Buxton, Oregon

L.L. Stub Stewart Memorial State Park

Buxton, Oregon



Buxton, Oregon
Phone: (503) 324-0606

Sites: 144
Recent Rate: $26 4/2015

Latitude: 45.7389861675298
Longitude: -123.19932103157

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

21 Reviews

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BruceandKathyWA

Review Count: 157
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

As usual, the Oregon Park system didn't let us down! We stayed here 3 nights while attending a molded fiberglass trailer rally. There are two loops for general camping, Dairy Creek East and Dairy Creek West. The east loop is set in a meadow and is open and sunny. The west loop is set among the evergreen trees and would have more shade in the summer but maybe be a little gloomy in the winter. The park also offers a horse camp area, rental cabins, and a group camp area. There are two reservable shelters for group potlucks and the like. Our rally group used the shelter in the Hilltop Day-use Area for a get together. This shelter is roofed but not inclosed. I believe the other shelter is enclosed and has a large fireplace, but I didn't get to see it to confirm that.

About the only negative that I can think of for this park is that we had to make our way from I-5 west through Portland to get there! We camped at L.L. Stub Stewart Memorial State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

There are tons of trails in the park for hiking or mountain biking, as well as a disk golf course. The 20 mile Banks-Vernonia State Trail runs through the park and is great for both bicyclists and pedestrians. the little town of Vernonia, about 10 miles from the park, has some good restaurants and a grocery store.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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rvwanderer

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Probably the closest state park to Portland (25 miles), there are two RV loops, a tent area, a hike-in area, cabins and a horse camp. I stayed here in January & February and only one loop is open during the off season. Though in the foothills of the Coastal Mountain Range, the climate is quite mild. Even during the winter months it only dropped below freezing twice. It also has two disk golf courses, but the main attraction is hiking. There are several trails within the park itself and it is at the midpoint of the 21-mile Banks-Vernonia Rails to Trails trail which is paved and has trailheads every few miles. It is a really great bike trail. There is no broadcast and television reception, even with a dish there are too many trees in many spots. No Internet either. At the visitor center is a small museum/store with some interesting exhibits. But only snacks. We camped at L.L. Stub Stewart Memorial State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Bring supplies. Nearest town with decent shopping is 20 miles away.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Free

Review Count: 94
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Helpful and friendly rangers, decent spacing between spots, long enough for a 45 foot motorhome. Most of the sites are for smaller units but there are a handful for larger ones. We preferred the west side to the east side. The east side is pretty Plain Jane - more like a parking lot. The west side has more trees and seemed homier. Strong Verizon signal. (BTW - you lose the signal on the drive in but it is strong in the park.) Awesome that a state park has full hookups! We noticed that each spot gets cleaned and raked when people leave. Very nice! Gets busy on the weekend but was very quiet during the week. Only complaint is the occasional compression brakes from trucks passing by on Nehalem Hwy. About 30 minutes from Portland so easy access. If they added WII FI we'd rate it a 10! We camped at L.L. Stub Stewart Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

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DD Rolling Ranch

Review Count: 110
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 26

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

$31 per night (plus $8 for doing an online reservation) was for a large level gravel pad site with full hookups, picnic table, and fire ring. Some sites have shade at some point during the day while others are in full sun. This campground is located 34 miles NW of Portland and is out in the country where it’s quiet but near enough to shopping/dining. This is bicycle country so there are many miles of trails for riding/ walking/hiking. This campground was built in 2007 and was well planned to offer most anything campers require. AT&T cell service was five bars 4G. Our Milliencom jetpack was getting four bars of 4G LTE which was great for internet access. No OTA TV. We camped at L.L. Stub Stewart Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

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from Latte Land

Review Count: 125
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Full hook-ups, clean showers, level gravel site. Helpful hosts. Loved the 21 mile paved bicycle trail that goes right through the park. We camped at L.L. Stub Stewart Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

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CA Travelers

Review Count: 55
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

One of the nicest state parks we've ever stayed in! Sites are huge, gravel, level, and spaced very far apart. The full hook ups are located perfectly and performed well. Some sections are forested and very shady. Others are open and sunny. Our favorite site was #49, where we received the warm morning sun and cool afternoon shade. Our roof-mounted satellite dish worked extremely well, as did our Verizon cell and hot spot service. Camp hosts are very friendly and helpful. Area is very quiet, with miles and miles of hiking trails. Only 30 miles from Portland on Hwy 26, but truly a world away! We have already booked our next stay. We camped at L.L. Stub Stewart Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

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hoppytoad

Review Count: 149
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of the nicest RV parks I have been in. The park is in the foothills of Oregon's Coastal range, with many trees about. However, at our campsite, it was clear enough that we could get satellite TV. Our Verizon telephone worked fine, and we could use the hotspot to get Internet service. The campsites are level with full-hookups including sewer service. We camped at L.L. Stub Stewart Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

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CamperAndy

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: November, 2012 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

It was our fist visit to this park and we were there for the bike trail. The park is very nice and has wide, open sites on gravel. The roads and driveways are paved, the sites are on very fine gravel. Hookups are there, well working. You have plenty of room on your site and between sites is plenty of grass. The restrooms are what you can expect at a State Park, they were clean but could be cleaner. What I missed was a ventilation in the restrooms and the individual showers, the moisture can't get out and therefore you see mildew grow in the upper corners. Our satellite worked fine but we didn't have a phone or internet signal from Virgin mobile, both were working fine down in Banks. We will definitely return, we liked it very much. We camped at L.L. Stub Stewart Memorial State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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goldenruler

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is only 5 years old and it really laid out well. It is great for big rigs. The road is wide and the sites are easy to back in. The sites themselves are heavily packed gravel, level and clean! We stayed in Dairy Creek West. Spots 1-14 are more shaded, and 30-36 get morning shade. Since it was Oct, we wanted as much sun as possible so we stayed in 51. We had great satellite, cell and our own Wi-Fi. Dairy creek East was more open. There were lots of hiking trails. This is sort of away from everything, but we drove Hillsboro and took the train to Portland for the day. It was very inexpensive! The hosts were very friendly and kept the place spotless. We would definitely come back here again. We camped at L.L. Stub Stewart Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

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7 on the road

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This state park sets the bar for every other state parks. They really did this one right. Very clean and will be easy to keep clean. Great job whoever! Hope more follow suit. Wish there were more mature trees, but can't have everything, right! We camped at L.L. Stub Stewart Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

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glenthompson

Review Count: 64
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $26.00
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Great state park with a variety of trails for hiking, biking, or horseback riding. There's a separate camping loop for horse trailers and a fenced off-leash dog park. The east loop doesn't have much shade. Very friendly and helpful park rangers. Trash/recycling station is a long haul from the campsites. We camped at L.L. Stub Stewart Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

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Susan B

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Camping at Stub Stewart will bias you toward the older Oregon state parks. The spots are all spacious and private. The park is clean and quiet. We got good cell phone service but no TV stations, and no Wi-Fi. In the busy season I could see parking as a problem, since there is no designated overflow parking. We camped at L.L. Stub Stewart Memorial State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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campingandtravels.blogspot.com

Review Count: 107
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Stub Stewart has two campgrounds. 78 full hook-up sites (50 amp, 50 ft sites), all ADA compliant with picnic tables and fire rings. There 78 sites are separated into two areas: Dairy Creek Camp West has 43 sites and is a bit more treed, and Dairy Creek Camp East has 35 sites and is much more open (you can practically see every site from any site). Each camping area has flush toilets and free hot showers. Verizon coverage good. Hosts not very friendly and park rangers were difficult to find. We camped at L.L. Stub Stewart Memorial State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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solaen

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2010 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

A lovely park for a beginner to backing the trailer into a spot. It was the first time we were able to get level easily. The sites were large and the fire pit was actually placed in a spot that seemed much safer then right under the awning area. The camp host (off duty even) was very helpful. The trails around the camp were plentiful and well marked. We'll be back! We camped at L.L. Stub Stewart Memorial State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Susan B

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2010 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in the West Loop. East Loop was not open. The East Loop has more view sites, but they have less trees. That's where the playground is. We had plenty of trees in the West Loop. Beautiful, private sites, but it was off season. This is a gorgeous park with spacious sites. On a clear day it would be breathtaking from all angles. We camped at L.L. Stub Stewart Memorial State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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