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Friends recommended Newport Oregon as a place to see and frankly all the RV parks and state parks were sold out so we stayed at the ORA. We thought the reduced rate of $70.00 was crazy high, but we really did not have a choice. To be accurate, there we some $30.00 lots to be had, but we figured after the long trip there that we would indulge ourselves with an ocean view. A 50 mile trek from I-5 to the coast felt like much longer than 50 miles winding through the mountains. When we arrived at Pacific Shore ORA, it was initially a nice upscale looking place. Within only a few minutes, we saw the warts of a place that is in distress. I decided to walk the dogs down to the beach to relax. When I arrived at the cliff, the stairs to the beach were not deployed and there was no access to the beach, so no beach walk for me and the dogs. I then wandered to the main building where there was a nice big room for events and an indoor pool area. Excited, I found my way to the pool through the bathroom. It looked very nice, but there was a sign that said that it was closed. I went back to my RV and decided to take a walk to see what I could find. There are two distinct areas of the park as if they were built at separate times. One is toward the ocean from the front entrance and the other north. When I walked to the other area, there was another pool. I assume this is the one for the renters, so I walked past the bathhouse toward the pool area. There was a “pool closed” sign and the pool was pea soup green. The spa looked okay, but there was a lock on the gate. I walked past the guard to the main building and it was closed. There was a gift shop, but looked closed for a long time with mostly empty shelves and cold case peering through the window. I did notice many maintenance people, but found it strange that there was a third RV area that was total weeds and unused. Almost like a ghost town. The lots all look nice and the grass is well kept. The literature said there was a golf course, but I never saw it. Some of the roads at the resort are buckling and cracking from the fault lines. Some went through the sites with huge cracks in the asphalt. The internet was very bad for me because I use an iPad. The login is old fashion through a browser instead of an access code that stays logged in through the Wi-Fi computer connection. Every time I wanted to get on the internet, I had to re-login. Typing in the username and then the long case sensitive password was a real pain not having a traditional keyboard. So, nothing to do other than watch TV. I would not go back to this park because it is a long trip and nothing to do. The cliff view of the Oregon coast and the lighthouse was amazing, but a once see experience.

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We were in the Vancouver area on business and this was our first stay at Eagle Wind. Good easy access for super big rigs, although the power pole is very forward in the back-in sites. As long as you can reach 3/4ths your length with you cord, you will be OK. This is a nice clean facility with friendly helpful staff. Located about 40 minutes east of downtown Vancouver.

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This is a small park that can accommodate big rigs. The park is built next to their orchard and is very quiet. There are no restrooms and is considered an Agra-Tourism park. It is very close to downtown. Very nice young couple run the park with a self-registration system that worked well for us. Call to make reservations. It is adult oriented, but there were kids enjoying themselves: just no kid oriented amenities. We will stay here again.