Joseph, Oregon

Park at the River

Joseph, Oregon



Joseph, Oregon
Phone: (541) 432-8800

Sites: 57
Recent Rate: $35 8/2015

Latitude: 45.3807962484217
Longitude: -117.230209708214

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

18 Reviews

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BrainDoc

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Park at the River in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Go across the street for ice cream. Down the street for the Tram up to the summit. Eat at Vali's, but make reservations. Or eat at the Glacier Grill. The Lodge Restaurant is hit or miss with food and service, and is expensive for what you get.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Roger W

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Park at the River in a Motorhome.

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silverqueen

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

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!! We camped at Park at the River in a Fifth Wheel.

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PMG

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Very tightly spaced park. We had a lot of trouble backing into the space due to the amount of large trucks hanging out into the narrow road. Spaces are spaced apart with grass between but overall felt very crowded. Lots of families everywhere with lots of kids running around. There were toys everywhere. Owners were friendly. Good spot near the lake and close to Joseph which is a wonderful town, but we probably not stay here again. We camped at Park at the River in a Travel Trailer.

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Terry B

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2011 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Camped here in early November. They had an early snow fall and graded out our spot before we arrived. Extremely friendly. Beautiful spot with snow on the ground. Right on a small stream. Will stay here again, but wish they had better Wi-Fi. It appears it come from their office and isn't strong enough to cover the whole campground. Perhaps they could put in a repeater in the middle of the area. Call ahead for reservations in summer. Very popular. We camped at Park at the River in a Motorhome.

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Eagle4

Review Count: 58
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park, very shady and clean. We love this park, but the only things we didn't like is that they have pay showers. We think that for $30 a night you should be able to get a free shower. The second negative was the internet service. We tried to keep getting it at the cafe across the street and their satellite was having problems so we had to go to Joseph to get internet service. Other than these two problems, we would have given this park at 10. We camped at Park at the River in a Fifth Wheel.

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CA Travelers

Review Count: 55
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites that backup to the road are extremely close together. No privacy, uneven, no space to put out chairs next to rig, and had to sit at rear of our motorhome. Construction work within 10 feet of our site went on from 6:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m every night. Lots of noise and dust all day, and not able to leave windows open during daytime. After asking daily to be moved to a larger and more quiet site: on day 4 we were finally moved. Center row of spaces are much nicer, larger and quieter. Would only recommend sites in the middle section of the park if you have a larger rig. We camped at Park at the River in a Motorhome.

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tompte

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

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

The number one best part of this park: NO wood fires allowed. The people here are smart, friendly and helpful. We camped at Park at the River in a Travel Trailer.

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Razduck

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We absolutely love this RV park. We have made this an annual trip and stay for 8-10 days each year. The park is very clean, has a great staff, and always do whatever they can to make your stay as pleasurable as possible. The park has sites that are very large and deep for the really big rigs, and others that are better for the smaller RV's or tent trailers. The one thing that we especially enjoy is watching the deer wander through the park. Across the street from the RV park is the office with an internet cafe to check your e-mail etc. They make great latte's and cinnamon rolls. We take our laptops to the cafe each morning to check e-mails and enjoy a latte and cinnamon roll. For families that want to meet friends or other family members, that don't have an RV, there is a motel and cabins available, not to mention a really nice pool. The kids can be kept happy riding their bikes, playing putt putt golf, or getting an ice cream cone or blackberry milkshake. This is a very peaceful and quiet RV park that just so happens to be in a little piece of heaven, Wallowa Lake and Joseph, Oregon. The scenic beauty is just breathtaking, and makes this RV park that much more special. Less than 200 yards from the RV park entrance is the gondola ride to the top of 9000' Mt. Howard. This is a must do, and is not overly expensive and is affordable for a family outing. The ride to the top is spectacular. Be sure to take some nuts for the squirrels, they are everywhere on top. I hope you can make the trip to Joseph, OR and stay at "Park at the River". Once you have, I would bet you'll leave a bit of your heart there, when you leave for home. It's That special a place!! We camped at Park at the River in a Travel Trailer.

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Jerry S

Review Count: 585
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 22

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed one weekday night in early August and were lucky to get a spot without a reservation. We got the second to last site at 2PM. This park, and the area in general, is very popular. We had a FHU back-in site with good (40 channel) cable TV. Most sites seem to fit that description. The park is on the Wallowa River just south of its junction with Wallowa Lake. The state park at this location is within a reasonable (15 minute) walking distance. The views are beautiful and the sites are nestled among the pines. When the park is fairly full, getting in these sites may be difficult but worth the effort. WiFi is available only at the office/store across the road and the park has little in the way of any recreational facilities except for a small indoor pool. There may be a couple sites that can get satellite TV but I wouldn't plan on getting a satellite friendly site. There are a couple local places to eat nearby but the town of Joseph is at the north end of the lake about 10 minutes away by car. Deer do walk through the park and I even saw one that parked himself in front of one RV's door and just laid there for at least half an hour. We camped at Park at the River in a Motorhome.

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jannie5

Review Count: 205
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

All of the ladies in the office were very personable and helpful, good experience! Pretty park with old growth trees. The Sites are pretty close together but we didn't have any problems with all our slides. Busy campground with lots of cars coming and going. No campfires were allowed which was nice since sites were too close to each other. The campground's road is paved so there is no dust. Water, power and sewer worked fine. Our site was pretty level so no problems there. Verizon cell and Aircard signal was iffy even using our antenna & signal booster. You can go across the street and sit outside to use their internet access. Lot of families with kids with plenty of things for them to do across the highway. Beautiful lake and the town of Joseph which is about 6 miles away had some nice shops. Road construction was going on at the time and when we arrived at the park our tow car was a mess. You will probably want to unhook and drive your tow car in. We would probably go back during the low season to avoid the crowds. We camped at Park at the River in a Motorhome.

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papalr

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

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This is our second year camping at this campground. It has became very popular with the "senior" crowd since last year with the perfect September weather and beautiful surroundings. The campground owners and staff go out of their way to be helpful, including making a point of coming down each day and bringing treats to our two dogs, contacting local restaurant owners to get dinner reservations, and serving up delicious cinnamon rolls daily. If your looking for a place to relax and enjoy the scenery, then this is the campground to stay when your in the Joseph area. We camped at Park at the River in a Fifth Wheel.

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mylerg

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

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Friendly staff and good location. A little bit tight between spaces, so not great on a crowded weekend. Trees are beautiful. Biggest negative was that the showers were coin operated and didn't give the time indicated. We camped at Park at the River in a Travel Trailer.

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Jerry&Sherrie

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

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

A very nice setting and the owners are very nice. We stayed four days would liked to have stayed more. We will definitely return. We camped at Park at the River in a Travel Trailer.

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cjcme

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

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This is our second year for visiting this park, they are probably the most congenial hosts around. When we did some damage to our travel trailer, they offered tools and time to help us out, which was greatly appreciated. Park is clean and nice, when completely full seems a little crowded, but that was only weekends. Close to lots of activities and great scenery. Pretty far off the beaten path, but worth the drive. Did not like to have to pay for showers, at the rate they charge per night, but solved that with using our own. Everyone should check out this area if even close to Northeast Oregon. Beautiful! We camped at Park at the River in a Travel Trailer.

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