A beautiful oasis in the forests of central Oregon. Many picturesque sites, some shade, partial shade or sun. We were greeted warmly by a staff member who became our good friend for the remainder of our stay.The extensive gardens and grounds are absolutely beautiful. The hot mineral soaking pools, especially the lower pool outside the lodge building which is surrounded by lawns, gardens and the rushing McKenzie River. A newly opened food and snack bar offers a plentiful selection of delicious items. This was our second visit and we will definitely be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I agree with previous reviewers, the place is beautiful. The sites are easy to get into, especially up above. The hot pools are fabulous (two of them). The only problem we had is that we felt like second class citizens. I think the people running both a motel and RV park should be just as friendly and accommodating to the RV people as they are to the motel users. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We had a great time here for our very first RV experience. This is a great location, essentially on the McKenzie River, great gardens, nice hot-spring fed swimming pools and near other great destinations like waterfalls. The lower number sites are supposed to be prime since they are right on the river, but they too near the hustle and bustle of the main lodge for our taste. We stayed on the upper level overlooking the river (site 13). It was a bit small, but had partial shade and some privacy. As mentioned above, they was lots to do. We loved the walking paths and the "Secret Garden". Unlike the numerous reviews from Trip Adviser, we found the front desk staff pleasant. The grounds were well kept. Now the not so good. The place is popular! Very busy in the summer with tourists and wedding parties. We had a wedding reception dominate the upper grass area with dancing and music until late. Wasn't too bad, though. My wife said the bathroom/showers were not clean. I found the Men counterpart to be what you would expect from a bathroom/shower used by swimmers with wet feet and people with shoes, a little muddy and very wet floor. Otherwise I didn't mind the bathroom or showers that much. The sewer hook-up was in the front, by the power and water. Unfortunately, this was about 25 feet from our trailer's drain. We had to pull forward at the end of our stay to dump our grey and black water. Bottom line, we would stay here again, maybe off season or during the weekday. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here for 4 nights. It is a beautiful spot on the banks of the MacKenzie River. The lodge is clean as is the rest of the campground. Landscaping is well maintained and beautiful. The sites are mostly back in types and hook ups are somewhat spotty. Look for the Secret Garden. There is no cable TV and over the air TV is not available as is radio reception. DVD's are available in the lodge. There are 2 swimming pools fed by hot springs. We will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We spent 4 days at the resort and had a lovely time. There is a lodge and cabins, but we did not use these facilities. This property has lovely gardens, trails and something to see around every bend. We had our dog with us and he loved chasing a ball and running across the lovely lawns. The mineral pool was wonderful. This is an older property with mature gardens and lawns to enjoy.The restrooms were clean but are older. They had an army of gardeners planting while we were there. Everything was in bloom with lots of color. We stayed there the week before Memorial Day so it was quiet. All and all it was a very nice experience and we plan to go again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park is very nice. The hot spring pools are fantastic. The hiking around the park is great. BUT, they put me in a pet friendly cabin. It was the most disgusting thing I've stayed in for years. I went to the desk to get another and there were not any left. They said it was a rustic cabin. The furniture in it would have been rejected by the Goodwill. It was filthy. There was soap in the shower and the previous campers garbage under the sink. The refrigerator didn't work, the shower door did not close. There was dog waste surrounding the cabin. The bathroom floor was disgusting and I wouldn't take my shoes off on the carpet as you can tell it was pet friendly. Stay away from cabin 5: I'm not kidding. I would return with my RV and use my own shower, not theirs. It's a great time to go as we had the pools to ourselves and spent a lot of time there as with no TV, no cell phone and no internet, there is not a lot to do. Oh yeah, if you're "slumming" in the pet friendly cabin, which is $75.00 with the pet, you can't have their continental breakfast, so please don't walk down there, you'll be locked out of the lobby. Again the grounds and pools are nice, but the cabin and bathrooms need a health inspector. We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
Maybe the best kept secret in the Pacfic NW, found this through RV Review and it is wonderful. Many well kept gardens to enjoy, one hot springs pool for RV'ers and a beautiful river to watch or fish. Downside, most of the RV sites are very close together and dirt or gravel, but several are on the river or river view. There is a "hamburger stand" on the site, but nearest market about 5 miles. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is one of the prettiest private campgrounds we have ever seen. The campsites down by the river are on pavement without much privacy or shade, but the campsites up on the upper meadow (where we stayed) are very shaded and private. Although we were about 50 yards away from the river, we could hear it clearly because it was so turbulent. This is a "destination" type resort, so people tend to stay for several days. There are hot-spring fed pools. The entire facility was very well maintained, and the gardens were lovely. We are mountain-bikers, and there is an excellent trail system along the river that extends for many miles. It is also fine for hiking. The only reason that I didn't give this park a "10" is that WiFi was very poor, even inside the main lodge area. I would definitely return to Belknap, given the opportunity. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a busy place because pools and grounds are beautiful attracting tour buses and other groups for day use. There is an office for raft trips here also. The RV sites are nice and some have wide lawns. The water system is lacking. The gardens seem to be well watered but the sites have low water pressure and several had broken lines. At our first site mud flushed into our water lines so we changed sites. We stayed 2 nights. Before we left they started digging up the line next to us requiring we bring our slide in and disconnect. The fee for more than 2 people per site is $8 per person and there is a 9% lodging tax. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Belknap Hot Springs is right on the McKenzie River and has two swimming pools filled with
hot mineral water. There are also some nice gardens. The area around the resort is forested. There is a nice lodge with a tiny store in it. On the down side, some electrical posts didn't have covers and the rest room/shower in the lodge gets a lot of use. But the pool, river, and gardens more than make up for it. For each person over 2 there is a $7 charge. You can rent a towel for a quarter so you don't have bunch of wet towels in the RV. We went in Fall 2003 and again this year. It's got to be even better in the summer when things are blooming. We will be going there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great park to stay if you want solitude and quiet. Only 16 RV sites which are pretty much level and easy to get into. Full hook up except no cable TV or Wi-Fi since you're in the woods. The showers are pretty good, but this year the mens toilets needed repairs. This park is an extension of the main resort located about a mile away. Full access to the amenities at the resort, but you need to drive. The road through the park is used by people either renting the condos or living in them located above the sites so a lot of dust is kicked up when they fail to slow down. For peace and quiet without the amenities of an RV park, try this place. $25 a night is pretty good. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We reviewed this park 4 years ago. This park is part of Belknap Hot Springs Resort and is located about 2 miles from the main center. There are RV sites at both locations; we like this because it is level, has more spacious sites, and is quieter. (http://www.belknaphotsprings.com/index.htm)
Lovely, quiet, large, well separated sites. Laundry. Water pressure 30 to 45#, mostly 30. Pond, rhododendron, fern, hydrangea, trees. Sounds of wind through the trees, falling water (from pond). No broadcast TV reception, poor Verizon signal. Environmentally unconscious; no recycling. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is part of the Belknap Hot Springs complex; the main Belknap park is reviewed separately and is one mile away. This is an excellent park with both sunny and shaded sites, usually not heavily used except holiday weekends. Staying at this park entitles you to use the Belknap Hot Springs which ordinarily costs $21 a day for two, so the actual extra cost for the campground is then $5-a bargain! Sites are relatively large and back-in parking is easy; no posts, rocks, bushes, etc. in the way. It is quiet and the surroundings are pleasant. There are a few important quirks. Some sites are 30 amps, others 50. Site 2 has no sewer hookup. There is a laundry with the odd requirement that you fill the machine with water from a pail for the rinse cycle. There is a prominent Camp Host sign on a building near the entrance, but no notice that the host is only present on weekends. Propane is available at the park when host is present. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Forest service campground with beautiful Mckenzie River rushing by. Lots of bicycles, kids, pets. very fun. river rafters going by. Need to reserve 9-12 months in advance to obtain a river site. Highly recommended. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.