Agree with previous campers, it is just a parking lot with power for 8 or so rigs. However, the sites have been newly blacktopped, re-striped and are a bit wider. Need to use jack pads on the new blacktop. Asked about the rv park plans and was told original plans were for a full service rv park, however the amount of money the City of Bend wanted made it impossible for the lodge, so parking lot it will remain. Little train noise, but no highway noise; nice, convenient safe spot for overnight or to visit area. Would definitely stay again. We camped at Elks Lodge #1371 in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $15.00
Per previous reviews, the sites are extremely narrow and sloped forward - we needed 6-inch blocks to level up. It is best to arrive before 5pm when cars start to park across from the sites, making backing in even harder. Despite these drawbacks, the location is perfect for visiting Bend for a fraction of the price of nearby parks. The Lodge is very welcoming and has great activities and food throughout the week. We would stay here again. We camped at Elks Lodge #1371 in a Motorhome.
Bend Elks: This seems less about hospitality and more about revenues. Just paint eight white stripes on the parking lot and install eight 30Amp posts. There is no restroom, shower, gym, lawn, picnic table, or host. Not a tree has been planted for shade or a faucet run near the 'sites'. At night, the obnoxious lights around the parking lot are impossible to completely block out. Makes one wonder if it's a safe neighborhood. There is noticeable traffic noise. On the upside, the wifi is good, it's convenient to Hwys 97 and 20, and there is good shopping nearby. We camped at Elks Lodge #1371 in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $15.00
Adequate parking lot for a short stay, IF you don't need water or dump. It has neither. Really a sorry situation, considering the Lodge is new and nice in every other way. Max allowed stay is 7 days but likely the RV's tanks will force departure sooner. Also, RV spaces are sloped and narrow. Sad that this appealing Lodge in excellent location, totally blew the opportunity to provide first-rate RV parking to fellow Elks. (Note that a few Bend gas stations allow dumping for $5, and a nearby RV dealer has an $8 dump, but not fresh water.) We camped at Elks Lodge #1371 in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $15.00
This is the first Elk's that I have been in that doesn't supply water at the sites. Make sure you come with a full tank of water. The parking lot looks like it would be easy to level the RV but it isn't. We ran out of air and couldn't level front to back so bring some blocks. The lodge is nice and close to US 97. We would stay here again but only for a few days. We camped at Elks Lodge #1371 in a Motorhome.