We originally planned to camp at Three Island state park, based on the positive Dyrt reviews, but when we arrived there, the posted fee for sites was $34, which we found too expensive for our mere purpose of sleeping and then hitting the road again. We remembered a sign on the way to the park that read "Camping - RV + Tents. Less $$$ than state park." So we figured, heck, let's just go there. We read quickly online that the prices for tent sites are $15. Perfect! We arrive at 11pm, which yes, it's late, BUT the office sign was blinking "OPEN." So we thought no problem. We ring the camp host. He sounds grumpy but arrives a couple minutes later. He is definitely grumpy. He tells me they do accept credit card and it will be $25. I ask for clarification given the listed price online. He says "New policy as of 6 days ago. I'm sick of people arriving late at all hours." Fair enough…but turn off the "Open" sign. I agree to pay it, we're exhausted at this point, and at least the campground has showers.
Some pros: very close to highway
Some cons: very close to the highway and a train track.
The tenting experience: we listening all night to the sound of bug zappers, hourly train whistles, and speeding cars. See the video for reference. The tent sites were flat at least. A basic grill but no picnic table provided. It is probably convenient to have the wifi and laundry on-site, but we wouldn't know because we left as soon as we could after a near sleepless night.
Tent sites and rv sites available!
Tent sites are on a nice large green patch of grass. Park right next to your tent.
The bathrooms are locked for paying campers only and have a sink, shower and toilet. Very clean and nice.
There is also a locked washroom for paying campers to use as well.
The owners live on site and are very friendly and are happy to help with questions!
Very decently priced when all you need is somewhere to set up your tent for the night and get up and go in the morning. Would also be great for staying longer!
Located in the town of Glenn’s ferry but still far enough away from public so you don’t feel like you’re camping in town.
Restuarants, gas stations and a few convenience stores within a 10 minute drive of the campground.
Interesting history is available to see close to the campground as well. Learn about the Oregon trail!