17 Parks near Shady Cove, Oregon
Jun 2016 - $50.00
If you need WiFi, don't stay here. The WiFi did not work at all for the entire week we were there. I went to the office and they said it only works in the office. I tried it there and while it worked, it took 5 minutes to load one page. They said it's really slow. Also, geese poop covers the entire grass area. They want all pet owners to pick up after their pets (which they should) but they don't pick up after the geese so your pets end up stepping all over the geese poop. I wanted to point these two things out but here are the positive: Gorgeous RV Park with Amazing River and Great office staff. Very close spacing with concrete pad. - San Yun
Nov 2015 - $40.00
Beautiful setting, right on the Rogue River. Good size sites with large patio pad & picnic table. Park is very clean and well kept, but with no privacy between sites. There are many permanent residents, but without the usual clutter. Staff was friendly, but all business.
We stayed two nights and spent most of our time away from the park, but we did see several people fishing. Great place for a short stop. - Nanabanana
Aug 2015 - $53.00
This park in a treed setting on the banks of the Rogue River. We had a level, gravel, FHU, pull-through with an unobstructed view of the river right through the windshield. Our site was one of the few that was, as requested, satellite friendly. That was good because the cable TV was only 12 channels. Their 802.11 network was adequate for our minimal needs (e-mail and surfing). The park has a lot of extended stay customers. It appears to be about 50/50 between pull-through and back-in sites. For recreation, there are horseshoe pits and you can fish right from the river bank. There is a boat launch ramp, Also along the river are sever wooden decks with a picnic table, a BBQ pavilion, and a boardwalk that goes west under the bridge. The bathrooms/showers and laundry are in the center of the park and barely adequate for this size park. They are older, but clean. I liked the park because of the great site we had (river view and satellite friendly), but most people won't get that. The cost is also way out of line at over $50 a night. - Jerry S
Nov 2013 - $32.00
They said big rigs OK' however unless you want to tear the roof off your RV, I recommend you stay clear of this park. They told us it was a RV park; however, I think we were the only transient RV in the park and judging from the leaf accumulation and low hanging tree branches on all the roads, there hasn't been an overnighter in some time. The staff was friendly, but that is the only nice thing I can say. We damaged our ladder from trees and both entrances are bad, but the south entrance is almost impossible with a RV. The front is accessible, but you will drag branches on the roof. I promise, we will NEVER return. - flyturbo60
Sep 2014 - $24.00
Nice little Jackson County Park where the Elk Creek flows into the Rogue River. Paved roads and spaces with many trees. A little tight maneuvering in the park with our 40' RV but made it ever so nicely around to our site. Nice wide and level spaces with water, elec, table and fire ring (dump station at exit). Wonderful view of the Rogue River right out our front window. We had 4 bars ATT cell and 4G data for WiFi. No roof top satellite or over the air antenna. Some traffic noise from Hwy 62 during the day, but quiet at night. Very nice Host. We will return to this wonderful park on the river. - Lu Larson
Jun 2011 - $28.00
Nice quiet place to stay. We only stayed 1 night but there was no trouble and we were placed far enough back that the road didn't bother us at all. - CarlaF
Jul 2016 - $22.00
Very nice wide open spaces, not overcrowded. No sewer at the site but a nice dump station. Our site did not offer a lot of shade until late, late afternoon but that is when you need it most. We did not take advantage of the other end of the park near the lake since we arrived late. Great paths to walk and nice dog areas. Wonderful for the price, I would recommend to anyone for a nice break from your typical RV park. Very relaxing. - Peggy G
Aug 2015 - $22.00
This is a beautiful campground, grass, and trees, paved level, spacious sites with water & electric hookups, no sewer, but there is a dump station. The bathrooms/showers were very clean and up to date and well taken care of, as is the entire campground. There is a nice fenced pet area.
There is firewood for sale in the campground.
We were in B loop and din't notice any of the road noise mentioned by others.
There is a nice trail down by the lake.
The only problem we had, was though no fault of the campground, there was a large fire that covered the entire area with heavy smoke at times, but never really threatened the CG.
If we are ever in the area again, we will certainly stay here. - bukhrn
Aug 2015 - $22.00
Very much enjoyed our 4 night stay. Our spot was spacious and shady and we had a bit of a lake view. Bathrooms clean, albeit we were there during fires and the park was not full. Would be a 9.5 if they had sewer and a 10 if they had a Verizon signal. Can't really complain when the Oregon State Parks are a third of the price of overpriced CA State Parks. - MrsWeller
Sep 2016 - $35.00
$35 included all taxes. They give you a code for the restrooms but the locks don't work so you don't need them. They really need hand soap in the restrooms. Only the front sites have grass, the rest are dirt back in the trees. The sites without grass have a wooden deck, but ours needed work. Some boards were warped. WiFi was barely ok. - Calif Dan
Jul 2014 - $30.00
What a wonderful find at the end of a long drive from Seattle! A pool and shade on a hot day, just minutes from I-5. We are on a path to California, but what a treat to spend a a night in a park-like setting. Quiet, with manicured acreage to just hang out and wind down. Wonderful amenities , including a pool, family friendly, but managed to be quiet and slow-paced. Turn off your tv and roam. Oh, yes, the turns might be a LITTLE tight, but you get trees! We are not expert drivers, but we were fine here. Feels like one of the private parks. - Coloradorver
Sep 2013 - $30.00
Quiet campground in a park-like setting. The staff (which appears to be one person) is friendly. capable, and accommodating. The baths, showers and laundry are very clean. I'm only giving this a lower score because there is no cable, the WiFi is extremely slow, and there are PAY showers. I haven't run into pay showers in a campground in years. - cactuslady
May 2016 - $15.00
We chose this park because it offers monthly rates and allows users to have broadband cable hooked up at the site. There is no wifi and occasionally weak cell signal in the park. Pros: site manager is very pro-active, involved and friendly, maintenance crew is great, park is quiet, well-maintained. Cons: stray cats in the park, with their urinating/defecating and fighting were a slight nuisance. There are a lot of long-term residents and some of the rigs are showing age. The area is industrial and there was some noise at night related to industrial activities. The area around the park has a lot of transient / drug user folks passing through, although we did not have any problems with theft and never felt unsafe. Overall, though, it was a fairly convenient location for visiting attractions in Southern Oregon, such as Crater Lake, while still being close to Medford. It is in a semi-rural area with a beautiful view of Mt McLoughlin and quaint ranches with mini-horses and goats, etc. Even though we weren't sure what to think when we first arrived, and this place is not a "resort" type park, we would stay here again. Our three months here were pleasant and fit our needs well. - ErikaN
Jan 2016 - $35.00
Much as other reviewers said. Nice little park, we got in after dark, and some one was there to help us find our spot and led us to it. Left at first light. A little steep for what you get, but it is right where we want it as we head south. Wish they were PA. Quiet and near stores. We will stay here again. - Kalama Traveler
Aug 2015 - $35.00
This park is about 5 miles from I-5 which helps it not be so loud. They have full hookups with cable, 50 amp, pull through, no wifi. The street is paved and site is gravel and needs a little leveling on your part. The showers are good size (group dressing area). The ladies area is decently clean, but the men's could use cleaning more often. There is a reasonably priced laundry room with two of each. The grass is kept mowed. There is a little patch of grass between some sites. There is no store in this park. This exit off the interstate has good shopping like Walmart, Target, Lowe's, many places to eat, Costco. To find the park it's easier to turn on Merry Lane instead of Gramercy Dr (which your GPS may tell you) (both get you there). And a tip to leave: Turn right out of the park and follow it around then turn left at the stop sign and it takes you to a traffic light at hwy 62 which gets you to I-5. - Jjtrips
Jan 2017 - $40.00
Our stay was evidently different from the other reviewers. This is a bare piece of land that provides basic efficiency, but a horrible atmosphere. Literally yards away from I-5, and adjacent to a fairgrounds/horse facility, which makes it very noisy. It's adjacent to a creek with numerous homeless/transient camps. We were awakened by one of them banging on our door, looking for someone else. We walked around some of the ponds and saw syringes and dirty diapers along the paths. Overall a horrible experience. There are lots of nice parks in the area, but this one is toxic. - Bob Carlson
Nov 2016 - $40.00
Excellent overnight stop if you're heading south or north. Very easy freeway access (which means it's a bit noisy). Very long concrete, level, pull throughs. Best part? A fenced-in dog run!! Why don't more parks do this?!?! OK, so it's not grass. But it's a comfy pea-gravel with NO stickers to worry about. And there is enough room for the dogs get a good run going. - The Mudbugs
Nov 2016 - $40.00
New RV park along the I5 corridor. Made the reservation over the phone (very nice lady) helped me. There are camp hosts at the park to help out if you need. The RV pads are complete as employees finish up on signage, building the office, and other things. Bathrooms and showers are complete andthey are located at each end of the park. No WIFI yet, no cable. But we used our antenna and found about 25 channels. Easy drive to Medford and Jacksonville. We would stay again! - SotoL-L
Nov 2016 - $14.00
We stayed here for two months while visiting the area. The rate reflects a monthly rate with electricity billed separately. Some have noted difficulty in locating the CG; note that the actual address is Central Point, even though the CG is next to Gold Hill, about 10 miles north of Medford.
The low rating is because we had two bicycles stolen. In our 11 years of full-time we had never had anything stolen. At this KOA, during the night, someone cut the lock and took the two expensive bikes. In talking with other campers, this was not the only case of theft in the park, including bicycles. Most of the park is long-term campers. Nothing wrong with that, but there are some pretty shady looking folks around. Also, Gold Hill has a lot of street people. We never felt completely safe there.
The owners are mostly absent. The park is run by workcampers that are very nice, but it has more of a feel of a trailer park than a KOA. So, if you do stay there, lock and protect your stuff.
There is some road noise since the CG is right off of Interstate. It was OK in the winter when we had everything closed. The CG is fairly easy to get into and get around. Utilities were good, but sometimes the trash dumpsters were overflowing.
Our Verizon voice and data worked well. We were able to get satellite using our portable dish.
The State Park just a few miles away is much nicer, has full hookups and is cheaper. We would certainly stay there rather than this Gold Hill KOA. - TheJim
Oct 2016 - $35.00
Our Garmin GPS couldn't quite get us to the CG. It kept wanting to put us in a continual loop, north on I-5 then south on I-5; rinse, repeat. Wife's phone got us there. All access roads are asphalt, lined, in excellent condition. Big KOA sign can't be missed. Staff and owners are friendly and helpful. Credit cards accepted. Tent camping, cabins, no yurts. CG roads are asphalt, somewhat narrow, in excellent condition. Gentle turns but watch for trees and barricade posts, no overhead obstacles. FHU-20/30/50. Sites are dirt with grass between, level with pedestal location at mid-rig, sewer at rear just above ground level. No patios, have picnic tables. Tall trees challenge satellite views. Fires permitted depending on drought conditions. Firewood sold in office. Fair water pressure with good taste. Nice office store with some groceries, souvenirs, soft drinks, some RV items. Clean, modern restrooms/showers with lots of hot water (score "A"). Propane at $3.00/gallon. Laundry with restricted hours. Token playground. Cable TV. Free Wi-Fi but very limited bandwidth (hard to download anything). Verizon coverage at "4-bars"; Jetpack 4G coverage at "4-bars". Seasonal pool. No noise. Bug Report: tree wasps (no issues as CG has placed traps). No recycle bins. - StephenK
Sep 2016 - $34.00
Stayed 2 days while we toured the area and Crater Lake NP. Good hook-ups, clean spacious sites. Level dirt sites, wouldn't want to be here during a rainy time. Gas at the Gold Hill exit is super-duper high, fuel before you get to Gold Hill. Would stay again. - Nevada Nick