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RV Parks in and Near Portland

Find the best places to park your recreational vehicle in and around the city.

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Jim Kettner

Jim Kettner is a coffee shop cartoonist, writer, illustrator and podcaster. Read More

Whether you’re craving a woodland adventure, urban exploration or just a great roadside view as you travel across the country with your trailer, Portland has it all. If you’re planning on rolling through town in your motor coach, here are some handy nearby places for you to set up camp.

In Portland

Jantzen Beach RV Park

Hayden Island’s Jantzen Beach has long been a destination for summer fun. The Jantzen Beach RV Park continues that tradition for the motor home camping scene, offering a heated pool, game room, clubhouse, fitness center and free Wi-Fi. Only 7 miles (11 km) north of downtown, your exploration of Portland is just a quick ride on the MAX (Yellow line) away.

Columbia River RV Park

If island camping isn’t for you, the Columbia River RV Park offers a nearby alternative. Located along Northeast Marine Drive, RV drivers can take in the sailboats of the local marinas, enjoy a round of golf or take advantage of nearby shopping venues. To explore downtown, simply hop on the TriMet bus (route 6); all of Portland’s parks, museums and attractions are less than an hour away.

Fox Run RV Park

The Fox Run RV Park offers fewer amenities for RV travelers than its competitors, but it is a bit closer to downtown Portland. Just a 6 mile (10 km) drive or TriMet ride (route 6) and you’re in the center of it all.

Tall Firs RV Park

Located just north of beautiful Powell Butte Park in Southeast Portland, Tall Firs RV Park is 9 miles (14.5 km) west of downtown and offers an alternative neighborhood to park your motorcoach this summer. RVers can take advantage of the great hiking and biking trails the Butte has to offer, or hop on the bus (routes 4 or 9) to be downtown within an hour.

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Near Portland

Fairview RV Park

Located on Northeast Sandy Boulevard, the Fairview campground features both a pool and fitness center for road-weary RV travelers to enjoy. Just 8 miles (13 km) east of downtown Portland, the park is easily accessible via TriMet (routes 21 and 12) or MAX light rail (Blue and Orange lines).

Rolling Hills RV Park

Just west of the Fairview RV Park, Rolling Hills offers a smaller, more intimate alternative in Northeast Portland. Amenities include a pool and clubhouse, as well as fun campsite activities (including a fantastic weenie roast!). Rolling Hills is an ideal spot to cool your heels after miles of driving, but if you want to explore the city, TriMet bus (routes 21, 77 and 12) and MAX (Red to Green line or Blue to Orange line) can both get you downtown in just over an hour.

Sandy Riverfront RV Resort

Tucked away 18 miles (28 km) east of Portland, the Sandy Riverfront RV Resort allows travelers to enjoy some of the small-town comforts and attractions of historic Troutdale. There are fantastic restaurants and art galleries nearby, as well as beautiful parks that provide easy access to nature trails, wildlife and fishing. Believe it or not, you’re still less than two hours from downtown via TriMet bus (routes 80, 20 and 54) or the MAX (Blue line).

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Willamette Wine Country RV Park

Located 32 miles (51 km) from downtown Portland, the Willamette Wine Country RV Park offers unique surroundings and RV camping amenities, including plenty of picnic tables to enjoy lunch in the great outdoors. Roll up in your own camper or rent a classic chrome Airstream trailer from The Vintages Trailer Resort. Either way, you’ll find beautiful local wineries, live music, golf and even an aviation museum nearby, and you’re only two hours from downtown via Yamhill County Transit (44, 46S) and TriMet (routes 94, 44 and 12).

Pheasant Ridge RV Resort

Fifteen miles (24 km) south of downtown Portland, the Pheasant Ridge RV Resort is located just off Interstate 5 and provides premium features, such as an indoor pool, spa area and an onsite grocery store.  To reach downtown Portland, take South Metro Regional Transit (route 2x) to TriMet (route 94).

Roamers Rest RV Park

With a name like Roamers Rest, this park sounds like the ideal place for RV travelers to park for a summer stay. The area enjoys a long history as a haven for those seeking fun and recreation. Set along the Tualatin River, the park features a family-friendly atmosphere to park your trailer and is just an hour from downtown Portland via TriMet (routes 93 and 12).

Camping Near Portland

To truly appreciate the wilds of the Pacific Northwest, you can spend a memorable night under the stars at these scenic campsites — from rustic tent camping to cabins and yurts — all located within an easy drive from the city.