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Tips on Coastal Accommodations

From boutique hotels to B&Bs, golf resorts, Rogue River fishing lodges, and rustic cabins, the Oregon coast has as a wide variety of accommodations. Summer (June–September) is the high season, when rooms are most expensive and campgrounds are full. From October to May, prices drop and everything along the coast is less busy.

Yurt-ing Along the Coast

State parks along the coast offer a variety of camping alternatives. Top among these are yurts (circular domed tents with electricity, plywood floors, and beds), which make camping in the rain a lot more comfortable. Yurts, which rent for $35 to $76 a night, can be found at 14 coastal parks.

Reserve in Advance for Summer Campsites & Lodging on the Oregon Coast

If you want to be assured of getting a hotel room or a campsite at some of the busier state parks on the Oregon coast, you’ll need to make your reservations months in advance, especially if you’re going on a weekend.

If the great outdoors are your main interest, you can stay in a yurt, cabin, or teepee at a state park. For information, contact Oregon State Parks (www.oregon.gov/oprd/parks; tel. 800/452-5687).

To be sure that you get the state-park campsite you want, you can reserve through ReserveAmerica (www.reserveamerica.com; tel. 800/452-5687 or 503/731-3411) up to 9 months in advance.

While National Forest Service campgrounds are generally less developed and less in demand than state-park campgrounds, many campgrounds along the coast do stay full throughout the summer months. For reservations at Forest Service campgrounds, contact the National Recreation Reservation Service (www.recreation.gov; tel. 877/444-6777 or 518/885-3639). These sites can be reserved up to 6 months in advance.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.