Date of Stay: August, 2011
This is our new favorite park. Wonderful level sites, a beautiful park like area backing the sites with shade trees, ton's of activities for the kids, a shuttle drives through the park every 15min or so to pickup folks who want to go down to the swimming pools and casino. Everything was kept very clean. Check-in was a bit slow but friendly.
Date of Stay: October, 2010
This Hood River County park is located on 36 acres along the South bank of the Hood River. The campground is close to town, yet quiet (no trains). The sites are kind of spread around with two sections, one mostly for RV's and the other for tent campers. Sites are available on a first come first serve basis with no reservations. We stayed in site E which had a wonderful view and sound of the roaring Hood River below. There is playground equipment, a picnic shelter, tables, and fishing. RVs up to 30' are allowed. The showers and bathrooms were in terrible condition and we didn't use them. Also be aware that the two electrical outlets next to sites M and N were not working at the time we stayed and didn't look like they had worked in a long time, however there is plenty of water at almost all the sites.
Date of Stay: September, 2010
This is the cleanest and most meticulously maintained state park we've ever stayed at. Everything is just kept immaculate. The sites are nicely laid out, although not all are very level. The views of the reservoir are wonderful and the staff is very friendly. They have a nice recycling area and the sewage dump area looked brand new. This park would be good for Tents and RV's.
Date of Stay: July, 2010
This is a great location to use as a base camp for exploring the beauty of Wheeler County and the John Day Fossil beds. There is a mix of tent and trailer sites. Some of the sites are small and some are absolutely HUGE, about half the sites have water, closest sewage dump is back in Fossil. There is some pit toilets that were newer and clean, the park host here is VERY friendly. We camped in site #2 which was a 70ft pull through, however I wouldn't recommend anyone pulling anything larger than say 30ft as some of the corners would be hard to make. The rates were $10 first night and $5 each night thereafter. it's a very nice campground, our only wish is that it was farther from the highway as you can here the traffic going by occasionally.
Date of Stay: February, 2010
This is what camping should be. By far the nicest Thousand Trails we've ever stayed at. Large, clean and private sites; ton's of amenities, great service. Highly recommend this campground to anyone visiting the Oregon coast.
Date of Stay: May, 2009
This is a primitive mostly tent camping park is nicely sized at 7 acres. There is a couple of spots for small RV's, There is a pit toilet and water via hand pump. The spots are secluded and private. This campground is sometimes known for rowdy party's on the weekends because of it's lack of camp host and sheriff patrols, however it is pretty much unknown to most, so you will likely be the only one there on weekdays. There is no firewood for sale and no cell service in the area.
Date of Stay: May, 2009
Named after a large eddy in the Nehalem River, this scenic park has large fir trees, open grassy play areas, fishing, canoeing and a boat launch. Most of the sites have new electrical, water and sewer hookups due to the 2007 winter floods. We stayed in site #1 which overlooks the river on one side and the open grassy field on the other. All the sites have a fire ring. The camp hosts are a little strange but very friendly. There is really nice dry seasoned wood for sale as well. There is not a huge amount of privacy between sites, but they are mostly level. This is a great park to bring the kids and dogs to as their is lots to to do for them.