From fantastic seashore cabins to a brand-new high desert escape, stake your claim to our spectacular camping commonwealth.

In This Feature:

How to Treat a Rattlesnake Bite

Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office medical team shares what to do (and what NOT to do) post-snake attack.

08/01/2013 By Alisha Gorder

How to Start a Fire in the Rain

The founder of Trackers Earth outdoors camps reveals tips for fool-proof flames when the storm clouds strike.

08/01/2013 By Gino Cerruti

How to Make Camp Coffee, Two Ways

Instructions for satisfying your caffeine cravings campside, whether you're high-brow glamping or roughing it.

07/12/2013 By Branden Andersen

How to Make the Ultimate Camping Cocktail

Tender Bar's Lydia Reissmueller shakes up an ice-free cocktail worth toting along with your camping gear.

07/12/2013 By Sam Coggeshall

How to Make a Mind-Blowing Campfire Dinner

Flying Fish Company's Lyf Gildersleeve shares his secrets for a fantastic fireside feast, no dishes (or cleanup) required.

07/12/2013 By Sam Coggeshall

Oregon's Best State Parks: Lite

Natural beauty with a low degree of difficulty, from pet-friendly yurts to deluxe cabins on the coast.

08/01/2013 By John Shewey and Ketzel Levine

Oregon's Best State Parks for Adventurers

Seeking the trail less traveled? Whether you’re chasing adrenalin or a bit of solitude, these spots deliver.

08/01/2013 By John Shewey and Ketzel Levine

Oregon's Best State Parks for Day Trippers

Five lightning-fast outdoor getaways for afternoon escapes, from disc golf to waterfall trail hikes.

08/01/2013 By Ketzel Levine

Oregon's Best State Parks for Families

Nothing bonds the brood like a night (or a weekend) in the great outdoors. (Some “are we there yet?” required.)

08/01/2013 By John Shewey and Ketzel Levine

Gear Up!

The best Portland stuff for your next camping adventure.

08/01/2013 By Marty Patail