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
Sep 2016 - $26.00
Site 71 in the East Campground. Nice park, good power and water, no sewer. Many spacious, long back in sites. None are shaded. Several shaded pull throughs but most looked tight for big rigs. Adequate showers with button you had to push every 30 seconds for water, lack of safety hand rails a significant issue. OK dog walking. All sites are paved, with fire pits and tables. West Campground has shorter grass and gravel sites. Smaller rigs might find it prettier there, but big rigs would have tree problems; doable but not easy. The park is in the Portland airport flight path depending on wind direction. - bobcovey
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
Oct 2016 - $28.00
This park was right up our alley. You are definitely in the woods. There are several trails that you can hike on within the park (access to one is right from your camp site). There are almost 1000 acres and access to the River. We hiked to the Bat Barn on the property, and really enjoyed that.
The parking pads are paved, but the sites are pretty much just dirt because you are in so much shade. The way we had to park we were unable to open our awning, but that was fine as it rained the whole time we were there. There is water and 30 amp electric at the sites, and a dump station. The park was very quite while we were here, but it was definitely slow. I hear it is busy during summer. - The Michellis
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
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
Oct 2016 - $49.00
Arrived on a Sunday & could not reach office personal. Needed to use laundry & restrooms but could not. Off hour accommodations were tacky. Paying the bill & leaving early was a problem. Office opened at 11am. Facilities seemed nice but crowded. Access to management poor. Possible bad timing for all. Stayed over night. - zzzya
Oct 2016 - $45.00
The streets are extremely narrow as are the sites making it very difficult for larger rigs to maneuver. The site was level and the park was clean. The main problem is the trains which run all night long. There are constant train whistles during the night as the tracks are very close by. We did not use the restrooms so cannot comment on that. The WiFi was OK. - Carol Warren
Sep 2016 - $42.00
Stayed for one night and only used the electrical which was good. I have to ditto the other raters regarding cleanliness of the park. An issue for overnighters is length of the site which, most cases, won't allow you to remain hooked up. The park was at capacity and I believe many are long term and/or permanent residents. People leaving for work in the morning makes it difficult to sleep as does the trains which are apparently near the park, and of course, run when everyone is trying to sleep. Everyone I met were very friendly. One positive was WIFI which was very good except during the evening when everyone in the park is online.
One thing that you should be aware of is getting to the park off of I-84. Your GPS will probably tell you to use exit 18 which is no doubt the shortest route but you have to cross an old bridge across the Sandy River taking you to the park entrance. The right turn onto the bridge is sharp and somewhat blind as to traffic approaching from the opposite direction on the bridge. Also the width of most RV's requires you to use the entire width of the bridge. Use either Exit 17 or Exit 16 which makes the route easy. You'll go thru the little town of Troutdale which is very nice. Be sure and keep an eye out for the entrance to the park because if you miss it you will end up going over the aforementioned old bridge. - James T
Sep 2016 - $60.00
This is a very clean, quiet and well managed park just outside Portland with convenient bus transportation into Portland if one chooses rapid transit. It is conveniently located near Sandy and the highway to Redmond and Bend, Oregon. If you are like us and really need Wi-Fi, this Park's system is both confusing and marginal for pick up. If you are an Apple device user, this system is not the best. We have downgraded this park purely based on the less than adequate Wi-Fi system. - Cannondaler
Sep 2016 - $54.00
This park is Way too expensive. The best thing about it was the proximity to Portland. We had a small, tight spot. WiFi would not connect (but our Verizon broadband signal was strong). We did not use the restrooms or laundry room. Before we chose this park I read many reviews online and by far the most consistent comment was how rude the front desk staff was. We didn't really find them rude but you should not have any expectations for being welcomed as a valued customer. At best the staff is humorless and indifferent. We won't stay here again - will seek out a happy place next time. - roadtripper4ever
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
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