6 Parks near Pendleton, Oregon
Aug 2016 - $39.00
This is a "KOA Journey" park which means it is intended as a temporary layover park, and has no resort amenities. It was very clean and situated on a bluff overlooking a scenic valley. Sites were extraordinarily tight with a skinny patch of grass and sharp gravel rocks. If we had our awnings out, our neighbors could not open theirs.
Lots of site utility poles were bent as if they had been hit by a rig or two. Utilities were poorly located at the far rear of each site, and required us to purchase additional hoses (at high price). Water pressure was good, and no electrical surges. We have a 37.5' fifth wheel and barely had enough room to squeeze our truck behind the rig. The same five vehicles were parked in the overflow parking during the entire week, so we could not park there.
In spite of multiple boosters, WIFI was abysmal. We used AT&T for our cell phones and had three bars of LTE coverage. It was plenty for streaming movies. The camp cable only had 20 or so local channels from Yakima, WA. We used our DISH satellite if we wanted cable channels.
The dog park and playground were nicely maintained. I would stay here again only as an overnight stop. - OH2SD
Aug 2016 - $37.00
Greeting was very friendly. We were escorted to our site and guided into that site. Not sure why someone mentioned damaging their roof. Roads are paved and wide. Site was wide, long and level. Wi-Fi is great but over the air TV was better than their cable. - Rd yacht
Jul 2016 - $30.00
We stayed here over the 4th of July weekend because there were no RV sites available in the Seattle area. The sites were tight for our 42 ft. rig.
The trees overhung and damaged my roof.
Nice little fenced in dog area with a view. - juustright
Jul 2013 - $31.00
I should have read the reviews! It's hot weather time and sitting on blacktop is a poor deal. The view is of container pods for rent! Surely, there must be a more pleasant RV park in this area! Blacktop pavement everywhere and crushed asphalt in a concrete curb for hookups and lot dividers. Bring an extra long sewer hose and if you are towing, only a few lots can accommodate your length. Road noise from the interstate and the railroad. A desperate choice to park overnight. - oldengine
Aug 2012 - $31.00
This is an asphalt parking lot with hook ups. Everything is wrong. All of the hook ups are at the front of the spots requiring the full extent of hoses and power cords to reach. Our truck had to stick out into the road. No trees, in fact, nothing of beauty at all. The sites are not level. The cable hook up was stripped bare. The "park" is half full of shipping containers. I gave a rating of 4 only because the owner was nice and the restrooms were clean. - User2690
Jul 2012 - $30.00
We had reservations, site unseen. Once we saw the park we moved on. Short pull thrus, very bare bones park. It looked like a lot of long time residents. I would imagine this park is a good place to stay for an overnight and move on. Right on Hwy84 "Overlooking" the freeway. Can't really comment on the ammenities because we didn't stay. - Kubicle
Aug 2016 - $32.00
This is an older park. Doesn't mean that it's bad, just that for the price they charge, which I think is on the high side for casino park camping, they should have a cable package. Pull through sites are on the short side but manageable, and the sewer is all the way to the back which, if you're pulling a small trailer or car, you don't want to unhook. You are probably going to have to back up in the morning to dump your sewer, or extend out 40 feet of hose. We had a 30 amp pull through.
Normally if weather permits, we use the Boondock area out in the front of the casino. Very seldom do we come by in the late summer where the heat is so unbearable, you have to have electrical. But I can say this the park is completely full at night, so I must be the odd person out, on my views on price and so on and so forth, because they have no problem filling the place at night.
We will use this park only if the weather is too unbearable to utilize the front (no hook-ups) parking lot. - monaco cruiser
Aug 2016 - $32.00
We have been here a number of times in the past including last summer. We had a fairly level, pull through, FHU site. The 50 or so perimeter sites are back in and 50 or so interior sites in 8 rows are pull through. There are also tent sites, group camping , a "TiPi" village for rent. There was a large group camping in tents and using some of the rental "TiPi"s which put some stress on the bath facilities. The bath and shower facilities were inadequate. The roads and most of the RV pads are asphalt. The non-asphalt pads are dark, crushed rock. There is no cable TV but most sites are satellite friendly. The sites are a decent length and width with some grass/weeds between sites. All the facilities (the office, bathrooms, showers, and a 8 machine laundry) and amenities (pool and spa) are in or next to the main building. The WIFI worked OK for us, but did slow a bit in the early evening. The staff I dealt with was friendly and helpful. I saw no sign of recycling. - Jerry S
Jul 2016 - $32.00
While not in the exact downtown Pendleton area, it was close enough to work out for us as an overnight stop. Very nice pool. Shuttle to the casino was frequent. Good hookups functioned properly. - Maltaman
Jul 2016 - $24.00
This is a lovely campground and if it were not for the highway noise I would have rated it a 10. We first were on a dry camp spot. No hookups, but a water tap available nearby. Then when we found out it would be a week before our new A/C would be installed we switched to a full hookup site. Unfortunately for us this was even closer to the freeway and the noise! It is a great place to camp and except for the late afternoon/early evenings the sounds become white noise and not as bothersome. Another drawback to our site is no satellite signal or antenna reception available! But we have good Verizon signal and good 50 amp service. We would camp here again. - Rick & Karen
Aug 2015 - $24.00
The Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area near Meacham, Oregon is a nice stopover, positioned as it is just off the Interstate I-84. Regrettably, adjacent highway noise, at least well into the evening is a nuisance from the main East-West artery, which keeps this park from getting a perfect score in our book. After researching the available campsites and photos on ReserveAmerica, I chose site B07 as one of the spacious full hookup sites (limited availability though planned months in advance), but if it had been available, it would have been better to choose something on the other side of the B loop, which oddly has lights on their electrical hookup (generally we like darkness in our parks to see stars and feel remote), but the light might be a convenience to some. However, even these sites do not provide much better respite from the highway noise and when we were there at least, seemed to have a faint sewer-related odor, perhaps as these are nearer to the bathroom facilities. The showers and bathrooms were spotless, very well maintained even by high Oregon State Park standards, and we were surprised to read this park is decades old, parts of it built during CCC days, as everything is in excellent condition. Site was level, not too busy during weekday August stay (few tent campers in particular). Hosts very accessible and friendly. Verizon MiFi worked very well and a few over the air digital TV channels were found at night (not during daytime) from the Southern Washington Tri-Cities area (not mainstream channels but some local news and weather that kept us posted on regional fires and smoke that have been plaguing the West summer 2015). We would (and will) return for 1-2 night stays on our trips in/out of the state given routing convenience, value, maintenance, few nice (though unmarked) trails, and site size and amenities, but will not make this a destination or extended stay due to highway noise and not as much "heritage" as we thought we might find from early Oregon Trail travelers (such as wagon marks in Idaho and other areas for example, though there was a restored covered wagon, a presidential plaque, a nice historical display and marker). Interesting tidbit: A knowledgeable host informed us that the original "Emigrant Springs" was covered by I-84 when constructed in the 1950's. - dns718
Jun 2015 - $17.00
It is forested which helps that part of the day there is shading, & makes you feel your in a literal camping world. The highway is too close, that vehicle activity is loud many hours but still, the woods are filled with big trees & growth. Our site had a water spigot, picnic table, nice brick grounding beneath the tent & paved vehicle spot. I may be wrong about the site number but it was the disabiilty slot near the restrooms & was a spacious site. Good showers, good restrooms with some plugs for hair dryers. Lots of people from all over the park use the same restooms so there is a busy time. We got in there just fine. - nightofstars
Aug 2016 - $31.00
Used as a stopover on a longer trip. A bit of an unusual park as it is attached to a Pilot Truck stop. Park is in the back of the truck stop. Check in is all self service - find a spot and park then put payment in an envelope and insert in lock box. There are staff around. I called the park manager at the number on the billboard to get WiFi code and restroom combos. Lots of trucks idling in the lot next to the park but it really didn't bother us. Our pull through was easy to negotiate but some may have been challenging b/o trees and narrow roads. Overall a pleasant stopping place with groceries, McDonalds, Subway etc a walk across parking lot. Would stay here again. - dfwcantor
Oct 2015 - $31.00
Easy access to I-84, paved and level sites with a little grass strip. Park was clean and sits next to a Pilot truck stop. A good place to stop for the night. We stayed in a 42-footer. - cwousa
Sep 2015 - $31.00
The park is close to the highway so there is some noise, but not bothersome. McDonald's and Subway are within walking distance and the gas station here has competitive prices. Lots of green grass and shade trees. Sites are paved with a table and full hookups, including cable. Have stayed here before and will again. - frmOregon
Sep 2012 - $17.00
PA rate. I can agree with the May-Aug reviews except that we found our site, 301, to be subject to a lot of road noise. But 301 is one of the sites closest to the highway. Friendly staff, clean, lots of "permanents". Cable good, couldn't get the wifi password to work. - rncordy
Jul 2012 - $22.00
We arrived late on a very hot July evening, and paid the fee since the office was closed. We did use the restroom/showers. It's an attractive park with lots of grass and trees. The bugs weren't bad, especially considering the proximity to the river. The nearby road wasn't loud or busy, and we found the park quiet. The only problem we had, andand it was significant for us, was the bright yard light in the center of the park. Because of the heat, we had to keep the windows and curtains open for ventilation so the light was intense. We had to leave early so we didn't happen to meet the owners or check out the camp store. This is a quiet, clean, and reasonably-priced camp. I'd not hesitate to return. If one must keep the curtains open; however, avoid the glare of the yard lights. - User2873
May 2011 - $19.00
Called ahead from I-84 and was told that sites were available, only to drive 10 miles out of the way to find the place full. grrrr. This place looks kind of dumpy with many permanents and one rather unsavory character observed. Will not return and hope to warn others of this miscommunication from the owner. It was full so we moved on. - saturn7