Oregon’s coast provides unique camping experiences with yurts available for rent. Travelers can also rent yurts in inland Oregon at private and state parks.
Yurt camping offers vacation accommodations that are convenient, comfortable, and affordable. Easier than camping in a traditional tent, yurts take the struggle out of camping while maintaining the outdoor experience. Camping in a yurt in Oregon can be rustic or luxurious, in a coastal or inland setting.
Advantages of Yurt Camping
A yurt is a circular, domed tent with a plywood floor, structural wall support, electricity, and a clear, Plexiglas skylight. More weathertight and stronger than a tent, a yurt is usually set on a wooden platform and supported by a post-and-beam system.
Most yurts accommodate up to 6 people in beds with mattresses. Some yurts feature basic kitchens, while others offer outdoor cooking. Travelers don’t have to bother with tent setup, blowing up air mattresses, and starting kerosene lanterns. Basic living amenities are provided with yurt camping.
Yurts on the Oregon Coast
Oregon State Parks offer yurt camping along the picturesque coastline. Rustic and deluxe yurts are available for rent at many state parks on the Oregon Coast. Reservations for yurts can be made online.
On the north coast, yurt rentals are available at Cape Lookout, Devils Lake, Fort Stevens, and Nehalem Bay state parks. Central Oregon Coast yurt rentals can be found at Beachside, Beverly Beach, Jessie M. Honeyman, South Beach, Sunset Bay, William M. Tugman, Umpqua Lighthouse and Carl G. Washburne Memorial state parks. On the south coast, yurt rentals are offered at Bullards Beach and Harris Beach state parks.
More Oregon Coast yurt camping is available at Charleston Marina, overlooking Coos Bay, and at Loon Lake Lodge & RV Resort near Reedsport. Both these private yurt camping rentals are located in south-central Oregon.
Inland Oregon Yurt Camping
A variety of campgrounds in Oregon’s interior offer yurt camping. Four Oregon State Parks feature yurts for vacation rentals: Champoeg Heritage Area on the Willamette River near Newberg and Tumalo, in central Oregon west of Bend along the Deschutes River, offer fishing, hiking, and other outdoor activities. Valley of the Rogue, near Grants Pass and Crater Lake, and Wallowa Lake, near Joseph, provide fishing and are near outdoor destinations.
Private campgrounds offering yurt rentals in central Oregon can be found at Hidden Lake Retreat, near Eagle Creek and Portland, and Mount Hood Village R.V. Resort in Welches. Douglas County Park near Roseburg and Three Sisters Backcountry near Sisters have yurt rentals in south-central Oregon. While in Sisters, travelers can try a dude ranch experience. At Josephine County Parks near Grants Pass and the Narrows R.V. Park in Princeton, yurt rentals are available in central and southeast Oregon.
Yurt rentals afford an outdoor camping experience that is more comfortable and requires less effort than tent camping yet is still economical. Choose from a variety of yurts — from rustic to deluxe — on the Oregon coastline or inland along a river or lake.