Made reservations at this park for Labor Day weekend since the owner told me the park was "brand new"...When we pulled in, we were SHOCKED, as it wasn't an RV park at all, but more like a permanent resident park, and all the trailers in there were GARBAGE. We pulled to our "site" with the help of a resident with one tooth in his head and the owner. While my friend was backing in, I left to find another campground as I was NOT going to stay here! We left without paying the rest of our fees, as we were there 15 minutes and didn't unload a thing! Our party dubbed this place the "Norman Bates RV Park"! DO NOT CONFUSE this RV park with EEL CREEK CAMPGROUND, as it is just up the street from this dive and is simply BEAUTIFUL! We camped here in a camper.
Passport America rate. Park kind of grew on us. At first we thought "not much" but as we sat and enjoyed the view, we decided it was pretty good. Wi-Fi spotty, we used Verizon. Lively pub/pizza parlor. We launched our PortaBote. View from the water was great. Check-in was slow. Would definitely stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had not stayed here in two years so were surprised by the deterioration of this once pleasant park. The current condition is appalling. Many sites are permanently filled with rundown rigs whose belongings are scattered outside. The permanent residents are not located in one area of the park but are scattered throughout. Our neighbors to the front repeatedly used our yard as a shortcut to the restrooms. Their very large dogs were allowed to poop and leave it anywhere. The dumpster was a garbage truck you needed to drive to in order to take out the trash. Our rate reflects AOR price. We paid for two nights but left after one. Would not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We only stayed here one night, but it was safe and clean and quiet. There was a pizza pub with lake view at the park that was walking distance from the sites. They offered excellent, hand tossed pizza with fresh ingredients. They had easy access pull through sites that were level. We'd stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
My husband and I have camped at this park dozens of times over the years. We recently returned for Memorial Day weekend and we're so disappointed by the changes we saw on the property. What was once a thriving RV community, is now quite run down. The on site store used to be very well stocked with not only groceries, but some sporting goods. The shelves were poorly stocked and very limited items. The beer and ice were so expensive, it's worth the 2 mile drive to Kays IGA. The bar has good service and friendly bartenders but the drinks are watered down. The laundry mat is still there but I didn't use it. The park sells deeded lots so some of the folks live there year round or for extended periods. There's obviously no age limit for the RV nor are there any housekeeping rules as some of the sites look pretty bad. The bathrooms showed the most wear. Literally half of the toilets were out of order. The shower curtains were worn out and dirty, the stalls were not clean and the ceiling had mold covering it. My husband says it was the same in the men's bathroom. This was Memorial Weekend, the kickoff to the summer camping season!! They purchased a garbage truck and removed all of the garbage cans. Campers are forced to drive their garbage down to the entrance. We paid $51.00 a night for two of us plus another $8.00 a night for a 2 more. The place was empty for a holiday weekend. The staff is friendly but the rates are way too high for what is offered. Sadly, we will not return again. We will however, stay next door. Hope this was helpful. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Four days over a weekend. Did not see the problems associated with previous reviews. There is a bar/pizza parlor on premises, but it is away from the sites behind the office. Did not hear any noise from the place. The RVs we saw were clean and up to date, especially those for long termers. Place was as clean as could be expected, Wi-Fi was ok. The cable good and views of the lake wonderful. I personally like the idea of the large garbage truck at the exit rather than several trashy dumpsters located in the park. Would stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
KEEP DRIVING- this campground is a real looser. Upon check-in the office lady told me all about how some local gang stole her GPS out of her car so you need to keep your belongings secure. Half the park has some of the rattiest full time trailers I have ever seen. The owner has opened a bar on the property, and it attracts all kinds. On the Friday night we were there, one of there "homeless" regulars slept in his car playing Elvis as loud as it would go until 5:30am. Then on Saturday night when the bar closed at 2am the bikers left revving their engines as loud as possible. I asked for the owner to come to our site when he got in, but he did not. The office girls told me they knew he would not because he did not care. Also, a guy fishing on the dock, one of the full timers, told us he would not eat the fish from the lake because there was a septic dump station up the ridge across from the campground. It is big rig friendly, but we will stay elsewhere next time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I should've paid more attention to the reviews that mentioned the pub and the run-down RVs here. First, the pub was 100 yards away and yet we had sleepless nights with the extremely loud music, people and motorcycles until after 2 and 3 a.m. Ironically, their first rule states their quiet hours begin at 10 p.m., like most parks. When we asked to speak to the owner about it he refused. Second, the dilapidated RVs here are worse than we've seen in years of travel. Long-term residents and work campers are fine with us, but a lot of these have junk yards out front and frankly, they look like they should be condemned. One lady told us she had had some things stolen and that there was a gang of kids running around who were not being dealt with. Also notable, there were NO trash cans anywhere except a large garbage truck at the side of the long entrance road. No surprise, there was a good deal of trash blowing around the grounds. We will not be back here due to the horrendous management by the owner, which is a shame because the park has so much potential. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great park, very quiet and big pull throughs. Wi-Fi is free and good. Cable is good. Quiet during day and night, just on the lake. The part where they put us was paved, table, fire pit and nice green grass. The older part (they call it central) is gravel with grass. Lots of longstayers over there and some of them with very, very, old RV's who couldn't drive one mile anymore. We did not have any problems with that part. Ask for a spot in the executive part. We stayed with PPA and would come back if visiting Oregon Dunes. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Paved, level sites with plenty of room between sites. The waterfront sites are extra and they charged extra for 30 or 50 amp service. Wifi and ATT cell service worked great. The staff was helpful and the onsite restaurant/bar serves the best pizza. The park is well maintained and a few permanent residents that aren't an issue as the park is pretty large. Not much in the town, we used it as a base to visit the Oregon Dunes and other drives along the coast. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The rate reflects PPA. This is a nice park on a lake with lots of birds. The showers are hot and clean. There is a small store a pub with pizza and sandwiches. Nice long pull through sites. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Things were pretty wet this week (not the fault of the park) and some sites were pretty wet. AOR park but charges extra for 30AMP or 50AMP and cable. Free Wi-Fi at the site, pizza pub on site ($$$) with great pizza. Clean rest rooms. They don't seem to enforce the dogs on leash rule nor the "pick up after your dog" so there is dog **** around on some sites. But over all it's a nice park and we would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Friendly staff. Good hookups. Our site was on the pavement with grass. Each site has a fire ring, table and small trees. Some of the sites have dirt or gravel parking with grass. The only complaint we had was the disposal of garbage. It is a garbage truck parked in the storage area. No re-cycling. The rate was AOR with extra for 50 amp charge. We camped here in a Motorhome.
They lied to me. I arrived here last night 7/1/2011. I reserved (nonrefundable) a lakeside space (A8 ) a little over a week ago for the fourth of July weekend. Last Tuesday I got a call claiming that they were doing construction in the park and because of that A8 was no longer available and was moved to a spot that is about 2' longer than our fifth wheel. When pulling in I was noticing no signs of construction anywhere. After getting set up we walked around the park and found another trailer in the spot I had reserved. ??? Whats up with that. They lied to me. I do not like that. Wish I could remember the name of the lady (?) that called me, I would like to talk to her about that. Will NOT be back and do not recommend this place at all. Disliked: The dishonest people running the place, extra charge for electricity, small space. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Huge park, every kind of RV you can imagine. Park is clean, well kept. Good Wi-Fi. Right on the water. Our weekly rate included a half-day boat rental! Has a pizza pub on site, though prices are a bit high there. Lots of stuff for kids. Highly recommended, I'd be glad to stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for one night on our way down the coast using our Passport America card. Next time we're in the area we would like to stay longer. They are located on Ten Mile Lake and have a boat dock. They are just outside of the town which looked quite cute with shops and restaurants as well as a large marina. The RV park had an office with a general store, a pizza/sandwich restaurant and a game room. They do charge extra for Wi-Fi and $2.00 for 30 amp hookups. As they are as short way off of highway 101, the park is nice and quiet. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We used our AOR membership. 50 amp was $3.00 more. We were in site I10 with table, fire pit, grass and gravel pad. Site was level. We just fit with motorhome and tow vehicle. Good place to see the area, Winchester Bay, ocean, Coos Bay, North Bend, State Parks, etc. Lots of fishing on the lake and boating. Heavily used on weekend. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here 3 nights. It was a deal with our PA membership. When we first turned into the park, my expectations were low, but after we parked we were happy. Our site was very close to the beautiful 10 Mile Lake. They have a Pizza & Pub that had the best pizza. Big laundry and store. Close to the dunes for hiking. Large lots were great for our big rig. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We really weren't that excited about this park. Actually had planned to stay 3 nights, but our RV hung out into the street and we really didn't feel safe there. There was a lot of fast traffic around our site with people going to the bar, or the boat ramp. Lots of trashy residents in park, even saw an old dumpy school bus complete with a chimney parked there! There is not much for young people to do, no playground, etc. The pizza joint they advertise on the site is actually a bar, and therefore kids aren't allowed. The game room was constantly locked. We ended up leaving after the first night and were refused a refund even though we gave 24 hours notice. We won't be back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a well maintained park. The showers and restrooms were extremely clean. The pub serves outstanding pizza and clam strips. The only reason the overall rating is not higher is due to the lack of friendliness of the employees. They are not rude, just not very friendly. We stayed here for a month. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice park with professional management next to 10 Mile Lake. Paved roads and paved/grass sites. Few trees - great for satellite dishes - but could be warm in the summer. Park is off the highway and quiet; roomy for big rigs; everything is well maintained. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park can be hard to rate - they have levels of RV sites. If you get the nicer sites, you are probably happy. Ours was gravel and a pull through. No real complaints with the site except they do have their share of live-ins in very old RVs. The office staff is very friendly. Our complaints revolved around the rules at the park. They had a list as they all do. No one ever checked anything in the park while we were there - a week. Rules were broken constantly - but no one from the staff ever patrols. We were told it would be impossible for them to patrol and see if people were obeying rules like parking their extra vehicle and boat in another RV site - ours. Four days we had their truck parked over into our site and they had a van with a boat. The van was pulled up against the side of our RV and satellite dish. This should break some kind of rule as well as being rude. Three vehicles and a boat were not allowed in one site. They had a short trailer and plenty of room, but they wanted to use their own site for fun. When no one asked us what in the world we were doing with all this parked in our site, we figured we had to mention it to the offenders. They really didn't care and since the rules were broken all over the park, we just shut up and waited it out. Yes, we could have pushed it, but when there are rules published, why doesn't anyone enforce them? We were unhappy, but they didn't care. We won't be back. Nice laundry and store, restaurant and pub. Just remember, you won't be protected in your site by the staff. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We arrived on Friday evening and pulled in. Had pizza at the parlor there at the restaurant/rec hall. There is a pub next door. They also had a placed for video games. Staff was very friendly. restroons were very clean as well. The water for the hookup was a little dirty. Be sure to bring your filter. Restrooms were terrific. Nice showers with plenty of hot water. Tip would be to use the "handicapped" shower if the place is deserted since there was more area to move. All in all, a nice park. Beautiful view of the lakes. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Have spent one to two weeks the last 4 years. Park is clean and well maintained, some paved and some gravel/dirt roads. Has a store and pub. Used some for fishing, has launch ramp and docks. Staff and owner are very accommodating. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Very nice and clean. Very good food in pizza and pub cafe. Very friendly staff. Expect rain in March. We camped here in a camper.
[ 8 / 10 ]
This is a nice campground, but has a lot of weekend activity. A lot of fishermen and motorcycle/atv people were there when we were there. The spots next to the lake are few and need reservations. We camped here in a camper.
Located on Tenmile Lake at South end of 11th St. and Park Ave. in Lakeside. Very large sites; beautiful lake. Dump station, restrooms, showers. Fishing, water sports, beach area, 4 boat ramps. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice state campground. Our spot was very long and spacious. Just east enough to have a little sunshine, instead of fog. We did have some road noise from 101 but we were closest to it, also. Nothing major. We walked and biked around the camp which was nice. There was only one dump station and quite a backup when we left. The sites were amongst the trees and we were not able to use the satellite. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice busy campground near the Oregon Dunes. There is a big lake at the end of the camping area with big pines right down to the shore. Saw people fishing and boating. There is not really any dune access from the campground (you can get to the dunes, but it’s a hike!). The campground is nicely wooded and nearly every site has some privacy. No Wi-Fi. Lots of mosquitoes in mid-summer! Several camp hosts are there, and they keep the place under control. We rented RVs and had fun riding around the dunes. We would stay here again. Watch out for $8.00 online registration fee, if you need to make a change, it’s another $8.00! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the usual wonderful Oregon state park. This is a campground plus a day use park located right on Eel Lake. Campsites are clean, sandy and roomy. Not very long (big rigs are still OK) but lots of lounge space in each site. Showers are clean and warm, lot's of park hosts to help you out. Hiker/biker camp is cozy and private. Open year round and close to Umpqua Lighthouse. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great campground where we have stayed twice a year for the past 8 years. Great friendly staff. Sites were kept clean. No problems with anything. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Another lovely OR State Park. Nice paved sites (Electric/water only) with decent separation & privacy. Many sites big enough for big rigs. Right next to very nice lake with large grassy day-use area, swim area and hiking trail (around the lake). Short drive to Umpqua Lighthouse/Winchester and hiking on the dunes (the fabulous John Dellenback trail is only ~1 mile down 101). Only real ding is some road noise on West side of park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Easy access from highway 101. Lake and nice sandy beach are an easy walk from campground. Traffic noise high on west side of park. Camp has one dump/compactor by registration booth. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We ended up here because it was the only park that we could find with an opening for Labor Day weekend. We are very glad that we found it. It is a very well managed park with mostly semi secluded shaded and paved sites and roads. They have 50 amp electric and water but no sewer [there is a dump station]. Several walking trails nearby. The staff was very helpful and professional. There is some road noise if you are on the West side of the park. There is a grocery store in nearby Lakeside. No complaints, we enjoyed our stay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
As with so many Oregon State Parks, it's great; people in Oregon and it's government should be proud of their system. This park is a fine example of a well run, nicely managed park. Clean, well laid out, with nice employees and hosts. They keep it clean by having a central trash site at the entrance, and with dog waste bags all around the park. It's very treed which provides great privacy. Equal access to Coos Bay/North Bend and Winchester/Reedsport with Florence a reasonable drive. Very highly recommend this place. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This late in September the only sites that were really in demand were the Yurts. The park is immaculate, the sites deep (particularly the outside of the loops) and very well cared after by the mostly volunteer staff. The reservation policy was still in effect here and almost every site that was not occupied said "1 or 2 day use", even when the park was mostly empty. Without a reservation the most you could count on was two days. If you are unlucky in the reservation lottery, you have to move from a site that has been reserved, because the reservation system does not know you are there. They come around every morning and tell you if you need to move. ugh. If you want to go through the reservation system, it costs $6 through reserveamerica just to retain the site you are already in. And you can't do this within 48 hours of the requested reservation. Our other issue was the road noise from Hwy 101. When the wind is right, and you are outside, its there. An annoyance in an otherwise great park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park sits in a beautiful location in the trees. We found it to be very peaceful. Everyone was very respectful, the management was very nice. We will be back here. The only negative would be that we could not get the satellite dish signal because of the tree. The positive is that we didn't miss the TV at all! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
My family has camped in this campground for the past 4 summers. The first 3, I was in a tent. Lots of space for a large tent and great showers and bathrooms. This year we bought a small motorhome. We always reserve the first part of C loop 9 months in advance (they go fast). Between the lake, the big campsites with lots of trees and the kids love the trails behind the camp and the swimming hole, it makes a great vacation. In the reserved "C" loop, we have never had problem with neighbors. Everyone has been respectful and courteous. Biggest hint-reserve early-the best go quick. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Sites are close together but the forest is so thick you don't even know you have neighbors. All sites have water, elec, and tables. Restrooms, showers are close to every site, nice trails to hike, and great staff. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Underused Oregon State Park. Sites are relatively small but have decent separation from each other. No sewer hook-ups - just water and electric. 30 amp power available. Some road noise during the day but not objectionable. Two loops are first come - first serve all year. Loop C is reservation only. Good boating and fishing on Eel Lake which is in the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is mostly first come first served but has 37 sites available for reservation. It has to be one of Oregon State Parks best kept secrets. It is located on Eel Lake offering fishing, boating, and lakeside hiking trails. We camped here in a Motorhome.