Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $12.00
This is a pretty good U.S. Forest campground with campsites to fit most trailers or motorhomes. That said, if you want to be on the beach, you will need to parallel park your vehicle. That can make it a little difficult for trailers and fifth wheels as the campsites are next to each other, like parallel parking on a street. You are able to get a view of the ocean from some of the back in sites, too. These sites have a bit more privacy and offer room to put your slides out without worrying about someone running into one. The campground host and area manager are very helpful and have a list of vacant sites each day for those of us who don't make advance reservations. We camped at Tillicum Beach Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: November, 2011 - $25.00
Nice clean campground. Hardly populated in winter, but very busy in summer. Great ocean views from the ocean sites. Beach can be dangerous during high tide as waves sometimes completely overtake the sandy beach, need better signage. A few interior sites have hook ups, none of the ocean front sites do. They repainted the lines last season and for some reason made it harder to access a few of the interior sites if ocean ones are occupied. A clean park right on the beach, much better bet to our family then a commercial RV park. We camped at Tillicum Beach Campground in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $16.00
As we pulled into Tillicum Campground, we were struck by the beauty of our campsite right on the Pacific Ocean. This alone would have given the campground high ratings, but there is more. The campground is well maintained with clean sites and fire pits, clean restrooms, and nice roads and facilities. The access to the ocean was worn at the base, but the beach remained accessible. The evening brought a beautiful sunset and wonderful sleep with the pounding surf in the background. I recommend making reservations early to assure an ocean view site. My only negative was the lack of a water spigot, we needed to use the sink to fill our water bottles and jug. We camped at Tillicum Beach Campground in a Tent.
Quite a place for the Forest Service. Too bad the rates have gone up to $25 for W&E; $20 for dry camps sites. The nearby state park may be a better deal since they have showers but this is a wonderful USFS campground, right on the ocean, with trees to hide in at many of the sites. The parallel parking sites are right on the bluff overlooking the ocean, but if you need slides, that's probably not going to work. There are a couple of fairly large rigs tucked away here but as the previous comments said, this is more of a small rig/ camper/ tenting campground. Access to beach is very close and easy so this must be a popular spot in the summer. Worth stopping if you can fit in. Non- summer is a good time too. We camped at Tillicum Beach Campground in a Motorhome.
I made reservations months in advance to assure I would get a campsite on the ocean. Well, our campsite was on the ocean, but we were disappointed to see how small it was and thus we were unable to stay in it and instead got a site off in the trees away from the ocean. It stated that it was a pull through, and that it was 38', but it was really only a parallel parking space, with no room for any overhang and our slide out would have been in the street. The way it was set up, our 28' fifth wheel would just barely fit and we wouldn't have been able to open the door. I only saw two sites that could accommodate anything over 25 feet or with a slide out. The website misrepresented the size of the sites. If you have a small rig, this is a spectacular park right on the ocean with a view unsurpassed by any other park I have been to. It's too bad bigger rigs can't enjoy it too. We camped at Tillicum Beach Campground in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: February, 2006 - $20.00
For a Forest Service campground, this is a highly desirable place. Most of the sites are not designed for anything over 30 feet. But there are a few that can accommodate large rigs if you're good at parking and don't mind putting your tow car in the extra vehicle lot. If you have a high rig, when you leave, you have to watch the trees overhead. Many sites put you overlooking the beach. Step out the door, down a small hill and you're on the sand. Some sites have electric and water, but most are designed for smaller rigs. None of the ocean front sites have electricity, but several RVs parked in these spots ran generators. This place requires reservations in the summers. I'd go here again. We camped at Tillicum Beach Campground in a Fifth Wheel.