We were in a waterfront site facing Tillamook Bay. It is not on the ocean but close enough. It is in the Port Of Garibaldi so there is a lot of activity. Good restaurants within easy walking distance. Level sites, easy access for Big Rigs but not the pull throughs. I would have given a 10 but the Wi-Fi kept dropping. Steam engine tours within walking distance. Coast Guard station and lumber mill nearby, but we were not bothered by any noise. Great clamming and crabbing in the Bay at low tide. Very clean campground and attentive owners on site. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Location is great. We had a bay front site and the view was wonderful. We were three sites away from the fence that separates the RV park from the lumber mill, but the noise (what we were able to hear) was not problematic. The office person, was the most helpful I have ever experienced. He truly went above and beyond to help us during our stay, including sharing his recipe for clam fritters. The 7 rating is due to the muddy sites and the fact that all the hookups are on the wrong side of the sites. We did not have enough sewer hose to use the hookups. Seriously, they're all backwards. If you need 30 amp service, you'll need a 50 to 30 adapter in order to hook up since the 30 amps plugs are all set up with 50 amp configurations. In spite of the challenges, we plan to stay here again in the future. May even have a weekend with our Good Sam group later this year. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed in a front row site right on the bay with a great view. Gravel pad with grass, picnic table and fireplace. This is a small park right across from the marina. Two restaurants nearby. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice park for an overnight or a couple of night stay. We had one of the "pull-throughs" with a nice view of the harbor. I say "pull-through" because even though it was, we had to drop off a sidewalk when we pulled out. The manager was very personable and knowledgeable. The shower was actually a converted motel room. We didn't use it, so can't really rate it. Cable TV was more than adequate. Didn't use the Wi-Fi, so can't rate it. Noticed a few permanent residents, but it wasn't trashy. As others have stated, there is a mill near-by. It was running, but didn't bother us at all. Very good access to the boat harbor. The Fisherman's Korner restaurant is a short walk across the parking lot (excellent fresh and fried seafood). Additionally, there are a couple of seafood markets within walking distance. Very good (and cheap) Dungeness crab and fresh oysters. If we're ever in Garibaldi again, we would stay here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We enjoyed our stay due to the close proximity to the boat launch. The manager was a pleasure to do business with. The park was clean and the management was accommodating. Now for the bad news: This park is right next to a wood products mill and it was rather noisy with the sound of heavy equipment running. Fortunately they only operated for 2 shifts and it was quiet at night. The Wi-Fi is so horrible they shouldn't even advertise that they have it. I tried numerous times to get on and over the course of a three day stay I managed to get on line for about 10 minutes before losing signal. If staying here be sure to bring your own water. The water was so heavily chlorinated we were unable to use it for drinking or coffee. Don't even consider boiling your crab in it. Even with the above issues we would stay there again. If internet access is not an issue and you take your own water, it is a great place to stay, (the noise is gone at night). It is worth it to stay right on the bay and just have to walk across a parking lot to get to the boat launch. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 3 / 10 ]
The best thing about this park is that you are just a few walking steps from the BEST fish and chips you have ever had (Fisherman's Korner). Other than that, the next best thing is good cable TV, except at my spot, I had to use a double sided female connector to hook up the cable. This RV park is by the harbor behind the motel in Garibaldi. It's also right next to a Weyerhaeuser lumber plant. The word on the street from the "locals" is that this motel/RV park used to be a haven for "pharmaceuticals" but it had been cleaned up in the last couple of years. The best spots at this park are the ones with a harbor view. If you don't get a harbor view spot, the rest of the park is just a big grass parking lot of RV's. Most of the spots were "pull-in" but not "pull through." Tread lightly when you talk to the manager, apparently she works "90 hours a week" and is easily irritated. Lots of perms in this park. There is only one shower for the RV park. The shower appeared to have been one of the motel rooms converted to a shower room, as there was a "front section" with a couch and the shower area was the area that would have been the bathroom for that motel room. I didn't see any laundry facilities. The wireless was slow and sometimes hard to access. The best time to use the wireless is between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM. It is free and the initial connection is unsecured, but when you start your browser you get a screen which appears to be a "third party" on a proxy server for which the motel had an account for customers to use. You could access the wireless using one of four login ID's and passwords, then you had to keep a popup window minimized. (You don't need to pay, although that option was also on the screen.) Once you got the connection, keeping it was difficult. Just use it for email, don't try to do any bill paying. If you love to go deep sea fishing, and want to stay in Garibaldi, this park is closest to the charter fishing. There are two other RV parks in Garibaldi, and I can't say that any are better than the others. Other than for fishing, I recommend using this park only as an "overnight" if the other RV parks are not available. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is old and tired. Rate is based on group caravan. My site was supposed to have 50 amp but the plug was removed. Wi-Fi was OK for me. The coach next to me went to dump and the camp sewer line was plugged. Not pretty. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Price reflects a group caravan and the actual price was included. This is a busy, dusty, and very crowded campground with no apparent organization to the camp sites. They seemed to just cram sites wherever they could. Sites were also poorly marked. Sites were 30 amp and mostly back in. Interior roads dirt/gravel and very tight. Not a good campground for big rigs. Poor Wi-Fi connection. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had high hopes because the surrounding country is very scenic. The park is large and has lots of various site types. The hookups were old but worked OK. Our site area for travel trailer was not very level-lots of dips and mounds. Some other loops had more level sights. The bathrooms/showers were dirty and in need of repair. The office was to open at 10 AM but we waited until 10:40, nobody showed so we left inserting a note in the door for follow up contact. No response. We would not stay here again unless we were desperate. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Old park, pretty run-down. Notices out that it is under new ownership, and is supposedly being renovated, but there's a lot remaining to be done. A lot of the electric poles were leaning or damaged and the water tasted rusty. Park is centrally located, with restaurants, shopping, wharf "trolling", etc. available. Grassy sites, pretty muddy during our visit. A considerable portion of the park was closed off, perhaps due to ground water saturation. Wide spaces, plenty of privacy, some pull-throughs. A pretty good view, but wharf activity was noisy with heavy equipment, chainsaws, diesel engines and so forth. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have stayed here many times over the past. The place used to have a very nice large pool. They filled it in - so that's gone. Playground is really just a swing set and a see-saw (nothing more). Gravel sites. Current price is OK - but not worth paying any more! Drinking water appeared to have rust or something in it last time we used it. Recommend a screen. They tend to "mess" up reservations and double book on spots. But, usually plenty of room if you gotta move to something else. Don't stay toward the back of the park - hit the middle - everyone else goes for the back of the park! Place also no longer has the marina - they closed it - probably because the small area of the bay is too shallow and needs dredged. New owners took over it and I guess trying to fix things - but seem more of just cutting costs then fixing. Not really impressed and per our last visit - was not really wanting to come back. Big field for tents in middle of place. Some fire rings. It is nice for its location to another close marina for crabbing, etc. Steam engine also is right in front of the park that runs between the two summer holidays - fun to take the family on a small trip. Park seen better days but not the worse thing out there. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.