Driving in (dark), there was puddles everywhere (rainy weather). There was nobody else there but us. For payment wise there’s signs saying to check in but we didn’t and we were fine (didn’t see any signs posting prices or anything) (left before 9:00am) (also this place is located right next to a freeway FYI)
Tight small spots next to the water. Great wildlife viewing. Charge 5 quarters for 5 minute shower additional to cost for night. Wouldn’t want to spend a week here but for one night stop not too bad.
We spent a week Kelly's over the 4th of July holiday weekend and week. Lots of campers in and out, but Kelly brought in plenty of clean port-a-potties and kept them that way all weekend. Showers are old, but warm, and the girls working the crab pit were always happy to serve up some great seafood. Not a remote, quiet place, but that's not it's intention. The view of the bay is lovely, and we could even see a full fireworks show without having to fight traffic.
We wound up camping at Kelly's when all of Portland decided to escape the summer heat and every single campsite that took reservations on the coast was full--and it turned out to be a great option.
Kelly's does not have a campground in the woods feel--it has a camping at a marina feel because that'e exactly what you're doing. There are RV hookups and a dozen or so campsites. Most of the campsites are on the north end of the marina on a grassy area with trees where you can drive up to the site. There are also a few unmarked sites along the water on the south side of the marina by the boat ramp.
Every site has a fire pit and picnic table. There are separate bathrooms and showers for campers with a key code in addition to the marina bathrooms. Campers also have access to the main marina which has a giant fire pit and wifi. We opted to sit around the community fire at night in lieu of building our own.
Tent sites were $30 and we even managed to find a place to hang up the hammock on the sea wall posts.
Want to be near the ocean? Love seafood? Don't care about where camp? Then this place is for you.