5 Parks near Westfir, Oregon
Jul 2016 - $42.00
First let me state that I am probably more critical of RV parks than most.
Pros: Quiet park (except for nearby train tracks). Directly on the river. Super friendly staff. Long paved spaces.
Cons: Not much to do other than fishing. Park not maintained in areas Extremely poor Wi-Fi service.
Details: This is a highly rated park by Good Sam so I expected the best of the best. Unfortunately, while it is a nice park, I found it lacking in a few areas.
The two staff people I spoke to were extremely friendly and were genuinely concerned about providing a good experience. That said, I was disappointed to see that parts of the park were in need of maintenance. Some spots were clearly better maintained than others. Most had grass and plants separating the spaces. However some had dead grass or dirt and dead plants, as if the sprinklers stopped working and they never bothered or cared to fix it.
Secondly they list having a dog exercise area. Unfortunately, that area had obviously not been maintained for years. (The wire fence was rusted through with huge open spots that any small or medium size dog could fit through. The fence was only held by one working hinge and could not be closed.)
Third major complaint is that the wireless Internet service is so poor, I felt that AOL dial-up service from the 90s would have performed better. Each device must be registered separately, so one would assume that no one guest could "hog" all of the bandwidth. Yet it was so slow, regardless of time of day or night, that even text based emails would take many seconds to send. And forget trying to load any webpage, that would take many minutes if it would load at all. A standard HTML page would take like 5 minutes to load! And we were parked directly next to one of their servers, so we had full signal strength. Just unacceptable.
Lastly, not all spaces are created equal here. Some spaces are definitely premium with nice view of river and surrounded by grass. - Oregon_Adventure
Jul 2016 - $41.00
What a wonderful place to stay. The staff was very helpful and present in the park most of the time. The spaces were wonderful and level with trimmed grass and planters with flowers and vegetables. A wonderful covered community area, swimming pool, sandy beach for swimming, community fire pit area. All of the other campers that we met were pleasant and polite. We were on a river front site and the view out of the front of the coach was fantastic! We will be returning to this wonderful park! - Happycamper357
Jul 2016 - $42.00
We just love this park. It is our second visit in 3 years. It is located on a beautiful stretch of river, with most sites having a riverfront view. Most are pull-throughs, with some back in sites. The showers/restrooms are spotless. There is a nice pavilion with tables for anyone to use. They also have a soft-serve ice cream machine for guests - very nice touch. It is quiet and located away from the highway. The only negative is the extremely slow WiFi - it was either so slow or someone was using up all the broadband - we simply couldn't stay connected and just gave up. Otherwise, no complaints at all. Registration was easy & Host was great. landscaping and site maintenance impeccable. - gtogrl
Apr 2016 - $30.00
The best thing about this park is the long gravel trail that borders Salmon Creek. The park, itself, looks a little dismal and there are quite a few permanent residents but it's fine for overnight. It is in conjunction with a motel next door. The Wi-Fi was good, as was the CATV but they are discontinuing the cable in early May due to rate hikes. The staff was friendly and helpful. I would stay here again. - mockturtle
Jun 2015 - $35.00
We stayed here for week while mountain biking the area. The gravel sites were level, good shade, and strong water pressure. Half of the grass was dry due to drought and watering restrictions. The 36 channels of cable were clear and ok wifi. Bathroom were dated but fairly clean. It's next to the main highway but pretty much no traffic or noise at night. Occasional train horns though the city on the hill above us at night. The owners were super friendly and accommodating. We had additional friends come into town that were going to tent camp down the road. Owners let them tent camp on the separate green grassy areas for $10 a night ea. with access to all facilities. It's next door to the Oakridge Motel. Salmon creek was flowing good right next to the property and Greenwaters Park just across the bridge. If you're here to mountain bike and don't want to dry camp, this is central to the whole town. We would stay here again. - Neckbone
Jun 2014 - $30.00
This RV park is adjacent to the Arbor Inn Motel and Mobile Home park. There are not many sites for a long rig. We parked our 34 ft. Airstream in the site next to the restrooms/laundry. There is some traffic noise and also you can hear the train whistle several times a day. This is a quiet park otherwise. Our only complaint is that the restrooms were only cleaned once in the two weeks that we stayed there. There are no paper towels or hand dryer so bring your own towel. Mountain biking and hiking are the things to do in this area. The RV park is 40 miles east of Eugene. Price reflects the weekly rate. The daily rate is $35 which seems a little high, but there is only one other RV park in the area (in Westfir). We would stay here again in the future. - sunnyaz
Sep 2015 - $10.00
Nice forest campground with campsites in a variety of sizes. There are also several pull-throughs which may make things easier for larger rigs. Campground hosts are welcoming and very helpful. There is a boat launch in the campground and fishing in the Willamette River which runs right by the park. Several of the campsites are on the river. There is a train track that runs on the other side of the river and there is the usual train noise when one goes by. Because the campground is not near a town, the whistle blowing is not much of an issue. The night hours are pretty quiet, although one train did go by at about 5 a.m. We would have stayed here longer if we could have. - Bobbi1948
Jun 2014 - $10.00
US Forest Service campground; one of Oregon's gems. This low-elevation campground (1,000 ft above sea level) has more Life per square foot than almost any other place on earth. Giant old-growth trees, ferns, mosses. Almost every campsite is a Place of Magic. In some spots, you can't even see your car even though it's only twenty feet away. If you're in a shorter RV less than 36 feet, or better yet less than 30, you owe yourself a visit here. There is train noise and highway noise, unfortunately. - Old Mountain Man
May 2013 - $33.00
When we arrived we checked in at the office with a woman employee. She appeared to be pleasant and helpful until I voiced a objection at her comment regarding no large dogs were allowed. When she saw my disbelief she then said, "If you are nice to me I may make a judgement/decision to allow your dogs, at my disgression." Someone such as the owners of this RV park need to teach the following business principle to their employees. The customer pays and is therefore not the one that has to be nice! The business owner wants your money and business, so therefore she or he goes out of his or her way to accomodate you! AND furthermore in Tom Stienstra's latest West Coast RV camping guidebook he states that pets are allowed with no restrictions! And even if this is true, it makes no sense to allow only "small" dogs when its a breed specific issue. The employee further added insult to injury with her lame comments about the owner having to pay extra insurance for allowing pets. DUH! of course they do and that is not relevant to me nor is it of any business of hers to tell us that. And they charged us extra for the pets, so there is the "insurance" costs. Later we saw many dogs as large or larger than ours. The whole incident turned me off completely. In my small business I would fire an employee with her attitude. The park itself had no shade, small pull-thrus and crooked sites. Won't go back again, next time we will boondock. Unfortunately there are no hook-up alternatives near Dexter Lake. - gemsinger
Dec 2012 - $29.00
Decent park. Out of the city, so no city noise, just occasional traffic on the highway and railroad. The rate is very reasonable. Great view and you can walk to the state park across the highway if you like. Sites are gravel and nearly level, at least mine was. Pull throughs are narrow; back-ins much nicer. I would stay here again. - Old Mountain Man
Aug 2012 - $30.00
Park is very clean and quiet except for road and train noise. Lady working in office was very nice. Pull through sites are very narrow and close together. Difficult to walk around your RV with the narrow sites and a slight hill where connections are, easy to twist your ankle. Not a bad park if sites were just bigger. - stella fouche
Aug 2016 - $9.00
Very nice. Tall trees. Our site was in first loop to left as you come in. Spacious sites but were nearest the road and was quite a bit of traffic noise until around 9pm. Even with this it was just a nice site, nice park. To much shade for our Tailgater satellite. - abqnm
May 2016 - $9.00
This is a lovely park in the forest but with both shady and sunny sites. Paved, level sites and great woodsy hiking trails. Only got a weak 3G on my Verizon. Will definitely return. - mockturtle
Jul 2015 - $16.00
I normally love staying at COE campgrounds, but this was an odd one. First of all, it's dry camping, which is the first COE I've come across like that. Second, a COE campground usually means a water view, but the spot they chose here is away from the lake and no water to be seen, it's placed instead in a pretty open meadow area. It came close to feeling like a grassy parking lot. Sites all come with a fire pit and picnic table and the pads are concrete and flat. There is a section that is near the creek so if you can get a reservation, it would be worth getting one of those. The bathroom was in pretty bad shape: one of the toilet bowls were completely broken, the showers had no curtain between the shower and dressing area. They were the push-button type so you could only get about 20 seconds at a time, and less pressure/time if someone was flushing the toilet at the same time (I couldn't believe how constant the toilet flushing was when I chose to shower in the afternoon!). We have to work online as well, so Verizon LTE data coverage is a must, and though we could get a strong 3G connection, LTE was intermittent and couldn't keep a reliably fast enough signal. Fortunately, this stay was on a Saturday so we didn't have to worry about this issue. For an overnight stop, it was fine and since the gates lock after 10pm, it's a secure place. But for a COE, this was the worst I've been to. - Sara C.