My wife and two Boston Terriers had a blast here, but the place is a little cramped and crowded. Amazing sandy beach is nearby to the campsites, although the way down to the beach might be a little steep for folks with mobility issues. Having firewood and ice for purchase in the park is nice and we were able to spend our whole weekend in the park without leaving for supplies. We were just looking for a place to sleep while spending our days on the beach and it's perfect for that. Not much else to do in the park, but fantastic location for getting to other spots nearby - Newport, Yaquina Head Natural Area, and a plethora of other small wayside parks are all a short drive away.
The campground has some nice amenities - a short walk from your campsite to trash, recycling, water, bathrooms, and the beach. There are on site staff ready to answer your questions. They also have a doggy bag spot where you can dispose of dog waste and pick up a new bag if needed. There’s a short trail that follows the creek. Overall it’s a good campsite but lacks any privacy or seclusion from other campers.
Our campsite had a lot of room and was a short walk over to the beach. Our particular site (A07) was conveniently located by the restrooms/showers. The shower room was decent. There were quite a few people there out and about having fun, but everyone had their own space, and it wasn’t particularly noisy. It was also just an 8 minute drive down to the local town. The campsite was well kept and the workers there that day were incredibly nice.
Great campground, hidden from the ocean winds but just a short walk onto the beach. We had the river right behind the site, and it was so peaceful! Right at the beach, close to Newport and TONS of stuff to do there. Very relaxing atmosphere.
This campground has easy access to the beach as well as a great playground for kids. There are clean facilities and great areas to bike with littles around camp. The combination of the river, ocean, and trees makes for a wonderful getaway. The only drawback is it can get crowded.
I could explore here for days. Beautiful sights, lots of fun for the kids. Cool shop. Will stay here again.
4 1/2 stars for this sprawling, accessible campground, easy to find and close to so many things Shangra-La-ish about Newport and the Oregon Coast. There's a bit of a family vibe, a noisier community thing sometimes…. Keep in mind that there are over 250 campsites, sites for hikers, 3 count 'em 3 group sites, a yurt shire near the water, a playground and amphitheater…something for everyone within and without. The beach here is large, so you can join the crowd or get away from it all. Just south you've got incredible Newport with the aquarium, Yaquina Bay, the Sylvia Beach Hotel with each room themed after an author and always open for tours, the Cooper Ridge Nature Trail (pictured) and so much more. It's right off Hwy 101, but the ocean waves and large campground size make up for the highway noise. This will definitely stay in our open-all-year bank of goodies.
Very close to the beach, but also has some highway noise. Seems likemoere of an RV spot but there are tent spots as well as yurts available. Really cool bridge right next to the campground on the way to the beach!
Me and my family have stayed here twice now. Once as a group and once for my honeymoon. It has a beautiful beach that goes on forever. The ocean is cold but it's Oregon. The campground is large and semi privet. They have flush toilets and free showers. They have a great Jr ranger program and fun ranger led movies and programs on the weekend. There is a large visitor center with free coffee and games.
I have been to this State park many times in the past, stayed in a yurt as well as a few of the tent sites. This park Is very family oriented and also has a group area. The beach is right around the corner from the grounds under a sweet hwy 101 bridge. This does create some traffic noise during the day, but always calms at night, allowing the sounds of the waves to lull you to sleep. They have nice clean restroom facilities with showers and onsite potable water as well as wood sales. It is located just off hwy 101 past Newport, Or. It tends to be busy in the summer, so book early and expect kids running around having fun. They also have a visitor center with literature on local points of interest.
- proximity to beach
- Sunsets under the bridge
- Lots of campsites and yurt
- Proximity to hwy
- Busy in summer