5 Campgrounds Where You Can Experience Peak Autumn in Oregon

Here in the Pacific Northwest, fall means fog, mist, and yes -- rain. A deciduous tree turns bright red and yellow here and there, but our falls are less about the leaves changing and more about settling into the rainy season. And we think it's gorgeous. 

If you love the fairy-tale feel of cloud-covered mountains and moss dipping with morning dew, then you're going to want to check out these campgrounds around Oregon. 

1. Silver Falls State Park 

You won't find much peace and quiet if you visit Silver Falls in the summertime. The popular park is often packed with campers. But in the fall, you can enjoy a quieter setting that's just as pretty as in the summer. A nearby trail brings you past ten different waterfalls and if you decide to pop in for a chilly swim, your #AdventureBlanket can warm you up when you get out. 

2. Diamond Lake Campground 

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Enjoy views of Mount Bailey and Mount Thielsen from this lakeside campground. You can enjoy kayaking or SUPing on the lake, or hiking the surrounding trails. Snow will be visible on the mountain peaks, but the temperature remains relatively mild in Southern Oregon. You won't have to worry about reserving a site, as the reservation season ends on August 31. 

3. Fort Stevens State Park 

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Enjoy the blustery coast this fall. You might not see much sun, but the shimmering fog over the Pacific Ocean is #PNW at its best. Fort Stevens State Park has plenty of tent sites, as well as cabins and yurts for those extra rainy nights. Take a walk to the beach to see the remains of an old shipwreck, or drive into the nearby town of Astoria for lots of excellent beer and food options. 

4. Smith Rock State Park 

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Climbers flock to Smith Rock for the towering faces of tuff and basalt. But even if you aren't ready to "climb on!" the landscape is stunning and worth a trip. Smith Rock State Park can be crowded and sweltering in the summer, but temperatures are comfortable in the fall. 

5. Peninsula Campground at Olallie Lake 

Image from The Dyrt user Kristina G. 

This high elevation lake will get cold -- so you'll want to bundle up -- but the beautiful and unique surroundings are worth a little chill. (Just make sure to bring your #AdventureBlanket!) The campground juts out into the lake, so it's perfect for fisherman and kayakers. You'll have peace and quiet for early morning casts and calm paddles, if you visit in the fall season. 

Fall in Oregon is a beautiful time, and Belmont Blanket can help you make the most of it, with a durable yet comfortable material that keeps your warm and dry. Get cozy this fall at one of Oregon's many campgrounds -- because outdoor fun shouldn't end with summer. 

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