Park at the River

     


Joseph, Oregon
Phone: (541) 432-8800

Sites: 57
Avg. Rate: $30

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Latitude: 45.3807962484217
Longitude: -117.230209708214

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
  • Excellent 8
  • Good 7
  • Average 1
  • Poor 1
  • Terrible 0

17 Reviews

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Robert W

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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: 0

Date of Stay: - $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: - $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: - $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: 0

Date of Stay: - $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: 1

Date of Stay: - $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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Razduck

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

Date of Stay: - $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: 531
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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tompte

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

Date of Stay: - $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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jannie5

Review Count: 205
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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: - $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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cjcme

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

Date of Stay: - $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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Jerry&Sherrie

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

Date of Stay: - $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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mylerg

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

Date of Stay: - $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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Shaunaliel

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

We loved this park! It was centrally located, literally across the street from the tram and about a half mile from the lake. The RV park was fantastic and the people were great. We were with 3 other RV's and they did their best to make sure we were close. It is a great place and we will definitely come back. Plan to stay for a few days, it is worth it! We camped at Park at the River in a Travel Trailer.

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