Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $1.00
We spent 8 nights here while visiting the Oregon coast. You do have to search a tad if you want a 50 amp full hook up site but we managed to find one that was heavily wooded and even though the adjoining site is close by, you feel totally secluded. Sat reception is very much an issue here...I worked for about an hour with a portable dish to get a signal. Pick your site carefully. The Lodge is very nice with an excellent view of the Ocean across the highway. Wi-Fi worked well at the lodge too. Verizon was weak but usuable with a booster. Good power, water and waste. Behind Whaler's Rest, this would be our second choice. I will return when in the area again. We camped at South Jetty RV & Camping Resort (Thousand Trails) in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $45.00
For a national chain park this one is pretty poor. Check-in was okay but the maintenance guy sitting in the office had to help the staff with explanations and directions to the site. The roads are narrow and hilly. Trying to find your way around and figure out where to turn is confusing and difficult. The sites are nice and cozy but difficult to back into. I watched a guy take the better part of an hour to get his fifth wheel into the site he chose. You're allowed to pick a site then let the office know where you are. We camped at South Jetty RV & Camping Resort (Thousand Trails) in a Motorhome.
Tips for other Campers:
Oregon dunes and beaches nearby at the state park.
We had reservations for a 2 week stay. We checked in and basic Thousand Trails nonsense finding a site. No FHU available, No 50A large enough for a 45' RV. IF they don't have sufficient sites of the size to accommodate a reservation based on ones profile the reservation should not have been able to be made. Gravel interior roads and sites. We camped at South Jetty RV & Camping Resort (Thousand Trails) in a Motorhome.
Nice Thousand Trails. Friendly personnel. Sites are narrow and not all level. Some turns are very tight. There is 50 amp available for a $5.00 fee but interestingly most of these sites are too small to accommodate the big rigs that require 50 amps and have no sewer! There are 30 amp with water and sewer. Great Internet and cell service. very close to beach. We camped at South Jetty RV & Camping Resort (Thousand Trails) in a Motorhome.
Typical TT park. 50 amp sites have no sewers. Only sewers are in 'A' section which only has 30 amp sites and is overgrown with weeds and tree stumps. Appears TT had a logging company come in and remove the trees leaving the entire area a mess. Typical of any logging operation along the Oregon Coast. One restroom in section A was condemned so removed and not replaced. The other one was closed while we were there. The 50 amp sites were more spacious but no sewers. Not too many satellite sites. Two spas but one was closed during our stay and they are both small, 6 person spas. There are hiking trails and an enclosed dog park way back in the rear of the park. Disappointing park in a beautiful area. Near the Oregon sand dunes. We camped at South Jetty RV & Camping Resort (Thousand Trails) in a Motorhome.
Great park but the roads are narrow as are the sites. Very few sites with sewer and we paid $5 per night for 50 amp service. We have rhododendrons, trillium, and cedar trees surrounding us. Our site will not let us pick up Dish but Verizon works well. Our antennae also picks up stations. There is a honey wagon for pumping out your tanks or you can use the dump station on your way out. We camped at South Jetty RV & Camping Resort (Thousand Trails) in a Fifth Wheel.
Tips for other Campers:
This is a good place to stay so you can rent a quad or go on a guided tour of the sand dunes. There are also Myrtle Wood businesses you can visit.
Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $12.00
Thousand Trails that is now part of ELS. Many sites have electrical issues and many seasonal sites take up most of the park. A lot of unlevel site that ELS just does not seem to want to invest some fill and grooming to correct. If you can avoid, I would unless you are willing to put up with a "issues" and feel it comes with a discounted price. It is not worth their off the street rate. I gave them a 6 only because the people are trying with their limited resources. We camped at South Jetty RV & Camping Resort (Thousand Trails) in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $1.00
Rate reflects Thousand Trails Passport. This is a beautiful, rustic, forested park on many levels and distributed around many curves. Unfortunately we had stabilizer problems upon arrival and then it started raining. Actually it was more like monsoon. It caused problems with the sewers. The rain continued and we ended up leaving early before really getting to experience this nice rustic park. We would be willing to try it again some time in the future. We camped at South Jetty RV & Camping Resort (Thousand Trails) in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $16.00
Very long wait to register. No 50 amp or sewer at our site. Not happy! Made reservations under RPI; very limited space. Was told different on phone when made reservations 2 months in advance. Stayed in a very dark and dismal spot. Great neighbours! We camped at South Jetty RV & Camping Resort (Thousand Trails) in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $5.00
We stayed here as TT members and upgrade to 50 amps, hence the $5 fee. Our site was in the back, the roads were initially dusty going back in there then after the rain for 5 day routine they became muddy. No sewer on the premium sites, wow! They need to do so work on trimming trees. The guy who checked us in would have won the contest for most unfriendly gate personnel. The rest of the staff were very nice. TV via satellite is difficult, as is AT&T. It is a nice place to use as a jumping off place to see the central and south coast of Oregon. We stayed here in a 40 ft rig. We camped at South Jetty RV & Camping Resort (Thousand Trails) in a Motorhome.
Our stay at this campground was mostly positive. There are plenty of campsites for bigger rigs, mostly water/electric. The campground has a nice pool plus a couple of hot tubs and a pickleball and basketball court. One area is all 50 amp electric, but there’s a $5 surcharge for using those sites. Getting full hookups is a bit of a challenge. One primary full hookup loop has recently been logged out, leaving the area looking stripped with lots of stumps. As I understand it the plan is to let the undergrowth fill in, cover the stumps, and create separation between the sites. For now, I think it looks a bit like a war zone, but I have the idea that things will look a lot better in a year or two. The lack of full hookups is alleviated a bit by the placement of many gray water disposal sites scattered throughout the campground. Also, there’s a honey wagon service available for a price. A big draw here is the proximity of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Access is a couple of minutes from the campground. People bring their dune buggies and spend their time out on the dunes and on the beach on the other side of the dunes. Otherwise, beach access is surprisingly difficult - involving a drive of at least 5 miles plus a walk up and over the dunes. A drive north on 101 of 15 miles or so takes one along some of the most dramatic shoreline to be found anywhere. We camped at South Jetty RV & Camping Resort (Thousand Trails) in a Fifth Wheel.
CAUTION: VERY LOW VOLTAGE - can damage your electrical equipment when you plug in. Voltage dropped down to 97 - had to unplug from pedestal and run inverter from batteries to watch TV. 50amp sites and sewer sites are extremely limited - none were available. Otherwise, nicely wooded park, generally private sites, big pool, hot tub, bathrooms/showers seemed clean, dirt roads. Close to town and Fred Meyers & Safeway for shopping. Sand dunes just down the street. Verizon is weak, but workable. Won't return until electricity is fixed. We camped at South Jetty RV & Camping Resort (Thousand Trails) in a Motorhome.
My rating is based on the very friendly staff we met. The location is secluded, yet close to town for supplies. The trees are thick, which makes satellite access more difficult, but the staff recommended some sites where we were able to get coverage. Not all sites are equipped with sewer connection, but this is a more rustic campground which accepts RV's. It's not paved roads, which was fine with us. The internal scenery of the park is great, with separation between you and the next camp site. They were in the process of removing a number of trees in the lower section to open up the grounds to the sun, while maintaining the desired shade for summer months. We plan to return many times. We enjoyed our stay and expect to do so again. We camped at South Jetty RV & Camping Resort (Thousand Trails) in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $1.00
Low voltage power. Extra cost for 50 amp and/or cable TV. Fair Verizon phone and data. Good over the air TV. No longer has food service. Lots of trees, so satellite would be difficult. Unfriendly staff. I would not recommend this park except for the cost (with Thousand Trails Membership). We camped at South Jetty RV & Camping Resort (Thousand Trails) in a Motorhome.