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(Salem Statesman-Journal)   Oregon sucks at camping. Stop moving here   (statesmanjournal.com) divider line
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3966 clicks; posted to Main » on 24 Sep 2022 at 2:02 PM (9 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-09-24 12:15:11 PM  
Try KOA and other private sites. They don't put up with shiat and the losers don't camp there anyway
 
2022-09-24 12:38:05 PM  
A couple years ago some meth-head tried to punch me for taking the last spot. But I was in full motorcycle gear, helmet included, so I just stood there. He realized he had nothing to punch and just. lost. his. shiat. Screaming, spitting, flailing, his poor wife trying to pull him back. Then my husband and friend rode up with our registration. He saw the large bikers and decided to be nice as can be. Like a switch flipped. Farking psychotic.

They had pulled up in a mini van and had immediately ejected a tornado of screaming kids into the campground. Apparently it was their thing to let nature (and everyone else in the campground) babysit while they went on a three-day meth holiday. At least that's what the DNR guy said when he told them to collect their spawn and gtfo.

So yeah, another one of my hobbies is getting ruined by assholes.
 
2022-09-24 2:09:38 PM  
Oregon sounds like a shiatty place to go to anyways. Can't pump gas, arguments over campsites.
 
2022-09-24 2:13:42 PM  
Campers all used to be so friendly and nice. This sucks
 
2022-09-24 2:21:53 PM  
This is why I only camp at sites where you have to hike in. It eliminates all the riff-raff who just want to sleep in their car and get drunk.
 
2022-09-24 2:25:39 PM  
Two words: backcountry permit.
 
2022-09-24 2:26:12 PM  
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What I picture camping in Oregon is like.
 
2022-09-24 2:28:00 PM  
Those people don't sound like they're happy campers.
 
2022-09-24 2:28:26 PM  

buster_v: Campers all used to be so friendly and nice. This sucks


Friendly, nice, and glad they weren't the ones that died of dysentery.
 
2022-09-24 2:30:51 PM  
The PNW in general sucks. I wouldn't recommend coming here. I hear the deserts nice this time of the century.
 
2022-09-24 2:33:21 PM  
Do editors just not exist anymore.

"Carroll said that people resorted to taking down tags for already-reserved campsites and replacing them with their own. It's an action equivalent to snatching a reservation card off a campsite and claiming it for your own."

Wtf, doing a thing is akin to doing that very same thing.

Somewhere else I think they used II, tye roman numeral in place of to.

Idiocracy is now.
 
2022-09-24 2:34:54 PM  

little big man: Two words: backcountry permit.


That's what I liked about the John Muir trail. Permit required, and most of the trouble makers lost interest after a couple of miles and the 10000 foot elevation mark.
 
2022-09-24 2:35:17 PM  
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Is that what that means? Phew, for a second there I thought it meant something else entirely
 
2022-09-24 2:36:12 PM  
FTA
'We are relying on the public to be honorable'

Not usually a good plan. Obviously.
 
2022-09-24 2:36:22 PM  

Karma Chameleon: The PNW in general sucks. I wouldn't recommend coming here. I hear the deserts nice this time of the century.


As someone looking to move from Vegas to Seattle, I agree with you.
 
2022-09-24 2:37:53 PM  
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2022-09-24 2:41:23 PM  

Sleeper_agent: This is why I only camp at sites where you have to hike in. It eliminates all the riff-raff who just want to sleep in their car and get drunk.


Even that's getting difficult.

They just pack in liquor instead of beer.
 
2022-09-24 2:43:32 PM  

FirstDennis: FTA
'We are relying on the public to be honorable'

Not usually a good plan. Obviously.


Maybe ivermectin is the solution
 
2022-09-24 2:45:15 PM  

meat0918: Sleeper_agent: This is why I only camp at sites where you have to hike in. It eliminates all the riff-raff who just want to sleep in their car and get drunk.

Even that's getting difficult.

They just pack in liquor instead of beer.


That's ridiculous. Camping is for shrooms.
 
2022-09-24 2:48:04 PM  
Skip the parks and camp in state and national forests. They usually set aside "dispersed camping areas," with bare amenities, like a pit toilet. Bring in your own water and you'll need solar for elec.

Much quieter, too.
 
2022-09-24 2:50:24 PM  
I don't think anybody is moving to Oregon to go camping. I'm sure there is great camping there, but that's not why people move there.
 
2022-09-24 2:52:47 PM  
I hate spawn campers.
 
2022-09-24 3:00:43 PM  
No, these people just suck at camping.
 
2022-09-24 3:01:12 PM  

smilingcorpse: I don't think anybody is moving to Oregon to go camping. I'm sure there is great camping there, but that's not why people move there.


Headline is super dumb... I don't get how the two sentences are even related.  I gotta funny feeling a huge number of campers in Oregon aren't even from Oregon, for one thing.
 
2022-09-24 3:07:04 PM  

little big man: Two words: backcountry permit.


Yep.

And in many states, there are "backcountry" trails where you don't need a permit and can camp anywhere.
 
2022-09-24 3:19:02 PM  
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2022-09-24 3:26:03 PM  

buster_v: Campers all used to be so friendly and nice. This sucks


I've camped all over the state below Oregon and campgrounds vary greatly. Some lakes are party lakes, some places make it all about family camping. I've camped at both with and without my kids. If you're new to camping, do your research before picking a spot. Often you can get enough info online to determine whether it's a party spot or not.
 
2022-09-24 3:26:15 PM  

edmo: Try KOA and other private sites. They don't put up with shiat and the losers don't camp there anyway


Ugh. Yellowstone and Yosemite get like this. 600 spot grounds and somebody gotta battle. I like Howard Prairie, Wallowa and Diamond Lake in OR personally.
 
2022-09-24 3:27:34 PM  

EBN-OZN: Skip the parks and camp in state and national forests. They usually set aside "dispersed camping areas," with bare amenities, like a pit toilet. Bring in your own water and you'll need solar for elec.

Much quieter, too.


Chippewa National Forest 2 weeks ago, leaving a boat in campsite. Pit toilet. Picnic table and fire ring/grill. Nearest campsite....a mile away on the other side of the lake. Yes, we camp very comfortably.
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2022-09-24 3:36:51 PM  

middleoftheday: smilingcorpse: I don't think anybody is moving to Oregon to go camping. I'm sure there is great camping there, but that's not why people move there.

Headline is super dumb... I don't get how the two sentences are even related.  I gotta funny feeling a huge number of campers in Oregon aren't even from Oregon, for one thing.


No it is not. It is a hub for outdoorsy types from any other state.
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2022-09-24 3:38:17 PM  

Madman drummers bummers: Those people don't sound like they're happy campers.


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2022-09-24 3:46:36 PM  
So it's predominantly meth heads and republicans?
 
2022-09-24 3:49:19 PM  
Who'd want to move there? Too many Nazis.
 
2022-09-24 3:50:59 PM  

Madman drummers bummers: I hate spawn campers.


Meant as a reply to

"Camping is for shrooms."
 
2022-09-24 3:54:05 PM  

Karma Chameleon: The PNW in general sucks. I wouldn't recommend coming here. I hear the deserts nice this time of the century.


Bend sucks, don't move here
 
2022-09-24 4:21:06 PM  
Or, and here's a thought, make more campgrounds. You haven't made any since 1972. Or: let people dispersed camp more places. Shocking.
 
2022-09-24 4:21:55 PM  

soupafi: Oregon sounds like a shiatty place to go to anyways. Can't pump gas, arguments over campsites.


Yeah, we know who you are.  You're the ones that reek of gasoline and get all fighty when you're stuck in your car, cursing out the poor SOB sticking his nozzle in your hole.  "So what is there in Awr uh gone?  We're heer from, uh, er, Nih vaw duh, yes, that's where..We're on a road trip to Warshingtin."
 
2022-09-24 4:24:22 PM  
Just camp in Portland.  That seems to be acceptable.

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2022-09-24 4:36:43 PM  

Sleeper_agent: This is why I only camp at sites where you have to hike in. It eliminates all the riff-raff who just want to sleep in their car and get drunk.


You're right. Really wish I were physically able enough to do that. Stupid back defects.
 
2022-09-24 4:44:06 PM  

buster_v: Campers all used to be so friendly and nice. This sucks


In the 40+ years I've been camping in the US, it became more and more imperative, as time passed, to avoid campgrounds that either catered to RVs or boat enthusiasts.

Tent camping facilities only.  Not only are the people nicer, but you don't have to listen to generators and engines running 24/7.

And seriously, boating enthusiasts are the fkkg worst.  The few who aren't hee-haw rednecks are frat boys with no fkkg respect for anyone, and no priorities other than to get drunk and screw.

And RVs pack the ground so hard you can't even get a tent peg in.

/don't camp near large group sites either
 
2022-09-24 4:47:26 PM  
Our astronomy sites in Oregon are getting weird, too--got approached a few weeks ago by a couple of guys I think were poaching. Last night I passed a spot in the forest where someone dumped what was at least a full truckload of trash just off the side of the road.

Assholes.
 
2022-09-24 4:52:07 PM  

soupafi: Oregon sounds like a shiatty place to go to anyways. Can't pump gas, arguments over campsites.


People who complain about this always come off like rednecks who are terrified of women or POC witnessing them not knowing how to operate a gas pump to me.
 
2022-09-24 6:04:37 PM  
This looks cool AF. Not many neighbors.
Hidden campsite in Northern Wisconsin
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2022-09-24 6:20:41 PM  

Moniker o' Shame: Just camp in Portland.  That seems to be acceptable.

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was just there and confirm. Memphis is better. i have never in 20 years come as close to killing someone as i did in Portland in 3 days
 
2022-09-24 6:46:59 PM  
Perhaps it's been said, but just somehow I knew Eugene would be the closest large town.
 
2022-09-24 6:48:07 PM  
It was kind of scary redneck in the seventies just saying.

I can't imagine what it's like now scary as s***
 
2022-09-24 7:27:08 PM  

Karma Chameleon: The PNW in general sucks. I wouldn't recommend coming here. I hear the deserts nice this time of the century.


Oregon specially sucks.
/Try Florida
//Also. Ron DeSantits sucks.
 
2022-09-24 7:30:38 PM  

Claude Ballse: Karma Chameleon: The PNW in general sucks. I wouldn't recommend coming here. I hear the deserts nice this time of the century.

As someone looking to move from Vegas to Seattle, I agree with you.


I moved from Vegas to just outside Seattle last year. No regrets.
 
2022-09-24 7:39:14 PM  
People in general ruin everything. My favorite camping experience so far was Great Basin National Park. Night skies like you've never seen and the scenery overall is beautiful. And the best part: it's uncrowded. Imagine taking a hike and not seeing another person on the trail. Heaven.

I've only been camping once since moving to WA and everyone was relaxed and friendly but it wasn't a popular destination or anything special so maybe that's why. Mostly dog owners avoiding July 4th fireworks, like I was.
 
2022-09-24 9:01:21 PM  
There's room for everyone.  Oh wait

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