7 Parks near Blue River, Oregon
Aug 2016 - $33.00
The main attraction is the McKenzie River. The riverfront setting is enchanting. The park itself is a bit "rustic". The river at this spot is unsuitable for fishing as it is rushing rapids. Once in a while river rafters soar by. - boomerang
Jul 2016 - $34.00
This park is directly on the McKenzie River, we could see and hear the river from our site. Most of the park are seasonal or permanent people. However the 2 rows closest to the River are for short stays. We were in a clear site that allowed us to use our satellite TV. WiFi was slow but strong and steady except for the Saturday when the park was totally full.
The office staff was friendly and helpful. Hours after the office closed we knocked on their RV door to buy some firewood.
The bathroom was small and old, but very clean and warm. the laundry was inexpensive with new machines.
There is a nice 'living room' with movies, big screen TV and a jigsaw puzzle table. - WNC Traveler
Aug 2012 - $32.00
We were in site #16, which is RIVERFRONT. The view of the river was SPECTACULAR; however we were hemmed in by the rig behind us. The configuration of the park is such that #16 and #17, with the most spectacular views of the McKenzie River, are unhappily intertwined. If the rig in #16 wanted to leave prior to the rig in site #17, the rig in #17 would have to move to let the rig in #16 leave. What a weird circumstance!!! However, we were here with a group, so it worked for us. It would NOT work for individual campers, who were not together. We did not use any of the park's facilities, so could not rate them. The park advertises "WiFi." Do NOT believe it. We were here 5 days and never were able to get out on the internet. Did not need to deal with park employees, so no rating there. Highly recommend for the gorgeous McKenzie River and surrounding natural, heavily forested beauty. - tudugger
Sep 2014 - $35.00
This was a nice little park! My traveling party (group of 9 of us) all really enjoyed it. We had a great cluster of 3 spots together which made it easy to feel like we were a group, yet secluded from the rest of the park. I didn't use the bathrooms/showers, but I was told there was only one shower each for men and women. My friends felt like they had to rush to shower so no one else would have to wait too long. The wifi was mediocre. AT&T cell service was spotty and E internet (which is "Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution". It's a speed of internet service for cell phones.), but Verizon was good. As mentioned in another review, the cable TV was mostly news and sports. This was great for a weekend of fall football, more sports channels than most RV parks have. Not as great for watching a movie/sitcom before bed though. The park was VERY quiet. If you rent a firepit ($10 for our 3 night stay) from them, you get unlimited firewood included. I would stay here again, but wouldn't necessarily make a special trip out of my way to go here. - kelly94942
Jul 2014 - $35.00
This is a super clean, updated park nestled in the woods. We would stay here again! We have a 36 ft 5th Wheel, in a back in spot. My husband had no problem parking it. Small, quaint park that was close to the BEST river rafting (High Country Expeditions) ever!!! Excellent bathrooms and shower (only ONE), that is the downfall. Clean and updated laundry area. Pet friendly with dog area. Would definitely stay here again! - tandjb2
Aug 2012 - $34.00
This is an unusually nice park in an unusually nice part of Oregon. The sites are all wooded with plenty of space between them. There is a trail that takes you along a pond which borders the park but is easy to miss. There is a National Forest campground just East right on the Mckenzie river. Horse Creek dumps in here and is a great spot to picnic or fish. For fly fishermen Horse Creek is fly fishing only w/ access 1st road right after the bridge in Mckenzie Bridge (Horse Creek road). The loop 126 to 20 to Sisters then old Hwy 242 back is an excellent trip. Be sure to stop at Shahalee Falls on 126 and Clear Lake. We ate at Clear lake resort which has a lake view and good food. There is a nice Christian church in Mckensie Bridge(service 11:00). The Rusty Skillet restaurant is just east of Holiday Farm and has good food also homemade pie. - smort
Jun 2013 - $30.00
Great campground on the banks of the McKenzie River. The park has significant, dense forest, so the spots have a lot of privacy. From our spot (# 6), we could not see any neighbors or even the access roads. Water is available at a couple of spigots located throughout the park, but they do not have hose threads. So, make sure you have some way of getting the water in your tanks (we used a bucket and pump until the camp host offered to let us use his hose/spigot). This campground was probably built in the 50s or earlier, so the pads are all built at various angles -- you may need to drive the access roads the wrong way to get into your spot. Our pad was, however, perfectly level. Access generally is very tight with the trees and narrow roads. Even the pull through spots are pretty tight. Would not recommend this park for big rigs or longer trailers. The McKenzie River trail runs through the camp, making it great for those shuttling the trail on their bikes. Gas (including good access for big rigs and trailers) and basic food supplies are available nearby in McKenzie Bridge. - Dropped68
Jul 2006 - $9.00
Forest service campground with beautiful Mckenzie River rushing by. Lots of bicycles, kids, pets. very fun. river rafters going by. Need to reserve 9-12 months in advance to obtain a river site. Highly recommended. - saturn7
Sep 2015 - $27.00
This is a clean, quiet park.
Sites are near-level gravel, separated by grass strips. All have a picnic table and fire ring. Some are shaded. I measured 106V running the microwave, with just the hosts and me in the park.
Roads are gravel in very good condition.
Verizon LTE is very weak. I got 1 bar using a rooftop antenna and booster.
WiFi is weak. I measured 84.9 kB/s down, with just the hosts and me in the park.
There's no terrestrial broadcast TV or VHF weather radio.
Rate is total with tax. - wjzcbn
Aug 2011 - $25.00
This is a great park to stay if you want solitude and quiet. Only 16 RV sites which are pretty much level and easy to get into. Full hook up except no cable TV or Wi-Fi since you're in the woods. The showers are pretty good, but this year the mens toilets needed repairs. This park is an extension of the main resort located about a mile away. Full access to the amenities at the resort, but you need to drive. The road through the park is used by people either renting the condos or living in them located above the sites so a lot of dust is kicked up when they fail to slow down. For peace and quiet without the amenities of an RV park, try this place. $25 a night is pretty good. - donutman1
Jun 2011 - $25.00
We reviewed this park 4 years ago. This park is part of Belknap Hot Springs Resort and is located about 2 miles from the main center. There are RV sites at both locations; we like this because it is level, has more spacious sites, and is quieter. (http://www.belknaphotsprings.com/index.htm)
Lovely, quiet, large, well separated sites. Laundry. Water pressure 30 to 45#, mostly 30. Pond, rhododendron, fern, hydrangea, trees. Sounds of wind through the trees, falling water (from pond). No broadcast TV reception, poor Verizon signal. Environmentally unconscious; no recycling. - meanderingman
Jul 2016 - $35.00
Assorted lengths, sizes, privacy. Rustic, low rickety picnic tables. Most visitors were interested in the mineral pools (2); we were there for the McKenzie Trail hiking. Exceptional gardens. $10 dog fee. There was no monitoring of the park as to quiet times, parking behaviors, ie: parking 4 vehicles on grass, blocking others. We were surrounded by a family reunion that walked thru our site with impunity. They had too many vehicles to access their own site. They even parked in front of our motorhome. The showers were for entering the pool; there were no 'private' showers. The lower pool had an open room shower room with no partitions; the upper pool had shower with glass door and open dressing area. We discovered the tent area bathroom on the other side of the river had a partitioned shower. - writedesign
Jun 2016 - $35.00
If you like the 1950s, then this is the park for you. Nothing on the website tells you that this is mostly a 30 amp park, especially if you want to stay near the river and hot springs. If you need 50 amp service your option is about 2 miles away at the affiliated Camp Yale. When we were there at least, probably more than half of the 50 amp circuits were not working. Learned a new hook-up lesson: doublec heck the power even when the office tells you it's OK. Sites are narrow, driveways are also. Trees overhang everything even the fire pits. Some pruning would be a great idea. Hot springs needed cleaning. We'll dry camp in a national forest campground before we come here again. - chopper989
Oct 2015 - $38.00
We were amazed to dind this hotel/RV park with two hot pools, and immense garden trails, fantastic art and gardening. Historic resort from 1920, now fully modern. Has many cabins and RV spaces, only some spaces have sewer. Very helpful registration person gave us choice of any RV space. Large river with foot bridge to trails and huge hidden gardens. - solarsteve4x4
Jul 2010 - $17.00
We found this Oregon State Park by accident and think it is a small gem of a park with old growth trees, Maple, Cedar, Fir. Swimming is available in nearby stream. Staff was very friendly, no reservation available, it is first come first served. There are sinks for "gray water" disposal about every 100 feet or so which we found very handy. We highly recommend this campground. - BJcampDK
Jun 2016 - $21.00
We really liked this campground. The river/swimming access is not quite as convenient or as nice, compared to some other places, but otherwise it is a very nice, newer campground. It is clean and well kept. The site we were in didn't have much shade, and there are fewer large trees in this campground than in some others, but we have a pop up canopy so it was fine. People here did seem to be very good at abiding by the campground rules. - WeCampOften
Aug 2011 - $26.00
Very pleasantly surprised at how nice this county park was. Privacy between each site. River access by walk or bike. Large paved sites with picnic tables on pavement area. Long term park hosts very friendly & helpful. - Dan Jeffers
Sep 2010 - $17.00
Located on the banks of the upper South Santiam River, River Bend is the newest addition to the Linn County Park System. This 90-acre park offers a full range of outdoor recreation opportunities including trails, river access, camping, day-use and group facilities. With a total of just 45 campsites, River Bend is perfect for quiet getaways. All campsites come with one fire ring and one picnic table on a concrete pad 14' wide by 16' long. Great hiking trails and pathways meander through River Bend County Park. Enjoy a quiet walk as you wind gently around the park and get in touch with nature. - ORAZRVR