Date of Stay: July, 2014
The rate listed is an average of the rates we paid over several days. We were with a group for 3 days and got a group discount those nights. However, the other nights we paid a much higher rate plus the $2 per night per dog and $6 per day resort fee - Absurd! We were in an area with gravel roads and the dust was awful as well as having everyone speed past our campsite. The staff at the KOA was very nice and helpful, just about the only plus for us. WiFi barely worked for us, cell reception okay. This would be a great place for families with kids as there is lots for them to do, but not so much for folks who like some peace and quiet. We will not be back.
Date of Stay: July, 2014
Beautiful park with lots to see and do. We lucked out and got a site with lots of grass and sunlight. Sites around the loops typically are more shady so not so much grass or ground cover. There is no WiFi or Cable and cell reception (Verizon) was so so. However, we really like this place as it is a WONDERFUL bike riding area with lots of trails. The kids were able to ride their bikes around the loops without too much concern for vehicles. I have never seen so many bike riders in a campground. The rangers in the office were very helpful and accommodating.
Date of Stay: June, 2012
We love this RV park. Yes, it is pricey, but they do have a special where you pay for 3 nights and get the 4th free. They also take Passport America. The owners run the place and they are really nice and they also have the Fish Hook restaurant (we ate there several times) and it is good. Every site has a view of the Klamath River and the park is very quiet and peaceful. There is no cell service. I would have given the park a 10 except both times we were here, they were having problems with their Wi-Fi as well, which meant we were totally off the grid. Probably a good thing! We already have reservations to go again.
Date of Stay: June, 2011
We have stayed here many times over the past few years and this time were surprised to see that things seem a little less than perfect: not like it used to be. It appears that they now have some long term residents. There are more weeds, less trees (not sure what happened here). We used to love it here, and now not so much. Tonight there was someone playing loud music for a long period of time, disturbing not only us, but another person that had just pulled in. They said they were going to leave in the am and not stay for their reservation. We had already planned to leave and not sure if we will be back.
Date of Stay: February, 2010
Not sure why it has been so long since anyone reviewed this park so we almost did not stop here on our way north, but when we pulled in to check it out, we were pleasantly surprised. It is no longer a KOA but you can see their influence. The place is old; the sites are asphalt (somewhat uneven) and grass with picnic tables. Everything worked, however there was no cable TV or Wi-Fi. We would have rated higher if they did have these. We got a good signal with our satellite dish and excellent cell reception. This is high desert, however this place does make you feel like you are in a small oasis with all the trees, plants and grass. They do have some permanent residents but they are in a separate area of the park. The park is next to a freeway and there is also lots of train traffic nearby: so it's pretty noisy. There were hardly any other occupants while we were here so we felt like we had lots of room, but it might be a little cozy in the high season. The rate we paid reflects our AAA discount. If in the area again we would stay here again.
Date of Stay: February, 2010
We stayed here overnight on our way from Arizona to central California: glad we had only planned one night! The rate they charge for this place is way too high for what you get. We felt like we were parked in a sand and asphalt (uneven at that) parking lot. They have some permanent residents and small rooms/apartments with residents coming and going at all time of the day and night: very noisy. Park also backs up to a busy road which added to the noise. It appears that they are trying to upgrade, but they have a long way to go. This place looks nothing like the website, however it might just be because it is winter and there was very little greenery. Don’t know why the review site says no pets because they do take them and in fact have a dog walk area. We would stay here again only if we had to. Next time we will just go another way towards home and avoid this area all together.
Date of Stay: February, 2010
We came here after a month of dry camping in the desert and it sure was nice to have full hookups. This place is mostly owner occupied, or owned and rented out. The management is friendly and helpful. Our rate reflects the weekly rate. We were going to stay one week and stayed almost two and would have stayed longer if time allowed. Many sites are just cement and gravel and many have upgrades (all very well maintained). Everyone was friendly, the weather spectacular. Yes, it is near a small airport but we enjoyed watching the planes, we were here during the annual pyrotechnic convention and there were lots of small Lear Jets landing and taking off. We never heard any air traffic late at night. Our space backed up to a wash so it was really nice to be able to walk the dogs there. The resort is on the northern end of town and there is a new shopping mall nearby with a big Wal-Mart. There were very few children since most of the folks here were snowbirds, but I think they would have been welcome. I would have rated higher if Wi-Fi was not so flakey. Our spot had no cable either (some do), but we got good reception with our satellite dish. We will definitely be back when in the area.
Date of Stay: January, 2010
This is a nice park, the people in the office were friendly and helpful. BUT, I think it is pretty pricey for what you get. We backed up to a fairly busy street divided from us by a stone wall so we still heard a lot of traffic, both from that street and the nearby freeway. We also heard trains but I really don't mind them. The grounds are pretty with lots of grass and plantings. I spoke several folks that had been coming here for years and they were a little upset about the increases in prices. Our rate was not as high as the area on the other side of the park nearer the pool and office - that was being quoted at $100 per night. We will check out some of the other places in the area for price and amenities before coming back.
Date of Stay: October, 2009
We LOVE this place. I would have rated it a 10 if the Wi-Fi was not so flakey. It seemed that 90% of the time I had trouble getting a connection. But then, with the beautiful surroundings, why would anyone be online? Okay, sometimes you do need to connect with reality. We made reservations for 1 week, extended for two and then were able to get a site on the water for 5 days with a view of where the Umpqua meets the ocean and decided to go make it 3 weeks. We have already made our reservations for next year. This place is extremely popular, there is no place like it when it comes to the views. We like the little town of Winchester as well as Reedsport. In general the Oregon coast is awesome and this place is a good one for setting up your base and exploring if you like seafood or fishing (especially crabbing), you can't miss it. But then, maybe you should go someplace else so I can get a reservation next time I try.
Date of Stay: September, 2009
This is a beautiful State Park, however, it has not been upgraded since it was built. The location is great, so close to the coast and the Umpqua lighthouse, but the facilities are dated. The hosts are friendly and helpful, but we really had problems with the sewer connections and never really got a tight fit even with much trying and host help. Some of the sites are pretty shaded and can be a bit dark especially during the frequent local rains. It is nice to have campfires and we will return again only for a shorter stay. We stayed for 2 weeks and one would have been perfect.
Date of Stay: August, 2009
We stayed here for 9 days in the middle of the summer. It is a great place during the week but for a holiday or busy weekend, it can be pretty cozy as some of the sites are pretty close together. The staff are great - friendly and helpful. The place is clean and nicely landscaped with lots of grass and big trees. The WiFi was okay, the laundry room was clean and the machines worked. There is a great restaurant very close by. We did some exploring in the area and will come back again.
Date of Stay: July, 2009
This is a great park. It is really a campground that has facilities for RV's (full connections & cable). It has dirt sites that are fairly level. It certainly is not a fancy "RV resort" but I like this style of camping for a change. Lots of families with kids, who so far have been well behaved. There is a good restaurant (great hamburgers!) inside the gates as well as a small grocery store. The beach is nice and refreshing in the hot weather. There are lots of trees that provide shade and the temp is cooler here than town which is a few miles away. Lake Shasta is spectacular and the town of Mt. Shasta City is very picturesque. We will definitely come back. I would have rated it a 10 if there was free Wi-Fi (you have to pay for a service, which is slow) and if it was easier to reach someone in the office. Making reservations by phone can be difficult (but worth the persistence).
Date of Stay: February, 2009
We have stayed here several times over the years and when planing our latest trip we read the reviews and were shocked at the negative comments. We figured things had really changed. We almost did not come here, but we had business close by so chose to take a chance. Much to our surprise the folks in the office were extremely helpful and cheerful. There do seem to be some new rules that are a little weird - where you can and cannot park with our size rig, in spite of being willing to pay the additional fee, but we did get a nice spot with an ocean view. It is a little pricey when compared to some of the other places we have stayed on our most recent trip, but we do have an ocean view (at least until another rig moves in next door)! Unless things change over our stay we will definitely stay here again.
Date of Stay: February, 2009
This is an okay spot for an over nighter when traveling up or down the state on Hwy 5. But the downside is that you are close to Hwy 5 and the associated noise – big rigs running all night. The place is a getting run down and we made the mistake of choosing a site (after looking at their map online) that was amongst the folks that obviously live here full time - some pretty run down rigs and spaces. We moved to a spot that the map showed as a double which is why we chose the first spot, but they are letting folks use the double spot for just one rig and their tow or toad vehicle (you have to unhook to fit, the spaces are short). The space is okay - again the place is in need of some repairs and/or updating. There is no cable in some of the spaces, only where the permanent rigs are. The folks in the office are nice and helpful, but not too terribly professional and place is pretty dirty/smelly. I desperately needed to do laundry but the laundry room was so filthy I would not even take my dirty clothes in there, chose to do some hand washing and wait till next stop. We will stay here again if we have to travel up or down the state, but only for a night as most folks appear to do, and now that we know the lay of the land it will be easier to pick a spot without driving in circles.
Date of Stay: September, 2008
This is the second time we have stayed here in the past two weeks (to and from Yellowstone from CA). We stayed in the back lot and like the nice grassy areas with trees which gives a sense of privacy between rigs. No picnic tables, but they probably want you to hang out in the casino, not the RV area. Spaces are paved and relatively level. There is not a lot to do here, except gamble, eat and relax. The hotel has a nice pool, which you can use. I can't imagine staying more than a night or two but is a nice place if passing thru. As mentioned there is double parking in the pull thrus in back (one rig behind another) and I guess you could get stuck and unable to get out, but not a problem either time we were there. We would stay here again if in the area.