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
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
Jun 2014 - $35.00
A very nice little park with very friendly folks. Maneuvering's a bit tight, but doable. Site was a bit off level. Rate is full rate-- no PA in June. Park entry is on a curve in the road, so access and egress can be tricky. Manager watched traffic for us on departure. Arriving, we took Exit 18, avoiding grade and tight curves (40ft MH with tow). When approaching the park from west, look for pale green commercial buildings on the right. Entry is on the right IMMEDIATELY after! Managers interrupted their dinner to greet us. Park is very well kept, with trees, very pleasant atmosphere. We just stayed one overnight, but they were very helpful with sightseeing info, etc. I would stay there again. - JFXG
Jul 2016 - $53.00
This is a wonderful park close to Mt. Hood. Nice check in area, well stocked camp store, very friendly and welcoming staff. Roads are paved and easy to maneuver even with a big rig. Our site was a back in, fairly level, and roomy. Despite the wooded area we were in, satellite was fine. Plenty of room between sites so you didn't feel on top of your neighbor. Sites are gravel and grass. Nice firepit and picnic table. Laundry room was big and easy to work in. The only negative was amount of washers and dryers where people left their clothes unattended. There were piles of abandoned clothes everywhere. There is a nice cafe on the premises that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Good food. Nice campground to walk around. We really liked it here and although we are not Thousand trail members, we felt the price was right for such a lovely place. Lots to see and do in the area. - KSAM14
Sep 2015 - $29.00
The park was convenient to the area we were visiting.
If we had not been eligible for the Passport America discount, we probably would not have stayed. We stayed one night and moved on.
Park has an indoor heated pool and spa. There are walking trails within the park and a trail linking the park to a public park.The park was clean and well maintained.
We visited during the off-season, and some of the facility's hours were reduced. If we had visited during peak season, we would not have been allowed a Passport America discount. - Rialta Don
Jul 2015 - $65.00
Lot of very scruffy people and campers. But this is a good location to visit Mt. Hood. Tough parking a large motorhome. - User3771
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
Jul 2016 - $45.00
Very nice park, paved streets and all sites were level as well as paved. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Stayed in a pull-through site which was easy to get in and out of, with dedicated space to park our truck. The town of Troutdale is a nice little town and easy to walk to from campground. Cable TV was good and the Wi-Fi was OK. Definitely would stay here again when traveling in this area. We stayed here for 5 nights as we visited many sites in this area. - Jim Moyer
Jul 2016 - $35.00
Beautiful park, though little privacy between sites. Spaces are paved and level. Cable TV requires a converter box from the office. Internet provided by TengoInternet, so it's spotty at best. Facilities were OK, but starting to show their age. Very little freeway noise, but passing freight trains at night were noticeable. Rate was for a 5-day stay. Good hub for seeing Portland and Columbia River area. - Christopher Scott
Jun 2016 - $43.00
Park has very tight spaces. It is very clean, spotless baths, laundry, and rest rooms. Cable TV is great, but get cable box at office. Price is high, but park was full. - johnmack
Jul 2016 - $35.00
Pros: easy access to freeway, walmart and other grocers nearby, close in to Portland, sites concrete, level, good landscaping and well maintained. Cons: on one side RR tracks, other side busy roadway, above is flight path to Portland airport. Cable and wi-find terrible, good antenna recept. Things quiet down pretty much at night. By 5-6 a.m. "permanent" residents go to work in their diesel trucks and on motorcycles and air and road noise picks up. Only a couple of trains a day. - Oregon91
Jul 2016 - $50.00
This park is extremely well kept and a good location for visiting Portland. The sites are a little tight....the lamp post doesn't help.... with cars being parked next to the rig, which is close to many slides. But we got it to work. We were parked across from the dog walk area and that was convenient for us. Verizon cell and air card worked well, as did all the utilities. We were able to get satellite from our space. Pads are paved, as well as the street so it stays nice and clean. The staff in the office was very friendly. We have stayed here before and will stay again. - Danni
Jul 2016 - $50.00
The sites at this park are tight. They gave us Site 70 which just fit the length of our 45 ft coach, except we could not open the door because of an untrimmed tree. The rudest manager I have met in years informed me that they were busy and there was nothing he would do to rectify the problem. Eventually he did move us to Site 71 which does have a trimmed tree. Concrete pad is just wide enough for your wheels. Towed vehicle must be parked beside your rig and with slides it is difficult to get the driver side door open. Sites are so tight for larger rigs that trucks are sticking out in the street. It is very busy and I recommend reservations. Park is clean & well located. Our site was mostly dirt; no grass. - Freedom Bus
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
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
Aug 2014 - $24.00
$24 per night (all sites are first come, first served which will be changing to the use of the reservation system in March 2015) was for a slightly un-level asphalt pad site with full hookups, picnic table, and fire ring. Most sites have shade at some point during the day while others are in full shade—at least during the summer. This campground is located 35 miles E of downtown Portland and is out in a country-like setting but near to shopping/dining. This is bicycle country so there are many miles of trails for riding/ walking/hiking. This campground is located adjacent to the Historic Columbia River Highway, I-84, and railroad tracks but is surprisingly quiet as the train doesn’t blow its whistle because there are no crossings nearby. The traffic noise from I-84 is like white noise as trucks don’t use their compression brakes and traffic flows at a steady pace. AT&T cell service was two bars LTE. Our Millenicom Jetpack was getting two bars of 4G LTE which was great for Internet access. There was plenty of over-the-air TV. - DD Rolling Ranch