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The Dyrt: Oregon Campers Likely Prefer Camping Alone

According to the 2024 Camping Report by The Dyrt, a camping app with an extensive database of camping locations, photos, and reviews, 33.5% of Oregon campers opted to camp alone in 2023. This figure is 12% higher than the national average. 

Additionally, Oregon, a state known for its diverse natural beauty, has become a destination for campers, particularly those who prefer free camping spots.

“The Dyrt guided us to an awesome, small dispersed campground where we were the only folks for a couple of nights midweek,” The Dyrt camper Joan R. of Oregon said in a press release.

The report reveals that nearly three-quarters of Oregon campers successfully found and enjoyed free camping sites, a rate 16% higher than the average across the United States.

It was the quietest place I’ve been since camping as a kid way back in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho. With the purchase of a new travel trailer that’s well suited to off-grid, we’re enjoying dispersed camping a lot more by having some of the amenities with fewer of the humans,” Joan added.

The Dyrt’s annual report, which also examined camping trends in California and Washington, showcases the unique appeal of Oregon’s natural landscape for camping enthusiasts. Oregon’s geographical diversity, with its extensive coastline, lush forests, towering mountains, and arid deserts, offers a wide range of outdoor activities, including hiking, climbing, kayaking, swimming, and skiing. This variety not only attracts solo campers but also families and groups looking for an adventurous getaway.

“My wife and I were living south of Portland and knew we wanted to move to central Oregon. We found some awesome dispersed camping using The Dyrt, packed up our gear and our dogs, and headed to a few spots in central Oregon to get a feel for the area. Well, that trip convinced us to move and a few months later we were living just south of Bend,” The Dyrt camper Aly M said.

In addition to traditional camping, the report highlights the popularity of van life among Oregon campers, with 12.7% identifying camper vans as their primary mode of camping. This preference is notably 70% higher than the average among American campers, underscoring the appeal of van life in the state.

“We camped across the entire country with the idea in the back of our minds that we might find a new place to live. Ultimately, we came back to Oregon in part because of the abundance of dispersed camping options,” The Dyrt founder Sarah Smith said.

The Dyrt, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is a comprehensive camping app in the United States, boasting over 12 million user-generated reviews and photos. It covers a vast array of camping options, including RV sites, cabins, glamping, and tent camping, across public, private, and free areas.

With features like The Dyrt PRO, which offers benefits such as reservations at fully booked campgrounds, advanced maps, and camping discounts, The Dyrt facilitates an enriched camping experience for millions of users.

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April 1, 2024 1:48 pm

Isn’t it cool how solo camping in Oregon is a hit? With tons of public lands, finding free spots is a breeze. Ever thought about trying out a camper van for that ultimate camping adventure?

April 1, 2024 2:10 pm

Did you know Oregon’s coast is perfect for beachside camping with the soothing sound of crashing waves? Campers love spotting wildlife and birds, making solo camping in Oregon extra special.

April 1, 2024 7:05 pm

Just wanted to share that Oregon’s camping scene is all about that sweet mix of peace and thrill. If you’re into solo adventures and nature vibes, Oregon’s got your back! Exploring those hidden free camping spots? That’s where the real magic happens. Trust me, it’s an experience you won’t forget!

Timothy Reed
Timothy Reed
April 1, 2024 11:36 pm

Isn’t it cool that Oregon’s wilderness is a goldmine for solo campers seeking nature’s peace? From the calming coastlines to the towering mountains, Oregon’s got it all for those who crave solitude and adventure. Personally, I find exploring Oregon’s hidden gems a truly rewarding experience. What do you think?

April 2, 2024 9:05 am
Reply to  Timothy Reed

Exploring Oregon’s hidden gems is like stumbling upon a secret lair for us solo adventurers. It’s like finding a treasure map to solitude and serenity! Yep, that’s the spot!

April 2, 2024 3:26 am

Oregon’s solo campers sure love the serene wilderness and hidden treasures for that perfect alone time. The Dyrt helps us find those off-the-grid spots and connect with fellow nature enthusiasts.

Emily Taylor
Emily Taylor
April 2, 2024 7:40 am
Reply to  JuliaEve

Exploring Oregon’s hidden gems solo is a dream. Any tips for finding the best secluded campsites? Can’t wait to disconnect and recharge in nature!

April 2, 2024 8:24 am

Isn’t it cool how Oregon campers just know how to rock the solo outdoor vibe? They find hidden gems, embrace the wilderness, and make camping unforgettable. It’s all about that connection with nature!


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