Good! Impressed that although the RV pads are gravel, they were perfectly level! 50 or 30amp service, sewer hookups, family friendly place!! Not uptight about pets. Plenty to do here and in the neighboring towns. We had a good time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 7 / 10 ]
The rates here are $30 Pull Through and $25 Back in with full hook-ups. We actually chose to pay $20 for a dry camping site with lots of privacy (unlike the RV spots). There are only three sites that I would consider "ocean front", they are "Y1-Y3" next to the coast guard tower. The restrooms near that location are not fit to use. This park does accept year round reservations and depending who is at the front gate, they may give you a list of available sites or simply assign you one that can be changed based on availability. I have stayed at this park off and on for thirty years and there have been a lot of changes, not all for the best. It remains one of our favorite destinations, but regarding my rating of 7, there is no way considering all of the parks we have stayed in that I could ever give a higher rate here. We will definitely return. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Have stayed at this park before and always look forward to returning and going out onto the Jetty to watch the action. Great people at check-in booth were very helpful in selecting a site for us. Well maintained park and very quiet during the week. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed here many times over the years. It is a large park, almost right on the beach. There are some beautifully wooded sites, quite a few have a fair amount of privacy. They clean out the bathrooms daily, they are a little old, but they maintain them. Some spots are all sand, especially down the first road by the giant sand hill (which kids of all ages climb to the top and roll down). Others are grassy with native bushes and trees. If you camp in the last row closest to the beach, along the tree lines, note that a lot of party people favor these spots. The staff there and hosts were very friendly, even helped my elderly parents when they realized they lost the ceiling vent hood on their camper on the way there (and it had started to rain!). They got them a ladder and someone in town fixed it for them (thank you so much!!!). The road is a mix of sand and gravel. There are some mosquitoes that come out at night, but they didn't bother us a whole lot. Almost all the sites but a handful are reserve-able online, so if you go expecting to get a first come, first served site, you may very well be out of luck. It's a very popular campground. The Cow Tales restaurant in Rockaway has a decent large sized, country breakfast. Or go clamming at low tide down by the dock in town, and make fresh clam chowder (take shovels, buckets, clam license, and a rake!). Rules are posted at the top of the stairs. There are fish cleaning stations in the campground It's probably best not to camp by one of these though, like we did. They can get really stinky!. You can also take a 90 minute train ride in Garibaldi to Rockaway, it goes right by the campground (currently $16 adults, $9 kids). If you like jerky, the Tillamook smoker is south of Garibaldi and has great prices and fresh, tasty jerky (get two foot long pepperoni sticks for $1!) We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
It's a county park which appears to be primarily setup for tent camping vs RV camping. The tent sites are heavily treed and have great ambiance. The RV sites tend to be pretty bare and kind of shabby when compared to what one can find in almost any State Park on the Oregon Coast. Beach access was pretty easy and the beach itself is great. Has pay toilets which was kind of cheesy. And we found that speeding within the park was unacceptable. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We’ve stayed here before a couple of times. The RV sites with hookups have some limited shade from smaller trees etc. but the really shady sites are for tents in alcoves in the brush and trees. Not that it really matters since you’re right next to the Pacific ocean and sunshine is a rare event anyway. The RV sites are gravel with gravel roads, but it’s not dusty. The park area is pretty open, so there is plenty of room to maneuver a 40 foot coach. The sites are spread out a bit, so you’re not crammed in too close to the next RV. This time, we stayed right out on the jetty itself. (There are a few sites in the X and Y section) There are no RV hookups out there, but the beach is 30 yards away, and you can see water in the Tillamook Bay lead in. You can hear the pounding surf, which makes for a great night’s sleep. It’s nice to watch fishing boats heading in and out right from the RV windows. There’s a low sand dune and huge jetty boulders that block the ocean itself from your RV’s view, although you can see a sliver of the Pacific from site Y3. There is a sewer dump on the way out of the jetty, so dumping after a stay isn’t a big deal. For the rest of the RV sites ‘inland’ from the jetty area, trails lead to the beach from all over. It’s not over three hundred yards or so to the beach from most sites. Barview is a small hamlet about 2 miles north on 101 from Garibaldi, and the county park is past the tiny town. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A great location to camp, whether exploring the Oregon Coast, or just hanging out on the jetty. It was too cold to swim, but the beach is a nice place to walk. Gravel sites are clean and level, with grass between sites and some trees. The bath house was clean but old. We did not use the pay showers, since we had full hook-ups. Restaurants nearby in Rockaway Beach, Garibaldi and Tillamook. Large supermarkets in Tillamook. Good Verizon signal for the cell phone and air card. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Have been going to this park for many years. They have increased the number of sites including adding pull through sites and have improved the old sites by adding nice parking areas. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Great campground, especially for families or groups. The park is well maintained and clean. We spent a week here, wish we could have stayed here longer. The pull-throughs had plenty of room for a big rig as did some of the back-ins. We will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Limited sites for big rigs, lots of sites for tents or smaller units. Walking distance to a great beach. Operated by Tillamook County Parks. As this is just of the beach, there is a lot of sand everywhere, stake out your patio rug to collect the sand off your shoes. Nice place to explore the northern Oregon coast from. If you have a big rig, make your reservation early for one of the 13 pull thru sites. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Really have enjoyed my 6 day stay at this park so far. Pleasant and quiet with a cooling breeze nearly all day. Lots of roads and a beach to ride my bike on. The RV campground, where I'm parked, is a hike or bike ride (maybe 100 yards) away from the ocean and beach but there are several RV dry camps available right on the jetty too. It's very quiet and secluded here with lots of trees and shrubs obscuring camp sites. There is a well stocked store about a mile away from the RV campground which also makes and sells pizza and sandwiches. I pick up cell phone signals here and also several Portland TV & local radio stations. When it's hot in Portland, it's usually cool here, but it can get crowded on the weekends since it's only a couple hour drive. I had to wait 1/2 hour on Friday afternoon (12:30 pm) before I was allowed to park on a reserved RV space, but there were 4 no shows that day so not a problem finding a space. And I'm told that this next weekend, July 29 & 30, is all booked too. (But there are almost always no shows). The staff is helpful and pleasant, and the bathrooms are clean. This is a county park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an unusual park due to its location on a bay, and a busy marina setting. If you like to crab, watch seals and the tides and boats go by this the place for you! We did make it in with our 39' rig but the driveway is a bit steep -- we got a site overlooking the bay and that made it great for us. Our only complaint about this campground was the $5/day charge for our dog! Surely she did not use any of their amenities. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a NO FRILLS fishing/crabbing dock! If your looking for luxury, keep driving. If your looking for a place for a few days with beautiful views, and to catch a few crabs, this IS the place! They will greet you with a smile and get you crabbing in no time, either off their dock or on the water, they have small boats to rent as well. If you'd rather eat than crab, that's available as well. They have live crabs, oysters, and clams on site for sale and they will cook them up for you. Then you can enjoy them around the communal fire pit. Boat dock is available also. The road in is dirt/gravel, the sites are pull in (for the view out your windshield) or back in for trailers. Might need an extension cord for your power, mine was just barely long enough. Satellite serve was great, all our cellular devices worked fine ( AT&T, Sprint & Verizon). They have a HUGE area for tenting as well. They only have 4 sites for big rigs, so be sure to call ahead. The sites are close together, large motorhomes with full slides on both sides will take up your complete site. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate is for RPI. We were only allowed to park in the terraced hill overlooking the "marina" camping area. Spaces were very close together, but we loved the view up on our little hill. Everyone had pulled in forward for the view and plugged in on their neighbor's site. Worked well for the crowd when we were here. The upper terrace is for members only, had large well spaced sites with nice landscaping, but no view. We heard the hot tub and pool were very nice, but did not use them ourselves. We would definitely return to this campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here using our ROD membership. This park is split into levels with the top level being across Hwy 101. The top level has the largest sites with fire ring and table. There is a railroad track separating the middle and ocean level. Only the steam train runs, usually on weekends. There is a club house on the lower level and an adult club house on the top level. The swimming pools/hot tub is also on the top level. WI-FI is available in/near both club houses. Also available is the docks and Activity Center. Dandelions were tall but otherwise a nice site. There is road noise but it didn't keep us awake. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The is an old but very well maintained park. Most of the sites are occupied with full timers but used as weekend getaways so the place was about half full during the week. The spaces are tight but typical for beach front. We were in one of the three facing the ocean and you really can't get any closer to the water then this. Great place to sit and watch the sea. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
This place is fabulous! Winding down the small residential roads to the RV park can be quite deceiving, but at the end it's a great surprise. Pulled in to an ocean front spot with nothing between the front of our motorhome but a few rocks, sandy beaches, and crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean. The lot was level (gravel) and pull in (as noted for the fantastic view). Everything worked as it should. Wi-fi was fast and reliable. The hosts were extremely gracious. The only "down side" was our neighbors to the left who owned a small cabin here, who complained about just about everything about our coach (diesel fuel smell - which is just silly since there's a constant ocean breeze -- duh). Gets a bit chilly with the wind in the evenings, so pack a jacket and enjoy the brilliant sunsets. As stated, this is a "not to be missed" RV park. I"d stay another week if I didn't have to get back to reality. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beware, this park is approximately 55% lease occupants and they complain about everything. They complained so much the "very nice and helpful" managers apologized about their behavior. The beach is tremendous, however the sites had hookups on the wrong side for fivers/trailers so you have to walk through your sewer hose, water hose and cable wiring each and every time you went into and out of the trailer. We would not stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I almost hate reviewing this park and letting a great secret out of the bag. We were going to spend 2 nights and loved it so much we stayed 4. Right on the beach, listen to the surf and occasional fog horn at night. Our site was level, easy to pull in and out of, and private with plenty of space around us. Crushed rock surface throughout except for the main drive, table and bench with a fire ring at our site. A real treat to watch the waves rolling in from outside our windows. Like having our own private beach house. But I think we got one of the best sites in the park. The staff was friendly and helpful, the cable picked up plenty of TV stations and the Wi-Fi was perfect. Even the beach was great, half the time we had it pretty much to ourselves. I think the biggest crowd we ever saw on the beach was 10 other people, not much when you consider 7 miles of beach. This is the perfect place to unwind, have peace and quiet away from all the crowds. We will be going back to Shorewood. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Friendly staff willing to help. We had one of the 2 beach front sites. The sites are all plumbed and wired for park trailers not RV's. This means the utilities are on the wrong side so you either have to pull forward into a site or run your wires and hoses across your site. Restrooms are clean and always available. Beach access is easy and with the ocean front site like we had it's a great view all the time. Our site was level and with the required fire lane we were able to pull in forward and unhook. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
At first glance we were not sure how we would like this RV resort. The spaces are very close together and many are permanent residents. However the beach is fabulous and you can't get any closer. It is just steps away from our 5th wheel. A big bonus on the Oregon coast. The camp hosts are very friendly and went out of their way to make us feel welcome. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Secluded RV park on the ocean. 102 sites, 80 are permanent, mainly park models. Gravel roads, not dusty, sites gravel. Easy access to a 7 mile beach. Great managers, allowed us to move to a just vacated permanent site with a fabulous view of the ocean. Great experience. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Hard to find gated community, but a great beach. Mostly long term units, a lot of which are park model units, but there were spaces for over nighties like us. Excellent hook-ups, nice level spot, well maintained park. We camped here in a Motorhome.