Sutton Campground, Oregon

Above photo: View out of our front window after getting settled into our site. Nice.

This is perhaps our final trip in our coach. The first stop is just north of Florence, OR in a dense coastal forest campground.

Sutton - Forest Service Campground, near Florence: Site #B29 (79 RV sites total) - This site has: electric hookup • water nearby. Campground Notes: flush toilets • no dump station available • creek access • trails from campground • trails nearby • 44’ elevation. October 21st- 25th. Miles traveled: 199 miles (tap on mileage to see route & elevation change).

• Spacious sites.
• One loop is non-reservable.
• No dump station..
• No access to the ocean.

Overall Experience: Smile

While we were walking the Alder Dune trail from the campground, we found our first Hydnellum peckii mushroom, commonly know as Strawberries & Cream or Red-juice Tooth. Later on our trip, we learned that Rob't received 2nd place for the photo he took of this mushroom at the Lane County Mushroom Show Mycoblitz 2020. There were 2,199 mushroom photos of 404 species entered.

The 2nd place prize was a hand-crafted set of 4 mushroom magnets created by Sandy’s Shrooms.

The Sutton Campground is a popular camping spot in the Siuslaw National Forest, just north of Florence, Oregon. It has 80 campsites surrounded by tall trees and lush vegetation.

Scenic Location

This campground is set amidst a scenic coastal landscape, surrounded by towering pine, Douglas-fir, spruce, wax myrtle, and huckleberry vegetation.


The campground offers a variety of amenities to make your stay comfortable:

  • Some campsites feature electric hookups
  • All sites provide picnic tables and fire pits
  • Vault toilets and drinking water are also available on-site

Proximity to Sutton Beach and Sutton Lake

One of the main attractions of Sutton Campground is its proximity to the nearby Sutton Beach and Sutton Lake:

  • The campground is located just 1.5 miles from the beach
  • It's also only 2 miles from the lake

This makes it easy for visitors to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as swimming, boating, fishing, or simply relaxing by the water.

Hiking Opportunities

Hiking is particularly popular in the area, with several trails offering scenic views of the coast and surrounding forest. Some trails you can explore include:

  • Sutton Creek Trail
  • Waxmyrtle Trail
  • Huckleberry Loop Trail

Other Recreational Activities

In addition to hiking and water activities, the Sutton area provides ample opportunities for other recreational pursuits:

  • Fishing: The nearby Sutton Lake is stocked with trout by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
  • Exploring: Visitors can also explore the Sutton Recreation Area, which offers additional hiking trails, picnic areas, and beach access.

Reservation and Availability

The Sutton Campground is open year-round. Campsites can be reserved through the website, and the campground typically fills up quickly during the peak summer season.

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