We stayed here at the recommendation of a friend—2 nights. Very clean bathrooms and unlimited showers. We stayed in a tenting site, with our mini Meerkat trailer, off the grid. Lots of bold chipmunks. Near the junction to go to Crater Lake, which we did as a day trip, about 45 minutes each way. Small grocery store in nearby Chiloquin. The campground is near the highway, and you can hear traffic occasionally, but there are a number of hiking trails (easy) and you can get down to the cold, clear river.
Great park not too far off the highway, only complaint is that the sites are slightly too close together. The staff are very nice and the bathrooms are very clean.
A very fun campground that only seems to be busy around the summer months. Bathrooms are nice and campsites include a fire pit and picnic bench. People seemed to be very friendly and social. Nearby is the logging museum which is free to the public and open regular hours.
Really nice park off of hwy 97. It has a neat museum and the facilities were clean. There is a neat clear creek is just down the road and has trails to explore. There were people kayaking on the creek. Lots of places available to park and it was a little crowded but still a nice park.
We felt our campsite was plenty big enough for our 30 ft. trailer, chairs, dog, and equipment. The chipmunks are everywhere and will steal food. Our dog was quite annoyed.
Follow the walking trail to the logging museum. Logging equipment, buildings, train cars (all outdoors) with guided tours and a gift shop. The nearby river is small and beautiful.
This campground is beautiful! Walking distance to the river and logging museum. Logging museum is huge and worth a visit. River is clear and beautiful. Sites are clean and nice. Tent and RV sires available. Beware of the Chipmunks! They are everywhere and for some reason people life the goods to protect their cars. Some spaces can be tricky for large RVs.
Collier State Park is a typically nice Oregon State park, with the benefit that there's often spaces open only a few days out that you can book online and just 30 miles from Crater Lake. There's enough to keep kids busy for a day or so, including the free logging museum across the road. Clean bathrooms and showers and tons of rangers/employees getting sites ready, picking up litter etc. Prices were great, just $19 for tent sites and $29 for a full RV hook-up, including a few pull-through spots, plus flush toilets and showers. On our recent road trip in a 32-foot RV, this was probably the best deal of anywhere we went. For a state park, though, spots were right on top of each other, with very little in terms of privacy.
- Nice, well maintained facilities
- Good deal, especially for RVs with hook-ups.
- Spots felt very crowded and on top of each other.
- Horrible mosquitoes kept us inside the RV in the evening.
Very well maintained camp, with friendly helpful host! Even with a spot very near the restrooms it was rather quiet and peaceful. Showers were nice and hot and the shower area and bathroom provided a plug which was nice to quickly blow dry my hair. The logging museum was a pretty walk across the river and very interesting. At &T phone service was spotty, though enough to keep in contact with loved ones and for emergencies. Stayed only one night, tent camping.
Nice classic Oregon state park with all the requisite facilities of electric hook-ups, RV dump station, ranger programs. Amphitheater and showers. Camp sites a little on top of each other, especially in comparison to the nearby Williamson River Campground, but still a very nice and popular camp site near Crater Lake and Klamath Falls.
Across the highway there's the "Collier State Park Logging Museum" which we didn't get a chance to get to but looked like a lot of fun.
Ranger review: Leatherman OHT at Collier Memorial State park , Or.
Collier State park is located off of Hwy 97 about 20 miles north of Klamath falls and approximately 25 miles from the southeast entrance of Crater Lake N.P.
This campground is moderately sized with about 40 hookup sites and 20 tent only sites. The tent sites were $19 and the rv $22. It is set into the woods a bit off of the Hwy, but unfortunately you can still hear the Hwy noise (Jake brakes), even at night. There were also a couple trains that came nearby at night and a few planes as well. I stayed Friday through Sunday, so these issues may increase during the week. Not a huge deal, unless you are looking for a more remote campground with peace and quiet.
I stayed @ site A25 on the inner ring. I suggest trying to get a site on the outer ring. Some of those are just off the river with private trail access. The inner sites don't allow for as much privacy and are very close the bathrooms.
Down the easy 1mi. trail along the spring creek, they have a super cool old pioneer village and lumber museum. It's full of olde tyme cabins and era timber industry tools and equipment. They even offer a wagon ride pulled by an old Cat-30, for free, and in June they do a reenactment of the time period in costume and all.
Collier also offers many programs to keep the youngens and young at heart busy, very family friendly. There was wood sales, potable water pumps and clean, HOT powerful showers as well.
As a ranger I get to test products from time to time and give my feedback. This is my review of the #Leatherman OHT.
This tool is great!!
It has all of the secondary tools that my Swiss army doesn't, allowing me to be prepared for whatever comes. It has a nice retractable design, instead of the old fold style Leatherman, which allows for easy one handed operation.
The pliers have a spring load so it is easy on the palms. I used them to fix the zipper pull on my backpack, worked well.
You do not need to open the main tool to use the secondary. This makes for a great handle on any of the tools you are using.
All the blades are made with 420HC stainless steel, and are super sharp. I have used it to cut sticks to size with the saw, and widdle/ sharpen sticks with the standard blade, it keeps an edge nicely. I didn't get a chance to use the wire cutters, but it has hard and soft wire cutters and they are replaceable. It also comes with Phillips and flathead screwdrivers, seatbelt cutter and can opener.
I highly recommend this specific Leatherman as it has many of the tools any average or pro camper would need.
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