16 Parks near Sandy, Oregon
Jul 2011 - $13.00
I scale campgrounds on set values: ambiance, cleanliness and facilities with a max score of 3/3 on each. One further point if there is something special to us. We rate this location facilities 1/3, cleanliness 2/3,ambiance 3/3 and a bonus point for just being so secluded and intimate. = 7/10 This is a neat little campground tucked away on the west side of Highway 22 about half way between Sandy and Sisters right on the Klackamus River. The entrance is just before,or after, the bridge depending on which direction you are coming from. Its treed of course but sun does penetrate nicely. We camped right beside the river which is suitable for a refreshing dip, potable water or just dabbling your toes. Fires are allowed. It may not be everyone's cup of tea - pit toilets and all that- but for us, it was perfect which cant be reflected in the score we give it. - Meech
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
Aug 2016 - $23.00
Water & electric site. Very helpful manager. She thought the site had 50 amp service but it was only 15 amp. Fortunately there was 30 amp service available near another site reachable with an extra power cord. Site required quite a bit of leveling. If using I-84 to reach the park use exit 18 rather than 22, since 22 requires climbing a 10% grade with many curves to reach the park. Park sign is very small and entry is directly east of the fire station and will require a wide turn into it. - Bob & Stephanie
Oct 2015 - $13.00
I stayed in a 20 amp site for 2 nights. Water available. #22 I paid $12.50/night at the Passport America rate. Host was very cordial. Did not use the laundry, showers, or the bathrooms. - Andrea1010
Aug 2015 - $30.00
This is our favorite RV park !!! according to an overall feel we were looking for in a park.
It's a small park, about 15 spots, some of the people are seasonal but everyone is super friendly. We immediately felt like we could stay here for a long time. It's the only park that you WON'T hear the train it is very quite, maybe some of the others may look nicer but this one feels welcoming and family like.
It's in the heart of Columbia Valley, on the hill. It is only 25min away from Portland but has the best location for hiking and more attractions around.
Wifi works GREAT!!!! Water pressure is very good.
Our dog loved it here and she's picky ;)
It doesn't look perfect but rather feels very homey, each spot has nice green grass on both sides and the spots has nice space between each other.
We've never given a park 10 stars, even not the "resort" really beautiful ones, but this one even though it's not prettiest, it's just made us feel like we belong. - MikeMayNaama
Sep 2016 - $1.00
This was our first experience with an Encore park. Stayed here 5 days using a free promotional offer. We were visiting Oregon and selected this park as a home base for the Mt Hood and Columbia River Gorge area. Easy to find from Hwy 26. Check in was efficient and staff was courteous. The facilities: pool, office, store, clubhouse and onsite restaurant are very nice. The park is extensive. No escort to site. We were in the VM loop. Interior road is paved but site is a mix of gravel/dirt. The site is overgrown with vegetation with an area just clear enough to fit our 43' motorhome. The drop off from the asphalt into the site is about 6" at our site. The site starts uphill then levels out with a slight lean left to right. Tricky backing in. Our power box was held on by electrical tape that was wrapped around it making it functional. Utilities worked fine. Cable was marginal and satellite was impossible due to canopy. Our site had a fire ring/grill with trash that needed cleaning. As we can drove in we noticed trash dumpsters along the side of the loop. In front of our site we had two dumpsters making it very unsightly. The CG sites/loops are neglected and need maintenance. Other sites have the same appearance. No doggy park. The location is great for visiting many local attractions: Timberline Lodge, Mirror Lake, the Gorge, waterfalls, many hiking trails and the town of Sandy, etc. If we had to pay for the site we would not stay here but the location is great. - RTM
Aug 2016 - $55.00
This camp has a restaurant, pool and is near the river if you like to kayak or fish. It is an short drive to Government Camp and Mt Hood, and a pleasantdrive to Columbia River Gorge. Lots and lots of families so the he pool is filled with kids. All sites are different, so we really cannot speak to levelness or location of utilities. We were in #1 which was a pull through. It was on a slope in the pines, and where it was level, the site was very, very damp. Still, the wooded ambience was great. - OH2SD
Aug 2016 - $53.00
This is an older park and has many camping sites from tents to RVs to yurts to tiny houses. It is "close" to the metropolitan Portland, OR area; it gets a lot of use. That said, it is a good place to stay as a central place to explore the Mt. Hood area, and it is open all year. There are many features for the campers of all levels, and a pool/hot tub/workout facility, and playgrounds and bike riding. The staff is OK, but often seem overcome by the stress of maintaining a place as big as this and with as many people who stay here. We would stay here again, largely because of its location. - btsweetbaby
Aug 2013 - $32.00
Very nice park directly across the street from marina at the lake 6 miles south of Estacada. Great Wi-Fi and level sites with lots of room. Didn't even know this park was here. We always parked our motorhome near Portland and drove to Estacada to visit family. We will stay here from now on. - 4Freeman
Sep 2016 - $42.00
Like the other reviews have noted this park is clean and well organized. I didn't use the wifi because the park was full and my Verizon signal was good enough to stream video/movies. The staff is very friendly and accommodating, giving us several good pointers about the area. It is a good hub for Portland, the Columbia River Gorge and the town of Troutdale is a very easy walk. We will be here for five nights. Highway noise is present but really not an issue but what is is the nearby trains. The engines are quiet but they constantly blow their horns at the crossings and when going over the bridge and they sound like they are right in the park with you. When trying to sleep it's a problem, like three trains overnight starting around 2AM and loudly sounding horns. I think we have the best site in the park, #181. Shady most of the day. - Whack-A-Mole Wheels
Aug 2016 - $42.00
Had to arrive a day late due to mechanical problems and they were very understanding about it. Interior roads are very easy to navigate. Our site was paved and level. Wi-Fi was good. Close to downtown Troutdale. - Rd yacht
Aug 2016 - $43.00
Extremely nice park. Lots of permanent residents but everything is beautifully kept. Paved roads, level concrete pads, beautiful grassy strips between sites. East to get in and out with big rigs. Utilities worked well, good wifi. We couldn't make the cable work with our TV but it wasn't necessary because antenna-TV worked so well. Our hot water went out so we had to use their showers which were excellent, clean with plenty of water and heat lamps in every shower stall. Convenient to everything in the area. Explicit instructions about not hanging over the ends of the space were hard to comply with when parking a crewcab dually. There's nothing they can do to fix it without going to a lot of expense and most people don't have super-long trucks. Would have rated it a 10 if the spaces between sites had been wider and the tow vehicle parking situation had been easier. We would definitely stay again. - all4pets
Sep 2016 - $40.00
This is a stop we have made before. It is convenient to the Columbia Gorge, Portland, Gresham, and Wood Village. This park is enormous, but you aren't aware of how big it is because it is very spread out. Spaces are a good size. There is a little road noise, but not a problem. Walmart is right down the road. - WSKeifer
Sep 2016 - $52.00
Easy to find from I-84 with friendly and helpful staff. Paved streets and sites. Had long pull-thru site with space for my toad. All utilities worked well and properly located. Some plane noise, train and traffic noise, but not a problem. Only stayed one night while passing through the area. The grounds were very clean and well kept. This is a large park with a big monthly section in the back. Understand the park was just purchased by Encore a couple of months ago. Would stay here again when in the area. - LarryB
Aug 2016 - $55.00
Signage obscured by trees: don't go by too fast or you will miss it. Quick check in. Staff is professional but not all that friendly, probably because they have dozens of check ins and outs/day. We had a pull through site which was fairly easy to get in. Only problem is getting out. Since there is no dedicated "out" route, you have to go backwards down one of the "in" routes, and no one else can use the road while you are doing so. Two or more coaches trying to leave at the same time is a problem.
Some comments mention airport noise but we really didn't notice, especially with air conditioners going, as it was hot. No dedicated area for dogs, but lots of grass around. People seemed to pick up after their dogs pretty well. Liked the park and would stay again. Small pool was constantly full of children, so we didn't use. - dfwcantor
Aug 2015 - $35.00
I've visited here many times over the last 11 years and if never seems to change...except they keep raising the nightly/weekly rates. WiFi is email and FB speed only, short term pads are broken up and tilt to the right (uncomfortable during showers and stuff), cable requires box, with a $50 deposit (refundable), and then doesn't work (OTA is OK though), bathroom is clean but it's 100 yards away, and requires a key ($5 deposit...refundable). All in all, I would not stay here if it wasn't so conveniently close to my friends living in the area...
When I'm lucky, and a good pad opens up, I stay here for weeks at a time. But that was last year and years past when the weekly was $180, now it's freaking $220. Really, place isn't worth that. - User35
Aug 2014 - $40.00
The place is rundown with 99 percent permanent residents. The pads are terribly un level and narrow. The manager is an older woman with a nasty attitude. Don't waste your time stopping here - Doctorlock
Jun 2012 - $30.00
Price was OK for the area and what you get. Office personal was very dramatic and every request and change seemed to frustrate her. Most sites are permanent residents. Laundry and restrooms are clean and nice. Most spots have trees, making it difficult for satellites to receive. We would not stay here again if we could find another place. - JoyceG
Aug 2016 - $24.00
This was a great find for us. The CRG is right there and we could drive to everything.
Asphalt pull-through/pull-around site that was not very level. We had power, sewer, and water. Very shady area, which we liked.
We reserved online, arrived, pulled to our site. Never spoke to a single person. We came back after driving to a close attraction to a rear view mirror hanger on our picnic table. I've never been to a place like that. - daa10496
Oct 2014 - $20.00
Nice spacious sites in a nice wooded area. Great price for full hookup and so close to the Columbia River Gorge attractions. It is not very busy in October. - Super Symmetry
Aug 2014 - $24.00
We arrived early on a Sunday figuring that with no reservations accepted this would be the best course of action. That worked out well as people were just pulling out. We were able to get a pull through site with plenty of room to deploy the slides on both sides. There are a number of low branches to navigate around and walking the loop first would be a good idea to find the best vacant and most level site. Overall a great location to camp while visiting the many local sites. - Elf86