Blaine B.

The Dyrt Pro

Portland, OR

Joined June 2020

I love exploring the great outdoors with my wife and son in our 2002 VW Eurovan Weekender! We love Oregon!

Truly Paradise

Great, big, private campsites, with many right on the McKenzie. We loved this campground. Right on the McKenzie River Trail too.

Best Campground on the OR Coast

We loved this campground! We had a reservation the first night back in the trees, but then got a bluff spot for the two following nights. Amazing views, sounds of the ocean, mist. It was truly amazing. Close to Yachats which was a super cute town, and Thor’s Well wasn’t too far either. Loved it!

Great Escape!

Great setting right in the Deschutes! We loved the scenery here and proximity to the river. We stayed two nights, which was perfect. Not a lot here to do other than swimming, hiking, and fishing. We’ll be back for another quick stay. The only drawback was the proximity to the train, which passes by regularly and is pretty loud.

Paradise in Eastern Oregon

The best state park we’ve visited, and we’ve been to many! Right on the lake, close to the tram and hiking, and close to the town of Joseph. We loved it here! The only regret was not staying longer.

Beach, History, and Huge Campground

We had an awesome 3 night stay at Fort Stevens! We were able to walk to the beach and see the famous ship wreck. Our campsite was small, but we enjoyed it. We loved exploring the state park. We visited the military fort, which had so much history. We would definitely stay here again, just not in June. The mosquitoes were ferocious.

Couldn’t Find Campground

We tried to find this campground, but we couldn’t find it. I don’t think it exists any longer :(

Great RV park, right on Hood Canal

Great location on Hood Canal. Access to so much great scenery, hiking, and nature. We loved visiting Hama Hama oyster farm just up the road.

This is a nice resort with everything you need.

Great Spot near Hood Canal and Olympic National Park

Great central location near the Hood Canal and Olympic National Park. The campground is right next to the Dosewallips River too. Super pretty. We enjoyed the open layout of the campground. Our son was able to ride his bike and run around the grounds while easily staying in our sights.

We did the Steamy Donkey trail, which was a nice forested trail out of camp. We also visited Hama Hama Oysters. Loved this. We had a great time here.

Gem of Oregon State Parks

Wow! Wonderful wooded campground with trails and creeks throughout. Let’s be honest though, you come here for the hiking! Waterfalls galore and these are some of the best I’ve seen. Both South and North falls you can walk behind. Amazing.

First to Review
Glamping Perfection! Great Family Stay!

Wonderful stay! Gracious, welcoming hosts! Privacy! Turn key camping! Farm Animals! Clean! Proximity to Portland! This place is great!

The Details: This was our first glamping trip and we booked via Tentrr. Our site had a large canvas tent with all the comforts of home: queen bed, heater, water, seating, a desk, WiFi, and even a front porch with two Adirondack chairs. We also added a second tent (large dome tent) for our friends and their two kids to stay in.

There is an awesome, covered kitchen area with three burner propane stove, kitchen sink, prep station, picnic table, food storage bin, soap and hand sanitizer, and more. We brought our camping supplies for cooking, and didn’t need most of them.

The fire area was one of our favorite areas. Lots of seating, bev holders, firewood and tools (Hatcher, fire starter etc), and even a citronella plant. We didn’t see a single mosquito while we were there.

The Loo is amazing! SUPER clean and creative. It has a clean and non-smelly compostable toilet, hand washing area, and very creative/useful shower. The shower worked so well and was unexpected!

For kids: you’re basically camping next to a pet zoo! We had a farm tour by our wonderful hosts (Lisa and Bonnie). The kids got to feed alpacas, goats, ducks, and even Jack-Jack the donkey! This was the highlight for the kids! The kids also loved the playground on site too.

We got some great hiking in on the Lewis River too. About 15 minutes for our site are Moultain, Lucia, and Yacolt Creek Falls.

This was truly “turn key” camping. We appreciated the less time setting up and more time enjoying the outdoors that this place offers.

Definitely stay here! You’ll love it!

A Gem on the Beautiful McKenzie River

Belknap is a special place. It straddles the beautiful McKenzie River and natural hot springs. The hot springs are pumped into two commercial sized in-ground pools which are perfect for soaking. This is our favorite thing about this place. Belknap is also close to great hiking and mountain biking - the McKenzie River trail goes right by and Blue Pool, and Koosah and Sahalie Falls are a short drive away.

Belknap is much more of a rustic resort than a campground, but it does offer walk-in camping. With cabins and many RV spots it definitely caters to these folks, but offers something for everyone. The grounds our well manicured and don’t forget to check out the secret garden by crossing the foot bridge by the lodge to meander into a wonderful garden area.

Oysters! Hiking! Creek Side Sites

We loved this spot! A quick walk from camp and your picking oysters from Hood Canal. Amazing! The swimming was great too. We also hiked the trail out of camp which was a pretty, wooded trail. The sites at this campground are great too. Lots of space and many butt up to the creek.

Busy Campground - Scenic Area

I’m in between a 3 and 4 at star review for Potlatch. It’s a nice, wooded campground, but nothing too special. The park staff were super nice and helpful. The bathrooms and showers couldn’t have been cleaner. This campground felt crowded and busy. On Saturday night some sites had a dozen people or more. We lucked out and got site 92, which is way in the back and the most private in the campground. We enjoyed our two nights here, but won’t likely stay here again. We will definitely be back to Hood Canal, which we fell in love with.

Close to Hurricane Ridge

This campground is large, forested, and had private sites. We were able to get a site on a Friday by arriving before noon. Note: this is inside the ONP, and you’ll need to pay to enter the national park. The draw for this campground is the proximity to Port Angeles and more importantly Hurricane Ridge. We stayed one night here and got an early start on Hurricane Ridge the following morning. It worked out great for us.

Beautiful Lake - Average Campground

Fairholme sits above Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park. The lake is a clear, deep blue lake. So pretty. The campground sits on the side of a hill, so if you’re in an RV, van, or tent trailer, bring your levelers. The sites for camping are awesome…some are right on the lake. All the other sites are up on the hill, forested, with no views of the lake. All sites are a short walk to the lake though, which was nice. We stayed one night here. We stayed on Thursday and were able to get a spot by arriving at 11:30 am.

Quintessential ONP!

Right in the middle of the rain forest and near hot springs and a water fall. This campground was another in Olympic National Park that is so special! It’s one of 3 campgrounds in ONP that you can get a reservation, so be sure to get one unless you’re arriving on a weekday.

Can’t Ask for More

We were lucky to get a spot without having a reservation (on a Tuesday). We checked in at the front desk by 11:00 am and got on the wait list. This campground has so many amazing campsites…especially those on the bluff, overlooking the ocean. Some of the best camping I’ve ever seen. Our site (A51) was in the forested area of the campground, so it was super private, and also close to the beach. This stretch of beach is awesome and fairly close to Ruby Beach, which we checked out one day. We loved our two days here

Million Dollar Views - Close to your Neighbors

We loved the view of the ocean and proximity to the beach, but we’ve not stay at many campgrounds where we were so close to our neighbors. At times it felt difficult to socially distance…spots are that close. The views and beach make up for it though. We spent all our time on the beach so it was great.

Amazing Beach! Basic Campground. Great stopping point before ONP

We had a reservation to stay here, which was strategic to get us close to Olympic National Park, which is mostly first come first serve. We were pleasantly surprised that this campground was overlooking an awesome stretch of beach. Very basic campsites, geared more for RV camping …nothing too special which is the reason for 4 stars, instead of 5. We would stay here again.

One of the best!

Lowers Falls blew us away! We stayed two nights on the upper loop (site #34). This place has it all. It’s very close to hiking trails, the Lewis River, and the Lower Falls. The falls are stunning - pictures really don’t do it justice. We were also pleasantly surprised there were zero bugs or animals scavenging for food. The bathrooms are vault toilets, but weren’t bad at all (for vault toilets). We brought our own water, but learned from the Ranger that the water here is potable.

We spent days on the river in the sun. It was truly amazing. The water is cold, clear, and so refreshing. We will be back again!