Date of Stay: July, 2011
We LOVE Diamond Lake. We have been going here for 40+ years. There are 3 campgrounds around the lake. Diamond Lake Campground is on the east side of the lake and thus gets a lot of wind. It is a lovely ,well established park, but does NOT have any hook-ups. There are only a handful of pull-through spots; the rest are all back-in, many of which have a bit of a steep ramp to negotiate. In our experiences, June and July have relentless mosquitoes. They have ruined some of our trips. So now we go as early in the year as possible, when the campgrounds open in May or late in September and into October.
Date of Stay: June, 2011
We have come to this campground for over 20 years, back when the salmon fishing was actually good on the Siletz River. Unfortunately the Chinook runs have diminished and it's rare for fishermen to catch a beautiful fish most days. All salmon are hatchery fish, so you can keep what you catch. The park has boat moorage which allows fishermen to take off early in the morning or come back late at dusk. There is crabbing in the Siletz bay; however ,negotiating the shallow bay waters can be significantly risky. The park sits back from the ocean a few miles which provides shelter from the strong coastal winds. There are many returning campers who are loyal to the park and may be rather cliquish for new campers wanting to enjoy the area. This park sits on a beautiful spot on the river and provides lots of activity for boating, fishing and relaxing. The owners live on the property and are wonderful hard working folks.