The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department recently revealed plans for significant upgrades at two of the state’s most popular campgrounds on the Oregon Coast.
Campgrounds at Beverly Beach State Park, located 7 miles north of Newport, will be closed from September 5 to late May 2024. The closure will allow crews to perform upgrades to the park and campground power and water lines. During this time, all facilities within the park will remain closed.
Meanwhile, Bullards Beach State Park campgrounds, situated 2 miles north of Bandon, will close its campgrounds from October 15 to mid-March 2024. The closure is scheduled for a main sewer line upgrade project. Despite the closure, the day-use area, boat ramp, lighthouse, and horse camp will continue to operate and remain accessible to visitors.
Both Beverly Beach and Bullards Beach have enjoyed tremendous popularity among campers.
In 2022, Beverly Beach recorded 170,673 campers, making it the fifth most popular state park campground, while Bullards Beach attracted 125,834 campers. These numbers highlight the importance of these campgrounds to the local tourism industry and the need for regular maintenance and improvements.
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department has expressed gratitude to park visitors for their patience during the upcoming closures. Nick Schoeppner, park manager for Bullards Beach, emphasized the long-term benefits of these upgrades, saying, “Thank you for your patience as we make improvements to the campground that will enhance the park experience for all of our visitors.”
The planned upgrades come as part of a broader effort by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department to maintain and improve the state’s park facilities, ensuring they remain accessible and functional for the increasing number of tourists and residents who enjoy outdoor recreation.
While these temporary closures may cause some inconvenience for campers planning trips during the affected periods, the improvements promise to provide an even better camping experience for future visitors.
Enhanced power, water, and sewer facilities will improve the overall functionality of the campgrounds and contribute to a more sustainable and eco-friendly environment for campers and wildlife.
As the construction projects progress, campers and visitors are encouraged to stay informed, plan their trips accordingly, and make the most of the beautiful campgrounds and parks the Oregon Coast offers.