Silver Falls State park has some very affordable rustic cabins you can rent. They generally sleep up to 5 people but the price is under $50 per night! So if you don't have a full cabin you can still get a great rate. The Cabin is quaint but comfortable. Nice heaters and alive with having been nestled into the forest. Animals walk through the campground and a small stream even ran by the cabin.
There is no running water in the cabins, no cooking surface, no bathroom only bed surfaces (blankets not included), a futon, a table and great scenic beauty. You will feel like you are going back into olden times with only the bare necessities in a perfectly simple kind of way. Every cabin also has an outdoor fire pit which could be used for cooking smores.
Other helpful info: To rent a cabin you must be 18 years of age, no pets are allowed inside, no smoking either. I had difficulties figuring out where and when to get the key for the Cabin. I didn't end up showing up on time and they just left it in the cabin for me. So even though I showed up late I still was able to use my reservation.
Much like the park itself, Silver Falls Campground is a bit of a local's secret. Set in a lush temperate rain forest, this gorgeous campground is a real pleasure to pitch a tent. Thoughtfully, one loop is for RV sites and offer electric and the other is strictly for tent camping. This makes for a more serene atmosphere for tenters. The better spots are on the outside of the loop and in particular down the end furthest from the RV loop.
We saw one spot down the end of the tent loop that was one of the nicest of the whole six month trip we were doing around the US. Unfortunately, they assign you a spot and we got one on the inside of the loop. These are a bit more cramped and there is a trail that runs through the middle of the loop to the restrooms which is quite busy, especially with kids using it as a recreational area. Luckily, the little tykes head to bed early. Aside from that, it's a real paradise and we wound up staying two nights rather than one. Rates depend on the season, but we paid a very reasonable $16 per night for tent camping. It's obviously more for an RV site with electric but it's one of the best priced campgrounds in Oregon from our experience.
Silver Falls State Park is one of the most popular parks in Oregon, as the scenery is wonderful and the park is close to the Portland area. However, the park is also remote enough that overnight accomodation is very desirable there.
Thus, there is a wide assortment of accomdation available. This includes everything from a full conference center with lodges, a youth camp, two reservable ranches, all the way down to primitive tent camp facilities. There are over 50 RV spaces with electrical hookup. Spaces can fill up fast, even for winter months! If you are going to Silver Falls overnight, you will want to make your reservations early.
Along with the popularity of the facilities, upgrades, additions, and other maintenance work is always being done due to the very busy nature of this state park. Therefore, the best thing to do is to check the Silver Falls State Park Web Site (below) and get into contact with them about the latest status of the campground and its availability.
The phone number listed below is the information line. For making reservations, use the reservation-only phone number listed on the web site.
This is a State Park on the edge of a National Forest, and the park has wonderful hiking and horse riding trails.
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