Skip to main content Skip to main content

Oregon Family Magazine

Let's Go Camping! - at South Beach state park near Newport

Summer weekend camping for NOVICE camping families at South Beach state park

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department brings you Let's Go Camping! It is a fun-filled weekend camping adventure for families new to camping. For families without their own equipment, we provide tent, sleeping bags, sleeping bag liners, mattress pads and use of a camp stove for the weekend at no cost. Lots of fun activities for parents, grandparents, children and grandchildren. 12 weekend events scheduled at various state parks. Campers can choose to arrive on Friday afternoon after 4 p.m. or by 9 a.m. on Saturday morning. Events end by noon on Sunday. One vehicle allowed per family. Very secure event with ranger-led activities, staff member and trained volunteers on hand to assist you around the clock. These events have been very popular with single parents, families on a budget and seniors. Cost for the ENTIRE FAMILY IS ONLY $30 for the weekend. Registrations open on March 4 on weekdays during business hours. Call 1-888-953-7677 to register and/or for more information. Families bring their own food (we send a list of suggested food etc.) but we typically provide Dutch oven biscuits on Saturday morning, all the s'mores makings for everyone to enjoy around the campfire Saturday night and Dutch oven cinnamon rolls on Sunday morning. Register early before the spots are gone. Only one registration allowed. Please, no pets, alcohol or electronic games. Come have fun, make some great memories with your family outdoors, and LET’S GO CAMPING!

Date & Time

August 15, 2014

4:00PM - 12:00PM