Thousand Trails - Whalers Rest RV Park

     


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

Sites: 172
Recent Rate: $45 9/2014


Latitude: 44.5486894008711
Longitude: -124.071478843689

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

36 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

garzv

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

Date of Stay: - $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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PugetSound

Review Count: 204
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $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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RVLife4us

Review Count: 46
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $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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RalphA

Review Count: 45
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay:
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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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henny38

Review Count: 100
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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scruggsfamilyRV

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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1imperial1

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

Date of Stay: - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

I had no idea this was a Thousand Trails facility. Unfortunately, I had pre-paid my stay as if I hadn't, I would have immediately continued on. I thought I had done a fair job researching the various RV parks in the area. In the reviews I read, this facility was rated 8.5 out of 10. The comments generally were quite good. With this info, I proceeded to secure a site by phoning them. The park, is nestled in heavy forest. It's all dirt/gravel with limited maneuvering, especially when vehicles are parked in-front of their rigs. The smell of sewage is consistent throughout the park. After hooking up, we drove around the park to see if there was someplace that was not as bad....well, fortunately we were only there one night. I understand the attraction of Thousand Trail Parks, but this was NO picnic! Never again!!!! We camped at Thousand Trails - Whalers Rest RV Park in a Motorhome.

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earlymun

Review Count: 64
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

Price quoted is for TTN members. Extra charge for cable TV. Fair air TV, very poor Verizon phone or data. Free Wifi in the lodges. Indoor pool and hot tub. Pickleball court. Walk to beach (across Hwy 101). We camped at Thousand Trails - Whalers Rest RV Park in a Motorhome.

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SharonY

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

Date of Stay: - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

When we arrived, the ranger on duty was not at the guardhouse. There were directions for using the phone to contact the ranger. The directions were not clear but the ranger was nearby and came over right away to check us in. There is a south side campground and a north side for members. The south side has a long unpaved loop with sites on both sides, tent camping in the middle, pet areas, nature trails, a golfing cage, and a playground. The sites all looked like the same width and depth. We're relatively new to traveling with a travel trailer, but other sites we've been to always seem to have different size sites for different camping needs. Also, not all sites had fire rings or fire pits. Maybe there just wasn't enough room. The area is well forested around the perimeter, but there are not always trees between sites. The campground was at full capacity and we got the next to last available site. It appeared to be first come, first pick. The layout was very crowded. We only stayed one night so I didn't mind much, but I don't think we would reserve a longer visit. The sites were very close together, and it did not appear that the sites had varying depths. For example, our truck and travel camper fit fine but maneuvering into the site was tricky due to the narrow road and other vehicles parked at the edge of the road; long RVs fit in their sites but their vehicles had to park at an angle along the road in order to fit. This made the road very crowded. Some RVs could barely extend their awnings; the ones I saw touched tree branches. There are bathrooms in the main clubhouse which closes nightly, and only one 24-hr bathroom/shower building which was too small for the number of campers. Luckily for us there were more RVers than campers, and we did not have to compete for bathroom time. The place was somewhat isolated - a few miles to town and no other developments adjacent to the park. But this also meant it was quiet and peaceful. Bottom line: I think the loop was too long and the bathrooms too few for the size of the park. It was okay for one night, but we definitely felt like sardines in this park. We camped at Thousand Trails - Whalers Rest RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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SilverBear

Review Count: 198
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

TTN member rate. There isn't much negative about this campground. Staff is friendly, helpful, and they provide a long list of activities for the whole family. Not all sites offer sewer. CTV is available $3 per day or $15 per week. Wi-Fi at South Lodge Computer Room is excellent but erratic and hard wire is also available. It is a short walk to Lost Creek State Park across SR-101 which accesses the Oregon Beach. Long walks are incredible. Each site offers a degree of privacy and the speed limit is 5 MPH with speed bumps strategically placed. There are a few drive through spaces, but they don't offer any privacy. Restrooms and Laundry are clean. Most sites are paved & some have wood decks, all have picnic tables. This is the best TTN preserve on the Oregon Coast and we will stop here again when in the area. We camped at Thousand Trails - Whalers Rest RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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BernieD

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Older park, very difficult for a larger motorhome to negotiate. Tight roads, very uneven. Seems like good place to bring a large family and be self contained for activities. We camped at Thousand Trails - Whalers Rest RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Suddjian

Review Count: 90
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay:
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Park was quite full during the Labor Day weekend but we were able to get a very nice site in the North part of the facility. Roof mounted satellite came in great at site #148. Park well maintained. We camped at Thousand Trails - Whalers Rest RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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campingandtravels.blogspot.com

Review Count: 107
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects RPI plus 10% tax. The location is great, just south of Newport and ¼ mile from the beach, which thee is a trail. All sites have 50-amp, full hook-ups, although non-Thousand Trail members cannot stay at the north side with more open. There are a couple club houses, some activities (mostly revolving around food), a decent store that rents DVDs for $1, large, well maintained pool & hot tub, and the staff if very friendly. Verizon coverage is terrible, but there is free (very good Wi-Fi) in the north club house. We camped at Thousand Trails - Whalers Rest RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Proud Mary

Review Count: 54
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects RPI discount plus $3 for cable TV which you must have in these trees. We spent 2 nights just after rain. You choose your own site, so look them over carefully for drainage and dirt. We could have chosen better. Could not get to the car without going through mud. Site just holds a 40' RV with toad sideways in front. Location worked well for our trip: clean and quiet. Spaces were close together with cars everywhere. Three cars for 1 camper across from us. Loved the treed space, you can sleep late in a dark bedroom. We would camp here again. We camped at Thousand Trails - Whalers Rest RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Dippers

Review Count: 80
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Our rate reflects RPI membership rate. The south side of the park has paved sites with full hook-ups. Our site was level and there are many sites that can hold a big rig. Satellite here can be difficult due to trees and some sites are tight to get in an out. The only real complaint is that they have a new policy to prevent RPI members from choosing a site on the North side. Also, there are ways to get around all the security gates so not as secure as we expected. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We camped at Thousand Trails - Whalers Rest RV Park in a Motorhome.

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