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Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $27.00
Beautiful rugged park. You can hear the surf, smell the salt -lovely. The park loops are paved and some spaces are hard to back into as they are at right angles to the loop roads. The park is a typical Oregon state park although an older one. It's well maintained and clean. We camped at South Beach State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Close to Newport and lighthouses - take a tour! Be sure to visit the Oregon State aquarium.
Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $30.00
Very nice campground, but a lot of short sites and larger sites that are tricky to get into because of trees and low-hanging branches. They are very particular that you park any vehicles on the asphalt, so make sure when you make a reservation that you choose a site that is long enough to accommodate both. I was able to get in and out of my site fairly easily, although I had to park more to one side than I like so a branch would not interfere with my slide. Very large motorhomes might have problems. Lots of excellent bike trails in the park and a gorgeous beach within a 1/4 to a 1/2 mile hike or bike ride. There is a marine science center and aquarium also within bike riding distance, which was nice. We camped at South Beach State Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $31.00
This park has a beautiful Lake that has a swimming hole, for family , and a dock, for fishing. Kid friendly park, for pets and the family. We stayed here in a 36 ft 5th wheel and had no problem parking. Great park, to camp in! I would stay here again! We camped at South Beach State Park in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $27.00
I would like to echo the previous reviewer. The loop drives badly need tree trimming and many inner sites are difficult to park a larger trailer. I actually had to approach my site (C16) from the "wrong way" because the pad is angled improperly. Reserve America lists this site as 42' deep, but I paced off 32'. I had to back my 28' trailer to the curb and park my truck sideways on the pad. If you have a larger RV, try to choose a site on the outside of a loop. This is one of our "go to" parks and we stay here often. The volunteer staff are very friendly as well. Nightly rate includes Reserve America fee. We camped at South Beach State Park in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $27.00
This is one of our favorite campgrounds on the Oregon coast. Convenient location to Newport and still has the rustic camp feeling. We try to stay in the sites next to the beach as our big fifth wheel would be a little to big for some of the interior sites. The drawbacks are few, but the reason this parks only gets seven stars. The trees need to be trimmed up so they are not scratching the roofs of rigs. There is only one sewer dump facility. I had to wait forty five minuets in line to dump my tanks. Install more dumping facilities since the sites have no sewer hookups. We camped at South Beach State Park in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $26.00
This is a very large and busy camping park. The park staff were very helpful in helping us extend our stay. Check in was fast and friendly. The park and restrooms were clean and well maintained. There were trails for biking and trails to the beach. The sites were roomy but privacy between sites was lacking, there are a lot of trees but not much low brush to provide privacy. The park is very close to the Oregon Coast aquarium and handy to the town of Newport. The park staff and campground hosts were great. We camped at South Beach State Park in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $25.00
Typical Oregon State Park, but nice. This park has many walking trails and a paved trail to the Aquarium and Hatfield Science Center. Crowded place in the summer. We liked it very well. We camped at South Beach State Park in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $27.00
This park is huge! Sites are reasonably level, all back in and a little tight for large rigs. No sewer hook up and only 30 amp power. The sites are all in need of a little maintenance: the weeds are a little out of control. It is obvious that this is a very popular location. The weekend we were here it was almost totally booked out. Our Verizon WiFi and phone worked well, and we had no problems getting a TV signal with our satellite dish. We would have given a higher rating except our site was very obviously occupied by people with dogs. The smell was a little offensive!! We camped at South Beach State Park in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $27.00
Another Oregon state park winner. Clean, well maintained, great location, and fairly priced. The campground is large with a playground, horseshoe pits and trails through the sand dunes to get to the wide, sandy beach. It is within the Newport city limits so antenna TV channels available as well as AT&T cell and Internet connections. Most sites are not screened from neighbors, but those on the outside have more privacy. Hot showers and the dump station is included in the camp fee. One negative is that it is located by the airport so there is some plane noise, but less than the sea lions barking in the harbor. We camped at South Beach State Park in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $28.00
This is a really excellent park, we really enjoyed all the paved bike paths to the beach and harbor area. sites are very well laid out with allot of room between and allot of trees. We really enjoyed having all the extra room between site. All roads are paved and plenty wide to get through with a big rig. We're here in a 40' 5th wheel and 1 ton truck. had no problems getting through or backing into spot. We camped at South Beach State Park in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $28.00
Have stayed here before. We had a nice big site and would stay again. We camped at South Beach State Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $3.00
Typical Ore SP, which is to say "Excellent". Road in wa plenty wide, but the speed bumps are brutal! Out site was correctly angled for EZ back-in, but I saw some that weren't. Bath/shower rooms very nice, tho shower lacked hooks. Place was packed, even mid-week, but there were plenty of mosquitoes for all present. Lots of bikes on the roads. Nice trails to beach. Lots of pine trees, but still a very open feel to the place. EZ access to/from US 101 & only a short drive to Newport which has everything you could want. Try Flashback's for 50's diner ambiance & great food. We camped at South Beach State Park in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $22.00
Nice campground. They recently had a storm which resulted in some tree damage; however, it appears as though a fair amount of work has already gone into clearing the affected sites. You are about 1 mile from Newport and there are a lot of things to see in the City. Just a short walk to the ocean. We stayed here in a motor home and will stay here again. We camped at South Beach State Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: December, 2011 - $22.00
We stayed 3 nights and loved it. The sites are paved, level enough and wide enough for slideouts and awnings. However, plenty of sites are not suitable for big rigs as the angle to backup into the site is not favorable and/or the trees and branches are too close. We couldn't park our 35' 5th-wheel in the preferred spot with plenty of sun (winter time!), had to chose a more treed one. Not too bad, but way less sunshine. The hookups are fine and worked well. Central dump station at entrance. My Virgin mobile worked pretty fast too. The restrooms are all tiled and very clean. However, the separating wall between the "dressing room" and the actual shower is not wide enough and after the shower the whole floor area and the wall is wet. The beach is just a short walk and there are plenty of walking trails. No noise from Hwy 101 but the odd airplane flying over as the airport is not too far. We will definitely be back! We camped at South Beach State Park in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $22.00
Yurts are available here. The speed bumps are brutal. Class A's will want to take them slow. The large road is suitable for big rigs. The sites will be tight lengthwise with a tow vehicle, but fine without one. The campground is paved, including the sites. It is a large campground. There are a few nice trails that leave from the campground, including access to the beach. The trees are more manicured here than other Oregon Coast State Parks, which means you will have less needles and branches falling on your rig, but less privacy that others. The campground has an open feel to it and gets and reasonable amount of sun (if the sun is out that is). The showers were okay, but could use a really thorough clean. It was quiet when we were there, but it was also fairly empty and we camped at the back of the campground. We didn't have to wait in line for the dump station, but we did notice that others did have to wait in line (morning). Great value and good location. We camped at South Beach State Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Close to Newport and lighthouses - take a tour! Be sure to visit the Oregon State aquarium.clecogirl • November 2014
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