10 Parks near Metolius, Oregon
Sep 2015 - $70.00
Pulled into the RV park area....following the signs. There was a sign saying registration booth closed, register at the lodge. No indication of where the "lodge" is. Had to pound on the door of the spa to get someone to help us. She said since it is off season, Sept 28, nothing was open in the RV area, no water slides, no gift shop, nothing but the spa. Luckily the shuttle driver came thru and we were able to unhook our car and follow her to the lodge, 1/4 mile away. The registration gal knew nothing about the Rv park, and encouraged us to choose a site with a river view.....problem is the "view" is blocked by a
15ft high berm. She asked for our credit card for the rest of the charges...when I asked what charges because I had paid in advance, she stated that was just for the first night and the fee was $70 a night. I was not informed of that on the phone and had assumed the 69.88 chg was for 2 night since it was "off season". We decided to stay one night only and will not return. They are so unorganized it is ridiculous. The park itself is very nice, well groomed. - Traveling2Some
May 2014 - $49.00
The sites are paved with a patio and picnic table. The park is beautifully landscaped with lots of green lawn and trees. There are hiking trails that are great for walking the dog. The WiFi was spotty, sometimes it worked great, other times it was slow. The pool is free for resort guests and there are good golf deals to be had. They have a free shuttle service if you want to golf or go to the lodge. The entrance is a hair tight for a big rig but we made it in with no trouble. Plenty of room to maneuver once in the RV park. We enjoyed our stay and would stay here again. - blz
Aug 2013 - $32.00
We stayed here one weeknight in mid-August. We had some problems getting here because I made some mistakes in my research. When trying to find the park on the map on this site, I assumed it was near the casino in Warm Springs right on US 26. In fact, it is 12 miles off 26 over a narrow, winding, up and down road that takes almost half an hour in a RV. We had a FHU, pull-through site with 23 channel cable TV. The Wi-Fi worked OK for us at the site. The roads and site are asphalt and our site and others I looked at were not level. Most of the sites are back-ins. Not all sites are satellite friendly due to trees. There are also about 20 large tee-pees that were very popular with families. The bathroom, showers and laundry were right by the tee-pees. I think that is why the bathrooms were so dirty. I must admit that the pool complex was amazing. It was the equivalent of a small water park. This pool complex is the draw. There are hundreds of non-camping customers here just for the pools (at a hefty price that is included in your site fee). This is a pool complex that has a RV park, not a RV park that has a pool. While most of the RV sites are much roomier than in most parks, the leveling issue and the utility placement are big negatives. The scenery is fantastic even though they just suffered a large wildfire in the area. I just don't think it is worth the 24 mile round trip off US 26 for an overnight stop. - Jerry S
Sep 2005 - $21.00
I am revising my previous review on this campground. We have stayed at this campgorund for years, never having any problems until our last visit. Reason~ The Hosts! They were rude, and lacked people skills. We had hooked up to a water stand pipe, as we have always done in the past. They told us we couldnt do that, *its not a full hook up site*. I tried to nicely explain, we had been using the park for years & no one complained, then I asked if this was a new rule. No he screamed, its always been that way. The rest of our stay was untolerable. We wont be returning until these hosts have left, as I understand they are still with the park. - Mystang
Sep 2004 - $21.00
This is a seasonal park only, open May-Oct. High desert terrain park is located in a canyon. Can get very warm in the summer months. Offers fishing, boating, swimming, horseshoe pits. Located about 4 miles off Hwy 26, approx 10 miles N of Madras. I hate telling anyone about this spot. We used to refer to it as a locals spot, but more and more people are discovering this little out of the way oasis. - Mystang
Jul 2016 - $42.00
The campground can be difficult to find; there are no signs on Hwy97, the major north-south highway. Grounds are clean, nicely maintained, sites level, hookups all work. Pleasant staff, offered unexpected perks such as evening ice cream social and pancake breakfast. - Roadgeezer
Jun 2016 - $31.00
I'm an avid bicycle rider and this park is great for that. I was able to ride a round trip of 12.5 miles without traffic. My wife loves to walk so the irrigation canal behind the park: 1 mile in either direction.
However, the RV Park has some major issues with power and water pressure. That being said I'll start with the power. Being summer you want your RV running the air with 2 dogs inside when sight seeing. The power started kicking out with my surge protector just about the 1st day. I noticed that the power would drop dangerously low like 103 volts AC. My surge protector has an under and over voltage protection. I mentioned to the front office that there is a problem with the power and if they knew about it. They did, and I asked what they planned to do to correct it. I was told it was an on going issue. They directed me to the owner. We had a discussion and he changed out my pedestal outlets. I noticed the possible problem and explained the issue. He listened, agreed and said he was looking into it and had plans to upgrade the pedestals to 50 amp. I then asked if he could try and repair my site since I was here for a month. He agreed to re-pull wire to my site before the 4th of July weekend. It was not done and my power kicked out all weekend long, sometimes 6 times in an hour. I then had to put my surge protector in bypass, making my surge protector useless, which now wouldn't protect all of my electronics. I then went into the office and they offered me a refund.
Well where are you going to go on the 4th, if you don't have a reservation. She came by later and apologized for being rude. We left today and nothing has been done a whole month dealing with adverse power, leaving us without the security of power staying on when we were gone. The water pressure during the day was 20 PSI when they were watering the grass. - evolau
Jul 2015 - $38.00
One night stay while passing through. Site was gravel and level. Utilities were convenient. There were a lot of nice people in the park, which gave it a good "vibe". Sites have adequate room and it is quiet at night. Nice shade trees. They have an ice cream store open on the weekends. Would stay again. - Marshnik
Culver, Oregon (map) | (541) 546-3412
Sites: 208 | Latest Rate: $28.00 | 13 Reviews
Jun 2016 - $28.00
A nice state park, easy access for large RV's.
Really enjoyed our stay here, weekends were busy but during the week I think we were one of 8-10 rigs in this campground that probably had 70 or so sites, and 4 of those were occupied by the work campers. Very quiet during the week, we had a row of 15 empty sites to ourselves.
Good Verizon connectivity, AT&T was okay with a booster.
Beautiful views of the Cascade Range and the rivers in the area.
thankful for 50 AMP W/E hookup as we had a few days in the high 90's.
Had to do a bit tree trimming to be able to open our slides.
We've stayed at OR state parks before and find them to be much more big rig friendly than either WA or CA and much more affordable than their neighboring states. - DRFink
Sep 2015 - $28.00
Wanted to hookup with my brother here. ReserveAmerica showed only 2 spots available. When we got there, park was half empty, including site next to my bro. The site we had reserved was tagged 'available.' Garmin needed a physical address. We didn't know, but Cove Palisades is 2 campgrounds, both going by separate names: Crooked River (Loop E only), and Deschutes. Garmin took us past the one we wanted and 5 miles across a canyon. The Crooked River campground is high about the river/lake, not really walkable to the water. It is well watered lawn, dotted with trees and deer. Had the largest grassy pen (soccer sized) for pet area, which was a new experience for my dog. There has been a very recent burn (Aug 25) up to the park boundary. I'm a fan of the Oregon State Parks, but this was not one of my favorites. - writedesign
Oct 2013 - $21.00
Terrific campground. Good separation between nice pretty level sites. Host was very friendly and helpful. Not crowded at all at the end of October. Several sites had campers who brought in boats to go fishing. Host indicated that the campground had been redone about a year ago. Had the best two lane dump station I've ever seen. Slope was perfect for evacuating the holding tanks. Was very clean. Obviously the people who camp here really care about the grounds and facilities. Rangers were friendly and efficient. Has a large off-leash pet exercise area and pick-up bags are provided. We will come back again, but earlier in the year. - jbarry130
Sep 2015 - $17.00
Very nice camp and camp hosts. Very clean, park was full. Good water, good electricity, good sewer hookups. Very good WiFi. Gravel, hot water in showers which are clean. Sites are close to Crooked River bluffs. About half residents seemed to be seasonal. - Jim Lee
Apr 2015 - $16.00
We rate this park very highly because we like good Wifi, and quiet parks. The views in the area are great, there are 6 good HD TV channels OTA (Over The Air), and there is ample dog walking around the park perimeter (but stay back from the cliff edges). With no TV cable, one unisex bathroom/shower, gravel pads, and a hard to find manager, it might not be everyone's cup of tea.
We would gladly stay here again when visiting the area. - Snoet
Sep 2014 - $16.00
This park is okay for a night or two. It is a gravel parking lot with hookups. Mostly permanent residents here. It was very quiet and the views are nice. It looks as if they are working to clean the park up, putting in grass & trees. - CurleyJo
Jul 2016 - $34.00
Older bathhouse/clean, and older office, wonderful greeting and welcome from hostess, with loads of additional information. The campground is a desert campground at the end of a long road into Crooked River Ranch. The campground is surrounded by a very good golf course. We found the campground to be a bit crowded with our back in right next to the next fellow. Crooked River Ranch is a very large desert community with 5+ acre lots so homes are few and far between and come in all styles, from large mini mansions and mobile homes to motor homes. No services to speak of on the Ranch so you should load up on groceries and fuel in Terrebonne. There is a small corner store about 1/2 mile from the campground but it is just like a gas station store. Large Walmart and Gas and other stores. Do not get this RV park mixed up with the more permanent RV park, River Rim RV park which is a passport America park and not as nice. The views are tremendous... - saturn7
Jul 2016 - $37.00
Nice park with views of the mountain. Most sites have grass. There are some pull thru. Pay showers, so did not use.
Very busy park the weekend I stayed, tents from other sites were scattered all over the grass (common area), so made it difficult to walk thru. They do have a separate tent section. Not sure why so many tenters were in the RV area.
They have a pool also, but its a bit of a walk to get to. Overall a nice park and would stay again. I should note, no fires are allowed in this park. - Mystang
Mar 2016 - $30.00
Nice scenic park. Power/water/dump all fine. The most scenic part near the canyon rim is not open during the winter. Good ATT cellular data. Good Verizon cellular data. No camp fires. - Nelsonfamily
Sep 2013 - $40.00
Found this gem quite by accident, and we're so glad we did. Peaceful, clean, and well kept. Owners friendly and staff were welcoming. Cannot say enough about this park. Still an A +. - Kevin Schitoskey
Sep 2011 - $30.00
Bring your boat as there is a boat launching site and docking facilities. One of the more picturesque RV camps we have been to on this trip and we had the whole place to ourselves. Office people were very accommodating and let us go down to pick our own site. They also offer free golf carts to be used to travel up and down the park's steep roads. Most sites are shaded, with full hookups although not sure about 'big rigs' with some of the tight turns to get down to the lower level on the Simtustus lake/reservoir. Talked to a couple fisherman and they were catching trout and other fish pretty regularly. Upper level sites have great views of the water and mountains if you just want to relax in a lounge chair. Bathrooms/showers were modern and clean. They have a floating dock for swimming in the very clear water. No tenting allowed. We will be sure to include visiting this camp in our next trip to Oregon. - Drgnfli
Apr 2015 - $33.00
Yes majority were permanent residents. Their sites clean and well maintained. It is an older park but clean and well maintained. Staff friendly and helpful. We stayed 2 nights and would stay again. We have a 31 ft motorhome with 2 slideouts. Site was fairly level and full hook-ups good. - Foucek
Sep 2014 - $35.00
Very friendly staff and large pull-thru sites with full hookups. Office wasn't open when we first arrived, but instructions were clear and had no trouble finding an open site. Some permanent residents which was not a problem. Hookups worked well and were well placed. Will probably come again. - frmOregon
Jun 2013 - $35.00
This is a trailer park with no amenities. We knew when we saw all the permanent mail boxes we were not in an RV park regardless of the name. Older trailers - some have hand-built additions. We back up to a busy highway that is noisy. Tiny strip of grass between us and neighbor. No room for a lawn chair. Orange cones must be used to protect our car and front of coach. Not even room for our awning. The "perms" appear to have nicer lots and room for two cars/trucks. They are very protective of their "yards." The pet area is gravel overgrown with weeds. We didn't want to encounter a snake so didn't use it. They will know we made this evaluation as we seem to be the ONLY actual RV in the park. - Newbet
Dec 2014 - $16.00
Rate reflects 30-amp weekly rate. Nearly level, well-gravelled, wide lanes, fenced-in and relatively quiet. Each site has a pedestal grill and small Juniper tree. Largest pet area I've ever seen. Excellent for overnight or base camp. Six pull-through sites, all 50 amp with maybe a dozen more 50-amp back-ins. Scores of 30-amp back-in sites that are "end to end" meaning that if the other end is vacant, you have a pull-through, at least until someone wants the other end. - Old Mountain Man
Oct 2014 - $18.00
Price reflects the Good Sam discount and the 30 amp service. The sites were gravel and level. Each site had a raised hibachi and small trees. There were mostly pull-throughs and some back-ins. We had lots of room to move around our 43’ rig. This park is a good value for the price. We would come back again. - Lollyp
Nov 2013 - $21.00
Friendly staff, Level gravel campground. Easy to get in and out with our 37ft 5th Wheel. Good reception on the TV over the antenna. Great place for the money. - T&M
Sep 2015 - $32.00
We stayed in Site C-12, a pull thru. If we come back this way we'd probably select a different site, one that has more space around it. C-12 is practically at a block wall. The picnic table and fire pit are elevated next to it. One disappointment was that we couldn't have a campfire or cook with charcoal due to a burn ban. But it was understandable because they had just had a fire the week before in their Crooked River Campground. The other disappointment was that it's eight miles in to get to the park. But then how else would you get down into the canyon?? - Glory
Aug 2014 - $25.00
State park in Oregon high desert on reservoir Lake Billy Chinook. Lots of families and fisher people. Not much else. If you want to fish and drag a boat it would be good for you. Road winds down to lake and CG. Several around lake with poor signage. If you like dry sand with a green tinge lake with nothing else to do but fish, this place is for you. - Oregon91