Date of Stay: August, 2015
We stayed here at the height of the tourist season. Lot's of families and children. Many extended family groups as well. Overall, this was a very clean park in a great location in what is referred to as Lake Wallowa Village, which is by the south end of the lake and about 6 miles south of the more arid city of Joseph. This is the kind of park where they try to cram as many RV's into a small parcel of land as possible. As such, many of the sites are very close together and the winding, paved road through the park is very, very narrow. With many of the sites too small, there were cars and trucks sticking out into the narrow road making it even harder to maneuver a rig through the park, and backing up off off of such a small road can be a challenge, especially if the site is located between two large trees (as our site was). Lots of grass and a number of mature pine trees making the park partially shaded from the summer sun. We were is site 12, which had one of the larger grass spaces, but nearly everyone in the park cut through our site to get to the bathrooms. The park might as well put a path through site 12 (it's big enough for one). The bathrooms were OK. Clean, but not ventilated very well. There were two clean showers facing each other that required 75 cents for a long shower. However, there weren't any stools or mats, etc. for the showers. Just a little hook for each shower. Cell coverage is nonexistent, but they did have free WiFi, which was decent, but slow, and nearly worthless when more people used it. The short walk to the river was nice. They had a small hut at the entrance and had nothing for sale. There was only enough room for one RV to check in. The Motel across the street was very accommodating and had useful items for sale like ice, coffee, and Huckleberry ice cream cones. There were a few dry camping sites down by the river, which were the really nice. Not sure what the advantage of this park is over the State park nearby.
Date of Stay: May, 2014
This is one of the fanciest RV parks I have stayed at. The park is immaculate and well cared for. Just south of Sisters on a very busy highway to Bend. Nice grounds that are manicured and spotless with cobblestone paths, nice bathrooms, a dog walk, etc. The bathrooms are nicer than anything I've seen - just like at a 4-star hotel. I think even the floors are heated. They really want this place clean so they have "pet stations" around the perimeter with high-end doggie bags. The good new: lots of rules. The bad news: lots of rules. The rules keep out the riffraff and keeps this place clean, but at first glance, the rules seem a bit oppressive, especially with pets. On the other hand, you can expect no dog poop on these lovely grounds, no tends or noisy or trashy neighbors with all kinds of junk around the RV or dog pens on the grass. The bad news is that this might discourage some RVers from coming here. And when we were here in early May, the place was somewhat vacant. They had a concierge system whereby a guy in a Gator takes you to your site. The guy who took us to our site was friendly and very helpful, but some of the guys on these 4-wheel buggies are very unfriendly (maybe just one guy). Also, you just put you trash in a bag at the end of your site and they will pick it up. Overall, this is the nicest place I've stayed at. The downsides are the road noise from the highway, which is busily traveled and there isn't much in the way of privacy from site to site. No big deal when there aren't too many people around. There may be some seasonal, long-term people here, but they were tucked away in a back loop. The lake with fountain is nice, but it's just a very large pond if you ask me. Lots of geese, ducks, and goose crap, but that's to be expected. They water a lot, so they discourage having things outside your RV that you don't want to get wet. Oh, and the road/site are all paved and seem level. A great place to stay if you want nice and clean.
Date of Stay: June, 2012
This is a great campground in spite of the time we had. First of all, Bandon is a great coastal town to visit with lots of attractions nearby (such as Shore Acres). However, our time at this campsite was complicated by wet, dreary, humid weather with a horde of mosquitoes that attacked us whenever we went outside. The campground is large and separated into three loops. The A loop looks like the oldest loop, has only 30 amp and is a bit more bog-like. The B (best of both loops: not so boggy and not so open) and C loop has 30/50 amp hook-ups. The C loop is more open and more sandy with less privacy between sites, but still quite nice. Many of the sites in B loop are at a 90 degrees off of the loop roads and can't be accessed by a trailer larger than 17 feet long. Also, many of the sites don't have sewer hook-ups. Most of loop C doesn't as well. Having said that, we enjoyed the camp. Lots of people. Lots of tent campers. The beach is a short mile walk from the campsite. The bathrooms were clean and the showers seemed clean, but nothing special. Overall, a fairly good campground, near a great little tourist town on the coast. We would definitely come back, but perhaps later in the summer with the possibility of more sun and less mosquitoes.
Date of Stay: November, 2011
What a great RV park. We stayed here off-season for four days and there were only a few long-timers camped here. Paved sites next to the river. They even have an enclosed dog run. I wish more parks would do that. The showers are separate from the bathroom. Both are clean and modern. The shower rooms are private, but not heated. That's OK if you turn the hot water on. The only downside to the park is the noise of the train coming through now and then across the river. There are a fair number of trees and shrubs in the park between sites. Not quite as private as some State Parks that I have been to, but not bad considering how pristine this place is. We would definitely come her again, in better weather.
Date of Stay: October, 2011
This is a lovely little park that is about nine years old. The owners live on the property and run the place. They are proud of their RV park and have an attention to detail. They are very nice and informative. They'll give you ideas on where to go for attractions and the best place to eat. You can't really reserve a particular site and the back row sites seem to be given to people who are staying longer than a week. However, we found a number of nice sites that were available for the mid-October stay here. The owner took us around in a little cart to help us decide which site we wanted. The place is lovely and near a number of attractions and waterfalls. The road noise from the highway was a little distracting and the bathrooms could be updated. I'm not sure about their choice of having showers in trailers instead of building permanent structures. They were clean, however, but lacked some privacy when showering. The rubber mat that you stepped on when getting out was nice, but I noticed that there wasn't a drain on the floor for water to drain when getting out. We didn't have AT&T phone service up here, but we did have the park's excellent Wi-Fi service to use. Only nine out of ten stars because of the road noise and funky showers. We would stay here again in a heartbeat.
Date of Stay: October, 2011
This is a gorgeous RV park on Odell Lake. The views and hiking trails are magnificent. They only have electric hook-ups, but water is located at convenient spots around the park. There is one toilet located just off of the office parking lot. No hot water at the toilet. The showers are a bit of a hike from the RV sites, but are clean. The cost is $1.50 in quarters for 3 minutes. No sinks or mirrors at the showers. The office and General Store is handy and well stocked. Firewood is available at the store. The office staff is very friendly and helpful. The roads and sites are gravel and have a picnic table with a fire pit. The sites are nestled amongst old, tall trees. There are trails all over the place, but we especially liked the short hike to nearby Trapper Creek, where we could see the Kokanee spawn. There is one dump site at the resort, but the cost is $5.00 to dump for RVers who stay at the resort. We only stayed there for two day, but we look forward to going there again. Only eight out of ten starts because it's a bit more like camping without full hook-ups.
Date of Stay: May, 2011
Nice park that is privately owned. In other words, you have to be a member of the park or a member of an affiliate organization. We liked the park because it was near all kinds of attractions in Oregon's northern coast. We use this park as a base camp to go sightseeing. The town of Neskowin is just around the corner and is small, but a quaint place to visit. Some here complain that there is nothing to do since the park is not actually on the coast, but the beach is just a short drive away or you can walk the mile or so to the beach through a secret back route. The manager and his wife are very friendly and helpful. The sites are all gravel and so are the roads to the sites. This may be a problem during the rainy season. The sites are spaced apart fairly well with a grass area and picnic table. No trees in-between site except a few smallish trees here and there. Most sites are pull throughs and large enough for the biggest rig and a car or truck. The restroom/shower facility is very clean and so is the swimming pool and spa area. The Wi-Fi is usually pretty good, but you have to pay $1.00 a day for it. There are laundry facilities on site with good washer and dryers, but we didn't actually use them. Yes, there are a few rabbits around, but only a few. My dog enjoyed watching them. Pets must be on a leash in the park. There were a few unsavory people who came though on a promotional deal, but they don't stay long. Most of the people who stay here are very friendly and tend to be seasoned, well-behaved RVers. The club room is nice and adequate. Breakfast is available for a small price Saturday morning and there is a pot-luck Saturday nights. Overall, this place has seen better days, but it's well kept up and most of all, clean. We will be coming back. The price to stay here varies with your membership status.
Date of Stay: September, 2010
This review is for the Lava Lake Lodge Resort, not the National Forest Service Campgrounds at Lave Lake or Little Lava Lake nearby. This is a small, older fishing resort that caters to RV's. We loved it. We stayed here for 4 days and were one of the few that didn't fish. The sites were gravel, but large and almost level. Plenty of deer, chipmunks, and birds at this place. They do have a small grocery store and a gas pump (if you want to pay the price). Propane as well. The showers are older, but clean and require a $1.00 token for 3 minutes of water. The restrooms are also very clean. No Wi-Fi or cable TV, but good cell phone reception. This is one of the few full-hookup places in the Cascades. It's near many attractions, lakes, and hiking trails. On a clear day, the view of the snow capped mountains reflected in Lava Lake is breathtaking. We are already booked for a week next year.
Date of Stay: August, 2010
What a great place! You get what you pay for. This is a small, clean, well-kept RV park with huge cement pads. Only 25 RV sites with four "villas". Nice hook-ups to water and power. Two sewer spots per site. The restrooms and showers are very clean and private. The club room is super. I gather that this park caters to an older crowd with a bit more spending money. Not a great place for kids (no playground and no bikes allowed). Very pet friendly. You are right on the beach, which is nice and quiet. Close to all sorts of seafront activities. We would definitely stay here again and plan to.
Date of Stay: July, 2010
We had a great time here for our very first RV experience. This is a great location, essentially on the McKenzie River, great gardens, nice hot-spring fed swimming pools and near other great destinations like waterfalls. The lower number sites are supposed to be prime since they are right on the river, but they too near the hustle and bustle of the main lodge for our taste. We stayed on the upper level overlooking the river (site 13). It was a bit small, but had partial shade and some privacy. As mentioned above, they was lots to do. We loved the walking paths and the "Secret Garden". Unlike the numerous reviews from Trip Adviser, we found the front desk staff pleasant. The grounds were well kept. Now the not so good. The place is popular! Very busy in the summer with tourists and wedding parties. We had a wedding reception dominate the upper grass area with dancing and music until late. Wasn't too bad, though. My wife said the bathroom/showers were not clean. I found the Men counterpart to be what you would expect from a bathroom/shower used by swimmers with wet feet and people with shoes, a little muddy and very wet floor. Otherwise I didn't mind the bathroom or showers that much. The sewer hook-up was in the front, by the power and water. Unfortunately, this was about 25 feet from our trailer's drain. We had to pull forward at the end of our stay to dump our grey and black water. Bottom line, we would stay here again, maybe off season or during the weekday.