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Camping Grounds Portland OR

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Jantzen Beach Rv Park
(503) 289-7626
1503 N Hayden Island Dr
Portland, OR
 
REI - Recreational Equipment- Inc.
(503) 624-8600
7410 SW Bridgeport Road
Tigard, OR
 
Big Fir Campground & Rv Park
(800) 532-4397
5515 Ne 259th St
Ridgefield, WA
 
Bandon By The Sea Rv Park
(541) 347-5155
49612 Highway 101
Bandon, OR
 
Junipers Reservoir Rv Resort
(541) 947-2050
Highway 140 W Milepost 86 1/2
Lakeview, OR
 
Fort Vancouver
(360) 816-6230
612 East Reserve Street
Vancouver, WV
 
Horning's Campground
(503) 647-2920
21277 Nw Brunswick Canyon Rd
Cornelius, OR
 
Bend Kampground
(541) 382-7738
63615 N Highway 97
Bend, OR
 
Surprise Valley Rv Park
(541) 839-6634
116 Surprise Valley Ln
Myrtle Creek, OR
 
Pleasant Valley Rv Park
(503) 842-4779
11880 Highway 101 S
Tillamook, OR
 

Campsite Courtesy



"The highest compliment anybody can pay you occurs when he arrives at a campsite the day after you left it and wonders whether anyone's camped there recently," says Les. "Your objective should be to leave it much as it was when you got there, if not better."

According to Les, the first and foremost campsite rule is to leave no sign of human waste. He recommends using a shovel to dig a small hole, then using the shovel to properly cover any fecal matter and toilet tissue. It's disgusting to think about, but Les says he's seen more than one campsite ruined in this regard by discourteous campers.

When it comes to other kinds of refuse, he notes, "If you can pack it in, pack it out."Don't leave trash behind, even if it's not yours.

When pitching camp, Les says to make sure you're back a minimum of 200 feet from water and trails. "A water source is your prime requirement," he says of site selection. But, he adds, proximity to water often means boggy ground. To avoid damaging the area, look for a sandy or rocky strip of beach to use as water access.

Les also recommends that you check with jurisdiction authorities to determine current fire regulations. If your campsite has a pre-established fire pit, don't make a new one. If you're in an area that's never had a fire pit before, asbestos cloths made for such use helps protect the ground. When gathering fuel for your fire, use only dead and downed timber.

"We're really strong proponents of leave-no-trace camping,...

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