We did come on a weekend and it was packed. We had planned on staying at East lake and ended up snagging the last spot here. Of the major campgrounds around the lake paulina is my least favorite. Great if you are there to fish, nice boat dock area, many of the site are big enough for boats, rvs, trucks. Bring ear plugs if your a light sleeper. Right at dawn all the loud diesel trucks start up and head out to fish. The bathrooms where kept clean and stocked our entire stay. The camp host was helpful and knew the area. There was a shortage of firewood though. This is the one campground that does not have a good swimming area. Kayaking and boating is a great start point. For swimming I would head to little crater day use area or better yet up to east lake it has a better beach. The water is warm and there is so much to do in the area.
East lake is our favorite of the two lakes on newberry volcano. The campsites are nice and big, bathrooms are ok, and it has a better swimming area for kids and family then paulina does. There's a store and a resort on the lake. Lots of hiking trails. It was packed though only downside.
We had plans to dry camp by one of the lakes we use to as kids, but where met with boulders blocking the road in so we wandered down to the park and by the luck of the camping gods the camping full sign was broken so people just kept driving. There where two spots left just enough for our group. We stayed in 2 of the RV spots, they are on the smaller size and I have no idea for the size of the park why there is not more than 7 camp sites in the whole park. The bathrooms and showers are amazingly clean and updated. Nice place for kids to play and so much to do in the area.
We stayed here for a weekend. Nights are cold days are warm. Nice size camp sites some along a very cold creek. Bathrooms eh. Beautiful scenery. Lots of AT&T action. We didn't mind it but some do. It's a popular spot for locals to go and play. Don't forget your discovery passes! Regular patrol for it there even if your not staying in the campground. Fire pits and picnic tables in each site with garbage not to far.
We had kids from 1-10 and they all stayed busy over a 4 day stay. The playground is very nice for all ages. Bathrooms are clean and updated. Easy access to the river and close to Tillamook and all it has to offer. The park host was very nice and helpful and they had lots of dry wood. Lots of fishermen there when we stayed so there is good fishing near by. The campsites are nice and large with picnic table and firepit.
We decided to tag along last minute to Paulina lake. We where able to get in with no reservation. The campground is huge and beautiful. Easy access to the lake. Small hike all over the place. Nice big camp spots. Bathrooms are ok.
We came in the middle of the week to do some fishing and have some family time. The staff at check in where very helpful and helped us change our site when I booked the wrong one. There is a play structure there but it's made for 5 and up not recommended for toddlers. Our campsite was right next to it so it was nice for our oldest. Our site was all sand and we loved it. Our toddler just played and played in it. The campsites are nice and big and private. Bathrooms where we'll kept. There is some nice fishing off the jetty. I caught a monkey faced eel and the hubby caught a black rock bass. Definitely will be returning.
We decided to pack up and go camping with no reservations and where able to snag one of the last sites. It was the middle of a rare northwest heat wave and we had no shade at our site so we spend most of the time down by the river. there where many places to sit in the water and play and it doesn't move to terribly fast. The park, bathrooms and picnic areas all kept in tip top shape. The camp sites all had picnic tables and firepits. Some where very large sites others only big enough for a two person tent. Over all great park!
We have stayed at this campground with our family a few times now and we very much enjoy it. It's an hour drive from our house in portland and though you feel like your out in the middle of the woods your only 10 mins from hood river and most of what it has to offer. It's also right off of the fruit loop so we always enjoy august visits and go fruit picking. The campground is medium size and has a good layout. We loved that there was a security fence up along the river and cliff edge so you can camp with some piece of mind for your little ones. I believe they do have some river sites with access to the river. While the bathrooms are newer they where poorly maintained this late time we went. The men's was completely unusable our intire stay. I'm hoping that it was just a fluke for that weekend. Over all great place to stay if your in the hood river area.
This campground is tucked away in the mt hood forest, with a river that runs along it and a creek that runs through it. The kids had fun exploring in the forest and the creek and riding their bikes. There is a short hike to an old amphitheater that was neat. Some of the campsites are very large while others like our wasn't big enough for our family sized tent. Another con is that much of the park was closed due to falling trees so everyone is in one loop and there was only one bathroom open for a full loop. A line everytime. Nice safe place for your kidos though so we had a wonderful trip with friends.
Even though we went in may it was very busy there, not a lot of privacy from other campers. Nice park for kids to play. The bathrooms are well kept. Host was very nice and they come around a lot if you need wood. I can't say it enough, one of the most beautiful beaches on the oregon coast. We went on a 70 degree weekend with a little shower but when the sun came out it was outstanding. We did not have a chance to do any crabbing or clamming while there but heard it's a great place to.