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South Beach, Oregon

Thousand Trails - Whalers Rest RV Park

South Beach, Oregon



South Beach, Oregon
Phone: (541) 867-3100

Sites: 172
Recent Rate: $1 8/2016

Latitude: 44.548689400871
Longitude: -124.07147884369

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service no
  • ATT Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem yes
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa yes
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards yes
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong yes
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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45 Reviews

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $51.00
Overall Rating:      

DO NOT STAY HERE!! Pictures taken at Whalers Rest, Newport Oregon, a Thousand Trails RV Park. This is RAW sewage on the ground. You can see the site next to you. Has a septic line right by your front door. NO way to sit out in the extra small postage stamp of grass with the smell of septic. We complained 2 days straight, on the 3rd day I went to the office to see the manager. Upon my open complaint of "crap" in the yard, we were asked to leave for cursing at the staff. We are reporting to Health Department. We were leaving the next morning, but with this event demanded a full refund which they gave us.

There is NO WiFi at this park unless you want to go sit in their club house computer room. The cable TV that hardly worked was $3.00 a day extra. No cell phone service. The pool had crabs, my husband took out two crab shells, legs and claws. The walk around the indoor pool was narrow and slippery, dangerous for young children. The hot tub seats 4 people & had an odor. Playground was in poor condition. Many unkept trailers, Looks like they've been parked for years. We camped at Thousand Trails - Whalers Rest RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
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Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
47
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes
Tips for other Campers:

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Review Count: 70
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

Overall an enjoyable park to stay in with pool, hot tub, shuffleboard, horse shoes, etc. Great location and nice concrete pads with cable, but most are tightly packed together and the road is tight to maneuver into spots.

The park itself is split into 2 divided by SE 123rd Street. You check in on the South Side where they give you a map with all the sites including length and satellite access. The South side of the Park is a long one-way road with camping spots on either side dumping out onto 123rd a bit farther East. The South Side of the Park has a dog run, Frisbee golf, family lounge, pool, hot tub (small), horse shoes, and beach access.

You can cross the street where the one-way ends, to enter the North side where there are several more spots and an adult lounge with shuffleboard and tv. We camped at Thousand Trails - Whalers Rest RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
93
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

The people checking you in and out were very friendly and helpful. The park was large and near the beach, which was beautiful. There were a lot of trees, a nice playground and clean bathrooms/showers. The pool and hot tub were clean and fun for the kids. We camped at Thousand Trails - Whalers Rest RV Park in a Tent.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

The roads are paved but very narrow with campsite depth not so great so you are dodging the cars parked at the end of the campsites. They provided us with a map showing where we could get satellite. The first site, 68, no satellite. So we moved. Second site also no satellite with our roof mounted. TRY YOUR SATELLITE BEFORE UNHOOKING your trailer as you might have to move. The second site was deep and wide...135...but we struggled to get up a steep hill then back into the site without taking out power boxes, cement blocks between sites and trees directly across. Confusing for us. Several sections. You have to use gate codes within the park itself. You could get lost in here . The workers were wonderful and are trying to get us in for an additional 2 nights. Fairly close to Newport. Don't miss the waterfront district and watching the sea lions there. Eat at Mo's for lunch and The Coffee House for breakfast. We camped at Thousand Trails - Whalers Rest RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
135 - Ocean View
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Newport is an amazing beach town with beach parks and large groceries like Walmart and Fred Meyers. Great Saturday Farmers Market across from Courthouse 10-1. Lots of thrift stores and antique stores. The waterfront historic district is great. Pick up a "Ducks" or Newport third and visit the cute little galleries. Watch the Sea Lions and go to the aquarium.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

We enjoyed our 6 day stay in May'16 @ Whaler's Rest. The pool and the hot tub was great, clean and the pool water was nicely heated. The park is big so walking around for exercise was enjoyable as we met so many friendly people. Camping spaces are arranged nicely underneath the cover of Oregon's beautiful trees. Our dish satellite worked well for reception. We will definitely take advantage of our Thousand Trails membership and visit this park many times in the future. We camped at Thousand Trails - Whalers Rest RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
170
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Near by city of Newport has some great restaurants including a Sizzler which was a wonderful dining experience. The city has a Walmart and a Fred Meyers across from each other. The Fred Meyers store was a gigantic two story building, the biggest I have ever seen. Newport is known for it's great aquarium and several museums.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2016
Overall Rating:      

This is a membership park of which we are members. The park has an indoor pool, Spa, club house, store, cable TV, WiFi in the clubhouse, private spacious spots, close to a very nice beach with very few people, it is well kept, and the rangers and staff are very helpful and knowledgeable not only about the park but about the 1000 trails system. During the high use period the swimming and spa area get a bit cluttered and the spa can break down. We camped at Thousand Trails - Whalers Rest RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

The park is near Newport, OR and just north of Waldport, OR. It has whale watching, fishing, crabbing, hiking, photo opportunities, beach combing, fine dining, clubs and saloons, Senior Center with informational programs for not just seniors but for the public.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $3.00
Overall Rating:      

This park's sites are mainly in heavily treed areas. This makes it difficult for satellite dishes,TV. Version cell service needs a booster. AT&T works fine in this park. It is within walking distance from the beach. You will find good shopping in Newport. Some of the best fishing in in Big Creek I & II, along with the Alsea river in Waldport. We camped at Thousand Trails - Whalers Rest RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
116
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

OK...so we made the trip to Oregon and Whaler's Rest was our first and our 4th stop for a total of close to 4 weeks. Very busy CG but sites seem to be fairly private. Good power(mostly 50 amp here), water pressure good, sewer in working order and most sites have cable TV hook up($$). Satellite Views can be a problem with all the tree's...get a site map when entering and it will let you know whether Sat connection is possible. The indoor pool is large and nice, the spa relaxing but pretty small. The lounge is a good place to hang out and excellent Wi-Fi here at the Lodge. Beach access is across the hiway but an easy walk. Just a recommendation, if you need a Vet, Dr. Brown in Newport was Great(can't say enough good things about them), we have a doggie emergency. All in all, loved this park and will return when we make it up this way again. We stayed here in a MH. We camped at Thousand Trails - Whalers Rest RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
South side
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Lots of Good places to eat in Newport but be sure to hit Szabo's for their nightly specials. Go on Tuesday for their Rib Eye for 11.99/12.99, you won't be disappointed.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Our site was surrounded by trees. It felt very much like a national park setting, only with full hookups. Cable is available at the site for a $3 charge. Nice day room with indoor pool and hot tub, however the hot tub wasn't working properly when we were there. Parts on order. WiFi is available at the community center for a small fee. Large park with playgrounds and many activities during the summer. Staff very friendly and helpful. Sight had easy access and was level. We camped at Thousand Trails - Whalers Rest RV Park in a Truck Camper.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Ocean access is 150 yards away. Central Newport is about 5 miles away with many shopping and dining opportunities. See the historic bayfront, Deco district, both lighthouses and Nye beach district and beach.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Small spaces, buggy, need of landscaping.. Boosters for cell phones and Wi-Fi should be included for the price you pay. Soooo many animals in such a small space. Was glad to move on. We camped at Thousand Trails - Whalers Rest RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 221
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

They could cut down 1/2 of the trees, give people more of a chance to find satellite and pay for upgrades like decent roads into the park. North side is the only place to get cell phone reception and very few spots support satellite. $15/week for cable is atrocious for what you get. Sites are very tight because park is old and they still think everyone has a 28 ft travel trailer! Probably won't come back. We camped at Thousand Trails - Whalers Rest RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 58
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

Being that we are thousand trails members, there was no charge to stay at this park. We are extremely disappointed with this Thousand Trails in particular as the district manager is at this office and still allows for dangerous circumstances to occur. There is a hole in the fence where an adjoining neighbors dog routinely slips underneath and will attack campers and their pets. We alerted the manager and nothing was done about this. We were told, "there's nothing we can do" so every day I had to walk with my and stick and my stun gun just to feel somewhat safe. As always, the sites are not level. All are comprised of unmaintained gravel, and it is nearly impossible to find a site that is not taken by an annual or has been converted to a rental cabin. There is a frisbee golf course and a dog run near the south side of the park. There is decent beach access but it is necessary to walk across the busy HWY 101 as there is no traffic signal or crosswalk for pedestrians. Threats of a $15 fine are clearly posted throughout the park if you don't clean up after your dog, yet every dog mitt station is either empty or has been filled with little flimsy sandwich bags. It's really a disappointment how much this park has gone downhill. Please be aware for your safety of the loose dog up near the frisbee golf course- he is a long-haired black and white Australian Shepherd mix and is very aggressive. This is a lawsuit/accident waiting to happen. The other disturbing factor we found in the park was that the manager is allowing for campers to advertise business services such as massage and car washing from their campsite. Who knows if these people even have accreditation or not, but again, another lawsuit waiting to happen. It was not a good feeling of safety or security being at this park. I wish some person had honestly written a review as a warning prior to my arrival. We camped here in a 37 foot fifth wheel and will not return again. We camped at Thousand Trails - Whalers Rest RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 54
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2014
Overall Rating:      

The rate ($0) is for Thousand Trails members. The sites are tight with trees and vegetation but we were quite comfortable with our 40' motorhome and toad. There are only a few sites that can get roof-top satellite; our site 66 did get it. The dense forest gives you privacy even when close to your neighbor. Most sites have a concrete parking pad for the RV. Great staff, easy access to the beach across US 101. Newport about five miles north is a real nice town to visit. Good 50 amp, water, and sewer. We look forward to returning in the future. We camped at Thousand Trails - Whalers Rest RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 127
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

The rate shown is the Thousand Trails rate (actually $0). We enjoyed our stay here. The sites are a little tighter together than we have seen in other TT preserves, but still doable with a 40-foot MH. There is heavy tree cover, so satellite cannot be accessed except on maybe a few sites. Verizon service is pretty nonexistent, but there is Wi-Fi in the clubhouses and you can get a cell/date signal without having to drive too far. Newport is a neat town, and is only about 5 miles away. There is a walking trail from the park that takes you right across highway 101 to the beach. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We would definitely return! We camped at Thousand Trails - Whalers Rest RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

What a great campground. The park is huge with plenty of activities. The staff are very friendly and willing to help. There is beach access via a short path through the woods that puts you right across 101 from the state beach. The indoor pool is very nice and the store has an impressive DVD rental selection. The Internet works great in the clubhouse (there are two - family and adults). I recommend staying in the section across the street. Some of the sites seemed tight, but ours was plenty big. The campground is close to Newport if you need to go into town, but far enough away that you feel like you are camping. We will definitely be back! We camped at Thousand Trails - Whalers Rest RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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