Date of Stay: October, 2015
I really like being able to choose between backing up to either the Sandy River or Beaver Creek, or a pull-through in the middle of the park for more open and easy access. The sites are long and not crammed together, the park kept clean and the only negative comment I heard was that the restrooms being on one end of the park is too far from the sites on the other end. I use my own facilities, so this was not an issue for me. Perfect location for this area, including easy access to the Columbia River Gorge and Portland.
Date of Stay: September, 2015
I found this a great spot for exploring the Columbia River Gorge. Yes, there are trains going by on the river side and the highway on the other side, so just expect there to be more noise than a state park in the middle of nowhere. That's just the way it is on this narrow, scenic corridor. To me, the convenience and beauty of the location made that part worthwhile. And yes, the highway is divided, so you do have to travel some in the opposite direction to get to an exit if you're going the other way. Having the option of full hookups in a beautiful, scenic setting, with good space between the sites, large shade trees with river views made this seem like a good deal to me. There were three camp hosts that I saw at various parts of the two loops and all were really nice and helpful whenever I talked to them, as well as the ranger I met. I remarked to them how impressed I was with the cleanliness of the park, including the restrooms.
Date of Stay: June, 2011
There are four loops so you can decided if you want to be in mostly full sun (Maple Loop), part sun/shade (Oak Loop), or heavily wooded (Hickory and Trillium Loops). I was in Maple Loop and loved it. Had heavy greenery all around, but clear enough skies for satellite TV from rooftop of the motorhome. Lots of elbow room between sites. Heron Lake and the beach down the road is great with boat rentals, little store, etc. Would definitely return here!
Date of Stay: April, 2011
I was concerned about leveling from some of the comments I saw, but when I called and spoke to the manager, she was so nice and friendly and told me about the sites on the creekside. They are mostly pull throughs and very level. Bonus for me was the nice trickling sound of the creek that could be heard from my open bedroom window: Site K. Would definitely stay here again.
Date of Stay: October, 2007
I guess it's all in what you're looking for, or what your expectations are, but this campground was perfect for me during my stay. No, it's certainly not a fancy "resorty" type place with cement pads and perfectly landscaped grounds, but I really liked how it was a natural setting - like being in a state/national park but with full hookups. The kayak trip down the river was great and I found the owners and work campers extremely friendly and helpful.
Date of Stay: July, 2007
This worked out as a great stay for me as I was heading north on the Parkway. Being able to stay close to the parkway in a scenic, quiet, safe campground with full hookups was good enough. But it was great being just a couple of miles from Mabry Mill. That put me there in the morning when I was fresh and able to really enjoy walking around the beautiful grounds there. I'd definitely stay there again - only problem is Verizon cell phone and air card for internet access rarely worked and reception was terrible. But if you can do without that for a while, this is a fantastic stop.
Date of Stay: June, 2007
Great park for enjoying nature at its finest. Huge cypress trees on a scenic lake, big sites spaced far apart, immaculate park and facilities, friendly campground hosts and staff - what's not to love? I really enjoyed my time here and wish I had more than 2 days to spend. Would definitely return.
Date of Stay: March, 2007
While KOA is not usually my choice due to corporate "cookie-cutter" qualities, I was really impressed with this campground. More spacious sites than usual with good but not intrusive tree cover and easy in and out - and the most convenient full hookup park for exploring Savannah. But besides that, when you find nice sites with great management, you've really found a winner! The managers were some of the best I've seen in almost 6 years of full timing. They're experienced RV'ers themselves, so know what they want in a park and go above and beyond to provide it to their guests. Immaculate restrooms/showers and friendly service. Highly recommend it!
Date of Stay: November, 2005
A nice, quiet park only 4 miles from Sequoia National Park entrance. Enthusiastic, friendly new owners are in midst of big upgrade process following major cleanup effort from previous owners' neglect. Plans are in the works for free wi-fi and 50 amp service in 2006 - then it will be a "10" for sure!
Date of Stay: October, 2005
Being able to camp not only near the Redwoods National and State Parks, but to be surrounded by these trees at your home campsite is the best! The new owners are friendly and enthusiastic about the upgrades they have in the works and I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
Date of Stay: September, 2005
I stayed 4 nights and really enjoyed the riverfront site and being able to have a big campfire right on its banks. Even though there are long-term residents, the park is immaculately maintained and the owners obviously are very "hands-on" and care about the place a lot. I thought it was an excellent base from which to explore the area and check out Wildlife Safari!