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Quick getaway

live in Molalla and this a quick 3 miles down the road. The park is a small county park that has a day use area with group day use site rentals. The day use area is on the banks of the Molalla river. There is a playground for the kids and swimming in the river. The campground is 1 row of (I THINK) about 8 spots nestled along a creek away from the day use area. Lots of trees and grass. Just around the corner down the road is the Shady Dell railroad park that has summer fun for kids and adults to ride trains for a donation. Going the other way you go into the Molalla river corridor that offers fishing and hiking.

Great camping, busy during peak season

Lots to see and do at South Twin Lake. I really enjoyed the hiking trails and exploring. The lake and day use area was very busy at times (very family friendly!) A fun spot to go lay out in the sun, go swimming, or trout fishing!

Great spot for locals!

Fun place to visit if you live in Yamhill County (or even Salem/Keizer area). Especially when you want something close by and need to get out and explore! Pet friendly, great nature walks, and so much to see!

This RV park Does Not Exist ....

I have drove up and down every street in the area and its a Residential area …

Rugged boondocking

Beautiful recitation area… Mostly roadside limited facilities and or services but beautiful area.. large mountain lake tucked into beautiful mountain valleys …windy narrow road a couple state campgrounds and day use areas… limited places to turn around… But well worth the adventure!

City camping ...

More of an Rv park or stop over when traveling… Close to town and lots of amenities

Overnight waterfront ..

Great little spot for a family get together and overnight stay … On the river good fishing… but be aware… current is swift.. swimmers seem to get in trouble every year here ….

Love this campground!

Have stayed4-5 times in the past 2 years… All sites are wooded and private feeling and have room for a tent guest as well .. lots of hiking trails… swimming holes rafting grass areas … definitely one of our favorites!

Great location friendly and clean as a whistle

Great KOA. A little pricey but nice sites. The staff work very hard to make it great! Great views. The showers and bathrooms were always clean. We had nice fires and enjoyed our 10 days there with lots to do nearby. Waldport is okay, Head to Newport for restaurants and stuff.

The staff are badgers unhelpful

The place is gorgeous but you’ll find the owner and staff are awful. Don’t stay here. The best she’s very old and in bad shape so soon somebody will take over this old snot’s business

Nice riverside campground

Nice clean campground. Make sure to say hi to the hosts Floyd and Opal in their big RV. Very friendly. This was Summer 2017.

Sites are pretty close together but very clean, with nice access to the river.

Be sure to head up to Opal Creek for a great hike.

Awesome beaches

Chilly beaches, lovely views

We liked it here.

We stayed here and really enjoyed the proximity to the beach and the views but checked out early due to tent camping and high winds. The spots are larger than other beach side campgrounds we’ve visited. I would come again but probably RV instead of tent camp.

Best swim spot

This is a wonderful place to swim! It is a small campground, but we loved it. Very easy to get to and just a short drive to the coast!

Love this place

Beautiful in the summertime. Great for families. Make sure to pack a swimsuit to play in the water!

Worthy destination

Many amenities, but too few rest rooms. Our site was not large enough to accommodate our trailer and auto. Much construction work going on at main entersnce at the time of our stay. Were short handed several days so convenience store was not able to open. Campsites ok, but close. One way traffic nice.


We’ve been here a few times. It’s aleays very relaxing. The facility is clean, there is a nice workout room, two lodges with store, pool and hot tub and mini golf. Kids enjoyed playing on the playground and walking to beach from trail.

Large and crowded - book in advance

This is a very large campground, with a mixture of RV/Trailer, tent, and yurt sites available, some with hookups. Large campground with a lot of families, etc. so not the quietest spot. But a great stay as it is central to trails and places to see in area. Trail from campground (multiple) lead right to the beach which is awesome. Full bathrooms and water onsite. They also have a little shop with some merchandise and snacks, ice, etc. They have bikes for rent (free i think) for guests there. They also have a free dump site available. This place books quickly so look in advance. I was able to book a spot a few nights before but not for more than a night and ended up moving around to different spots within the campground during my stay. Also good spot to bring dogs.

Quiet and spacious

Tis a narrow campsite between blowout road and Detroit lake. There are several large pads for vehicles, but mainly tent sites, some of which you park near the road and make a short walk in. Not being able to camp near your car may not be a bonus for you, but this helps with the road noise and the sound of your neighbors pulling up in the middle of the night.

Dog friendly, bathrooms, portable water pump. Mainly reserve sites.

Limited, primitive camp sites

House Rock is more primative than the nearby campsites, meaning it has more weeds and less number of sites in comparison. To get to this site you have to drive down long switchback grave roads (follow signs - see photo/video) and there was an odd smell once we reached the bottom bank. We were not sure if it was from the trickle of a creek or the neighbors. I would assume that the trickling is more of a steam in early summer/late spring, so plan your trip early in the season. There is one site that has access to shade and the river, but if you do not get that site you will be baking in the sun by late afternoon.

Meh-La-La State Park, not much to it

Molalla River State Park is located near Canby, Oregon about 2 miles from the Canby Grove Camp that I stayed at for the EEAO conference in Sept18. This park sets on the Molalla River and was once a spot for the Molalla Tribes. This site has bathrooms and reservable picnic areas with a view of the river and boat ramp. Yes, there is a boat ramp but you must be careful because there are ferry lines near the location and the water line runs low mid-summer. There is a nice pet exercise area and trails, but I do not think this lives up to its title as a state park when compared to Silver Falls, Willamette Mission, or Champoeg State Parks within 1-2hrs drive. This appears to be more of a neighborhood park tucked away near residential areas. I advise to travel 20 mins away to Champoeg State Park that has camping and cabins open year round. There was no obvious designated camping at this site.

Tucked away peaceful spot

This camp ground has has spacious sites and room enough at most for an RV pad with a couple of tents. Portable water stations, fire rings, benches/tables and restrooms. Great shower facilities and a beautifully taken care of campground! Dogs welcome.

These sites are reservable, but many are first come first serve.

Large campground with beach access!

Much larger campground with several loops. Very popular for RVs with several camp hosts that patrol frequently. Overall nice spot with lots of amenities available, nice restrooms and showers!

Single loop campground for tent, trailer with yurt or cabin available.

Small, rural campground that is on the Alsea River. There are logging roads for hiking or biking and the river is great for a float. Always a camp host, running water and is very clean.


The campsites here are not as private as some of Oregon’s other campgrounds. That being said, it is a well maintained site that won’t disappoint!


fun off the hwy

ADA access camping sites and great day use area

Yukwah campground is found along hwy 22 East of Salem along the Willamette National Forest in Linn County. Most of the sites along this stretch are first come, first serve walk up sites - but you can reserve by connecting with Linn County Parks and Rec (see photo for info) for $18/night plus $5 additional vehicle fee and reservation fee. This campground has ada access camp sites and tent sites. Most of the RV sites along the Willamette National Forest can be used for tent camping. The day use area at this site is great for swimming, fishing, and possibly a small hike. I advise camping near the day use area (#3) if you have a large family or kids for larger sites and easy access. Yukwah is near wagon wheel bridge with access to trails for those wanting to hike while camping. Vault toilets are available (bring soap) - there are no showers or additional amenities. There is access to potable water at this location.

So much to do once you're there

First and foremost, it's all about the waterfalls - all 10 of them - linked by paved hiking trails. Not a fan of sharing the trail with hikers when on your bike? There are miles of mountain bike trails. Have horses? They have trails too. Big group? Gotcha covered. Need a snack or gift? They're here. The campground is large and well-maintained. Sites are reservable. This is a park for all ages and all seasons.

Perfect location for coastal exploration

Your perfect home-away-from-home to explore all that the central Oregon coast has to offer. Miles of beaches are within walking distance or a short drive. The Oregon Coast Aquarium (fee charged), Hatfield Marine Science Center (free), Rogue Brewing and Distillery, restaurants, shops, and a marina are only a mile or so down the road, all accessible via bicycle path from the campground. Newport has several neighborhoods to explore. Reservations are necessary during the summer. Open year-round. Sites for rv's, trailers, tents, yurters, and large groups Dump station on site. Restrooms with showers. Multiple campground hosts.

Great park and perfect for access to Eugene, OR

I've stayed here a number of times and each time it's a pleasure. Nice big sites, super clean park and facilities and nice staff. I personally stay in all sorts of locations, but usually stop here for a couple of nights to take advantage of the great stores in Eugene to stock up before heading off for more primitive camping. This park is pet friendly with 2 reasonable dog yards and there doesn't seem to be a quantity or breed problem (I'm parked next to a rig with 2 pitbulls, a small mixed breed and 2 cats). Everyone I've encountered in here is super respectful. They also have a small inexpensive laundry. While walking around with my 4 dogs, I noticed they have Tepees for rent also. I always feel safe and comfortable when I stay here. The only downside is that it's right off I-5 so lots of freeway noise.