A quiet park with a friendly lady that checked us in at her little store. It seemed there were mostly year around rigs in the park with many of them having an accumulation of possessions stored under and around their RVs. The river frontage sites were mostly very close together as were most of the other sites. We can handle rustic, but the sites being placed so close together and only 30 amp power means we probably would not return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very unusual campground, it is a working ranch/farm with chickens and geese near front entry, very quaint. Has small general store on-site, which is convenient. They do not take credit cards, bring cash! Fire rings available at river edge but somewhat too close to other sites. We stayed in site #20 which had hook ups on wrong side so we pulled through and faced next door neighbors, who ended up being delightful. Appears high percentage of sites are occupied by seasonal or long-term residents. Park is overall very quiet and didn't see many residents coming and going. Reservations are hard to get but worth it. We were river side and got to watch the big ships go by. They do go by throughout the night which was not an issue for us. Restrooms were very old but still serviceable, they were somewhat clean. No gas on Sauvie Island so keep the tank full. Lots of veggie/fruit stands on the island, bring cash! When departing the campground and island, be very sure of directions to exit island as we took wrong turn and did not find turn around for about 10 miles and it was very tight (did a least a 10 point turn to turn around). We stayed here to tour Portland and surrounding area, stayed in the park one day just to enjoy waterfront and peaceful surroundings. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is hard to rate, on the plus side, there is a lot for the grandkids to do. Its still a working farm with plenty of animals to see, feed, and play with. The staff are extremely friendly and the park is quiet. Lots to do on the island, since a majority is wildlife reserve. The park is rustic, with lots of permanent or what look like permanent residents. Lots of stuff stored on the sites, metal sheds, etc. Definitely not your typical RV "resort". But we enjoyed it and the grandkids are already asking when are we going back. Berry picking in the area, petting farms, beaches, including a clothing optional one, so lots of entertainment. River fishing at the park. Lots of small lake fishing on the island. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We did not stay here, but visited while hiking on the island to update the single prior review from 2002. According to the very friendly and helpful woman staffing the small store, a new website is now available (which I have included above) that gives further information. The prior review described Reeder Beach accurately: rustic, older RV park that seems friendly and comfortable. We drive a 40' motorhome and felt that many of the sites, and the access roads, would be suitable. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The rating above is just an estimate between what we think and what others used to plush accommodations would rate it. Reeder's Beach is very rustic and the facilities are ancient but clean. Lots of shade on the interior lots with sites overlooking the Columbia River. Half of the island is a wildlife preserve, with the remainder primarily large acreage farms. Due to Oregon's open space preservation laws the land cannot be developed. The island is perfect for beaching (sand beaches all along the Columbia frontage), biking, hiking, bird watching, or picking marion berries growing wild everywhere. Fifteen minutes from the Sauvie Island Bridge is downtown Portland for day adventures (plan a full-day at Powell's Bookstore or
nighttime adventures (start with drinks at the Benson, then hit the Jazz bars). We have been spending a couple of weeks a year on Sauvie for the last several years and love it for its tranquility and its location near a large city with a livable atmosphere. There is a more modern campground on the island with concrete pads, etc. further down the road and nearer the beaches. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.