We stayed in H loop and all these sites were level and paved. Had lots of rain the first couple days we were here and our site was a mud pit. But overall we loved the park with lots of hike/bike trails. We managed to get 6 channels with the antenna. Lots of things to do close by besides Fort Stevens and the beach. Horseback riding was available @ $25/hour, which was available at the KOA campgrounds across the street. Astoria had the Column and the Maratime Museum with Seaside a close 15 minute drive south of Astoria. And Tillamook cheese factory is a tad over an hour south.
We stayed here for a week from Sunday - Saturday. Early and midweek stay was very quiet, but by Friday it got busy. We stayed in the newer section and it was very nice and well maintained. The camp host was very friendly. Fishing bridge is wide enough for fishing on both sides of the bridge and still enough space to walk or wheelchair through. We limited out on kokanee's everyday we were there. Kids had a great time at the swimming area. If you have a boat, there is a boat launch at the campgrounds. Verizon and US Cellular cell coverage wasn't a problem. Sprint was OK in certain areas. Talked to a couple that had T-Mobile and they had no coverage. This was our first time at this park and we now have made this as one of our favorites and we look forward to our next trip here.
A very spacious wide open campground. No privacy sites, you see your neighbors. Campsites along the highway gets noisy during the day, but the noise goes away by nightfall. Only 2 digital TV stations, FOX and FOX 2 (acuweather channel). Lots of children at the campgrounds when we went. If you like river fishing, oyster shucking and/or digging clams, they are all within walking distance away. Elk was seen during our stay although we didn't see any, it has been said that there are elks here.
Lots of trees. Very well kept and clean. Beach is very close by, walking distance. If you are looking for privacy, there isn't much at this park due to the large canopy of the older growth trees. Sites are close to each other. Luckily we were here during spring break, so the state park closed certain sites and it felt like we had some decent privacy. We were here for a week and I noticed that some spots were more difficult to back in for bigger RV's than others, so I can see it being a challenge for beginners. This park is smack dab in between Newport and Depoe Bay, Lincoln city isn't that much further north of Depoe Bay either. We would camp here again. The nice part is that we had cable tv hookup which is a nice change.
We enjoyed the park, it had lots of military history. We stayed in the upper campground area: there are no privacy sites and I thought the sites were too close to each other. Pads were gravel and level. Bathrooms had only one shower stall, they were clean, but ran out of bathroom supplies one day. The park had lots of hiking trails and lots of military gun batteries and bunkers up on Artillery Hill. Lower area had lots to do as well. It had a beach, pier, boat launch, light house, another military gun battery complex, marine science center (w/ fee). Family had a great time here and is looking forward for another visit, this time in the lower campground area.
Sites were pretty close to each other, luckily we were in a pull through site which gave me more of a privacy feel than a back in. We had full utility hookups. Park staff were friendly although the front counter person at check in needed some people skills, lucky I dealt with that only at check in, and not see that person the rest of my stay. Place was kept up pretty well and park rangers made their presence known more so than other parks that I've stayed at, I'm thinking it was because of the 4th of July weekend and made sure no one set off fireworks at the park (makes sense). Walking the dunes towards the beach early in the morning, I got to see a coyote and a deer roaming around the dunes, both on seperate days.
Stayed here over Labor Day weekend. The park was very clean. We stayed at site # 4. The pad slope was moderate, so bring some levelers or 2x4 or 2x6. The dam is at the end of the park and was nice to see one of man-made creations. The swimming area was very clean, although the water level was down, the kids still found a way to enjoy the lake. There is a steam train tour that is nearby. The park workers did a great job in keeping the place clean. I would visit this place again.
We've been camping here several times since we bought our tent trailer last year. We've stayed in several sites within the 1 - 60 sites, with #50 as one of my favorites. We love the privacy of the trees, and how we get great protection from the wind that mother nature can sometimes bring from the Pacific. This campground is well kept up and we just love the quietness of this place. I've been so spoiled with the cleanliness and the upkeep of this place, that other Parks do not compare to this.
We stayed here during our kid's spring break for a week (7nights). We stayed at campsite # C28, with full hookups. The site had a 30AMP hookup with a 110 plug in. Trails to the restrooms/showers were well maintained. The hosts were very friendly. We went here to do the cheese factory, which was only about 15 minutes away (short drive). Since we were here in April, the weather wasn't too favorable, but ended the week on a sunny and warm day. I did manage to find a glass ball on the beach, but found it about 3.5 miles north of the campgrounds, the point was about a 4.5 miles to the north. Towards the end of the week, we managed to see paragliders: about 7 of them come from the cliff face off to the south, what a sight (awesome) and then later landed on the beach where we were. We would do this again, but during the summer months. Can't wait to get back to this place.