Hi I've read over all the old comments and my kids and grand kids spend the 4th of July there the past 4 years. They have a Facebook page with tons of both current and historical images from when it was used in WWII and the 50s-60s as a Coast Guard base.
I won't lies and say this is a National park quality but if you want a real nice space it will do. It's a little run down in areas and for instance It's only got a single bath house and that can get crowded. The beach during the week is perfect but on weekends it does get crowded, especially around the 4th of July. During last summer a food van would come out on most mornings and sell hot coffee, cold drinks and breakfast sandwiches.
Here is their FB page http://www.facebook.com/WinterIsland
From there you can ask about sites see maps and query a specific date for staying. The phone number and email is on the page.
I did note the last comment (2005) stated back in 2001 there was sewage smell, I can tell you that in all the times I've been there in both good weather and bad I have never smelled anything bad. Sorry everything changes... Luckily for the good here.. I'm a photographer here in Salem http://photo.vistaphotography.com/
and I love the lighthouse on the corner of the island..
QUOTE(travlinrose @ Jul 8 2005, 03:06 PM)
Is anyone familiar with this park? It is listed on Woodalls, and the pictures on their website look great, but you cannot really see the park or the sites. They say they have places for big rigs. I need to know if this place is nice, or a dump and if it really has sites suitable for a 40 ft motorhome with a slide.