Campgrounds in Oregon will be full for the Fourth of July weekend according to the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department.
The department also warns that if there are first-come, first-serve sites available mid-week, they will fill up fast, according to KGW8. On the coast, campers will need reservations beforehand. There will be limited facilities and camping loops open with fewer volunteers and staff available to maintain them.
Campgrounds aren’t the only busy places.
Steve Miller, head of operations for Xscape Pod (a camping supply store) told KGW, “Fourth of July is always a busy time of the year for us. Probably our busiest time of year”. The company supplies everything you’d need for a night out in the woods.
Many camping supply stores like Xscape Pod are running short on supplies.”I think it’s just, they want to get out and do something and get beyond their back yard” said Miller.
Xscape Pod says they clean the materials after each use, washing sleeping bags and wiping down materials with disinfectant.
Social distancing is still recommended while camping, despite the relaxed atmosphere.