The beauty of the Pacific Northwest is nearly indescribable and is even better appreciated up close. Oregon is host to 256 state parks, 4 of which offer a more rustic means of staying and enjoying the sights in cabins with your family. While some parks offer cabins or yurts that state they accommodate up to 8, however, there are only mattresses for 5 people to be accommodated comfortably. We did not include those parks here. We were disappointed that the 27 options the Oregon State Park search gave us, only 4 parks truly sleep big families.
Lake Owyhee State Park is a remote oasis catering to camping and boating on the shore of a scenic desert canyon reservoir. Owyhee Reservoir is a 53-mile-long lake, filling a narrow, deep canyon brimming with colorful volcanic rock formations. The cabins at Indian Creek Campground at Lake Owyhee State Park are reservable March 1 through November 14th.
Two cabins will sleep six with two double beds and a set of single bunk beds. Bring your own bedding, towels, toiletries, dishes, cooking, and eating utensils. Cabins have electric outlets, lighting, heat, and air conditioning.
Often called the “crown jewel” of the Oregon State Parks System, Silver Falls is a park not to be missed. Located in the foothills of Oregon’s Cascade Mountain and less than an hour away from the state capital of Salem, Silver Falls reigns as Oregon’s largest state park and one of its most popular. The Trail of Ten Falls offers a 7.2-mile loop of breathtaking falls and plenty of side trails to make one’s own adventures.
Cabins are available within Silver Falls for reservation. Seven will sleep 6 with a futon, a double bed, and a set of bunk beds; bring your own bedding. Look for CAB02, CAB03, CAB07, CAB08, CAB09, CAB10, and CAB23. The cabin loop has a shower/restroom building. Campers staying in the cabins use their cabin key to access the building.