This spring, we stayed at several Oregon State Park campgrounds on our roadtrip up PCH/Hwy-1 from San Francisco to Seattle. All of the campgrounds on the Oregon coast were outstanding!
We stayed at Cape Blanco State Park (SP) near Port Orford, Beachside SP near Waldport, Nehalem Bay SP near Manzanita and Fort Stevens SP in Astoria.
Cape Blanco has a great hike that goes from the campground out to the point that the lighthouse is on. Beachside has a wide flat beach that's only 50-100 feet away from most campsites, and we enjoyed several beautiful sunset walks. Nehalem Bay has a great beach, but you have to hike a little farther over the dunes to get to it. And, Fort Stevens is just a beautiful park with lots to see and do inside the park and in nearby Astoria. Plus, there's a Fred Meyer's and Costco (with gas pumps) just outside the park. And, don't miss the Columbia River Maritime Museum.
Tip for Fort Stevens: Park in the sun, if you can, as the shady campsites have swarms of mosquitos. When we were there, they weren't too aggressive; but they were big, and the swarms were thick. After moving to a campsite in the sun, there were no mosquitos during the day and very few at night. However, we were there when it was raining every day, so the bugs may have subsided, now.
We also visited the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in McMinnville, home of Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose, after it was moved from Long Beach, CA. Lots of other very interesting old aircraft on display, too. We stayed at Old Stone Village RV Park, which is immediately adjacent to the museum; and walked across the field to see the planes. The rates at Old Stone Village were a little pricey. However, it's a beautiful RV park; and the convenient location and excellent facilities made it worth the extra expense.
We loved the Oregon coast and hope to go back soon!