregon
Camping can be a great way to get out & explore the outdoors as a family and go to new & different areas. It’s also a way to just get away from the hustle & bustle of life & have a relaxing & low-key vacation. What we love about camping is that it can be quite frugal, too, so it’s a great way to still make some fun family memories but on a budget!
We have put together a list of some highlights of campgrounds around the Northwest that are $20 or less. This is obviously not a comprehensive list as there are way too many to list, but just some highlights of various areas around the Northwest. We’ve also listed below some different resources & options of more places you can look to find campsites $20 or less.
Make sure to also check out our FREE camping sites in Washington & Oregon, which is filled with some great resources on ways to camp for free or at a significant discount, as well as a number of camping sites where you can camp for free all around the Northwest!
We’d love to hear what your favorite campgrounds are around the Northwest & why it’s your favorite place to visit!
*Update for August 2015 – make sure to follow the reports of wildfires for the area you’re camping in as there are a number of campgrounds that may be closed due to wildfires.
National Park Campgrounds:
The majority of National Park campgrounds are $20 & under – they typically range from $15 – $20 – although we found ones even cheaper and we’ve listed the highlights in our big list below of specific campgrounds. Most National Park & National Forest campgrounds are non-reservable, which means it is first-come, first serve. This can be a good thing if you decide to be spontaneous and go camping that weekend – just make sure you get there early (by late morning on busy weekends) to get a spot.
Here are links to popular National Park /Forest campgrounds around the Northwest:
- Olympic National Park Campgrounds – there is only one reservable campground in this area, Kalaloch Campground right on the WA coast (gorgeous campground & views by the way from this area). The rest of the campgrounds are non-reservable
- Mt Rainier National Park Campgrounds – There are 3 campgrounds available for tent camping – Cougar Rock, Ohanapecosh (these are both reservable online) & White River campground
- North Cascades National Park Campgrounds – There are car campgrounds (accessible by car), camps accessable by boat, & wildness campgrounds all in this area.
- Lake Roosevelt Campgrounds – This is up in the area near the Canadian border of WA & British Columbia in eastern WA & there are 27 campgrounds up in this area, either accessible by car or by boat
- Crater Lake National Park Campgrounds – there are 2 car-accessible campgrounds in Crater Lake, plus you can also do back-country camping