The Pacific Ocean makes a grand entrance in Oregon, washing dramatically onto rugged cliffs, rocky islands, high dunes and broad sand beaches. It’s not uncommon to see whiskered seals lolling in the surf or the spray of spouting whales along the Oregon coast. Camping sites are sprinkled along the 365-mile-long coast, a favorite for an affordable family vacation. Most Oregon campgrounds remain open in winter, when rental cabins or RVs offer the perfect perch for watching the big seas of winter storms. Inland, tour fir forests laced with waterfalls. In the eastern half of the state, forests segue into high desert cowboy country.