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Camping at Oxbow

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Grab your sleeping bags, throw a tent in your trunk and head out to the campground at Metro's Oxbow Regional Park for a night under the stars.

No waiting, reserve your spot online today

Can’t wait to plan your summer camping trip to scenic Oxbow Regional Park? Now, you don’t have to. Call Reservations NW at 1-800-452-5687 or reserve your spot online now. Go

Each of Oxbow’s campsites include a picnic table, fire pit, cooking grill and lantern pole. Two restroom buildings boast hot and cold running water, coin-operated showers, heated-air hand dryers, radiant floor heating and flush toilets. The restroom facilities and two campsites are accessible by wheelchair. Ten pull through sites are available for RVs.

Nature activities

There's plenty to do at Oxbow while you're camping. Pick up a map of the park at the entrance booth and explore 12 miles of trails. Take a splash in the Sandy River.

Visit Metro's online calendar for nature activities for all ages. On Friday and Saturday evenings in the summer, the park naturalists offer free campfire programs at the outdoor forest amphitheater across from the campground.
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Photograph of camp site

Availability

Oxbow's campsites are open year-round. Maximum occupancy is six people and two cars per site. Firewood is available for purchase at $5 per bundle. Camping fee is $22 per night. There is also a $5 per vehicle fee on the day of entry.

Remember, park gates are locked each evening at official sunset. Vehicle traffic in the park is restricted at this time. This is for your security. In case of emergency, there is a park ranger in the park 24 hours a day. Please read the full campground rules and policies below.

Group camping opportunities

Oxbow Regional Park has two group camping areas available for use by sanctioned nonprofit youth organizations such as scouts, church groups, YMCA, etc. These group campsites are available by reservation only and requires a group camping permit.

Group camping fees are $2.50 per person, per night with a $50 minimum per night for Group Camp Area 1; a $25 per night minimum for Group Camp Area 2. A non-refundable deposit equal to the minimum group camping fee is required for each night reserved. The deposit is applied to the group camp fee and is not an additional charge. Group Camp Area 1 is a "drive-in" camp that can accommodate up to 150. Group Camp Area 2 is a remote, hike-in group camp that can accommodate up to 35. No vehicle access is allowed for Group Camp Area 2. The nearest vehicle parking area is approximately one-quarter mile.

For more information, call 503‐665‐4995 option 0 or email susan.lowe@oregonmetro.gov.

Campsites

  • Fee: $22 per night
  • Maximum 14-night stay, 28 days in six-month period
  • Maximum six persons per site
  • Checkout time: noon
  • A $5 vehicle fee required on first day

Vehicles and parking

  • Extra vehicle fee: $5 required on first day
  • Maximum two vehicles per site
  • Campsite parking for paid campers only; others may be cited and/or towed.
  • No accommodations will be allowed for extra vehicles.

Campground use policy

  • Camping is allowed only in designated areas and numbered sites.
  • Minors (younger than 18) must be accompanied by an adult. Identification is required.
  • Pets are not allowed; they can damage habitat and threaten wildlife.
  • Pull-through sites are restricted to use by RVs or trailers.
  • Electrical and water hookups are not available.
  • Fireworks, alcohol and all other intoxicants are prohibited.
  • Please keep vehicles in designated parking areas.
  • Fires are allowed in provided barbecues only.
  • All plants and animals are protected. Food can make animals sick and ruin their survival instincts. Please don’t feed the wildlife.
  • Do not stick axes, knives, nails, etc. into trees or tables.
  • Must arrive one hour prior to gate locking at official sunset.
  • Quiet time is 10 p.m. to 7 a.m., no driving after 10 p.m.
  • Checkout time is noon.
  • For your protection, park gates are locked each evening at official sunset. Gates are opened each morning at 6:30 a.m.
  • No re-entry after gates are locked.
  • In case of emergency, use pay phone located on porch of park office (at park entry). 911 calls can be made free of charge.

Violators of these or any other park rules are subject to citation and/or eviction.

Need assistance?

Metro parks
503-797-1850
metroparks@oregonmetro.gov

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