4 Parks near Joseph, Oregon
Sep 2015 - $35.00
This a small RV park (5 FHU and 2-30amp/water sites) located right in the town of Joseph. This is a "humble" park as stated by the very personable owner.
All sites are easy back in and our 40' 5 er fit fine.
We will definitely stay here again. - lindy j
Sep 2015 - $35.00
A rather different place. Requested reservation on line and owner confirmed the next day via phone with a credit card to hold. Arrived and no one was there. Called the owner to see which site to take (two were empty and one preparing to vacate). He returned my call quickly and said to take any spot which was fine with me. Took the one being vacated and it turned out to have 50 amp. The only problem was the sewer was 30' from my discharge point and I was 10' short. A trip to the Joseph hardware store went well as I got their last extension hose. The owners were out of town so we didn't get to meet them during our four night stay. Another couple stops by but we never saw them until 5 minutes before our departure. They asked that we pay by check as that was the owners preference which we gladly did. Of the six sites, two remained empty, two have RVs but no people, and one had a couple visiting the area. To say the park was quiet is an understatement but a nice feature. The area surrounding the park is quite run down but easy to ignore as Main St. Joseph is so pleasant and the towns folk so friendly. Deer roam freely all around town and frequently visited the park. Water pressure was strong (recommend a regulator) and electric spot on. Cable reception was a bit intermittent but ok as we didn't come here to watch TV. WIFI was available but required a security code which we did not have. Verizon worked fine so our hotspot worked with no problem. The site was easy to back in to, was plenty big with lots of room for parking. Wish we could have met the owners as they sounded very nice on the phone. The best feature is perhaps the location...right in town, easy walking distance to all the shops and restaurants. We would not hesitate to stay here again if we return to the area and would recommend it to our friends/family. - whodat
May 2015 - $32.00
We stayed at this small campground for a week. The proximity to the town of Joseph was a real selling point. In fact, the easy access to all Wallowa County has to offer made our stay really enjoyable. Our campsite had adequate space, was quiet and the owners were very friendly and helpful, giving us great tips for things to do in the area. We would definitely stay here again. Highly recommended. - The Chouters
Aug 2009 - $30.00
Beware of owner/manager. We called ahead twice as a courtesy on the day of our reservation. When we arrived, the owner was clearly upset and began interrogating me about what took me so long to get there. My first attempt to calm the situation was to tell him the truth that it takes a long time to drag a heavy trailer across the state; especially with 6 small children who need frequent stops. That wasn't good enough for him. Clearly and visibly upset, he said, calling by my first name multiple times in very rude and condescending tones, "You did something, what was it!!" My next tactic was to tell him it was none of his business what I did before or after I left his park. At that point, he got belligerent and through me out of the office. I was left with a road weary family with no place to go for some reason that still baffles me to this day. Apparently taking more than 4 hours to drive from the Boise area to this park is a capital offense in this owner's mind. It was like a mix between the Twilight Zone and Bates Motel. Please - avoid the Mountain View Motel and RV Park at all possible. The guy is unstable. We Did Not Stay In This Park. - mylerg
Aug 2008 - $25.00
This park has a number of negatives that prevents me from recommending it. 1) There are only about 9 FHU and they were all taken by long-term RVers. The rest of the sites are water and electric, a few of the sites have cable. There is only one price for RVers no matter what type of site you get. When we called, the owner led us to believe that we would get a FHU and we did not. 2) The owner allows his two dogs to run freely throughout the campground, barking and defecating all over the grass. Watch where you step. 3) We happen to stay during an event in Joseph. The owner allows tent camping and crammed as many people as possible into the grassy area. 4) The owner encourages you to dump your grey water onto your site to help keep it green. 5) The bathrooms and showers, while clean, were very rustic. The toilets wobble and the dividers and shower curtains don’t provide much privacy. Finally, there are no rules in this campground: nothing about quiet hours, etc. The owner has a laissez-faire attitude regarding rules. We camped here in a 30’ rig, and if you can guess, would not camp here again. - adsaxs
Sep 2007 - $23.00
An OK place for the night next to the goat pen. - washman
Aug 2015 - $35.00
We stayed here at the height of the tourist season. Lot's of families and children. Many extended family groups as well. Overall, this was a very clean park in a great location in what is referred to as Lake Wallowa Village, which is by the south end of the lake and about 6 miles south of the more arid city of Joseph. This is the kind of park where they try to cram as many RV's into a small parcel of land as possible. As such, many of the sites are very close together and the winding, paved road through the park is very, very narrow. With many of the sites too small, there were cars and trucks sticking out into the narrow road making it even harder to maneuver a rig through the park, and backing up off off of such a small road can be a challenge, especially if the site is located between two large trees (as our site was). Lots of grass and a number of mature pine trees making the park partially shaded from the summer sun. We were is site 12, which had one of the larger grass spaces, but nearly everyone in the park cut through our site to get to the bathrooms. The park might as well put a path through site 12 (it's big enough for one). The bathrooms were OK. Clean, but not ventilated very well. There were two clean showers facing each other that required 75 cents for a long shower. However, there weren't any stools or mats, etc. for the showers. Just a little hook for each shower. Cell coverage is nonexistent, but they did have free WiFi, which was decent, but slow, and nearly worthless when more people used it. The short walk to the river was nice. They had a small hut at the entrance and had nothing for sale. There was only enough room for one RV to check in. The Motel across the street was very accommodating and had useful items for sale like ice, coffee, and Huckleberry ice cream cones. There were a few dry camping sites down by the river, which were the really nice. Not sure what the advantage of this park is over the State park nearby. - BrainDoc
Sep 2014 - $36.00
We liked the park even though some sites are pretty close together. There are only 2 pull-thru's and most good sites are reserved up to a year ahead of time. Staff was friendly but dog problems are always an issue in many parks as people do not understand leash rules unless verbally told. There are only 2 washers and 2 dryers in the laundry room which is better than none at all. Quiet at night after the dogs quit barking. The area is beautiful and hiking is awesome. Will probably stay here again if in the area. - Roger W
May 2013 - $35.00
What a terrific park - a beautiful setting, impeccably maintained, beautiful views. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The sites are spacious and nicely arranged along a winding road among the trees. We had a great spot overlooking the river. The Wi-Fi is blazing!! Even though they didn't have 50 amp service at our site, we still rate it excellent. We just have to be conscious of what electrical we use. Everything else makes up for that!! There are some nice restaurants and shops just outside the park, the lake and state park are a short walk away, and the tram up the mountain is across the street. We drove around the area and didn't see any other parks we would have liked better - definitely a winner!! - silverqueen
Apr 2015 - $25.00
Arrived just as late Spring snow was falling. Water was still turned off but electricity worked fine. Nice park on the lake but I'd imagine it would be very crowded (and noisy) in summer. Sites are not spacious. Many are very long but space between sites isn't much and no shrubbery. Bit of a trip into Joseph (8 miles) but that's minor - lots to see and do in the area. Would stay here again. - K Patrick
Mar 2015 - $1.00
Stayed here in mid Feb as seldom do others use this park in the winter.. For us, it is the best time.. Very little snow this winter, so all of the park was accessible by foot. Recent wind storm had lots of branches and trees down. During this 'off' season, only a few sights have power, and no water. Not all sites are level, but the campground is very clean.
They only open one newer restroom/shower unit... Bad... in winter the new one is cold. Old one, and much larger, had heated floors... Good for those freezing winter days/nights.
We used my Oregon Disabled Vet pass for a free one night site. - Bob Nelson
Jul 2014 - $25.00
Stayed over 4th of July 2014. We have been going here for 15 years. Always excellent!!!! Love this campground and surrounding areas. This is a really nice campground. 5 loops. C Loop is all electrical hookups. The other loops are mixed electric and non-electric tent sites. The sites vary in size but are level. Most are at least partial shade. A family oriented campground. It has a nice, very large playground area with grass that is well-groomed. Room for frisbee throwers or family games located between a section of C Loop on one side and the D & E Loops on the other side. Firewood sold onsite. - JL3CD