Camping on the West Coast

The West Coast is a beautiful place. From the giant and majestic Redwood Forest to the Oregon Coast’s Goonie-worthy views, it’s a perfect example of some of the country’s best landscapes. Travel up the Pacific Coast Highway or take a ferry to the San Juan Islands. There are tons of sites and scenes to create a memorable camping experience.

Ready to start planning your West Coast road trip? Here is a collection of Live Camp Work guides that highlight some of the areas you can camp from California to Washington. It doesn’t matter if you’re a weekend warrior or looking for a seasonal stay, the West Coast is definitely a bucket-list experience. Where the mountains meet the ocean and beyond, let these guides help you plan your next West Coast adventure!

Camping in the Redwoods

Camping in the redwoods is an experience everyone should have at least once in their life! If you’re lucky it’ll either last several days or you’re doing it several times! Either way, camping in the redwoods on California’s northern coast is a must-do bucket list activity for all ages!

Humboldt County is home of the Redwoods!

The chance to explore the coastal redwoods is unlike any other. In this guide, we’re going to cover the various redwoods camping options for both RVers, as well as those looking for tent camping, cabins, and other unique overnight camping experience in this majestic forest!

Camping: Oregon Coast

Offering something for everyone, the Oregon Coast is a surreal and intriguing experience for exploration and camping in the United States.  Stretching over 350 miles, the coast is sprinkled with unique activities of all kinds. 

Whether you’re interested in scenic hiking, biking trails winding through forests and along beachfronts, touring historic picturesque towns, marine life exhibits and lighthouses, or just sticking your toes in the sand and watching the sunset, Oregon has it all. 

Camping Cannon Beach Ultimate Guide

Cannon Beach is an absolute must-see for those who find themselves on the upper Oregon Coast. Standing at 235 ft, Haystack Rock is the third-tallest intertidal structure in the world and the main attraction of this tourist hot spot. Not to mention a frequent bucket list view for any Doubloon carrying Goonie, as Haystack Rock made its debut in the 1985 motion picture.

But Cannon Beach and the surrounding area have more to offer than its celebrity rock and is worth staying a night or two to soak in all the adventures. Here is a list of stay options when visiting Cannon Beach, from cabins to camping.

Camping: San Juan Islands

Looking for camping? San Juan Islands are a labyrinth of waterways and shorelines in Washington state’s North Pacific area. This scattered island archipelago stretches out toward our northern neighbors offering 300 miles of shoreline and over 170 islands! With such an expanse of land and water, there is plenty to explore when visiting the area. But there’s, even more, to offer for those of us who enjoy camping.

Looking for some fun in the city? Check out Things to do in Portland, Oregon or 32 FUN Things to do in Seattle Today!

Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip

Have you ever taken a Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip along HWY 101?

If not, the time is always right!

If you’ve spent the winter in a sunny destination in the south, you might get some hitch itch and decide that sightseeing along the most western shoreline in the U.S. would indeed make a perfect spring or summer road trip!

What could be described as a wonderland for travel enthusiasts, a Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip to see the California Redwoods provides excitement and adventure along with beautiful photo opportunities!

Thousand Trails Memberships Ultimate Guide

Thousand Trails offers access to a number of different campgrounds in the West Coast and Pacific Northwest areas. This membership service is an RVers dream as far as places to camp and an incredibly discounted rate. With multiple packages to choose from, you’ll be sure to find the one that suits your needs. So, check out this ultimate guide to Thousand Trails to find the ultimate plan for you.

Camp Hosting on the West Coast

If you’re interested in a more seasonal/long-term stay on the West Coast or the Pacific Northwest then check out these camp hosting opportunities in California, Washington, and Idaho!

Idaho State Parks Are Great For Workamping!

Pacific Railway Museum in Campo, California

RV Jobs at Rocky Mountain Recreation Company – Although based in the Rocky Mountains, this RMRC offers positions in both California and Washington!

State Park Jobs in California

The West Coast is a wonderful place from the woods to the water. With so much to do like kayaking, crabbing, whale watching, and wandering through the woods, it’s a worthy road trip to make. You can camp along the coast for a night or two or stay for an entire season. No matter what type of camping you enjoy, make this guide a part of your plan. And as always, stay tuned for more ways to Live Camp Work!

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