Date of Stay: February, 2010
Stayed here for 2 weeks on a stay one week, get one free - paying taxes on the second week. This is a mega resort, which has it's pros and cons. The PROS- well landscaped,friendly and welcoming staff. Large, leveled and graveled and slabbed site. Clean restrooms, and laundry facilities. Common areas modern, and clean. Nice bistro, with limited, but tasty salad and sandwich options. Pet and non-pet areas segregated. We stayed in the pet area in a MH, and had several dog parks where you could hang out socialize with other dogs and their owners. Tolerant of pets and their duty needs, as long as owners clean up - no problem. Very friendly folks in the pet area. Now the CONS - very large resort, so in order to experience the community area, a bike, cart, or car required. Lots of activities, but more for long term or seasonal residents. Almost full capacity during our stay, so the 2 pool areas - not enough chairs, and very crowded. Exercise room small for such a large community. Must buy laundry cards with a purchase surcharge. The backside of the park can be noisy, as you are next to a busy road. There were several times where the livestock smell was overwhelming, had to close our windows to eliminate the odor. Wi-Fi was extra - if you could even get a signal. Charged .75 per half hour to use the Internet in the computer rooms. Events scheduled crowded, and sold out - so again, more for the seasonal and permanent residents. Overall, it was an enjoyable stay, and I would most likely stay a bit longer, at least a couple of months next time. Would also like to see a cafe or restaurant everyday, with longer operating hours.
Date of Stay: January, 2010
Used our PPA discount for the 4 nights allowed. One of the few RV parks in the area than accepts membership discounts. Close to the freeway, and has a separate short term stay area which is the closest and most noisy at night. Good size space, fairly level, and graveled. Wi-Fi worked well, cable provided. Would recommend bringing at least a 25 foot water and sewer hose,as they have a rule about parking next to the pavement pad, and can be a reach. Park models and MH intermixed into dog and no dog areas. Clean public areas. Smaller mega resort, so you can walk or ride your bike without driving into the main areas. Dog friendly, but only in certain areas -- but not obsessed as long as you pick up after dogs, not a problem. Nice dog park. If you are a short term visitor you must wear a guest badge, but we found people to be quite friendly. Propane is available by a private delivery service, and they pick up your trash at your site, long term. Would recommend a better recycle program. No picnic tables, no campfires - not unusual for resort. Over all impression of Canyon Vistas was very good. Would return possibly for a longer stay.
Date of Stay: July, 2008
This is the only park I know of on the Willamette River, the east side of Portland. It is easy access off the freeway. Relatively reasonable cost. There is water and electricity, with a dump station on site. There are no showers available in the restrooms. There is a boat ramp. The only problem is because of the geese, this park is not clean and there are droppings everywhere. Great view of the river.
Date of Stay: June, 2008
Nice park, if you like more of a permanent residence experience. The restroom and laundry facilities are clean. Though pets are accepted, there are minimal pet areas on the premisis, and then more structured for small dogs.
Date of Stay: May, 2008
I would not recommend this park. I was walking my dog on his leash as required,,and a permanent resident's dog,off leash, attacked my dog without as so much of an apology from the dog's owner. I went to complain to Management,as she acted as if it was my fault. I left immediately. The park is old and worn, and more geared for permanent residency.