We are going to spend the end ofAugust and all of September camping in Oregon. We'll go down the coast , across to Crater Lake, and up 97. We were able to make reservations at many of the OR state parks we wish to visit.
The reservation confirmation slips that I printed out all indicate that check-in time is 4 PM. We much prefer to arrive in early afternoon if possible. Is the 4 PM time enforced? Do you pay a penalty if you occupy a site earlier? Your experience with this issue would be appreciated. Check-out time is 1 PM and this is of no concern to us. We have not camped in Oregon in the past except for a couple of times.
Parks we will visit include: Fort Stevens, Nehalem Bay, Jessie M Honeyman, William M Tugman, Cape Blanco (first come, first served park), Lapine, and Cove Palisades (Crooked River Campground.)