Pacific Northwest Camping Destinations

RV and Car Camping Destinations in Oregon, Washington

& British Columbia

Third Edition


by Mike and Terri Church

6" by 9" Paperback
720 pages, over 100 maps
ISBN: 978-0982310120
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Pacific Northwest Camping Destinations: RV and Car Camping Destinations in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia (Camping Destinations series)


The Pacific Northwest is a camping traveler's paradise. It offers everything an RV or car camping vacationer could desire: seashores, snow-topped mountains, old growth forests, visitor friendly cities, and national parks. In fact, the Pacific Northwest is one of the most popular camping destinations in North America.

Pacific Northwest Camping Destinations provides the camping traveler with information needed to visit PNW Coverthe Northwest without missing any of its top destinations and attractions. It combines the functions of a campground  directory and a sightseeing guide directing the way to more than 140 destinations and 1,300 campgrounds throughout Oregon, Washington, and southern British Columbia. Each entry describes a vacation spot and its attractions and recommends good camping sites in the area, including privately owned, federal, state, provincial, and local government campgrounds.

Each campground is described in detail including a recommendation for the maximum size RV suitable for the campground. Written driving instructions as well as a map are provided showing the exact location of each campground. Tourist destinations are described and several itineraries are provided for driving on scenic routes throughout the region.

Come and visit the Northwest for a week or the entire summer, the choice is yours. Here are some of the places you will ot want to miss:


  • The Oregon Coast

  • The Columbia Gorge

  • Mt. St. Helens

  • Vancouver Island

  • Mount Rainier

  • The Olympic Peninsula

  • The Oregon Trail

  • Coeur d'Alene

  • Victoria

  • Banff and Lake Louise

  • Hells Canyon

  • And lots more!

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 - Introduction

Chapter 2 - Suggested Touring Routes
          Tour 1 - The Oregon Coast
          Tour 2 - Central Oregon Loop
          Tour 3 - Eastern Oregon Loop
          Tour 4 - Washington's Olympic Peninsula
          Tour 5 - Washington's North Cascade Loops
          Tour 6 - Washington's Southern Loop
          Tour 7 - British Columbia Mainland Loop
          Tour 8 - British Columbia's Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island Loop

Chapter 3 - How To Use The Destination Chapters

Chapter 4 - Oregon State
          Regions and Their Campground Resources
               Oregon Coast
               Willamette Valley and Portland
               Cascade Mountains
               Columbia River
               Bend Area
               The East
          Government Lands and Their Campgrounds
               Oregon State Campgrounds
               Federal Campgrounds
          Campground Location Index Maps
          Destinations and Campgrounds
               Interstate 5 Corridor
               Interstate 84 Corridor
               Ashland and Medford
               Astoria, Seaside, and Cannon Beach
               Baker City and Sumpter
               Bend and La Pine
               Camp Sherman and the Metolius River
               Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway Loop
               Columbia Gorge
               Crater Lake National Park
               Gold Beach
               Grants Pass
               Hells Canyon
               Hells Canyon Scenic Byway
               John Day Country
               Klamath Falls
               La Grande and the Grande Ronde Valley
               Lake Owyhee
               Lakeview and the Outback Scenic Byway
               Lincoln City to Newport
               Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and Steens Mountain
               Maryhill Region
               Mt Hood
               Nehalem Bay and Manzanita
               Newberry National Volcanic Monument
               Oregon Caves National Monument
               Port Orford
               Redmond and Sisters
               Reedsport and the Oregon Dunes
               Rogue-Upmqua Scenic Byway
               Roseburg and the Umpqua Valley
               Tillamook and the Three Capes Loop
               Waldport and Florence
               Wallowa Lake Region
               Warm Springs and Madras
               West Cascades Scenic Byway
               Willamette Pass Route
          Information Resources

Chapter 5 - Washington State
          Regions and Their Campground Resources
               Olympic Peninsula
               Pacific Coast
               Puget Sound
               Cascade Mountains
               East of the Cascades
               Northern Idaho
          Government Lands and Their Campgrounds
               Washington State Campgrounds
               Federal Campgrounds
          Campground Location Index Maps
          Destinations and Their Campgrounds
               Interstate 5 Corridor
               Interstate 90 Corridor
               Interstate 82 Corridor
               Cle Elum and Roslyn
               Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
               Cowlitz River Lakes Region
               Forks and the Western Sections of the Olympic National Park
               Goldendale and the Maryhill Region
               Grand Coulee
               Hood Canal
               Ilwaco and Long Beach
               Kitsap Peninsula and Bainbridge Island
               Lake Easton and Lake Kachess
               Lake Pateros Region
               Lake Wenatchee and Fish Lake Recreation Area
               Lewiston and Clarkston
               Lewis River Region
               Moscow, Pullman, and the Palouse
               Moses Lake and the Potholes
               Mt Rainier National Park
               Mt St Helens National Volcanic Monument
               Neah Bay, Sekiu, and Lake Ozette
               North Cascades National Park
               Ocean Shores and the North Beaches Area
               Okanagan Valley
               Port Angeles and the North Olympic Park
               Port Townsend
               Republic and Curlew Lake
               Roosevelt Lake
               Sandpoint and Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho
               Skagit Valley
               Snake River
               Tri-Cities (Pasco, Kennewick, and Richland)
               Walla Walla
               Whidbey Island
               Winthrop and the Methow Valley
               Yakima and the Yakima Valley
               Yakima River Canyon
          Information Resources

Chapter 6 - British Columbia
          Regions and Their Campgrounds Resources
               Vancouver Island
               Sunshine Coast
               Vancouver and the Lower Fraser Valley
               Canadian Rockies
          Government Lands and Their Campgrounds
               Provincial Park Campgrounds
               National Park Campgrounds
               Forest Service Recreation Sites
          Campground Location Index Maps
          Destinations and Their Campgrounds
               Trans Canada Highway (Canadian Hwy 1)
               Banff National Park
               Barkerville and Wells
               Bella Coola and Hwy 20
               Boundary Country
               Campbell River
               Cape Scott
               Chetwynd, Hudson's Hope and Tumbler Ridge
               Chilliwack and Cultus Lakes Area
               Cowichan Valley: Chemainus, Duncan, and Cowichan Lake
               Dawson Creek
               Fort St James
               Glacier National Park
               Harrison Hot Springs
               Jasper National Park
               Kootenay Lakes District
               Kootenay National Park and Radium Hot Springs
               Manning Provincial Park
               Merritt and the Surrounding Plateau
               Mt Robson and Valemount
               New Hazelton and Kitwanga
               Okanagan Valley
               Port Alberni
               Port Hardy
               Port McNeill, Telegraph Cove, and Port Alice
               Port Renfrew Loop (Pacific Marine Circle Tour)
               Prince George
               Prince Rupert
               Similkameen Valley
               South Cariboo Region
               Sunshine Coast (Lower) - Gibsons, Sechelt, and the South
               Sunshine Coast (Upper) - Powell River, Lund, and the North
               Thompson and Fraser River Canyons               
               Tofino, Ucluelet, and the Pacific Rim National Park
               Valley of a Thousand Peaks (Cranbrook, Kimberly, Fort Steele Triangle)
               Wells Gray Provincial park (Clearwater River Corridor Section) and Clearwater
               Whistler and the Sea to Sky Highway
               Williams Lake
               Yoho National Park and Golden
          Information Resources


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