16 Parks near Dexter, Oregon
May 2013 - $33.00
When we arrived we checked in at the office with a woman employee. She appeared to be pleasant and helpful until I voiced a objection at her comment regarding no large dogs were allowed. When she saw my disbelief she then said, "If you are nice to me I may make a judgement/decision to allow your dogs, at my disgression." Someone such as the owners of this RV park need to teach the following business principle to their employees. The customer pays and is therefore not the one that has to be nice! The business owner wants your money and business, so therefore she or he goes out of his or her way to accomodate you! AND furthermore in Tom Stienstra's latest West Coast RV camping guidebook he states that pets are allowed with no restrictions! And even if this is true, it makes no sense to allow only "small" dogs when its a breed specific issue. The employee further added insult to injury with her lame comments about the owner having to pay extra insurance for allowing pets. DUH! of course they do and that is not relevant to me nor is it of any business of hers to tell us that. And they charged us extra for the pets, so there is the "insurance" costs. Later we saw many dogs as large or larger than ours. The whole incident turned me off completely. In my small business I would fire an employee with her attitude. The park itself had no shade, small pull-thrus and crooked sites. Won't go back again, next time we will boondock. Unfortunately there are no hook-up alternatives near Dexter Lake. - gemsinger
Dec 2012 - $29.00
Decent park. Out of the city, so no city noise, just occasional traffic on the highway and railroad. The rate is very reasonable. Great view and you can walk to the state park across the highway if you like. Sites are gravel and nearly level, at least mine was. Pull throughs are narrow; back-ins much nicer. I would stay here again. - Old Mountain Man
Aug 2012 - $30.00
Park is very clean and quiet except for road and train noise. Lady working in office was very nice. Pull through sites are very narrow and close together. Difficult to walk around your RV with the narrow sites and a slight hill where connections are, easy to twist your ankle. Not a bad park if sites were just bigger. - stella fouche
Aug 2016 - $30.00
We had a long pull through site with plenty of room for our 40' rig and toad. The owner and other office staff were nice! The little store is stocked with a great selection of items from potatoes to wine. I worried about it being a former KOA park because often they have obnoxious trees, but they have mostly been removed. Hurrah.
Our only complaint, if that isn't too harsh a word, were our very close neighbors (the interior spots aren't very wide) that were obviously long term and had lots and lots of stuff outside, including multiple vehicles, dog fences, etc. If a long backing site had been available, it would have been perfect. Good fast wifi, when people weren't streaming something, and it was free.
Creswell was a fun little town. We ate at the Mexican restaurant and liked it. We'd stay here again. - BethnBubba
Jun 2016 - $30.00
Little highway noise, there is a nice buffer between road and spaces. Nice little town, great for trips and seeing Eugene. - littlegeneral
Aug 2015 - $28.00
This was an old KOA that was shutdown and new owners bought and run as an independent. They removed all the old trees, upgraded utilities and really cleaned the place up. It is basically a big open grass area that is well maintained. Access from Interstate 5 is great and parking at your site very easy. Sites are level and plenty of room from your neighbors. This is a no frills place but a great place to stopover for the night. Satellite reception is excellent and wifi ok. Check in easy. Plenty of room to walk dogs. Gas and diesel across the street as well as a nice convince store and two restaurants. We'd recommend TJ's as a very good place to eat, recently remodeled with a big menu from breakfast to dinner. Don't miss eating at The Creswell Bakery for breakfast or lunch; it can't be beat for quality food served in an old church. Good Mexican food near the campground also. Campground is adjacent to interstate but noise not too bad. When passing through we will return. - rustandmoss
Aug 2016 - $49.00
On the news of a 97 degree heat wave, we called and asked if there was a shaded site available. They listened and accommodated our request. The sites are asphalt or concrete, narrow but long and level. Our prior tenant was late leaving, but the office immediately dispatched someone to communicate with the late party and offered us a space in overflow parking. The saturday morning pancake breakfast was a nice touch. Restrooms were separate which offers a nice privacy. We were happy to stay here. - Madecost
Jun 2016 - $44.00
This really is a very nice small park just south of Eugene. As others have noted it is well run, well maintained and the layout is carefully planned. Pancake breakfast on Saturadays is a fun feature. We stayed here for ten days and will come back. The cost is reasonable for what is offered. The employees are all great. The washing machine area is new and modern. There are just two bathrooms and they are combined with the two showers. There some amenities not included. No store, no pool...fine with us, Eugene has lots of support for RVers. No pet walking area...we don't have pets. There is a very nice green space in the middle of the park. No fire rings. No trash pick up but bins and recycling are nearby. BTW, the spaces nearest the road are too close to traffic if you don't have your AC running or can hear. It is well worth a few extra dollars for a premium space. - Solem8s
Feb 2016 - $17.00
The rate reflects a monthly rate. Verizon 4g was good here. The wifi was better then most parks, but had an extra $10 a month fee. The bathrooms are cleaned daily and are very nice. The location of the park was convenient to Eugene and Springfield. There is only 2 things wrong with this park. The 1st that there is only 2 bathrooms, so you have to wait sometimes to take a shower. The 2nd problem is the more serious one. Theft here is very bad. I talked to many long time residents and they said it was a problem. I personally had stuff stolen that was chained up. This place has potential to be great, but until they hire night security they are going to be #2 in Eugene. - Lost Traveler
Aug 2016 - $9.00
Very nice. Tall trees. Our site was in first loop to left as you come in. Spacious sites but were nearest the road and was quite a bit of traffic noise until around 9pm. Even with this it was just a nice site, nice park. To much shade for our Tailgater satellite. - abqnm
May 2016 - $9.00
This is a lovely park in the forest but with both shady and sunny sites. Paved, level sites and great woodsy hiking trails. Only got a weak 3G on my Verizon. Will definitely return. - mockturtle
Jul 2015 - $16.00
I normally love staying at COE campgrounds, but this was an odd one. First of all, it's dry camping, which is the first COE I've come across like that. Second, a COE campground usually means a water view, but the spot they chose here is away from the lake and no water to be seen, it's placed instead in a pretty open meadow area. It came close to feeling like a grassy parking lot. Sites all come with a fire pit and picnic table and the pads are concrete and flat. There is a section that is near the creek so if you can get a reservation, it would be worth getting one of those. The bathroom was in pretty bad shape: one of the toilet bowls were completely broken, the showers had no curtain between the shower and dressing area. They were the push-button type so you could only get about 20 seconds at a time, and less pressure/time if someone was flushing the toilet at the same time (I couldn't believe how constant the toilet flushing was when I chose to shower in the afternoon!). We have to work online as well, so Verizon LTE data coverage is a must, and though we could get a strong 3G connection, LTE was intermittent and couldn't keep a reliably fast enough signal. Fortunately, this stay was on a Saturday so we didn't have to worry about this issue. For an overnight stop, it was fine and since the gates lock after 10pm, it's a secure place. But for a COE, this was the worst I've been to. - Sara C.
Aug 2015 - $33.00
No discounts offered. Rate was for a pull-thru, FHU, 50 amp site. The RV park is adjacent to, and part of a motel resort complex. The park is small with many trees on each site. We had to park our 33' motorhome just right to avoid any interference from the trees and branches. The resort WiFi did not work in the RV park. The trees blocked our satellite dish. Our Verizon MiFi reception was spotty; it worked in the morning, but not in the evening. We would not stay here again. - Dave51
Sep 2015 - $10.00
Nice forest campground with campsites in a variety of sizes. There are also several pull-throughs which may make things easier for larger rigs. Campground hosts are welcoming and very helpful. There is a boat launch in the campground and fishing in the Willamette River which runs right by the park. Several of the campsites are on the river. There is a train track that runs on the other side of the river and there is the usual train noise when one goes by. Because the campground is not near a town, the whistle blowing is not much of an issue. The night hours are pretty quiet, although one train did go by at about 5 a.m. We would have stayed here longer if we could have. - Bobbi1948
Jun 2014 - $10.00
US Forest Service campground; one of Oregon's gems. This low-elevation campground (1,000 ft above sea level) has more Life per square foot than almost any other place on earth. Giant old-growth trees, ferns, mosses. Almost every campsite is a Place of Magic. In some spots, you can't even see your car even though it's only twenty feet away. If you're in a shorter RV less than 36 feet, or better yet less than 30, you owe yourself a visit here. There is train noise and highway noise, unfortunately. - Old Mountain Man
Oct 2013 - $24.00
Out of convenience we had to use this park as all the other parks were booked. When I pull into these old mobile home/trailer parks I never know what I'm going to find or not find but this park does have about 12 sites that are strictly used for overnighters. The other sites that they say are for overnighters I wouldn't want to use them. What happens in these parks is they get a lot of permanent people that are in here for three or four months at a time and with that comes a lot of junk accumulation which when you pull in for a overnight stay you have to look at this and it's very undesirable. The manager here and the people are very nice. It's just not what I call a RV friendly park as far as the aesthetics of it go. Even though it is convenient to the college and the football game that we attended I would not stay here again. - monaco cruiser
Oct 2011 - $24.00
This is a clean park with some train noise. Sites are narrow, short, close-together, close-to-level asphalt in fairly good condition, with little or no shade. Roads are medium wide asphalt in fairly good condition, with lots of speed bumps. The office might have been open once, briefly, while I was there; I never met any staff. Verizon data service works well. The rate is total including tax; credit cards are not accepted. - wjzcbn
Jun 2007 - $30.00
The RV sites in the front of the park were unkept. The manager was very difficult. The permanent sites were kept up. The pull through sites were easy to access. There were nice trees in the park. - two
Jun 2016 - $24.00
They have very few full hookup RV sites. All were taken for the 2 nights we wanted. We were told that they had W/E sites available, and we could dump on the way out. When we got there, the W/E sites were actually on the road, next to the curb, one behind the next. So, there was no way to get a truck in to hook up when we went to leave. We ended up taking two spots at the front of the curb. Then, the grassy area outside these spaces was where folks walked their dogs, and it appeared that no one picked up after them. When we went to leave and dump, we found out that the dump station they advertise, doesn't exist. We won't be back. - ta96silver
Nov 2015 - $15.00
Very very tight spaces. The RV section is an afterthought added on to a very very old mobile home park. We were going to stay 2 days - stayed only one. Needed lots of help to get out of our space. If we weren't visiting our grandson at the University we wouldn't have stayed. Didn't really feel safe - wouldn't return for any reason. The only redeeming feature was the friendliness of the woman checking us in.
If you have any other option, use it. - LJ Myers
Nov 2015 - $27.00
This huge park is well maintained, although we did not use the bathrooms, so have no comment about those. Lots of basically tidy long term residents, separate from the nightly sites. A few sites along the river. Close to the U of O, fairly close to downtown Eugene. - wamttraveler
Jul 2016 - $30.00
Grounds are well kept, spacious spaces, great location far enough from the freeway that you don't hear the traffic noise, yet just minutes away from Eugene. Our favorite park in the area by far! - Disappointed and pissed
Jul 2016 - $30.00
Armitage Campground is a county run park just north of Eugene and not far from I-5. Directional signs on the highways take you right to the park. It is one of the nicest locally run parks we have ever been to. The on-line reservation system was simple and quick. Check-in was also speedy. The campsites are paved and spacious. Roads around the campground are easily maneuverable. Our spot had tall trees and bushes on both sides for total privacy. This might affect your satellite, but we didn't care. Most are back-in, but there are a few pull-thrus. Full hook-ups (50 amp) at most sites. They also have a couple extra large sites for group or family camping. Shopping and restaurants are about 2 miles down the road. - WGlengrl
Jul 2016 - $38.00
The entrance to the park takes you on a very confusing drive through the day use parking lot. As we arrived on Sunday afternoon it was very busy in this area with lots of children to watch out for. We were told bluntly that check in was at 2:00 (it was 12:50). No one was in our site so he decided to let me park as there was no where for my 45' frame plus towed car to go until 2:00. Sites are long, level & spacious, but without much green grass. New hook-ups are placed appropriately. Dumpster sits next to site 25, so I would advise against choosing that site as it was not a pleasant smell. The day use part of the park is very nice with lots of grass & walking trails along the river. It is just a short walk to that area of the park. Very convenient to Eugene, Coburg and Junction City for all your RV and non-RV needs. We definitely will stay here again. Reservations are a must. - Freedom Bus
Jul 2016 - $42.00
First let me state that I am probably more critical of RV parks than most.
Pros: Quiet park (except for nearby train tracks). Directly on the river. Super friendly staff. Long paved spaces.
Cons: Not much to do other than fishing. Park not maintained in areas Extremely poor Wi-Fi service.
Details: This is a highly rated park by Good Sam so I expected the best of the best. Unfortunately, while it is a nice park, I found it lacking in a few areas.
The two staff people I spoke to were extremely friendly and were genuinely concerned about providing a good experience. That said, I was disappointed to see that parts of the park were in need of maintenance. Some spots were clearly better maintained than others. Most had grass and plants separating the spaces. However some had dead grass or dirt and dead plants, as if the sprinklers stopped working and they never bothered or cared to fix it.
Secondly they list having a dog exercise area. Unfortunately, that area had obviously not been maintained for years. (The wire fence was rusted through with huge open spots that any small or medium size dog could fit through. The fence was only held by one working hinge and could not be closed.)
Third major complaint is that the wireless Internet service is so poor, I felt that AOL dial-up service from the 90s would have performed better. Each device must be registered separately, so one would assume that no one guest could "hog" all of the bandwidth. Yet it was so slow, regardless of time of day or night, that even text based emails would take many seconds to send. And forget trying to load any webpage, that would take many minutes if it would load at all. A standard HTML page would take like 5 minutes to load! And we were parked directly next to one of their servers, so we had full signal strength. Just unacceptable.
Lastly, not all spaces are created equal here. Some spaces are definitely premium with nice view of river and surrounded by grass. - Oregon_Adventure
Jul 2016 - $41.00
What a wonderful place to stay. The staff was very helpful and present in the park most of the time. The spaces were wonderful and level with trimmed grass and planters with flowers and vegetables. A wonderful covered community area, swimming pool, sandy beach for swimming, community fire pit area. All of the other campers that we met were pleasant and polite. We were on a river front site and the view out of the front of the coach was fantastic! We will be returning to this wonderful park! - Happycamper357
Jul 2016 - $42.00
We just love this park. It is our second visit in 3 years. It is located on a beautiful stretch of river, with most sites having a riverfront view. Most are pull-throughs, with some back in sites. The showers/restrooms are spotless. There is a nice pavilion with tables for anyone to use. They also have a soft-serve ice cream machine for guests - very nice touch. It is quiet and located away from the highway. The only negative is the extremely slow WiFi - it was either so slow or someone was using up all the broadband - we simply couldn't stay connected and just gave up. Otherwise, no complaints at all. Registration was easy & Host was great. landscaping and site maintenance impeccable. - gtogrl