I like this park. This is the second time we have stayed here (the first was in 2009) and it's great for what it is. It has a nice outdoor pool that we didn't use this time but a few brave souls did. The staff are very friendly and helpful. You do hear freeway noise and train horns (3 - 5 times a day?), but it didn't bother us. It's a very convenient location and easy to get in and out of. They don't show a community fire pit on their map and say in the rules no open fires, but they seem to have one community pit that our neighbors made use of. They do have a lot of long term stays. They are in one half of the park and all very clean and nice. Their website says they are taking monthly applications but a sign in the office says they are not currently taking monthly applications. It's in a great location, easy access to I-5 and Salem, with Portland not terribly far away. They also allow on site RV washing, which is one of the reasons we come to this park. We and many other RVers made use of this generous policy!
This campground was recently sold to Linn county. The weekend we visited was immediately after the transition had occurred, so there were some growing pains as the staff was dealing with that. The credit card machines didn't work, the reservations had been erased, and the hand tools / gas can / etc. were taken by the previous owner. I assume these sorts of details will be sorted out of the next few months. The park was primarily long term residents, but the county has increased the monthly rate and put 14 day rule and rig age rules in place, so the long term residents have apparently started leaving already (according to one person we talked to). We also heard that the bathroom is occasionally used by passing truckers and that the coded lock door to the bathroom doesn't seem to always work. We went in the bathroom just to test the code and saw there is a switch on the opposite side to turn on/off the code requirement. The bathrooms seemed clean enough, although we did not use them. The park itself was very nice. The spaces were a little short so they had us park in the site next door - which is unfortunate if they are using many spots for parking. The WiFi was exceptionally good. The cable was fine but there were limited channels (no ESPN but Fox Sports 1 and 2?). The lake was beautiful, although we noticed that the boats on their website did not appear to be there. I'm not sure what the county's plan is, so if you are interested in boat rental definitely inquire about that specifically. We did hear the mill across the street, which runs at all hours, but the noise did not bother us. We would return here during the summer if boat rental was available.
Rate includes reservation fee. Extremely nice Oregon State Park. Very close to the beach, just a short walk. Our group took three showers total and two of them were quite clean, but mine had some trash in the shower stall and enough hair in there that the shower started to fill with water while I was showering. I may have just hit the shower at an unusual time because my experience seems to be unusual. We have a long travel trailer and tow vehicle but had no troubles navigating the roads and pulled easily into our site. The map is very clear about the length of the sites. I do want to note that since the previous review in January, they have cut back the trees so there was no scraping on our RV or tow vehicle. If this park had sewer connections it would be a 10. We will return.
We enjoyed this RV resort. We had a relatively spacious site in the back along the outer ring of the campground (site number 14). The bathroom was very clean, and we had no issues with any of the utilities, including cable and WiFi. We also enjoyed the indoor pool and very large hot tub! They have adult swim from 8 - 10 PM which is nice. There is a well stocked store which includes video rental, and there is a gas station on site. We'll definitely be back.
This is a wonderful new state park, very convenient to get to from the Portland area. The sites are spacious and all have a fire pit and picnic table (the picnic tables are extra long and have an area with no seats so you could put a high chair there). There IS wireless available - it is very slow and only available near the Welcome Center, but in a pinch you can get online. I used it for work briefly and it worked fine. There is a nice recycling area, they sell wood until 9 PM nightly, and there is an extensive trail system surrounding the park (for hikers, horses, and bicycles). The 144 sites includes all sites (hike in camp, horse camp, cabins). There are currently only 43 full hookup sites available for RVers without a horse.