The rate cited is the Passport America rate was $16.50 per night plus $3 service fee. I wish they would just raise the rate instead of playing games. This campground is fine for 1-2 days while exploring the area but, for longer stays, I'd move to one of the numerous USFS campgrounds nearby. This place has all wide, reasonably level pull-throughs. Their Wi-Fi is strong and consistent at our site in D Row. The showers and restrooms are old but acceptably clean. The campground is within 100 yards of Rte 97 so it's a bit noisy but that tends to drop off at night. The trains run along Rte 97 but, again, the noise is tolerable. They're obsessive about watering the grass to the point a maintenance man connected a sprinkler to our spigot via a "Y" adapter. It didn't have an anti-siphon device and made me a bit uneasy. I don't like anyone messing with my water. We were told during check-in the campground is going to a membership model and will not accept "transients" in the future. I predict that will be a bad move for this campground. Now that we know about the USFS campgrounds, I doubt we will stay here again when we return next year. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Price reflects RPI membership. Friendly staff, but are really only interested in accommodating long term visitors. We followed all park rules, but were harassed by two long term visitors for having a campfire and various other knit picky issues. Before coming to the resort, I confirmed with them their campfire rules (fire pit off the ground and have a cover.) In the end the resort owner sided with the menacing park dwellers and made us put our campfire out. They offered to move us to a different site, but could not guarantee that we would not be harassed again by any other long termers. They graciously refunded our payment for the week, we were suppose to stay, and apologized for the unwelcoming behavior of the park dwellers. This park is nice if you have no kids, no pets, and do not step foot out of your trailer. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a pros/cons kind of campground. It's not great, although it does have the potential to be one nor is it bad, although if they don't make improvements it wouldn't take long to head that direction. First, the pros: The sites are huge! The park is clean. It is very easy to find and if you are looking to explore the Bend area it is in a great location. It does have a pool, a place to eat and a store. There is great internet access by the entrance. It is a very large park. The cons: The noise from the freeway is distinct and constant. They are right on the freeway. There is no security fence, so you do have exposure to the freeway. (There is about 300' of grass & scrub between). They advertise internet throughout the park. We must have been in the dead zone because it was spotty at best from our site. Their "lodge" is a room with a TV and some books and not well kept at all. There are no activities for the kids, so if they cannot entertain themselves with the pool and the playground, good luck. The only place to put your trash is at the entrance to the park. Finally, they have some "long term" RVers in the park. I realize this is a preference comment, but a few of the trailers made me nervous. Would I stay here again, probably. All in all, we had a positive experience. This is more of an "overnight on your way to somewhere else" place to camp. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Good location as far as easy access to Hwy 97, but a bit noisy for same reason. Big wide long pull through sites. Rate is RPI + $5 a night extra for 50 amps. Close to several nice recreation areas. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an average RV park but with a lot of potential. The sites are huge grassy pull-throughs with plenty of room. The park is clean and well maintained and does have a pool & store, although the day we arrived the store closed at 4pm. The host & staff were friendly but upon checkin they somehow lost our reservation. I asked for a 50amp site and they put me in a site with 30. It's a long hike to dump your trash. You have continuous highway traffic noise as its a wide open field and ~100 yards from the highway. The park feels like a massive mall parking lot except its grass. The kids did like the pool. Two amenities my wife requires is cable TV and a fire-pit: this place has neither. We've stayed here before and use it as just an overnight stay to get to our next destination. I will say this place is a great central base-camp if you want to explore the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We do our week out of Thousand Trails here. Nice to have sewer again and laundry close, although the dryers are not hot and take a while. The park is clean, spacious. The lady checking us in could not have been nicer. We have eaten at the restaurant and it was very good. Great trail right out of the back of the park and the dog loves it. Good location to attractions The rate reflects an RPI membership. We will stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Basically this is a membership park that accommodates others, hence the high rate. The park is old and needs work. The setting is lovely in a large grassy meadow. Some pretty trees in the park. A restaurant is in the park with good food--no alcohol. Good spacing. Downsides are: a soft sell to buy a membership. A lot of the sewer connections are up hill--really. Most sites are 30 amp. Sites are very unlevel in all planes. Moderate road noise. Would pick a different park next time. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A great park. All sites are pull throughs and at least 40 feet wide and 50-70 feet long. Sites are all meadow grass. Good sized heated pool but spa is gone. Free fast Wi-Fi. Rate reflects RPI and 50 Amp. We were in middle of park and no road noise, did hear one train during the night. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Not so much a family friendly park. Our stay here has made me wish I never renewed my ROD membership dues. First off the campground would not honor my ROD membership due to my home resort blacking out ROD members. Finger pointing ensued and I as the customer ended up paying the public rate of $38.00 a night when ROD would have been for free. So, not happy with that as I think the campground could have afforded to let me stay at the ROD, fee free. In hindsight I think we should have stayed up the road. We wanted to use the campground as a base of operations as we explored the area including Crater Lake and the Lava Lands National Monument. We stayed in site E29. All the sites are pull through and accommodated our rig perfectly. The pool was nice and clean but as with the vast majority of the park needed updating. The playground though in existence was run down and contributed to the overall, non-kid friendly atmosphere. Many full timers here and though I am up to talking with folks, it seems I was doing EVERYTHING wrong as at least four individuals needed to come up and give unsolicited advice. The bathrooms, though clean and functional, except when a toilet was flushed, were outdated. Camp store is minimally stocked. Overall this campground would cater to: (1) Senior citizens who are full timers and stay in their rigs 24/7, (2) passer throughs. I would not stay here again and pay the $38.00 per night. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice wide open park (no trees) with wide spaces and full utilities. Wi-Fi worked great. Nice warm pool. Friendly staff. Accepts mail. Good for bike riding. Close to great tourist sites. Enjoyed my week here very much using Coast to Coast membership, and would give it a 10 if not for the road noise right next to it and the nearby train though neither one bothered me a bit inside my rig. Also, the hot tub is closed and covered over. Would stay again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice campground with huge spaces. Lots of room between sites. Little to no shade. We stayed here two weeks. Close to Bend and lots to see including a beautiful waterfall just up the road from the park. Restaurant was good, but has a very small selection. We woke up every morning to a view of the 3 sisters and Mt. Bachelor. Some noise from the highway, but not enough to keep us from sleeping well. Some dust on the main roads, but none on the side roads. Laundry was cheap: $1.00 per load. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was a stop over on the way home. Very nice and spacious park. We were surprised to see the office open at eight pm. A little noise from hiway and rail line but not bad. We will return to this park when we explore the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Well I read all of the reviews regarding this RV Park, and yes they are all true. Majority of the park is only 30 amp service, there are more rules and regulations at this park, you can't have your door mat further than 30" from your steps, I guess they don't want you to kill the cow grazing grass. This place reminds me of a "COW PASTURE." Site are wide, grassy, with dirt roads. We stayed here on Coast to Coast and although it was on points, I will not stay here again! Moooooooo We camped here in a Motorhome.
Most of the facilities were closed when we were there, however there was a little restaurant on the premises which was open and well thought out. Food was good, it was nice not having to cook after a long day of travel. Next to US 97, convenient, however there will be road noise if your windows are open. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a “membership” park that accepts nonmembers with both a nightly and monthly rate. There is no weekly rate and our price reflects the monthly rate. Electricity is included in all rates. We stayed here for two months while having some medical issues taken care of in Bend. The park is basically a huge field right next to Highway 97 with railroad tracks very close as well, which makes for plenty of noise. The park staff is fantastic, who bend over backward to help make your stay a pleasant one. There is propane available, movie rental and fax service that can be used for free. We were parked in the very last row and at times we had power outages, especially when air conditioners were being used. I highly recommend plugging into a surge protector rather than directly into the park’s power. Mine kicks off my power at, I believe 104 volts and we got there several times. Water pressure can be low at times as well. Wi-Fi very, very weak at times, especially in the evening. The park is close to several Central OR attractions including Newberry Volcanic Monument and two OR scenic byways. Makes sure you follow the rules especially the 5 MPH and the limit on the size of patio mats. Pets cannot be left unattended at anytime and the rule is strictly enforced. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We made reservations at Cascade Meadows through ROD well in advance of our early August heck-in. Upon arrival we were told rather brusquely that we could not have a full hook-up site due to a rally on the weekend. When we inquired into the location of the dump station we were informed that there wasn't one. Because we were preparing to head into a week of dry camping we really needed to be caught up with laundry, showers and housework, all of which would be much nicer with a sewer hook-up instead of having to disconnect, run up the road and pay to use the dump station at a truck stop. We were about to "make do" with what was available until we noticed that the voltmeter in our coach was registering less than 105 volts. The campground has a rule about using only one air conditioner but with such dangerously low voltage even that would have been a problem. Rather than risk damage to our coach's electrical system, we located an alternate campground and departed Cascade Meadows the next morning, spending only one night instead of the five we had intended. If there was a lack of power with the campground only half full, one can only imagine what happens when they have a full house, especially with the hot weather that was predicted. Although we've learned to never say never, it will a long time before we'd consider returning to Cascade Meadows. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for 1 week @36.56/day totaled $292.00. Paid as a "public" guest. This is a nice park in a great location. Beware of the rules regarding patio mats on the "grass" and the use of more than 1 air conditioner. Location is key: minutes away from Newberry Caldera - Paulina and East lakes as well as the Obsidian Flow (all in relatively the same location). Close to Bend and the cascade lakes highway. One thing I should mention is the loud trains at night. I counted sometimes 3 trains just overnight. Not to mention the ones going through during the day (I am already awake so I was not counting them ). I did wake up in the night to the train horns. Thought it was worth mentioning in case some of you are light sleepers. Pool is in disrepair but clean and the water was warm at least the time we were there. Sites each have a picnic table and electrical was at par but the water pressure was a little on the light side. Restaurant on-site is closed and has not been replaced yet so that is a minus. Store isn't well stocked with anything useful except lots of ice cream. Location, location, location is the key here and at least it's not a dirt farm. Lots of green and they encourage watering the grass. Happy camping. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We made reservations to stay here using our ROD membership for one week. When we arrived I was advised that it was their busy season and by contract they only had to provide us with water and electric and if we wanted sewer it was $3.00 a night extra. We've never seen these charges using our ROD Plus membership. We checked in, paid for the sewer and only 30amp site. After reading through the paper work given us after setting up, we found the following information. You can only run one air conditioner (AC) at a time (glad we didn't pay for 50amp). If you leave your site, while away you are required to turn your AC off to help them conserve energy. If you do not turn it off they state they have the right to unplug you. We have pets and find this unacceptable. Other than that, the park is clean and has large grass pull-throughs. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here using our ROD membership: in site 9 with 50 amp, grass, table, gravel pad. Had easy check in with nice personnel. Had to pull all the way forward to have satellite TV. WiFi was good, also Verizon cell phone. There was noise from hwy 97. Only other complaint is the pot holes in the park. Still not good. Yes, we would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Easy access to this campground from the highway. Quick and friendly check-in process. The spots are long, wide and all grass. The entire park is in a large meadow. We have stayed here before. This year the pool was finally up and running. The restaurant was very reasonable and served a very good meal. We could use our aircard and Verizon. They did have Wi-Fi and sold propane. We always enjoy our stay at this park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice park near Hwy 97/La Pine OR. Close to lots of places to visit (Lava Bed National Monument, etc.). Sites are well spaced and lots of grassy areas. ROD members pay a $2.80/day fee but well worth the charge. Lots of views of surrounding mountains...Mt. Bachelor, etc. Wi-Fi a little weak but adequate. Would stay here again when in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Without a doubt, this is one of the nicest parks we have stayed at. The sites, all pull thrus are spacious and grassy. The park is easy in and easy out. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice park with a lot of wide open spaces. What is really impressive is, the owner Al, who makes himself known to everyone and is especially gregarious. The restaurant is a hidden gem, with very reasonable nightly specials that are delicious. I highly recommend this park to all types of travelers, overnighters, and longterm. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is tired. Wi-Fi was down, pool and spa were empty (and looked like they'd been that way for quite a while), no cable TV, uneven sites, etc. The fountain near the entrance was dry and dirty and all the buildings need repair and paint. There are signs for everything: parking on the "grass", speeding, dog waste, extra guests, etc. All with the threat of being, "Asked to leave the park and not return." The store didn't even have the most basic of supplies. Just a few miles from LaPine which is a nice little town and 20 miles from Bend. Don't miss Newberry Volcanic Park: it was awesome! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for 4 nights during the Rally in Redmond. I found it quiet and well maintained. I didn't use the showers or restrooms but looked in at them and they looked ok. They have a GREAT restaurant on site and very reasonably priced. It is right beside the highway but I didn't hear any noise. The ladies at the desk warned us about a train that was across the highway but it sure didn't bother me. I heard it occasionally but kind of enjoyed the train sounds. I plan on coming back again, especially for the restaurant. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed for several nights. This is a pleasant park and beautiful area. We were not bothered by the railroad tracks. Although the park was understaffed, the managers worked hard to keep the office running smoothly and maintain the landscaping. We will stay there in the future. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here as AOR member , but have stayed here in the past. Very nice long and wide spaces on grass. The WIFI was very poor and again the pool was closed. People in office were friendly but very slow. It is right off the highway and near railroad tracks. But it didn't bother us in the least We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here with our Enjoy America membership. The staff was cordial, the restrooms clean, the proximity to the Highway was a bit too close for my taste. However, that isn't why I'm giving this RV park only an average rating...the train coming through and the long horns associated with it, caused me to not be able to get back to sleep the one night we stayed here. If it had only been one or two trains, I could've tolerated it, but I think we had four trains that night. *whew!* Trains and their schedules are certainly not in the control of the owners but it was a distraction to an otherwise restful night of sleep that was hard to ignore. It seems that the pool is being renovated and is closed due to this and only one of the two showering/toilet facilities are open. The shower was fine except for the window screens. The window screens were torn and allowed lots of bugs into the restroom area as it was necessary to vent the area while showering. The open field for the park is fine but doesn't allow for too much in the way of separation between neighbors. This type of RV park is fine for a one night stay. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park accepts RPI,ROD,and CC. Easy access from highway US97 and is approximatly 10 miles North of La Pine. Last time we were there had satellite hook-up at the office for the internet for a fee. Friendly owners, gravel interior roads with grassy sites. Very well maintained. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here over Labor Day, very nice as usual. However I notice they have Wi-Fi for a very spendy price: $5per hour or $10 per day. I think the price should be included. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a woodsy spot near the lake. There are cabins down by the water and a regular campground nearby without power and water. The site is beautiful with tall trees, not busy, beautiful lake. The cabins/restaurant area has Wi-Fi but we didn't try it. The showers are open to the public so the bathrooms and showers get heavy use. The area is known for its hiking and fishing. A beautiful spot. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park is open once again, now with new owners who are really working to make the park the nicest in La Pine. They are painting the buildings and making sure everything works. Cable TV is limited but thats because its La Pine and not their fault. Restrooms are older but very clean and well stocked and the showers work as they should. Sites seem to be pretty level (ours was) clean and easy to get into. They owners seem to be really trying to make this a nice park and we will definitely stay here again when we return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Hidden Pines IS open for RV camping. We really enjoyed our stay; we prefer quiet campgrounds off the main roads and do not need any special amenities such as a pool or a recreation hall; this fit the bill for us. Super friendly hosts; we arrived just in time to join a pot-luck lunch. Very tidy and well-kept grounds. The only thing lacking as far as we were concerned was Wi-Fi. We understand some sites can get it, but not ours. Be aware that this is a small campground about half full with full-timers and quite a few others stay long term, so it may be difficult to get a reservation. We were very glad we could get a spot! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Rate is Good Sam rate. Since we don't have pets we decided to stay here. The park which is located among pine trees was neat, clean, and very quiet with gravel roads and sites. The last block to the park on Wright Ave. was dirt. The owner was away and the couple running the park was very friendly and helpful. RV park rules re: pets says, "Pets: must be on a leash and cannot be left unattended outside your RV. Please clean up after your pet and deposit droppings (in a plastic baggie) in the garbage trailer. Walk pets outside the park. (See manager for suggestions) Pets must not disrupt others in the park. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My wife and I have been camping for 15+ years, and this is the first time we have ever driven away from a campground as soon as we arrived! We pulled in and parked, and my wife went to walk the dog while I registered. Before I could get out and close the door on the coach, I heard a woman sternly telling my wife that she needed to take the dog off the property, that they were not allowed to do their 'business' in the campground. Now I'm used to carrying a bag when I walk the dog, but no campground has ever told me to take the them off the property (presumably to the neighbors). I asked this person if the dogs were a problem, and she answered 'not if you take them elsewhere, that animals were not allowed to take care of 'business' in the campground. I have to say that more than this unreasonable rule, her attitude made me feel totally unwelcome, no hello, no introduction, no welcome, just take your animal to the neighbors! I recommend anyone traveling with animals to stay as far from this place as possible, that shouldn't be hard to do, the area has several other very nice parks that actually make you feel welcome when you arrive. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I must admit that I based my decision to stay at this park on the positive reviews that were posted on this website. That just shows that the validity and the authors of these reviews have to be considered when making the decision to stay at any RV park. After arriving we were made to listen to a half hour orientation session as to the rules that are not to be violated in the slightest. The owners take vigilance to the power of ten. The best description for them would be administrators of a prison colony. I noticed people leaving after a short stay and asked what the problem was, only to be told that they were uncomfortable with the constant badgering by the owners about rule infractions. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The other parks in La Pine are noisy places right off Hiway 97, most full of permanent residents whose rigs haven't budged in years. Head to this small, quiet, wooded park instead. Just added free WiFi this season. Owners are on site, friendly and very attentive. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a pretty, quiet, wooded park, well maintained and very comfortable. Modem access
is available in 15-minute sessions standing at the front desk, from 9am to 9pm daily...and to my knowledge, this is the only park in LaPine that offers it. The owners were friendly and accommodating, but also vigilant about addressing any problems. Many of the sites are perfect for long stays, with large grassy areas and picnic tables. A few "up-front" are simple gravel pull-thrus with water/electric, just right for quick overnights. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We reserved our spot through ReserveAmerica and stayed in the middle loop. VERY crowded and cramped together sites. We had one of the more spacious spots. There were so many children riding bikes everywhere that it was difficult to get to our site. Electric and water were good. A nice woodsy feel to the park, but because of the time of the year it was loud and hectic with screaming children and barking dogs, so we hooked up and stayed inside our rig. The park looks like it is set up well with a recycling station. Probably would not stay here again, but it appears to be a great family park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We arrived without a reservation and chose to stay in the north loop. The camp host was super friendly and helpful in showing us which sites were unoccupied and would accommodate our motor home. Roads in the north loop were rather narrow, and there were some trees that made it somewhat difficult to back into the site we chose. Site had water and 30 amp electric, no sewer. We have both Sprint and Verizon data coverage, and we were able to get just enough signal from one (don't remember which) of those carriers to communicate with the outside world. The garbage and recycling areas are located a good distance from the camp sites, but the location is convenient to drop off everything as you exit the park. There is a dump station on-site. One thing this park had that we've not seen at other state parks was a fenced off-leash dog run area. The north loop appeared to have more space between the sites and it was more heavily wooded than the other two loops. If you're in a larger rig, I (the wife) would recommend either the middle or south loops. The husband thought the north loop was fine. We pulled out of our site on the first attempt, but it did take some maneuvering to get into the site initially. There were lots of families enjoying the park during the two days we were there. We would stay at this park again if passing through the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great home base for taking in the sights in Central Oregon. Typical of Oregon, the campground is very clean and efficient. The sites are large and open. The only drawback is a lack of disposal areas within the campground. You have to haul your garbage and recycles to a site on the way out. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have camped here for nearly 30 years. While this park has gone through some changes it is still a typical Oregon State Park, meaning it is well maintained, clean and in a wonderful location. They have repaved the south loop this month, with plans to do more upgrades in the future. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Sites very tight and close together. Branches scraped RV. Access roads narrow. Can only stay one night unless reserved in advance. Reservation requirement not stated in 2012-2013 official state park guide. Must have Internet access to make reservations or can call mon-fri from 8-5pm. Very inconvenient. Will not return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I don't usually rate Oregon State Parks because they are what they are. Good and very camping like. However, if you have a bigger rig they make it tough. As an example, they will list a pull though at 79 ft but the curve is so great that they are usually very tough to get into. They also don't tend to keep their trees trimmed for either motorhomes or fifth wheels. This is a great campground. I just wish they would consider the bigger guys as well. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The location on the Deschute River is ideal, but the policy of closing loops to crowd campers together results in a summer holiday weekend effect. Campers to the right, to the left, as close as can be, screaming kids from first light to well after dark, and no escape. I couldn't wait to get back on the road. Too bad. Sites are fairly level, fairly easy to pull through. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Terrific potential, poor execution. It's a huge state park, deep in the forest. Yet sites are jammed very close together, spoiling the experience. Might as well stay in a parking-lot-style park. It's almost as if they used the layout of a different park, which doesn't match the site. There's a nearby river, but park is oddly some distance away, with just two official paths to the river, plus many of unofficial paths that go right through campsites. If sites were better separated, there could be lots more river access. And the entire park should be closer to the river, which is really the ONLY attraction. The park is truly in the sticks, a long drive from major city Bend (La Pine is also some distance away and barely a town). TV and cellphone service is mostly absent, and satellite TV is iffy due to many trees. There's no reason to drive so far to get so little in such a potentially wonderful place. I won't go back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We enjoyed our stay at La Pine State Park. It has excellent mountain biking trails and hiking trails. The river is right on site but does not look like many people swim in it except at the day use area. Agree with previous reviews:quiet, nice host, beautiful park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice State park. Clean, on site camp hosts that really care. Very quiet in day and no noise after 10pm. Fairly easy to maneuver a 40' motorhome and several more were in the park as well as large 5th wheels. Many pull through although you may have to back into a pull through. Sewer, electric and water available. Showers are clean. Satellite reception can be tricky but who cares; you're camping. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We liked the campground. The spaces were spacious and quiet and clean. We would have liked to stay closer to activities but the price was good. Would stay again if nothing closer was available. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice (typical) Oregon State Park. High desert country, but set in thick pines, so is much cooler than surrounding area. Easy back-in, level, full hook-up site. Excellent restroom/shower rooms (compare to Washington or California State Parks- yuck). Convenient to Bend, Crater Lake NP, Newberry Volcanic NM etc. A long drive, but we will definitely go back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
While the state has upgraded to 50 Amp service recently, a lot of the sites are getting cramped by the trees. Large rigs need to be very careful when choosing a site not to get damaged by a tree. This has always been one of our favorite camping places and despite the tight spaces, still is. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Another very nice Oregon State Park campground. It's a few miles off the highway, so was very quiet. We would definitely return to this one for more than just an over-night stop. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites are FHU, mostly level, shaded all for $17! Only thing, it fills fast! and cell/internet is iffy, big rig friendly, friendly staff, clean RR/showers; river walk and trails of all kinds ... We camped here in a Motorhome.
The State of Oregon Park service finally upgraded the power from 20 amp to 50 amp this past winter on the middle and south loops. The north loop is still only 20 amp. If you have a larger 5th wheel, or motorhome, I suggest you use the middle loop. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very nice park with great walking trails and plenty to do. It is old and dated. The electric there is not even 30 amp, so air conditions will "trip" the switch on occasion. The sewer connections are the old fashion 90 degree elbow type. The roadways are narrow, and I had a very difficult time placing my fifth wheel in what was reported to be a 50 foot pull through. Nothing had been mentioned about the 45 degree bend in the driveway. I had to back in from the top. Still, we spent a very pleasant 3 nights there and will return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I suppose you can say this park has big rig access, but it's not designed for big rigs. It has very few long sites and the 8? foot site we got took some maneuvering to get through and into with our 5er and semi. The pull-thru was curved and trees were close enough that careful consideration was paid to not damage the rig or the trees. The rangers said they'd never seen our combination in the park before. Since this is a state park, to say it's BUSY is an understatement. It's a great family park, like most of Oregon's state parks. It's in a beautiful setting, like most of Oregon's parks. It offers easy access to a whole lot of what Oregon has to offer outdoors. It's affordable. Downsides are 20 Amp electricity only. Very few sites with sewer, and the sewer connections are nearly nonfunctional. They are side-feed pipes, meaning drainage goes in from the side, not the top, and at ground level. We couldn't screw the sealing ring into it, so we just set the hose into the pipe and placed something over it to hold it in place. This means you don't drain your black tank, because there's back drainage out of the pipe onto the ground. The good thing is that the rangers said they're closing the park this winter for 7 months and refitting all the sites with 50 amp and new sewer systems. It'd be great if they widened the sites a little and added some more big ones. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We enjoyed this park very much nice wooded spaces plenty of privacy between spaces it is best to stay in the loop with out full hook ups they are much closer together and very noisy it is best here to just opt for the water and electric nice nature trais on the river and very kind helpful campground host in this section they only have 20 amp service so make sure you have an adapter we did not and the campground host let us borrow one we only stayed one night but wished we had longer We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed in the north loop which was a bit of a challenge for our big 5er. But the area was roomy and quiet compared to the RV loop around the store. It was central to many side trips. BUT the mosquitos are HORRIBLE!! or at least they were in June We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Many folks rave about LaPine but we were not all that thrilled. We stayed in the loop without the full hookups because we wanted more space and indeed there was quite a bit of room between sites, but compared to other Oregon State Parks, LaPine seemed tired and worn. There was a huge pollen bloom and the mosquitoes seemed to be having a convention so perhaps that shaded our opinion. Still, the location is great, the cost low and there's no shortage of pine trees so its hard to be too critical. Plenty of trails for hikes and lots of pretty river views nearby too. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a well maintained park. I stayed only a short time but enjoyed the park a lot. The Rangers were efficient and helpful. The only drawback was the crowding at the first of summer, when I stayed there. I would return and stay maybe before school is out though. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice state park with adequate facilities, bathrooms were dated but clean, sites had 20 amp service, park is in beautiful area and many recreational locations are within an easy distance. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The fifth stop on our recent family vacation was La Pine State Park, about thirty miles south of Bend. We had a great time here, but sadly the park is in need of some maintenance. The loop roads and pads are in poor shape. There are plenty of hookups, but all are 20amp, OK with us, but not many of you. The bathrooms are clean, but very dated except the shower building. The garbage and recycling are up the hill near the entrance gate instead of the camp. The state park is in a lovely pine forest on a series of bends of the Deschutes River. There are three campground loops. First you will come to the North loop, where we stayed. This is the most spacious of the three. There are no river views from any sites, but many short walks through the pine forest. The middle loop is where the showers are. Both the middle and south loop are more tightly packed, but still OK. The pine forest doesn't give much privacy, so we liked the more spacious North loop. But the reason we loved La Pine was the trail system. The park is filled with miles of beautiful hiking and biking trails. We couldn't even come close to riding them all in the two days we were there. If you like to mountain bike on moderate trails, this is the place for you. Another great thing about La Pine is the location. The park is five miles off Hwy 97. Just a mile down the road is the turnoff for the amazing Newberry National Volcanic Monument(which has some beautiful campgrounds as well). Just to the north on 97 are the Lava Lands Center, the Lava Cast Forest, the Lava Tube, and the High Desert Museum. If you want to explore all of this, La Pine can be a great jumping off point. Although the park reminded my of the financial difficulty in maintaining state parks these days, I will probably return someday if only to ride the rest of those trails... We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Sites on middle loop only have 20 amp service. With big rigs (we have a 43' 5ver) be prepared to get out and move tree limbs so as not to tear off antennas and such. Tight area to drive in but doable. Staff was friendly. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great park. Have been here numerous times since 1999. Try to visit at least every other year. Good spacing between sites. Good walking paths near river. Lots of good wildlife to view. Don't forget peanuts for the squirrels! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Paved sites, nice separation between them. Frozen water spigot in the morning. Thankfully the sun was out and didn't take too long to thaw. This is our second visit and we'll return again. Lots of new trails for walking/biking. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Finding a park in the Bend vicinity without highway and RR noise is a challenge...this one
certainly qualifies. Great location and a nice variety of sites for everything from a tent to a big rig. Sites all require some leveling and many don't have much visual separation from neighbors. If you go late or early in the season be forewarned: 2 of the 3 loops are closed and only a few sites have winterized water hook-ups. The state reservation systen doesn't tell you which ones. Plan on bringing your own water. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
Very nice state park. Have been coming here since 1998. Friendly staff and camp hosts.
Will continue to come back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Beautiful state park in the Eastern Cascades. Large shaded sites and lots of things to
do. Stayed there as a overnight stop but am planning as a destination stop next year. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Located along the Deschutes River, 22 miles south of Bend this is a really nice rustic, wooded cg with full hookups, firepits and lots of trails. Deer roamed through our site each day. We camped here in a camper.
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. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Beautiful sites on/near Lava Lake and Little Lava Lake. Sites are close together. there is a small store and boats for rent. Lots to do: hiking, mountain biking, fishing. The view is beautiful, and numerous wildlife. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Located in the Newberry National Volcanic Monument, Paulina Lake is the first campground within the caldera. The campground is located on Paulina Lake with a boat ramp available. The sites are located in the woods with ample space for setting up tents or campers. The facilities include flushing toilets and water throughout the campground. The facility does require a $10 fee for entering the National Monument. The site was level and wood was available. The park was beautiful with nice hikes around the Paulina and East Lake, on an Obsidian Lava Flow, and to the top of Paulina Peak. The night we stayed was cold (35 degrees), but the sky was clear and the stars beautiful. There are two small resorts with stores and restaurants in the monument and a small visitor center. We camped here in a Tent.
The sites were very close together. No amenities other than a dog area that is very close to the highway. Spaces were very tight and with parking allowed on the roads, difficult to get into assigned space. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a decent park on Hwy 97 south of Bend. If you are exploring the area or passing through and need a place to stay. There are several apparent full time rigs here, most in decent shape. The campground is all gravel except for the interior road. There is very, if any, space between RV sites in the main loop. Hook up's are fine but a bit far to the end. There was no concrete pad at our site. You get some highway noise and train noise but that said neither bothered us. I'd stay here again if we were passing through. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The photos on their website showed people in the woods, lakes, etc. However, there were no trees anywhere on the park grounds, it was a bit misleading. The photo of the office shows trees in the background, but they were way back. There was no Wi-Fi the 3 days we were here. They advertised free breakfast which was some kind of 'milk' shake that the hosts sold. The park was mostly residents. We had reserved 3 spaces together online a month before, received confirmation, which we had with us, and followed up with a phone call. When we arrived they did not have spaces together for us. We would not return to this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate reflects weekly of $140. A very clean and neat RV park. Has excellent WiFi. The hook ups are way back, so needed extra sewer hose. Some hwy and train noise but not bothersome. Very nice little town, has lots of eating places. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great Passport America park. We got a good rate and the park is passable. It is right on the highway and near a train track but the staff is friendly and the facilities are clean. Good for overnight stops as you head toward Bend or points north. We'd use the park again but not for extended stays. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Slightly misrepresented on web page. It's a gravel parking lot with a lot of "residents". Hosts were very friendly, Cable was bad, wifi iffy. Bathrooms/showers were the hi-light. Next to a Les Schwab, a very loud train, and highway traffic. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
What everyone else has stated is true -- we really liked this campground. The manager (owner?) was very nice and helpful. There was lots of space between sites and the lawn and trees were beautiful. It was quiet and peaceful. We were parked near the office and I had no problem with the Wi-Fi at all. If we are back in the area I know we will stay there again! We used our own bathroom so didn't use theirs, but looked inside and they were clean and roomy, albeit old. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
There are two sections to the Riverview Trailer Park. The first section is a trailer park which is kept very well. The second section is the RV park. There are mostly long term residents at the campground. The grounds have plenty of grass and it is obvious that the owners take great pride in their establishment. The interior road and sites are gravel. The widths of the sites are a little narrow, but there should not be a problem getting into them. Some sites are more level then others. There is a picnic table at each site but no BBQ stand. All sites have FHU with 30/50 amp electricity. The bathroom and showers were a little dated but very clean. There are two washers and two dryers and are reasonable priced. Wi-Fi is available, but the signal was weak at our site (we did not use it). Verizon air card and cell phone worked well. Cable TV is also available. Your GPS will probably tell you to take Doe Lane from Burgess Road. Doe Lane is a dirt road. A better route would be to continue on Burgess Road to the traffic light. Turn right onto South Huntington road. The RV park will be on your left. We would come back here again if we were in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We found this little park after checking into another park in town that we considered unacceptable for more than one night. We are happy that the first one was so bad as to force us to look elsewhere, because this one is a jewel. We are almost reluctant to praise it for fear that there will not be room when we return. Nothing fancy, just large, flat, shady sites with good hookups including free Wi-Fi and cable TV. Cash or checks only. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the best RV park in La Pine if you are just looking for peace, quiet no amenities. The grounds are well kept. The owner couldn't be nicer, second year here and will definitely stay again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Excellent park. Very clean and beautifully landscaped. Friendly and helpful owner. Off leash dog area on property near river. Perfect location for visiting Bend and Sisters area. Would definitely stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice, clean, quiet park; the grounds and facilities are very well-kept, clean, and mature, with lots of lawn and shade trees. There are a number of long-term residents with few open sites. Management is friendly and hands-on, keeping the park clean, quiet and organized. Pets must be on leash and approved by management. There are no facilities or playgrounds for kids. If you're a mature camper, looking for a great spot to get off the road for a while and relax, this park is perfect. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We enjoyed 7 days at Twin Lakes Resort. They only have 22 sites on a single loop. The loop is not too wide. I think we were the biggest rig staying there (36' long). Getting into our slot #2 was a little tricky as there is not a lot of room to swing in. But the slot itself was long and spacious enough. #2 has 30 amp - not 50. Don't know if 50 amp is available on other spaces or not. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The restrooms and showers were old fashioned but reasonably clean. A very woodsy setting with nice level trails and the fishing was marginal. Avoid sites near the dumpsters as the smell is a bit bad. Many families had camped there each year forever. A well stocked store and nice restaurant. We camped here in a Motorhome.