22 Parks near Oregon City, Oregon
Jul 2015 - $20.00
We needed an overnight stop and most RV parks in the Portland area (very few to begin with) are full for the summer. Make reservations early, the locals love camping in RV's! This was fortunately one spot that seems to get overlooked if you need a last-minute place that is secure at night (gates are locked at 10pm). No reservations, it's first-come first-serve. Most sites are pull-thru and big-rig friendly. Check-in was a little confusing, no place to park without blocking the entrance. Might be best just to pick a spot you like and pull-in? That's what we did and the camp host met us at our site to take a credit card or exact cash only (no checks accepted). Sites right next to the river are extra, maybe $5 more? We arrived on a Wednesday evening and the campground was less than half-full in the middle of July. You will want to be self-contained to stay here, no showers and I can't remember any restroom either, except if you walk over to the park (not far). We were in the 3rd row from the river but could still see it. Sites are crammed next to each other though, so it's practically a gravel parking lot. At least no one pulled in next to us that night - we picked one between empty sites. No picnic tables for sites here. There is a dump available here. Lastly, we work online and make sure to say something about Verizon's coverage - surely no need to worry being in the middle of the city here, full bars LTE data and cell signal. - Sara C.
Oct 2014 - $20.00
The best sites are along the river. 2nd row is pretty good, too. All sites are a little close to the next. Good rate makes up for it, plus you're in the city. Road noise is moderate. Easy to access off the main road. I was able to pull in over 100 TV channels. I think the other review had issues with his TV. It's a great spot to drop in your kayak or do some river fishing. - Craig H
Aug 2014 - $20.00
Best kept secret. No reservations. I was able to get a site last minute on weekends. The park has 2 great green parks, kids' activities and water access. Hosts are great people and keep all areas CLEAN. Great park centrally located. - Doctorlock
Jul 2009 - $18.00
We stayed here for a week, and were not especially happy with the park. The sites were too short for our 39 foot motorhome. The grass/weeds were not taken care of. There were many resident rvs, some not well taken care of. The rules, especially for quiet time, were not enforced. We will NOT return. Also many of the sewer connections did not have covers. - Kent Savage
Aug 2015 - $26.00
Quiet county park outside the city, but close enough to drive in to visit. We stayed here 10 days since I needed to fly out of PDX to return home for a wedding while DH watched over the unit and Bengal cat. I was able to get a weekend reservation here within one-week notice for August so that was pretty impressive. You'll need over a month's advance notice for weekends at the state parks. They keep the grass green and trimmed here. Picnic tables are located at the back-side of the parking pad, a little odd to me, but I suppose they figured you'd want to enjoy the grassy area more than next to your RV door. Sites are pretty close together too, so maybe too tight for picnic tables, plus it would be tough to maintain the narrow strip of grass. They are planting young trees between sites, so in 10 years I can expect there to be a little privacy and eventually shade? If I could have reserved much sooner, I'd have chosen one of the pull-thru sites in the trees. If you have a smaller unit without tow vehicle, you should check out the other camping section, it's set in the trees more with back-in sites for more privacy. I never got to check out the bath house. We work online so Verizon LTE data coverage is important for us, and this area had solid LTE service. - Sara C.
Jun 2015 - $26.00
We stayed in the RV section (Barton East) for a week. The campground in general is quite nice, with newly paved roads and sites, decently sized sites, and a huge green field in the center of the main loop. Most sites are back-in with full sun and plenty of space. There are about 8 crescent pull-throughs that have more shade and privacy, but are right up against the trees with very little camping space. We chose the back-in. The park is mainly used by locals for weekend camping and activities along the river, and as a camper you can walk down to the river to swim, tube, etc. There are a few trails around the park which are good for walking dogs, and the campground itself is large enough for most dog walks. The main downside is that because of the several small lakes that surround the campground, the grass and roads were covered in goose droppings so you continuously need to watch your step. The lakes are overgrown/swampy so not good for getting the dogs wet. The showers were clean but water was lukewarm and the shower head created a fine spray making the water feel even cooler. The camp host was very friendly and helpful. We had only 2 bars of AT&T and Verizon 4G but both worked pretty well. Note: the park apparently locks their gates at 10pm nightly, although we were never out late so didn't confirm this. We used Barton Park as a home base to visit Portland and the Columbia Gorge. Unfortunately it's about 60 minutes to Portland due to traffic and 45 minutes to Columbia Gorge due to lack of main roads nearby. We'd definitely consider staying here again (it's a great park with a great price), but we might try to stay closer to Portland for a few nights to visit without all the driving/traffic. - LifeRebooted
Jun 2015 - $30.00
This is a nice park, with very clean restrooms and free showers, nice playground, short walk to an amazing park on the river. Would be a great spot for a wedding or family parties. All kind of sites available, some great wooded areas for tents or small campers. I would of given it a 10 but some sites are close together. AT&T cell work well. - laears
Oct 2015 - $25.00
Nicely wooded, spacious sites, very quiet even tho full.
Water and electric, dump station available. - sismo
Sep 2015 - $24.00
Sites are all shaded, large, paved level back-ins, electric/water - no sewer (one dump nearby). The park is quiet with good hiking/horse trails. Picnic tables are extra large. Clackamus River runs through the park. Only 30 amp service and low voltage in the early mornings - trips our surge protector between 8-9am. Great, helpful camp hosts. Views are limited because of all the trees, but lots of green. Mount Hood is nearby. Definitely stay here again. - Livermorered
Jun 2015 - $24.00
This is a very nice park, well taken care of, sites are nicely spaced, with power and water for $24.00 night. Lots of walking and horse trails, even a big off leash dog area, horse corals, and disk golf course. Very clean bathroom with free showers. ATT cells works well, was able to get internet through the cell, no dirTv. Note to any one going to Oregon State Parks, they're all on one night at a time or by reservations, makes it kind of hard to just stop in and pick a site for a few nights at a time. All in all great park, I would stay again if in area. We have been told the fishing great!! - laears
Jul 2012 - $35.00
We were supposed to stay in this park for well over a week. However once we got to our site, we were SHOCKED to say the least. Once parked, we opened our door and almost ran into the unit next to us. Due to their slides, we had 18 inches between our door and their slide. When we went to the office to point this out we were told the manager would stop by when she got back to talk to us. We waited until check out the next day, still no manager. We went and made other arrangements at the local state park, and moved. Not once did the manager come by. Thankfully we had only paid for the one night. This was a valuable lesson for us. We now only pay for one night if we have not pulled the park up on Google earth. Their river fishing is a joke as is their river side spaces. All of these house permanent residents. - Full-Timer RV'er
Jan 2012 - $15.00
Great owners. Has fantastic access to the Molala river: fish/swim/very dog friendly area by the river. Easy access to Portland with good local shopping. Has tight spaces and some long-term residents. We stayed for 6 months: the monthly rate was $410, plus electricity. Propane filling by the staff was appreciated very much. - Nartofree
Oct 2008 - $29.00
My first thought upon pulling in was that we should go elsewhere, but inertia took over and we decided to stay one night -- this is now our third night, so our first impression wasn't quite right. It does seem like there an awful lot of trailers crammed in here -- this isn't one of those "park-like settings" RV parks. But the management here are very friendly and while the bathrooms/showers are on the old side, they were clean. One disappointment is the Wi-Fi -- our space is *very* close to the office where the internet router is located, but I've had to sit on their deck in order to get a signal. This wouldn't be a "destination park" for us, but if we're traveling through Oregon again we'd stop for the night (or three). - Jay Jennings
Jul 2016 - $21.00
Rate reflects a premium back-in site (#127) with electric ($0.12/kwh) for 30 days, so cost is very fair. This park is clean with paved interior roads and paved sites. The negatives include terrible WiFi (none at the site) and a stand up only room for LAN. Wifi is in clubhouse but it was a long walk each day. In addition, the service counter help was not very effective with respect to being nice to customers. One got the opinion they didn't care if you were there or not plus they did not allow USPS mail to be delivered). Fix these issues and park could be a 9 or 10. The $200.00 deposit for 30 day stay was excessive compared to most parks and was only given back in check form (not credit card) on last day of stay. Very strict but it's their rules so that's ok. My choice is to decide not to return. - DIXIEDUALLY2013
Jul 2016 - $33.00
Facilities were very clean and so was the entire park. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Park was very quiet. (Even on the 4th of July!) Campers all followed rules re: dogs. The location is great. It is close to everything; highway, shopping, Camping World, restaurants & Oh did I say shopping? The only negative was the "unhook" toad process; it was cumbersome. Had to drive around the Office building to find a flat space to unhook toad, park the toad. Then back into my RV space which was about 100 yards from where I had to park the toad (at the office). Then, walk down the hill to get the toad and move it to the site. Doing this solo...I'm happy I'm in good shape and could do it. Aside from that, it was a great 10 day stay. Again, the Staff and personnel at the Park were really fabulous! I'd stay here again. - DebC_RVer
Jul 2016 - $39.00
Beautiful grounds, clean, manicured landscaping with nice shrubs and lots of trees. Sites are level and wide - our site (88) was extra wide as we were next to the perimeter road. Quieter than most parks even though it was July 4th weekend. Cable TV worked well - no box needed at upper (newer?) sites. No open flames allowed - Bbq with charcoal or propane only, no campfires. Laundry room was large and very nice. Machines take coins or debit/credit cards. They even offer a separate laundry room for dog blankets, etc. We chose to unhook, but didn't have to. We would stay here again. - phann
Jul 2016 - $41.00
We stayed here for a week. Spaces are really close, WiFi is terrible. Very few cable channels.
Office personnel is very friendly. They do let you wash your car. Probably would not stay here again. - tookie
Feb 2016 - $40.00
This was our first stay at a commercial RV park after the purchase of our fifth-wheel. We hated it - just a parking lot that has been parceled out for maximum profit. Owner & manager stuffed rigs in right next to each other even though park was sparsely occupied. Totally obsessed with their unimpressive narrow grass strips. This park left us feeling like we needed to get our rig outfitted for boondock camping pronto as this sort of park is like living in tenement housing. - MikenTerri
Oct 2015 - $38.00
There are mostly long term people. The parks hostess is very nice. There is a long down hill driveway when you enter. There are only a few TV channels and half the time some don't work. The WiFi is iffy at best.
When I pointed it out and asked if there was any compensation-the answer was that the repair man was coming from Canada and he would be there in a few days. No refund of any kind.
For the price you would think that there would be more amenities.
You are paying for a place to park on a cement pad. The neighbor was so close that we could not put our awning down. - rvfool
Oct 2014 - $15.00
10 level sites. Good location easy off and on freeway. Without full hookup I cannot give any site more than 8. But it is a good place other than that issue. - Gilbert & Gail
Apr 2016 - $35.00
This park had lots of permanent people staying there, and the sites were too close together. We found it to be too small for a big rigs with tows to maneuver around to get to the sites. We were put into a 'pull-thru' which was more like two sites side-by-side. We had to disconnect our tow vehicle to get out of the site, and reconnect outside the RV park.
The outlets were old and they required an adapter for 30 amp service which we didn't have.
Pool was small and appeared to be closed.
They don't have a dog park but there was a nice grassy area across the street where we took our dogs.
We would've been better off boondocking somewhere. - Living-the-Dream
Oct 2014 - $38.00
We stayed in the northern half of the RV park. Even though it's close to I-5, we didn't have an issue with traffic noise and we're both pretty light sleepers. The proximity to Portland means that a lot of the sites are taken up by full-timers working construction in the area. It looked like a lot of the sites in the southern half were taken up by some pretty rough looking RVs. My husband stayed in the RV while I went in to check in. We were about third in line so our options on where to park were limited. He saw a car in line behind him so moved our rig so the guy could get by. The guy got pretty nasty, flipping us off and throwing gravel with his car when he went around us. We later saw his car parked at one of the sites obviously used by a long term camper. Unfortunately this kind of behavior can happen when parks open themselves up to full timers. They become territorial and view short stay guests as intruders. We were just staying overnight so wanted a pull thru space that allowed us to camp without disconnecting. The lack of wifi wasn't as big a problem for us as it is for other campers who don't have smart phones or tablets. We had no problem finding a good satellite signal. Probably the biggest positive was the lady working in the office. She was friendly and helpful. For being such a big metropolitan area, there aren't that many RV parks around Portland. Aurora Acres is close enough that you can visit Portland and still get out of town at the end of the day. It's one of the better choices in the area if you're visiting Portland and don't want to drive 50 miles back to your campsite. - Travelfish
Aug 2014 - $37.00
Great for an overnight spot near Portland. I was worried about noise because I-5, an access road, and a gas station surrounded us but even though I am a lite sleeper, I slept fine. The staff was friendly. The swimming pool, laundry facility, bathrooms, and showers were clean. It was pet friendly and our 45' RV with four slides fit nicely in the pull through; although, we didn't pull out our awning and I don't think it would have fit. Shopping and restaurants are near by, Portland is about 20 minutes away, neighbors were nice and most long term sites were neat and following the rules. We would stay short term again if looking for a place near Portland. - PERRELLAS
Jun 2014 - $12.00
The understanding of Elk Lodge camping was for traveling Elk members to have a safe, clean overnight stay stop. This lodge rents out spaces for long term, some even permanent live in year round. No reservations accepted, yet people are allowed to pay ahead for a spot and not actually occupy it. There are unoccupied trailers there that are actually for sale. Members are turned away due to no space available. Very disappointed with this Elk campground. - Followin the Sun
Apr 2013 - $10.00
For Elk's members only (see www.elks.org for membership info). A good, clean, safe place for an inexpensive overnight stay while traveling through the area. Nothing fancy, but pretty well-kept grounds. Water and 20/30 amp electric only. Voltage was on the low side to start with and was easily pulled down to below acceptable with a load applied. There are no sewer connections and no dump station is on site. The sites are off the main lodge parking lot, reasonably level, gravel covered, and close together. You won't be putting out an awning here and wide slides could be a problem. While big rigs should be able to maneuver through the park just fine, fitting into the sites lengthwise could be a snug fit unless you allow the back of your rig to hang over the rear of the site. The camp host present during our stay was very friendly, as are all Elk members! A W-iFi signal was available, but we didn't attempt to use it. AT&T had strong signal strength and our Verizon MiFi worked great. - Gyropilot