Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $10.00
Chinook Bend Resort.... Resort it is not... Out of all the 47 states we have traveled this is the number one worst campground we have ever stayed. It was dirty, run down, and trashy. The employees were not friendly and we're never around. The pictures on the website are deceiving and made the background appear to be clean. There are old rundown campers sitting around that have mold growing on them. There are leash rules for owners to use for their pets, but these rules are not enforced. We used Coast To Coast Resorts to find this campground and I wish they would do an inspection of this facility because it is defiantly not up to their resort standards. There was not cell service or WiFi available, but you could have cable for a charge. Anyway, make reservations at your own risk...... It was horrible. We camped at Chinook Bend RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.
The one saving grace for this dump is it was very quiet. It is right on the river with a boat launch. The place is dead or overgrown grass gravel and dirt and they have you jammed in with barely room for your car. The docks are "rustic", the bath/showers dirty and trashes full/overflowing. Many old trailers in various stages of disrepair. They call themselves a "resort" & charge fees for everything, they charge $8 to launch boats & wanted to charge us $5 to launch our inflatable kayak. 50A service? Extra charge. Pull through site? Extra charge. You wash your own rig? Extra charge. There was garbage strewn about throughout the property. We will not return. We camped at Chinook Bend RV Resort in a Motorhome.
As has been said, this is rustic, dirty, in disrepair, not deserving of being called a resort. BUT, if you like watching riparian fowl, this is a fun place. Several Great Blue Heron seem to call this area home as well as Belted Kingfisher. When the fog lies out over the landscape and the river, it's quite enchanting. Don't go here for the recreation or it will cost you. Don't go here for the resort feel. Do go here for watching wildlife along the river, including the fisher folk. We camped at Chinook Bend RV Resort in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $1.00
If you like to fish, this is the place. Great relaxing atmosphere right on the river. They were very busy when we arrived so we ended up on in The Hub. Great grassy area where the rv's backed up like spokes to the center utility pole. No sewer, but they did loan us their blue boy to empty our black tanks. The fishermen were having a great time while we were there. We really enjoyed it. Rate reflects Coast-to-Coast Premier membership. We hope to return in the next few years. We camped at Chinook Bend RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $10.00
No Wi-Fi, even though they say there is. I had my phone right there and asked why I could not get on and they said it was spotty, but I could never get on (they tell you that you have to be in the building by the street to get on, but not even there.) It is very basic, fisherman's kind of place. Could use some upkeep, but was OK. Nice walking path. We camped at Chinook Bend RV Resort in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $12.00
Cost reflects Coast-to-Coast rate. A beautiful spot on the river to watch fish jumping, nearest cellphone service 3 miles back at highway 101. Extremely friendly and helpful staff: we were given a complimentary glass of wine one evening at the rec hall while using the sluggish internet. The on-site RV wash cleaned off many miles of road grime at a reasonable price. We camped at Chinook Bend RV Resort in a Motorhome.
This at one time I think was a great park. They are working on cleaning things up. No planned activities, but Lincoln City is not far. Verizon service horrible. Dog run great, a big open field for them to run. The people who run this are very nice. We camped at Chinook Bend RV Resort in a Motorhome.
The sites were somewhat level and large gravel pieces. There was no Wi-Fi signal from our hotspot or any cell service (with ATT). Cable and electric were an additional charge. The park was down a steep drive behind a mountain and four miles from the highway. The bathrooms were "being remodeled". We didn't use them, just looked in on them. We would not stay here again, even though we used Passport America. We camped at Chinook Bend RV Resort in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $14.00
I'm sure that in the summer months and absolutely NO rain this park would be adequate for a night or 2. We stayed end of October and the sites were flooded. The roadway to the sites was flooded. There is Wi-Fi but only at the office which closed at 4:00. Would not stay here again. We camped at Chinook Bend RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.
Right on the river with lots of dock space and boat launch. Friendly staff, good Wi-Fi available at the red barn/office, well-stocked stores, nice hiking trail. Weak Verizon signal but good for satellite dishes. Spaces close together and I had to add a T for water hookup with permanent resident. If I didn't need better Internet signal in my trailer, I would stay again. We camped at Chinook Bend RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.
Rate reflects RPI plus extra for power/cable. This park is very quiet and in a pretty valley. If you fish, this is the place. Staff is very friendly. Sites are fine, power was good. Dog friendly. Could be muddy if it rains. The store has needed supplies. On Sundays, they cook a big breakfast. We will be back. We camped at Chinook Bend RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.
Found this park via Passport America website and obtained an excellent price by reserving in advance. In retrospect should have taken a look at the park before making a reservation. The RV sites were at least ½ mile from the office, located on a bend in the river. WiFi is available at the office but not at the sites. The “roads” to and through the campground were dirt; actually they were mud as it rained quite frequently. Lots of area to walk dogs, but the amount of mud acquired during the walks was exasperating to deal with. The showers were coin-operated; nothing like inserting another quarter into a slot in the midst of a shower. There were two washers and one clothes dryer. Left the clothes in the dryer for over an hour with no detectable change in the level of wetness; had to haul the wet clothing back to the 5th wheel and drape them around. Needless to say we will not return. We camped at Chinook Bend RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $12.00
Very friendly staff who are working hard to recover from flooding. Beautiful location on the river and when it was dry, it was quite pleasant. RPI rate plus $2 for electric. We will stay here again. We camped at Chinook Bend RV Resort in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $20.00
Very friendly at office. Lots were fine as we were on gravel. Washrooms and showers were not clean. It was raining so there were a lot of water holes as there wasn't drainage. I don't think we would stay again. We camped at Chinook Bend RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.
Beautiful area but park was very muddy and boggy. Camp hosts were friendly and helpful. Sunday brunch was nice. Park was noisy with about 100 people in tents that had their festivities in the wee hours of Friday and Saturday nights. Quiet time was not enforced. Wi-Fi only available in the clubhouse. Owners and managers working very hard to get the park in shape and trying to recover from January floods. We would return in a drier season. We camped at Chinook Bend RV Resort in a Motorhome.