A lovely, green county park just next to Eugene in Middle-West OR.
Review updated as of last stay Sept 2012
- Site Quality = 5/5
Excellent site quality here. All sites are large, flat, paved with spacious “sitting areas” and full hookups (50Amp/water/sewer) and cable TV. Sites are arranged in a big loop around a large green lawn. Front-end sites (#1-15) esp. on the inner circle are fully open, while back-end sites (#18-32) are more shaded. Good separation and green everywhere. Selection of pull-throughs and back-ins.
- Facilities = 3/5
Bathroom facilities are basic, but the park has some nice little extras. There are clean, basic flush toilets, but no showers. Surrounding area has large day-use area, some short hiking trails and access to the McKenzie River. There is also Free WiFi although strength can be “iffy’ towards the back sites.
- Location = 4/5
For visiting Eugene (or as it so happens getting RV work done) the location can’t be beat. You’re withing a few miles of all the shopping you need (plus a lovely Farmers’ Market on Saturday’s), close to several RV repair facilities and even around the corner from TA stop (with RV wash). Only slight ding is the place is off Hwy 5 and by the day-use area you can hear the traffic (it’s quiet by the campsites).
- Pet Friendliness = 5/5
Fabulous doggie site. There is a lovely 2-acre dog park on-site, plus access to hiking and a splash in the river. Poo bags provided too.
Overall Rating = 4.25
BONUS ALERT = Camp in lush green in the heart of Eugene!
Summary: We originally discovered this campground through a review from Laurie and Odel at We Call It Home. They raved about it and we completely agree. This is a lush, green little gem of a find right in the heart of Eugene. Sites are very spacious with full hookups (+ cable!) and a selection of either back-ins or pull-throughs. Great mix of both open and fully shaded choices. The surrounding park has large green lawns, day-use areas, a lovely 2-acre doggie park and direct access to the McKenzie river. The only dings I can give this place is there are no showers and day-use areas get noise from I-5. Location to both Eugene & RV services couldn’t be better, plus they allow RV washing on-site. We definitely like the campground and will stay here again when we come through the area.
Extra Info: Verizon LTE availible (1-2 bars). Verizon phone alternated between 3G and 1X, but data signal was usable with external antenna/amp. Sites cost $30/night (full hookup), reservable on-line. 14-day stay limit.