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I don’t have a horse

I don’t have a horse but I still stayed here! We were in the area, struggling to find a place to camp. After 7 pm, the campground let us set up camp in an empty equestrian campsite. Unique experience!

So nice, I went twice

Very fun Campground. Around so many cool things to see and do. I love the Oregon coast, this is a must stop when in the area

Camping checklist

The perfect place to make sure you have everything in order before heading halfway across the state to find out you forgot to pack the new campfire spatula you bought at the end of the year last year! Cabins, hike in tent/hammock sites, RV sites, they have it all! They even provide wheel barrows to haul stuff in to the hike-in sites!

Good for RVs

This is a nice small campground right off the main road. You can see cars go by and see neighboring houses from many camp spots. Might be ok for a stop in between for a night but if you are looking for an away from it all campground this isn’t it. It is clean, has restrooms and showers, small playground and all sites have electric it seems.

Pay an extra $5 transaction fee if you didn’t reserve your spot and you can only stay one night if no reservations.

Beautiful park

A great place to camp with the familyin tents or an rv, groups, rent a cabin or hold an event like a wedding. Bring your horses and ride the trails and stay at the horse camp.

Tent and two RV sites are on the first right turn and there is even a stream to play at. Cabins are the first left turn and each has a cute porch swing. Adirondacks are all over and great for scouts to group camp.

The lower bathroom is old and needs updated. The showers are free but the water just sprays everywhere and you have to keep pushing the button for more water. The upper bathrooms are amazing and worth the walk near the horse camp. The tent loop only has a porta potty but it doesn’t stink.

If you do not reserve your spots you can only stay one night and there is an additional $5 transaction fee to pay on site.

Oh and there is no map at the beginning but if you go to the horse camp there is a full map.

Sprint and Verizon have no signal for sure and no Wi-fi is available.

Big place, big fun

This is a really fun place and so many things to do you need more than a weekend, bike trails , battery’s, lake, beach, fishing,,,,a must do for campers

Nice park

Bathroom facilities were clean, pool was clean had a bunch of activities for kids to do my daughter loved it. The staff was not the friendliest but not a bad park we stayed at a site near the end and you could smell the sewage area so that wasn’t too much fun but all in all it was a pretty fun place to stay.

One of my favorites

We just got back from our week long camping trip and like always it was fun. We have been there multiple times, it’s one of my favorites. So much for kids to do from exploring, riding bikes, fishing and going to the amphitheater for some stories. Campsites size very depending on loop. I recommended being prepared for any type of weather rain or shine. Showers are nice with single rooms. Not in every loop though. No outhouses, bathrooms are ok. Campground not right on beach but close enough to ride bike or drive. You are close to a Fred Meyer store in case you forget something. Overall great campground.

Quintessential Ocean Front Campground

After visiting several Oregon Coast state parks and campgrounds, I must say that this campground is in its own class in terms of scenic beauty and accessibility to the beach, which is linked by several hiking trails, including the famous Cape Lookout trail that takes one to the tip of the peninsula for great whale watching, a seasonal waterfall, and fun small coves unveiled during lower tide.  

We did not stay within the campsite, however walking through it we were impressed by the relative peace and quiet even during the summer, the number of campgrounds more secluded in the interior areas and those that neighbored majestic old-growth fir trees.  We would definitely want to return and stay in one of the few highly coveted cabins that are on the north end of the state park.  From the exterior, they appear to have ample front porches for barbeques with family and friends, and each cabin is strategically spaced to allow for maximum views.

Whenever we have tried booking a campsite it has been a challenge due to its popularity, so doing so well in advance is advised!

Awesome campground

If your looking for a campground that isn’t over run and up in the mountains this one is for you. Great size sites , 2 sites are reservable others are first come first serve. Great little lake for canoeing or kayaking. Little fishing docs located at several areas around the lake.

Noisy and dusty

While there is no park host, the campgrounds are pretty close to the road. With that, there is plenty of road noise and the trail down to the river goes right through 4 campsites so privacy is minimal.

There is a Karen on every loop.

Way to big, isn’t much like camping, spots are small, all you can hear is people even into the late night. You know it’s bad when you drive down the lane and you see dish network satellites lining the road…

A nice quiet place

It's basically a few tent spots right off the road you can pull up to with your car. No amenities besides a vault toilet and no fee. Nothing fancy, but really beautiful, clean, nice rangers, and not busy at all. Get ready to dodge loads of potholes and deer as you travel up the gravel roads to get here, though

ALSO we had full data and cell service!

Private spot

Very out there and secluded

Easy beach access

Clean bathrooms with free showers. Short walk to beach with a view of the lighthouse. Hand dryers in bathrooms are very noisy. Recommend a site not right next to the bathroom.

Perfect taste of Oregon coast
  • Campsites are fairly close together but we didn't mind! The campground was full for July 4 weekend, yet not too loud and facilities weren't crowded
  • Free, very private showers! Soap in the bathrooms! Super nice and clean! 
  • Steps away from a beautiful, expansive beach
  • Do the Cape Lookout peninsula hike! Gorgeous views without great effort. Lots of tree roots that will tire your feet but not a strenous hike overall: ~5 miles roundtrip 
  • Perfect taste of the breathtaking Oregon coast
Easy beach campground

There is not a lot of privacy, as the spots are close together, but this is still one of our favorite places.

The yurts are great for months where weather is unsure.

You are located close to town and good grocery/coffee shops/bakeries.

And the beach access is super close.

Nicest private park we’ve ever stayed at

Aaron and wife have done a tremendous job of revamping this camp.  Clean and up to date facilities, gorgeous community outdoor kitchen, full rev hook ups, easy walk to ocean beach, local musicians weekends.  Best place to stay in Long Beach.

Beautiful Forest surrounding small lake

This was a last minute find for us on the 4th of July.  There were a few sites left for us to choose from.  The sites are not numbered but are designated by a rock ringed fire pit. We hammock camp and there are plenty of sites with trees positioned perfectly for hanging the hammocks.  The lake is small but very beautiful.  We did bring our kayaks but didn't launch them.  There is a launching area but it's pretty mucky and there are a lot of downed trees in the water.  I only saw one really great beach area to pull up to but it was already claimed by another small boat.  There are trails all over leading from the campsites to the lake and around it.  We also met other campers that had hiked a trail from Hebo lake to South Lake which was about a 7 mile hike for them.

We will go back and try out South Lake again in the other seasons.

Perfect weekend getaway

This is a large campground. We went on July 3rd-4th and the campground was about 3/4 full. No neighbors in the campsite next to us or across from us which made it quite quiet. 

A quick hour and 45 minutes from Portland, about 2 miles outside Rockaway Beach. The fire pits were in immaculate condition and the dinner we cooked over it was very yummy. There is a general store just off the campground boundaries in case you forget some things.

The only reason that isn't getting a full five stars is because you have to pay to take a shower. It's not really THAT big of a deal, and it's only 50 cents; I just wish they would've mentioned it on the website. I will absolutely return to this campground.

Pretty campground / HORRIBLE experience!

The campground is beautiful, but our experience was HORRIBLE! Oh, and campsites are$20 a night now, and it's quite a ways in, down a very poorly kept, narrow, windy road, followed by gravel road at the end, and no cell service. 

Anyway… Every campground on the planet uses a piece of paper with a name and date on it to reserve camp sites, and everyone who has ever camped knows this, except people who camp or host at Nehalem Falls Campground. They don't take reservations, it's first come first served, and it takes a good 30 minutes to get there and back from Manzanita. So we drove all the way there in the morning for the sole purpose of securing a site for the night, picked a site, paid for it, put my proof of purchase in the clip on the site we chose, spoke with Cindy, the camp host both on the way in and on the way out, which was less than 5 minutes between, and even told her which site we had picked and paid for… only to return later to find our site OCCUPIED!!! 

The host Cindy said"it's because you didn't leave anything there". Uh yeah I did, I left my PROOF OF PURCHASE!!!!! SO RUDE! 

So we picked another site, which we actually ended up liking better than the first, camped, got up the next morning, paid for another night, put proof of purchase on clip AND made a sign out of a paper bag very clearly stating that this was our site for that day through next, put dates, etc in HUGE LETTERS so you could not possibly miss it. Also put a large branch across the front of the camp site entrance with a bright pink bin lid being held up by the branch. We car camp, as in no tent, we sleep in the car, that was literally ALL I HAD that I could"leave behind" while we went to play at the beach, oh except a bag full of magazines for starting a camp fire later. 

Got back that night and once again, someone had STOLEN our spot!!!! I asked them if they had my bin lid, they had no idea what I was talking about. So THE HOST STOLE MY BELONGINGS that I had left there very specifically so that others knew it was NOT available!!!! And IN WRITING no less! So we chose yet another spot which was small, loud, surrounded by people& barking dogs, slept-ISH and left early the next morning NEVER TO RETURN AGAIN. SO UNBELIEVABLY RUDE!!! AND THEIVES to boot! We actually cut our entire trip short and went home because there was nowhere else to camp, because they all fill up month's in advance. 

I wish the state parks were FCFS so you don't have to plan everything two+ months in advance and have zero option of changing plans.

Great place to stay!

Stayed overnight at 21A tent spot which was great! Had WiFi access in a nice secluded area. Has all things needed and beach access is like 10 minutes away! Would stay again and recommend!

Excellent!

Really clean, friendly, and accessible camp site. Offers great RV spots even tho we used the tent spot for one night. Free 24hr access to WiFi, coffee, and bathroom/showers. Definitely recommend!

Consistent

Every time we come here, we know exactly what to expect. Always clean, hasn’t been too crowded when we come and they allow most dogs. (Depending on the breed). Not too far from seaside where there’s plenty of fun to go and have.

The best!

Ten walk in campsites, at the base of one of my favorite mountains (even when foggy!) Wake up and hike to the summit for an incredible sunrise. Bathroom facilities are standard for a trailhead. Spots are secluded and quiet as you are quite far from any main road.

Right on the beach

This campground is in prime location for sunset watching and morning beach walk/runs. It is a very large campsite so do with that what you will. Lots of dogs (that bark quite a bit). But, large spacious sights and facilities.