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1st time RV owner. Bought a travel trailer in 2016 to enjoy time away with family and friends.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Sea and Sand RV Park, Depoe Bay, Oregon

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

Conveniently located between Lincoln City and Depoe Bay, Sea & Sand has some amazing oceanview sites. We stayed in a their forest area, which was just a few minutes walk from the beach. All of the sites were gravel. We camped on site 24 (a pull through) which was level. The bathrooms were spotless, and they charge $0.50 to use the shower for five minutes. They also have a laundry facility on site. Our site was very close to the highway, and we could hear traffic, but it was by no way annoying or distracting. Spacing between sites was tight--but not too crazy. They ask all campers to park behind their trailers. My only complaint is minor--they are militant about check-out times (11AM). Don't bother asking. Wi-Fi and cable TV (40 channels) are included. Wi-Fi speed is sufficient for browsing and checking email. Don't expect to stream movies. We had a good experience overall, and would visit again. We camped at Sea and Sand RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
24
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

My wife attended a three-day conference at nearby Salishan Resort, and we stayed at Sea & Sand. It's just a short drive (less than 10 min away). If you go there, be sure to check out and play on their free 9-hole mini golf course. The resort itself is beautiful. Take some time to stroll the grounds.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA, Petaluma, California

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $86.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our first trip to a KOA, and we were told this was the busiest KOA in the nation. It was clearly geared to kids and they had many attractions which appealed to youngsters (swimming pool, jumping pillow, climbing wall, petting zoo, etc. were all included). They also have a large number of cabins of various sizes. Our kids enjoyed it! The proximity to wine country and San Francisco is a huge benefit. They have a large staff, who we found to be very friendly.

The sewer drain was elevated. This made dumping a challenge, as I could not get a strong gravity flow. I had to lift the drain hose to create the gravity needed to drain. Since we stayed for six nights, this became annoying. We camped at San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
210
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The campground operates a daily San Francisco tour ($85). The guide was excellent. We visited all of the major tour spots. Highly recommended! For the beer fans, Russian River Brewing is a 15-20 minute away. It's on the bucket list for most hard core beer geeks. I thought it was overrated, and I was a bit disappointed. Lagunitas Brewing is < 2 miles from the campsite. Great beer, and not overrated. Be sure to visit them.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Emigrant Lake - The Point RV Park, Ashland, Oregon

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for one night as part of a trip to San Francisco. It's just a short drive from I-5, yet seems many miles away. We had a pull-though site near the edge of the lake, and were treated to the most amazing view. The bathrooms were spacious and very clean. My family and I were impressed by the beauty of this park. I would definitely come back if staying in the Ashland area. Probably the most memorable of all the campgrounds I have stayed in! We camped at Emigrant Lake - The Point RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
22
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

There is a nice playground / play structure near the entrance to the park. If you are into watersports, this is the place for you! The lake is calm and you could easily use inflatable rafts or inner tubes to float on. If you go into Ashland, considering visiting the Shakespeare Festival. It's world-class!

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

La Pine State Park, La Pine, Oregon

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here for four nights as part of a 4th of July Camping trip with friends. The park is spacious and located about 4 miles from Hwy 97. Don't expect good cell service here. Our loop didn't have a playground, but had a large field in front of the shower/bathroom facility where our kids played for hours. Lots of great hiking an beautiful scenery. Our site was a 30 second walk to the river. My only gripe was that the bathrooms (men's & women's) in our loop didn't have soap dispensers. OK, that's pretty disgusting and needs to be fixed ASAP. That's actually a health hazard. That said, we'll probably return next year (but with own own bottles of liquid soap). We camped at La Pine State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
31
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

About 25 miles from Bend, which has lots of great breweries and restaurants. We went into Bend once to go float tubing down the Deschutes river. Highly recommended! But you can also float down the river in the park as well. The town of La Pine is close by. It has a small-town feel and the people are very nice. We enjoyed the Frontier Days Celebration for the 4th of July Weekend.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

L.L. Stub Stewart Memorial State Park, Buxton, Oregon

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for a short one night trip as part of a Free Camping day at Oregon State Parks. This is Oregon's newest state park and it's gorgeous. Sites were nicely laid out and had some separation as well as bushes that provide some level of privacy. They have an 18-hole disc golf course. We'll be back for a longer stay in August for the Eclipse! We camped at L.L. Stub Stewart Memorial State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
42
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Fort Stevens State Park, Hammond, Oregon

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here primarily as a stopping point to visit Seaside and Astoria. While the park is huge, we actually spent little time exploring the park. We basically slept here in the RV. The sites were rather cramped together, and the mosquitoes were quite bad. We camped at Fort Stevens State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
H17
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Visit Arnie's in nearby Warrenton for a great breakfast! It's a tiny hole-in-the wall place. Portions are huge and tasty!

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Beverly Beach State Park, Newport, Oregon

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice wooded park close to the beach, just a few minute walk from the A Loop. The shower facilities in the A loop also have individual unisex shower rooms which were very nice. We stayed in site A19, which is one of the few (if only) RV sites in the A loop. We stayed there because our friends were staying nearby in yurts. The site was extremely uneven, and getting backed into the site was challenging. I had to drive through the loop in the opposite direction to get a good back-in approach angle. I would not stay in A19 again, but I would go back to the park and stay in one of other loops that had bigger RV sites with full hookups (ours had no sewer). Like all Oregon State Parks, it's very child friendly. We camped at Beverly Beach State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A19
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Beverly Beach is just 10 miles north of South Beach State Park (both close to the beach), but they couldn't be more different. While spacing between sites may be similar, Beverly Beach has many more trees, so it feels more secluded, while South Beach seems like an open field. I would choose Beverly Beach over South Beach for my next trip.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Armitage Park , Eugene, Oregon

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park, with wide open spaces. We arrived at 2:15pm (after the check-in time of 2:00pm), as I heard that they frown on early check-ins. Oddly enough, the park office is closed from 2-4. We proceeded directly to our site, so it wasn't a big deal.

Wi-Fi was advertised, and we were planning to use it. But apparently, the signal is only available for sites 1-10, according to the camp host. They have cable TV, but I didn't bring a cable. I could only pick up the local PBS station with my RV antenna.

There are two bathroom / shower facilities. We used the one closest to site 22, which appeared to be very new. The showers had a 9 minute timer on them, which I thought was pretty cool. It allowed plenty of time for a shower, but still prevents waste. They also had a very nice washer / dryer facility in the same building, which we didn't use.

Not a big deal, but I found two of the camp hosts to be unfriendly, which seemed odd to me because I've always found the hosts to be extremely friendly.

We only stayed for one night, but I would definitely come back for a longer stay! We camped at Armitage Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
22
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There is a beautiful river on the grounds of the part, which was absolutely gorgeous at sunset. I could have sat there for hours.

A Costco is just located a few miles away, so there's a good place to refuel for cheap.

There are lots of great breweries in Eugene, so consider making a visit to a few!

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Scandia RV & Mobile Park, Bend, Oregon

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Located off of a busy road with plenty of roads and shops, with convenient access to all of the places we visited in Bend. Our site (301) was a bit too close to the road, and within a 20 second walk to a Wendy's. Spaces are assigned at random, so the luck of draw gave us this space. I would have chosen one of the other spaces that were open a the time we checked in. Other than that, it's an established RV park with plenty of green grass and tall trees that provided good shade. Wi-fi service was excellent, as our site was next to a tree mounted with routers. They also have a nice fireplace / pit, but we didn't use it. Full cable TV was included (we didn't us it), and access to a few unisex bathrooms/showers were included. I'd come back. We camped at Scandia RV & Mobile Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
301
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Many awesome breweries in Bend, and all relatively close (by driving). Highly recommend the Lava River Cave at the Newberry National Volcanic Monument. It's a 20 minute drive, and a great activity for a hot summer afternoon. On a 90 degree afternoon it was 42 degrees in the cave. Take a jacket and a flashlight!!

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Cove Palisades State Park (Deschutes Campground), Culver, Oregon

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful park in the middle of the desert. The C loop has terraced RV spaces. The bathrooms were the cleanest I have ever seen at an Oregon State campground. (And they are all very good!)

The Deschutes campground has full hookups (some others do not), which was nice for a 3-day stay. If you're into fishing, a fish-cleaning house is available on site. Very nice campground, I'd visit again! We camped at Cove Palisades State Park (Deschutes Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C40
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Cove Palisades State Park is a paradise for boaters. We didn't have boat, and are new to fishing and were hoping to catch a fish or two from the shore. Unfortunately, we didn't catch anything after two separate attempts. The kids still had great time though! If I had a boat, I'd definitely make this an annual trip. There are 72 miles of shoreline at Lake Billy Chinook. It was so large that it never felt crowded anywhere on the lake or on the beaches / shore.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

South Beach State Park, Newport, Oregon

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed for 3 nights over 4th of July weekend, with several friends in nearby RV sites. Great park with lots of trails, and close to the beach. Also a short drive into Newport.

We were able to watch the fireworks going on at the Newport Bayfront from a sand dune on the beach. We camped at South Beach State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C27
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Nehalem Bay State Park, Nehalem, Oregon

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

We visit this park every year in June for a camping trip with friends. We stayed in yards before, but this was our first time in an RV.

It's a great, safe place for kids, and many of them ride bikes and play in the park campground. The park is just a short walk to the beach over the sand dunes. We camped at Nehalem Bay State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
A54
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Take a short drive north up to Shorts Sands Beach near Oswald State Park. The beach is in a cove and is protected from wind. There are some beautiful tidepools in the park and you can get up close with anenome and different sea life. You'll need to take a 10 minute hike to the beach on a mostly paved path.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Willamette Wine Country RV Park (monthly only), Dayton, Oregon

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Took our travel trailer here for a two-night trip on its maiden voyage. Nice pull-through sites had plenty of room to maneuver. The grounds were clean and well maintained. There were many long term residents on one side of the park. They also offer some nice looking "vintage" trailers that can be rented. So this is a nice option if you want to travel with friends that don't have an RV. They offer free Wi-Fi, but I couldn't figure out how to get the router they gave me to work. To be fair, I didn't ask them how to fix it, I just used my cell data instead. I'd visit again. We camped at Willamette Wine Country RV Park (monthly only) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Fairly close location to McMinnville and wine country. We used the park as a base to visit Evergreen Air & Space Museum, a winery, as well as several local restaurants.

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