The website was not kidding about not following the directions through Google Maps. The last 9 miles to the resort was really trying - the roads were narrow, twisty and winding. If you are probe to car-sickness, go slow. I took extra precaution and dabbed essential oils on myself and my children.
Our pull-through site was in the Upper Marina, #22. If you have an extra canopy for camping, I'd suggest you bring it. It got really HOT when we were there. The good news is once the sun sets behind the trees, around 6pm, it makes eating dinner at the picnic table so comfortable and cooling.
My husband and children perused the bathroom/shower facilities which was just across from our campsite. He said it was spacious - a shower + private bathroom + sink setup and wide enough for a family.
Access to the swimming beach/boat launch is just a short 3 minutes walk. You just have to exercise caution because you will be crossing a main road (cars and big logging trucks rumble along often enough during the week).
The swimming (sandy) beach is cosy (read: tiny). There are no lifeguards on duty but enough trees offering shade for parents/families to sit back and keep watch.
You would have to drive back 5 minutes down the road to visit the Lodge for supplies or ice. The Lodge also provides some light refreshments* (deli sandwiches and ice-cream).
Our site offered full hook-ups including cable (limited channels). WIFI* was a disappointment though - we had to create an account for a complimentary hour of WIFI usage every day. Together with the zero cell reception, it renders us completely off the grid. It's great really to totally relax your mind and body but it is worrisome for that what-if's scenarios.
*Ice-cream was very pricey for the single not-generous scoop in a plastic cup that we bought for each of us. Because of the steep prices and WIFI availability (you have to pay if you want to get connected), I could only give a rating of 3.5/5 stars.
Otherwise, we had a great time at the RV resort. The sites are appealing for huge family reunion (we witnessed such a reunion during our trip). We will be back! 😊
We are a family of 4 (2 young boys with no pets). We traveled with a travel trailer.
This RV park was our pitstop on the way to the Oregon coast.
We had booked a pull-through site (#C01) for our 23-ft travel trailer. Checking-in was a breeze and Chelsea was very helpful. The main reception area was air-conditioned and provided a cooling, instant relief from the hot sun. There were complimentary coffee and tea available if guests wanted any and firewood, bags of ice or ice-cream bars to purchase if needed. She even mentioned laundry facilities were available too if we needed it.
We didn't explore the surroundings but noticed that a lot of campers went fishing at the little fishing spot across from our site. There's also Rogue Valley Family Fun Center down the road with go-kart, miniature golf, etc to entertain the young ones.
Showers were clean and accessible via a 4-digit code.
Overall, we were very happy with the location and quality of the park. We will definitely be coming back.
We have camped at Moonshine with our group of friends for 2 years now.
We loved this campsite because it has a great swimming hole for the kids to swim in, and grassy areas for the kids to throw a football and run around on.
The park is secluded so there is no cell service. You will have to drive to the nearest town to get cell reception.
No store on campground so again, Siletz ia nearby if you need extra ice or drinks.
The only thing we did not like about Moonshine is the coin-operated showers (quarters only). And the showers are only open from 8am to 8pm. We missed the cut-off time one night during summer because it took us longer to clean up after dinner.
Otherwise, the showers and restroom are clean.
If you camp during summer, it's best to bring a canopy because it does get pretty hot at campsite.
The campsite is well-maintained and the camp host is very nice and friendly.
You'd have to be really careful when choosing a campsite because of the size of tent pads, etc. A newbie to camping may overlook that important detail and arrive to a site with barely space for tent, closeness of tent to firepit, etc.
The campground is pretty popular in the Coast so during peak seasons, it will get crowded.
The bathrooms are great and clean - showers are free and open all night. There is a toilet in the bathroom so it was great for families who … multi-task (shower a kid while emptying bladders separately).
Our boys, aged 8 and 6, enjoyed the playground within the campground. The roads are paved so they were able to ride their bikes around the connected loops.
Bring a tent broom because there are pine trees everywhere! You may need to sweep before and after setting up your tent.
We tent-camped and drove an SUV.