17 Parks near Merlin, Oregon
Jun 2015 - $33.00
Gorgeous campground. Lots of meadow areas. Great areas to walk around and explore, although not too many areas to get down to the river. Great playground and disc golf course. Weekend ice cream cart provides an opportunity for a great treat. Our site was level and, although we were on the opposite side of our trailer doors (fire pit, picnic table, etc), we had a lot of room as it opened up to a meadow area. Most sites are very close together so privacy is not real great.
Campground is very close to a busy highway. One side has a fence between the campground and the roadway but the other side of the campground (Umpqua Joe side) has no fence dividing the busy roadway from the campground. Some of the campsites literally butt right up to the road. The highway can be very busy and fast at times. Would be very cautious if camping with young children on that side of the park. Campground is beautiful but I am unable to rate higher due to my concern with the proximity of the roadway to the campground, with no fence. My children are old enough to know to stay away from the roadway but I am concerned for others that may have smaller children. I worry that a small child could easily wander into the roadway and be hit by a car. - Peace-love-trailer camping
Jun 2014 - $22.00
Great county park to escape to. The sites are paved with picnic table and fire pit available. No privacy between sites but there is space. Nice boat launch area access to Rogue River and occasional jet boat traffic passes by. Crater Lake National Park is day trip and worth every mile. My neighbors went to Oregon Caves and said they were very interesting. Grants Pass fun town to walk around. No phone, TV or internet at campground but strong Verizon signal in Merlin just a short distance away. Would stay again. - obxblond
Apr 2013 - $22.00
Very nice county park. No cell service, internet service or satellite TV! With that said, roughing it was great. Disk golf course was wonderful! Firewood was sold, 10 pieces for $5.00. Ice was also for sale. Signage was poor, hard to find our reserved site! Nice little beach area next to the boat launch. We enjoyed our stay here, road noise was a minimal at night. Campground was very clean, - Followin the Sun
Aug 2016 - $23.00
This is a very neat and lovely smaller RV park. There are a lot of long term people but you would never know it by looking at the sites. The owners/managers take real pride in the park. We were put in a pull thru site that was simple to get in and out with our 40 ft rig. Moving through the park was very easy. Cell and Verizon air card worked okay but not great. This park is a little out of town but it was very peaceful, so I would stay here again. We could hear a couple trains in the evening, but nothing that bothered our sleep overnight. The price was excellent and was for full hook ups and 50 amp service. The site was level, utilities worked well and there was an area for the dog to play, although it wasn't fenced. Fencing the area would be a good idea, but otherwise the park was great. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. - Danni
Nov 2015 - $27.00
Great small park. I'd give it a 10 if it had cable TV. The WiFi even works most of the time, until someone starts downloading video.
We had a back-in site that must be over 60' long and 30' wide. We can park the car in front of, or beside the coach. The driveways are very wide, so access is outstanding. Very nice restroom/showers. The laundry is small and dated but works fine. Two large fields to walk the dogs, but no fenced off-leash area.
Most of the sites are long term or permanent residents. A few of the sites were a little cluttered but none are junky. I met the owner, and he is on site every day keeping an eye on things. A train goes by a couple of times a day about 1/4 mile away. There was no noise at night.
Call ahead. They don't have many open sites, even during the off season. - bobcovey
Jun 2015 - $24.00
This is a good basic park. Not many amenities but level rock pads on the pull throughs with easy hook ups. A lot of full season occupants but park is very quite and very clean. No cable as advertised but you can pick up some over the air stuff. I would return. - aznumwa339
699 Jumpoff Joe Creek Rd Grants Pass, Oregon 97526 (map) | (541) 479-7974
Sites: 63 | Latest Rate: $42.00 | 44 Reviews
Aug 2016 - $42.00
Stayed here for 4 nights. Saw deer, 2 flocks of turkeys and 2 tame goats wandering the grounds. Beautiful grounds and clean restrooms. Easy to level motorhome and cool days with chilly nights. Staff went out of their way to accommodate us. Will definitely stay here again when in the area. - mdmnkcm
May 2016 - $42.00
This is now called Grant Falls KOA and is A charming "hidden gem." The campground was once known as "Jumpoff Joe Creek RV Park, but was transitioned to a KOA a few months ago (2016). The roads are gravel, but wide. The sites are also gravel and relatively flat. Shade trees, flowers, a fenced pet walk area. WiFi is not great (rarely is at campgrounds), but the best thing is that a small waterfall called "Jump Off Joe Waterfall" is a short walk on the property. It also has a great, but freezing, natural swimming hole. We are sitting on moss-covered rocks enjoying the tranquility and reflecting. Nice, quiet park. Would stay here again. - DebGA
Apr 2016 - $42.00
This is now a KOA. Easy to get to off I-5. Lots of room to move around as we have a 40' 5th wheel. An older park but kept clean. We stayed one night on our way back from Palm Springs to BC. Would stay here again on a stopover. Lot spacing was nearby with some shade. Site surface was gravel. - North America in 90 days
Aug 2012 - $22.00
Another jewel in the Josephine County Oregon park system. Very small park right on the Rogue River - excellent swimming ! We saw deer, blue heron, river otters, ducks, and geese. No cell phone service or Wi-Fi but we picked 2 quarts of blackberries. Camp Host very friendly and helpful. Generally we camp in California and the $22 per night fee for full hook ups was unbelievable. Would stay here again if I ever have the chance! - ctravelgal04
Dec 2015 - $30.00
Schroeder Park is beautiful with wonderful camp hosts and a Ranger who all work hard at their positions. The RV sites are asphalt and grass and mostly separated by large privacy shrubs. The trees in this lush, green park are aged and lovely. Adjacent to Schroeder is a very nice dog park. Solid 50 amp and water pressure at our RV site. The issue: homeless defecating in the park and on the back hill behind our RV site. People living in tents with pit bulls and blaring TV's are not what I pay $30 a night for. This is not a park where you feel safe or an area where you should walk at night nor leave anything in your car. We had several items stolen and the dog and human feces really did us in. We regret that we will never return nor can we honestly suggest anyone do the same. I so wish someone would had posted these facts before we made an on line reservation for 10 days. It's really a shame as the staff is sincere and the park itself is very nice. - RVLife4us
Oct 2015 - $30.00
A great little park if you want to stay close in to the city of Grants Pass but don't want the commercial type park. Right next to the Rogue River, quiet and well kept. The driveways have become buckled somewhat by the large trees but not a huge issue. Camp host was very friendly. If you are looking for seclusion near the city, this is a good bet. - Reddingscott
Oct 2015 - $30.00
This is a Park in decline. Josephine County doesn't provide financial support so the camping fees are all the funding available for upkeep, maintenance and repairs. Camp host is friendly and helpful, also hopeful. We usually select a pull-thru full hookup site but this time ALL the pull-thru sites were occupied by tent campers, that we didn't understand. The six sites available to RV's were back-in with full hook-ups, next to the upper part of the park and fence. The fee was raised $8 from our last stay here in 2014 and nothing has changed for the better. The website should show which sites are available on a day to day basis. The utilities all worked okay in the RV sites. Wi-Fi was iffy, HDTV brought 4 stations not worth watching. Restrooms and showers were being kept clean by the host couple. The propane source on Redwoods Highway was selling for $1.60 gallon this year. We feel the nightly fee, for what is offered here, is way too much. Next year we will find another RV park in Grants Pass. - SilverBear
Oct 2015 - $32.00
We often stop here on our trips through Oregon. It convenient, clean and close to tons of food including our favorites, Black Bear and Taco Bell. It a basic overnight stop, like the title implies. The WiFi was the best I've experienced for some time at a campground...
People there were nice and friendly. - Kuntry Kuzin
Sep 2015 - $32.00
This is a very basic RV Park with lots of permanent residents. Paved roads but pea gravel pads. Poor maintenance. I will not stay here again. Too primitive. - bradydane2009
Aug 2015 - $33.00
Very clean park. Good basic services. The WiFi worked intermittently. Very quiet and large trees provide shade. We would stay here again. Thanks for the Good Sam discount. - Nevadatude
Jul 2016 - $35.00
This is well-kept basic park with few amenities. I wouldn't call it a "Resort" since there are no amenities other than laundry and restrooms. "RV Park" would be a better naming choice. The park is very well maintained. We've stayed at about 40 parks in the past 2 years, and this may be best landscaped and maintained park we've been too. Very clean, tidy, easy to navigate. There is a lot of road noise, if that sort of thing bothers you (it doesn't bother us). - JPen365
Jun 2016 - $36.00
I've stayed at this park several times over the last few years. It's a nicely landscaped park. Spaces are somewhat close to each other. The downside to this park is the road noise which is very noticeable outside. Once you leave the hiway you must go a few blocks and then double back to the park because of one way streets. It's well marked and not a problem. Wifi worked well, and Direct TV Sat was not a problem. - supercub
Jun 2016 - $30.00
This is a great park with cable and good wifi. The disadvantage is the highway noise. Not a problem at night unless windows are open but since the nights were in the 40's didn't affect us. Would stay again as town is nice and good for day trips. - littlegeneral
Feb 2016 - $36.00
I have stayed at Moon Mountain RV on numerous occasions over the years. The park was recently acquired by a new owner and who was once a wonderful manager, is leaving. The new owner is extremely unfriendly and unethical. We ended up staying for several nights and had to pay electricity. We took a picture of our meter the day we arrived and he grossly overcharged us. We thought maybe it was a mistake but after running the numbers and confronting him on the issue it became a big battle instead of something he chose to work out with the customer. I was very disappointed. The park was full of dog poop and what used to be the area where I could walk the dog, is closed. In addition, there are aggressive dogs in the park that came after my dog while in our campsite! The freeway noise make the visit more like a truck stop.We stay here for three nights and couldn't wait to leave. We are saddened that the other options in town were full. I would not recommend this place to anyone and I will not be returning again. - RVLife4us
Dec 2015 - $28.00
Moon Mtn. RV is currently under new management and ownership as of December 2015. Many positive updates are now in place to make for better wifi and overall experience for guests. The trash is no longer picked up at 5:50am (yeah!) and the laundry and bathrooms are spotless. The manager couldn't be more sincere and helpful and we greatly appreciated his help when we needed to depart a week early from out 1 month stay. The park is clean and quiet despite being near the freeway. The slope of the property keeps traffic noise very low. We enjoyed walking down the road to Tom Pearce Park and playing disc golf and accessing the paved bike and birding paths along the Rouge River. Moon Mtn. RV has level sites on concrete with trees and landscape. The location is ideal to town and a super hub for Crater Lake, river rafting and fishing. We stayed here in a 37 ft 5th wheel for 3 1/2 weeks with two dogs and would return again. This park is safe and the neighbor's were very friendly. - RVLife4us
Sep 2015 - $35.00
The manager was very gracious. The park was clean and organized. The only thing we did not like was the spaces are right on top of each other, there wasn't even room for a picnic table. Other than that, pretty nice spot to take a rest. - RVLifer1962
Aug 2016 - $32.00
We love this RV Park. Right on the Rogue River. The River Front spots are best. Sites are tightly spaced but being on the river compensates for the forced togetherness.
This park was designed pre slideouts which explains the tight sites. The concrete pads are a bit beat up, again placed before the advent of big, heavy diesel coaches.
This was our fourth trip here and will be back. - RPFawcett
Aug 2016 - $30.00
OK park but tightly packed. Trees, grass. Was nice enough just to close in to each other. - abqnm
Aug 2016 - $32.00
This is a small and intimate campground bordering the Rogue River. While the many of the sites are tight, our 35' motor home and the 42' one next to us were able to back in to our sites with out any trouble, and still had room for our tow vehicles. There are locations to sit and watch the river as well as a beach. Throughout the park, there is a collection of unique and eclectic wood carvings and metal sculptures which were made by the prior owner. The couple who currently own the par could not have been any nicer, friendlier or more helpful ... from check-in to assisting is back into our site. We would highly recommend accessing the campground from Exit 48 off I-5 and traveling north on the Rogue River Highway as opposed to exiting further north and trying to navigate the Grant Pass traffic and confusing roads. We also found getting gas easier in Rough River (exit 48) than at any of the stations we tried to access in Grant Pass. - dandd
Jun 2016 - $40.00
We spent four leisurely days at Bridgeview RV in Rogue River. We were greeted effusively by the very knowledgeable managers, Georgia and Al who provided us with a ton of very useful southern Oregon literature. In making the phone reservation, Georgia had asked what we were interested in doing during our stay, and the brochures she provided were tailored to those interests (fly fishing, Shakespearean plays in Ashland, and notable wineries).
During the check-in process, I could see that I may have made a mistake in pulling my 5th wheel up to the office. When departing the office area, we barely fit between a motorhome and fifth wheel that seemed to belong to permanent residents residing within 25 feet of the office. Close...very close quarters. Even being guided to our pull-thru spot (#29), we dodged numerous parked vehicles adjacent to their RVs. The helpful guide maneuvered us into our spot with relatively little difficulty. Bridgeview seems to have very few sites for short term RVers, but those sites parallel to the Rogue River are gorgeous! Even with the ever present road noise from Interstate 5, we very much enjoyed our stay.
With a little jockeying we got a good satellite TV signal. Water pressure was very good, but the wifi was very sketchy along the river sites. A lush pet area with beautiful flowers and shrubbery rounds out Bridgeview RV. All in all, we would return to Bridgeview when traveling through southern Oregon. - Professor Ken
Apr 2016 - $41.00
First off, the good. l must say the management here is wonderful. They are so helpful and informative, and will go out of their way to help in anyway possible.
We were in a riverfront spot, which was huge. We had room for the fifth wheel, the truck, the car, and a picnic table, and still had tons of room left over.
Park wifi worked pretty well with our wifi ranger, so we saved on our data while we were here. AT&T phone, Verizon data and phone, and our rooftop satellite all worked well. No utility problems. The unobstructed view of the river was very nice.
This park is 80% residents, which only leaves 5-7 spots for short stays. We were highly entertained by the local honkers. They get very territorial during mating season.
Now the not so good... The traffic across the river on I-5 is deafening. Some say it is white noise, but you cannot hold a conversation outside, at a normal level, and after a couple days, it gets quite frustrating.
Due to all the long term residents, maneuvering though to the river front spots can be quite challenging, if they are all
" home ", if you have a bigrig.
We were there during boxelder beetle mating time, and there were literally millions of them. It was ok at first, then it started creeping me out. Also, the trees were shedding some sticky substance, which created the biggest mess we have ever had, and we have traveled many thousands of miles. We still haven't gotten all the sticky stuff off.
Next time we come through the area, we will stay at the State Park down the highway. - Mr&MrsFulltimers
Jul 2015 - $30.00
Nice clean park. Grass between lots. Good power and water. Concrete pads and pretty level. The people working here are great and friendly. As other have said will give you lots of info on the area. The only complaint is the road noise. You are parked closed together also. Small park so you better call in advance because all the parks around here fill up fast. Lots of trees for shade. - neilontheroad