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25 Incredible Oregon Coast Campgrounds To Book ASAP

Post Summary: Best Oregon Coast Campgrounds & how to book them

Among all of our adventures around the Pacific Northwest, road-tripping, hiking, and camping on the Oregon Coast have got to be some of our favorite activities.

Berty and I visit Oregon coast practically every month of the year. We’ve seen it all! (Well, almost!)

With stunning beaches, places to hike, and adventurous tons of things to do, the Oregon Coast is the perfect place for a weekend getaway or longer trip. Heck, we’re always trying to figure out ways to stay on the coast even just a few days longer.

Keep reading to hear all about the best camping on the Oregon Coast, where to find them, and what makes them unique!

Northern Oregon Coast Campgrounds

Emily Mandagie standing at Battery Russel in Fort Stevens State Park

1. Fort Stevens State Park

  • Nearest town: Warrenton and Astoria, Oregon
  • Types of campsites: 302 tent sites, 174 RV sites (36 pull-through), 11 deluxe cabins, 15 yurts (7 pet-friendly), ADA accessible sites
  • Nightly prices: $22 for tent sites, $32 for RV sites, $98 for cabins, $54 for yurts
  • Unique features: Close to beach, shipwrecks and historical sites, includes 2 picnic shelters
  • Reservations: Yes, up to 6 months in advance

Being one of the largest campgrounds on the Oregon Coast, Fort Stevens State Park is abundant in amenities and a wide variety of camping sites.

Fort Stevens State Park is home to Battery Russel (one of the most haunted places in Oregon!) and near the Peter Iredale shipwreck, among other epic photography spots in Oregon.

If you’re a history buff you will love exploring the area!

Emily Mandagie pointing to sea stacks on the Oregon Coast

2. Tillamook Head Backpacking Camp

  • Nearest town: Seaside and Cannon Beach, Oregon
  • Types of campsites: 3 small cabins
  • Nightly prices: Free
  • Unique features: Primitive camping, rustic accommodations, hiking
  • Reservations: First-come-first-served

Located near Indian beach in Ecola State Park, Tillamook Head Backpackers Camp is a unique spot for adventure lovers and one of the very few free campsites on the Oregon Coast!

If you’ve ever been curious about hiking the 362-mile Oregon Coast Trail, this will give you a little taste of what it’s like.

To reach Tillamook Head Backpacking Camp, hike 4.5 miles into camp from the Indian Beach parking turnaround or Tillamook Head Trailhead.

3. Wright’s for Camping on the Oregon Coast

  • Nearest town: Cannon Beach, Oregon
  • Types of campsites: 22 tent sites, 8 RV sites
  • Nightly prices: $50 for 2 people, $53 for 3 people, $56 for 4 people, $59 for 5 people, $62 for 6 people (May, June, and after Labor Day); $53 for 2 people, $56 for 3 people, $59 for 4 people, $62 for 5 people, $65 for 6 people (July through Labor Day); ADA accessible
  • Unique features: Abundant in wildlife (elk), close to Cannon Beach
  • Reservations: Yes, $20 non-refundable reservation deposit required

Cannon Beach is one of the most popular beaches on the Oregon Coast. Why not camp right next to it?

In operation since 1959, Wright’s For Camping is a family-owned business that lovingly cares for its 22 campsites.

Here, you can expect hot showers, bathrooms, and running water.

There is a laundry on-site (separately paid) and firewood for sale, for creating those creative s’more combinations while having a beach bonfire on Cannon Beach.

This is a perfect camping spot on the Oregon Coast for families with children.

4. Nehalem Bay State Park

  • Nearest town: Manzanita, Oregon
  • Types of campsites: 265 tent sites or RV sites, 17 horse camp sites, 18 yurts (9 pet-friendly), 3 ADA accessible sites
  • Nightly prices: $35 for tent sites/RV sites, $23 for horse camp sites, $52 for yurts
  • Unique features: Airport with fly-in campsites, playgrounds, close to beach, horse camps
  • Reservations: Yes, up to 6 months in advance

Located near a four-mile sand spit, Nehalem Bay State Park is a great place to camp near the beach that features nearby sand dunes, a forested 1.8-mile bike path, crabbing, fishing, clamming, and wildlife watching.

What makes Nehalem Bay State Park unique is that you can go horseback riding with Oregon Beach Rides on the beach or go on an ocean kayak tour with Kayak Tillamook!

Nearby, Manzanita, Oregon is a cute town with coffee, restaurants and a grocery store!

Emily Mandagie camping in a yurt

5. Cape Lookout State Park Campground

  • Nearest town: Tillamook and Pacific City, Oregon
  • Types of campsites: 170 tent sites, 28 RV sites, 6 cabins (3 pet-friendly), 13 yurts (6 pet-friendly), 5 ADA accessible sites
  • Nightly prices: $23 for tent sites, $37 for RV sites, $106 for cabins, $52 for yurts
  • Unique features: Hiking, EV charging stations at day-use parking area
  • Reservations: Yes, up to 6 months in advance

If you’ve got a big family or group going camping, Cape Lookout State Park is one of the best campgrounds on the Oregon Coast for big groups because of the wide variety of lodging options, including yurts and cabins!

There are over 200 campsites at Cape Lookout State Park, some pet-friendly yurts, and deluxe cabins.

During your stay, be sure to check out Cape Meares, Three Capes Scenic Drive, Cape Kiwanda, Cape Lookout Trail, and Munson Creek Falls State Natural Site (the highest waterfall on the Oregon Coast at 319 feet!).


Central Oregon Coast Campgrounds

Beverly Beach Campground

6. Beverly Beach State Park

  • Nearest town: Newport, Oregon
  • Types of campsites: 128 tent sites, 53 RV sites, 21 yurts, 9 ADA accessible sites
  • Nightly prices: $23 for tent sites, $38 for RV sites, $52 for yurts
  • Unique features: Near Yaquina Head and Otter Rock, Oregon Coast Aquarium, shopping
  • Reservations: Yes, up to 6 months in advance

Tucked away under tall evergreen trees, Beverly Beach State Park is a great spot for a vacation with family and friends.

With tons of tide pooling, whale watching, and exploring around the area, Beverly Beach State Park is a perfect place to stay for all ages.

Beverly Beach State Park is one of the best places for tent camping on the Oregon Coast, because of the large number of sites (therefore more availability!) and easy location to get in and out of tents.

Hike to God’s Thumb Trail from Devil’s Lake!

7. Devil’s Lake State Recreation Area

  • Nearest town: Lincoln City, Oregon
  • Types of campsites: 54 tent sites, 28 RV sites, 10 yurts (5 pet-friendly), 12 reservable boat moorage slips, 1 ADA accessible tent
  • Nightly prices: $21 for tent sites, $34 for RV sites, $52 for yurts, $10 for boat moorage spot
  • Unique features: Great fishing, boating, wildlife watching
  • Reservations: Yes, up to 6 months in advance

Great for boaters and kayakers, the Devil’s Lake State Recreation Area is perfect for water sport enthusiasts and people who like to fish.

Also, Lincoln City is just five minutes away, making this a really convenient Oregon Coast campground for families in the area!

If you’re up for hiking, trek to God’s Thumb in Lincoln City for a mystical Oregon Coast adventure!

Devil’s Punchbowl

8. South Beach State Park

  • Nearest town: Newport and Oysterville, Oregon
  • Types of campsites: 60 tent sites, 227 RV sites, 27 yurts, 3 group tent camps, 29 ADA accessible sites
  • Nightly prices: $22 for tent sites, $32 for RV sites, $53 for yurts
  • Unique features: Group camping sites, disk golfing, close to beach
  • Reservations: Yes, up to six months in advance

South Beach State Park is a great central location for lots of fun days trips on the Oregon Coast.

Near South Beach State Park, you can visit Devil’s Punchbowl, Cape Perpetua, go on coastal hikes, visit Oregon waterfalls, bike the paved jetty trail on the beach, go disk golfing at the campground, or try any of our favorite things to do on the Oregon Coast!

Cape Perpetua State Scenic Viewpoint

9. Rock Creek Campground

  • Nearest town: Florence, Oregon
  • Types of campsites: 13 sites (non-electric)
  • Nightly prices: $28 per night
  • Unique features: Primitive camping, nestled in a grove of firs and spruce, by Rock Creek, ocean views, whale watching
  • Reservations: Yes

Located in the Siuslaw National Forest, Rock Creek Campground is a smaller campground with big opportunities for outdoor fun!

Birding, whale watching, going to the nearby Cape Perpetua Visitors Center, and fishing are particularly popular activities when staying at Rock Creek Campground.

While Rock Creek Campground is a little more primitive than other Oregon state park campgrounds (i.e. vault toilet, pack out what you pack in), the area has phenomenal views and gives you an incredible close-to-nature experience that’s good for all ages.

10. Cape Perpetua Campground

  • Nearest town: Yachats, Oregon
  • Types of campsites: 38 tent sites, 26 RV sites
  • Nightly prices: $36 for tent sites, $44 for RV sites
  • Unique features: Ancient sitka spruce, Douglas fir, and alder trees, tide pools, 23-mile trail system around campground
  • Reservations: Yes

Cape Perpetua is one of the coolest places to visit on the Oregon Coast, because of its great hiking trails along the coastline, Thor’s Well sea cave, and tide pooling!

Tucked away along Cape Creek, Cape Perpetua Campground is the perfect base camp for all your favorite Oregon Coast adventures.

John Dellenback Dune Trail - Hiking The Oregon Coast
John Dellenback Dunes Trail

11. Eel Creek Campground

  • Nearest town: Lakeside and Reedsport, Oregon
  • Types of campsites: 53 tent sites
  • Nightly prices: $22 per night
  • Unique features: Hiking, sand dunes, secluded and private
  • Reservations: Yes

Next to the iconic John Dellenback Dunes Trail, Eel Creek Campground is a place for all kinds of outdoor adventurers.

To reach some spots at the Eel Creek Campground, visitors must hike up sand dunes, but other spots can be reached by car.

On the edge of Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, there are tons of opportunities for outdoor fun, including riding a dune buggy, going sand surfing, and photographing the unique geological area!

12. Beachside State Recreation Site

  • Nearest town: Waldport, Oregon
  • Types of campsites: 42 tent sites, 32 RV sites, 2 yurts, 2 ADA accessible sites
  • Nightly prices: $23 for tent sites, $35 for RV sites, $47 for yurts
  • Unique features: Close to beach, storm watching, kite flying, beach combing
  • Reservations: Yes, up to 6 months in advance

Beachside State Recreation Site is a great Oregon Coast campground, if you like being central to tons of different things to do in northern and southern Oregon or are on a longer Oregon Coast road trip.

Weather permitting, Beachside State Recreation Site is usually open between March 15 and November 15th.

The best thing about Beachside State Recreation Site is that it’s just seconds away from the beach!

13. Tillicum Beach Campground

  • Nearest town: Yachats, Oregon
  • Types of campsites: 60 tent, auto, and trailer sites, 8 RV pull through RV sites
  • Nightly prices: $28 no hookup, $32 with hookup
  • Unique features: Beachfront views, picnicking, whale watching, Cape Perpetua
  • Reservations: Yes, and do so early!

If you love camping right on the beach, Tillicum Beach Campground is the place for you!

There are only 36 car and tent campsites sites, which get snatched up super fast, so act fast before they fill up this season!

Moreover, this is an extremely popular site during whale watching season (December—February), so if you feel like camping on the Oregon Coast in the winter, do it here!

Heceta Head Lighthouse near Cape Perpetua, Oregon
Heceta Head Lighthouse

14. Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park

  • Nearest town: Florence, Oregon
  • Types of campsites: 7 tent sites (walk-in and reservable), 41 RV sites, 2 yurts (1 pet-friendly), 1 ADA accessible site
  • Nightly prices: $21 for tent sites, $33 for RV sites, $46 for yurts
  • Unique features: Hiking, agates, spacious
  • Reservations: Yes, up to 6 months in advance; tents are walk-in and reservable

On the east side of Highway 101, Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park is a first-come, first-served campground, except for the yurts, which are reservable.

At the Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park, there’s a walking trail that goes under the highway for access to the beach, where you can go beachcombing, fly kites, hike part of the Oregon Coast Trail, and visit the Heceta Head Lighthouse.

With kid friendly activities all around the area, camping at the Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park is perfect for the entire family!

15. Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park Campground

  • Nearest town: Florence, Oregon
  • Types of campsites: 187 tent sites, 153 RV sites, 10 yurts (5 pet-friendly), 6 ADA accessible sites, 6 group camping sites
  • Nightly prices: $23 for tent sites, $36 for RV sites, $51 for yurts
  • Unique features: Family-friendly, sand dunes and dune buggies, close to beach, berry picking
  • Reservations: Yes, up to 6 months in advance

The Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park Campground is one of the best Oregon Coast campgrounds for families who want to explore the dunes of Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.

Fun fact, the original name for Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park Campground was Camp Woahink and it often goes by “Honeyman” State Park!

Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park Campground is a very large campground, but extremely popular, so be sure to book your site 6 months in advance!


Southern Oregon Coast Campgrounds

16. Umpqua Lighthouse State Park Campground

  • Nearest town: Reedsport, Oregon
  • Types of campsites: 23 tent sites, 12 RV sites, 2 cabins, 2 yurts, 6 deluxe yurts
  • Nightly prices: $21 for tent sites, $33 for RV sites, $43 for cabins, $43 for yurts, $82 for deluxe yurts
  • Unique features: Sand dunes, access to Lake Marie, hiking, family-friendly
  • Reservations: Yes, up to 6 months in advance

Umpqua Lighthouse State Park Campground is a smaller site, but one of the best reviewed campgrounds on the Oregon Coast!

During your stay at this campground, be sure to visit the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, famous Salmon Harbor Marina, and Umpqua River Lighthouse.

The sites at Umpqua Lighthouse State Park Campground go FAST, so if you know your camping dates in advance, it’s best to book this site ASAP!

FYI, some of these yurts on the Oregon Coast are “deluxe,” meaning they have refrigerators, sink, microwave, and bathroom and showers.

17. Cape Arago State Park

  • Nearest town: Coos Bay, Oregon
  • Types of campsites: 25 people max
  • Nightly prices: $81.00 per night, $567.00 per week
  • Unique features: Super close to the beach, near Coos Bay, family-friendly, group camping
  • Reservations: Yes, through Sunset Bay State Park

Run by Sunset Bay State Park, Cape Arago State Park is for group camping only and family-friendly!

While staying at Cape Arago State Park, get out and explore the nearby beaches via the South Cove Trail (easy, 0.3 miles), go tide pooling, try beachcombing for agates or other treasures, and see for yourself off-shore colonies of seals and sea lions on Shell Island–a designated National Wildlife Refuge!

Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint

18. Bullards Beach State Park

  • Nearest town: Bandon, Oregon
  • Types of campsites: 164 RV sites, 13 yurts (6 pet-friendly), 8 horse sites, 9 ADA accessible sites
  • Nightly prices: $28 for RV sites, $58 for yurts, $19 for horse sites
  • Unique features: Close to beach and Coquille River, horse-riding, paved beach paths for hiking and biking, crabbing, fishing, family-friendly
  • Reservations: Yes, up to 6 months in advance

If you like quick access to quiet Oregon beaches, Bullards Beach State Park Campground is just the thing for you!

With a ¾-mile trail to the beach, Bullards Beach State Park is extremely family-friendly and a hub for outdoor activities at the Coquille River, in Bandon, Oregon, and at the Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge.

Bullards Beach State Park is near Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint and Coquille River Lighthouse–two jaw-dropping stops on your Oregon Coast road trip!

19. Sunset Bay State Park

  • Nearest town: Coos Bay, Oregon
  • Types of campsites: 65 tent sites, 31 RV sites, 8 yurts (4 pet-friendly), 2 ADA accessible sites
  • Nightly prices: $21 for tent sites, $31 for RV sites, $48 for yurts
  • Unique features: Beach access, day-use and picnic facilities, hiking with views of Gregory Point and Cape Arago Lighthouse
  • Reservations: Yes, up to 6 months in advance

Sunset Bay State Park near Coos Bay, Oregon is located in one of the most scenic areas on the Oregon Coast.

With easy access to fun things to do on the Oregon Coast, such as public beach access near protected waters, a nearby public golf course, and opportunities for crabbing, clamming, and fishing, Sunset Bay State Park is the place to be!

Sunset Bay State Park also has two group tent camps that are open May 15th-September 30th each year: Norton Gulch and Cape Arago group camp.

Don’t pass up these Oregon Coast campgrounds–especially when planning a trip with a large group!

20. Cape Blanco State Park

  • Nearest town: Port Orford, Oregon
  • Types of campsites: 52 RV sites, 4 cabins (2 pet-friendly), horse camping, group camping (50 people max, 24 vehicles max), 7 ADA accessible sites
  • Nightly prices: $26 for RV sites, $51 for cabins, $18 for horse sites
  • Unique features: Hiking, quiet, horseback riding, sheltered campsites, fishing on the Sixes River, Cape Blanco Lighthouse and Historic Hughes House
  • Reservations: Yes, up to 6 months in advance

With 8 miles of nearby hiking trails and secluded beaches, the remote Cape Blanco State Park is a great place to stay for those who enjoy quieter stays.

The only trade-off when staying at Cape Blanco State Park, however, is that it is a pretty consistently windy site.

It’s a good reminder to always be prepared for the coastal weather when packing for the Oregon Coast and bring the right gear to make your stay successful!

Emily Mandagie at Floras Lake
Floras Lake State Natural Area

21. Floras Lake

  • Nearest town: Port Orford, Oregon
  • Types of campsites: Tents
  • Nightly prices: Free
  • Unique features: Primitive, rugged terrain
  • Reservations: None

If you’re into hike-in camping, Floras Lake at Floras Lake State Park is just your place!

Camping at Floras Lake is primitive, with no bathrooms, running water or showers, or trash. Sites are free and unmarked, but require a 1.5-mile hike. It is prohibited to clear your own campsite, you’ll have to find one that’s already been used.

Honestly, we listed this campsite as an option, but it’s not a great one for most people. RVs cannot park overnight and little oversight might make it an unsafe option. Only camp here if you need a quick overnight option, and do not plan to use this site for a multiple-day use. It’s pretty remote!

Want to stay close but need more amenities? See below for an alternative.

22. Boice-Cope Park Campground

  • Nearest town: Langlois, Oregon
  • Types of campsites: 12 tent sites, 22 RV sites, 7 campervan sites (no hookup)
  • Nightly prices: $9.22 for tent sites, $18.43 for RV sites, $9.22 for campervan sites
  • Unique features:
  • Reservations: Yes, up to 9 months in advance; by phone at (541) 373-1555 or online with a non-refundable $10 reservation fee

Boice-Cope Park Campground is the place to camp if Floras Lake is on your radar, but you’re too nervous to go for the primitive camping in the area.

Here, you can try windsurfing or paddleboarding, hike the Floras Lake Loop Trail (easy, 3.7 miles), and explore the greater Floras Lake State Park!

Any site at Boice-Cope Park Campground can be taken on a first-come, first-served basis, if not first reserved online, so act fast before they go!

23. Humbug Mountain State Park

  • Nearest town: Port Orford, Oregon
  • Types of campsites: 56 tent sites, 39 RV sites, 2 ADA accessible sites
  • Nightly prices: $18 for tent sites, $26 for RV sites
  • Unique features: Gazebo, day-use area, picnic shelter, calming spaces, hiking
  • Reservations: Yes, up to 6 months in advance

Being protected by Humbug Mountain, the calmer weather conditions at Humbug Mountain State Park Campground make this site the perfect place for a weekend getaway or stop along your Oregon Coast road trip.

One of the best perks of the campground is that the area surrounding Humbug Mountain State Park has some of the warmest weather on the Oregon Coast!

The only downside of Humbug Mountain State Park is some road noise from Highway 101.

Samuel H Boarman Camping - Harris Beach State Park

24. Harris Beach State Park

  • Nearest town: Brookings, Oregon
  • Types of campsites: 59 tent sites, 90 RV sites, 6 yurts (3 pet-friendly), group camping, 1 ADA accessible site
  • Nightly prices: $20 for tent sites, $32 for RV sites, $51 for yurts
  • Unique features: Close to beaches, wildlife, unique hikes, sea stacks
  • Reservations: Yes, up to 6 months in advance

One of the best camping on the Oregon Coast is at Harris Beach State Park because it is very, very close to Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, which has tons of stunning beaches, hiking opportunities, and unique views.

From many viewpoints, sandy beaches, and tide pools surrounding Harris Beach State Park,  you can see rare birds, gray whales during winter in Oregon, and other wildlife on Bird Island (the largest island off the coast).

Harris Beach State Park is also one of the best campgrounds on the Oregon Coast for tons of day trips!

25. Alfred A. Loeb State Park

  • Nearest town: Brookings, Oregon
  • Types of campsites: 48 RV sites, 3 rustic log cabins (1 pet-friendly), 2 ADA accessible sites
  • Nightly prices: $26 for RV sites, $46 for cabins
  • Unique features: Group picnicking, hiking, redwoods, close to California
  • Reservations: Yes, up to 6 months in advance

Located on the edge of the Chetco River near Brookings, Oregon, Alfred A. Loeb State Park (known as “Loeb” by locals) is a quaint campground that is found 8 miles off the coast of Oregon and in a grove of ancient Myrtlewood trees.

During your stay here, you must try the easy 1.1-mile loop trail to see the “northernmost redwood grove” in the United States!

Electrical sites are first-come, first-served during the off-season (October 1st through May 15th) and reservable during the summer/early fall, but reservations are required for cabins year-round.

Map of the Best Oregon Coast Camping Spots

Tips for Camping On The Oregon Coast

When camping on the Oregon Coast, it’s important to be prepared for all situations and use safe camping practices to ensure your stay is the best it can be!

For one, practice Leave No Trace principles and keep the spaces you visit like you found them (or better!).

Also, be sure to prepare for rainy and wet conditions, as the Oregon Coast can have ocean storms and unpredictable weather!

If you need some extra help, check out our complete Oregon Coast packing list for everything you’ll need on your next getaway to the Pacific Northwest coast.

Oregon Coast Camping Gear

Here’s a list of essential camping gear you’ll need on your next camping trip to the Oregon Coast:

  • Camping stove
  • Jet boil (for quick hot water)
  • Tent with rainfly
  • Camping chair
  • Hammock
  • Beach toys
  • Picnic blanket
  • Sunscreen
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Oregon Coast Camping FAQs

Oregon Coast Camping Reservations (How to Book Sites)

Campgrounds on the Oregon Coast are quite popular, especially during the summer season.

If you already know you will be planning an Oregon Coast road trip, it’s important to book your campsites early!

What kind of accommodations can you expect when camping on the Oregon Coast?

No matter how you like to recreate, there are campsites on the Oregon coast for you!

The most popular and common campsites are tent sites and RV hookup sites.

However, you will also find a surprisingly large amount of yurts, cabins, horse camps, and even hike-in and bike-in camping spots to reserve too.

How do I reserve campsites on the Oregon Coast?

To reserve Oregon coast campsites (in Oregon state parks), you’ll need to head over to Reserve America. For private campsites, you will have to reserve on their own website, or call ahead to reserve your spot.

Where can you camp on the Oregon Coast for free?

Unfortunately, you won’t find a lot of free places to camp on the Oregon coast, if any (legally). 

There are a couple places around the Southern Oregon Coast that we’ve heard of, but they are roadside spots and can get quite noisy depending on Highway 101 traffic. We also definitely don’t recommend pitching a tent here on the side of the road, that can be really dangerous.

What beaches can you camp on in Oregon?

Unlike the epic beach camping in Washington, there are no spots to physically camp on the beach in Oregon.

There are a few places for beach camping on the Oregon Coast (or more like beachside camping) you can reserve, but they are still in designated campsites, not on the actual sandy shore.

Can you have campfires on the Oregon Coast?

Some Oregon beaches allow bonfires. Campsites also often have fire rings available for use. 

However, keep an eye out for signs that say “no campfires” because knowing where you can and can’t have them can get tricky sometimes.


What are some of your favorite Oregon Coast campgrounds? Did we miss any of your favorites? Share with us in the comments below!

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