We wanted to camp at this $10 a night city park while in the Clatskanie area so called ahead of time to see if they had vacancies. They did, per camp host, but he told us the park couldn't accommodate 40 ft motor homes, so after setting up our rig at another CG in the area we drove into town and surveyed the city park. The only rig in site at that time was the camp host's 5th wheel and there were plenty of sites available in an asphalt parking area with nice grounds, we were so sorry we didn't survey the area prior to paying $30 a night at nearby private CG. Several times we drove by the city park and sure enough there were motor homes parked there. We would have gladly given our money to a city park rather than a private CG. We hope other big rig travelers will give them a night or two stay, it's a nice little town and has a nice laundromat and Safeway across the street so you can wash and shop. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Clatskanie City Park is located at: 300 NE Park Street. (Clatskanie, OR 97016) Clatskanie City Park Host: 503-728-3094. Directions: From highway 30 (the lower Columbia River highway). Take Nehalem Street northeast .2 miles to NE 5th street. Turn right (southeast). Take entrance to park (Park ST) approximately .1 miles. 46° 6'14.60"N 123°12'3.24"W. No reservations. First come first serve. RV 11 day limit then, 7 days out. Tent camping limit 3 days. Special stay limits apply during the days around the July 4th, Heritage Days and the 1st weekend in August. Couple full hookup sites ($15/night), 4 water + electrical sites ($10/night), 4 dry sites ($5/night). Great little town. Plenty of room and access for big rigs. Back in sites. Follow route shown in directions. Good Verizon cell / air card service. The park is right on the river. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Like the other review says, this is where you go to disconnect and not be bothered. My family isn't Christian, but aren't bothered by this being a popular retreat for Christian campers. We look forward to making another trip here so we can watch the stars and our dogs can run through the huge open meadow and splash in the creek. Our daughter loved throwing rocks in there. If you like tent-camping, this is only a baby step "up." This is a rustic area, so you need to watch out for kids safety. We have a lot of fond memories of this park and the little town it's near. The only caution is the road getting there off the main road is very windy. So take it very slow for a couple miles and don't worry about cars backing up. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
The only thing keeping this place from getting a 10 is that at certain times of year they are home to a Christian retreat, and if you're not comfortable with a lot of religious Kumbaya, then you won't want to be there during those times. Otherwise, this is my favorite place to go. They make sure you know there cell reception is nil and there is no Internet or TV. This is a place to go to disconnect. It's all rustic. The bathrooms aren't fancy, but if you check the website, you'll realize what you're getting. There's a huge meadow that's great for dogs and kids and for watching the stars. Next time my husband has a week off work, we're going back. Since this place is remote, it's not one to stay at long-term, though I think you can. There are some small stores about a mile away, but that's it. It's nice and quiet and I can't wait to go back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We chose this park for two reasons only. It was close to Hwy 30 to Astoria, Seaside, Cannon Beach along Hwy 101. We also drove to Mt Saint Helen's and up the Columbia River east of Portland. A very rural setting, parked in a field with tall trees behind us where we could not get cell service, satellite service or tv service so we went to the thrift store in town and bought a couple of movies. We think the owner caters mostly to church groups since one was there in the RV section on the property. We never saw that area. We had H20/30 amp electric and drove to the bathhouse to shower which was clean even though there were a lot of grown-ups & kids using it. We saw no washer/dryer facilities. As you drive into the park you will cross a bridge over a creek. The nice owner, brought us a trash can and outdoor table. We parked here in a 40ft motor home for 2 nights at $30 a night which we thought was high. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This RV park allows tent camping if you are a cyclist. Ken and Diana are wonderful and really seem to enjoy having cyclists stay over. The facilities are immaculate, and the showers are hot and strong! Just what we needed after our ride! We are trying to have them added to the ACA maps for other cyclists. Great restful place to stay! We camped here in a Tent.
[ 9 / 10 ]
This hidden gem is between Kelso and Astoria and we found it in Trailer Life Directory. Figured it would be a jewel or a bust...we were elated to find it so nice. It is about two miles off the highway on a paved road and sits down in a valley, along side a beautiful salmon stream. Totally quiet. The owners work at making you happy and comfortable. Spaces are huge with good hookups. Shady or sunny sites. Back ins back to stream. Have a very large grassy meadow for ball games, etc. Baths and showers are old, but very clean with great hot water. At dark, it is pitch black and QUIET. Rate was $25.00 including tax. This is a sleeper...so it you like peace and privacy...go here! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.