River Life Resort (formerly River Bend Resort)

     


Harrisburg, Oregon
Phone: (541) 995-9995

Sites: 95
Recent Rate: $15 12/2014


Latitude: 44.2836150301451
Longitude: -123.17476272583

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

37 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

C and T

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is under construction. According to the check in office this construction will continue at least another year. The driveway is one way in and the same way out, dead ending in front of the registration office. This requires you to unhook your tow vehicle, turn your rig around in a confined area. Then go park to your assigned pull thru site and hook your tow vehicle back up.

Park spaces are fine, utilities are good, some of the concrete pads are broken/breaking. We camped at River Life Resort (formerly River Bend Resort) in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Craig H

Review Count: 35
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $16.00
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Current reviews are accurate. We experienced significant construction. Cable was basic, not HD. Wi-Fi was average. There is very limited access to the river. Hot tub was available. The sites were paved and level. Good rate for an overnight. Utilities were good. This would be a nice economical spot to visit Eugene or Corvallis. We camped at River Life Resort (formerly River Bend Resort) in a Fifth Wheel.

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donpen

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

As others have said, the parking pads are cracked (probably due to lack of rebar). Being built on ex-farm land, it's not too surprising. Virtually all the pads have cracks in them, but very few are unusable because of it. I only saw three that I wouldn't be willing to park in, if my rig fit. Some did have gravel filling in the depressions in the concrete. Otherwise, the area was well kept and the lawns between sites were mowed weekly. There are zero trees, fire pits or picnic tables. On site propane sales were the cheapest I found anywhere ($2.25/gal). There was construction going on that eliminated the use of many of the pull-through sites. Most will be permanently eliminated since the church being built is going on them. Still, the park was never full while we were there for a week and there were always pull through sites available during that time. Staff was friendly. We would stay again, if we were in the area. The reason it went into bankruptcy earlier is probably due to being so far out of the way from freeway access. We camped at River Life Resort (formerly River Bend Resort) in a Fifth Wheel.

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      Service

      Campsite

      Cleanliness

Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Bruce Watson

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed for 8 nights. Park is in two sections - near the entrance all sites are back-in while at the back of the park there are pull-throughs. Cable TV did not work, Wi-Fi was poor, and garbage dumpster was located at the far end away from the entrance area. Pull-through sites appear to be saved for Class A motorhomes, while pull trailers and 5th wheels are placed at the entrance closer to the highway and railroad. Park appears to be in the development stages - and has been for quite sometime. We camped at River Life Resort (formerly River Bend Resort) in a Fifth Wheel.

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DRKM

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

It's a work in progress. It's going to be the Life Bible Church. There is a hotel available as well as RV sites. As the previous reviewer said the grass is currently dead and the facility is a construction site. All sites are concrete slabs and the hookups are almost pristine. The pool was clean and ready for use. River access is available for pedestrian access. We ended up here due to waiting too long to make reservations closer to Eugene/Springfield OR. We typically spend our days out and about so it's not so bad for us. After all everything is paved and fully functional as well as clean. Quiet. Very quiet here as there is no road noise. Would we stay here again? Probably not 1st choice. But if we needed to stay in this area and couldn't get in elsewhere then yes we would stay again. We camped at River Life Resort (formerly River Bend Resort) in a Travel Trailer.

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LenaC

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

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This park's web site does not represent the park's current condition. They have torn up around 50% of their sites to build a new church onto the lodge. They have closed the bathrooms in the lodge. They are now using 1 hotel room, and one partially finished bathroom in the back of the laundry room. All of the grass between the sites is dead. Construction starts at 6:45 in the morning. When registering you have to back up to turn around to get into your space, as their pull through road has been torn up for the church building. The pool looked nice at first glance. However, when we went to use it there was algae growing on the stairs that you could rub off with your foot. There was no smell of chlorine like you would expect in any public pool. The hot tub was large, and appeared to be full of sand. It turned out to be needing refinished and not really sand in the water. We were there at a busy time for the Eugene area looking for something quiet and peaceful, we were very shocked by the state of the park. When we expressed our concern at check-in the manager copped an attitude, stating the park was fully functional. There are no picnic tables, shade, or places to relax other than inside your rig. The Wi-Fi only worked inside of the lodge and was very slow then. The cable had a fuzzy connection. I highly advise taking these things into consideration before booking. We were lucky enough to get a manager at another park to move sites around on their books to make space for us at a good RV park. River Life Resort is far from a resort. It's certainly not as advertised. We camped at River Life Resort (formerly River Bend Resort) in a Travel Trailer.

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RFCN2

Review Count: 77
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: - $35.00
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We have stayed at this park several times over the last four years. Four years ago it was a very nice new park on a river. Now it is a mess. The park has been bought by a church and they have construction going on covering most of the pull-through sites. Maybe 40% of the area total of the campground. When they built this park about five years ago the cement for the slabs were not done correctly and now they are nearly all severely cracked. The water here tastes terrible. I drained the tank at the next place we stayed. Plus do not hook up to the water here without a good working pressure reducer. I have an almost new pressure reducer that is the most common brand from Camping World and other suppliers and even using it the water pressure here burst 4 holes in our pipes. Fortunately the factory that built our motorhome is five miles from this place so we were able to get the breaks fixed the next day. We have never had a problem at 100 other RV parks we have stayed at in this coach. I have a high end adjustable Watts regulator on order. The park is fairly quiet and is on a nice river. Most of the people staying here are workers that have local jobs. When we were here for three nights there were maybe 6 regular campers. We camped at River Life Resort (formerly River Bend Resort) in a Motorhome.

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Bob-Linda

Review Count: 210
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate is for a 50 amp FHU, back-in site. Roads and pads are concrete, several sites in the pull-through area are badly cracked, but the back-in sites are in good condition. If you come here thinking it is a resort you will be disappointed, but if you are looking for a an RV park in an area where there are many facilities to service, repair, or remodel your RV, this is an excellent place to stay, which was what we used it for. We would stay here again if in the area. We camped at River Life Resort (formerly River Bend Resort) in a Motorhome.

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llstobbe

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

The RV spaces in this park are being greatly neglected. Many are severely cracked and some have completely caved in. They have dumped a bunch of gravel on those sites. Of the 12 pull-through sites, only 11 are usable because there is no water at the one site. The perimeter sites are too narrow to put out your slides and park your car in the designated area beside your rig because your car will touch the slides on the rig parked next to you. The laundry has been created from one of the rooms in the motel. It is partially unfinished, has 3 washers and 3 dryers, of which only 2 dryers work. The smell from the Harrisburg Sewage Treatment plant about a half mile away is constant and ruins any time you may want to spend outside. This place may be all right for one night while you need work done at some of the repair facilities in the area, but if you are expecting this to be a true resort as the name implies you will be greatly disappointed. We camped at River Life Resort (formerly River Bend Resort) in a Motorhome.

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RandBZephyr

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We travel in a 45 ft motorhome with a trailer and it is difficult to find parks that can handle our 69 ft unit without unhooking. This park can handle it and the staff was very friendly. It is a quiet park and very neat and clean. The sites are concrete and the streets are paved. We definitely would stay here again. We camped at River Life Resort (formerly River Bend Resort) in a Motorhome.

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hdrider

Review Count: 70
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Restrooms are clean, staff was friendly, spaces seemed average size for this type of park. Very few long term residents, Wi-Fi was fair. We have stayed here twice now and would stay again if in the area. We camped at River Life Resort (formerly River Bend Resort) in a Motorhome.

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theresal58

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is in receivership and is now bank owned. The sites are not level as the concrete on most all the sites has broken up and is caving badly. Due to financial problems, it doesn't appear to have any maintenance going on. The sites are painfully close to one another and there is not a lick of shade. There is a beautiful section of the Williamette river here but there is no access at all. Train noise is also very noticeable. Yes, Wi-Fi is good. If you want privacy and a little breathing space, then this is not the place. There is very little to do in Harrisburg but I hear the fishing is nice. The clubhouse is in good shape, but the campground is way too tight. No shade, no privacy, squeeze tight so it gets a 3 overall. We were here for an RV rally, otherwise we would have only stayed one night. We camped at River Life Resort (formerly River Bend Resort) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Ned

Review Count: 110
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of the nicest campgrounds we've stayed in for some time. The roads are paved, sites are concrete and level, with grass in between. The Wi-Fi Internet was excellent. The sites are very open for satellite. The only thing missing was a picnic table or I would give it a 10. We would stay here any time we're in the area. We camped at River Life Resort (formerly River Bend Resort) in a Motorhome.

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dhansen871

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $57.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for 2 nights while our motorhome was being repaired. I disagree with the writer who said that the sites were tight. There was grass between each space and "YES" they do need to have picnic benches for each site. The park was clean and could use some TLC. The park is only a couple of years old and they need to plant some trees to make it look even better. Since it is bank owned, until it is sold and $$$ can be sent on it, it is still good enough to spend a couple of days at and enjoy the slow and quiet time. We would and probably will spend time here again. We camped at River Life Resort (formerly River Bend Resort) in a Motorhome.

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Gil_J

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

I understand this property to be bank owned. The park was fairly well maintained. The pool and hot tub could use a cleaning. No umbrellas at the pool! Good Wi-Fi. Paved roads and concrete pads. Some pads are falling apart. Some sites are a bit tight for 45-footers. Near several RV service companies. We camped at River Life Resort (formerly River Bend Resort) in a Motorhome.

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