Oregon's modern camping tepees mimic one of the traditional shelters used by a number of North American indigenous peoples, especially on the Great Plains, Rocky Mountains and Columbia Plateau.
Several Oregon Indian tribes, such as those of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and the Warm Springs Reservation, offer tepees for rent.
You also can find privately operated tepees elsewhere, such as at the Rimrock Inn on the lip of Joseph Canyon in far northeastern Oregon, a scenic landscape rich in Nez Perce history.
State Park Overview
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, which manages hundreds of units across the state, rents tepees at two of its campgrounds in eastern Oregon, Clyde Holliday near the Strawberry Mountains and Lake Owyhee near the Idaho border.
State Parks Teepee Info
The parks' tepees, available from spring to fall, range from 18 to 26 feet in diameter, sleep between five and 12 people and include outdoor fire pits and picnic tables. Visitors bring their own bedding, food and basic camping amenities.