25 Parks near Happy Valley, Oregon
Jul 2009 - $18.00
We stayed here for a week, and were not especially happy with the park. The sites were too short for our 39 foot motorhome. The grass/weeds were not taken care of. There were many resident rvs, some not well taken care of. The rules, especially for quiet time, were not enforced. We will NOT return. Also many of the sewer connections did not have covers. - Kent Savage
Oct 2014 - $15.00
10 level sites. Good location easy off and on freeway. Without full hookup I cannot give any site more than 8. But it is a good place other than that issue. - Gilbert & Gail
Nov 2016 - $20.00
I have actually stayed at this park several times. It is just a couple miles from the Airstream dealer and works great when I am taking my RV in for service.
The gate is closed from 10pm to 5am. And the host specifically checked that I had holding tanks. (Mine is the Airstream Mercedes Sprinter van, so a bit incogneto)
When I have been here in the summer the park has been popular during the day. Things quiet down at night.
This is a great inexpensive place to stay when in the Portland area.
The only reason I gave a lower rating on the cleanliness and the site is because it's been rainy, and the sites are pretty much all muddy. It doesn't not seem they have done anything to mitigate the mud.
The spaces are close together. Plenty of room for a van, someone with slide outs on both sides may find it rather snug.
The host was friendly, as they have been in the past as well.
I would recommend this park to anyone who wanted a safe, friendly stopover in the Portland area. - StormRunner
Jul 2015 - $20.00
We needed an overnight stop and most RV parks in the Portland area (very few to begin with) are full for the summer. Make reservations early, the locals love camping in RV's! This was fortunately one spot that seems to get overlooked if you need a last-minute place that is secure at night (gates are locked at 10pm). No reservations, it's first-come first-serve. Most sites are pull-thru and big-rig friendly. Check-in was a little confusing, no place to park without blocking the entrance. Might be best just to pick a spot you like and pull-in? That's what we did and the camp host met us at our site to take a credit card or exact cash only (no checks accepted). Sites right next to the river are extra, maybe $5 more? We arrived on a Wednesday evening and the campground was less than half-full in the middle of July. You will want to be self-contained to stay here, no showers and I can't remember any restroom either, except if you walk over to the park (not far). We were in the 3rd row from the river but could still see it. Sites are crammed next to each other though, so it's practically a gravel parking lot. At least no one pulled in next to us that night - we picked one between empty sites. No picnic tables for sites here. There is a dump available here. Lastly, we work online and make sure to say something about Verizon's coverage - surely no need to worry being in the middle of the city here, full bars LTE data and cell signal. - Sara C.
Oct 2014 - $20.00
The best sites are along the river. 2nd row is pretty good, too. All sites are a little close to the next. Good rate makes up for it, plus you're in the city. Road noise is moderate. Easy to access off the main road. I was able to pull in over 100 TV channels. I think the other review had issues with his TV. It's a great spot to drop in your kayak or do some river fishing. - Craig H
Sep 2016 - $26.00
Site 71 in the East Campground. Nice park, good power and water, no sewer. Many spacious, long back in sites. None are shaded. Several shaded pull throughs but most looked tight for big rigs. Adequate showers with button you had to push every 30 seconds for water, lack of safety hand rails a significant issue. OK dog walking. All sites are paved, with fire pits and tables. West Campground has shorter grass and gravel sites. Smaller rigs might find it prettier there, but big rigs would have tree problems; doable but not easy. The park is in the Portland airport flight path depending on wind direction. - bobcovey
Aug 2015 - $26.00
Quiet county park outside the city, but close enough to drive in to visit. We stayed here 10 days since I needed to fly out of PDX to return home for a wedding while DH watched over the unit and Bengal cat. I was able to get a weekend reservation here within one-week notice for August so that was pretty impressive. You'll need over a month's advance notice for weekends at the state parks. They keep the grass green and trimmed here. Picnic tables are located at the back-side of the parking pad, a little odd to me, but I suppose they figured you'd want to enjoy the grassy area more than next to your RV door. Sites are pretty close together too, so maybe too tight for picnic tables, plus it would be tough to maintain the narrow strip of grass. They are planting young trees between sites, so in 10 years I can expect there to be a little privacy and eventually shade? If I could have reserved much sooner, I'd have chosen one of the pull-thru sites in the trees. If you have a smaller unit without tow vehicle, you should check out the other camping section, it's set in the trees more with back-in sites for more privacy. I never got to check out the bath house. We work online so Verizon LTE data coverage is important for us, and this area had solid LTE service. - Sara C.
Jun 2015 - $26.00
We stayed in the RV section (Barton East) for a week. The campground in general is quite nice, with newly paved roads and sites, decently sized sites, and a huge green field in the center of the main loop. Most sites are back-in with full sun and plenty of space. There are about 8 crescent pull-throughs that have more shade and privacy, but are right up against the trees with very little camping space. We chose the back-in. The park is mainly used by locals for weekend camping and activities along the river, and as a camper you can walk down to the river to swim, tube, etc. There are a few trails around the park which are good for walking dogs, and the campground itself is large enough for most dog walks. The main downside is that because of the several small lakes that surround the campground, the grass and roads were covered in goose droppings so you continuously need to watch your step. The lakes are overgrown/swampy so not good for getting the dogs wet. The showers were clean but water was lukewarm and the shower head created a fine spray making the water feel even cooler. The camp host was very friendly and helpful. We had only 2 bars of AT&T and Verizon 4G but both worked pretty well. Note: the park apparently locks their gates at 10pm nightly, although we were never out late so didn't confirm this. We used Barton Park as a home base to visit Portland and the Columbia Gorge. Unfortunately it's about 60 minutes to Portland due to traffic and 45 minutes to Columbia Gorge due to lack of main roads nearby. We'd definitely consider staying here again (it's a great park with a great price), but we might try to stay closer to Portland for a few nights to visit without all the driving/traffic. - LifeRebooted
Aug 2015 - $35.00
I've visited here many times over the last 11 years and if never seems to change...except they keep raising the nightly/weekly rates. WiFi is email and FB speed only, short term pads are broken up and tilt to the right (uncomfortable during showers and stuff), cable requires box, with a $50 deposit (refundable), and then doesn't work (OTA is OK though), bathroom is clean but it's 100 yards away, and requires a key ($5 deposit...refundable). All in all, I would not stay here if it wasn't so conveniently close to my friends living in the area...
When I'm lucky, and a good pad opens up, I stay here for weeks at a time. But that was last year and years past when the weekly was $180, now it's freaking $220. Really, place isn't worth that. - User35
Aug 2014 - $40.00
The place is rundown with 99 percent permanent residents. The pads are terribly un level and narrow. The manager is an older woman with a nasty attitude. Don't waste your time stopping here - Doctorlock
Jun 2012 - $30.00
Price was OK for the area and what you get. Office personal was very dramatic and every request and change seemed to frustrate her. Most sites are permanent residents. Laundry and restrooms are clean and nice. Most spots have trees, making it difficult for satellites to receive. We would not stay here again if we could find another place. - JoyceG
Sep 2016 - $60.00
This is a very clean, quiet and well managed park just outside Portland with convenient bus transportation into Portland if one chooses rapid transit. It is conveniently located near Sandy and the highway to Redmond and Bend, Oregon. If you are like us and really need Wi-Fi, this Park's system is both confusing and marginal for pick up. If you are an Apple device user, this system is not the best. We have downgraded this park purely based on the less than adequate Wi-Fi system. - Cannondaler
Sep 2016 - $54.00
This park is Way too expensive. The best thing about it was the proximity to Portland. We had a small, tight spot. WiFi would not connect (but our Verizon broadband signal was strong). We did not use the restrooms or laundry room. Before we chose this park I read many reviews online and by far the most consistent comment was how rude the front desk staff was. We didn't really find them rude but you should not have any expectations for being welcomed as a valued customer. At best the staff is humorless and indifferent. We won't stay here again - will seek out a happy place next time. - roadtripper4ever
Sep 2016 - $40.00
This is a stop we have made before. It is convenient to the Columbia Gorge, Portland, Gresham, and Wood Village. This park is enormous, but you aren't aware of how big it is because it is very spread out. Spaces are a good size. There is a little road noise, but not a problem. Walmart is right down the road. - WSKeifer
Oct 2016 - $49.00
Arrived on a Sunday & could not reach office personal. Needed to use laundry & restrooms but could not. Off hour accommodations were tacky. Paying the bill & leaving early was a problem. Office opened at 11am. Facilities seemed nice but crowded. Access to management poor. Possible bad timing for all. Stayed over night. - zzzya
Oct 2016 - $45.00
The streets are extremely narrow as are the sites making it very difficult for larger rigs to maneuver. The site was level and the park was clean. The main problem is the trains which run all night long. There are constant train whistles during the night as the tracks are very close by. We did not use the restrooms so cannot comment on that. The WiFi was OK. - Carol Warren
Sep 2016 - $42.00
Stayed for one night and only used the electrical which was good. I have to ditto the other raters regarding cleanliness of the park. An issue for overnighters is length of the site which, most cases, won't allow you to remain hooked up. The park was at capacity and I believe many are long term and/or permanent residents. People leaving for work in the morning makes it difficult to sleep as does the trains which are apparently near the park, and of course, run when everyone is trying to sleep. Everyone I met were very friendly. One positive was WIFI which was very good except during the evening when everyone in the park is online.
One thing that you should be aware of is getting to the park off of I-84. Your GPS will probably tell you to use exit 18 which is no doubt the shortest route but you have to cross an old bridge across the Sandy River taking you to the park entrance. The right turn onto the bridge is sharp and somewhat blind as to traffic approaching from the opposite direction on the bridge. Also the width of most RV's requires you to use the entire width of the bridge. Use either Exit 17 or Exit 16 which makes the route easy. You'll go thru the little town of Troutdale which is very nice. Be sure and keep an eye out for the entrance to the park because if you miss it you will end up going over the aforementioned old bridge. - James T
Nov 2016 - $32.00
We had easy access from I5 coming south and upon leaving the I5 access going south we crossed three lanes for entrance. Our site at park was large, good utilities and location of utilities, cable tv, cement and grass with no table. Definitely big rig easy and will return. The only real negatives are airplane noise and resident workers leaving at 5am. Will return. - RJourney
Oct 2016 - $35.00
Very clean, spacious. We will stay here next when pass I g through portland. Make sure and make reservations in advance! - Judy2shoes
Sep 2016 - $32.00
City RV park near the Columbia River and very near the airport. So yes, you are going to hear planes and sometimes it's deafening. Neat and tidy, most residents are just that, living there and working. Very quiet at night. Bathrooms were nice and clean. Laundry on site also. There is a group room. All paved. Sites are concrete, but very skinny. My door ended up on the grass, which was a mud hole. It rained an entire day, then the sprinklers run every night, so always muddy. This is not a good park for dogs, but if you need to be in the city, and you take your dog with you, there are many places to take your dog and Portland in general is very dog friendly.
The Dogs Opinion (it's all about the dogs): There is a pretty nasty postage stamp dog park across the road that is owned by the RV park. It's just dirt, and because of the rain, it was a mud pit. There are signs everywhere to not let your dog onto the grass, so I took my dogs to the dog park, then walked them in the street next door with houses. That was pleasant. Just east on Marine drive, just past Salty's restaurant, is a big marina and parking lot, go to the far end. You are supposed to pay $5 to park. You can walk down to the beach on the river then hook up with a trail. There is also a paved bike path but I would not walk dogs there, as there are many bicyclist. The beach and trail are lovely and quiet. You can have your dogs off leash here. Also there are many parks in the city that have an off leash area that is unfenced. There are fenced dog parks not too far. Use the Dog Goes dog park finder app to see all the parks.
TV? Cable TV with good channels. Very nice, even had the OWN channel.
Cell phone/Wi-Fi? Speedtest? Verizon is strong here. The RV park Wi-Fi is 1.5 ish mpbs. Too slow for me, I used my jet pack. - Tails From The Road
Oct 2016 - $28.00
This park was right up our alley. You are definitely in the woods. There are several trails that you can hike on within the park (access to one is right from your camp site). There are almost 1000 acres and access to the River. We hiked to the Bat Barn on the property, and really enjoyed that.
The parking pads are paved, but the sites are pretty much just dirt because you are in so much shade. The way we had to park we were unable to open our awning, but that was fine as it rained the whole time we were there. There is water and 30 amp electric at the sites, and a dump station. The park was very quite while we were here, but it was definitely slow. I hear it is busy during summer. - The Michellis
Oct 2015 - $25.00
Nicely wooded, spacious sites, very quiet even tho full.
Water and electric, dump station available. - sismo
Sep 2015 - $24.00
Sites are all shaded, large, paved level back-ins, electric/water - no sewer (one dump nearby). The park is quiet with good hiking/horse trails. Picnic tables are extra large. Clackamus River runs through the park. Only 30 amp service and low voltage in the early mornings - trips our surge protector between 8-9am. Great, helpful camp hosts. Views are limited because of all the trees, but lots of green. Mount Hood is nearby. Definitely stay here again. - Livermorered
Oct 2016 - $42.00
Clean, well kept park. Quiet. Close to Costco for gas. - sp123
Aug 2016 - $42.00
This is an easy location right off I-5, with nice landscaping and paved interior. Sites are close, but not a problem to get into, and level, no picnic table. We did not have to unhook our travel trailer in our pull thru; there are also back in sites. Nice clubhouse, pool, showers, and laundry room. All hookups worked fine. My big negative was no wifi at my site, but worked fine at the office area, lots of tall trees. Good Cable TV. There is a shopping center across the street with Costco, Subway, Panda Express, and a pizza place, etc. - trussman
Jul 2016 - $42.00
Very clean park. Office is way back in the back of park. Some traffic noise, but not bad. Clean park. Spaces tight and they don't want you to park on grass, but not enough room for vehicle and camper. - DRBurns